In the episode, “The Governor”... Otis comes in and asks Doran extra pillow or blanket (so he has time to dump his moonshine in the water crock. Barney steps out of the picture toward the back room and IMMEDIATELY you hear a door open and close! There IS NO Door to the back room. Makes ya think!
Good one, Colonel. Also, didn’t Opie let the unselfish dogs out to play through the non-existent back door in “Dogs, Dogs, Dogs”?
Right, if not a back door, at least side door. The dogs, for one example, and also recaptured bad guys hauled inside through that door we never quite see.
There is a door going outside, but you are right, no reason to hear a door.
While back on this topic of noticing. In Barney Buys a Car, they are taking it back to Mt. Pilot on a dirt road. It's the '60s, mind you all, and Mt. Pilot is "the big city." A dirt road ???
About the courthouse 'back room'....
We never saw a bathroom in the courthouse, but common sense tells us there HAD to be one back there. (We never saw an outhouse.) The back door was there, like Gary said. We saw it when Gomer was on the roof as a lookout, when Andy and Barney exited out it. Maybe there was a small closet with a door, Colonel Harvey; that could explain the closing door after Otis emptied his moonshine into the cooler. Thing is, we don't know every inch of the courthouse. We never saw the basement either, but Don Rickles did, when he was cleaning the furnace. LOL!
By the way, Gary, it was the 1960s, but in rural North Carolina, lots of roads were still dirt roads. Great observation though, thanks!
Yes, Jubal, I am familiar with Greene County, Pennsylvania, but there were red dog rods there, and main roads were paved. They say 10% of Americans still have no telephones to this very day. I have trouble picturing the bus traveling on dirt roads. No matter what state, before the interstate highway system, there were still two-lane state routes. I defer to you, Jubal, although I'd never trust you with matches nor corn squeezin's.
By the by, yes, there was a dirty coal furnace in the basement in ONE episode, but otherwise usually a big gas heater setting by the cells. The mayor's second floor office may have been chilly.
True. In “The Luck of Newton Monroe”... Newton was cleaning g the furnace in the basement. In another episode Andy used the gas heater to get Gomer to save his life and stop the favors.
Good catch Gary W. Burg.
Sharp eyes, Gary and Colonel Harvey.
By the way, Colonel....can you bottle up some 'medicine' I just made? hehehe
Can I get it at “cost” for my Elixir? Haha
Not sure what red dog rods are, Gary, but thanks for the reply. Good thing they got the loaded goat out of the jail before he removed the Mayor's office from upstairs, hey? And the two heaters! That furnace smoked like my barn did when those bothersome brats burned.....erm....when the barn accidentally burned to the ground.
Red dog is like red-colored shale, shaved stone.