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'A Cuban In Mayberry' Travels From America's Hometown to an All-American Nowhere

Gustavo Perez Firmat's book is a serious examination of why The Andy Griffith Show is still rerunned and revered in the 21st century, even as it slumped to its end with Mayberry R.F.D.

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Waitress

Kate Williams
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Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.

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Waitress (2007)

Waitress celebrates all sorts of sincere and sometimes silly love -- friendship, romance, parental, and, no doubt, the love of pie.

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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Fifth Season

The very concept of change was anathema to Mayberry, and the beginning of Season Five delivered a grim portent: Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) was replaced by his brother Goober (George Lindsey).

Michael Buening
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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Third Season

Gomer had us at 'Gol-lee'.

Leigh H. Edwards
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The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete Second Season

While Barney's marginality reinforces Andy's norm by contrast, their coupledom is consistent.

Leigh H. Edwards
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