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Two Chairs No Waiting 130: From Pine Ridge to Mayberry

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:43

Two Chairs No Waiting

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Opie Cates was on “Lum and Abner” as one of the characters but there are several connections between Pine Ridge, Arkansas and Mayberry, North Carolina.  On Two Chairs No Waiting episode 129 we heard audio of Lum Eddards (played by Chester Lauck) and Abner Peabody (played by Norris Goff) interacting with Opie Taylor’s namesake, Opie Cates, and I’m sure Mayberry fans thought it was interesting but in this episode we’ll go into even greater detail.

Mayberry fans are familiar with Foley’s Market just to opposite side of Floyd’s barber show from the Mayberry Courthouse and with Mr. Foley who ran the store (“Aunt Bee, call the man.”)  By the sixth season of The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Foley had sold out to a new store owner named Mr. Doakes.  You may remember him but you may not if you’re a fan who just doesn’t watch the “color” episode of the series.  If you’re not watching the color episodes, you’re missing out on many great episodes so I encourage you to listen to see what you’re missing.

Back to the connection, on the radio program “Lum and Abner” the two men ran and were co-owners of a store called the Jot ’em Down Store in Pine Ridge, AR.  Well, okay…I’m not going to tell you here because I want to to ‘hear’ the rest of the story on this episode of Two Chairs.

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  • Tim Bradshaw February 16, 2013, 4:54 pm

    Interesting. Opie’s Job was another wonderful episode of TAGS. Pretty neat connections to Lum and Abner. Great detective work Allan. Very Interesting!
    Next time I watch this show, I will have the inside secret. I though I knew a lot of stuff about TAGS but when I get through this semester of the Podcast, I should be about ready for my PhD in Mayberry Culture! Great Podcast. Amazing discovery. By the way, Floyd, do you have a job for me?

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