I wonder if Goober got the idea for his hat from reading Archie comics?
I was wondering who moved his nose a tad to the left.
Spit was wearin one long before that Andrews knob
I think Andy accidentally put on Aunt Bea's perfume.
Floyd is still my all-time Mayberry fave. A very active listener, which is the mark of a superb actor.
perfect soundtrack for me digging in the garden!!!
OH wait..it was Jughead who wore the 'poor mans crown'...wups
Dig it, Amira! Whatcha planting? We have lots of lettuce and herbs and put in all our tomato seedlings last Sunday.
Enjoyed watching The Porter Wagoner Show over a UHF TV station from Sacramento back in '73. Dolly Parton was his gorgeous sidekick. That's entertainment!
That's double entertainment
@Tom: Saw them locally here on Louisville waves. A pair indeed. :)
aw yeah...usta watch it ever weekend at Granmaws...that an Midwestern Hayride !
a souperior side
So how come Goober never got his own show?...a grave injustice
Certainly a better comedian than Jim Nabors.
a better character all round...i guess Hee Haw had him tied up
In my search for local Louisville TV of my early childhood, I came across Foster Brooks, "a hayseed character and sidekick to Randy Atcher on T-Bar-V Ranch and Hayloft Hoedown" and Boyd Bennett and His Rockets. Wonder if Rex has ever played "My Boy Flat-top."
Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:
I just noticed George Lindsey High School here in Williamsburg. What an honor!
a take off on 'My Boy Lollipop' ?
I dunno it, but my Dad's radio persona beginning around the same time was Flat-top. "Flat-top's Follies" where he'd wail 'em, wail 'em, wail 'em from Salem, Salem, Salem (Indiana).
How cool ...you got any airchecks ?
an did he say it 3 times or was that an ECHO echo echo
I didn't inherit anything from his station, which he started in 1953. As I told station manager Ken, it's a shame because I would have had tons of incredible vinyl to donate. But I remember that "wail 'em" line and his sound effects of a mooing cow, meowing cat, etc.
@Howie: Advertisers discovered as the 60s passed that all the rural-theme shows attarcted older and more downscale viewers who didn't have a lot of disposable income, and anyhow were set in their ways about purchasing and therefore didn't respond that much to TV ad campaigns. Instead, they wanted younger suburban and urban viewers.
CBS had many of these rural/small-town-appealing shows, and an early change made by a young Fred Silverman was to start cancelling those shows in the 1970, replacing them with shows like All in the Family and Maude and The Jeffersons in the early 70s. You can google or wikipedia "Rural Purge" for details (that's what this phase of TV history came to be known as). If rural shows had not diappeared in 1970-72, Goober might have gotten a show. Many rural shows were spun off of existing rural shows in the mid/late 60s.
We can always count on G with the straight poop! Thanks, G!
veddy interestink ...always learn somethin here
im changing my name to shades
Kat's dad was a real character. Since I moved to the area everybody tells me how he brought Elvis and Rock'n'roll to the area, and his was the only station in southern Indiana/Louisville area that was playing the cool hip sounds!
During his funeral a lot of outrageous stories were told -- e.g. he'd started his station without a license. After being on the air for some weeks/months (I forget) somebody asked him about one and he said: "what license?"
He dont need no stinking license !...i probly heard him in N ky at some point
He was a character all right. Now my half-siblings are running the station into the ground. A real shame from its heyday.
Baptized in butter -- slick!
That station shoulda been Kat's...no?
If I could have moved it away from Salem, perhaps. But it's now a 100% shill for the evangelicals, the only money to be had in rural radio. No thank you.