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Never saw this one before--laughed out loud and scared my dog.
This reminds me of a conversation I had last month, though it wasn't as funny. Kinda sad, actually. Don Knotts was a genius. That serious look he gets at the beginning - a total set-up to let you know Barney doesn't know shit - is a howler, only topped by when he proceeds to muss up his hair. A real star.
If the "Andy Griffith Show" were done today, who could play Barney part as well as Don Knott's?For that matter, who could play Andy as well as Andy Griffith?Floyd the Barber?Howard?
E PlebnistaKirk does it better.
Funny but slight continuity problem with the hair from the one shot edited in with the two shot.Host with the Most said...If the "Andy Griffith Show" were done today, who could play Barney part as well as Don Knott's?For that matter, who could play Andy as well as Andy Griffith?Floyd the Barber?Howard?The remake would have to include more diversity.Sheriff Andy Taylor - Morgan FreemanBarney - Eddie GriffinFloyd the Barber - Bobby LeeOtis the Drunk - Artie LangeHoward Sprague - Paula PoundstoneAunt Bee - Whoopi GoldbergGomer Pyle - Scott ThompsonGoober - Larry the Cable Guy
Andy went over to Raleigh this past Saturday. He was reciting a poem his wife wrote for the inauguration of the new governor, a Democrat. And she's a woman, too. The governor. Don't that beat all!
Original George said...Andy went over to Raleigh this past Saturday. He was reciting a poem his wife wrote for the inauguration of the new governor, a Democrat. And she's a woman, too. The governor. Don't that beat all!No. Andy and Opie endorsed Obama and so did Fonzie.When will Obama Jump the Shark ? ^^NSFA *men in shorts warning*.
I agree with Emcee, Don Knotts was a genius. The chemistry between Andy Griffith and Knotts was perfect. When Don left the Andy Griffith show in 1965 it just wasn't the same anymore.Andy - Denzel WashingtonBarney - Dave ChappelleFloyd - Jamie FoxxOtis the Drunk - Rick James Aunt Bee - Garielle UnionHoward - Jaleel WhiteGomer - Michael Clark DuncanGoober - Al Sharpton
Yep, ol' simple country boy multimillionaire beach dwellin' Andy is a communist - who knew? Oh, right, anyone who was paying attention. He is a UNC grad, afterall...
Nah, it was that Howard Sprague who was the shady one.
I'm so glad you posted that clip. I've been dying to find an excuse to link to that video for weeks!The screen grab is hilarious, and the timing of the nice tribute to Knotts at the end over the silence as Fife struts his bufoonery is just perfect.Indeed, Don Knotts' incarnation of Barney Fife was genius. As a kid watching the show I remember how he could take you on an emotional roller coaster, all while doing first rate situation comedy. He'd be silly to the point you couldn't take him seriously. Then he'd act so officious, self-important, arrogant and almost mean to the point you could hate him. But soon he'd reveal that all of it was bundled within the sad, insecure, even tragic depths of a human frailty that we all share. Then back to silly again, all in one 30 minute episode.
Crack, that was an excellent read and a great reminder.
For laugh-out-loudability, that clip is right up there with the one of Althouse eating her cold egg salad sandwich - the second cold egg salad sandwich because her video failed on the first one. Boy, did we get our money's worth! I'll call that my favorite Althouse blogspot moment of the 5 year (so far) magnus opie. I mean, opus.
Now, do I have to see "Frost/Nixon"?
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