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Old 01-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #31
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How about the episode in which Warren had been barely introduced before he started giving tickets, fines and citations like a .. Barney Wanabee? I know that Barney was irreplaceable but having Warren START OUT over the top and obnoxious was no way to have the audience want to get to know much less like or think Warren funny. I actually felt sorry for the performer here because I can't imagine any performer somehow turning the character into a sympathetic person with the lines he was given.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:01 PM   #32
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What I didn't like about "Opie the Birdman" was Andy's blatant hypocrisy. What Opie did was strictly an accident, whereas Andy on more than one occasion talks about going out with the intent purpose of shooting crows.

He believes that intentionally killing a crow is less offensive than accidently killing a song bird.

At least Opie did the responsible thing by taking care of the baby birds. I don't imagine Andy gave a thought to any baby crows.

Andy's blatant hypocrisy in that episode was for the birds. Not to mention all of that fried chicken they consumed.

He could be way too hard on Opie, Mr McBeevee comes to mind. Opie essentially did nothing wrong and he is on the road to get a whoopin'?

Andy could be such a ***** sometimes.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:41 PM   #33
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how about the one where opie ruined aunt bea.s rose even after opie said that he was sorry for doing it we still had to listen to her whine and cry and act like opie was conspiring to make her lose the garden/flower show intentiolly also i know that i will take alot of flack for this but i have always thought that man in a hurry was an overrated and somewhat boring ep
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i have always thought that man in a hurry was an overrated and somewhat boring ep

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Old 02-21-2017, 09:30 AM   #35
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Andy's blatant hypocrisy in that episode was for the birds. Not to mention all of that fried chicken they consumed.

He could be way too hard on Opie, Mr McBeevee comes to mind. Opie essentially did nothing wrong and he is on the road to get a whoopin'?

Andy could be such a ***** sometimes.


I agree. Andy about to give Opie a whipping for his belief that he was lying about Mr. McBeevee was dumb. I was glad that Andy's good sense took over before he did that.

Another episode where this strange man comes to town and acts like he knows everyone and invades their space like he is an old friend. The scene with him sticking his face in the baby carriage would certainly upset any parent.

I understood the townspeople being upset. I would as well if some person who I have never seen before acted as if we were old friends.
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I agree about the McBeevee episode, however --

I think fathers tended to "father" their sons a little hard in the '60s. When I was around age 4+ circa 1969, my older brother and a couple of his friends decided to "take a whiz" by the outdoor patio -- so I did the same. When my dad found out, I got it in the behind with a strop, just like my brother. No mollycoddling despite my very young age. It was a different era.
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I agree about the McBeevee episode, however --

I think fathers tended to "father" their sons a little hard in the '60s. When I was around age 4+ circa 1969, my older brother and a couple of his friends decided to "take a whiz" by the outdoor patio -- so I did the same. When my dad found out, I got it in the behind with a strop, just like my brother. No mollycoddling despite my very young age. It was a different era.
your brother, his friends and you actually did that?
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After reading all the posts.....Too many to mention!!! There were some real clunkers in the later years. That waitress who had a thing for Andy but wound up with Goober was pitiful.
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How hard up were the women in Mayberry that Goober was considered a catch?
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:16 PM   #40
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How about when Flora Goober's girl decided she no longer would work at the station and put on a dress. Goober is filling up the tank at the time and kisses Goober. Very suggestive by today's standards.
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I understand everyone's reasoning for the episodes they particularly dislike, even if I don't agree. But when I consider how many eps per season they filmed back then-- as many as 39-- we just have to expect that some are not going to be up to our standards of taste, while some will be especially endearing.

Most of the disliked eps mentioned seem to be because a featured character is one the poster dislikes anyway, and that's another longtime rule of sitcoms. Barney is full of pride, though impractical, ignorant and bumblingly nervous; but Goober can be even more so. Yet it seems nobody really minds Barney being as he is, as that's just his comic character; but the more extreme Goober threatens his position in such a way. I certainly don't like the talking dog episode, because it just makes Goober too stupid-- stupid enough to be pitied, not laughed with. As for Howard going away to the tropical island, to me that's better than the time he tried to make his house a swinging bachelor pad-- because it's a bold step toward a new way of life, not trying to cut a decade or more of his life out, when his mother was still there, and try to become what he knows he is not because she's longer there. While he makes a similar mistake by going to the island, he tried to change his environment; not depend on a new artificial environment to change him. But, take your pick, if you like one and not the other.

I don't think anyone has mentioned the final (?) season ep in which Opie and Arnold find the baby in a basket at the courthouse door. It's discomforting as Opie asks Helen and Goober "Do you want to have a baby?" and everyone thinks Opie needs a facts-of-life lecture from Andy. But if Andy is really a competent law official he could not have let the couple take the baby when they changed their minds and wanted her back. The writing attempts to portray it as Andy giving a stern warning that if they are ever leave the baby again, the case will be turned over to the Child Welfare department (or the equivalent). But Andy would have been required to do that the first time (I'm assuming) they left their baby where anyone could take her or in possible danger. Andy's "go not so much by the book as by the heart" philosophy fizzles in a case like that.

Just one more thing,... I do like "Opie the Bird Man" because of its symbolic implications-- Opie becomes a mother, per se, because of death when he has no mother for the same reason, and he wants to continue taking care of his 'children,' but he realizes he has to let them go and be what they were meant to be. It's like confirmation that we know Opie also will be what his mother would have meant for him to be.
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I understand everyone's reasoning for the episodes they particularly dislike, even if I don't agree. But when I consider how many eps per season they filmed back then-- as many as 39-- we just have to expect that some are not going to be up to our standards of taste, while some will be especially endearing.

Most of the disliked eps mentioned seem to be because a featured character is one the poster dislikes anyway, and that's another longtime rule of sitcoms. Barney is full of pride, though impractical, ignorant and bumblingly nervous; but Goober can be even more so. Yet it seems nobody really minds Barney being as he is, as that's just his comic character; but the more extreme Goober threatens his position in such a way. I certainly don't like the talking dog episode, because it just makes Goober too stupid-- stupid enough to be pitied, not laughed with. As for Howard going away to the tropical island, to me that's better than the time he tried to make his house a swinging bachelor pad-- because it's a bold step toward a new way of life, not trying to cut a decade or more of his life out, when his mother was still there, and try to become what he knows he is not because she's longer there. While he makes a similar mistake by going to the island, he tried to change his environment; not depend on a new artificial environment to change him. But, take your pick, if you like one and not the other.

I don't think anyone has mentioned the final (?) season ep in which Opie and Arnold find the baby in a basket at the courthouse door. It's discomforting as Opie asks Helen and Goober "Do you want to have a baby?" and everyone thinks Opie needs a facts-of-life lecture from Andy. But if Andy is really a competent law official he could not have let the couple take the baby when they changed their minds and wanted her back. The writing attempts to portray it as Andy giving a stern warning that if they are ever leave the baby again, the case will be turned over to the Child Welfare department (or the equivalent). But Andy would have been required to do that the first time (I'm assuming) they left their baby where anyone could take her or in possible danger. Andy's "go not so much by the book as by the heart" philosophy fizzles in a case like that.

Just one more thing,... I do like "Opie the Bird Man" because of its symbolic implications-- Opie becomes a mother, per se, because of death when he has no mother for the same reason, and he wants to continue taking care of his 'children,' but he realizes he has to let them go and be what they were meant to be. It's like confirmation that we know Opie also will be what his mother would have meant for him to be.

The difference between Barney and Goober is that Barney's likable and has shown time and time again that he deeply cares for his friends and loved ones and is competent when the going gets tough. Goober on the other hand was never shown to be competent when it came to matters beside fixing motors and the writers dropped the ball when it came to him interacting with other character. It always shocked me how Andy was supposed to be his friend considering how many episodes had the two butting heads (particularly in the colored seasons). The only episode I can think of where Andy blasted Barney the way he did Goober was The Case of the Punch in the Nose, which Barney deserved for starting up a ruckus (Not to mention that scene was actually funny)
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THE absolute worst was the final episode. Lucky for Mayberry RFD that they didn't continue in this vein.

The episode where Andy dated Mavis Neff...well, she was SO bad she was good.
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A Girl For Goober. None of the actors were even trying, just reading their lines off cue cards while half-baked.

Actually all the Goober episodes were BAAAAD!


Oh no, that's a classic! Lydia Crosswaith anyone? She was a fox, she gets the herpies you know!
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:54 PM   #45
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Oh, heavens, Lydia Crosswaith! Egad...LOL! Goober didn't do anything for that episode, but Lydia...whoever she was, she deserved an award!

You know, they could have had another episode and got her with the fun girls...they would have educated her.
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