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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:30

This week is the conclusion of our recording from the 1994 Mayberry Squad Car Rendezvous (I mistakenly said 1993 during the podcast). Counting last weeks episode, we have almost an hour of interviews with Howard Morris, Betty Lynn, and Jean Carson for you to enjoy.  If you haven’t listened to last weeks podcast be sure to go back and give it a listen but you don’t have to listen to them in order.

If you enjoy the interviews, you might want to actually watch the video version of the episodes to be able to see these wonderful stars and feel even more like you were there.  The videos are in the show notes or you can go to our YouTube channel to enjoy the fun.

Below is a list of the questions you’ll hear addressed on this episode.

  • Did any of you get to visit with Hal Smith “Otis” before he passed?
  • When the Darlings played music on the show, was it live?
  • Howard, can you name the bodies of water?
  • How much input did Andy have on the characterization of the parts?
  • Do Daphne and Thelma Lou know how to sew up their fingers like Goober?
  • Howard, do you have a burning desire for Charlene?
  • Barney and Andy finally got mad at the Fun Girls, you said……
  • How did you keep getting out of jail?
  • Do you stay in touch with Joyce Jameson?
  • How many hours a day did you have to rehearse to do a half hour show?
  • Jean, how often do you go back to West Virginia?
  • What was is like to work with Howard “Floyd” McNear?
  • Howard talks about what being on “live” television means.
  • Has there ever been any talk about making a new series of Mayberry?
  • Did any of you take acting lessons?
  • Did you have any idea at the time that you were working on a television classic?
  • What caused the changes in the show after the first season?
  • Betty, on Return to Mayberry there was a scene with Jim Nabors singing that was cut. Why?
  • What can we do about networks/stations cutting parts of the show out for more commercials?
  • Did you do any of the sponsor shots during the series?
  • It’s me, it’s me…it’s Ernest T.

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:34:23

I’ve been going through my old 8mm video tapes and ran across the 1994 Mayberry Squad Car Rendezvous (I mistakenly said 1993 during the podcast).  Finding things like this is like Christmas coming early because this video has almost an hour of interviews with Howard Morris, Betty Lynn, and Jean Carson that, unless you were there, most Mayberry fans will never have heard.

It’s always fun to find things like this to share with you because it’s original content you won’t get anywhere else.  This is part 1 of 2.  Below is a list of the questions you’ll hear addressed on this episode.

  • Favorite Episode?
  • What was Aunt Bee like?
  • Do you ever see/talk to Andy?
  • Howard, how were you chosen to be on The Show of Shows?
  • Do you know Mr. Schwamp’s real name? (Nobody knows his name.)
  • Does Howard have kids/grandkids as wiry as he is?
  • Why did Thelma Lou love Barney?
  • What did Daphnie think about Andy/what attracted her to Andy?
  • Did Richard Linke’s wife play parts on TAGS? (The cast didn’t know but she wasn’t on the show.)
  • Howard, were you a director or an actor first? What did you direct?
  • Do you ever run into the “Darling” clan?
  • Did you enjoy making Return to Mayberry?
  • How is Don Knotts health?
  • Betty, what was Thelma Lou’s occupation?
  • Barney can’t sing….
  • Tim Allen was on an award show and thanked Howard Morris, was that you?
  • Betty, did you ever have a relationship with Don Knotts outside the set?
  • Howard, were you married at the time the shows were being produced?
  • Do you three watch the old episodes?
  • Jean, which role did you like the best? Fun Girl or escaped convict?
  • What’s your favorite episode?
  • Is your personality similar to the character on the show?
  • Did Andy ever ask any of you to be on Matlock?
  • Any contact with Jim Nabors?
  • When Jeff Pruitt came to town looking for a wife we saw a different side of Barney.
  • Could Howard Morris do Ole Aunt Maria?
  • Did you do much improvising during the shows or stay with the script?

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting 252: Listener Feedback 23

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:21:32

It’s time for us to step back and see what you have to say about past episodes. Every week I talk and talk so it’s a real pleasure for me to hear back from you.  Thank you for taking time to give back to the show by providing your feedback.

This episode we hear from folks talking about “Good Old 14-A”, Betty Lynn Interviews, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and more.  We also take a few minutes to remind everyone about the ORIGINAL Mayberry podcast, “Burke On Mayberry,” and his report on the upcoming Mayberry Days festival in Mt. Airy, NC.

