The Andy Griffith Show

By: palmettobug53 , 2:26 AM GMT on July 18, 2006

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Barney, Opie and Andy

This classic TV show is one of our most enduring favorites from the 60's. Who can forget Aunt Bee and Clara? Floyd's barbershop? Otis, the town drunk in a dry county? The Darlings? Ernest T. Bass and his rock chunkin'? Goober and his cousin, Gomer? Andy and his son, Opie? And of course, Barney Fife, deputy sheriff extraordinaire.

This show aired for 8 seasons and it never dropped below a 7th place ranking. It was one of the first "spin offs", coming from The Danny Thomas Show, and generated two spin offs of it's own: Gomer Pyle, USMC and Mayberry, RFD.

The show has even been used in Christian discussion groups:
The Gospel According to Andy and The Bible According to Barney Fife.

What was your favorite episode? Who's your favorite character? Let's take a stroll back through a simpler time, when a big night out was taking your date over to Mt. Pilot for dinner and a movie and when a picnic and an afternoon of fishing, was all you needed to relax on a Saturday afternoon.

The Andy Griffith Show

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Andy Griffith Bio

Ron Howard Bio

The Andy Griffith Show/Wikipedia

Frances Bavier Bio

Test Your Knowledge of The Andy Griffith Show - Trivia Quizzes

The Official Ernest T. Bass Website

Barney Fife.com Be sure to check out the pics at "Back to Mayberry"

Memorable Quotes

40th Anniversary and Program Guide

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176. bigtrucker
12:46 AM GMT on August 02, 2006
hi bug
its hot here too. we neared 100 today and will be over 100 up to 106 tomorrow!!! I was looking at some of my winter photo's hoping it would cool me down. have a great weds.
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175. palmettobug53
10:37 PM GMT on August 01, 2006
It ain't cooled down much...yech!

Charleston Air Force Base
Last Update on Aug 1, 5:56 pm EDT
A Few Clouds
92F
(33C) Humidity: 58 %
Wind Speed: S 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.01" (1016.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 75F (24C)
Heat Index: 103F (39C)
Visibility: 7.00 mi.


Our office does not cool well. It originally was a lot more open (it used to be Federal Court) and the vents were in place for that configuration. After F.C. moved out in 1989, they renovated the space for us. There were a lot more walls put up, and built in cubicles, etc. The vents were not redone. My area is the old holding cells. (No smart remarks, please! LOL) Which means we're in a small room, with 7 pre-fab cubes, all occupied, 8 computers, 6 printers and only one or two vents. It does tend to get hot in there, as there's NO air circulation.

The entire front of the building faces south, with a long hallway running down that side. All doors to the office are in that hallway. They have 6 foot high, one foot wide windows lining the whole hallway. The sun just bakes through. Our little room is just off the hall. I lowered the blinds as best I could out there, but they're old and don't work very well. And the elevators just transport hot air from the lobby.

I left as soon as my 8 hours were up. No overtime for me until that room cools down some. I'm cold natured, and if I leave because I'm hot, you'd better believe it's warm in there! LOL


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174. SBKaren
10:24 PM GMT on August 01, 2006
Hi Bug -

I hope you didn't melt today. I read your posting in my blog about the heat and you being on the 10th floor. My mom was on the 10th floor in the hospital too - then they transferred her down to the 6th (after her 2nd surgery). I know hot air rises, but won't the AC be good up there? Ugh - to work in that kind of heat is NOT easy.

I won't have AC in my classroom and September/October can be our hottest months. I'll definitely need a tall standing oscillating fan in my room. Have you ever smelled a classroom of over 30 students after a hot recess? Not pretty!!!

We're actually a bit warmer than yesterday - a balmy 80 right now - but only 63% humidity and a great ocean breeze blowing right now.

I took my mom to the doctor and then to do a few errands and then home. She went off to play her weekly bridge game and I indulged in her pool. This time I had my goggles and ear plugs and actually swam 30 laps. Believe me - this is a small pool - 8 strokes and I was across the pool - but I felt it! Ugh - need to get back into shape!! I 'walked' the pool for 30 minutes and did various exercises in the pool and thought about Gamma and her pool weights. I should investigate those! I can always drive over to my moms pool and use it - really anytime I want. Just harder during the school year.

