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What Mayberry characters do you wish you could have seen more of?

Ever have a favorite episode and say 'the casting director really nailed that one'? Like, who would have made a better Briscoe Darling than Denver Pyle? Or, a better mayor than Mayor Pike? Or a more crotchety old skin-flint than the original Ben Weaver? Many of the character actors in the series were spot on. And it seems like the very best of them only appeared in two or three episodes. So, who is it you wished you could have seen more of. Outside of the three above, I wish Lydia would have been in more episodes. Her dry personality contrasted so well with the regular characters I think they could have written her in, in half the episodes and added to the charm of the series. What do you think?

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Yea, you DON'T want to hook up with a woman who can shoot better'n you.

I second that Steve,  Ellie was the best. 

Would have been nice to see cousin Virgil again!

Like Hades it would, Mayor. What a totally annoying character. They should have gone and left him miss his bus.

Nothing agin the Mayor but I have to agree. That guy just grates on my nerves. He's up there (or down there) with Roger Hanover in my book.

"Agin" reminds me of the woman prisoner ("Prisoner of Love"). Anyhow, how dare you mention Roger when I am eating lunch. Boo hiss.

Hang it on the wall!

NO!  Never

One of my favorite part-time actors on TAGS is Jack Prince aka Raif Hollister. As far as my vote goes, he's hands down, the best extra ever. I would have loved to have seen him and his wife in more episodes.

"I woulda greased my shoes but when I do that, the cats all foller me."

"Why Raif, you look good enuff to git buried."

Folks, it doesn't get any better than that.

My favorite has always been, "Good enough to take to Chinatown." I agree, Raif was a plus-plus to the show.

I love it when Andy and Barney come to "knock over" his still and he shoots at them, then apologizes and says "Sorry, thought you was the law." His frank sincerity cracks me up. His name isn't Raif in that episode though--but rather Ben Sewell. Same actor though. And all he wanted was a little copper tubing to remember his still by. 

I’ll scrub one off here with Miss Peggy.  Three words....chicken with crust!

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