Gone Fishin’

August 24, 2008

Back in a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, looking at that image reminds me of a game I used to play with a friend. 

Back in the late nineties, when it seemed that every sixties sitcom was being remade as a lousy film nobody had asked for (Dennis the Menace, My Favorite Martian, McHale’s Navy, etc.), Stuart and I used to pass slow afternoons at the archive by speculating on who they’d cast in the inevitable The Andy Griffith Show: The Movie.  Judi Dench as Aunt Bee?  Adam Sandler as Barney Fife?  Bruce Dern as Floyd the barber?  Donald Sutherland as Briscoe Darling?

Anyone who wants to play along is invited to do so in the comments.

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4 Responses to “Gone Fishin’”

  1. Danny Olson Says:

    One of the Wilson brothers in the lead…
    Rainn Wilson as Barney…
    Joan Plowright at Aunt Bee…
    Bill murray as Floyd the barber…
    will ferrell as ernest t. bass…
    rosario dawson as elle walker…
    and Jeff Garlin as Otis

  2. Stephen Bowie Says:

    No! Shhh! It’s MAYBERRY!

  3. Marty McKee Says:

    And Franklin Canyon as itself?


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