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(a.k.a.) Nice Dress Nellie
 
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'''Actual Name:'''  Marvel Retter Lawrence (Stand-in for Don Knotts)
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'''Passed Away:''' March 23, 2000
  
 
<table align="right" width="218"><tr><th>http://www.mayberry.info/graphics/nice_dress_nellie.jpg<br />"Nice Dress Nellie" walking in the Taylor's front door.</th></tr></table>
 
<table align="right" width="218"><tr><th>http://www.mayberry.info/graphics/nice_dress_nellie.jpg<br />"Nice Dress Nellie" walking in the Taylor's front door.</th></tr></table>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
  
Little is known about this charming lady. She has been referred to by fans a "Nice Dress Nellie" because in the episode that Barney arrests the whole town, "Andy Saves Barney's Morale" as she is released from jail with the crowd, Andy acknowleges her and comments "Nice Dress, Nellie"  Fans should recognize her face as she appears as a background actress in over 30 episodes from first season, all the way to the last.  Trained Noticers believe that her voice is heard in Episode 92, "A Wife for Andy"  This picture is from that show as she arrives with the other ladies.  As she is leaving the second time, one of the ladies says something like "I wonder what this is about" and she says "I wish I knew" She is always wearing a dress, often has on white earrings.  In the color episodes such as "Only a Rose" (when she is a judge) you can see a few streaks of gray in her hair.  Watch for her.  She's everywhere!  Just like Mr. Schwamp and Tom Jacobs.
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Little is known about this charming lady. She has been referred to by fans a "Nice Dress Nellie" because in the episode that Barney arrests the whole town, "Andy Saves Barney's Morale" as she is released from jail with the crowd, Andy acknowledges her and comments "Nice Dress, Nellie."  Fans should recognize her face as she appears as a background actress in over 30 episodes from first season, all the way to the last.  Trained Noticers believe that her voice is heard in Episode 92, "A Wife for Andy"  This picture is from that show as she arrives with the other ladies.  As she is leaving the second time, one of the ladies says something like "I wonder what this is about" and she says "I wish I knew" She is always wearing a dress, often has on white earrings.  In the color episodes such as "Only a Rose" (when she is a judge) you can see a few streaks of gray in her hair.  Watch for her.  She's everywhere!  Just like Mr. Schwamp and Tom Jacobs.
  
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According to assistant director Bruce Bilson, her name is Marvel, but he did not give her full name. Marvel was a stand in for Don Knotts and Mr. Bilson picked her for the stand in job. TAGS fan Randy Turner confirmed that "Marvel" is her First name, not her last.
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She was seen over and over throughout The Andy Griffith Show series. 
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[https://www.facebook.com/lawtonka/videos/10209504541422988/ This from a clip shot by TAGS fan Tim Bradshaw during Mayberry Days 2015]
  
 
==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
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* [[The Manhunt (TAGS Episode)  | The Manhunt (#2/2F)]]
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* [[The Guitar Player (TAGS Episode)  | The Guitar Player (#3A/3F)]]
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* [[Opie's Charity (TAGS Episode) | Opie's Charity(#8A/5F)]]
 
* [[Opie's Charity (TAGS Episode) | Opie's Charity(#8A/5F)]]
  
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* [[Andy and the Woman Speeder (TAGS Episode) | Andy and the Woman Speeder(#35/35F)]]
 
* [[Andy and the Woman Speeder (TAGS Episode) | Andy and the Woman Speeder(#35/35F)]]
 
* [[Mayberry Goes Bankrupt (TAGS Episode) | Mayberry Goes Bankrupt(#39/36F)]]
 
* [[Mayberry Goes Bankrupt (TAGS Episode) | Mayberry Goes Bankrupt(#39/36F)]]
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* [[The Pickle Story (TAGS Episode) | The Pickle Story(#43/43F)]]
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* [[The Jinx (TAGS Episode) | The Jinx (#49A/49F)]]
 
