More age ridiculousness

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by James Slattery, May 22, 2020.

  1. James Slattery

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    Was watching a later Andy Griffith Show yesterday where an actress from Mayberry comes back to town. She was supposedly involved with Barney (Don Knotts) when she was younger. Funny part is, Knotts is in his early 40s and the actress he knew is in her early 20s. So, when he was in high school, she wasn't born yet.
     
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  2. Luvtemps

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    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..bad casting!
     
  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    If your in love does it matter ?
     
  4. James Slattery

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    Obviously, you miss the point. The story line had them having previously been sort of involved when they were in school together, which given the 20 year age difference, was preposterous.
     
  5. ggergm

    ggergm   If you want to   sing out, sing out

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    Much of casting is preposterous. Late in his life, Cary Grant was always being cast with younger actresses for his love interest. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in Charade? Please. She should be cast as his daughter, not his lover. But then, it's a movie, which is a made-up reality.

    Here, you're talking about something even more unreal, a situational comedy half hour television show. A chicken laying square eggs on Green Acres is as much in touch with reality as most plotlines coming out of Mayberry.
     
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  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    Yep, it always makes sense to get upset about stuff that happened 60 years ago.
     
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I’m more upset with our current situation.
    Hollywood?
    Silver ( hair ) age?
    Old dudes had a swell time half a century ago.
     
  8. Sneaky Pete

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    Or the classic, overweight annoying man has a slim, intelligent, attractive, wife, like the Honeymooners.
     
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  9. BluesOvertookMe

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    Hey! I'm a overweight annoying man with a slim, intelligent attractive wife! Not sure if I'm classic, though. :cool:
     
  10. Mr. Gnome

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    Sounds just like the King of Queens. :hide:
     
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  11. Gordon Crisp

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    Those guys were classy.
     
  12. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Well, can you BLAME her?
    It's F@$&ING DON KNOTTS!
     
  13. O Don Piano

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    Yup.

    Where on a TV series can we see a George Clooney-looking character with a dumpy, obnoxious, semi literate wife?
     
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  14. Sneaky Pete

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    Ralph is that you? It’s me Norton!
     
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  15. Big Jimbo

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    the first actress to play Alice Kramden was Pert Kelton who was in her mid 40s and not a glamour girl at that stage in her life. But she got blacklisted (with a cover story about her having heart troubles). IIRC Audrey Meadows dressed down to minimize her good looks to get the job
     
  16. Strat-Mangler

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    Oh, you mean the guy who's dumb, can't tie his own shoes, and would have no moral compass if not for his wife?

    You're only seeing what you want to see. The man is always written as being an idiot. Is that better?
     
  17. misteranderson

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    Anal retentive much?
     
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    But the point of the thread was that the casting made no sense in terms of the fact both characters are supposed to be the same age.

    Is that topic worth a thread? Maybe not, but Oat knows we've had worse!

    People are going onto tangents about how Hollywood often pairs unattractive/older men with attractive/younger women - which @James Slattery doesn't deny.

    But that's not his point...
     
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  19. misteranderson

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    The Andy show ended when I wasn't even 5 yet. I. Don't. Care. Over 50 years ago, and I'd be hard pressed to remember anything about the episode in question.

    What I know of Andy is from reruns in the early-mid '70s, and it's pleasant enough. I loved that show when I was a kid.
     
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    never understood why ppl sweat the little things of life, TV, Movies, etc...
     
  21. wwaldmanfan

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  22. Scope J

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    :laugh:
     
  23. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Probably nowhere.

    In terms of mismatched couples looks-wise, the 2019 movie "Breakthrough" cast Josh Lucas and Chrissy Metz as a married couple.

    Metz isn't an unattractive woman in an absolute sense but she's very heavy, whereas Lucas is in good shape and handsome.

    In reality, the woman Metz played was overweight but not nearly as much as Metz.

    Also, the real person was much older - by about 20 years! :eek:
     
  24. eric777

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    Maybe Barney wasn’t a very good student and kept getting held back?
     
  25. eric777

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    I always thought the same about “It’s A Wonderful Life”. They were suppose to have a slight age difference in the film ;however, in reality they were about 13 years apart. James Stewart was born in 1908 and Donna Reed was born in 1921.
     
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