Friday, August 31, 2012

My treat to me, Andy Griffith Show

Hi Friends,
Do you ever give yourself a little treat?
I recently bought the DVDs for the entire first season of the Andy Griffith show.
I watched the first episode yesterday and loved it, and it has been many years since I watched the show, which began in 1960.
I found this 4 disc DVD set with 32 episodes on them,brand new for less than $15.00, such a good deal! You know I love a bargain. TV series had 32 episodes per season, back in the day.
TV actors and writers worked hard to create so many episodes in one season; years ago standard series cut back to 22 episodes, and now some series do very few shows each year.
Do you love Aunt Bee? I sure do, I want to hug her and taste her old fashioned cooking. I know it would be delicious. She is introduced in the first episode, and Opie did not like her at first. Aunt Bee could not play baseball with Opie, or go fishing or do other important things. He warms up to her soon enough.
I like how the shows often end with Andy and Opie and Aunt Bee on the porch, with Andy playing guitar and singing country tunes.
What is your favorite old time tv show?

40 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
Alas, all of this is completely unknown to us but at $15 it really does seem to be an excellent buy and something which, very clearly, you will continue to enjoy.

We actually gave away our television some thirty or so years ago for no other reason than it took up, or so we felt, so much time. We have not, so to speak, looked back.

The problem with our signing as Followers lies with our Hungarian provider. We shall continue to try but in the meantime will check regularly for new posts.

Laurie said...

I love this show and watch it everyday! There is always something to learn, and Opie and Andy always have the cutest conversations. The show where Aunt Bea came to live with them is one of my favorites. I'll have to look for the DVD!

Mari said...

That's a good treat! It's one of my favorite old shows. I just told my hubby that someday I would like to visit Mount Airie NC, where Andy grew up.

Karen said...

Oh so much better than the stuff on TV now! Did you see my post on Mayberry? We've stopped there a couple of times on our way to Florida.

Blondie's Journal said...

I loved this show, too, Terra, and watch the reruns once in awhile. What a bunch of crazy characters! I always loved Barney Fife...the faces he could make! My favorite old show is The Dick Van Dyke Show. It still makes me laugh!!

Have a great weekend! :)

XO,
Jane

NanaNor's said...

Wow, that is a good question....I'll have to think on it a bit, I did love Annie Oakley, of course Little House was one, how about Crystie(in the 90's),Petticoat Junction.
Thanks for taking me down Memory Lane.
Noreen

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I loved the show... It was just so down to earth. You found a great deal on the DVD. Thank you for stopping by.
~Clara

Donna said...

Terra, thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog regarding my dad's wedding ring. I feel like he's sending me another message right now while visiting your blog because when dad was sick and staying at our house every day, he would constantly watch Andy Griffith on TV. I love that show, too. How I wish we could go back to those simple days... Thank you for another reminder that my dad is still connecting with me in so many different ways :)... Donna

Queenie Believe said...

I love that show! Everytime it was on I whistled along to the theme song :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Jemi Fraser said...

That's so nice! I love the whistle intro in that show!

One of my faves growing up was Lucy - she always makes me laugh :)

Susan said...

OHhhhh, cute post, Terra. That was a good deal on the DVD.

My favorite old show, unequivocably, is The Waltons followed by Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman followed by Touched by an Angel!

Take care and thanks so much for your visits and comments on my post. Susan

bj said...

O, we never missed a week when his show was on. Loved every one of them and Barney Fife made us laugh sooo hard.
Thanks for reminding me how much I liked this show.
So glad you were nice to yourself and bought the DVDS...:)) It's good for the soul. :)
xo bj

Blessed Serendipity said...

I loved that show too and who doesn't know the whistling theme song of the show. When I was a kid I got to meet Andy Griffith in person and he was so nice he even signed an autograph for me. Enjoy the DVD's.

xo,
Danielle

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

And Ernest T!!!
Don't forget Ernest T.

Patricia said...

You are stirring up memories! There was a time when we rarely watched TV. When we sat down to turn it on, there was nothing worth watching. Then came the DVR and we could program the TV to record shows we could watch later when the spirit moved us. So we now watch a number of various shows on our time schedule. But there was a special kind of comedy in the old days. The shows you mentioned were my favorites too. I also liked to watch "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" with Lou Grant!

Maple Lane said...

