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Old 07-03-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Andy Griffith is gone RIP!

Andy Griffith is gone RIP!

Actor Andy Griffith dies in North Carolina, TV station says - Yahoo! News
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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Very sad news! I sometimes imagine myself walking down that dirt road headed to the fishing hole.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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Very sad news! I sometimes imagine myself walking down that dirt road headed to the fishing hole.
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Traveled to Franklin Canyon Park in the Hollywood hills which is the real "Myers Lake" so father and son could walk down that path where Andy and Opie walked.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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And look at little Opie now. Had more than a couple of yuks with Andy.
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My wife and I both enjoyed the Andy Griffith Show and all the members of the cast. RIP Andy. Don Knotts (Barney Fife) passed away some years ago and I know Floyd the barber died. Also, aunt Bee I'm sure is gone. That show and The Waltons were reminders of easier days and times.
We have a couple CD's of the Andy Griffith Show and our African Grey whistles the theme song of the show. We play the CD's for him when we go away so he can hear the song and their voices. DW just informed Mac that his buddy passed away. He's always got this look on his face like What? Who?
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I loved him, particularly on the Andy Griffith show. He portrayed my ideal of the perfect Dad.
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And who could forget his legendary performance on Salvage 1?
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So sad. RIP Andy. One of the funniest shows ever on TV.

Also RIP to George Lindsey ("Goober") who died about a month ago.
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Naaa, he's not gone, he's headed up to Mount Pilot.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #11
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Here he is in a music video with brad paisley - the last scene on the bench was apparently prophetic. I think it's cool that he did this video, especially since he was a pretty fair picker himself.

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End of an era! I especially loved the whole sequence with the Darling family and the crazy Ernest T. Bass.

The silent Darling boys are the Dillards bluegrass band in real life--love their music!
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I remember flipping through the channels one day, and seeing both him and Dick Van Dyke appearing together on an episode of Diagnosis Murder.

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Kind of bittersweet. One one hand, such a treat seeing to TV icons together. On the other seeing how much they aged since on the black and white TV.
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One of my favorite shows and actors ever. A classic that will be shown for years to come. R.I.P.
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The football bit was hilaroius



Also the movie No time for Sargeants

No Time for Sergeants (1958) - IMDb
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Andy Griffith had a totally different role in a made for TV movie that was out many years ago called "Murder in Coweta County" which had Johnny Cash in the lead role, A.G. as second. Andy Griffith exhibited a dark side in the movie. It was creepy seeing him in that role after all the Mayberry life, but he did it well, nice and e-vil.
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The Dillards (Darling Boys) have several excellent CDs available.
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He was also in that creepy 1950s movie A Face in the Crowd.

Remember Andy's first girlfriend? She was a lot different than the staid (boring) Helen. I think she was too wild for Andy. Elinor Donahue--of Father Knows Best fame. She's still acting.
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From the episode titled "Opie the Birdman". In this episode, Opie killed a bird with his slingshot and was dismayed to learn she had babies. Andy scolded him for killing the bird, then turned this into a lesson of compassion and love. Still makes me cry....

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