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Charlene's divorce and betrothal to Andy (Read 1725 times)
Jan 25th, 2012 at 6:00am

Andyfan   Offline
Everything's OK in Mayberry!

 
Unlike so many episodes of TAGS, this one did not have a moral. It was just good fun -- and a lot of fun. There was also a semi-spooky aspect that writers and actors both played for laughs in the mountain folklore of Charlene's "divorce" and poor Barney's ride on the white horse. He reminded me of a figure out of a movie about the Puritans in his black suit and hat. It was funny to learn he would sneeze because of the horse but had to ride him to Andy's rescue.
Does anyone else like this episode?
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:56am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
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The moral was a selfless act of Barney riding a horse to help his pal, knowing full well that he was allergic to horses.

Smiley
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 25th, 2012 at 9:55pm

Ronald Bailey   Offline
Doesn't anybody in this
town know how to swing?
Southern Missouri Ozarks

 
One of my all-time favorites!!!!


- "Shall we get the shovel???" - Grin
 

"Just tell him the boy busted a winder and wants to stand on his own two legs."
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Reply #3 - Jan 26th, 2012 at 7:46am

Andyfan   Offline
Everything's OK in Mayberry!

 
Ronald Bailey wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 9:55pm:
One of my all-time favorites!!!!


- "Shall we get the shovel???" - Grin


What do you like about it? I think one reason it tickles me is that the mountain folk are somehow endearing in their superstitious adherence to certain silly, yet fascinating, rituals. They are very childlike and that leads me to like them. I also really feel for Andy who has a sense of being trapped because Charlene is so wrong for him yet he is afraid both of hurting her feelings and of possible violence from the Darlings should he hurt hers. Oddly, Charlene might have been a good match for the character Andy Griffith played in "No Time For Sergeants." I also just love seeing Barney in that black garb on that white horse, sneezing and awkward -- yet accomplishing the task of getting Andy out of his bind!
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 26th, 2012 at 9:46pm

Ronald Bailey   Offline
Doesn't anybody in this
town know how to swing?
Southern Missouri Ozarks

 
I like it for all of the reasons you just said. Also,  I just like it because it is a bit different. I mean, let's face it in what other episode does Barney ride throught the streets at night on a horse to try to get Andy out of an "arranged" marriage!

P.S.  It is also one of the few episodes that are set entirely at night.
 

"Just tell him the boy busted a winder and wants to stand on his own two legs."
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Reply #5 - Feb 3rd, 2012 at 5:59pm

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

 
Mayberry at night...ain't it a beautiful thing? Cheesy
 
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Reply #6 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 9:35am

Andy Paul Lawson   Offline
Everythings okay in Mayberry.
Little Rock AR

 
  Beats seeing Otis riding a cow at night Cheesy
 
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Reply #7 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 11:02am

Thelscuz   Offline
Everything's OK in Mayberry!

 
Or Andy, Barney and the girls trying to view the ducks at the pond? lake? in the dark...tee hee.
 
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Reply #8 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 12:27pm

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

 
Andy Paul Lawson wrote on Feb 4th, 2012 at 9:35am:
Otis riding a cow

I'm not so sure about that, the 'otis on a cow' scene ranks high on my favorite TAGS scenes list. Cheesy
 
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