So me and Hubby are watching TV and a commercial for The Three Stooges movie comes on.
Hubby: That’s just dumb.
Me: Really? I thought all guys liked The Three Stooges.
Hubby: Yeah, when I was 7. I liked Doodles Weaver too. Don’t hold it against me.
Granted, Hubby is a little bit older than I am and if he liked it at 7, I would have had to liked it in reruns. My husband’s description leaves a lot to be desired. “He built shitty things and it was hilarious when his house fell down on him.”
Does anyone besides my husband remember Doodles Weaver?
He appeared twice I think on the Andy Griffith Show later in his life. Once as a mailman who has a scene in the courthouse, and the other time I believe is the Gold Shipment episode, where he plays a beat nick protester.
I have also seen him on a few game show episodes from the 1950s.
Doodles did a little more than just build shitty things and watch them fall down. He did a lot of verbal humor, and was sort of like Spike Jones with wordplay – a lot of puns and malaprops but you’d still recognize what he started out to say.
He also built an entire TV show – not just an episode, but the entire series – around using props and scenery from other TV shows.
Your husband sounds like he’s around the same age as I am, so yeah, what we remember is the most slapstick of his slapstick. But it’s sort of like remembering Ernie Kovacs for the Nairobi Trio and nothing else.
Yes, a very funny man who managed to perform many a cameo. On a rerun of “Batman,” I saw him play a Friar Tuck-type character against Art Carney’s Robin Hood-type The Archer. I collect recordings of old TV game shows and he is playing it straight as the plaintiff on “The Verdict is Yours.”