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TCNW 382: What Keeps Mayberry Alive

Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:14:49

Last episode I asked for you to tell me what it is that keeps Mayberry alive and well in our hearts and minds.  Well, I got a great answer from one of our listeners.  She shared it on the “Who’s Been Messin’ Up the Bulletin Board?” Chapters daily e-mail digest and gave me permission to share it with you.

I’d still like to hear what keeps Mayberry alive for you.  I think all Mayberry fans have thoughts about this and it would be fun to hear your thoughts.

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  • Joseph Carter June 27, 2016, 1:59 pm

    Allen, here is the full-typed version of what I left on your voice mail in a super-fast style!!! I just wanted you to know that I LOVED your last 2 episodes of “Two Chairs, No Waiting” (as I love EVERY one of the episodes!) Here is my writing of why I feel “The Andy Griffith Show” is STILL super-popular to every viewer!
    The Andy Griffith Show is a “Heaven on earth” example of what the perfect life would be. Andy and Barney, or Andy and Don, are the perfect characters to play in a TV show that has every perfect element that is ALL possible! There is no alien that landed from a different plant, there is no “super-cool” guy that can kick a jukebox and make it play. There is no war going on, nor are there any super-wealthy country-folk in Beverly Hills! Every episode…and of course, especially the black and whites, is VERY believable, possible and an absolute “dreamland” to what we live in!

    If there really were a “Mayberry,” exactly like the Mayberry on the Andy Griffith Show, I believe that practically everyone would give ANYTHING, pay ANY amount of money, to get there and live there!!!

    I would give ANYTHING to be in just one scene of The Andy Griffith Show, with Andy and Barney, just to have the feeling of “being in” Mayberry!!!

    The characters, Andy and Barney, as the stars, would be the perfect police department, as well as the best friends that a person could possibly have! Aunt Bea and Opie, in perfect characters, would be just the right people to run into…in Mr. Foley’s grocery! And hopefully, the dogs would not be trying to get the meat in Opie’s wagon! And we could not resist getting a haircut at Floyd’s Barber shop at least every 2 weeks…because we could not stand NOT seeing Floyd and the barber shop gang!!!! If all else failed, w’d go in a play a game of checkers with Judd! If our car needed anything, we would DEFINITELY go to Wally’s Service Station and talk to Gomer or Goober…provided Gomer is home on leave!!! All of the unmentioned characters…each would be a PRICELESS asset to our existence!!! And, lastly, our wives, husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends…would HAVE to go out on a TRIPLE date…with Andy and Helen…and Barney and Thelma Lou!!! We’d have to see what’s playing at The Grand Theater though. Make sure the girls like it!!!

    But, Allen, the Andy Griffith Show is the master-design of a perfect life, a perfect town aaaaaaaaaand the perfect people that would keep our world fun, surprising and never a dull moment!!!

    In our day and time, the shape of the world and country we live in…we can all continue to think, dream and wish…”If there were only a real Mayberry and hope that we will find it some day!!!”

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