What a great bargain you got. This was a favorite show of mine, also. Aunt Bee reminded me of my grandma; the show seemed so "real" to me. I never liked the I Love Lucy show. It was a little too silly for me, even as a child!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are making me want to go get the series, too. We didn't watch it too often, but the times we did I remember loving Aunt Bee, too!! and the whistled theme song! =D Good stuff. Great bargain.

Wanda said...

My son just got all the series of "Little House on the Prarie. Oh my did those bring back the memories.

Andy Griffen, Little House...such good clean moral and funny shows. Where are those kind today??

donna baker said...

I love that show; used to watch it and still do. I loved all the characters and Don Knotts (Barney Fife) was hysterical. Wish I could find Mayberry.

BumbleVee said...

I love to see old episodes of Little House on the Prairie..and cry along with them..... haven't seen one for ages...might be the set for me to buy some day...

rosaria williams said...

What a fun thing! I used to love watching that show with my children.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I had no idea, Opie didn't like Aunt Bee, and I thought I had seen every episode. I loved that show and still catch it once in a while when I am flipping channels...I get such a kick out o Barnie!

Carol

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I adored Gidget, but there's much to be said for the sweet wholesomeness of Mayberry!

xinex said...

Oh how fun to watch that on a lazy afternoon! I like Ozzie and Harriet cause to am the biggest fan of Ricky Nelson. And I also enjoy I Love Lucy. She always makes me laugh...Christine

Crystal Mary said...

I loved this show also, and who could go wrong by watching it? It gave an example of wholesome living. But then there were not as many single parent families, so to the ones who were, this was an inspiration. I think my favored show back then was The Ghost and Mrs Muir. It was English so may have been missed by some. I also loved Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, and Benny Hill.

Susan said...

Terre, you'll never believe this, but I just bought a cd of Andy Griffith singing hymns! It was a dollar at the Wilmington, Vermont, antiques and flea market! Woo hoo!

Thanks for your visits and comments to my blog. I appreciate them SO MUCH! Susan

Mommas Sunshine said...

My favorite old time show would probably be Andy Griffith too!! I only have good memories of the show and the whistling and Aunt Bee!
...funny how a television show can bring back so many memories of happiness.

Deborah Ann said...

I'm with you, I love Andy. I have the entire series downloaded on Netflix, and whenever I need comfort that's where I go.

Have a blessed week!

April said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love Andy Griffith and watched the episode over the weekend where Aunt Bea comes to visit...cried like a baby!

Lynn Richards said...

Didn't Aunt Bee make cobbler of some sort?? I always wanted to sit on the porch with her and have her dessert!!
xo
lynn

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
My brother loves the Andy Griffith shows. Yes, I love Aunt Bee. If I had to treat myself, it would be the complete videos of 'Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.' I love the shows and watch the re-runs often. Enjoy your movies. It's nice to treat ourselves once in awhile.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

ain't for city gals said...

My recent "treat" was to join Netflix...we don't watch Tv so there are tons of tv shows etc. that I have missed "recent" ones...thought I might give it a try....loved all those old shows those..probably my fav was The Waltons..

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing...blessings

koralee said...

What a perfect treat....enjoy my friend..I just treated myself to the Little Women DVD!

Pamela said...

We didn't have TV growing up so I never had a "favorite." My aunt let me watch Adam 12 though and I was hooked. Funny, huh? My treats are usually a book or magazine. And tootsie roll pops--for with the book, of course.

Terra said...

Pamela, I am with you on books being a treat. Because my husband and I buy so MANY books I don't count them as a treat, they are so necessary to life! Ha, ha. Buying a DVD set is much more rare for me, and your idea of a tootsie pop sounds ideal.

June said...

I loved that show and yes, I loved Aunt Be! Why can't we have shows like this now? Every episode had me smiling all the way through.
It is so good to finally get over here to read Terra. If you are like me, you have been enjoying the gardening season too.
sending hugs...

GardenofDaisies said...

I loved this show. Yes, I'd love to meet Andy and Aunt Bea, too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We bought these DVDs, too. We just love to watch something just to relax sometimes...especially when we eat. They are so much better than anything else on TV! Enjoy!

Maa said...

Oh .. I love The Golden Girls. Can't get enough of it. Doesn't matter how may times I watch it, I always find something to laugh about. Something I may have missed last time I watched it. Sue