A timely Mayberry salute to the fourth of July

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July this week than with Andy and Barney. Here Barney demonstrates his unique mastery of the preamble to the U.S. constitution.
As a kid, I laughed always at Don Knotts as bumbling Barney Fife, but never really appreciated what a superb straight man Andy Griffith made. Two life-long friends at the top of their form.
The episode, “Opie’s Ill-Gotten Gain,” originally aired on CBS on Nov. 18, 1963–just days before the assassination of president John F. Kennedy.


One Response to “A timely Mayberry salute to the fourth of July”

  1. MeTV has already run a 3-hour afternoon block of 1960s to early 70s guest-star programming today featuring Griffith. (Just Sunday it was another MeTV afternoon marathon tributing Don Grady.)

    Here in Canada, the only thing corporate leader Bell provided this past week /weekend was its 2nd-half of a 29% (direct service excl. touch-tone, 911 and HST) fee increase against my basic apartment land-line phone service – within the past 11 months.


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