I was watching and listening to a recent podcast, Two Chairs, No Waiting, hosted by our friend, Allan Newsome. The podcast showcased some of the many great books written about The Andy Griffith Show. An issue came up during the podcast that got me to thinking. It centered around the different websites, resources and events, as well as what many consider to be common knowledge about the show. What came from the conversation here, and at a recent "meet up" event in Mt. Airy, was that there are still a large number of folks that don't know about all of the great resources, interactive websites, and events for Mayberry fans to participate in and enjoy.
With that in mind, I have put together a beginners list of ways fans can connect with the show, and other fans. The list submitted here is certainly not a complete list, but is one that you can share with your friends. All of the listed sites and books are credited to the folks that own or host rights to them as much as I have knowledge of and my intent in sharing them is to be a good neighbor and friend of Mayberry.
The Andy Griffith Show Book: by Ken Beck and Jim Clark
Mayberry My Hometown: by Stephen J. Spignesi
The Official Andy Griffith Show Scrapbook: by Lee Pfeiffer
Mayberry 101: by Neil Brower
We Have Extra Security Tonight: by David Browning with Thomas D. Perry
The Andy Griffith Show: by Richard Kelly
Barney Fife and Other Characters I Have Known: by Don Knotts with Robert Metz
Barney Fife's Guide to Life, Love and Self-Defense: by Len and John Oszustowicz
Everybody Back on the Truck: by Lee Grant and the Original Dillards
Goober in a Nutshell: by George Lindsey with Ken Beck and Jim Clark
Aunt Bee's Cookbook: by Ken Beck and Jim Clark
Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts: by Ken Beck and Jim Clark
Mayberry Trivia -1500 Questions About A TV Classic: by Scott Hopkins
Andy and Don: by Daniel de Visé
The E-Bullet: http://www.tagsrwc.com/ebullet/joinebullet.htm
Sent every other month with show highlights, cast news, event schedules, and chapter news.
The WBMUTBB Digest: http://www.tagsrwc.com/wbmutbb/joinwbmutbb.htm
sent daily with news and updates.
Weaver's Department Store Newsletter: http://mail.weaversdepartmentstore.com/mailman/listinfo/newsletter_...
News of sales and new items available at the online store.
The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club. www.imayberry.com
Weaver's Department Store - www.weaversdepartmentstore.com
shop for memorabilia, gift items and collectibles
iMayberry Community - interactive fan page, forums, blogs, etc. www.imayberrycommunity.com
Whose Been Messing Up The Bulletin Board? This is the Original online chapter of the Rerun Watchers Club. http://www.wbmutbb.com
Sarah's Mayberry Directory: lots of links to further resources and fun from Mayberry. http://www.tagsrwc.com/sarahs/content/Mayberry_Mailing_Lists.html
Mayberry Wikia - hosted by QueenBuffy - interactive fan page. http://mayberry.wikia.com/wiki/The_Andy_Griffith_Show
Postcards from Goober: fun and free greeting cards you can create and send. http://www.tagsrwc.com/interactive/wcard
Cast and Crew news and official fan pages - http://www.tagsrwc.com/sarahs/content/Mayberry_Cast_&_Crew.html
Unseen Characters on The Andy Griffith Show - http://www.mayberry.info/history/index.php?title=Unseen_Characters
Mayberry Historical Society - http://www.mayberry.info/history/index.php?title=Main_Page
Two Chairs No Waiting: hosted by Allan Newsome. http://imayberry.com/podcasts/category/two-chairs-no-waiting/
. News, perspectives, trivia and interviews. Watch live by tuning into www.imayberrycommunity.com
on Monday nights at 8 pm EST. Archived editions can be found on You Tube
Burke on Mayberry: Hosted by Kevin Burke. http://imayberry.com/podcasts/category/burke-on-mayberry/
Cultural references, show morals and the lighter, fun side of the fictional town of Mayberry.
Mayberry Bible Study: Hosted by Allan Newsome, and based on the original bible study work of Joey Fann (1998). http://imayberry.com/podcasts/category/mayberry-bible-study/
. A reflection of the lessons taught by the show through a Biblical perspective.
I Miss Mayberry: Tiffany Brown / Keith Brown Admins
Mayberry after Midnight: Multiple Admins
TAGS: Idelle Bushy Admin
The Andy Griffith Show: Multiple Admins
TAGSRWC "Only one word I can think of...Big" : Multiple Admins
Mayberry, Our Favorite Hometown: Multiple Admins
Mayberry Everyday: Hosted and written by Keith Brown www.mayberryeveryday.blogspot.com
- thoughts and perspectives
Guest Bloggers at www.iMayberryCommunity.com
Have a Mayberry Day,
(aka Col. Harvey)