Monday, November 15, 2010


In the 'Bewitched' episode "Samantha's Olde Salem Days", Maudie Prickett and James Westerfield played the tavern keepers Mr. and Mrs. Farley in 17th Century Salem. (Although all of the credits list their name as "Farley", the Magistrate pronounced it as "Fairley".)

Earlier today I suggested that Mr. Farley and his wife Goodie Farley were the ancestors of a character Maudie Prickett played in other episodes of 'Bewitched'. But they could also have connections to two other characters seen in an episode of 'The Andy Griffith Show' - Aunt Bea's sister Nora and her husband Ollie.

But I'm thinking the connection is less genealogical than it is spiritual.

I'm saying that Ollie and Nora were the reincarnations of Mr. and Mrs. Farley!

We've seen this happen before in Toobworld, where TV characters are not only reborn, but are eventually reunited with people they knew in a past life. My favorite theory for this concerns Ross and Demelza 'Poldark', whom I believe were "born to rerun" as 'Dharma & Greg'.

Another example would combine 'Doctor Who' with 'Rosemary & Thyme' via characters played by
Felicity Kendall and Christopher Benjamin.

To look at both couples, it's easy to see why reincarnation could be a pozz'bility......

As for an actual theory of relateeveety, I think it's likely Aunt Bea was more than happy to see her sister Nora leave town after their over-extended visit. Not so much because she was just as tired of their company as Andy was, but because she finally realized that Nora bore an uncomfortable resemblance to
Lydia, Myrtle and Edna (all seen in episodes of 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Mayberry RFD'.)

Apparently Bea and Nora's mother must have cheated on her husband with the father of those triplets.... BCnU!

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