Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

It has been almost 60 years since The Rifleman first visited our living rooms. Grab your boots and saddle and get ready to ride as we revisit the McCain's! Lucas, Mark & Micah gather here to talk about The Rifleman. What better place to discuss The Rifleman then his own front porch.
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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:20 pm

Dana wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Joanna Moore as the crush thang: Lucas lusted after Eleanor Claremont. Andy dated miss Peggy for a few episodes.
Joanna Moore was a beautiful woman.

As much as I liked Patricia Blair - Joanna Moore was also perfect for Lucas.
Maybe I shouldn't base my opinion on just looks - but I do. :dontknow: :lol:

Ummm - It's a TV show - It's a TV show - It's a TV show - It's a TV show! :BangHead:

I'd pick Joanna Moore (Peggy) over Ellie Walker and Helen Crump for Andy.

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:25 pm

wildwest wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:47 pm
EVERYONE had such great insight. WOW we look at the smallest things!! But Sundance needs to get it straight.....Lucas is Dad #1

and the fact the writers and producers showed such tenderness between Lucas and Mark was unheard of. Kudos to them for being not afraid of taking flack. and the tenderness offset the violence. It shows the producers were great family men!

Exactly! :)

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Dana » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:16 pm

Andy had to deal with Daphne and Skippy, those fun gals from mount pilot. Lucas had to deal with Lil Halsted.

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:30 pm

:lol: Daphne and Skippy sure were fun girls - Hilarious! :rofl:

Lucas didn't marry Nora because he didn't want people to think he married her because her father was wealthy. Huh? :msn-oh:
Since when did Lucas care about what other people thought?

Andy didn't want to continue to date Peggy because her father was wealthy.

MEN! :lol:

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by wildwest » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:56 pm

I agree with both of you!!! we could go on and on. I wonder how many writers for Rifleman also wrote for Mayberry??

Mark had a 'hawk' tethered to a stick. Opie had a wild bird in a cage

Barney was always accidentally gettin' locked in a jail cell. Micah always went to close to the cell, was hit on the head and the criminals got away.

Andy was always helping Barney with police work to make Barney look good. Lucas helped Micah but tried to keep in the background to make Micah look good.

Barneys gun was not loaded. Andy did not carry a gun. Lucas was 'loaded for bear'

Opie lost his bicycle in a trade. Mark sold Blueboy for a plow mule
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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Dana » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:32 am

Bob Sweeney plays the affable con man speed Sullivan in two episodes of the rifleman. I learned recently that Bob Sweeney directed several episodes of the Andy Griffith show.

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by wildwest » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:26 pm

Both boys ran away
Both boys liked that 'new fangled' stuff...ice cream
Both were influenced by a Marshall or Deputy
Both boys liked apple pie
Both boys hated chores
Rons fathers name was Rance Johnnys sisters name is Nance both unusual
Both were trying to fix their Pa up with a woman
Opie said....'awe Pa' a lot......Mark said Pa Pa A LOT
Opie was proud Andy was the sheriff.....Mark was proud Lucas was The RIfleman
Andy seldom carried a gun.....Lucas was always 'loaded for bear'

I don't think it ever showed Andy shooting anyone. Lucas planted them on boot hill every week.
Did it ever show Andy passionately kissing a girl?
We see Andy getting a haircut at Floyds. Never saw Lucas getting a store bought haircut. Everyone leave Lucas hair alone!
Lucas cooked beef stew all the time. Andy was a mess in the kitchen
Both had great scenes on the front porch
Lucas had to rescue Mark more than Andy had to rescue Opie

It was certainly fun to watch Ron and Johnny grow up on these shows. what a life lesson.
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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:15 pm

wildwest wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:26 pm
Did it ever show Andy passionately kissing a girl?
Funny you should ask that question. I saw Andy kiss Nurse Mary Simpson
(Sue Ane Langdon) today! :lol:

Andy also kissed his high school sweetheart - Sharon DeSpain.

I saw Andy kiss another woman in an episode - but I don't remember who she was.

It was rumored that Andy had a real life/off screen affair with Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut).
I certainly couldn't tell by looking at the show. I don't remember seeing Andy kiss Helen.

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:20 pm

WildWest - We seem to know Andy as well as we know Lucas. :foxes_353:

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by wildwest » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks for pointing out the kisses. now that you mention them I do remember but they were nothing like Lucas smooching. Was Andy Griffith married when he was doing the show? since MeTV is running reruns I see a lot of the Mayberry episodes. so many of the shows in the 50's and 60's were good and family friendly but nothing compares to Lucas! thats a CLASSIC. its too bad Chuck did not live to see the huge resurgence of the show and even new fans
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