Betty Lynn's last appearance on Matlock came in this Christmas episode
Griffith pushed producers to cast her on the show. Do you know why Lynn quit?
In the first season of Matlock, Andy Griffith floated an idea by his new show’s producers. He suggested his old Mayberry friend Betty Lynn might make for a good secretary for Ben Matlock, and producers agreed that Lynn fit the role.
Once it was decided that Betty Lynn was in, Griffith himself wrote out some scenes to showcase the Thelma Lou actor from The Andy Griffith Show.
"Andy has written a few little scenes just for me, very funny," Lynn told The Alternative Press in 1986, when it was announced that she too would join Matlock.
Lynn wasn’t sure at that point how long her secretary character Sarah would last on the show. She told the Press that all she hoped was that her scenes were funny enough not to get cut from that first episode.
But Lynn’s scenes, of course, were funny enough, and she would go on to appear in four Matlock episodes before she and Griffith, unfortunately, had a falling out.
The story goes that Lynn liked being on Matlock but wanted more lines. She went to Andy to see what he could do, and instead of hearing her complaints out, Lynn said he shut them down.
"They let me go as soon as they could," Lynn said. "I was upset with him because he wouldn’t listen."
Her final appearance on Matlock came in a Christmas episode called "Santa Claus."
In "Santa Claus," Matlock winds up defending a street Santa accused of killing his heartless landlord who was trying to evict tenants during the holidays.
If you’re a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, you might recognize that the actor playing Santa in this episode is another familiar face from Mayberry.
In a sixth season episode of The Andy Griffith Show called "Wyatt Earp Rides Again," Pat Hingle, who plays Matlock’s accused Santa, appears as a promoter of a wild west show that’s come to Mayberry. It’s a memorable episode because it ends with Griffith challenged to a duel!
The duel between Lynn and Griffith was a much more serious matter than the one that Sheriff Andy diffused on The Andy Griffith Show, though.
Lynn wouldn’t speak to Griffith for 20 years after she left Matlock.
In the end, they were able to bury the hatchet, though, when Griffith called up Lynn one day out of the blue to ask for acting advice.
After all those years, he still knew she was the best person to call, and she still had that sweet forgiving nature that allowed her to pick up his call. After that, they were friends again until the end.
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Had stayed on TAGS then most likely Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou)
Would have stayed on TAGS.
I also likes Barney's second
Girlfriend Hilda Mae played by
Miss Rose Mary was Barney's first girlfriend on one episode only
Andy Taylor s Girlfriend s
She had to hunt BARNAY down and kick his sorry po-po for running around with Juanita
I can't believe it.
WISEGUY has done the
WISEGUY has VANISHED INTO
THIN AIR. TV characters ED
SAWYER and Lucy Mathews
Also disappeared into thin air
And disappeared from Mayberry
Completely after The "Stranger
In Town " Episode of The Andy
Ed Sawyer told Andy Taylor that
Mayberry was his Hometown
And that he had a crush on
Lucy Mathews and that he
WAS Movind to Mayberry.
Yet during the Entire 8 Years of
The Andy Griffith Show and.the Entire 3 years of Mayberry RFD
Ed Sawyer must have been
Hiding in Mayberry because
After the TAGS episode
Stranger In Town Ed Sawyer
Was never seen or heard from
Again. Maybe Ed Sawyer and
Lucy Mathews. Eloped and
Moved somewhere else.
Anyway WISEGUY is another
Ed Sawyer because Wiseguy
Has vanished in a Poof.
In real life Judge Crater and
Airplane hijacker DB Cooper
Vanished into Thin Air .
And DB Cooper became a
FOOTNOTE In HISTORY.
So your comments are seen and appreciated by some.
I'm betting no one else but you and me, on this forum, know who Joe Penner was.
I could be wrong.
20 per cent of the population have even heard of Joe Penner. I read a description. Of Joe Penner
On the Internet that referred to Joe Penner as
The Pee Wee Herman. Of the 1930s .Some of the movies of Joe Penner include Life of the Party
The Boys From Syracuse
The Days The Bookies Wept
And Millionaire Playboy.
I wish that Pee Wee Herman Eddie Cantor and
Joe Penner had been around at the same time and performed in comedy
Movies(Movie Shorts and
Eddie Cantor and
Joe Penner and Pee Wee Herman could have called
Themselves The 3/NITWITS.
Here's a trick about any production. If they don't keep it fresh through a little evolution, fans are going to take it for granted. And maybe find something else new and curious. Remember, in the day, these shows were competing directly off of others in that timeslot. They only had one hour every week to make an impression! MASH took it to the extreme. But all these other (lesser?) shows were having to do the same thing.
Let's get off their back for making natural changes along the way. Even I Love Lucy did, in the Fifties/Sixties!!!
How do you and other Metv
Comment Line Persons put
These short videos on the
METV Comment Line?
I hope that someone will put the almost epilogue of
The Happy Days episode
Crusing where Richie Cunningham
Potsie Weber and Ralph Malph find out they have to run through Arnold's Drive In their underwear and shortly thereafter Richie Potsie And Ralph find out that BAG ZOMBROSKI (Neil J Schwartz) also lost the bet so Potsie Richie and
Ralph carry BAG through Arnold's Drive In parking lot in his underwear and
Everyone in the parking lot
Of Arnold's Drive In is laughing at BAG ZOMBROSKI.
On the Adventures of Ozzie And Harriet episode KRIS
And The Queen Ginger(Charlene Salerno)
Dumps a.glass of water on
Wally Plumstead Skip Young and in The Haunted
Halloween episode of Happy Days Richie dumps
A glass of punch on Bag Zombroski Neil J Schwartz.
I liked the Captain Kangaroo Video someone put on the Metv Comment
Line and Harlow put the video clip of MOOSE BARRY GREENBERG dancing with
The cute girl Carey Williams in Arnold's Drive In in the epilogue of Guess Who's coming to Visit.
In the Happy.Days episode
Hello Tough Guy Eugene Belvin Denis Mandel is showing how he knocked out the bully at Vinnie's Restaurant at Arnold's Drive In and EUGENE BELVIN crashed in the kitchen of Arnold's Drive In.
Chuck Cunningham Randolph Roberts had a funny line in the Happy Days episode Richie Moves
Out when Richienas
Chuck Cunningham Randolph Roberts had a funny line in the episode Richie Moves Out when
Chuck tells Richie that "I
Usually put a sign in the window that says keep away I've got a.girl in here
In the Happy Days episode
Give The Band A Hand
Which is the last appearance of Gavan O Herlihy as Chuck Cunningham Check gets the
Last Laugh when he saysthat Joanie's soup is
Terrific and can Chuck have
Some more of Joanie's soup and Everyone gives Chuck 4 bowls of Joanie's soup . In the Happy Days episode where Melvin Belvin Scott Bernstein
Chases KC Cunningham Crystal Bernard through
The Cunningham's living.
Room to get a kiss from
KC Cunningham and Fonzie
Catches Melvin Belvin.
Another funny episode of Happy Days is when Roger Phillips Ted McGinley kisses
Rocky Barufis wife
In the Bugs Bunny Cartoon
a mmA Heckling Hare there is a Surprise Ending when Bugs Bunny and a dog fall off of s cliff.
U liked the Captain Kangaroo clip about the
Ping Pong bslls that someone put on the
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