I still haven’t seen “A Face In The Crowd” but Scholars and Rogues has convinced me to:
Andy Griffith’s character commands the screen, whether his character, “Lonesome” Rhodes, is in manipulative, lecherous, cynical, or domineering modes. Andy Griffith lecherous? Oh, yeah. Heck, he could have played Jerry Sandusky and made it believable. Watching the arc of Lonesome Rhodes’ life is a rare treat. Granted, a treat that doesn’t always taste good–kind of like the Every Flavor Beans in Harry Potter–but one of those things that you should try, at least once.
I read once that Ted Danson based his treatment of the character Sam Malone on the Andy Griffith show, surrounded by weirdos but still able to treat them all with dignity and patience.