- Jun 12, 2005
- Real Name
One thing that always struck me about Mayberry, and maybe this is too much of a generalization, but I think it's true: being happy in Mayberry largely means not being married. Andy wasn't married for the run of his show, and once he gets married, he largely disappears. Hardly anyone in Mayberry that is a recurring character is married. The culture of Mayberry does not portray happy marriages; on the contrary, it pokes fun at married characters like the mayor on TAGS, Emmett on RFD, etc.
I had never given it much thought, but I think you're right about the depiction of marriage on the two shows. Otis Campbell seemed to have a decent relationship with his wife as I recall. But not his mother-in-law. Hit her in the mouth with a leg of lamb!Marriage, in Mayberry, does not bear close examination, IMO.
My Dad was a copy machine repairman in the 70's and we had machines like this sitting in the basement. I got to take them apart and put them back together at my leisure.When I was twelve, my dad brought home and old clunker like this, where you had to put the sheets around the copy to make it. The machine was heavy as hell, took forever to warm up, and made about one copy every two minutes. But at the time I thought it was the neatest thing I’d ever seen!
His jacket didn't hurt any. And I love those mics around their necks.It's not Howard's Nehru jacket?
I don't want to get off topic too much but RFD was shot here so....I have stuff spanning all thirty years I've worked at the studio...I bought the cap and sweat pants back in 1988 on my first day on the lot. My wife retired the cap after 19 years and I bought the one you see in the Mayberry photos. I outgrew the sweats years ago but she still wears them.I've paid too much attention to classic TV end logos on Star Trek over the years when my main takeaway from those pics is "Hey, cool, a Paramount hat from the Viacom era!"
Okay I have one more for you and then we'll return to Mayberry.I've paid too much attention to classic TV end logos on Star Trek over the years when my main takeaway from those pics is "Hey, cool, a Paramount hat from the Viacom era!"