Thursday, March 16, 2017

'Bike Racks, Barbers & Big Duets' Recap

Bringing Up Bates "Bike Racks, Barbers & Big Duets!"

  • Lawson and Nathan head to Mount Airy, North Carolina, to prepare for Lawson’s show. Mount Airy is Andy Griffith’s hometown and considered to be the inspiration for the Mayberry of The Andy Griffith Show.
  • Lawson is invited to be a guest on a local radio program. “Live anything is really something I’ve really been trying to adjust to and get better at,” he admits. “When it’s life…you can’t take it back. You can’t hit the edit button.”
  • Nathan and Lawson take a tour of the town in an old squad car. They also visit a replica of Andy Griffith’s office.
  • Back at home, Gil and the other boys set out to turn a big log into a bike rack. Bikes are constantly left out in the Bates’ yard, and they are often run over.
  • Everyone is extremely impressed by the finished product, and they are equally as impressed that the Bates started and finished a project in the same day.
  • “That was the most genius thing I have ever seen,” says Tori.
  • When the rest of the family makes it to Mount Airy, it’s crunch time. Emily Ann Roberts arrives, and the sound check begins. Fans begin lining up outside the historic Earle Theatre.
  • “I think Lawson’s stage presence has just improved so much,” says Nathan. “It’s remarkable how much better Lawson has become.
  • Lawson is pleased with the way the evening turns out. “Overall, I think the concert was a blast,” he says.


  1. Lawson, please remember that when someone else is singing a solo, the attention should be on that person. I was distracted from Emily Ann when you were talking to a band mate while on stage when she was singing. Maybe next time you could sit in the background and listen to her respectfully or take the conversation off stage. That being said, I love Bringing Up Bates. It is wholesome tv that everyone in the family can watch. I also love the log bike rack.

  2. How do I find the Mayberry video? Thanks!


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