Heard about that mysterious door. I have been working on the front door mail slot that someone reported is not there in every episode. I keep seeing it. Anyone else checking?
Okay, I am no talented noticer like some of you. But in the runaway kid episode, Barney pulls up to Andy's house driving what looks like an old '49 Lincoln. All I know is that Barney never had a car except the one he bought from Murt "Hubcaps" Lesh. That lemon was identified as his first car.
Speaking of cars, in Quiet Sam Andy gets the call and rushes out to the house in the cruiser, then Barney goes later. How did he get there?
And speaking of noticing, the Mayberry Band bus zooms away to he capital, and Andy and Barney are in that bus. So is Floyd, who was as good a deputy sub as he was a trombone player. Not a word was mentioned about who was protecting the township. Fact is, Andy and Barney were away together time and time again. Out of contact at the lake. By the by, they had a police radio in the cruiser in one account plus a base station in the courthouse, yet otherwise Barney bemoaned they had nothing.
Did Sarah work 24 hours a day? Andy called once and told her he was sorry he woke her up.
I think Aunt Bee was the emergency back-up, armed with her wooden spoon. Ouch!
I think in those days, operators slept by the phone, rather at their home or elsewhere. It was like a 24-hour job. Also, If you remember in Quiet Sam, Barney had a possie accompany him out to Sam's and Floyd has a car. Could he have ridden with Floyd?
And they were running the furnace in the summer!
Like Floyd (or was it Calvin Coolidge) says, “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it!” I guess running that furnace would be the wrong thing to do!
Just saw an old-fashioned radiator in the jail. That's a vote for steam heat.
I think it was Ellie Runs For Council, but no matter OR does it matter? Did not see the mail slot, it seems it was an entirely different front door.
I’m trying to add a photo for once, so it may not appear. In the Christmas Story, one can see that the proprietor of the barber shop is Sid Elson.
What was the original barber's name? Great shot of Will Wright here. Thanks, Bernie.
I wonder if that was left over from the 'Gone With the Wind' set.
About street selling. One episode made a fuss about it, the truck farmers who were told to move, no street selling. However, in the Colonel Harvey one, he was never told to get out of town. Of course he had a permit from the county clerk, an option the truck farmers were never given. I won't even bring up Bert Miller (was that his name?) who received all types of sympathy and help selling on the street from Andy.