I am getting prepped for Friday. The Mayberry Days Festival begins tomorrow and lasts through the weekend in Mt. Airy, NC. Did you know that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Andy Griffith Show?
Living where I do…here in North Carolina…let me tell you, the people here take their Andy Griffith Show VERY seriously. The show airs every weekday here at 5:30 on the local TV station WFMY.
And of course you can always catch it on TVLand between 3 and 6PM. TVLand is also celebrating the 50th Anniversary with 50 Days of Andy all this weekend where they are airing the top 50 episodes voted by the audience. The show holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of people here and we decided it was time to pay our respects.
We’ve lived here for almost 12 years and have never attended the annual festival that celebrates all the things Mayberry. Mt. Airy North Carolina is where Andy Griffith grew up and is the town that Mayberry is based on. This is the year we finally do it! We are headed there on Friday and I hope to have a full update posted on my blog after we get back. I am whistling already. :)
In the meantime, let me leave you with a couple of YouTube clips of The Pickle Episode. This episode is from Season 2 of "The Andy Griffith Show" and originally aired December 1961. Aunt Bee makes a batch of her "famous" pickles and takes them to Andy and Barney at the sheriff's office for lunch. The thing is…her pickles taste like Kerosene.
It might be just me…and my special affection for pickles…but I couldn’t help but laugh at this episode. And I couldn’t stop laughing near the end of the first clip (3:45 second mark) where Andy and Barney discover Aunt Bea’s been making marmalade too. If you have a few minutes you don’t know what to do with…indulge yourself with some good ole’ fashion time wasting TV watching fun right here. :)
(If you click to watch it and it come up as disabled….click where it says “Watch on Youtube” and it should take you right there. I am having technology issues today. )