Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Countdown to Christmas: Away in a Manger (1960)

From season 1 of The Andy Griffith Show:

Sheriff Andy Taylor (Griffith) and his then-girlfriend, Ellie (Elinor Donohue, ex-Father Knows Best) duet on the classic Christmas hymn, "Away in a Manger", in  a climatic scene in the episode, "The Christmas Story".


SaturdayMorningFan said...

Did you notice that Elinor Donohue got her name in the opening credits alongside Don Knotts for a few episodes? It looks like they were considering making her a major character; I wonder what happened?

hobbyfan said...

I don't know exactly what happened, but she was written out, and eventually, the writers would eventually find "the one" for Andy in Opie's teacher, Helen (Aneta Corsault).