Monday, February 27, 2006

Patrick's Sunday Seven -- Favorite Mayberry Character

List in order your seven favorite characters from the old Andy Griffith Show.

1. Barney -- always wrong, but you kept waiting for him to be right, at least once.  Andy used to arrange things so Barney looked right at least.

2. Opie -- Cute as a bugs' ear, then and now at fifty or whatever he is.

3. Andy -- Essentially kind.  What kind of a Sheriff is that, anyway?

4. Ellie -- Not much of a character in the story, but played by a gorgeous actress like Elinor Donahue, who cares. Gotta be in your top seven.

5. Goober -- He had to be really goofy to be goofier than Gomer. Gomer went off and joined the Marines, so Goober had to be the town idiot, a hard act to follow.

6. Otis -- He got drunk every week end and had to be locked up.  He was such a regular that they decorated his cell as a home away from home, and he spent every week end there.

7. Floyd -- the barber, Oh yeeessss, he drawled as ideas slowly impinged on his brain.

How unfair, we're limited to seven.  They were all magnificently drawn characters.

7 comments:

garnett109 said...

ode to barney fife, Don Knots, his first name actually was jesse

jckfrstross said...

Yes i loved to watch that show and barney was always screwing up but andy made it look right for him we need good shows like this again

Deb

bamawmn46 said...

One of my favorite shows!!  I would have to put Otis a little higher on the list.. He was to funny...  Although Aunt Bea was one of the straight people in the show, she did play a trick or two...  Remember the rumor she started about the traveling shoe salesman??  LOL... YOu gotta love it!!
Jackie

annalisa135 said...

a wonderful wonderful show.

I am very sad by Don Knotts death.  There will be a special tv show on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (tomorrow) on TVLand to honor him.    One of those anniversary shows for the Andy Griffith Show.  I'm going to try to watch it, but honestly every time I see his face, I start to cry.  I never had the opportunity to meet him, (sure wish I did), but the man definitely had an impact on me.  I hope God blesses him abundantly.

lv2trnscrb said...

it was truly a classic show

betty

kateh2ocolorart said...

I get points~
Stood next to Don Knotts waiting to be seated at a restaurant near Malibu on Pacific Coast highway...btw, he had TWO beautiful young ladies with him.  It was about 37 years ago!  Kate

mtrib2 said...

It was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid.   Don Knott's passing is a loss to many, as he was a talented and unforgettable actor.    mark