The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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The Senior Play 

Helen and her students students try to close the generation gap by showing that today's kids are no different than yesterday's.

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Howard Sprague
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Helen Crump
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Mr. Hampton
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Homer (as Chuck Brummit)
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Estelle
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It's time to organize the annual school play and the senior students propose a musical revue. The principal, Mr. Hampton, agrees with the idea and Helen Crump is put in charge of the production. All goes well until Mr. Hampton drops in on a rehearsal and realizes they have a segment on rock and roll and modern dancing. He doesn't understand their music and their dancing and cancels the show. Helen isn't too pleased and has to find a way to change his mind. She sets out to prove to him that kids today are no different that they were when he was their age. Written by garykmcd

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14 November 1966 (USA)  »

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Teenagers--sheesh!
28 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Never one of my favorite episodes, but it has grown on me over the years. Homer and Estelle--does anybody know a Homer or Estelle who doesn't carry an O2 tank?--are squeaky clean enough to warm the heart of the most heartless person. The episode has its funny moments: Floyd rhapsodizing about The Mikado to Goober's unbelieving ears; Ms. Vogel's unflinching admiration for Samuel Morse and the explorer Balboa, so beloved of the benighted natives whom he gently schooled in the path of righteousness; Principal Harmon throwing a hissy fit about the evils of modern dancing; and, speaking of dancing, that doofus's manic gyrations stage-left in the epilogue. Andy's looks of disbelief at the perceived out-datedness of the play are priceless. And yet another of Goober's Cary Grant impersonations into the bargain.


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