Is there a better place to search for trivia than Mayberry, NC? Once Gomer had a date with Thelma Lou's cousin, Mary Grace. He disappeared from the house and said that he had to get something. All felt he was rude and two couples went on to the dance; poor Mary Grace stayed at the house. Soon Gomer appeared at the door with a corsage with a bit of pink on it. Yeh! for Gomer. All went well. When the couples returned to the house they found Gomer and Mary Grace happily dancing as no other couple could dance.
The word boutonniere is from the French for buttonhole where the boutonniere used to go through with a loop on the back of the lapel to hold it in place.