Aunt Bee

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    wheelrchair

    [1]Aug 12, 2007
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    Is it true that off of the set of The Andy Griffith Show that Frances Bavier had a hard time getting along with Andy Griffith.
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    [2]Aug 13, 2007
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    This is true, according to Wikipedia (under Frances Bavier). She was easily offended and was considered cold and distant but, according to the site, she phoned Griffith a few months before her death to express regret over her attitude on the set.
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    Mad_Buck

    [3]Aug 20, 2007
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    George Lindsey said she whacked him over the head with an umbrella once.
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    [4]Aug 20, 2007
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    Really? Where did you hear this? I know she whacked Hal Smith, but that was in the episode titled Aunt Bee The Warden. I wonder if she enjoyed doing that.
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    millerem99

    [5]Aug 30, 2007
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    tvking1 wrote:
    This is true, according to Wikipedia (under Frances Bavier). She was easily offended and was considered cold and distant but, according to the site, she phoned Griffith a few months before her death to express regret over her attitude on the set.

    I had heard this as well...she had a sort of superiority complex, and considered it demeaning to be playing alongside Andy Griffith. I also heard that she reconciled with him before her death, which I hope is true.

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    [6]Sep 8, 2007
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    For what it's worth, a few years ago I saw an edition of E! True Hollywood Stories about The Andy Griffith Show, and in it they interviewed, among others, Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass). Morris said that they were on the set when they heard the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Griffith slammed something on a desk or something and said, "Damn southerners!" It's been a few years so this is from slightly vague memory.
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    [7]Dec 16, 2007
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    I remember watching the same thing. I couldn't remember if he said souterners or republicans.
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    [8]Dec 22, 2007
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    Mad_Buck wrote:
    George Lindsey said she whacked him over the head with an umbrella once.


    Rofl! That's hilarious!
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    revbucky

    [9]Jul 17, 2008
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    I had no idea she was that way. I can't imagine anyone not getting along with Andy.
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