A Few Little Known Fun Facts About The Andy Griffith Show

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The Andy Griffith Show aired between 1960 and 1968. It was a fun classic comedy about a few people from a little town called Mayberry in North Carolina. The main character was Andy who was not only a widower but the sheriff of the small town. He lived with his son, Opie and his aunt […]

Aunt Bee: Sex Symbol and Diva?

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A young Frances Bavier publicity photo as a fledging  Broadway stage actress. Aunt Bee was a looker!  No, I am serious.  Briscoe Darling, the various traveling salesmen, and all her other suitors on the Andy Griffith Show had it right.  She was some catch…but no one ever did! Frances Elizabeth Bavier was born in New […]

Into The Mayberry Courthouse

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Sing to “Into the Great Wide Open” by Tom Petty Andy waited until Barney was through They picked Helen up, and Thelma Lou They went to Goober’s for a pop and some fuel, The Courthouse was wide open Went to the diner, which they both could afford, Barney was happy, but Andy looked bored He […]

Aunt Bee: The Super Aunt

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You have probably seen reruns of The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry.  If you have, your favorite character is most likely Aunt Bee – everyone seems to love her.  She is Beatrice Taylor and Sheriff Andy Taylor’s paternal aunt. There are a number of reasons why people (myself included) loved Aunt Bee’s character. She embodies the characteristics […]

Mayberry’s Aunt Bee

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Many of us delighted in watching Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) on the Andy Griffith Show and later on Mayberry R.F.D.  Aunt Bee was the beloved maiden aunt of the widowed Andy.  After his housekeeper left to get married Aunt Bee moved into the house to take care of Andy and Opie. Even though she never […]