Beaming Down to Mayberry

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No doubt many of you went out this past weekend to see Star Trek Into Darkness, the latest Trek movie to hit the big screen. I thought the release of this new film was a golden opportunity to reflect on my favorite episode of the original Star Trek series, “The City on the Edge of […]

The Mayberry That Might Have Been

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The Andy Griffith Show is a classic example of the right cast coming together to form an unbeatable combination. Indeed, it is nearly impossible to think of any other actors playing the various citizens of Mayberry. Still, on several occasions, The Andy Griffith Show came close to having different actors in key roles. In fact, […]

Love Lessons from Ernest T. Bass

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Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. If you are a man, and single, perhaps you are looking for a special lady with whom you can celebrate this big day. Sadly, not all of us can be a lady-killer like Barney Fife. Indeed, most of us can only dream of being a suave playboy like ol’ […]

Baer of a Mayor

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One of the many reasons I enjoy watching The Andy Griffith Show is because of the various actors who appeared on it as guest stars or in supporting roles. There were many notable performers that appeared as citizens and visitors to Mayberry. Some of these men and women had careers that went back to the […]

The Colorful Friends of Mayberry

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When I was a kid, I didn’t much care for the color episodes that made up the last three seasons of The Andy Griffith Show. These shows just never seemed as good to me to me as the earlier black and white episodes. As I got into my teens, I realized that what really bothered […]