Skip to comments.Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been "Laid To Rest"
Posted on 07/03/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Semper911
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While I do not agree with his politics I loved the Andy Griffith show and Matlock. He also had a great voice. I have one of his gospel CD’s and he could sing. I used to live in Mt. Airy and whenever he came to town he did not want anybody to know he was there. I never met him so I don’t know if it is true or not that he wasn’t kind to his fans. I find that part hard to believe though.
It bee correct.
Regardless of his personal politics, he gave us all one of the most believable, likable characters in television history. Those shows (especially the first five years, in glorious black-and-white) are still funny and lovable, even after 50 years. I still watch them on a regular basis on DVD.””
I raised 3 kids watching all the episodes on our complete tape collection. Contrary to the filth and marketing of perversion we see today, every episode of Andy had a good message. I suspect Andy became corrupted after living in and around homowood for too many years.
How nice for him that he was spared the death pill he hawked on the rest of us.
Well Golly, aren’t you special. Only the very shallow, ignorant person would exclude himself from basic civilities based solely on another’s political leanings.
RIP, Andy - you were a good cracker.
A great actor whose characters embodied those American truths that his politics made him disavow.
Strange, sad and ironic. A great talent. We won’t see his like again.
Wow, just read that banjo virtuoso Doug Dillard of “The Darlings” episode died in May.
Thanks for posting that link. My wife and I will certainly be watching that night.
No. Not shedding a tear. He sold his soul with his recent obamacare sellout.
I agree with much of what you said. I never saw the episode you mention, but Goober, and especially Gomer, were pretty high on the creepmeter for me. I liked Barney and Ernest T., and the Darlings were great.
If I’ve done the links right, you can watch the Mr. McBeevee episode here:
Part Three. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15BYCYsn-OU
Rest in peace, Andy—
He was moe than a registered Democrat — he was a super-liberal to the core.
I saw him in a movie where he played “The Bad Guy” and he was so convincing he scared my cute little self!
Didn’t like his politics, but he was a versatile actor and musician.
There will be a moment of silence in Nursing Homes across america as plastic shot glass full of pills is held up to Toast the passing of Matlock!
He sold all that ‘character’ crap down the river when he did a spot for Obamacare. I’m not special. I’m just not a boob.
They always die in threes, who is next?
D**k van D*k* ?
Andy is sitting on that great big Ritz cracker in the sky.
Thank you, I appreciate that.
Sorry, but with Mr. Griffith I don’t even think the “good intentions” were there. But he was a great actor because he was nothing at all like the Andy Taylor character that made him famous.
I had the same experience with “The Jack Benny Show”. I used to love it then began watching it on some rerun channel and it didn’t seem very good.
Then after a week or so, it got better and better. I think you sort of have to get into the feel of the show again.
BTW, “Rockford Files” was one of the all time greats. James Garner was another Hollywood liberal. I just ignore that and enjoyed the show.
Now if they are really in your face about it like Jane Fonda or Sean Penn, then it is just too hard to ignore their politics.
He may have not been so much for obamacare as he was for promoting Obama as a politician. So did Ron Howard, but was Don Knotts into politics?
it is so very sad that he never, in his later years, learned to love the country and it’s values that he so well portrayed in his younger years. So very, very sad indeed.
“Well Golly, arent you special. Only the very shallow, ignorant person would exclude himself from basic civilities based solely on anothers political leanings.”
Sorry, but I don’t have a soft spot in my heart for tyrants or the useful idiots/tools who willingly allow themselves to be used to advance their ends. Reminds me of the North Koreans wailing in public at the loss of ‘dear leader’.
We have to take into account his full body of work to honestly assess what he was. Yes he was a talented actor. He was so good he had us all fooled. We projected that kind heart of Andy Taylor onto Griffith. But a more true to life rendition was his character Lonesome Rhodes. And later in life he did a movie called “Gramps” where he played a sinister old man. Given how truly EVIL obamacare is, I imagine this character came naturally to him. His denouement was the obama campaign and obamacare commercials. He willfully supported foisting this on the Americans who loved or trusted him. To do so indicates he was either senile or wicked.
I liked the actor, not the person.
“I dont care if he was a Lib. He was a great talent”
Same reasoning used to elect Obama
I was gonna post the “Football” link - but you got there first ...
‘Scuse me - I gotta cut out and go down to the “Snappy Lunch” to pay my respects ...
The black and white Andy Griffith show was some of the best TV ever made. I’ll always think of Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor. His politics were disappointing, but this is one case where it won’t affect my enjoyment of his work.
"The strain of worrying whether Obamacare would survive must have taken its toll."
I always got a kick out of this parody.
Condolensces for those who mourn him.
I’d better stop there.
I first heard the football story on my grandmother’s 45 record player as a very young child. It was the funniest story that I had ever heard at the time. I practically wore out the record, playing it so many times.
My condolences to his family. However, I wish I could remember him fondly. I don’t. Instead, I remember him as someone who echoed my American values and principles in his acting and then made his inspiration a lie. It was a disappointment to me when I found out what he was really like.
He was my Chief Justice Roberts of TV personalities.
Which movie is this? The one where he says “iff u wanna protest, then protest” as he’s trying to talk some sense into some wayward type
RIP, thanks for the laughs Andy....
Surely your mama taught you that there are times in which if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all.
Don’t forget that Griffith was big time in the tank for obamadoesn’tCare. He did many many advertisements for the
nightmare that has been forced on us regular people of “Mayberry”.
Rodney Dillard of the Dillards band (the “Darlings” of the Griffith Show fame) put out an album “I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry”. The album points out, rather poignantly how far the small town person and caring and values have disappeared. Those people are “fly over” country for the Statists, you know.
How ironic Griffith carried water for obama and the liberal Statist agenda— which would never allow small town values, religion, and morals to enter into the discussion of the limits of Statist government.
AFITC was written by Budd Shulberg and directed by Elia Kazan who were both anti-communist.
Kind of a quick burial, wasn’t it? Maybe there ought to be an investigation or a coroner’s report.
Rare vocal version of The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song