In The Beauty Contest, Andy is picked to be the judge of the beauty contest at the upcoming Founder’s Day celebration, the townsfolk drive him crazy by parading their sweethearts, daughters, and nieces in front of him to try to influence his vote.
The Andy Griffith Show episode guide – seasons 1 through 5
The Andy Griffith Show is one of the classic television series. It deals with the live of a small town Sheriff, Andy Taylor, played by Andy Griffith. Sheriff Andy’s a likeable, laid-back fellow, who’s typically correct with his homespun wisdom – but not infallible. He’s a widower, raising his son Opie (Ron Howard). With the help of his Aunt Bea (Frances Bavier).
The cast is rounded out by his overly serious, bumbling, loyal, and likeable deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts). And with a large cast of recurring characters. These include Gomer (Jim Nabors), Goober, Ellie, Helen Krump, and many more. Life in Mayberry is normally quiet, and the episodes reflect that. With minor issues being dealt with enjoyably.
Editorial Review of Jingle Bells starring Jason Alexander, Don Knotts, Shelly Long courtesy of Amazon.com Sacrificial giving–reminiscent of O. Henry’s timeless “Gift of the Magi”–is the theme… Read More »Jingle Bells [movie]
Wake Me When It’s Over (1960) starring Dick Shawn, Ernie Kovacs, Jack Warden, Margo Moore, directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Synopsis of Wake Me When It’s Over
Wake Me When It’s Over – World War II vet Gus Brubaker, redrafted through a clerical error, arrives on a dead-end Japanese island and decides to liven things up by building a hotel and using the island girls as the staff. Until his court-martial …
The Love God? (1969) starring Don Knotts, Anne Francis, James Gregory
Synopsis of The Love God
A quiet bird watching magazine is about to go bankrupt. Rescue comes unexpectedly in the form of … a pornographer! His new “partner” needs the magazine’s printing permit, and makes the bird watcher the figurehead for his porn empire. And, incidentally, a crusader for the first amendment?
Editorial review of Gus starring Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Ed Asner, Tom Bosley courtesy of Amazon.com
When Andy, brother of a Yugoslavian soccer hero, brings Gus, a field goal-kicking mule, to the United States as halftime entertainment for a losing Atoms football team, laughs and lasting fame follow. Gus’s intelligent, almost human interactions with his Yugoslavian ball holder and the devious duo intent on stifling Andy and Gus’s success are amusing and entertaining. An extended mule chase through a busy supermarket and Gus’s drunken acceptance of an award on “Gus Day” are only two examples of the slapstick comedy that pervades this 97-minute film. Talents Edward Asner, Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Gary Grimes, Dick Enberg, and Tom Bosley enliven the somewhat predictable plot of this 1976 Disney film. Other notable appearances include real-life football players Dick Butkus and Johnny Unitas. This is fun, wholesome entertainment for children ages 3 and older. —Tami Horiuchi
Editorial review of Air Buddies courtesy of Amazon.com
The canine star of Air Bud and its host of sequels is on the screen again, but this time Buddy, his girlfriend Molly, and their human owners Noah and Henry have their hands and paws full with a litter of five mischievous puppies that talk. From Budderball who’s obsessed with food to the meditating Bud-Dha and the dirt-loving Mudbud, each of the puppies is as unique as a sibling can be. When it comes time to adopt the young puppies into new families, humans and dogs alike are distraught and the puppies decide to run away. Enter a spoiled rich boy named Bartleby who wants Air Bud as a birthday present, a dim-witted cousin, and a doltish thug employed by Bartleby’s father, and mayhem prevails as Buddy and Molly get dog-napped and Noah, Henry, and the runway puppies all set out to rescue them. As the chase winds over the river, through the woods, to the drive-in movie, and straight through the farmyard, slapstick comedy and satire reign and the whole gang learns an important lesson about the value of teamwork, love, and courage. While children ages 3 to 10 will delight in the capers of these cute talking puppies, most adults will find the plot predictable and the action less than riveting. Talent includes Don Knotts, Richard Karn, and Michael Clarke Duncan. —Tami Horiuchi