Christmas with Andy

16 comments:

Stephen Parrish said...

Thanks.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've always loved Andy Griffith. My favorite episode was the Pickle episode.

Danette Haworth said...

Charles,

I LOVE the Andy Griffith show! As an adult, I watched the reruns so much that I quoted the Andy wisdom to coworkers and family members. My brother bought me an autographed sweatshirt bearing a photo of Gomer, Andy, Barney, and Opie.

I ashamed to admit this, but I don't recall the Pickle episode. I found it listed in Season Two, but I can't find any online clips of it. Now I feel bereft. I can't believe my Andy knowledge is incomplete. I got some TV watching to do!

Stephen,
Anytime!

Brenda said...

I love Andy Griffith! and the pickle episode was sooo funny...if it is the one I'm thinking of, it is where Aunt Bea makes pickles for the fair...and it just gets funnier from there...ya gotta watch it...grin...

Stephen Parrish said...

Andy said once (I think on Larry King) that the pickle episode was his personal favorite.

Kim Kasch said...

I loved Andy, Lucy and Dark Shadows - back in the day.

I don't know what that says about me.

Danette Haworth said...

If Pickles was tops for Andy, I must see it.

Aunt Bea wasn't one of my favorite characters. Some people describe her as warm, but I never got that feeling from her. She seemed like she'd be one of those legalistic church ladies to me. She just didn't come across as a sympathetic character.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks - I love Any Griffith, too!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Great vid! :)

Ello said...

Merry Christmas Danette! Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

Best,
E

Rena said...

Oh wow, thanks Danette. I haven't watched any of Andy's shows in ages. I must get the DVD sets. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

Susan Sandmore said...

I try doing this all the time . . . singing Christmas carols while walking around and interacting with people, but not talking to them . . . just singing, instead. But they don't let you. They say stuff like "Did you feed the cat yet?" and "What time did you say you wanted to go to church again?" and "Look, this present has my name on it and it's leaking!" Why can't life be more like Mayberry?

Mary Witzl said...

Oh, that was so wonderful! I loved every bit of it and sang right along with Andy. (Though at first I was a little worried lest his wife tell him to get the heck out with that guitar and stop messing around her holiday table and getting in the way...)

Thanks for that nostalgic little bit of Americana. My kids even sang along!

Danette Haworth said...

Ha! Susan! Perhaps you should up your game. Try banging pot lids at the climactic beats of your songs.

Mary,
Nothing says small town America like the Andy Griffith Show.

Chris Eldin said...

THis is really nice. I'm sorry I'm viewing it late, but it's timeless in a way.
Thanks for sharing this.

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Danette! Hope you had a great holiday!!

FYI, I "reviewed" your first sentence in my "It's a Start" post today. Stop by and check it out!