Special Sub-Topic: Mayberry Who am I?
|I single-handedly run the switchboard in Mayberry; the things I could tell you!|
Sarah. Sarah seems to be a popular name for switchboard operators -- Hooterville also had a Sarah!
|I thought Henry Gilley would never propose; he courted me for sixteen years! But now we're happily married and live in a little yellow house two up from the corner.|
Tyla Lee Vernon. This little tidbit was from "Prisoner of Love."
Virginia Beasley was engaged to Earlie Gilley, Emma Larch and Bobby Gribble were announcing their coming nuptials, and Lucy Matthews was being courted by Ed Sawyer.
|I'm just hopping mad! That Gomer Pyle gave me a parking ticket, and he's not even a real deputy! I'm gonna call Andy about this!|
Bunny Caldwell. From the episode, "Andy's Vacation." Flip Conroy was a football player, Hugo Hopfleisch was an old German soldier, and Eileen Hopkins was a Mayberrian who loved Tony Curtis.
|I work at the dime store and told Gomer about the gold truck.|
Laura Lee Hobbs. From "A Black Day for Mayberry." Ellie Walker, Ms. Mason, and Mavis Neff all worked in drugstores.
|Amazing Grace -- how sweet it is! Just Thelma Lou and me, gluing covers on hymn books...|
Edgar Coleman. Of course there was nothing between Edgar Coleman and Thelma Lou; Barney had a jealous side.
|I have a prominent overbite; my whole family, four generations of us, sometimes walk to church together. I'm neither a junior nor a senior, that's why I'm called...|
Plain Claude Beamon. This is part of a beautiful front porch scene in "Family Visit." The other Beamons are Claude Junior, Claude Senior, and Claudette.
|I've waited tables at both the Bluebird Diner and the Junction Cafe, and I sometimes date Barney Fife. (But don't tell Thelma Lou!)|
Juanita Beasley. All these other ladies dated Barney, but none were waitresses, and all were seen on the show.
|I gave my son a car for his birthday. (He was 57.)|
Earl Pike. Barney and Andy read about this in the newspaper, in "Opie's Fortune." Mayor Pike and his daughter Josephine were both shown in the series, and Nat Pike, though never actually shown, was only four years old!
|I carved my initials in the town cannon.|
Tracey Rupert. Barney was appalled that Andy lied to an antiques dealer about the initials belonging to Teddy Roosevelt.
|I found a big collie dog and he was shaved for the summer.|
Al Becker. From "A Date for Gomer." Andy starts telling a funny story about Al Becker and his dog, but stops when he realizes nobody else knows Al. We never did find out what happened to Al Becker and his big collie dog!
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