Last night I watched the episode where Warren walks in his sleep. Oh, how I hate that episode! Now before ya'll get all upset and start chastizing me for being critical tell me the truth--does anybody like this episode?
First of all, I can't stand Warren. Why they ever got him to play the part of Andy's deputy I'll never know. Nothing about him was believable, IMO.
Plus, Andy and Helen seemed off-kilter in this episode as well. Andy's initial reaction to Helen when she told him what happened was way too blase'. You'd think a good ole Southern boy like
Andy would have been reaching for the gunrack if somebody chased his woman, not standing around talking about it.
Then, Warren's not telling Andy what really happened didn't make sense. If you've been chasing your boss's fiance and you know it was a sleep-walking incident you'd tell, wouldn't you? Just not believable at all.
If you compare this episode to the early years' episodes it makes you want to sit down and cry.
Somebody should have nipped the Warren idea in the bud. In my humble opinion.
Bad jokes, grifter, creepy etc.
I've got a buddy who loves The Dick Van Dyke Show and dislikes TAGS (I can't believe it either) and we've been disputin' over that for years. Different opinions make good discussions, and as long as we're respectful of each other there shouldn't be any problem.. I'm here for fun, not to rile anybody!
I think they should have promoted Otis to deputy. He already had a history of being deputized and there could have been the comic tension of him trying to stay sober. He also had the rare skill of sniffing out stills– ideal for a few story lines. It would have been perfect all the way around. Instead, they lost Barney AND Otis.
I LOVE TAGS! But, being realistic, every episode was not perfect. IN MY OPINION (and I mentioned when I started this topic that it was "in my opinion") the Warren episodes are far from perfect. There's no desire to cause problems if we have a discussion. It's hard to "discuss" when everybody just brags on the perfection of every single episode.
Some are as near perfect as can be. Others are far from it. "In my opinion" the Warren episodes are in the bottom group.
And I'm trying to think (bucket, please) what life lesson this episode teaches.
I think "The Legend of Barney Fife" was the best of the Warren era episodes. That one if my favorite Post Barney episodes.
As far as Warren, he was not a favorite of mine at all. But Goober? What in the world is there not to like about"Goober" He was able in my opinion to fit in with the Mayberry Community in a believable role, oh yeah I loved Gomer too, but his joining the Marine Corps was a brilliant way of him leaving the show and his cousin "Goober" filling the slot. Even though Gomer was in the Marines, it was still like he was always there in a way. Goober, like Barney, seemed to be a real person in the show and he was honest and down to earth in his character, I think we like the human quality of his character, his innocense and desire to be a good citizen of Mayberry.
Hummmm I've never thought of that, but I have to agree. Otis as a deputy would have been good.
This is just like an episode of TAGS where everyone gets in a big kerfuffle but then we all realize how much we mean to each other.
Let's all turn ourselves in at the jail.
All this talk of Jack Burns has made for a heated discussion, you know what I mean, huh?
Burns, heat, I get it.
I love Goober too. He has that same innocent quality that Gomer had, doesn't he? Wish we could have met some of their other kinfolks. They must have come from a wonderful family. We never heard much about them, did we?
Goober's brother Braden was a top engineer for NASA's Apollo program.
(MAYBERRY RFD "Goober's Brother", played by Woodrow Parfey)