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Original Post By: Guest_guatemalass Date: 11/22/2005
I saw an episode of Matlock today where he plays a pineapple shaped metal resonator with Randy Travis.

Andy Griffith is really sneaky in that way that only Matlock can be, and hides the uke until just the right moment. He played "Going Down The Road," and some other song which I had never heard.

The front grill looked like it might be a tricone, but wouldn't that be too small. It might come on again tonight on Hallmark if you can catch it.

-guat
Posted By: Guest_Howlin' Hobbit Date: 11/22/2005
Matlock's uke shows up in many episodes. Most of the time it's just sitting in the background in the office scenes.

HH

P.S. I'm not the big Matlock fan but a friend of mine is. He took great delight in pointing out the "Matlock connection" when I started to get serious about the uke. I should point out here that I bought my first uke from an ex-girlfriend... who was my friend's ex-wife. The chronology of this situation is up to you to decipher.

Ain't life funny sometimes?

HH
Posted By: Guest_Sven Date: 11/22/2005
HH, may I conclude that a relationship with an uke is stronger than with people? ;-)
Posted By: Guest_Kevin Date: 11/23/2005
Out of all the things I really need to concentrate on today, my back brain is trying to unravel the HH puzzle of events.
Posted By: Guest_HH chronology Date: 11/23/2005
OK HH. You bought the uke from good friends wife. Girl decided that she can not live with out the uke, so she leaves husband for you (he being a big uke fan too is ok w/ that). She feels left out when you get your glyph. Last straw dropping when you sell "her" uke on the FMM. You go on to ukulele fame and stardom by the year...Alles is gut.
Posted By: Guest_Well, no Date: 11/23/2005
"Ain't life funny sometimes?"

But reading about someones love life is, well, "odd"
Posted By: Guest_old & bitter Date: 11/23/2005
what the heck are you young whippersnappers doing watching Matlock. shouldn't you be watching Mtv, or Spongbob Squarepants? next thing you know there'll be a thread about Barnaby Jones. OY!
Posted By: Guest_Uncle Rufus Date: 11/23/2005
I was thinking up a suitably witty riposte for old & bitter using the name 'mild and bitter' - but then I considered this is probably a quintessentially British pint and the humour would be lost. Nevertheless, my interest is piqued as much by Matlock (the name of the town in Derbyshire where my elder daughter was conceived - what larks!) as by the machinations of Hobbit's complex former love life. Please, someone explain the workings of Matlock to me (I'll leave HH's privacy to him)...
Posted By: Guest_willythekid Date: 11/23/2005
I remember reading somewhere that he owns a very unusual and very rare National tricone uke. There were very few of them made as one of the reasons was the difficulty they had with having three cones is such a small body. I would kill for one..
Posted By: Guest_old & bitter Date: 11/23/2005
Matlock, as played by Andy Griffith, was/is a lawyer/detective TV show that ran for quite a few years.
it is a viewing staple in the old folks home in which i currently reside, as is, Murder She Wrote (Angela Landsbury), and Barnaby Jones (Buddy Ebsen).
that tricone uke is a monster, i wish i had Matlock $$$.
Posted By: Guest_Howlin' Hobbit Date: 11/23/2005
OK. So you toss off a post and then sort of forget about it. Later you come back and there's a *great* thread under it. :-)

Soooo... to enlighten some of you (and further squick "Well, no")...

The gal in question was an ex-girlfriend *and* my friend's ex-wife. Me first, then him, then neither of us, then I bought the uke from her as we were (and still are) friends. As you can tell, she's obviously a girl of some taste as both he and I are quite the scruffy dogs and I at least can't understand why a nice gal like my current girlfriend hangs out with me.

But, to mess with "Well, no" as I promised above, when I bought the uke the ex-girlfriend was living with two other ladies of my acquaintance, one of which is *another* ex-lover.

And a big raspberry to you, "Well, no".

ROTFLMAO!

Oh... and "HH chronology"... nope, the uke I bought from her is hanging on my wall with a cheap cloth-flower lei (from a terrific party I went to) hanging over it. It really is a piece o' crap uke but it has great memories attached to it. It stays in the "collection".
Posted By: Guest_Well, no Date: 11/25/2005
Thanks HH, I like rasberries, but blah blah 'love story conquests' are still just blah blah look what I did.

Thanks for sharing.

IIRCIWJC

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