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I watched 'The Christmas Story' yesterday, my favorite episode. Have you ever noticed that Ben Weaver hauls Sam Muggins into the jailhouse and forces Andy to arrest him for making homemade brew, and that Ben admits he sells spirits in his store--in a dry county?? In quite a few episodes, Andy and Barney are hot on the trail of moonshiners. The Fun Girls mention a cafe by the county line that makes booze available, as though they sneak it in. Yes sir, they're both guilty as all get-out! Lock 'em BOTH up!
But they all fall off the wagon in Season 6 when beer and wine are imbibed in from time to time. Maybe it was that smart guy Frank, episode 2 of Season 6, with his fancy French wine phwee phwee, that led them all astray.
Floyd has a wife named Melba. She props open the cellar door with a gun. Just discovered this in the Quiet Sam episode. But in Season 3 Floyd, that gay deceiver, is on the hunt. Hmmmmm...
Mayberry being Mayberry, I'd rather think that Floyd was widowed by the time he met Madelyn as The Gay Deceiver. Not that we wanted Melba bumped off, but she probably fell down the celler stairs bringing up the preserves.
By the way, Mayor, as we're sure you'll all agree with, Floyd didn't have a gun, but Melba had a pretty handy walking stick, which is what she propped the cellar door open with.
Anyone else ever notice that in Ellie for Council in the opening scene when Ellie says, "Apparently you don't think much of women." Andy says, 'Awwww Eleanor you're taking it personal." I don't believe I ever heard him call her Eleanor in any other episode.
Now that you mention it....
Who else ever called her anything but "Ellie?" You just might have uncovered an Andy one-and-done, David.
Ellie and Andy
Thanks so much, Gary. I have this photo in color, but B&W is how I remember them together. Love it!
I have one: I noticed that after Thomas A. Moody was given the key to the town he shook hands with 5 people but he didnt shake hands with Barney who was standing right there next to him and thats because if he’d stolen Barney’s watch then he wouldnt have had one to show him later up in the hotel room. And whered Barn get thatfancy watch too, with 21 jewels and pure gold band, that pinches your wrist. Or maybe he was just pullin his leg about that, Thomas Moody, aka- Sheldon Davis; known con man thief and cleptaminerac.
Good one Franklin! Your trained noticer award is on the way.