I just saw the scene in the alley, where Otis comes out of the basement speak-easy, for the first time a few months ago. I have seen the loaded goat episode a bazillion times, but never that scene.
maybe Andy and Barney were preoccupied, or maybe they felt generous that day. :-)
I'm not sure this fits into this category, Col, but this has always bothered me. Have you ever noticed that early on, when the man in a hurry breaks down in Mayberry, Gomer has no knowledge of engines. All he can do at Wally's is pump gas, wash windshields, and air tires. Before we know it, he is an absolute wizard at diagnosing engine troubles and repairing same. How can this be?
What kind of magic turned the inept Gomer into the exceedingly "ept" Gomer, auto-mechanics-wise?
That Mechanics Monthly Magazine had some great articles.
Or he put that bucket over his head and just kept thankin and thankin. Its easy to thank under there.
Hummmm I'll have to take a think under there!!!
Haha good one Dud !
Remember cars were simpler back then, so maybe Gomer picked up on it quickly. His goal in life was he was going to be a doctor, so the intelligence was there, he just took a different path and became an overnight mechanic.
(That's my thought and I'm sticking to it, HA!)
Ya, back then he was just working there part time, and was studying to be a Doctor. Calling Doctor Moe, Larry, Curly....and Gomer.
Remember in the episode when Aunt B bought all that meat and the old freezer broke down, he seemed to have no mechanical ability at all then either. Opie had to clue him to unplug it before messing with it.