[Ads-l] Gomer Cool + Denver Pyle = Gomer Pyle?

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Dec 1 11:41:58 UTC 2020

So claimed TV writer Everett Greenbaum in Richard Kelly, The Andy Griffith Show (1981) 115 (also cited in American Speech 1989, 152, though calling writer Cool “otherwise unidentified”). OED does not mention Cool.
Gomer Cool was a radio writer (for instance on “Red Horse Ranch” and other westerns) and host and composer and instrumentalist.
Stephen Goranson

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