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My wife frequently watches reruns of The Andy Griffith Show (which ran from 1960 to 1968). And she told me something that she had read, that I did not previously know, about it.

The first several episodes did not feature Don Knotts ("Barney Fife"); and Andy had the good sense (and the humility) to acknowledge to his producer, and others, that he really needed someone funny to complement him. He said that he had just the person: Don Knotts, who was a personal friend of his.

Note: You may notice that Don Knotts appears also on all the other shows that Andy Griffith stars in (Matlock leaps to mind; there, Don Knotts is his rather eccentric next-door neighbor).

Anyway, I just think that it is a breath of fresh air to see that someone did not consider himself too big--too important--to ask to bring in someone else, who would really carry the show.
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This brings to mind the story of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Foxworthy was headlining a tour when he invited comedian Larry the Cable Guy to join as a warm up act. After a few tour stops Foxworthy insisted Larry take the coveted last set saying he couldn't handle the rowdy crowd after Larry's act.
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One of my favorite shows to watch growing up as a kid.....
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My wife frequently watches reruns of The Andy Griffith Show (which ran from 1960 to 1968). And she told me something that she had read, that I did not previously know, about it.

The first several episodes did not feature Don Knotts ("Barney Fife"); and Andy had the good sense (and the humility) to acknowledge to his producer, and others, that he really needed someone funny to complement him. He said that he had just the person: Don Knotts, who was a personal friend of his.

Note: You may notice that Don Knotts appears also on all the other shows that Andy Griffith stars in (Matlock leaps to mind; there, Don Knotts is his rather eccentric next-door neighbor).

Anyway, I just think that it is a breath of fresh air to see that someone did not consider himself too big--too important--to ask to bring in someone else, who would really carry the show.
I was fortunate to go to Mt Airy where Andy was raised and a nicer bunch of people I've never met. I suspect he was "raised right.
on a side note: we had a delivery there as one does not generally go "through" the hill town.
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adam sandler has a lot of the same actors in several of his movies.
seems like steve buscemi always shows up no matter how small the part.
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My wife frequently watches reruns of The Andy Griffith Show (which ran from 1960 to 1968). And she told me something that she had read, that I did not previously know, about it.

The first several episodes did not feature Don Knotts ("Barney Fife"); and Andy had the good sense (and the humility) to acknowledge to his producer, and others, that he really needed someone funny to complement him. He said that he had just the person: Don Knotts, who was a personal friend of his.

Note: You may notice that Don Knotts appears also on all the other shows that Andy Griffith stars in (Matlock leaps to mind; there, Don Knotts is his rather eccentric next-door neighbor).

Anyway, I just think that it is a breath of fresh air to see that someone did not consider himself too big--too important--to ask to bring in someone else, who would really carry the show.
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