15+ Best Ernest T. Bass Quotes From The Andy Griffith Show

Ernest T. Bass is a popular fictional character.

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Ernest T. Bass is a character from ‘The Andy Griffith Show’.

Ernest T. Bass is a fictional character. He is ignorant, and a mountain man who is fond of rock throwing, and who is best known to create havoc in the quiet town of Mayberry.

Ernest T. Bass lives in the mountains neighboring the quiet town Mayberry. His appearance means trouble for Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife. This is why all the people in the town see him as a problematic, and trouble.

Ernest T. Bass is a wild man with a shabby appearance, an enthusiastic laugh, and one thing special about him is that he speaks in rhyme.  The show was extremely popular thanks to its lead performers Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard, and Aneta Corsaut. Here we have brought the best Ernest T. Bass quotes for you.

If you are fond of quotes of these kinds then you might also like Andy Griffith quotes and [Eddie Haskell quotes].

Best Ernest T. Bass Quotes

Howard Morris Obituary was the real name of Ernest T. Bass. The show enjoyed great popularity when it was airing and people still love it. Here are some famous Ernest T. Bass love quotes for you to enjoy.

The show was widely popular when it started airing.

1. “And if you wonder who I be, it's me it's me, it's Ernest T.!”

- Ernest T. Bass.

2. “Howdy do to you and you. It's me, it's me, it's Ernest T.!”

- Ernest T. Bass.

3. “And you can't stop me.. Nehhh!”

- Ernest T. Bass.

4. “You're my mother-figure.”

- Ernest T. Bass.

5. “How do you do Mrs. Wiley.”

- Ernest T. Bass.

6. “Right or wrong I'm here to fight.

Unless you run away with fright And if you wonder who I be, It's me it's me, it's Ernest T. Whoo hoo.”

- Ernest T. Bass.

7. “Maybe you goin' to have a weddin', and maybe you goin' to have a preacher; but you might not have a bride. You ever think of that?”

- Ernest T. Bass.

8. “Well, I courted her as proper as proper can be.

First off I wrote her a love note asking her to go on out with me.

And then I tied it on to the prettiest rock ya ever did see.

And then I give it the prettiest toss ya ever did see...right through the front window!”

- Ernest T. Bass.

Famous Ernest T. Bass Quotes

The 'T' in his name basically indicates that he causes ‘trouble’ in the town. Once, when Ernest was threatened with the law, he ran off, yelling over his shoulder his most famous catchphrase, “You ain't seen the last of Ernest T. Bass!” Read on for some of the best Ernest T. Bass quotes 'Andy Griffith Show'.

Viewers still love the show and its characters.

9. “If I'da seed you was coming, I'da a knowed what to do, Id'a rizzed both arms, and Id'a wove at you.”

- Ernest T. Bass.

10. “She called me a creechter, I ain't no creechter!”

- Ernest T. Bass.

11. “Ernest T. Bass: I'm no account, Andy. I'm no-count.

Sheriff Andy Taylor: You're not no-count, Ernest. You're just... ignorant, that's all.

Ernest T. Bass: Aw, you're being kind.”

- Sheriff Andy Taylor, ‘The Andy Griffith Show', Season Five.

12. “Well, that’s a fine day’s work. You’ve outsmarted justice and you’ve made a mockery of this court, and you’ve turned three people against me that I would have sworn would never leave my side. Oh, I can understand a shiny, autographed baseball turning a little boy’s head, but I am a little disappointed in Floyd, and I’m real disappointed in my deputy. He’s a law officer and ought to know better. Congratulations, ma’am. Been quite a day’s work.”

- Andy Taylor.

13. “I don’t chew my cabbage twice. And you ain’t heard the last of Ernest T. Bass!”

– Ernest T. Bass .

14. “Andy Taylor: Listen here, Ernest T. Bass! This is Sheriff Taylor! Go on home and leave these people alone! You're keepin' 'em awake!

Ernest T. Bass: Tell 'em to go back to bed! Charlene's the one I want to talk to!”

- Ernest T. Bass,  ‘The Andy Griffith Show’.

15. “Old Aunt Mariah, Jimp in the fire, fire too hot. Jump in the pot, pot too black, jump in the crack, crack too high, jump in the sky, sky too blue, jump in the canoe, canoe too shallow, jump in the tallow, tallow too soft, jump in the loft, loft too rotten, jump in the cotton, cotton so white she stay there all night.”

- Ernest T. Bass.

16. “Helen Crump: [in front of the 5th grade class] Mr. Bass, return to your seat!

Ernest T. Bass: Okay. Can I tell you somethin' before I do?

Helen Crump: What is it?

Ernest T. Bass: I love you.”

- Ernest T. Bass, ‘The Andy Griffith Show’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for famous Ernest T. Bass quotes, then why not take a look at [Jack Donaghy quotes], or Jackie Chiles quotes.


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