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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.


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KEYWORDS: death; goober; griffith; lindsey; pyle; tv
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To: GreenHornet

There is an episode of “Leave It To Beaver” in which Beaver gets a haircut. The barber is Floyd, the same character he played on the Griffith show.


51 posted on 05/06/2012 11:16:28 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: C. Edmund Wright

” The Andy Griffith Show is that the values were true conservative values that made America great. “

And the reruns have never been off the air.


52 posted on 05/06/2012 11:24:05 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

Well, remember that Griffith’s initial fame was as a nightclub performer who’d put on his “ignorant southern rural yokel” schtick for ritzy NYC supper-club audiences. Always seemed to be a tinge of contempt towards small-town/Southern culture and values in his early humor, unlike a lot of previous rural-style comedians like Judy Canova and Bob Burns and such.

Thus, the irony that Griffith wound up headlining a show (and a brilliant classic it is) that became such an iconic fixture for solid, mid-american conservative values. A pretty miserable cuss in real-life as well. Of the two or three dozen folks I’ve talked to who have worked with Griffith or met him, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a nice word uttered about him!


53 posted on 05/06/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by greene66
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought Jim Nabors was Gomer ... is Jim George? Guess I should RTFA, eh?


54 posted on 05/06/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: NonValueAdded

oh, Goober ... never mind.


55 posted on 05/06/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I always liked his acting. The roll of Goober obviously was his calling. He was an actor in an era network TV was fit for family viewing.
56 posted on 05/06/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: greene66
...when Griffith started shilling for Obamacare. I’ve not watched an episode since.

Dittos.

57 posted on 05/06/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: GreenHornet
I believe this is the only episode in which Gomer and Goober appeared together.

They appeared together, in one episode, in the Gomer Pyle, USMC TV show.

58 posted on 05/06/2012 11:53:00 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe 10 years ago, I bought Andy Griffith’s personal binoculars off ebay. They came with a certificate of authenticity and I noticed a very old sticker giving his and his wife’s name and address in Beverly Hills or Hollywood. I got it on ebay from a pawn shop in Las Vegas.

I think this actually came from the time he was moving to North Carolina from California. There was a note that they came from a roll top desk.

I was thinking they might become more valuable after he died but the old rascal just keeps on living.


59 posted on 05/06/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: ConservativeStatement
Pi R Square.

Pie Are Square?

Pie Are Not Square. Pie Are Round

Cornbread Are Square!

RIP Mr. Lindsey. You brought many laughs.
60 posted on 05/06/2012 12:16:42 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: greene66

” A pretty miserable cuss in real-life as well. “

I never met him, but I worked in the studios years ago, and was told he was an SOB.


61 posted on 05/06/2012 12:20:40 PM 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: C. Edmund Wright
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....).

Flagg: "Pierce, that was dumb, very dumb. But...you've met your match...in...me."
62 posted on 05/06/2012 12:25:33 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: GreenHornet
Gomer then prods Goober into doing his famous Cary Grant impersonation for Andy - "Judy, Judy, Judy!"

Funny how we would remember that. :-)

63 posted on 05/06/2012 12:26:57 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

So long, Goob. You and the Mayberry gang were a big part of my childhood.


64 posted on 05/06/2012 12:33:11 PM PDT by grandpa jones (obama delenda est)
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To: yarddog

I just watched that episode of Leave it to Beaver last weekend. I made my older 30+ kids watch it because I thought it was the funniest episode ever. But the barber was not the one who played Floyd the barber on Andy Griffith unless they changed barbers somewhere along the way.


65 posted on 05/06/2012 12:34:28 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: ShasheMac

The character of Goober preceded Gomer’s departure for the army.


66 posted on 05/06/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Used to be a regular at the Belle Meade barber on West End

Now a Publix anchored shopping center in the Hill family empire

Nice guy..


