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So I've been bad at updating this during the past week. I didn't even give you TAGS last week! Trying to maintain my routine of work, working out, eating right, and getting to bed early while crossing things off my to-do list doesn't leave much time during the week for blogging.
Anyway, here's my Friday TAGS for today! A real treat... a whole episode! So sit back and enjoy, if you've got about 30 minutes... It's a great one, called "Rafe Hollister Sings." Rafe is a backwoods farmer but has a great voice. Barney thinks Rafe would embarass himself by auditioning to sing. But Rafe at least sticks up for himself and goes anyway... so here's the first third of the episode. It gets good about 2:30 in... "Hoo hoo yuck yuck!!" :-) And "C'mon, pick-it-up, pick-it-up!" *snap snap*
So Rafe goes, he impresses, and Mayor Stoner (he was never my favorite anyway) and stuck up Ms. Jeffreys object to him being in the competition, since he'll embarass Mayberry by looking "unpresentable." So they try to dress him up, haha, which still doesn't quite satisfy. Part 2...
But the best part is the actual competition, when Andy's idea gets Rafe back in his element and surprising everybody. I love to watch Andy play the guitar as well. And the mayor finally smugly giving in and clapping too - so funny. Perhaps the best part of the whole episode though, is the final scene. Check it out. :-)
As someone else put it online, Rafe proves that "you can't judge a book by its cover." Jack Prince, who plays Rafe, actually appeared in earlier episodes of the show playing different roles. He was a trained vocalist in real life, and supposedly Andy wanted him to play a bigger role in the series, but Jack decined so it wouldn't take away from his singing career. Great character though.
Hope you enjoyed!!