"I'm of two minds on this one. I can see your point up to a point and a big part of me certainly prefers your storyline. But I'm not sure I find the episode unbelievable. People make dumb--really dumb--mistakes with respect to love (I admit…"
"I'm with you Mayor. Indeed, I found some of the picks mentioned "shocking, just shocking" (to quote from Malcolm Merriweather). Even "Banjo Playing Deputy" (which is certainly my least favorite of the black and whites) has…"
"Dud, I have great respect for your opinions and posts (and enjoy reading them), but I can't go along with you here. "Irresistible Andy" has one of the great monologues (when Andy "realizes" that Ellie is a "desperate…"
"I think "There is a Time" by the Dillards must have been a favorite of Andy and the others working on the show. It is featured on several episodes--a performance with the Darlings (with Charlene singing), one with Andy singing and…"
"I always thought there was more potential with the Morrison sisters. But yeah, Lydia is special. But maybe she was limited regarding the number of scenes in which she could appear: after all, the sun gives her the herpes. "
"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…"
"There was Thelma Lou's skeet shooting cousin, Karen. I liked his rapport with her--but Ellie wins for me (with Peggy a close second---if only the way she says "trees, the lake" in that raspy voice). "
"Thanks Mayor! I knew there must be another voice-over somewhere. Do you mean the scene where Howard is lying in bed "haunted" by the travel show he had watched and Opie's criticism of his job? You have a great memory!! That one seems…"
"OK. Here's one I think I need help with....In the episode "Opie's Most Unforgettable Character," Andy, Howard, and Goober are sitting on the bench outside the barbershop and Andy is clearly flattered by the idea that Opie is…"
"For me, I think it is the sense of community (which ties in with Dud's answer concerning the moral lessons). I like the way that everyone looks out for each other--even when a particular person is a bit annoying and maybe not always so kind in…"