The Internet world asked if we need more Mayberry and less Honey Boo Boo.
In my opinion, UFO alien sized Barbie doll has more worshipers than both of them and Jesus combined, so forget it. Kant's Aufklärung evolved through Paine's Deism and our Constitution into Self-made man's age of moral character witnessed by Manifest Destiny's grab for land and natural resources.
The Golden Age of Character manifested in Arthur Miller's Willy Loman, Dale Carnegie's clone personified by Tony Robbins today. Willie became self-worshiping narcissism's post-war anti-hero. Barbie and Willie Loman currently serve as our modern model for the "New Sentimentality" which rose to replace Governor Reagan's "Old Sentimentality" that he revived from Death Valley Days to become President.
Opie & Sheriff Taylor give personality worship a rest with sincere Mark Twain tongue in cheek humor their writers fashioned from moral character and charismatic extroversion's double bind.
And Honey Boo Boo, working her way now in open toed heels toward Harvard Business School, mocks Al Bundy's family mockery of Willie Loman to come full circle. What evolves from the past three ages into the next, is any body's guess.
Mount Airy, NC : Andy & Opie at Andy Griffith Theater
Self-reliance rules innovation with "what-you-know" best illustrated by Andy of Mayberry's writers. Conformity rules mediocrity with "who-you-know" best illustrated by Harvard's business graduates. The former serves as inventive imagination's soil for freedom from aristocracy. The latter serves the moral agency whose need to dominate perpetuates the license of aristocracy.