Fun Fridays – August 16, 2019

Since schools across the world are ramping up to begin the new year (or already have begun), I thought it would be fun to visit a comedy sketch between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts (circa 1965, or two score and 14 years ago).

Know anybody like this? Dare you write them into your book?


14 Responses to Fun Fridays – August 16, 2019

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    Tammy Karasek August 16, 2019 at 5:32 am #

    Good one!!!

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D August 16, 2019 at 5:39 am #

    Loved it! What great characters! I would love to write someone like them into my books. Do I have the courage to do so? Humm….well, there is Miss Freya Clarke (with an “e”) who comes from England and makes corn flake and prune scones….

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    Damon J. Gray August 16, 2019 at 5:39 am #

    Don Knotts is such a hoot.

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    Sami A. Abrams August 16, 2019 at 6:10 am #

    I have always loved Don Knotts.

    This is what I live with every day in my classroom. Lol!

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    Sharon K Connell August 16, 2019 at 6:42 am #

    No. I’ve never written a character into my stories that is quite that “dumb.” LOL Never much cared for Don Knots, but I loved the series. Don’t know anyone quite like Knots either.

    Now Andy Griffin is a different story. I do have a character that would be a bit like him. But not quite. I try to avoid patterning my characters after only one person.

    This scene drove me nuts. LOL

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    Randy Haglund August 16, 2019 at 7:45 am #

    I love it! Hadn’t seen that one.

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    Jody Armstrong August 16, 2019 at 8:41 am #

    It reminded me of Watter’s World on Fox News when it used to be a funny clip — the only thing I enjoyed watching on Fox News. Thanks for the laugh. It’s too bad there isn’t more innocent humor in the world.

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    Regina Merrick August 16, 2019 at 10:35 am #

    Love this!!!! I”ve seen this sketch many times, but not in this format. My favorite was “Opie’s” hairy arm sticking out through the window with the book, and Knott’s improvised line! LOL!!! I’d love to write like that. Quirky characters are the best!

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    Angela Breidenbach August 16, 2019 at 10:59 am #

    That’s brilliant writing, acting, and improv. I’ve got a soft spot for both those actors.

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    Carol R Nicolet Loewen August 16, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    Delightful. Had me laughing out loud. Thanks Steve!

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    Angie Ruark August 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

    Ha! Love watching Andy Griffith and Don Knotts! Golden humor.

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    claire o'sullivan August 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm #


    I have a one that yanks the chain of another for fun. Perhaps as one critiquer said, he is too stupid to live. Apparently, she has no sense of humor.

    But he stays. Tough beans.

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    Diane Fink August 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

    Classic Don Knotts!

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    Love old time, relational-style comedy. I laughed hardest as Don Knotts returned to childhood antics. His hair all mussed and eyes as big as saucers while struggling to recall what he was supposed to have memorize for class. So funny!!

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