iMayberry Community

In "Opie and the Spoiled Kid", Barney says "Of course a really sound safety procedure would be to give each and every citizen of this town a course in Police Identification". 

So how long would this take? The accepted population, as shown in a sign in a Season 8 episode, is 5360. 

(Otherwise it's WHOOSH and he's gone!)

Views: 52

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

25 people per class, one class a week. . .

Well, that would depend on how much time Andy or Barney would have to conduct these courses what with them being so busy out chasing chicken thieves and what not.

Get officer Upchurch from the state police to conduct the class.
When it's his turn to take the class, the reverend might find it to be "dry as dust".

From what I am calculating, about a 100 a month for about 50 months or 4 years. 

This is proof that Mayberry only had a population of about 500 in the B/W years and then in the summer following Season 5, the coal company (where Violet Rose worked) moved in on the outskirts of town, causing the population to boom and increase 10-fold. No longer content with the quiet life, these new folks craved action! And folks suddenly had all these electronic gadgets (for Emmit Clark to fix), and rich suburbs like Walnut Hills sprang up (Opie Steps Up in Class). Suburban sprawl I'll tell you!  Next thing you know everyone's inventing new dances, twitching and jiggling around to rock and roll music (Opie's Group).  It was progress, but it came at a cost!

We need to keep in mind that Barney would only have implemented his plan for Mass-PD-ID during the B&W years when he was in Mayberry (pop. 500).  Heaven only knows what went on after the population explosion caused by the coal company.

Thus, at 25 a week per class (for the easiest possibility) it would only take 5 months to educate the whole town.  Think about the ease of "Sheriffin'" then!  When a stranger came to town an alert citizen (certified by the Barney Fife School of Police Identification) could immediately report it to the Sheriff's office, turning in a typed report with all the particulars at the same time.  Barney could enter it in his logbook for easy reference later on.  Crime-free Mayberry!

The only drawback to this would have been that Barney might have been too busy for rooster-crowing and French-harp playing over the telephone, reading the Police Gazette, or catching a few Z's in the back room.  Everything in life's a tradeoff.  

RSS

Members

Birthdays

Birthdays Today

Birthdays Tomorrow

Latest Activity

Bernie Fife replied to ColHarV's discussion Have YOU ever NOTICED?
"Cool. When I was teaching, I used to stop the lines and initiate "trouble checks" when my…"
14 hours ago
Mrs. Mendlebright replied to Thelscuz's discussion What Would You Miss Most?
"We know the court house is the center stage of the show, but I would certainly miss Aunt…"
17 hours ago
Thelscuz posted a discussion

What Would You Miss Most?

Most of us love everything about TAGS.  But let's focus on what each one of us would miss MOST if…See More
yesterday
LaysOnMyChest replied to ColHarV's discussion Have YOU ever NOTICED?
"Thank you kindly.  I'm a school teacher, and I watch TAGS nearly every day during my…"
Thursday
Mayor Pike replied to ColHarV's discussion WHO said that?
""It's kind of a clep, clep, clep sound"  Who said that?"
Thursday
Shawna Miller is now a member of iMayberry Community
Thursday
LaysOnMyChest replied to ColHarV's discussion Have YOU ever NOTICED?
"I'm a little proud of myself for my first post; I read through all the posts, and I…"
Thursday
Michael replied to ColHarV's discussion WHO said that?
"Helen said that. Lol!!"
Wednesday
Darrell Francis posted a status
"Well I am watching the old Emergency TV series at the moment."
Wednesday
ColHarV liked ColHarV's blog post Getting My Dose of Mayberry
Wednesday
Profile IconTeresa Macopson, Rex West, LaysOnMyChest and 2 more joined iMayberry Community
Wednesday
Franklin Dickerson replied to Adam D.'s discussion Mayberry Here & There
"I saw Suzan Oliver; Prisoner of Love,  on Star Trek.  She was a green dancing girl."
Wednesday

© 2017   Created by Allan "Floyd" Newsome.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service