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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SayWhat?, Jul 3, 2012.
We kind of did this with Hogan recently, so here goes.
Other than Opie and Gomer, is anyone left?
Thelma Lou is 85.
Gomer isn't going to be around much longer. Jim has been very sick the past few months. You know he's really sick if he misses the Indy 500 and he did this year.
Oh, and "Leon" is still around.
Also, per IMDB:
Elinor Donahue who played Ellie Walker in 12 episodes in 60-61. She was Andy's first love interest. She is currently 73.
Richard Keith who played Opie's friend Johnny Paul in 12 Episodes is 61. He was also sometimes billed as Keith Thibedeaux (Little Ricky).
Jack Burns who played Warren in 11 Episodes in 65-66 is currently 78. He was Barney's replacement as Deputy.
Captain Kirk is still in Mayberry.
Going where no man has gone before, deep into unexplored virgin territory.
Great screen caps, Carl.
Have to love Desilu Studios for both Trek and Andy Griffith.
The memories; the laughs ... they're all still there. :up:
Also in those screenshots, Joan Collins is still with us as well.
I was not aware that Desilu Studios had anything more to do with "Andy Griffith Show" then just being where the show happened to be filmed. Personally, It was the behind the scene talents of Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard who made the show the success it was.
Andy Taylor & Mayberry were first introduced to the world as part of 'Make Room for Daddy'. Back then, It was Aunt Lucy who lived with Andy and Opie.
Frank Caddy plays the town drunk (I believe his name was Walter). Frances Bavier played a town citizen named Henrietta (I'll swear this character became Emma Brand (played by Cheerio Meredith))
According to Wiki; Desilu produced the show from its beginning in 1960 until 1967. At that point, Paramount took the helm and ended the series in 1968. To be fair to Wiki, they point out the these were filming locations. Producers Leonard and Thomas appear to have held the production helm for the whole time it aired.
The one that always offered his peanut butter sandwich was Ron Howards brother.
As you mentioned, Wiki states that Desilu Studios was a filming location and that is a far cry from being the series producers. The show's producers were CBS and Danny Thomas Enterprises.
Additionally, It was not Paramount who ended the series but Andy Griffith himself who wanted to bow out while the show was still popular
Yep, Clint. He's in many films Ron directs.
Yup, that was "Leon".
Whatever you say, fluff.
Oh no. He's a nice man.
I wished HULU would get these great shows!
The Andy Griffith Show is on HULU.
Fluffybear is absolutely correct. The filming/taping location of a TV show doesn't necessarily indicate anything about the production company that's producing the show; the L.A. studios are happy to rent out space to anyone who has the money, so it really just depends on where the production company can get a good deal for the amount of space they need. Danny Thomas and CBS found what they needed at Desilu (which owned a lot of Hollywood studio space in the 1960s), so that's where they rented space.
And incidentally, Desilu became Paramount Television in 1967, at which point all of Desilu's studio space was renamed "Paramount Studios." I believe "The Andy Griffith Show" filmed in the same physical location all along, even though that's somewhat unclear on Wikipedia. (Many things are somewhat unclear on Wikipedia, so you have to be very careful when you cite it as a source.)