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Old 07-18-2019, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by digs View Post
It's bothered me since... well, since I Love Lucy or Andy Griffith, I guess.
Disagree about those two examples. A lot of the exchanges between Lucy and Ricky seemed totally spontaneous and quite real for a husband and wife (ditto for Rob and Laura Petrie.) Of course, don't forget that Lucille Ball ordered the writers that no one was to make fun of Ricky but Lucy.

And how could anyone laugh at poor Barney Fife? Sure, he was pompous and incompetent. But he also tried so hard, and was a loyal friend to Andy and almost an uncle to Opie. You didn't laugh at Barney, you felt sorry for him.

Last edited by Kent Clark; 07-18-2019 at 10:08 PM.