Andy Griffith passes

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2012/07/03 11:07:27 (permalink)

Andy Griffith passes

Sheriff Taylor has hung up his star and Ben Matlock has tried his last case.  Truly a television legend... 
 
Story.
 
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 11:17:27 (permalink)
    He was a good man; may he rest in peace.
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 12:23:25 (permalink)
    I've met a number of people over the years who didn't know that Andy Griffith was a gifted comedian (not just an actor) and writer. For proof of that check out this You-Tube version of his What It Was Was Football standup routine.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxLxTZHKM8
    post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2012/07/03 12:24:26
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 13:04:08 (permalink)
    MH:  You are correct as I recall "No time for Sargents".
     
    I don't particularly get into religious music but I bought "I Love to tell the story" back in 1996.  I still have it around the house someplace.  Beautiful music.
     
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 14:08:50 (permalink)
    Too bad CarolinaBob/surreycounty isn't around anymore.  I'm sure he is need of consolation right now.
     
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 14:28:39 (permalink)
    I take it that back in the day
     
    This would have been considered reality TV ( I don't know I wasnt' born yet)
     
     
    Wow how times have changed !
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 14:57:56 (permalink)
    wanderingjew

    I take it that back in the day

    This would have been considered reality TV ( I don't know I wasnt' born yet)


    Wow how times have changed !


    No, WJ, it wasn't an early version of reality TV.  (There was no such thing!)  It was real TV;  real people doing real things that everyone else could relate to.  The characters on the show (and other similar shows) were like your next-door neighbors or good friends (or people you would want as next-door neighbors or good friends).  It was funny at times, and sad at other times, just like real life, but never crude, lewd or rude (which reality TV seems to like to specialize in).
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 16:29:28 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I've met a number of people over the years who didn't know that Andy Griffith was a gifted comedian (not just an actor) and writer. For proof of that check out this You-Tube version of his What It Was Was Football standup routine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxLxTZHKM8

    This is still funny today & that isn't true of a lot of comedy routines.
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 19:23:16 (permalink)
    I always loved The Andy Griffith Show.  Aunt Bea, Goober, Barney Fife, Floyd the barber and Otis the drunk among many others.  Hard to believe that little Opie turned out to be Ron Howard, director and creator of many films. 
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/03 20:22:58 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    Too bad CarolinaBob/surreycounty isn't around anymore.  I'm sure he is need of consolation right now.

    Buddy

    I was thinking exactly the same thing.
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/04 03:14:02 (permalink)
    Andy Griffith was a gifted actor(A Face In the Crowd), comedian(What it was was football) and a cagey judge of what was funny(It was he who decided to be straight man and let Don Knotts  and others do the jokes on his show). He was a talented man and it was always a pleasure to watch him on Matlock or Andy griffith. I could not overstate my admiration for his talent. I will miss him.
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/04 06:02:01 (permalink)
    I'm really sorry to hear this.
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/04 10:52:00 (permalink)
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    wanderingjew

    I take it that back in the day

    This would have been considered reality TV ( I don't know I wasnt' born yet)


    Wow how times have changed !


    No, WJ, it wasn't an early version of reality TV.  (There was no such thing!)  It was real TV;  real people doing real things that everyone else could relate to.  The characters on the show (and other similar shows) were like your next-door neighbors or good friends (or people you would want as next-door neighbors or good friends).  It was funny at times, and sad at other times, just like real life, but never crude, lewd or rude (which reality TV seems to like to specialize in).

     
    Ummmm..... I know that
    You took me way too literally.
     
    I was just showing how times have changed.
     
    I keep forgetting that sarcasm doesn't exist outside of where I grew up (The NYC area)
     
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    Re:Andy Griffith passes 2012/07/04 18:05:20 (permalink)
    Loved The Andy Griffith show and some of his early stand up comedy routines.  I've stayed in Manteo, NC plenbty of times where Andy lived and I love that town a lot.  RIP Andy Griffith
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