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Alixana
07-03-2012, 07:22 PM
RIP Andy. Another part of my childhood gone.

Alex Forrest
07-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Truth be told, I was never a fan of Griffith. His Matlock show was straight out of the Hayes Code where every guilty person would have his comeuppance. I think that is why Law and Order became such a hit for twenty years, you never know if the guilty person will be found guilty. On Matlock, he'd somehow come up with something on cross-X where the defendant would admit his own guilt on the witness stand. Yarrite. I hated that show. My mom bought one of his singing CDs. It wasn't good, but she liked it. So I'm happy she enjoyed it.

RIP.

taf2002
07-03-2012, 09:37 PM
My favorite movie of his was No Time For Sargeants.

AragornElessar
07-03-2012, 11:24 PM
His health hasn't been great for the last couple of years, so I've been expecting this news for awhile now. Doesn't make it any easier to learn about.

I'm another one who grew up w/Andy and Mayberry, only w/me it was the reruns. We also loved Matlock and will watch the reruns if we catch them on. Andy was a Class Act and I can't think of a single bad word said about him. That's something when you think of today's Hollywood.

Thanks to those who have shared those links. Will have to check them out.

Has Ron Howard released a statement yet? He was the second person I thought of after also thinking that he and Don were together again and more than likely making the Angels laugh so hard nothing in Heaven's getting done today.

Sigh...Another legend gone. May he rest in peace. :(

Marilou
07-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Was very sad to hear the news today. He really was one of the class acts! Loved both the Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, and will still watch the reruns from time to time. :(

kittyjake5
07-03-2012, 11:39 PM
My favorite movie of his was No Time For Sargeants.

Mine too. Loved that movie.

RIP Andy

skatesindreams
07-03-2012, 11:40 PM
Has Ron Howard released a statement yet?

Statement by Ron Howard:


His love of creating, the joy he took in it whether it was drama or comedy or his music, was inspiring to grow up around. The spirit he created on the set of The Andy Griffith Show was joyful and professional all at once. It was an amazing environment. And I think it was a reflection of the way he felt about having the opportunity to create something that people could enjoy. It was always with respect and passion for the opportunity and really what it could offer people in a very unpretentious and earthy way. He felt he was always working in service of an audience he really respected and cared about. He was a great influence on me. His passing is sad. But he lived a great rich life.

A friend from his hometown remembers:
http://mtairynews.com/bookmark/19189928-Andy-Griffith-left-imprint-on-%E2%80%98Mayberry%E2%80%99-residents

Karina1974
07-04-2012, 01:11 AM
When I bought a new car that came with satellite radio and the Family Comedy channel, I found out that Andy Griffith did more than just acting and singing. He had some great comedy bits where he retold Shakespearean dramas and classic opera stories in his good ol' boy style. Hilarious and classy.

Romeo and Juliet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7cNratdek

Cleopatra:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiA663FMBxE&feature=channel&list=UL

My favorite bits were "What It Was, Was Football", his take on "Carmen" and his commentary on the song "Make Yourself Comfortable".

heckles
07-04-2012, 01:31 AM
I have never seen even one episode of The Andy Griffith show.

I haven't seen an episode in 20 years, and I still can't get that whistling out of my head.

Goober Pyle died last month too.

soxxy
07-04-2012, 12:41 PM
RIP, Andy Griffith.

skatesindreams
07-04-2012, 06:23 PM
Interesting articles:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57466178/andy-griffith-a-canny-actor-behind-the-drawl-and-toothy-grin/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/andy-griffith-was-a-democrat-and-nc-disapproved/2012/07/04/gJQAb27FNW_blog.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/arts/television/andy-griffiths-sheriff-taylor.html

Kruss
07-05-2012, 05:13 AM
Really poignant (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/03/3359890/andy-griffith.html).

NeilJLeonard
07-05-2012, 05:49 AM
RIP....:(

NJL

Tinami Amori
07-05-2012, 06:57 AM
RIP, Andy Griffith.

BaileyCatts
07-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Many years ago (I'm thinking maybe early 1980's), during one of the Super Bowl broadcasts, I remember this fluff piece they did on football, where I'm sure Andy was the voice over, where he described the game of football in his heavy southern accent as someone who had never seen a football game before. I have no clue what it was called though. Anyone know? I'd love to find that piece and see it again. I can still remember how funny it was after all these years.

RIP.