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  •  Gomer was good. (1+ / 0-)
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    He came from Andy Griffith, and he was a good guy too.  Starting from the days when he lampooned his own background with such routines as What It Was Was Football, and a hillbilly explains Romeo and Juliet.  "What light by yonder winder shines?"  And "you got to carry the pigskin and run from one end of the cowpasture to the other without either getting knocked down, or stepping in something."

    His Sheriff Taylor was a decent rural southerner who wasn't in the habit of wearing sheets.

    •  it was funny how his southern town had (0+ / 0-)

      no black folks in it however.

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 11:01:25 PM PDT

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      •  Hate to do this (1+ / 0-)
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        But I was curious because I remember black people in crowd scenes.

        "Also, you are wrong that there were no blacks in Mayberry. If you watch the people in the background, you'll see several black townspeople walking down the sidewalk and being a part of town. One that comes to mind right off is when Ed Sawyer, the stranger in town, is being confronted by the towns people out on the sidewalk...that crowd contains at least one black person and maybe more.

        Of course there's also Flip Conroy (played by Rockne Tarkington). He was going to coach Opie's football team on the episode "Opie's Piano Lesson" #215. In that episode, Flip says he's returned to Mayberry after is pro-football playing days are over to run his father's business. This was the first time (and only time) that a black actor was featured as a main character. Up until then, blacks were only used as extras."

        "I'm not worried. If there's something bad out there, we'll find, you'll slay, we'll party!" -- Xander

        by Finnegan05 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 06:06:15 AM PDT

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