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How Did The Characters Get Their Names?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keevy Hazelton Jan 26, 2015. 6 Replies

Something that I have always found interesting is how certain TV characters get their "character" names.   In other words, why was it Andy Taylor and not FRED Taylor..........or Andy Taylor and not…Continue

 

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Keevy Hazelton replied to Howard Van Bishop's discussion How Did The Characters Get Their Names?
"That's correct; a jazz musician that both Andy and Sheldon Leonard admired."
Jan 26, 2015
Thelscuz replied to Howard Van Bishop's discussion How Did The Characters Get Their Names?
"Tell us more, Col!"
Jan 26, 2015
Thelscuz replied to Howard Van Bishop's discussion How Did The Characters Get Their Names?
"Somebody said, in another discussion, that "Opie" was named after a musician that Andy was a big fan of.  More knowledgeable minds can verify this or shoot it down...."
Jan 25, 2015
Howard Van Bishop replied to Howard Van Bishop's discussion How Did The Characters Get Their Names?
"That is awesome!   Thank You!"
Jan 25, 2015
Joe Hoover replied to Howard Van Bishop's discussion How Did The Characters Get Their Names?
"from what I understand a lot of the characters were named after friends or just other people that grew up with Andy in and around his home town of My Airy N.C. In fact reports are that some of the people weren't very approving of this and have…"
Jan 24, 2015
Howard Van Bishop posted a discussion

How Did The Characters Get Their Names?

Something that I have always found interesting is how certain TV characters get their "character" names.   In other words, why was it Andy Taylor and not FRED Taylor..........or Andy Taylor and not Andy SMITH?   I have always wondered about this sort of thing, even when I was a child!   I know that Howard McNear played the role of the barber Floyd Lawson....and what a coincidence that Jack Dodson's character was named HOWARD Sprague.   So I can pretty much figure out how Howard Sprague got his…See More
Jan 24, 2015
Howard Van Bishop replied to Susan Plesha's discussion If you had asked me, I would've.....
"I did not enjoy Return To Mayberry AT ALL!    I guess I was just too big a fan of the old original TAGS, especially the black and white episodes.   When Andy stepped out of that car during the opening scene or Return To Mayberry,…"
Dec 16, 2012
Howard Van Bishop replied to John Lane's discussion Mayberry first names with reality
"Doug Darling was played by Doug Dillard. Rodney Darling...............Rodney Dillard. Mitch Darling...................Mitch Jayne. Dean Darling...................Dean Webb."
Apr 15, 2012
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"Hiya, Howard! Welcome to iMayberry!!"
Mar 11, 2012
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Who is your favorite Mayberry character?
Barney Fife
What is your favorite episode of The Andy Griffith Show?
Opie The Bird Man
Can you share a short bio with us so that we can get to know you better?
53 years old. Married 29 years. One child, 25 year old son.
What sort of hobbies or interests do you have?
Old movies. Rabid college football fan, Oklahoma Sooners. HUGE high school football fan.

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At 4:07pm on March 11, 2012, albert wbmutbb said…

Hiya, Howard! Welcome to iMayberry!!

 
 
 

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