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TCNW 697: The Writers

Two Chairs No Waiting
Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:35:32

The writers of The Andy Griffith Show don’t get mentioned as much as the actors but it was they who actually created the characters who Andy, Don and the cast portrayed. Without the writers, we wouldn’t have gotten the stories about baby birds without a mamma, unusual mountain folks, and the many other special folks who live in Mayberry. It was they who created the world in which Barney and Andy lived and made it come to life.

There’s an out of print book called “Inside Mayberry: ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Handbook” by Dan Harrison and Bill Habeeb that gives us an entire chapter on the writers. I’m going to share the insight the Harrison & Habeeb divined in their chapter about “The Writers.” I’ll be doing some reading but hopefully the story told is good enjoy to excuse having the host read to you.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:48

The last few episodes we’ve been talking about things that some of the greatest writers of The Andy Griffith Show took the time to share with fans and I’ve certainly been enjoying celebrating these master writers.  The conversation led one of our Two Chairs No Waiting listeners, Joe Gritton, to write in and share his insightful thoughts about writing.

Long time listeners of Two Chairs may well remember Joe Gritton’s name from previous “flashback” episodes of the podcast written by him that featured lost scenes from The Andy Griffith Show with Floyd the barber and door-to-to salesman Bert Miller.  There are a total of 4 episodes of Two Chairs completely credited to Joe’s writing and while Joe calls himself “The Untrained Voice,” I believe you’ll join me in saying his education is worth every penny.

Be sure to head over and listen to Joe’s “flashback” episodes and I hope you enjoy his comments in this episode.

 

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Two Chairs No Waiting 232: Touch of the Pip

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:02

Back on TCNW #230 I mentioned finding several letters from TAGS writer Harvey Bullock.  Harvey wrote 32 episodes of TAGS and I have several wonderful letters he wrote to me answering questions that fans had asked him and writer Everett Greenbaum.

This episode we’ll find out exactly what is the “pip” and other things like what is Pygmalion and what does it have to do with The Andy Griffith Show.  See….you really do learn things from Mayberry.

I know you’ll enjoy the show.

 

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:20:17

I was going through my collection of Mayberry stuff recently looking for items that might be of interest to fans of The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) when I found several letters from Harvey Bullock.  Fans may already know that Harvey wrote 32 episodes of TAGS.  What you may not know is he was a member in good standing of the “Who’s Been Messin’ Up the Bulletin Board?” (WBMUTBB) Chapter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

As a member of WBMUTBB, Harvey would often see questions related to episodes that he had written and he would offer answers to those question.  At times, the questions were about episodes that fellow writer Everett Greenbaum had written and Harvey would take the time to go see Everett and get the answers from him.

Let’s hear what these wonder writers have to share with us and get some of the back story of Mayberry.

 

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Burke on Mayberry #110 = 2012 Mayberry Days

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In this “Burke on Mayberry” podcast, Dr. Kevin L. Burke discusses the annual fun event known as “Mayberry Days” in Mt. Airy, North Carolina (Andy Griffith’s childhood hometown). “It’s BIG!”

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Two Chairs No Waiting 200: Old Aunt Maria

Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:51

Let’s have a fun time visiting and celebrating the 200th episode of Two Chairs No Waiting!  What better way to have fun than to talk about Ernest T. Bass and his song “Old Aunt Maria.”

We find out where the words to the song came from and what the original name was before it became “Old Aunt Maria.”

Thank you all for being part of 200 episodes of the podcast.  There is so much Mayberry in this world if we just keep looking for it.  Go out there and share the spirit of love which is the real spirit of Mayberry.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:29:48

Two Chairs No WaitingThere was so much information about the connections between Mayberry and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (TGAMC) that it took two episodes of the podcast to cover it all and part 2 is one of the longest episodes ever of Two Chairs No Waiting to fit it all in.

There are about 19 TAGS/TGAMC connections that our crack research staff..okay it was just me but it sounds better to say it was a staff…was able to find.

I hope you’ll enjoy audio clips from TGAMC and the loads of Mayberry fun in this episode of the podcast.

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