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George Lindsey, known as Goober Pyle, dies
AP | TRAVIS LOLLER

Posted on 05/06/2012 10:05:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Lindsey, who spent nearly 30 years as the grinning Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: death; goober; griffith; lindsey; pyle; tv
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Link wasn't working for me.
1 posted on 05/06/2012 10:05:17 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

This link does work, however.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/george-lindsey-actor-known-as-goober-pyle-on-the-andy-griffith-show-dies-in-tennessee/2012/05/06/gIQAZ6Nv5T_story.html


2 posted on 05/06/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Goober Pyle
Was he related to Gomer Pyle (on the show)?
3 posted on 05/06/2012 10:08:13 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Cousins as I recall.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: oh8eleven

I think they were cousins (on the show).


5 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:33 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

May he rest in peace. Extraordinary man. Once saw him take apart a complete automobile and rebuild it in the Sheriff’s office.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 10:09:47 AM PDT by bramps
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To: ConservativeStatement

How sad. The last great Cary Grant imitator is gone.

“Judy,Judy, Judy.”


7 posted on 05/06/2012 10:11:49 AM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: ConservativeStatement
Rest in peace Goob ...


8 posted on 05/06/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP George


9 posted on 05/06/2012 10:15:00 AM PDT by xp38
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To: bramps

Twice.....wasn’t it? In the same episode. (or is my memory fading...)


10 posted on 05/06/2012 10:15:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: oh8eleven

Cousins, just like Andy and Barney.


11 posted on 05/06/2012 10:20:58 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Wow, you are a real Mayberry aficionado. Most people don’t realize that.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 10:22:29 AM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nice guy, and he had a full life.


13 posted on 05/06/2012 10:22:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Goober says hey!


14 posted on 05/06/2012 10:23:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: oh8eleven

IIRC, Jim Nabors’ character had been quite popular and, when he left to do Gomer Pyle, USMC, the producers introduced his cousin as a replacement.


15 posted on 05/06/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Griffith was a great show.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 10:25:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Puty Andy Griffith was such a communist in real life.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 10:27:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Goober sez hey to God.


18 posted on 05/06/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: stephenjohnbanker

He was on HeeHaw too.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 10:27:51 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Last of the Mohicans
Cousins, just like Andy and Barney.
Did not know that. Thx ...
Been watching some old TV shows on "MeTV" like Rockford Files, That Girl, Bob Newhart, etc. Quite frankly they're all booooring.
But when I catch the Andy Griffith Show, it's still entertaining, I still laugh and I wish any of today's shows were more like it.
20 posted on 05/06/2012 10:29:52 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Mmogamer

Yep. He was good in both.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: CaribCarter

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


22 posted on 05/06/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Along with M*A*S*H the greatest ever, and the advantage I would give The Andy Griffith Show is that the values were true conservative values that made America great. In MASH, the stars were the libs. Frankly, Colonel Flagg and Frank Burns were more American than Hawkeye and BJ (Trapp wasn’t so bad....).


23 posted on 05/06/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: oh8eleven

Mayberry was a lot like many small towns in the 40-60’s. Of course I imagine not many were that idyllic, but so much of our heritage and culture was lost in the 60s that we all long for a return to a simpler, less complicated place.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: oh8eleven
In the early shows Barney called Andy “Cousin Ange” There was even an episode where Andy hired Barney as his deputy.
25 posted on 05/06/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you vote for,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Always got a kick out of seeing him in his pre-Goober roles, when he’d be in little bit parts, usually playing something like a strongarm henchman to some gangster or outlaw. It’s not listed at Imdb.com, but I seem to recall him in an episode of “The New Loretta Young Show,” in which he played a seedy character offering a marijuana cigarette to a young girl at a Greenwich Village coffeehouse!

Anyway, I didn’t initially care too much for the Goober character, but he became better as the years went on, especially by the time of “Mayberry RFD.” I was always a fan of “The Andy Griffith Show,” and watched it regularly in reruns for decades, up until three years ago, when Griffith started shilling for Obamacare. I’ve not watched an episode since.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 10:33:35 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, Griffith’s leftism always struck me as odd..especially when one considers his southern rural roots.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In a somewhat related story, Jim Nabors, who has sung “Back Home Again in Indiana” during pre-race ceremonies at the Indy 500 since 1972, will not be singing this year due to scheduled heart surgery.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jim-nabors-unable-attend-2012-indy-500-fan-054200496.html


28 posted on 05/06/2012 10:34:25 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m pretty sure his Mayberry name was Goober Beasley; he was Gomer Pyle’s cousin. (I like to visit Mayberry a LOT!)


29 posted on 05/06/2012 10:35:12 AM PDT by SuzyQueIN
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To: oh8eleven

Rockford, Cannon, 5-0, Kojak, and Perry Mason are my favorite ME-TV shows. Andy Griffith was never a big favorite of mine even as a kid.


