At the4 scene where Mr. Tucker and Andy go see Wally on his front porch about getting his car fixed on Sunday...and where Ernest T. and "Romeena" Ancrum run around the yard and leap-frog over the log...check it out. Same log. Same house. I guess Wally lived right near Mrs. Wiley.
These are great, aren't they? Mason, you have a very good point about the "vanishing" dividend checks. Those investors were earning excellent dividends on their investments. Seems like we should have seen some high livin' instead of all the frugal actions and comments we got from many of them. As you so wisely pointed out--especially Barn.
As to the magical "lamp-turning-into-globe," Keevy. Hate to say this, but I'm wondering if Otis, being gassed, could have thrown out his arm and broken the lamp? Maybe that was why Aunt Bee was loaded for bear! Possibly she substituted a less-likely-to-be-broken globe in place of her fragile gee-gaws?
As to the log, Col., I'm thinking there's a type of tree, unique to the Mayberry area, called "The Leaning Tree." These trees grow in profusion and are greatly valued by their owners, as their stumps make great scenery when viewed from the front porch area, and they're the best ever for leap-frogging.
If you don't believe me,
Ask Ernest T!
I read in an interview with Jackie "Sweet Romeena" Joseph, that during the first take of the leapfrog scene, her dress caught on the stump and pulled her back against it, injuring her back.
That's the house immediately to the left of Andy's house. You can see it when Otis is trying to escape from Aunt Bee, the warden.
there is no pillar just left of the log in the bottom scene
Regarding the mail slot, I never noticed there was one until the postmaster refused to hand over the mail to Andy or Barney...it had to go through the slot...an official federal receptacle.
Here's a good one that must be a case of using the reverse side of the film or something. Andy parts his hair on his left side.
When he brings Opie up for a little talk in his bed in Season 1,"Bringing Up Opie," Andy enters Opie's bedroom and his hair is as usual, parted on his left; however, when the focus is on Andy as he talks to Opie, his hair is parted on the right, and he is looking slightly to the right as if he's looking beside Opie's bed instead of at Opie lying in the bed. Very curious.