Friday, October 08, 2010
Your Mental Sorbet: Andy Griffith Show Pilot Missing Scene
Here is another "Mental Sorbet" that we could use to momentarily forget about those things that leave a bad taste in our mouths.
On October 3, 1960 at 9:30 p.m., The Andy Griffith Show made its debut. On February 15, 1960, "Danny Meets Andy Griffith" was telecast on The Danny Thomas Show. In the episode, Griffith played fictional Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry, North Carolina, who arrests Thomas for running a stop sign. Future players in The Andy Griffith Show, Frances Bavier and Ron Howard, appeared in the episode as townspeople, Henrietta Perkins, and Sheriff Taylor's son,
This is the scene which was cut from the syndication print that were used on the Andy Griffith and Make Room for Daddy dvds. In the previous scene, Widow Perkins had explained to Andy why she was not able to pay her taxes. She had rented a suit for her late husband to wear at his funeral with the plan that the suit would be removed before burial. But he was buried in it and she has been paying 50 cents a day rent for the last 2 years. In this scene Andy confronts the storekeeper who rented the suit.