30 posted on 05/06/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Too bad we know what we now do about Andy Griffith and Ron Howard.


31 posted on 05/06/2012 10:40:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Too bad we know what we now do about Andy Griffith and Ron Howard.

Not to put too fine of a point on it, but the values of Andy Griffith and Ron Howard are NOT the values of Andy and Opie Taylor. Griffith has ridden the Sheriff Taylor personna his whole life and yet politically he is as anti-Mayberry as you can get.

32 posted on 05/06/2012 10:42:20 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: oh8eleven

I’d never heard of “MeTV” so I looked it up, found an hilarious commercial using that Twilight Zone episode with the little boy sending people to the cornfield.

http://metvnetwork.com/videos.php?videoID=125


33 posted on 05/06/2012 10:42:32 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: wally_bert

My mother gave me Jim Garner’s autobiography to read & I was HORRIFIED to discover he’s another lefty. So sad...


34 posted on 05/06/2012 10:43:31 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: ShasheMac

Yes, I remember that. When Gomer left, I didn’t think his replacement would be able to do well at all.

After a few episodes, I liked Goober better.


35 posted on 05/06/2012 10:45:22 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Yeah, Griffith’s leftism always struck me as odd..especially when one considers his southern rural roots.

Actually, I think that knowing his true political orientation actually enhances the enjoyment of his rôle as the amoral drifter Lonesome Rhodes in "A Face in the Crowd."

Regards,

36 posted on 05/06/2012 10:46:17 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: SuzyQueIN

You’d enjoy the Mayberry Days Festival in Mt. Airy, NC, then. There’s a real Snappy Lunch and a real Floyd’s Barbershop, among other landmarks from Andy Griffith’s childhood and young adulthood there. The Snappy Lunch certainly predates the tv series, it’s sort of a dive but the pork chop sandwiches on white bread rule, lol.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 10:47:19 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ShasheMac
IIRC, Jim Nabors’ character had been quite popular and, when he left to do Gomer Pyle, USMC, the producers introduced his cousin as a replacement.

Shortly before Jim Nabors left The Andy Griffith Show to do his own show, there was an episode in which Gomer and Goober walk into the Court House, where Gomer introduces his cousin Goober to Andy. Gomer then prods Goober into doing his famous Cary Grant impersonation for Andy - "Judy, Judy, Judy!" (Of course, he didn't sound anything like Cary Grant.) I believe this is the only episode in which Gomer and Goober appeared together.

38 posted on 05/06/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: RegulatorCountry

Goober was ok, the replacement deputy is the one I never liked. Forget his name...


39 posted on 05/06/2012 10:49:20 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I know that, but personally speaking knowing an artist’s politics, or future politics, is a big reminder that at least in that context its make believe.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 10:50:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mmogamer

The actor is Jack Burns. His character is named Warren.


41 posted on 05/06/2012 10:53:51 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Just watch A Face in the Crowd, 1957 movie staring Andy Griffith, for a great counterpoint to the character of Sheriff Andy Taylor.
42 posted on 05/06/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: ConservativeStatement

When we moved to Panama City, FL in 1951, I was 4 years old. I remember Andy Griffith appeared somewhere at the Dixie Sherman Hotel doing some of his comic routines.

I didn’t get to see him but I remember the radio played a few of them. I still remember one called: “What is was, was football” or something like that. It was pretty funny. He was just getting to be known at the time.


43 posted on 05/06/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Cboldt
Just watch A Face in the Crowd, 1957 movie staring Andy Griffith, for a great counterpoint to the character of Sheriff Andy Taylor.

Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.
44 posted on 05/06/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: RegulatorCountry

If anybody’s curious about Mayberry Days or interested in attending:

http://www.surryarts.org/main/displaypage.php?page=mayberrydays/index.html


45 posted on 05/06/2012 10:56:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The inside of his head probably looks a lot like Jimmy Carter’s.


46 posted on 05/06/2012 10:59:49 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Lazamataz

Still is.


47 posted on 05/06/2012 11:01:48 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SuzyQueIN
I’m pretty sure his Mayberry name was Goober Beasley; he was Gomer Pyle’s cousin. (I like to visit Mayberry a LOT!)

You are correct. Early on, the character was referred to as Goober Beasley, then later changed to Goober Pyle. For whatever reason, the writers changed the names of several recurring characters. Floyd the Barber's name was Floyd Lawson for most of the series, however, he was initially known as Floyd Colby. Hope Summers' character changed names several times - she was called Bertha Edwards, Clara Johnson, and Clara Edwards, along with other names.

48 posted on 05/06/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Yardstick

Tremendous talent...no common sense.


49 posted on 05/06/2012 11:10:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ah thats right, thanks heh.


50 posted on 05/06/2012 11:16:00 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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