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    RIP Andy Griffith

    I figure this one deserves a thread.

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entert...161204445.html

    Andy Griffith, a television legend who starred in two iconic series that debuted a quarter-century apart, has died. He was 86.

    Bill Friday, former UNC president and a close friend of Andy Griffith confirmed to North Carolina NBC affiliate WITN-TV that he died this morning. The death has not been independently confirmed by NBC News.

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    I was just going to post the same thing...definitely an American icon.

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    RIP Andy.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Can Barney get his bullet back?.......RIP

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    This is a bummer.

    RIP.


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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Another part of my childhood slips away. I still watch the black and white reruns. He was a very talented man. If you want a good laugh, listen to his "What It Was, Was Football" routine. It's a description given by someone who's never seen the sport before. Great stuff.

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    RIP, Andy.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    Another part of my childhood slips away. I still watch the black and white reruns. He was a very talented man. If you want a good laugh, listen to his "What It Was, Was Football" routine. It's a description given by someone who's never seen the sport before. Great stuff.
    It was back last October...

    good stuff may have to break that out later today in memorandum.



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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    I posted in the catch-all obit yesterday about the death of Doug Dillard last May, whose group "the Dillards" appeared on the Andy Griffith Show as "the Darlings", and I thought of Andy Griffin and said to myself he seems like he is going on forever. I guess not. We all have a death to pay in this life.

    Anyway, a nice obit piece written about the successes and failings of an American icon - http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/...-griffith.html
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Sad news.

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    I would have guessed he was older than that. In any case, I was never a fan of the show.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I would have guessed he was older than that. In any case, I was never a fan of the show.
    It's one of my favorite sitcoms but there are 28 flavors, as I like to say. What do you think of A Face in the Crowd?

    edit: well, one of my favorites only with the B&W Don Knotts episodes. The rest of the series, not so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    It's one of my favorite sitcoms but there are 28 flavors, as I like to say. What do you think of A Face in the Crowd?

    edit: well, one of my favorites only with the B&W Don Knotts episodes. The rest of the series, not so much
    I've never seen A Face in the Crowd.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I would have guessed he was older than that. In any case, I was never a fan of the show.
    +1. Matlock was even worse.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    +1. Matlock was even worse.
    Could Matlock beat up Barnaby Jones?
    Pardon, for us.

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

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    Could Matlock beat up Barnaby Jones?
    My money is on Angela Lansbury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Could Matlock beat up Barnaby Jones?
    Hi, John. Good to see you again.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Rest in Peace Andy Griffith. A staple on tv over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    Hi, John. Good to see you again.
    Thank you John
    Pardon, for us.

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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Could Matlock beat up Barnaby Jones?
    Well, look who's back! Good to see you.

    Never saw Barnaby, but I think anyone except Ironside could take Matlock.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    Well, look who's back! Good to see you.

    Never saw Barnaby, but I think anyone except Ironside could take Matlock.
    Weel doggies... You never saw Barnaby?
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

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    Weel doggies... You never saw Barnaby?
    IMDB says 1973-1980. That was boarding school, college, first job, and B-school. I did not own a TV or see it regularly during all those years. Then I moved to Brazil and came back in '94. So no US TV from 1969 to 1994. I'm making up for lost time.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    IMDB says 1973-1980. That was boarding school, college, first job, and B-school. I did not own a TV or see it regularly during all those years. Then I moved to Brazil and came back in '94. So no US TV from 1969 to 1994. I'm making up for lost time.
    I had a tv and made it a point not to watch those shows. Now The Love Boat was a different story.
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    Re: RIP Andy Griffith

    I've always considered that show a classic. Mayberry RFD was a very idealized version of home-town goodness in Smalltown USA. RIP, Andy Taylor, you were a very good man, along with Goober, Aunt B, that nutty Deputy Barney Fife, and his son, Opie.

    R-I-P

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