"...And I said, What do you think about this for the Andy Griffith show? He listened to it and he said, 'I'll tell you what, I'll shoot Andy and Ronnie walking along the lake with a couple of fishing poles over their shoulder.' Great. That was the way it was done. I had never whistled before in my life. And never since."
About This Interview
Earle Hagen (1919-2008) was interviewed for five hours in Palm Springs, CA. Hagen described the pleasure of working with producers Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas, and creating the themes, as well as writing the music for: The Danny Thomas Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, and Mod Squad, to name a few. The interview was conducted by Jon Burlingame on November 17, 1997.