Ernest T / Howard Morris

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FAQ: Ernest T / Howard Morris

Ernest T Bass (Howard Morris) must do cartoon voices because I sure thought I heard him talking on some cartoon I was flipping past. I forget what cartoon it was, but it was that his voice?

He's done lots and lots of characters' voices of the years, including the McDonald's Hamburglar, Wade the Duck (from Garfield and Friends), the Quantas Airlines koala, and Gopher (in the early Winnie the Pooh films.) He's also done voices of minor characters and many Hanna-Barbera cartoons like the Flintstones, Beetle Bailey and many others. --Paul Mulik

There was a little trivial triviality that was a blooper in the episode "Family Visit" dialogue by Andy, do you know what it was?

In the middle of the episode, the radio announcer (voice over by Howard Morris, BTW) declares that three prisoners have escaped. Later, Andy gets a call informing him that "both of them" had been caught. --Paul Mulik

Did Howard Morris play any characters other than Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show?

In addition to his five appearances as Ernest T. Bass, Howard Morris did appear as George the TV repairman and he was the voice of YLRB radio station (talking about Leonard Blush). Mr. Morris also directed nine episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. Barney's Replacement (TAGS Episode), Barney's Bloodhound (TAGS Episode), Family Visit (TAGS Episode), Aunt Bee's Romance (TAGS Episode), Barney's Physical (TAGS Episode), Darling Baby, The (TAGS Episode), Andy and Helen Have Their Day (TAGS Episode), Otis Sues the County (TAGS Episode), and Three Wishes for Opie (TAGS Episode).