Howard Morris

What do Ernest T. Bass and Mayor McCheese have in common? They were both played by by actor Howard Morris. Ernest T. Bass only appeared in five episodes of the Andy Griffith Show as the character. That’s right, only five episodes. He directed more episodes (eight) of the show than he appeared as Bass. Ernest … More Howard Morris

The Square Dad

In modern television culture, most dads didn’t always know best. Maybe they thought they did, but quickly the tables turned and dads were treading water at best. If you are Homer Simpson, you’re underwater. Dad might have been hip in his day, although those were the olden days of covered wagons and walking to school … More The Square Dad