“How do you do Mrs. Wiley?”
Howard Morris died yesterday. He appeared in only 5 few episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” but left such a strong impression it seems as though his character ‘Ernest T Bass’ was in nearly every show.
Every Ernest T Bass episode is a classic. When Andy taught him etiquette for a dinner party. When he wanted to join the army to get him a uniform. When he kidnapped Barney thinking it was Charlene Darlin. When Andy and Mrs. Crump tried to teach him to read. Good stuff. Always funny, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.
Howard Morris was 85.