* [[The Jinx (TAGS Episode) | The Jinx (#49A/49F)]]
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* [[Lawman Barney (TAGS Episode) | Lawman Barney (#70A/73F)]]
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* [[Class Reunion (TAGS Episode) | Class Reunion (#82A/82F)]]
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* [[A Wife for Andy (TAGS Episode) | A Wife for Andy(#92A/92F)]]
 
* [[A Wife for Andy (TAGS Episode) | A Wife for Andy(#92A/92F)]]
 
* [[Gomer the House Guest (TAGS Episode) | Gomer the House Guest (#101A/97F)]]
 
* [[Gomer the House Guest (TAGS Episode) | Gomer the House Guest (#101A/97F)]]
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*[[The Cannon (TAGS Episode)|The Cannon(#170A/172F)]]
 
*[[The Cannon (TAGS Episode)|The Cannon(#170A/172F)]]
 
*[[Otis the Artist (TAGS Episode)|Otis the Artist(#175A/175F)]]
 
*[[Otis the Artist (TAGS Episode)|Otis the Artist(#175A/175F)]]
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*[[The Return of Barney Fife (TAGS Episode)|The Return of Barney Fife(#176A/176F)]]
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*[[The Gypsies (TAGS Episode)|The Gypsies(#183A/183F)]]
 
*[[The Gypsies (TAGS Episode)|The Gypsies(#183A/183F)]]
 
*[[Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory (TAGS Episode)|Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory(#194A/194F)]]
 
*[[Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory (TAGS Episode)|Aunt Bee's Crowning Glory(#194A/194F)]]
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*[[Andy's Investment (TAGS Episode)|Andy's Investment(#233A/231F)]]
 
*[[Andy's Investment (TAGS Episode)|Andy's Investment(#233A/231F)]]
 
*[[Mayberry, RFD (TAGS Episode) |Mayberry, RFD (#249A/241F)]]
 
*[[Mayberry, RFD (TAGS Episode) |Mayberry, RFD (#249A/241F)]]
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==Podcasts==
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* [https://imayberry.com/podcasts/2020/06/tcnw-586-nice-dress-nellie/ TCNW 586: Nice Dress Nellie]
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* [https://imayberry.com/podcasts/2020/11/tcnw-608-making-the-whole-cabinet-a-weapon/ TCNW 608: Making the Whole Cabinet a Weapon]
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* [https://imayberry.com/podcasts/2020/12/tcnw-609-always-chasing-gomers/ TCNW 609: Always Chasing Gomers]
  
  
 
[[Category:The Andy Griffith Show Characters]]
 
[[Category:The Andy Griffith Show Characters]]

Latest revision as of 21:08, 28 February 2021

(a.k.a.) Nice Dress Nellie

Actual Name: Marvel Retter Lawrence (Stand-in for Don Knotts)

Passed Away: March 23, 2000

nice_dress_nellie.jpg
"Nice Dress Nellie" walking in the Taylor's front door.

Biography

Little is known about this charming lady. She has been referred to by fans a "Nice Dress Nellie" because in the episode that Barney arrests the whole town, "Andy Saves Barney's Morale" as she is released from jail with the crowd, Andy acknowledges her and comments "Nice Dress, Nellie." Fans should recognize her face as she appears as a background actress in over 30 episodes from first season, all the way to the last. Trained Noticers believe that her voice is heard in Episode 92, "A Wife for Andy" This picture is from that show as she arrives with the other ladies. As she is leaving the second time, one of the ladies says something like "I wonder what this is about" and she says "I wish I knew" She is always wearing a dress, often has on white earrings. In the color episodes such as "Only a Rose" (when she is a judge) you can see a few streaks of gray in her hair. Watch for her. She's everywhere! Just like Mr. Schwamp and Tom Jacobs.

According to assistant director Bruce Bilson, her name is Marvel, but he did not give her full name. Marvel was a stand in for Don Knotts and Mr. Bilson picked her for the stand in job. TAGS fan Randy Turner confirmed that "Marvel" is her First name, not her last. She was seen over and over throughout The Andy Griffith Show series. This from a clip shot by TAGS fan Tim Bradshaw during Mayberry Days 2015

Episodes

Podcasts