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Perfect Circle
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I want to live in Mayberry
Anyone else feel this way?
So much to be learned from a 30 minute sitcom about what made this country great.

*The right path is usually the most difficult to follow; stick to it regardless.
*Stand up for yourself, and your principles.
*Confront evil when we can.
*There is absolute truth and morality.
*Forgiveness when we are wrong.
*Deeply ingrained sense of right and wrong.
*Respect for other's opinions.

60 years ago, this was the norm. TV's "rural purge" of the early 70's helped start this country down the road to where we find ourselves.
You can keep urban your values, I'm going to Mayberry.


Pettifogger
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
I think there was a lot more of those things 60 years ago

But not for all of us. And some ignore that part which makes the whole nostalgia for simpler times lose a little credibility.

But I don't see why you can't have both, which should be the pitch.


Dawgfanman
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
Those places still exist, you’ll have to find a way to earn a living or drive a long way. Won’t be many kids around. My little town just outside Atlanta is like Mayberry, but the trash and people from the city is getting closer. I drive to the city everyday (pre pandemic) and can see it creeping out. I will just move further and eventually die before it’s everywhere.


Zach
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
The only unrealistic thing about Mayberry's depiction of that era was that nobody in Mayberry is married except the town drunk. Back in the day everyone was married. That's why kids were raised better.


AmazingSpiderDog
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
Out of curiosity I just looked up the demographics of Mayberry. Couldn't find anything but from my recollection it was 100% Caucasian.


OldHickory
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
Look up Mt. Airy, NC, which was the basis for Mayberry.

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greygoose
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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I want to live in Mayberry
You just want Gomer to check your oil.


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i am dan
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
I live 30 mins from Mt. Airy.

Mt. Pilot, from the show, is based on Pilot Mountain which is just north of Winston. Been playing Pilot Knob Country Club a good bit lately.

You can see Pilot Mountain in the background. Nice, scenic golf course.

Image: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/trwJ8Taw9563eKoDxnWvXcTAePhkenAwasThnoVUGtK_FjT_ghcgYLosaniojRt0fClLSRF0KpHCc2CrJ-URG6VqSYVb3YHVJgz7t0IhxTPTDsGEwlUjd1Q1FqBerbE
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TriadTigers
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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I live 30 mins from Mt. Airy.


Same

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Pilot Knob Country Club


I need to check this place out.


cajunangelle
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
Me too.

TV is unwatchable. Go to PPV every movie has a tranny, racist black white, gay people rule theme.

Even the late night TV shows are OMB.

Go to Pluto or Tubi TV and watch the classics. Before they ban the whiteness of deplorables of Happy Days because there were no black people.


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Dawgfanman
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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Out of curiosity I just looked up the demographics of Mayberry. Couldn't find anything but from my recollection it was 100% Caucasian.

Nope. The school Opie attended was so progressive it had a Black Head Football Coach. Town had a sizable black population.



Gravitiger
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
"I want to live in a town with no minorities in the early 1960s South."
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BornCritic
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
If you have eyes to see it, you can find subversion even in the Andy Griffith Show. The writers of that show were part of the same long-term effort at subversion, the effect of which has been to make Mayberry seem impossible.


Gravitiger
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
Examples?


cajunangelle
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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The only unrealistic thing about Mayberry's depiction of that era was that nobody in Mayberry is married except the town drunk. Back in the day everyone was married. That's why kids were raised better.
Wait. Howard was ghey? Floyd the Barber had a wife, no?

Andy and that bitchy Helen got married in the non black n white season, no?


LSUTIGER in TEXAS
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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"I want to live in a town with no minorities in the early 1960s South."
sounds like something a 1960s Democrat would say


GeauxFightingTigers1
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
We call Pilot Mt. the big town.


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BornCritic
Member since Nov 2020
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
Season 1, episode 27

"Ellie saves a female"

Ellie decides to give a shy farm girl a makeover, despite the protests of the girl's controlling father.


Zach
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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Howard was ghey? Floyd the Barber had a wife, no?


Howard (who was a later addition) was not married but tried to get dates in his new bachelor pad.
Floyd did not have a wife and also had an episode of a lady friend coming to meet him so he pretended to be a rich man.
Andy and Helen had an affair but it was IRL, not on the show. Not sure if Helen had sex with Steve McQueen when filming The Blob.


deeprig9
Georgia Fan
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re: I want to live in Mayberry
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The school Opie attended was so progressive it had a Black Head Football Coach.


Wrong. He was a town hero who made it to the NFL then came back to visit his home town, and while there, volunteered to coach the kids after school for a week or so. He wasn't an employee of the school system.


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