Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Advice for creative types

Beatrice Taylor, Aunt Bee, speaks: “Nobody can create on an empty stomach.” From the Mayberry R.F.D. episode “Howard, the Poet” (first aired October 6, 1969).

I like the way everyone in Mayberry calls Aunt Bee Aunt Bee. Except, I suppose, her female friends and occasional suitors, who just call her Bee (or who call her just Bee). But do the other characters know that it’s Aunt Bee , not Aunt Bea ? And just Bee , not Bea? And if so, how? Andy would know, of course. But Emmett? Floyd? Howard? It’s not like they get to sit around and watch the credits.

Must. Eat. Lunch.

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