Did The Andy Griffith Show's Mayberry Have a Serial Killer?
For reasons that are too complicated to explain, I find myself thinking about The Andy Griffith Show today and, more specifically, Andy Taylor's love life early on in the series.
Prior to meeting school teacher Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut), the woman he would eventually marry, Andy had a revolving door full of women. Specifically, he had three serious relationships, Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue), Mary Simpson (Julie Adams) and Peggy McMillan (Joanna Moore).
The interesting thing about each of these girlfriends is, not only did the relationships not last, the characters were never seen or spoken about again. This, in my mind, raises a question - was Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) a serial killer?
I know, on the surface, that might not seem like a legitimate question. After all, Mayberry's sheriff wouldn't even carry a gun. But many serial killers turned out to be people who were handsome and charming so the idea of Andy having a darker side shouldn't be dismissed.