The Andy Griffith Show: Barney's Life Lessons

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Barney explains the fundamentals of bracing yourself for a fight.

ON HOW TOHANDLE ROWDIES.

THE FIRST THING YOU DO

IS TO GET THEPSYCHOLOGICAL EDGE

ON YOUR ADVERSARY

BY SHOWINGSUPREME CONFIDENCE.

- HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

- YOU STAND YOUR GROUND.

YOU BRACE YOURSELF IN CASE

HE THROWS THAT FIRST PUNCH,

AND THEN YOU JUST LOOK HIMSTRAIGHT IN THE EYES LIKE THIS.

- LIKE THIS, BARNEY?

- YEAH, THAT'S COMING.

CLOSE YOUR EYESJUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

- AND THEN IF YOU HAVEANY TROUBLE CLOSING THEM,

WHY, YOUR OPPONENTWILL CLOSE THEM FOR YOU.

- ANDY, THERE'SA TIME FOR KIDDING

AND A TIME FOR SERIOUS.

NOW THIS IS IT.

- SORRY.

- NOW, THE NEXT THINGIN SELF-DEFENSE

IS MUSCLE CONTROL.

WHEN YOU BRACE YOURSELFFOR THAT FIRST PUNCH,

YOU MAKE YOURSELFHARD ALL OVER,

AND NOTHINGCAN HURT YOU.

LET ME SHOW YOU.

NOW YOU HIT MERIGHT THERE

JUST AS HARDAS YOU CAN.

IT WON'TMAKE A DENT.

- GO AHEAD, OP.

IT'S OKAY.

- COME ON, OPE.

SEE, I'M BRACED. SEE?

YOU CAN'T HURT ME.

COME ON. ALL YOU GOT.COME ON.

[groans]

- UH...[clears throat]

OP, YOU WANT...

YOU WANT TO HELP BARN

INTO THAT CHAIR THERE?

- DID THAT HURT, BARNEY?

- NO, NO, THAT DIDN'T HURT HIM.

'CAUSE HE WAS BRACED FOR IT,WEREN'T YOU, BARN?

- [soft groan]

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