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The Comeback chronicles the life of one of America’s greatest athletes, from his roots in the windswept hills of Nevada's Washoe Valley to the heights of his global fame at the Tour de France. With a swift narrative drive and a fierce attention to detail, Daniel de Visé reveals the dramatic, ultra-competitive inner world of a sport rarely glimpsed up close, and builds a compelling case for LeMond as its great American hero.
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Andy Griffith and Don Knotts loved to sit down together and write. They spent many hours in the script room at Desilu Studios, crafting little scenes that recalled memories from their Southern childhoods. Many of the bits wound up in episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, often tucked at the beginning or end of the show. It was a way to pad out a script that ran a couple minutes short. But it would be an injustice to call these skits "filler." They rank among the finest moments in the Griffith Show, classic routines that display the unique and powerful chemistry that linked Andy and Don.
Click on the link for my pick of five ageless Andy-Barney skits from the Griffith Show. I wrote the article for Classic Movie Hub, a popular web site that celebrates great cinema and television. You can find most of the skits cited - - or at least the episodes that contained them - - with a quick YouTube search.