Another clip I've wanted to feature for a long time:
Here is some extremely rare video from the first months of "Hoolihan and Big Chuck" CBS-TV Star Andy Griffith is featured in a sketch as a country bumpkin trying to make it into show business, first aired Friday, February 17, 1967. Andy does a bit of his classic "Football" sketch and mentions his "buddies" Don Knotts and Tennessee Ernie Ford..In doing research I foumd that Griffith, Ford and Knotts were stars of an upcoming CBS special, The Andy Griffith Uptown-Downtown Show"..as mentioned here in "Time" Magazine 2-17-67..
"Tuesday, February 21
ANDY GRIFFITH'S UPTOWN-DOWNTOWN SHOW (CBS, 8:30-9:30 p.m.). Tonight it's Don Knotts, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Maggie Peterson with the Bruce Davis Quintet, and a folk-rock group known as the Back Porch Majority."
Thanks to Ghoulart for the Griffith Sketch..