tugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 4632 posts, RR: 7 Reply 4, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
If you wanted anyone to arrest you, you wanted it to be Sheriff Andy Griffith. You get a stern talking to, maybe spend the night in the jail if that's what was called for and then went on your way after resolving to reform your bad ways.
...and they lived happily ever after...
A good life, well lived. Rest in peace Mr. Griffith.
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6150 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1011 times:
Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show for 27 episodes from 62 to 64 - is still with us.
The Andy Griffith Show came from a show of "Make Room for Daddy" where Danny Thomas, the star, was arrested in a small North Carolina town by Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor.
Griffith was already a well established star - as a comedian, as a movie star, as a singer - with a Broadway hit - when the single episode show was created. Thomas, Griffith and their producers used the show as a pilot for the full Andy Griffith Show.
Recently I've heard some of his recorded comedy routines on Sirius radio's comedy channel. He was hilarious.
"My wife says I can look at all those pretty girls you have here in Washington DC, just don't touch. Well, I've got to do a whole lot of extra looking to make up for that handicap."
bjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 2776 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 681 times:
Quoting Max Q (Reply 16): For certain , how ? did you know him personally or are you basing your opinion of his character on that which he portrayed as an actor ?
A friend of mine met him one time and extended his hand to shake his and AG gave him 'if looks could kill' look. We later found out from someone who actually worked with him that he despised his fans and was such a prima dona on the set.
In defference to the deceased I won't discuss his politics.
"An idea has to be incredibly absurd to have any reasonable chance of succeeding" --A. Einstein