Hope you're cooling down - it's about 6:30 there so hopefully you've lost a few degrees!
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173. LuvzLabz
10:24 AM GMT on August 01, 2006
I'm curious about your handle. We've got tons of palmettos in the river delta here. No offense but, the only bugs I ever see on them are stink bugs. :o)

LOL...palmettobugs...better known as B-52 Bombers.....waterbugs......cockroaches! One of the banes of Lowcountry existence, two of the others being the no-see-ums and the moss-kee-toes!
Palmetto bugs crawl everywhere here.
The buggers give me the heebie jeebies, but I was trying to find something that said "South Carolina". We're the Palmetto State. P-bugs are ubiquitous here, so.......
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172. code1
10:15 AM GMT on August 01, 2006
OHMYGAWDBUGWAKEUPTSCHRISISALIVE!!!



GAWDELPUS! THESTORMSARECOMINGTHESTORMSARECOMING!!!!

LOL, CODE!
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171. OGal
9:58 AM GMT on August 01, 2006
Mornin Bug, thanks for the mail. How sad that someone feels they have to scare David. I think Dals and Wab have said it all. David will be safe with all his WUBA friends. I have a busy day will talk to ya later. Have a terrific Tuesday!
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170. CoopsWife
9:58 AM GMT on August 01, 2006
Good morning, Bug! Guess we will both be trying to stay as cool as possible for the next couple of days. I got up extra early to do some wash and a little baking before the work day started putting pressure on the power grid. And of course, to water my poor garden before the sun is up. Should have seen me out there in my latest fashion statement - robe (complete with boots), and every woman's dreamiest accessories - giant flashlight and rake! Good thing my neighbors across the water aren't up at 0dark30, LOL.
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169. sandiquiz
6:29 AM GMT on August 01, 2006
Need another bumpity bump - Good morning to you.
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168. sandiquiz
8:18 PM GMT on July 31, 2006
Now just gone 9pm, so it is ???(I don't know how far behind you are?)

Anyway - you needed a bump.

Glad you liked the London episode. One of my most favourite war films was/is the Douglas Badar story in Reach for the sky. The part was played magnificently by Kenneth More.
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167. dallastornado1957
12:03 PM GMT on July 31, 2006
Good morning, Bug!

I'm back to work this week, so I'll visit on the porch with y'all tonight.

Dal
166. Lovethetropics
11:50 AM GMT on July 31, 2006
Good morning Palmetto! Wake up, it's Monday!!
Make it a great day and a wonderful week!!
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165. OGal
11:45 AM GMT on July 31, 2006
Mornin Bug, hope all is happy at your house this mornin. Kids went back to school here. I think way too early. Make it a great Monday.
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164. CoopsWife
9:25 AM GMT on July 31, 2006
Morning, Bug. Have a marvelous Monday! Did you get your azaleas done? How about we trade - I'll do your azaleas, and you can pull dragon's tongue?
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163. sandiquiz
6:36 AM GMT on July 31, 2006
Morning Bug, hope you slept well and awake refreshed.
Have a good day. Looking forward to your new thread - I wonder what it is this time??
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162. palmettobug53
2:26 AM GMT on July 31, 2006
Well, "Deadwood" is over, and I'm simply going to have to take a pass on "Lucky Louie" tonight. I am absolutely beat and am going to head to bed.

I wanted to get a new thread started today, but I reckon it is going to have to wait. It will be sometime this week, though; maybe tomorrow night.

Ya'll have a good one!
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161. sandiquiz
7:58 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Hi Bug, just been watching Elvis in "It happened at the World's Fair" and Don Knotts was in it. Now I see the difference between him and the scarecrow!
Going to bed early tonight, so will catch you tomorrow.
Goodnight
PS
Part 3 - London The Blitz, is ready to "go live" tomorrow early, while you are all still in your beds!!
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160. HillsboroughBay
3:15 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Hint. The weather sticky is a Link! :)

Come & see what you are missing!

Glad you can turn on the pc now! I was off fo an hour yesterday also. Way too much lightning! Got 2" in 20 Min! Pool draining was required in the worst of it YUK!
159. SBKaren
3:14 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
We're in weather chat for anyone that wants to join us
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158. code1
3:09 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Have you ever gone to work in house shoes? I have!!! lol A quick run to the shoe store was in order as soon as it opened!! lol

Happy Sunday all.
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157. sandiquiz
3:00 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Oh Bug, that is even funnier!!
At least mine were both flat!!
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156. palmettobug53
2:57 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Oh, yeah...that rummaging in the closet, in the dark, half asleep.....and then realizing at work that you have two different shoes on! LOL So THAT'S why I feel like I'm walking funny! I had the color matched (black) but one was a complete flat and the other had a very slight heel!
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155. SBKaren
2:53 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Bug - hope you don't mind if I resond to Sandi's entry below (above).

Sandi - I have done that on too many occasions to count! I have navy blue and black socks and shoes and when I'm in my closet, it's darn hard to tell one from the other sometimes. There have been too many a time to count when I have worn the navy blue socks with the black shoes and never realized until I'm walking to the school office in the light of day.

I swear I am going to start putting on what I think is black/black or navy blue/navy blue, and then walking outside to see if I am right! The lighting in the house just doesn't do it sometimes! I just hope no one is looking at my shoes when I get to work!
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154. sandiquiz
2:49 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Hi Bug, saw you on my blog, the speech is written, just needs tweaking.
Sorry you have got wet weather! I'll lend you my tumble dryer!!
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153. HillsboroughBay
1:46 PM GMT on July 30, 2006


Good mornin' Bug! We sure Missed ya last evenin'! It was very exciting for me. I have plenty who need the kind of training we did when you learned to post pics. Actually that is easier there! But a few have trouble with the different format! Just takes a bit of time & patience! We had well over 1000 posts in 3 Hrs! 31 members on @ one time. Going to need a bigger server soon!

Hope all is well @ Home!

Hills! :)

152. dallastornado1957
1:45 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
oh- favorite episode was the one where Aunt Bee lost her broach, turned in an insurance claim, bought a garbage disposal with the money, then found the broach but dropped in down the disposal.

Sort of an O. Henry episode.

My favorite character was definitely Aunt Bee.
151. dallastornado1957
1:43 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Good morning, Bug and all.

I have my grandparents' steel porch glider, cushions and all. Papa worked for the City in the Public Works Department, and he gave that glider a fresh coat of paint every spring. The way it's peeling now, it looks infectious.

If I had a notion where to get it sandblasted and repainted, I believe I'd set it up in the house. There's nothing like reading a book, lying on that glider.
150. sandiquiz
1:37 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Hi Bug,

Much more pleasant temperature here today - 75 degrees with a lots of fluffy clouds and a gentle breeze.
Went down by the Grand Union canal for lunch, followed by a gentle stroll down the towpath.

Reading Karen's input on embarrasing moments reminds me of the time I went to work in different shoes! I had two pair very similar, but one pair was black and the other pair navy blue. It was mid afternoon before someone told me I had odd shies on - the embarrasing thing was - how many others noticed, but didn't tell me!!

Hope you are having a Good Sunday.
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149. palmettobug53
1:23 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
I don't have a porch swing. :-(
All I've got is a front stoop! LOL
My next door neighbor has one though, so I sometimes go over there and hang out.
All my Dad's family had nice front porches and they always had a swing or one of those glider swings (I guess that's what you call them) as well as a full complement of rocking chairs.
It's where everyone repaired to after supper during the week and after mid-day dinner on Sundays. I sure miss front porches! If I had one, I'd live on the thing!
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148. OGal
12:51 PM GMT on July 30, 2006
Ok Bug get up. You need to start plannin your inside, outside barbecue with finger buffet. Don't work too hard and don't forget the Royal Doulton :))
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147. Redhead
4:49 AM GMT on July 30, 2006
Did you ever have a porch swing, Bug? link
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146. palmettobug53
10:31 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
LOL...you put on the dog on Saturday nights, don't you? We just grab something, if we're hungry. Sunday is the day for our big feed!
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145. CoopsWife
9:55 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
Hey, girl - long day just full of chores! Almost suppertime here - pot roast and potatoes and 2day greenbeans (with bacon!) and pineapple upside down cake for dessert.

Only thing better would be dinner out at Mama Kate's drivein - with all that good stuff dripping off the burger (and down the front of me). Or maybe some Piggy Park barbeque... mmm - so good.

Hope you had a great day and served your tea in Grandmama's tumblers!
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144. wansuyou
3:56 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
Bug, I went to add a weather sticker to my blog title and when I pasted the code, and it didn't work. How did you do yours?
143. palmettobug53
3:38 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
LOL, Karen! I'm glad I'm not the only one that's happened to!
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142. SBKaren
3:12 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
Bug I saw your story in Peace's blog about taking the Bud Light to work. I had a similar story and posted it there, and I will here to so that you read it - you are not alone!

