Imagine The Sidewalks of Mayberry



At least not until season 6 when the show switched to color.



(That’s Yogi for… Shazam!… which is Gomer -speak for… Imagine… & Toodles!)


Me and Gunther found this on the web yesterday, check it out!

Artist Creates Amazing Collage Artworks by Mixing Vintage Images and Found Materials
Born in 1975 in Bartoszyce, Poland and currently residing in Krakow, Franz Falckenhaus studied and graduated with a degree in Information Technology and Computer related Studies. Although he never had any formal training in the arts, Franz always had an interest in photography, film, and collage. His collage works are mainly digital and are always composed from selected vintage illustrations and images mixed with found paper materials. He skillfully combines self-made elements such as: backgrounds, shadows, and drawings with cleverly chosen photos to assemble them all together into art.

Franz’s style obviously shows recognition of his interest and passion with vintage aesthetics. His subject matter contains a sense of humor and a certain nostalgic feel as well. Being a self-taught collage artist, he sees things a little differently.



“We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. ”
– Barnett Newman


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5 thoughts on “Imagine The Sidewalks of Mayberry

  1. You’ll be pleased to hear that I finally got around to Googling “Mayberry”, so now I know what it is! Though I’ve never heard of the two shows which were set there 😦

    • Idealized bucolic Americana set in a small southeastern town. Lots of moralizing and low-key comedy except for Barney Fife played by Don Knotts who could be uproariously funny. Not to mention, cuteness of the highest order provided by Opie played by Ron Howard. This program has become an American institution. Gomer played by Jim Nabors, spun off into his own series pretty quickly called, Gomer Pyle USMC, which was probably more Gomer Pyle than a person could stand. as a hillbilly myself, I can say this with authority, all the characters are portrayed believably and effectively. No place in the u.s.a loves these programs more then the people of the southeastern United States. I guess that is the best Testament to their sincerity and authenticity.

      • I can’t swear to this because The Andy Griffith Show is so heavily syndicated and licensed but there are probably clips and episodes available on YouTube. It probably would take only a few minutes to get a good feel for the show.👍😊

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