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Someone is missing!


I just brought the Dvd of the show recently and I'd notice that someone is missing.

How come they left out Buford's mother, Helen "Grandma" Pusser???

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I guess the general thought was she died.No mention of it though.The household would have been kinda crowded with her there too.And they wanted to add more airtime (I would think) between the kids and Grandpa,and not devote more to Grandpa and Grandma instead.Couldnt picture her driving that old pickup (which was the only genuine prop used in the series for the correct timeframe of Pusser's police service).

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Mrs. Pusser didn't like the way the movies portrayed her son. She was particularly critical of Bo Svenson, calling him a "foreigner", and that he was always dressed like a bum in the movies. By the time the tv series was being put in production, the producers probably figured she wanted nothing to do with it, so they just omitted her and the character completely. It was probably the same thing with the name of the county, changing it from McNairy to McNeal. Most of McNairy County wanted nothing to do with the Hollwood productions.

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