I know this has been talked about but TAGS characters crop up in the strangest places and when you find them you just gotta tell somebody!
I was just watching an Alfred Hitchcock episode 'How to Get Rid of Your Wife' and lo and behold there was Chester and Skippy and they were in the same scenes together. It's almost as exciting as finding a new Tom sighting!
Not sure where this belongs but I was watching an early episode of My Three Sons called The Blind Date (aired January of 1962). Robbie’s friend Hank had a date named Mary Alice Carter. I thought that was odd, being the same name used for Opie’s love in Season 8. Probably just a coincidence.....or maybe there’s a whole bunch of Mary Alice Carters running around.
Musta been a popular name back then. I like how the writers named people on the show. All unusual names. Gilly Walker, Laura Lee Hobbs, Sam Becker, Myra Coontz, Plain Claude Beeman, Earl Gilly, Sharon Despain, Nate Bracey, Leonard Blush, Ramona Wiley. The writers of Seinfeld did this too. I think it adds charm to the show. I hate stories with commonly named characters. It's like drinking flat coke or eating stale bread.
I agree. Permit me to add one....Annabelle Silby.
I saw Lydia Crossthwaite (Josie Lloyd) in an episode of My Three Sons the other day. She was ditzy but not as abnormal as Lydia.
Here’s a TAGS character cropping up in a strange place....Howard’s girlfriend Millie (Irene Golonka) playing a prostitute in 1968’s Hang ‘Em High. When I saw her, I felt like I should ring up the good ladies of Mayberry to boycott or something.
Millie did have a wild streak in her. Remember how, when briefly engaged to Howard, wanted to spend the honeymoon in Vegas. She was not too crazy about Howard’s plans for spending the honeymoon going to the “King Arthur Pageant”.
I was watching My Three Sons again and saw this lady, actress Molly Dodd, playing a reporter. I thought, “Hey, that’s the vulcanized meatball lady” (Lillian from The Rumor episode). I had not noticed before, but she also played Maudie in Andy’s Vacation, and in the Class Reunion, Mrs. Bracey, Mrs. Bracey, Mrs. Bracey.
How about James Best? I've been looking for him again!
It is, Bobby. He’s leading as escape in a makeshift tank made of upside-down 55 gallon drums in the “Killer Shrews”. And, he gets the girl,
I was watching the Creature (Cheech-ter) from the Black Lagoon and I noticed that the female lead was Julie Adams, county nurse Mary Simpson, another lovely that Andy let get away. Unfortunately, she passed away in early February, age 92.