Yesterday’s Mallard Fillmore is a classic!

James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. John Lemon says:

    In all honesty, and I used to watch the Andy Griffith Show quite regularly, I don’t remember Andy Griffith ever smoking on screen. Nor do I remember any of the other characters smoking, with perhaps the exception of Floyd the Barber.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Actually, he smoked quite often on the show, although certainly not in every episode. He was especially fond of a cigarette whilst out on the front porch in the evenings.

  3. John Lemon says:

    Wow! It has been nearly 15 years or more since I’ve seen an episode. Huh. I guess my memory ain’t all that great. They have a cure for Alzheimers now, right?