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Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been "Laid To Rest"
WITN ^ | July 3, 2012

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Semper911

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To: greene66

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.


101 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:13 AM PDT by GODAWGS47
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To: al baby
Looked fishy guess knott

It bee correct.

102 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:38 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Cincinatus

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.


103 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:59 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: el_texicano

How nice for him that he was spared the death pill he hawked on the rest of us.


104 posted on 07/03/2012 8:47:44 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Gaffer

This movie kicks so much ass.
It's a shame Andy didn't get the irony when
he went off the rails politically late in life...
105 posted on 07/03/2012 8:53:53 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Gaffer

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.

SS


106 posted on 07/03/2012 8:56:14 AM PDT by SkyShot (Jesus is coming. Look busy!)
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To: Semper911

How sad.


107 posted on 07/03/2012 8:57:48 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Semper911

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.

RIP.


108 posted on 07/03/2012 9:00:33 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Semper911
TCM Remembers Actor Andy Griffith Wednesday, July 18
109 posted on 07/03/2012 9:00:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Wow, just read that banjo virtuoso Doug Dillard of “The Darlings” episode died in May.


110 posted on 07/03/2012 9:01:44 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks for posting that link. My wife and I will certainly be watching that night.


111 posted on 07/03/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No. Not shedding a tear. He sold his soul with his recent obamacare sellout.


112 posted on 07/03/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: Lady Lucky

LOL

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.


113 posted on 07/03/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Gaffer

Amen!


114 posted on 07/03/2012 9:15:54 AM PDT by jennings2004 ("Just give Granny a pill...." Obama's healthcare = Death panel)
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To: CatherineofAragon

If I’ve done the links right, you can watch the Mr. McBeevee episode here:

Part One. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztKgBeJKLiM

Part Two. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl7cG3t1QRY

Part Three. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15BYCYsn-OU


115 posted on 07/03/2012 9:18:46 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Rest in peace, Andy—


116 posted on 07/03/2012 9:21:14 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Semper911

117 posted on 07/03/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: YourAdHere
to this day I fail to understand why people found that show funny.
I liked it, back in the day, along with many others like Odd Couple, That Girl, Kojack, Rockford Files and a few others.
But I recently started watching all of them on MeTV and within two or three episodes I start wondering - how the heck did I find this entertaining?
118 posted on 07/03/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Gaffer

He was moe than a registered Democrat — he was a super-liberal to the core.


119 posted on 07/03/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: yarddog

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.


120 posted on 07/03/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Let the wind blow through you.~~ Lakota Sioux proverb)
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To: Republican Wildcat

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!


121 posted on 07/03/2012 9:38:49 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SkyShot

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.


122 posted on 07/03/2012 9:40:56 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Semper911

They always die in threes, who is next?

D**k van D*k* ?


123 posted on 07/03/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Semper911

Andy is sitting on that great big Ritz cracker in the sky.


124 posted on 07/03/2012 9:41:25 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Thank you, I appreciate that.


125 posted on 07/03/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: TMA62
"My favorite Andy Griffith movie. The scene with the “saluting” toilets in the latrine still cracks me up!"

That's from 'No Time for Sergeants'.
126 posted on 07/03/2012 9:45:35 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


127 posted on 07/03/2012 9:46:16 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


128 posted on 07/03/2012 9:48:21 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: ilgipper

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?


129 posted on 07/03/2012 9:49:36 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Semper911
After Andy Griffith received $2 million from Obama to advertise Obamacare, good riddance.
How many old people trusted him, and Andy duped them into supporting Obama, the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF.
May Andy's first face he meets after the resurrection be Obama as he's thrown into the Lake of Fire!
130 posted on 07/03/2012 9:55:34 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

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.


131 posted on 07/03/2012 9:57:17 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: SkyShot

“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.”

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.


132 posted on 07/03/2012 9:59:17 AM PDT by brickdds
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To: Lazamataz

I liked the actor, not the person.


133 posted on 07/03/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Semper911
RIP, but Neal Bortz today described Griffith as “A flaming liberal,” despite his TV persona.
134 posted on 07/03/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: EggsAckley

“I don’t care if he was a Lib. He was a great talent”

Same reasoning used to elect Obama


135 posted on 07/03/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT by Joshua
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To: Errant

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 ...


136 posted on 07/03/2012 10:52:55 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Semper911

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.


137 posted on 07/03/2012 10:57:09 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Semper911
Stated elsewhere:

"The strain of worrying whether Obamacare would survive must have taken its toll."

I always got a kick out of this parody.

138 posted on 07/03/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT by mikrofon (RIP, "Sheriff")
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To: Semper911

Condolensces for those who mourn him.

I’d better stop there.


139 posted on 07/03/2012 11:11:06 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Semper911

RIP.


140 posted on 07/03/2012 11:11:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Lmo56

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.


141 posted on 07/03/2012 11:13:28 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Semper911

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.


142 posted on 07/03/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: StAnDeliver

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


143 posted on 07/03/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Semper911

RIP, thanks for the laughs Andy....


144 posted on 07/03/2012 11:25:14 AM PDT by yield 2 the right ( Space blank until I come up with a nice Tagline.)
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To: Semper911

Good-bye communist


145 posted on 07/03/2012 11:27:18 AM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: Lazamataz

Classless, Laz.

Surely your mama taught you that there are times in which if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all.


146 posted on 07/03/2012 11:30:29 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: el_texicano

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.


147 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: uncbob

AFITC was written by Budd Shulberg and directed by Elia Kazan who were both anti-communist.


148 posted on 07/03/2012 11:33:37 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Semper911

Kind of a quick burial, wasn’t it? Maybe there ought to be an investigation or a coroner’s report.


149 posted on 07/03/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie

Rare vocal version of The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9BvKREK1rU


150 posted on 07/03/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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