Monday, June 16, 2008

give me thelma lou over helen crump any day of the week . . . .

8 comments:

Mister Parker said...

Gotta go with you on that, old buddy. Helen Crump was always brittle and stuffy. Thelma Lou, on the other hand, was funny and forgiving and come Saturday night was known to cut a rug or two ...

Mister Parker said...

And, of course, since you were once upon a time involved with both women (perhaps without realizing it), your opinion in this matter carries quite a bit of weight ...

Mister Parker said...

Of course, it's not for me to point out your tendency to blow up your life for the Helen Crumps of this world ...

Was there ever an episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Andy Taylor's mother, Andy, Helen Crump and Barney Fife went to some expensive restaurant together? And did Andy's mother turn out to be an older, even stuffier, twisted version of Helen Crump? And for the punchline, did Andy drink himself into a coma while he and Barney sat in a tiny hotel room in Paris, France? For some reason, I have this scene in my head, but I can't nail it down on imdb.com ...

Jean Siskill said...

you're saying that helen crump would ball you in the middle of an office party with no lock on the door?

Mister Parker said...

That was one of the color episodes, right? With Goober and Howard Sprague?

Gen. Buck Turgidson said...

well, if we're now carrying "helen" and "andy" and "barney" this far, I have to ask just who

"goober" and "howard sprague" are.

And yes; it was definitely in vivid Technicolor® .


the silver-haired devil barged in moments later



i feel that Helen is an accurate comparison, but that Suzanne Stone Maretto is the dead-on, never-to-be-topped comparison.

Gen. Buck Turgidson said...

did Andy drink himself into a coma while he and Barney sat in a tiny hotel room in Paris, France?

Andy hadn't even started meaningful drinking at that time. . . .

Mister Parker said...

Ah, yes, Suzanne Stone Maretto, aka Nicole Kidman in To Die For. And you even ended up lying in a pool of your own blood with your head caved in.

Metaphorically speaking ...