As the title asks, Mission or Mayberry? It was hard to tell today and I’ll explain why in just a little bit.
As I’ve mentioned previously Bob has been hit yet again with the Texas Crud and I think this is worst bout yet. Has he been to a doctor? No. “Why not?” you ask. I’d have to answer that with, “Good question!”. He gives me lip service every evening, “Yeah, I’ll go to the doctor tomorrow” but somehow he never seems to get there. It’s really starting to get on my nerves, I can tell you that.
Needless to say we didn’t do anything with him feeling this bad. I did attend another show over at the other park with “Bama” in the evening. I’ll explain that name. We have two Cynthia’s who work in the office and to differentiate between the two, workamper Cynthia, who hails from Alabama, is called Alabama or Bama for short.
So Bama, her husband Jerry and I went to see the Gomer and Patsy Show. This is a couple that do a comedy routine, sing and the fellow does impersonations. He has Gomer, of The Andy Griffith Show, down to a T! If you shut your eyes and just listened you would swear Jim Nabors was standing in front of you.
“Gomer” even dressed the part in his fillin’ station uniform of khaki pants and shirt, grease rag hanging out of the his back pocket and and a keychain attached to his belt loop and he wore the ball cap, cocked just so, just like Gomer.
He had lots of fun with Gomer, Goober and Barney. Oh yeah, he has ol’ Barney Fife down too, including facial expressions.
Now Patsy, actually her name, Patsy sings, well, Patsy as in Patsy Cline. She has a very nice voice and is a pleasure to listen to.
Gary (Gomer) does several other impressions that are spot on. Bill Clinton graced our stage as did Mr. Haney from Green Acres. Crazy Guggenheim also made an appearance as did Foster Brooks.
Mission Bell can also say ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! Oh wait, make that GOMER IS IN THE BUILDING!
Actually, he does Elvis very well.
He certainly had the women swooning!
They did a couple of duet numbers and before we knew it the show was over and we were left wanting more.
It’s easy to understand why they one of the most popular acts in the Rio Grande Valley.
They hope to break into the Arizona snowbird circuit soon. I hope they do because Arizona, you’re gonna love ‘em!