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RIP Andy Griffith
« Topic Start: July 03, 2012, 10:15:16 AM »
Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86. The news was confirmed to North Carolina television station WITN by Bill Friday, former president of the University of North Carolina and a Griffith friend.

http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/03/12543460-americas-sheriff-andy-griffith-dead-at-86?lite

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #1: July 03, 2012, 10:38:29 AM »
RIP.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #2: July 03, 2012, 10:46:03 AM »
Great in "No Time for Sergeants".   RIP

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #3: July 03, 2012, 11:52:43 AM »
I'd like to hear what words Obie has to say

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #4: July 03, 2012, 12:02:27 PM »
Liked this guy. His early, pre-Mayberry stand up was very funny if you haven't heard it.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #5: July 03, 2012, 12:55:17 PM »
Flew over his compound in Manteo a couple of years back.  He started his acting career in the outdoor theater production "The Lost Colony" there. 

Great actor, seemed like a genuinely good person.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #7: July 03, 2012, 01:25:58 PM »
No one was making fun of the Andy Griffith Show. We can not emphasize that enough.


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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #8: July 03, 2012, 03:16:40 PM »
Liked this guy. His early, pre-Mayberry stand up was very funny if you haven't heard it.

...  explaining football is a gas.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #9: July 03, 2012, 04:19:27 PM »
...  explaining football is a gas.

Yeah, I've heard that, it's pretty great.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #10: July 04, 2012, 12:06:21 AM »
Explaining Hamlet has been heard on XM radio several times!

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #11: July 04, 2012, 03:28:30 AM »
Why on earth was he buried four hours after he died? They must have had the casket sitting in his home waiting. That is just freakish and bizarre. Either he had been dying or something ain't kosher.

What a loss though. Great actor and comedian.

I just hope Dick van Dyke isn't next. Dude has a zest for life like I've never seen, and he's as active, energetic and sharp as a tack at his age as anyone I've seen.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #12: July 04, 2012, 07:25:38 AM »
Can't believe that they didn't play the theme to the Andy Griffith Show last night, would have been awesome to whistle along to that one, haven't heard it in 20 years but I'm sure I'd get every note.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #13: July 04, 2012, 07:31:40 AM »
Why on earth was he buried four hours after he died?

I doubt Andy was a part of the tribe but that's one possibility.  Another is that's what he wanted. 

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #15: July 05, 2012, 09:13:23 AM »
...good cracker...GOOD CRACKER.

[he regularly did commercials on the telly for Ritz crackers, 1970's I think]

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #16: July 05, 2012, 10:24:39 AM »
Biggest surprise for me in reading Andy Griffith's obituary was that his undergraduate degree was in music education, and his first job out of college was as a high school music teacher.

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Re: RIP Andy Griffith
« Reply #17: July 10, 2012, 05:39:39 PM »
This is the recording that made him famous:
"What it Was, Was Football"

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/what-it-was-was-football.html