Bug - Your Bud Light story happened to me too! I always pack my lunch and this one day was no different than any other. I can't honestly remember what I packed for lunch, but I grabbed a soda off the shelf (same shelf hubby had his beers) and didn't even look.

When I got into the teacher's lounge and unpacked my lunch, and then went to grab my soda, I realized I grabbed a beer! Oh the comments I received, and still receive to this day when I retell the story (some things are better left unsaid accept for the laughter that follows).

I'll have to copy and post this in your blog so I make sure you read it. I'm trying to catch up this morning as my mom is trying to catch a morning nap and I can actually sit in this little corner where her computer is - it's actually quite pleasant this morning and not a sauna!
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141. palmettobug53
12:58 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
That's cool, Gams!
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140. seflagamma
12:57 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
Our local newspaper for SE Florida, "The South Florida Sun-Sentinel" in the Local section yesterday had front page article about "Weather Watchers". Very interesting. Interviewed some folks that have the weather stations in their yards and they turn in reports to the Nation Weather Service for conditions in their area. Etc...those are "our kind" of people! Also talks about different types of weatherstations, etc.
But it also listed places you can broadcast your weather station and the very first name on the list was "Weather Underground"!!!

We are becoming famous!!!

Just thought you would want to know.
Gams

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139. seflagamma
12:57 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
good morning Bug, going to find the time this morning to read Dallas's blog from your party last night!
Hope you are having a great Saturday!
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138. palmettobug53
12:56 PM GMT on July 29, 2006

Richard and Hyacinth....
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137. palmettobug53
12:53 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
I'm getting there, Sandi! Another cuppa, then a shower and I should be good to go!
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136. sandiquiz
12:52 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
No OGal, It's Bouquet!! LOl,

Thanks Bug, for your card, and how true are those sentiments! - Not only finish the sentence, but but begin, middle and end!!
Hope you are awake now.
Sandi
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135. bigtrucker
12:40 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
hi bug
hope you have a good weekend. just catching up on some blog reading this A.M.
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134. OGal
12:28 PM GMT on July 29, 2006
Bug, I didn't know that you were a fan of Hyacinth Bucket! You are a riot :))
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133. palmettobug53
11:40 AM GMT on July 29, 2006
Good morning, everybody! Slept in a bit this a.m., and am trying to get my eyes opened up with the blogs and a cuppa. Oh, I wish I was one of those bright-eyed, bushy-tailed early morning people! I'm like death warmed over for at least 2 hours....... Yech!
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132. OGal
11:34 AM GMT on July 29, 2006
Mornin Bug, get to those bushes! Just kidding. I guess I want you to be miserable too. Our azaleas are done, now for trimming the ligustrom (sp). Have a happy Saturday and find some fun time for Bug!
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131. CoopsWife
10:55 AM GMT on July 29, 2006
Good morning, Bug - see you after the chores are done. Had a great time last night, thanks!
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130. carolinagal
12:04 AM GMT on July 29, 2006
bug, enjoy your weekend!
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129. palmettobug53
9:51 PM GMT on July 28, 2006
OK...
This is from the Ultimate Cary Grant website:

In what movie did he say "Judy, Judy, Judy"?

Cary never said "Judy, Judy, Judy" in any of his movies. He came close to it Only Angels Have Wings (1939) with lines such as "Oh Judy" and "Yes, Judy", but he never said it. He did say "Susan, Susan, Susan" however in Bringing Up Baby (1938). The story of how the phrase "Judy, Judy, Judy" became associate with Cary Grant can be read Here
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128. sandiquiz
9:07 PM GMT on July 28, 2006
Hi Bug,
Thanks for JUDY, etc!

Hope you get your desk clear soon and head out the door - it is the weekend!!

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127. palmettobug53
3:09 PM GMT on July 28, 2006
OGal, I've worked in a hospital business office for 31 years, so have worked with them all: Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Tricare, State Agencies, Commercial, NEIC, and various and sundry other third party carriers. The last few years, though, I've been doing mostly research on claims with missing information: diagnosis coding, missing physician names, mismatched dates of service, claims with special billing requirements, such as organ donor charges and audits. So, I'm not as up to date on the carriers' current billing requirements as I used to be. Am having to do a lot of catch up!
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126. CoopsWife
2:35 PM GMT on July 28, 2006
Hey Bug - I know this blog hasn't run it's course yet - but I think you should do one on "what your Mama told you". Be sweet, now of course is a major one for us Southern gals, but there were lots more! I'm sure the guys have their share of favorite parental advice as well, LOL.
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