67 posted on 05/06/2012 12:37:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: murron

Now that you mention it, I think it may have been the episode where Wally gets a shave from the barber. I am certain the guy who played Floyd also played a barber in “Leave it to Beaver”.


68 posted on 05/06/2012 12:37:41 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: greene66

I first heard of him in the movie “No Time for Sergeants” which was hysterical. Don Knotts is in it as well, playing a psychologist who is assigned to evaluate the Griffith charachter, and Knotts ends up thinking he’s crazy. I think that’s why the Andy Griffith show was started to capitalize on the popularity of the movie, but as time went on, Andy became the less funny one, and Barney took over. I also think that Gomer went into the Marines to emulate Griffith’s “No Time for Sergeants” character.


69 posted on 05/06/2012 12:40:50 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: yarddog

I’ll see if I can find out on IMDB.


70 posted on 05/06/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I always knew him as “Goober”. I remember being surprised when we cycled through the reruns again and found out that he was Gomer’s brother. (I was still only in high school or so, but I’d been walking Andy Griffith reruns for years by that point.)


71 posted on 05/06/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Chunga

Gomer went into the Marines.


72 posted on 05/06/2012 12:49:09 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Tanniker Smith

cousin, not brother. my oops.


73 posted on 05/06/2012 12:50:33 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: murron
That's right! Hence the name Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Time for more coffee!

74 posted on 05/06/2012 12:52:05 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: murron

“No Time for Sergeants” was one of the funniest movies I ever saw. I can remember my Daughter laughing so hard she said her side hurt while watching it.


75 posted on 05/06/2012 12:52:20 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

OK, I found it. You are right. Howard McNear, who played Floyd the Barber, was on an episode of Leave it to Beaver, Season 2, where Wally wants to get a shave. He played
Andy the Barber on that episode.


76 posted on 05/06/2012 1:06:53 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: yarddog
The great memories I have of the motel in PC when it was The Rendevous. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
77 posted on 05/06/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: murron

Otis the drunk was in No Time for Sergeants also. He was the airborne soldier that staggers by in the nightclub and Andy shouts out “hey infantry”.


78 posted on 05/06/2012 1:19:31 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: peggybac

I was born and raised in a rural area in the Florida Panhandle. In 1951 we moved to Panama City because Daddy was working at Tyndall AFB.

When I first saw the Dixie Sherman Hotel, my older Brother who was 7 told me it was a skyscraper. If I recall, it had 8 stories which was the tallest building anywhere around.


79 posted on 05/06/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: murron

Howard McNear also played as Doc Adams on the radio Gunsmoke program.


80 posted on 05/06/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I believe you are correct. (but your memory could still be fading)...how about this... I’m fairly sure it was Larry Hovis’ car that Goober was trying to fix. (Carter from ‘Hogan’s Heroes’)


81 posted on 05/06/2012 1:26:37 PM PDT by bramps
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To: C. Edmund Wright

...way too much time on my hands.


82 posted on 05/06/2012 1:27:42 PM PDT by bramps
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To: Mmogamer

The genius of that show was that Andy was truly the only adult in town. And he never made a mistake, never did one wrong thing. He was strong, wise and kind.

There was a time when virtue was recognized as good and not despised and ridiculed.

btw, my favorite Goober episode was when he grew a beard and Floyd made him into a great thinker. Drove everyone in town crazy with spouting psuedo-intellectual blather, until Andy got him back down to earth.


83 posted on 05/06/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Chunga
Gomer’s departure for the army.

departure for the WHAT????

84 posted on 05/06/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: bkopto
Gomer Pyle USMC RULED. Goober's episode was one of the weaker ones though. I never liked The Andy Griffith character or show. I thought he was incredibly patronizing and condescending to Barney Fife. But he was a good "dad" to Opie.

BTW, I had no idea that Andy and Barney were cousins.

