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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:17 PM
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Why did Andy *hate* Aunt Bee?
There was something on a biography program a while back that talked about "The Andy Griffith Show" and many mentioned that Griffith detested Frances Bauvier (Aunt Bee). Anyone know/remember why?


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Adams Wulff Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:20 PM
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1. Because she was a lesbian who was getting more action than he was.
or so I've been told.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:20 PM
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2. Don't know the answer
but I agree it's very slow, turtle like, in here today. I'm at work and I need for DU to get busy b/c I'm so bored./\
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:23 PM
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3. Actually there was a reunion special on CBS a few weeks ago
With Andy and Ron Howard and Don Knotts and Jim Neighbors and some others. When the subject came around to Frances Bauvier, all of them just had glowing things to say about her, Andy included.
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mmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:31 PM
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4. Look at this:
"Andy Griffith once did an interview with Ralph Emery, and the subject of Frances came up. He said that both he and Ron Howard tried visiting her in Siler City. Unannounced. She flipped. Later, a mutual friend of theirs called Andy, and said that Frances wanted to talk to him. Andy called her, and she told him that she was sorry they never got along better. She told him that she had two heart attacks and cancer. Andy said in the interview that it wasnt that they didnt get along, it was just that she didnt always feel up to playing the role. Hmm."



"I was told that Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass) couldn't abide Frances Bavier. Their feud supposedly came to a head during an episode he was directing. Morris was placing actors on the set. He said: "Frances? I'd like to move you over here." Frances was sensitive about her considerable girth and real or imagined slights. She turned on Morris and snarled, "Nobody will `move' me!!!! I am not a sofa! I am not a dining room table!! How dare you?!!!!!" She did this in front of cast and crew. Morris told my friend it was all he could do to hold himself back from slugging her in the jaw."
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:54 PM
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5. Because she was wise to his fling with --
-- Governor Perry?
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 04:57 PM
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6. She was a witch.
The one who played Charlene Darling said she was very vain and had to be shown in certain ways (not a lot to work with) and said she was very hard to get along with. I saw an interview with Andy and he said basically the same thing. He said she called before she died and apologized and said it wasn't his fault.
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