"On the 1st episode, Andy's front porch has a wall that comes out about where the kitchen is. On future episodes, the wall is gone so that the front porch is much longer.
Also, throughout several seasons, the backdrop behind the side street by…"
"When Ellie comes to town and they start filming in Walker's Drug Store, the big sign overhead is misspelled, Enlargments". (The "e" is missing after the "g".) They eventually corrected it after another episode or two."
"Opie's Charity. He only gives a piddlin' amount like 3 cents to the under-privileged children's fund because he's saving his piggy bank full of money to spend on his girlfriend, Charlotte. "I wasn't gonna squander it,…"
Too hard to choose just one! Barney, Opie, Andy...
What is your favorite episode of The Andy Griffith Show?
"The Christmas Story" followed by "Opie's Charity"
Can you share a short bio with us so that we can get to know you better?
I grew up in a very small town in West Georgia, but not near as wholesome, friendly and kind-hearted as Mayberry, NC. My parents raised us right, always leading by example when it came to the golden rule, and "The Andy Griffith Show" was on our TV on any given day! Andy Griffith, or more precisely, "Andy Taylor", reminded me of my daddy in so many ways. Growing up, one of our friends even said one day, "your dad looks like Andy Griffith". And often times I have noticed "Aunt Bea" reminds me of my mom. Both my parents are long gone by now. Two years after my daddy died, I remember Andy Griffith passed away, and it was like a part of me died with him. The show meant so much to me... When Andy was alive, it was almost like I still had a part of my daddy here.
I was fortunate enough to visit Mt. Airy, NC last month and meet the incredible Betty Lynn, "Thelma Lou" in person! This was my first time in Mt. Airy, and I felt myself smiling the entire time as I felt like I was actually living and breathing an era gone by... but couldn't help but shed a tear here and there as I walked through the museum and looked at all the photos. In spite of the bittersweet moments, August 16th, 2019 was one of the best days I've had in my life in the past 16 years! Everyone in the town was so nice and friendly, the traffic was pleasant, the food was good and affordable! And of course, I had to eat at Snappy Lunch! I will definitely be back, and plan to take my son next time!
What sort of hobbies or interests do you have?
Old classic sitcoms and black and white movies; music; writing/journaling; web administration; volunteering for worthy causes like supporting liberty and natural health and nutrition.