For the first time ever, all three characters from Andy Griffith’s Treehouse stories appeared together, live on stage.
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton have toured the country with The 13, 26, 39, 52, and now 65-Storey Treehouse books. On Monday night Jill, who also appears in the books, joined them at the Ipswich Civic Centre in front of a packed out audience of children and parents.
Andy told us how The 13-Storey Treehouse had started, while Terry doodled in the background.
Terry described his search for the perfect tree for their house.
Andy told the story of how he met Jill, who was his editor, and they fell in love.
Andy got Terry back.
Jill really does love animals. As a child she felt hurt when her sister teased that her guinea pig didn’t like her.
They answered questions from the audience which were mostly as crazy as the books.
If you are one of the few people in Australia who haven’t read their books, see: