Friday, January 2, 2015

Mayberry and kinship networks

From The Andy Griffith Show episode “A Date for Gomer,” November 25, 1963. Opie asks a question:

“Is this the first time you’ve been out with a girl, Gomer?“

“Do cousins count?”
You can watch here. Everett Greenbaum and James Fritzell wrote this episode. The censors must have been asleep at the blue pencil.

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comments: 2

Diane Schirf said...

I'm not sure that's as weird a reference as it sounds. Yeah, I know there are jokes about it in certain areas, but I can imagine someone without a date bringing a cousin just to go. Me, I just stayed home. :)

Michael Leddy said...

I think it’s pretty harmless. But I’m surprised that no one thought otherwise.