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Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:34 pm

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:12 pm

Very sad... I always enjoyed watching The Andy Griffith Show.  
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Opies about the only one left-right?
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Sad! You could tell for certain he was a hell of a nice guy.
 
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:43 pm

America's Sheriff:


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.

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:07 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
Opies about the only one left-right?

I believe Aneta Corsaut, who played the school teacher & Andy's girlfriend Helen Crump, is still alive. But I think that's it in terms of the regular characters of the show.
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:57 pm

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.

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:08 pm

I was actually surprised he was still alive.
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 6):
Jim Nabors - Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show for 27 episodes from 62 to 64 - is still with us.

I stand corrected. For some reason, I thought he died a few years ago. He's probably the only surviving adult male regular cast member of the series.
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:53 pm

Died at 7am and buried by 1130am, wow. RIP Andy  
 
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:23 pm

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 8):
I stand corrected. For some reason, I thought he died a few years ago. He's probably the only surviving adult male regular cast member of the series.

Nabors wasn't able to sing at this years Indy 500 due to illness. The guy who played Gomers cousin Goober died not to long ago.
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:51 pm

How many of us knew Andy's theme had lyrics?

http://youtu.be/6PVUit1-0Ck

RIP Mr Griffith and thank you.
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:48 am

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 9):

That bit of info wasn't in the original link. Not to take away from the loss, but isn't that a bit odd? I obviously don't know the legal ramifications of this type of situation.

At any rate, RIP Andy.
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:19 am

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 9):

Died at 7am and buried by 1130am, wow. RIP Andy  

Wait, what? Was he so old that there were no living relatives to attend a funeral or something?

Anyway, this is sad. He seemed like a nice enough fellow.

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:44 am

I read it on another site, it was already prearranged by him to be immediately buried upon death. Family had a small memorial afterwards.
 
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:04 am

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 11):
How many of us knew Andy's theme had lyrics?

Sure did, "The Fishin' Hole". A nice little tune as a matter of fact! And that clip you posted ZANL even has the words to it.

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:00 am

Quoting Flighty (Reply 3):
Sad! You could tell for certain he was a hell of a nice guy.

Really ?



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 ?



I don't mean to be cynical, or maybe I do.



But seriously...

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:25 am

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.

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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:54 am

I love how most of his TV characters, always had great commonsense. Thank Mr Griffith for the great entertainment, you will be missed.
 
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Quoting Max Q (Reply 16):
I don't mean to be cynical, or maybe I do.

You're right, maybe I am talking about "andy griffith / ben matlock" the character.

A pretty nice retrospective about his career and who he was is found in his local newspaper 5 years ago.

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/02/real...dy-griffith-lives-among-us-quietly
 
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RE: Breaking: Andy Griffith Has Passed Away

Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:50 pm

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 ?

I don't know, there've been several interviews with people who did know him on the news today. He was good friends with Randy Travis who said he was "most likeable" man he's ever met.

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