Friday, October 05, 2007

"Do you think we'll fly to the moon?"

I have a secret admission to make. I like the old Andy Griffith Show. It's sweet to imgine that there is a Mayberry out there, with a kindly Sheriff and old timey sayings and warm, neighborly ways of resolving things.

On last night's show, in the original year it was made, 1960, a new guy had come to town that eerily knew everybody. He knew things about them that a guy in town wouldn't know for being there just a week. So the suspicion grew and the townsfolk got agitated. Andy the Sheriff was chatting with the new guy in the Courthouse, trying to get the measure of him and how he knew so much about the folks. The guy wasn't helping by being more eerie with each question he answered. Finally Andy asked,

"Do you think we will fly to the moon someday?"
"Shucks, sure!" the guy answered
"Boy, I think you on the moon already."

Imagine, asking what at the time was thought to be an inconceivable question. Inconceivable!


christie said...

I just heard on the radio the other day that scientists believe they have discovered another Earth-like planet forming some 424 light years away. How's that for making some progress, eh?

Anonymous said...

I love that show and Andrew, my oldest, does too. We used to watch it together when he was younger.


Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe so much time has passed since the Andy Griffith Show...but look how their lives have unfolded! Andy has had a tremendous life as an Actor; and Ron Howard {Opie} has persued his dreams as well. I really miss these types of shows. There is too much violence on TV today. I always liked: I Love Lucy...The Carol Burnett Show...Lassie...My Little Margie...Father Knows Best...The Brady Bunch...the list goes on!!!!