"If my mother made a u-turn, I'd give her a ticket." - Barney Fife, lawman As long as you're in a Mayberry frame of mind, enjoy a few minutes with Ernest T. Bass. And speaking of lawbreakers, Richie Farmer has been released from prison just in time to suit up for the game against UofL.
In this 1961 "Andy Griffith Show," Sheriff Andy Taylor worries that a record producer rolling through Mayberry is just a con man trolling for investors. It turns out that Andy is wrong, a rare departure from the usual theme of a sensible sheriff surrounded by bumpkins. This is one of the earlier episodes when Andy was dating Ellie Walker, the pleasant and lovely pharmacist. Ellie appeared in only 12 Andy Griffith Shows, with Griffith later admitting that he didn't know how to write for her. Ellie's character was a TV pioneer, bringing forward-thinking feminist concepts to sleepy Mayberry while major civil rights and female empowerment societal change was burgeoning across America. Of course, Ellie was a complete one-eighty from the cranky, controlling school
Many thanks to dozens of police officers and other law enforcement personnel who have given me advice and support following an unnecessary encounter with one particular police officer. Apparently, even fellow officers routinely felt the sting of Sam Cromity's relentless pursuit of drivers he deemed lawbreakers. Cromity once chased another unmarked LMPD car down I-65, ignoring the pursued officer's police lights signaling that they're on the same team. Upon reaching the police parking lot, the pursued homicide detective screamed obscenities at the unmoved Cromity, who still wanted to write a ticket. The matter was handled internally with Cromity losing the argument. The ailing mother of an LMPD sergeant was detained by Cromity even though she was driving herself to Audubon