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 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:40 pm

Yes - Andy was married during "The Andy Griffith Show".

So I guess the rumors that Andy was some what of a playboy was just that - rumors.

We didn't have TMZ to splash photos and videos all over the internet back then. :lol:

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:10 pm

Mark liked to play checkers.
Opie liked to play checkers.

Mark liked to go fishing.
Opie liked to go fishing.

Mark liked to have company at the ranch. (Usually) :icon_question:
Opie liked to have company at home.

Lucas and Andy told their sons some great stories!

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Dana » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:06 am

We know that Lucas was married to Margaret. In what I believe was the first of television's great reveals we learn Margaret died of smallpox. Do we ever learn the name of And's wife or how she died?

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Deneen » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:30 am

No - We never know what Andy's wife name was or what she died from. We don't even know how long she was dead before Aunt Bee arrived. :icon_question:

Opie was six years old when the show started - the same age as Mark was when Margaret died. I guess Opie never really knew his mother and neither did Mark. :cry:

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Re: Lucas McCain and Andy Griffith

Post by Dana » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:41 am

In the surveyors, Lucas thinks Mark's imagination has run away with him when Mark insists something is wrong between the surveyors. In one episode, Opie tells of Mr. Mcveetie, who works in the clouds, climbs down from a tree, and wears special silver shoes. Andy is disbelieving, but it turns out Mr. Mcveetie works for the telephone company.

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