Take you shoes off and sit a spell with us and enjoy the show.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:24.10

This episode we conclude our wonderful interview with Betty “Thelma Lou” Lynn as we hear more from her about her amazing career before The Andy Griffith Show.  We also get to hear a bit about her time on TAGS and how much she enjoyed her time on the show.

There is a great story about spending a Halloween evening sitting with Margaret Hamilton reading ghost stories.  I’m sure you’ll remember the BIG role that Margaret played on a little film called “The Wizard of Oz” but if not you’ll know by the time this episode ends.  Another highlight is Betty talking about teaching a dance step to Marilyn Monroe.  There are so many things you will not want to miss so start listening.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:26:18

The celebration began last episode when we matched the episode total of The Andy Griffith Show and continues this week the first part of our interview with Betty Lynn. Mayberry fans know Betty as Thelma Lou but Betty has done so much in her career.

Interviews usually focus on Betty’s experience on The Andy Griffith Show and while that is understandable, I wanted to focus a bit more on things about Betty that you may not have heard.  She was very young when she started in show business. We get to hear about her time as a USO performer, early career in New York, moving to Hollywood with her mom to work for FOX, and so much more.

You will  enjoy this special episode and come back next week for the conclusion of Betty’s interview.

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Two Chairs No Waiting 156: Mayberry Days 2011

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:21:12

Two Chairs No WaitingLet’s talk Mayberry Days!  What’s Mayberry Days?  Oh…if you love, or even enjoy, The Andy Griffith Show you should start now planning a trip to Mt. Airy, NC the last full weekend of September. That’s where you’ll find an entire town filled with Mayberry fans and folks you’ll want to get to know.

I’ve been going every year since 1993 and I’ll tell you that every year it seems to be more fun than the last.  It isn’t just the Mayberry aspects of the event either. The fans you meet there are the salt of the world and getting to visit with them…well, it’s something special.

This episode also marks the end of my 3rd year of podcasting here at Two Chairs No Waiting.

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Two Chairs No Waiting 151: Betty Lynn

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:16:02

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This episode we’re going to celebrate Betty Lynn’s 85th birthday.  Why, you may ask?  Well, the day I’m recording is August 29, 2011 which just happens to be Betty’s birthday and I though it would be fitting to tell “Thelma Lou” we all said “hey” on this, her special day.

The interview with Betty can be found on YouTube and was done several years ago at Mayberry Days by “Charles.”  I don’t know Charles who but hopefully somebody listening to Two Chairs will be able to let us know so I can give proper credit.

Born Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn on August 29, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri, Betty began acting in radio. She was later discovered in a Broadway production and signed to 20th Century Fox. She made her film debut in the 1948 film Sitting Pretty opposite Robert Young. That same year, she appeared in June Bride with Bette Davis followed by roles in Mother Is a Freshman (1949), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), and Payment on Demand (1951).

In the 1953-1954 television season, Betty was cast as June Wallace, the fictitious sister-in-law of the Ray Bolger character in the ABC sitcom Where’s Raymond?

After guest starring on various television series Betty won the role of Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show. She portrayed the role regularly from 1961 until 1965 and made a final guest appearance in one episode during the sixth season(1965–1966).

Following the end of The Andy Griffith Show, Betty continued appearing in various television and film roles. In 1986, she reprised the role of Thelma Lou in the reunion television movie Return to Mayberry in which Thelma Lou and Barney Fife were finally married. In 2006, Lynn retired from acting and relocated to Mount Airy, North Carolina, the hometown of Andy Griffith and the town on which Mayberry was loosely based.

Betty Lynn currently makes monthly appearances at the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy to sign autographs and meet with her fans.

Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting all kinds of Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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  • Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) from the Andy Griffith Show (YouTube) – Interview with Betty Lynn best known as Thelma Lou from The Andy Griffith Show. Recorded at “Mayberry Days” in Mount Airy, NC. Produced by Jimmy Wentz.
  • Betty Lynn (From Wikipedia) – Much of the show notes came from this article.
  • Andy Griffith Museum – The museum opened on September 26, 2009 with an official ribbon cutting during the 20th celebration of Mayberry Days. The items on display have been collected over nearly a lifetime by Emmett Forrest, who grew up in Mount Airy with Andy Griffith.
  • Andy Griffith Museum (Follow on Facebook)

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