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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:25:51

Bruce Bilson and Clint Howard join Neal for the last in this series of interviews. I encourage you to go back and listen/watch this series again because the information provided is a treasure for any fan of The Andy Griffith Show.

For those who may not know, Clint played the little cowboy with a peanut butter & jelly sandwich named “Leon” on The Andy Griffith Show and is the younger brother of Ron Howard who played “Opie.”

Bruce Bilson was assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-62 and in this series of podcast episodes we’ll hear Neal Brower’s interview from 2015 when Mr Bilson returned to Mayberry Days to share his knowledge of Mayberry. This part of the interview has amazing information related to The Andy Griffith Show that you do not want to miss. The topics he and Clint will shed light on in this episode are: Ronnie Howard as an actor, listening is important, calling Ronnie to the set, Rance Howard and what he meant to his son’s, Ronnie as a “big brother,” Howard McNear, Hal Smith, and more!

Don’t miss the first series of episodes featuring Neal Brower’s interview with The Andy Griffith Show assistant director Bruce Bilson recorded during “Professor Brower’s Class” at Mayberry Days 2011. If you haven’t heard them, check them out starting with part 1 all the way through to part 4.
(https://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/bruce-bilson/)

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2015.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring Rob Reiner.

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Two Chairs No Waiting
Two Chairs No Waiting

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

Clint Howard joins Neal and Bruce on stage in part 4 of Neal Brower’s amazing interview with Bruce Bilson.

Clint played the little cowboy with a peanut butter & jelly sandwich named “Leon” on The Andy Griffith Show. Clint is also the younger brother of Ron Howard who played “Opie.”

Bruce Bilson was assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-62 and in this series of podcast episodes we’ll hear Neal Brower’s interview from 2015 when Mr Bilson returned to Mayberry Days to share his knowledge of Mayberry. This part of the interview has amazing information related to The Andy Griffith Show that you do not want to miss. The topics he and Clint will shed light on in this episode are: Ronnie Howard as an actor, listening is important, calling Ronnie to the set, Rance Howard and what he meant to his son’s, Ronnie as a “big brother,” Howard McNear, Hal Smith, and more!

Don’t miss the first series of episodes featuring Neal Brower’s interview with The Andy Griffith Show assistant director Bruce Bilson recorded during “Professor Brower’s Class” at Mayberry Days 2011. If you haven’t heard them, check them out starting with part 1 all the way through to part 4.
(https://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/bruce-bilson/)

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2015.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring Paul Hartman.

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Please leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. I wo 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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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #520:
Danny Vinson

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TCNW 519: Bruce Bilson 2015 Interview Part 3

Two Chairs No Waiting
Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:31:57

Part 3 of Neal Brower’s amazing interview with Bruce Bilson is something you do not want to miss.

Bruce Bilson was assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-62 and in this series of podcast episodes we’ll hear Neal Brower’s interview from 2015 when Mr Bilson returned to Mayberry Days to share his knowledge of Mayberry. This part of the interview has amazing information related to The Andy Griffith Show that you do not want to miss. The topics he will shed light on in this episode are: extras, “stand-in”, who is “nice dress Nellie”, and more!

Don’t miss the first series of episodes featuring Neal Brower’s interview with The Andy Griffith Show assistant director Bruce Bilson recorded during “Professor Brower’s Class” at Mayberry Days 2011. If you haven’t heard them, check them out starting with part 1 all the way through to part 4.
(https://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/bruce-bilson/)

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2015.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring Larry Hovis.

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Please leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. I wo 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.

If you use iTunes, please visit the Two Chairs No Waiting page of the iTunes store and leave a review and rating.

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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #519:
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TCNW 518: Bruce Bilson 2015 Interview Part 2

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:37:46

Bruce Bilson was assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-62 and in this series of podcast episodes we’ll hear Neal Brower’s interview from 2015 when Mr Bilson returned to Mayberry Days to share his knowledge of Mayberry. Part of the interview has amazing information related to The Andy Griffith Show that you do not want to miss. The topics he will shed light on are: the filming schedule, set location, 40 acres lot, the logistics of shooting at Desilu Studios and the exterior locations, description of the functions of crew member jobs, day-to-night shooting, and more!

Don’t miss the first series of episodes featuring Neal Brower’s interview with The Andy Griffith Show assistant director Bruce Bilson recorded during “Professor Brower’s Class” at Mayberry Days 2011. If you haven’t heard them, check them out starting with part 1 all the way through to part 4.
(https://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/bruce-bilson/)

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2015.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring George Kennedy.

