Barney and the Choir

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • "WELCOME SWEET SPRINGTIME" (a.k.a. "Good ole 14-A") Welcome sweet springtime, We greet thee in song, Mummers of gladness, Fall on the ear. Voices long hushed, Now hear full notes, prolong, Echoing far and near. {CHORUS} Sunshine awaits for, The flower that's from seed, Joy giving incense, Fall on the air. Snowdrops and primrose, Both timidly beam, Hailing the glad new year. {BARN} Balmy in life, Breathing breezes are blowing, Swiftly to nature, New vigor's bestowing. Oh, how my heart beats, With rapture anew, Earth's flower in beauty, Again feeds my view. {CHORUS} Sunshine awaits for, The flower that's from seed, Joy giving incense, Fall on the air. {BARN} Snowdrops and primrose, Both timidly beam, Hailing the glad new year.

  • (Thelma Lou hears that Barney is going to join the choir) Thelma Lou: Barney's going to be in the choir? My Barney? Andy: That's right. Thelma Lou: But Barney can't sing. Andy: I know. Thelma Lou: He's a warm, wonderful person and I love him dearly; but he can't sing. Andy: That's true. Thelma Lou: He's kind, considerate, good-hearted - the most gentle person I've ever known; but he can't sing. Andy: You're right. Thelma Lou: He's the man I want to marry - the man I want to be the father of my children... Andy: But he can't sing. Thelma Lou: Not a lick!

Notes (2)

  • Despite Barney's tone deaf singing voice in this particular episode, in most instances Barney actually seems to have a decent voice, even harmonizing with Andy on a number of occasions.

  • The is the first appearance of John Masters, Mayberry Choir Director (and part time hotel clerk).