Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man

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Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#1
Posted: 7/17/07 at 1:51pm
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#2
Posted: 7/17/07 at 7:30pm
Id forgotten that Ken Berry had made these commercials. I used to love to watch him on the old TV shows in the 60's - hoping that I'd get to see him sing and dance. I remember one really old one - The Ann Southern show - where he played the dancing bell hop. My biggest argument with the series he's done (and I'm thinking about F Troop, Mayberry, and Mama's Family now) is that you rarely (if ever) got to see him sing and dance.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#2
Posted: 7/17/07 at 8:39pm
Grrrrrrrrrrrr-owl. Loved those then, love them now.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#3
Posted: 7/17/07 at 9:01pm
You got to see him do the song-and-dance thing on Carol's show - and they were 'highlight' moments for me.

And F-Troop was OK - at least he was in a uniform!
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#4
Posted: 7/17/07 at 9:05pm
Lots of short sleeves on Mayberry, RFD. Hairy bod, bulgy muscles.

I'd wouldn't have minded seeing him with nothing but a dancebelt and a tube of Chapstik, basically.
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Posted: 7/17/07 at 9:32pm
Those commercials are really awesome. As was Ken. I can't believe he was in his forties then. Thanks for posting these, PalJoey!
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Posted: 7/17/07 at 9:38pm
re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man

Are those eyes Puppy Dog or Bedroom?

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Posted: 7/19/07 at 10:10pm
Hmmmm -- Puppy dog or Bedroom? Hard to tell. Why not a bit of both?

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Posted: 7/20/07 at 1:25am
I agree. A little of both. The man is gorgeous.
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Posted: 7/20/07 at 1:28am
How fortuitous that you found the Broadway World Off-Topic board, then.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#10
Posted: 7/20/07 at 1:28am
God! When I saw this posting, I thought that you were going to tell us that he was dead...
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Posted: 7/20/07 at 2:01am
No wonder Naomi was all over him in almost every episode of Mama's Family. Their scenes together still make me blush.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#13
Posted: 7/20/07 at 9:56am
I recently watched the final episode of the Andy Griffith Show (called "Mayberry RFD") that introduced Ken Berry for the spin-off series.

Damn he was cute. Great arms too.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#14
Posted: 7/20/07 at 10:37am
The opening credits of Mayberry RFD are enough to get me going...arms indeed! Playing "catch"!

I have had a crush on him since I was about 4.

There's one shirtless scene I remember from F Troop, but it's on the Carol Burnett that he danced in a tennis outfit (in the 70s that meant TIGHT shorts....OH BOY!

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Posted: 7/20/07 at 12:43pm
Ah, the 70s. A hunk stitched into avacado or tangerine, at the time the new black.

Bring on the star of WILD WILD WEST? I always confuse his name, one conrad was a fat cop, one the definitive cowboy/slash dude. He was sewn into his costumes.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#16
Posted: 7/20/07 at 2:13pm
Sorry, his arms arent show in this.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#18
Posted: 7/20/07 at 3:12pm
I think the instructions are in the faqs section of this site.
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#19
Posted: 7/20/07 at 3:51pm
For those who didn't know that he and Wrangler Jane were into role-reversal:

http://www.wranglerjane.com/ft07.htm
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#20
Posted: 7/20/07 at 4:34pm
Thanks for the help. Those FAQs are hard to find ... lol. Okay, here are two photos of Ken Berry as Sam Jones that I hope show off his arms a bit.

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Hope this works.
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Posted: 7/20/07 at 11:28pm
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#22
Posted: 7/20/07 at 11:48pm
Age can be SUCH a buzz-killer...but it's better than the alternative!
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#23
Posted: 7/21/07 at 9:51am
KBFan - believe me, the pics worked - VERY well! Thanks :-0

And, re Madbrian's linked pic - WHAT is he doing with his left hand?!?!?
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#25
Posted: 7/21/07 at 12:10pm
"That said, the man still looks just fine to me."

Uptown - I agree re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man

And I like the comment about different types of photographs - it's OH so true!
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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#26
Posted: 7/23/07 at 1:44pm
Hi DG! Glad you like the photos! As for what Ken is doing in the black and white photo from the link Madbrian gave us ... it's from an F Troop episode called "The Day the Indians Won" and he is wearing gloves and has just tried to get off his horse when Wrangler Jane rides up and intercepts him.

He ends up on her horse with her and is jammed up against the saddlehorn ... so he is very uncomfortable with his hands sort of pinned behind his back.

As for what he's holding in his hand, I think it's just his glove.

- Sheri

Looks like Janie has him right where she wants him. I've included some screencaps from that scene so you can see what happened here:

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re: Ken Berry, Song and Dance Man#27
Posted: 7/23/07 at 1:46pm
Agreed. Ken has aged very well and is still a very handsome man in my opinion.


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