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Follow Two Chairs No Waiting on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter. I  post Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

Please leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. I wo 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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Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #518:
Danny Vinson

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TCNW 517: Bruce Bilson 2015 Interview Part 1

Two Chairs No Waiting
Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:36:03

Back in January 2016, Two Chairs had an amazing series of episode featuring Neal Brower’s interview with The Andy Griffith Show assistant director Bruce Bilson. That original interview was recorded during “Professor Brower’s Class” at Mayberry Days 2011. If you haven’t heard them, check them out starting with part 1 all the way through to part 4. (https://imayberry.com/podcasts/tag/bruce-bilson/)

Bruce Bilson was assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-62 (I said through 1963 in the episode) and in this series of episodes we’ll hear Neal’s interview from 2015 when Mr Bilson returned to Mayberry Days to share even more of his Mayberry knowledge. This first part of the interview has some amazing stories related to The Andy Griffith Show. The topics he will shed light on are: where and how episodes were made, scripts were refined, and what an amazing team Andy and Don were.

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2015.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring Charlie Ruggles.

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Please leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. I wo 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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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:17

We visited recently with Bruce Bilson during his interview with Neal Brower and it was great. If you missed it, please go back and listen.  As a bonus, I ran across a segment that Bruce did during Col Tim’s that same year.  The information he gave was so good that I really wanted to make sure you had a chance to hear it.  He talks about the schedule that was used to film The Andy Griffith Show and more.

We also will be hearing from Morgan Brittany who was also part of Col Tim’s at Mayberry Days 2011 as a teaser for the next few episodes where we’ll be joining Neal for his interview with her.  Such goings on…such goings on.  Who would have thought so much would be going on here in Mayberry.

Thanks again to Neil and Pat Coleman for the recording used in this episode.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:27:09

The final episode of this four part series featuring Neal Brower’s interview with Bruce Bilson, assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-63.  Mr. Bilson’s knowledge about TAGS and how it was created makes this series of Two Chairs episodes some of the best ever.  Mr. Bilson was there at the creation of the opening credits and for those first several years developing the “feel” of Mayberry.

I recommend watching the video version of this podcast because the clips shown as part of what Mr. Bilson tells us adds a lot to the experience.

This episode we hear about how directors need to know the script better than anyone, Frances Bavier, peeping tom, Barney and the Choir, Andy playing guitar, his thoughts on The Andy Griffith Show from a directors perspective, and more!

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2011.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:29:31

This is the third episode of the four part series with Neal Brower interviewing Bruce Bilson, assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-63.  Mr. Bilson has knowledge about TAGS and how it was made that I’m betting you have never heard.  Mr. Bilson was there at the creation of the filming of opening credits and for those first several years developing the “feel” of Mayberry.

I recommend watching the video version of this podcast because the clips shown as part of what Mr. Bilson tells us adds a lot to the experience.

This episode we hear about extras, stand-ins, filming on location at the lake, definitions of the film crews jobs on set, Franklin Canyon, Desilu Studio stages, what was filmed in each stage, and more.

 

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2011.

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:17

We started this series last week and I’m proud to continue this four part series with Neal Brower interviewing Bruce Bilson, assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-63.  Mr. Bilson has knowledge about TAGS and how it was made that I’m betting you have never heard.  Mr. Bilson was there at the creation of the filming of opening credits and for those first several years developing the “feel” of Mayberry.

I recommend watching the video version of this podcast because the clips shown as part of what Mr. Bilson tells us adds a lot to the experience.

This episode we hear about the laugh track, Andy & Don’s chemistry, Ron Howard & Andy’s relationship,  Bob Sweeney (director), renewly of the series, General Foods, Andy’s memorial bronze moccasin, and directing extras.

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2011.

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Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting 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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Two Chairs No Waiting

Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:32:25

Two Chairs No Waiting has been so fortunate to have permission from Neal Brower to share with you some of the interviews he has done as part of “Professor Brower’s Class” at Mayberry Days.  If you’ve missed them, I would like to encourage you to go back and give them a listen or watch the videos.

This episode of Two Chairs begins a series of interviews by Neal with Bruce Bilson, assistant director of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1960-63.  Mr. Bilson has knowledge about TAGS and how it was made that I’m betting you have never heard.  Mr. Bilson was there at the creation of the filming of opening credits and for those first several years developing the “feel” of Mayberry.

It’s not too often that I recommend watching the video version of this podcast but because of the clips shown in this episode as part of what Mr. Bilson tell us, the video adds a lot to the experience.

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Neil & Pat Coleman from the “Remembering Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC for providing the recording of Professor Brower’s Class from Mayberry Days 2011.

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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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