85 posted on 05/06/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: yarddog

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

Andy Griffith - “What is was, was Football” Story from 1953


86 posted on 05/06/2012 2:44:58 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: boop
Gomer Pyle USMC RULED

Agreed. That why I bought the 5 seasons of DVDs of Gomer Pyle from Amazon. My young kids LOVE that show. They love it when Carter screams at Pyle (- maybe reminds them of their old man?) Too bad there is nothing like it on TV nowadays.

87 posted on 05/06/2012 3:11:04 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

Best episode of Gomer Pyle: When Sgt. Hacker bets Carter that he can’t go 24 hours without yelling at Pyle. Carter finally drives way off into the desert and screams his head off. I nearly pee myself every time I see it.
Frank Sutton= genius.


88 posted on 05/06/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: RegulatorCountry

They have quite a few self-promoting commercials using the same “cut and paste” from many other shows too. Good stuff ...


89 posted on 05/06/2012 4:19:28 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wally_bert
Hawaii 5-0 is a classic and one of my all time favorites.
So much so that I've never watched a single minute of the new 5-0. No way it could be even half as good, let alone better.
The rest of those shows all seem to have been filmed in a closet, use the same stilted dialog and really asinine plots ... over and over.
I liked them back in the day. Oh well.
90 posted on 05/06/2012 4:25:39 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I watched maybe a quarter of the pilot of the reworked one and didn’t care for it.

Until Me-TV came around and me home on some weekdays to my rotating job schedule every few weeks, I started watching McGarrett & co. I finally appreciate it, esp. the writing.

Somewhere around here I have the old soundtrack I pulled off of a usergroup many years ago.

If I am home on a weekday, 10-12 is booked for Perry Mason, Cannon, and 5-0.

Me-TV has gotten me to appreciate the Big Valley and gotten me requainted with Kojak.

http://metvnetwork.com/videos.php?videoID=122


91 posted on 05/06/2012 4:41:53 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: BwanaNdege

Thanks. I have a dial-up connection and it took me nearly half an hour to download only a small portion of it but that is definitely the same thing I heard on the radio nearly 60 years ago.


92 posted on 05/06/2012 6:03:30 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: boop

Interesting! I just watched that episode today with my kids! Looked like Carter was gonna rupture an aneurysm trying to keep it all in. My kids love how Gomer is so transparent and without guile. Truly a fantastic show! I think my favorite show about Pyle is actually the Mayberry lead-in to that show (the show is not yet Gomer Pyle USMC), a black and white production, where Andy drops off Gomer at boot camp - where Gomer meets Carter for the first time - its an absolute (and literal) scream!


93 posted on 05/06/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: cva66snipe

” He was an actor in an era network TV was fit for family viewing. “

I was there..


94 posted on 05/06/2012 6:44:53 PM 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: don-o

” btw, my favorite Goober episode was when he grew a beard and Floyd made him into a great thinker. Drove everyone in town crazy with spouting psuedo-intellectual blather, until Andy got him back down to earth.”

Good one.

My fave was Barney & the HOT mike : )

Andy: “whisper, Barn.....the microphone will do the rest.”


95 posted on 05/06/2012 6:49:48 PM 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

My favorite ones were the few which had Earnest T. Bass in them.


96 posted on 05/06/2012 7:48:17 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

I knew him...he was a neighbor in Marina Del Rey, CA 26 years ago
Nice guy....very. He gained fame as a regualar on “Your Show of Shows” in the late 50’s. Howard Morris.


97 posted on 05/06/2012 7:53:11 PM 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

I remember him (Morris) on an episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show”.

I think he played an artist, but still a weird character.


98 posted on 05/06/2012 8:02:12 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog

He played an art appraiser.....uh heh...uhheh....hhehehehehe

Funny as hell.


99 posted on 05/06/2012 8:04:22 PM 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: yarddog

Howard Morris: “ This is a GOOD painting.....I mean, the artist’s name was Good.....Grant Good....but his paintings were..............no good”

LOL!!


100 posted on 05/06/2012 8:07:49 PM 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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