Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Poor Horatio!

Well, the writing ideas are waning.  So while I sit and patienly wait for inspiration to strike, I thought I'd post another of my favorite clips from one of the best TV classics of all time, The Andy Griffith Show.

This is a scene from one of the earlier seasons, when Ronnie Howard, playing Andy's son, Opie, couldn't have been much older than five or six. Andy has just learned that when the school collected money for the Underprivelaged Children's Fund, Opie's donation was a mere three cents!  Andy wants to have a talk with him!

Not only is this scene brilliantly written, check out the comic timing of this talented boy!  Andy is merely Ronnie's straight man, feeding him lines so he can "knock them out of the park!"  No wonder little "Ronnie" would grow up to become one of our generation's most gifted directors!

Anyway, this scene always makes me giggle, even though I've seen it hundreds of times.  Hope it does the same for you today!  Enjoy!

19 comments:

KathyB said...

We just saw this rerun last week and we both said the "poor Horatio" line outloud. great stuff!

just call me jo said...

I'd forgotten how delightful those shows were. Isn't Opie cute! And poor Horatio! They don't make 'em like that any more. (There'd be swear words, video games, and cell phones involved now.)

Linda Granholm Myers said...

Half a boy! What a fine laugh I had late on Wednesday afternoon.

Feeling Just Right said...

Horatio who?! Ah Joan, you always find such interesting stuff!

Don't worry about the writing taking a vacation for the summer. We can wait. Take your time!

Have a happy happy summer!

Sylvia K said...

What a fun look back! I love it, Joan! It's been kind of a crappy day and that was just what I needed! Brought back lots of fun memories! Those dry writing spells do come, but they pass. And, yes, we can wait. In the meantime, enjoy, laugh and look for the beauty around you!!

Sylvia

Cheeseboy said...

What ever happened to that cute kid that said, "a sock in the head"? Didn't he turn out to be a nobody?

lori said...

Hope this isn't rude, but I have to come back and read your whole post because American Idol is on, but real quick- I did love that show! Just wanted to tag you if care to be "it" - at least its some inspiration for something else to write about! :-)

http://tinylittlereveries.blogspot.com/2010/05/things-that-make-me-grumpy-i-was-tagged.html

Charlene said...

Thanks for posting that video.

That entire show was so calm and restful to watch; just as though you were sitting on that porch in the evening talking quietly to one another.

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

love this!! sorry I have been out of touch!! missed your blog!!:)

lifeshighway said...

Poor Horatio... LOL

Teresa Evangeline said...

What a great show this was! And, what a fine director Opie turned out to be. I always loved Barney Fife, too. Thanks for the cool reminder of this great father and son combo.

Taylor-Made Wife said...

haha.love it!

Gingerella said...

Love it. It did indeed put a smile on my face and little Ron Howard is so cute!

Bossy Betty said...

Darling! This confirms that we could run away together and be happy the rest of our lives. I have ALL of the Andy Griffith DVD's! AND I quote from them FREQUENTLY!!! (My children just love it!)

Red Shoes said...

that was one of the best shows ever on TV... I never get tired of the syndicated reruns...

That was a great cast... the show was never the same after Barney Fife (Don Knotts) left...

~shoes~

ReformingGeek said...

Ah, that's sweet.

I'm feeling all nostalgic.

;-)

Lindzena said...

My whole family is obsessed with this show. We watch it all the time, and I'm saving up for the whole series on DVD. I love how every time I come by here I find something I love. Wonderful feature. :)

Jessica said...

Ron Howard was so damn cute.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I just saw this the other day! LOVE it!

xo

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