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Folks Of Interest Andy Griffith passed this morning at 86

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by damagedduck, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Even though I watch it daily for advice and therapy, today in a more somber mood I'm playing the Andy Griffith Show all day on my media player without commercial interruption. I feel like my favorite uncle is gone now. RIP Andy.
  2. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso

    Thank you Andy for enriching all our life's. Rest in Peace Pa'

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  3. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    I loved The Andy Griffith Show as a kid. I still watch it when it's on a cable channel. The combination of Andy and Don Knotts was unbeatable.
  4. Tripple G
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 367

    Tripple G

    Sad news indeed. Always enjoyed The Andy Griffith Show. Television back then was sure different than most of the crap on the screen today. But like Andy, all good things, sooner or later, come to an end.
  5. Sweepspear
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 292


    A class act all the way! He will be sorely missed!

    I first saw that movie about 5 years ago on TCM.
    It was hard to get my head around him playing such a character! :eek:
    Incredible performance! I highly recommend this film to anyone who hasn't seen it!
  6. our world will never be the same we lost another great one today rest in peace Mr.Griffith

    i only got to watch mayberry in reruns
  7. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 966


    Saddens me also. He seemed to be a good person. Watch some time and see how many people from The Andy Griffith show end up on Matlock. Ron Howard said that is one thing he learned from Andy.
  8. Gerry Moe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 498

    Gerry Moe

    I am going to go throw a rock through a window

    I will miss him, so many great memories RIP Andy
  9. scrappybunch
    Joined: Nov 16, 2011
    Posts: 359

    from nj

  10. 01A
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 101


    Anj and Barn, together again, driving that big Ford in the sky. Good luck old buddy see ya at the fishing whole.
  11. Blackmaria60
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 532


    Another American icon of true goodness gone. God speed Sheriff.
  12. Rick Sis
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Posts: 710

    Rick Sis
    from Tulsa OK

    RIP Andrew. Thanks for helping us keep things together as long as you could.

    Yeah, Hollywood would never let a show like this happen again. Today, Mayberry 2012 would read something like this:

    The Barney character would be cast as a gay deputy that has been subjected to severe abuse at the hand of his boss, the evil and corrupt Sheriff Andy Taylor.

    The hero character would be Thelma Lou, Barney's transvestite life partner and activist with a mission to rid the world of the hate crimes that Barney has endured.

    Opie would be a pale and sickly youth that has lost his ability to speak because texting has been his only form of communication for over two years since becoming a smart phone addict.

    Floyd, Aunt Bee and all other older characters would be briskly sent to assisted living and their characters written off of the show.

    Briscoe Darlin' would be a Columbian drug lord.

    The Dillards would be a rap group.

    Otis would be a meth tweaker and serial burglar, but still have keys to the cell.

    Helen and Andy break up because Andy finds inappropriate texts sent to Opie.

    The Ernest T. Bass character would be cast as the pride of America......the first inbred President of the United States.

    Thank you so much Hollywood for all this wonderful "correctness".
  13. AllenK
    Joined: Dec 12, 2010
    Posts: 220


    RIP Andy. TAGS is probably the best show ever,and Andy Griffith was an awesome man.

    It's not nearly as bad,but it's kinda like losing my grandpa all over again.
  14. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Here's one celebrity that IS an American treasure!
  15. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Man...that scene with Barney and Andj on the front porch after dinner..true classic.
  16. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    [​IMG] Better day's gone by.
  17. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187


    yall remember when andy and warren said; yea , huh, yea, huh, yea, huh. now that was comedy!
  18. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,438


    Growing up in the 50's and 60's was great. Guys like Andy made TV shows like his something to look forward to each week. I loved the message and lessons learned. If I get a chance to see the old shows they still put a big smile on my face. Mayberry was like the hometown we all wished we were from.
    Thank you Andy. May you rest in peace.
  19. Cymro
    Joined: Jul 1, 2008
    Posts: 742



    I followed an earlier link and watched a couple of episodes of the "Andy Griffith Show" on You tube, very entertaining and so different to today's TV shows, with a real feelgood factor and a lesson of fair play. I don't think this show was broadcast in the UK , perhaps someone could enlighten me.
  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,435

    from Michigan

    "Mmmm...that's GOOooOOOOD, Aint Beeee!"

    Always struck me as a truly good-hearted man.

    Was interesting to see him play Lonesome Rhodes in A Face In the Crowd. Still a country boy, but more of a cocky "upstart"

    God bless Andy Griffith.
  21. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    [​IMG] This one is so neat, yet so sad today.
  22. This record was the first most folks ever heard of Andy..
    And it is so damn funny still..Andy describes his witness to his first football game..
  23. LittleBritishCar
    Joined: Apr 22, 2012
    Posts: 90

    from Napa, CA

    Very sad. He was my favorite actor. I love the shows he did with The Dillards. Coincidently, we also lost Doug Dillard a few weeks ago.
  24. Cooder2
    Joined: Jun 3, 2012
    Posts: 49

    from up yours

    Oh man, he was the best, RIP
  25. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,817


    he played a vicious spirited Judge in one of those weekly TV movies and his portrayal would put shivers up your spine. he could do any acting job set before him, and that's a gift few Hollyweird folk have today.

    top it off with the fact that he was a genuinely good guy, and we're the worse off for losing him.
  26. LittleBritishCar
    Joined: Apr 22, 2012
    Posts: 90

    from Napa, CA

    My girlfriend and I were talking about how screwed up my childhood was last weekend. She asked me how I turned out so well and I told her that my best roll model was Andy Griffith. She understood.
  27. AG F/C
    Joined: Oct 20, 2009
    Posts: 361

    AG F/C

    Just heard "What It Was, Was Football" on Willies Roadhouse. Very funny yert so sad he's gone..
  28. RIP Andy! you'll be missed but your work will live on.
  29. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,882

    from Indy

    Aunt Bea was hot. RIP Andy

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