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Barney Plighting His Troth (Read 1480 times)
Jan 7th, 2012 at 2:39pm

Thelscuz   Offline
Everything's OK in Mayberry!

 
Seems like we all agree that Barney was not the most faithful fellow in the world (Nee-tah, Wah,a,uh, neeta). But deep down inside it appeared that Barney truly loved only Thelma Lou. (We'll discount the pitiful "Class Reunion" episode where he forgets her as soon as the blond bats her eyelashes at him.)

How many times did Barney "Plight His Troth" to Thel? Any ideas? I mean times when he seemed to sincerely speak to her or of her regarding his love for her.

Maybe we'd better just consider it "temporary insanity" that he moved off and left her and didn't keep in touch. We know that Barney in his right mind would never have done that!
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 7th, 2012 at 2:56pm

tiltjlp   Offline
She Was A Sweet Cat
Cheviot Ohio

 
Well, he seemed to close mighty close that time they were looking at the living room furniture display at Ben Weaver's after the picture show.
 

John
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Reply #2 - Jan 7th, 2012 at 5:10pm

SWFLguy   Offline
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SW FL

 
I sort of understand the writers keeping Andy single, but wonder why they didn't get Barney and Thelma Lou hitched in the 5th season. They still could have made a huge ratings splash with a two-parter when Don Knotts was able to do a guest spot in between making movies. I also wonder if the idea ever came up. Guess we may never know these things along with the identity of our favorite mystery man.
 
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Reply #3 - Jan 9th, 2012 at 8:09am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
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Without a 'wing man', Andy's life would be pretty boring. But with two single best-est of friends, an occasional boys night out on the town was exciting and appropriate as they were both unattached, save for the 'understanding' Andy and Helen had. (He was understanding... she wasn't) When one friend gets married, the two usually drift apart. But I agree that a return of Barney should have been an opportunity to write both Barney and Thel out of the show gracefully. As it is Thel just quit showing up. Quite a sad state of affairs.

 
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Reply #4 - Jan 9th, 2012 at 5:49pm

Puddingtame   Offline
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Well there was the time early on when Barn had a hard time talking to Thel. And he tells Andy how much she means to him, even right down to saying how when he looks down at his eggs every morning he sees her face. Now if that ain't true love, I don't know what true love is. Grin
 

Puddingtame! Ask me again I'll tell you the same!
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Reply #5 - Jan 10th, 2012 at 9:40am

Keevy Hazelton   Offline
Ocean View, VA

 
He told her she was, "the only girl I love," on the dance floor in one of the Fun Girls episodes.
 

"Don't take no nerve to do something when there ain't nothin' else you can do."....Tom Joad
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Reply #6 - Jan 11th, 2012 at 10:27am

Thelscuz   Offline
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Good one, Keevy!  Was that the one where Thel couldn't hear what he was saying because of the music?  Then, he said it louder and the music stopped and everybody started laughing?

That was a touching moment...
 
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Reply #7 - Jan 11th, 2012 at 11:07am

Keevy Hazelton   Offline
Ocean View, VA

 
Thelscuz wrote on Jan 11th, 2012 at 10:27am:
Was that the one where Thel couldn't hear what he was saying because of the music?

Yes, TC, that was the one.
 

"Don't take no nerve to do something when there ain't nothin' else you can do."....Tom Joad
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Reply #8 - Jan 12th, 2012 at 7:47am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
But did he ever plight his troth?

I mean to Plight one's troth is to promise to marry.

Did he ever do that? 

"You're the cats," isn't necessarily troth plighting.
 
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Reply #9 - Jan 13th, 2012 at 10:59am

Thelscuz   Offline
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Discussing furniture for the man's den in the couple's future home sounds to me like a man that's done plighted!
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 13th, 2012 at 1:06pm

tiltjlp   Offline
She Was A Sweet Cat
Cheviot Ohio

 
Thelscuz wrote on Jan 13th, 2012 at 10:59am:
Discussing furniture for the man's den in the couple's future home sounds to me like a man that's done plighted!


In fact Barney even said thet'd get hitched, just not yet.
 

John
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Reply #11 - Jan 13th, 2012 at 5:46pm

widow bradshaw   Offline
I Thought you was the
widow Bradshaw!
Carolina

 
"you want your room to smell like a dog?"  Grin
 
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Reply #12 - Jan 18th, 2012 at 8:31am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
widow bradshaw wrote on Jan 13th, 2012 at 5:46pm:
"you want your room to smell like a dog?" Grin


What's wrong with that?
 
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