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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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An Unknown to at least 99 percent of the world's population.

RIP Mr.Griffith

51 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Ezekiel

I am sorry about Andy Griffith dying, but Arapio is “America’s Sheriff”.


52 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:50 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: al baby
yup looks like he died before he could vote for obama again

Don't bet on it.

53 posted on 07/03/2012 7:32:39 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Semper911

He was a fine actor. He was completely believable playing Sheriff Taylor...


54 posted on 07/03/2012 7:33:20 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Semper911

Not disrespecting his accomplishments, but to this day I fail to understand why people found that show funny.


55 posted on 07/03/2012 7:33:27 AM PDT by YourAdHere (racist (noun): An individual who is found to be winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: Semper911
Andy Griffith & Don Knotts on The Today Show
56 posted on 07/03/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT by Errant
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To: yarddog; Leep

“He was one heck of an actor “

“No Time For Sergeants” is a great, very funny movie.


57 posted on 07/03/2012 7:34:34 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Semper911

RIP Andy Griffith

and RIP Mayberry USA.


58 posted on 07/03/2012 7:34:42 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: YourAdHere

I think it was more entertaining than funny tho at times Don Knots and the guy who played Earnest T. Bass could be hilarious.


59 posted on 07/03/2012 7:36:04 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Leep

I love reruns of the Andy Griffith show. They are still hilarious, especially the ones with Barney.

RIP, Sheriff Taylor.


60 posted on 07/03/2012 7:37:36 AM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: Semper911

What his political leanings were in life didn’t shape what I loved about the show as a child.The realities of grown up life did not erase those memories of a more innocent time.My condolences go out to his family and friends.RIP.


61 posted on 07/03/2012 7:38:04 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: YourAdHere

I never really found the AG show all that funny either.


62 posted on 07/03/2012 7:38:19 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: al baby
yup looks like he died before he could vote for obama again

Oh he'll be voting for 0bama again, no question.


63 posted on 07/03/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT by mkjessup (RIP Andy Griffith - 'Titz on a Ritz' ...mmmm good cracker!)
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To: Semper911

It didn’t matter to me much that he was a both a big lib and a miserable creep in real life. That’s often the case, and “The Andy Griffith Show” was an absolute gem of a series, which has more than stood the test of time.

However, when Griffith actually went out and started promoting Obamacare in those commercials, that was a bridge too far. He made himself an enemy of American liberty and freedom right then and there. I haven’t been able to stand seeing his face on television ever since, without abject disgust.


64 posted on 07/03/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT by greene66
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To: oh8eleven

My favorite Andy Griffith movie. The scene with the “saluting” toilets in the latrine still cracks me up!

RIP and prayers to his family.


65 posted on 07/03/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: YourAdHere

Agreed...more cringing than laughing.


66 posted on 07/03/2012 7:42:33 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
[after Will has spent all night cleaning the latrine, Sgt. King is amazed at how beautiful it is]

Sergeant King: Wait 'til the Captain sees this. Why he inspects this place like it was an operating room where somebody was gonna cut out his heart. Never in your life have you seen such a guy for stickin' his head right down into things.
[looks at the commodes]
Will Stockdale: You figure he'll like what I done?
Sergeant King: He'll be a new man. Will, uh, how would you like to be Permanent Latrine Orderly?
Will Stockdale: Permanent Latrine Orderly?
Sergeant King: P.L.O.
Will Stockdale: Gol-lee!
-No Time For Sergeants (1955[tv], 1958[film])



67 posted on 07/03/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Sam's Army
I seem to remember an episode where a black family walked into town looking for help when their car broke down on the way to Mount Pilot.
Unfortunately their arrival coincided with Otis The Drunk going missing. Sheriff Taylor proceeded to whip the populace into a frenzy with unsubstantiated claims that the family had murdered Otis despite the calls for calm by Deputy Fife. In the ensuing pandemonium, the innocent family was lynched.
It was later discovered that Otis had simply passed out on the fishing dock.
68 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:20 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: al baby

just cause he is dead doesn’t mean he won’t vote.


69 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:27 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: trailhkr1

I had heard noises about that too (how he treated fans), but I am not sure if that it true or not. I don’t run into celebrities in my “normal” life :)


70 posted on 07/03/2012 7:50:34 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Semper911

Im sure its just a coincidence that Obamacare has passed and an old man died.

Pretty sure anyway.


71 posted on 07/03/2012 7:51:04 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: el_texicano

The role that fits his real persona was the lead in ‘A Face in the Crowd’.


72 posted on 07/03/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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Sheriff Andy Taylor On The American Revolution

Andy Griffith - Romeo & Juliet lol....one of my favorites.


73 posted on 07/03/2012 7:56:18 AM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: Liberty Valance

I loved that show. RIP Andy!!


74 posted on 07/03/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ronniesgal

you beat me to it! if the dead can be elected, why cant they vote?


75 posted on 07/03/2012 7:58:27 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: trailhkr1

RIP Lonesome Rhodes.


76 posted on 07/03/2012 8:00:45 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Semper911

RIP Andy Griffth.


77 posted on 07/03/2012 8:00:45 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Semper911; All

Let’s not drag politics in this.


78 posted on 07/03/2012 8:04:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: yarddog
He was one heck of an actor and I mean serious actor, not just a comedian.

Yeah, he was downright evil as John Wallace in Murder in Coweta County.


79 posted on 07/03/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Semper911

Andy was a Democrat. Some Democrats are wicked, some are naive, and some are stupid. I know Andy was not stupid, nor do I believe he was wicked. That leaves naive and easily led.

In the end, we must not sit in judgement of another soul and the contributions, virtues and failings of its entire life. God will do that.

What we do know is, the best of Andy Griffith was his extraordinary talent. Few portrayals of insanity can match his as the malignant narcissist turned monstrous demagogue, “Larry ‘Lonesome Rhodes’”, in a “Face in the Crowd”. It was a good movie, and his character was seductive and truly horrifying.

Andy then turned it around 180 degrees in “No Time for Sergeants”, and “The Andy Griffith Show”. No matter how unlike the character of “Andy Taylor” he was, he passed down to generations of children (and adults) worldwide, the calm and loving wisdom of the traditional, conservative American father. After 50 years, the show is still popular, and for some children, Andy will remain the only exemplary male model they’ll ever “know”.

God bless you, Andy Griffith, and may you rest in peace.


80 posted on 07/03/2012 8:08:17 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: CatherineofAragon
It’s funny...everybody says the Sheriff Taylor character was so sweet and kindly. I guess that’s so. But I could never get past the look on Griffith’s face, and the expression in his eyes. He always looked shifty and downright mean to me. That affable smile looked sort of like a shark’s grin. He always creeped me out.

I'm inclined to agree. Most of the stories were briefly and superficially entertaining but the characters, meh! Deputy Warren, Gomer and Goober, I found all 3 outright offensive. Yet Barney, Ernest T. and Floyd were, imo, excellent clown work. Never gave it much thought, but now that I think of it, it may have had something to do with the character each one played off - Ernest T. vs Barney was a lot funnier than Ernest T. vs Andy.

And the Darlings, they were wonderful, no matter whom they frustrated. Mr. Darling repeatedly warning innocent Andy to quit bewitching the overheated Charlene...priceless.

We have the whole series on DVD and have voluntarily watched it many times.

Worst episode: Andy's awful reaction to Opie's report of Mr. McBeevee. A lot of bugs flew out of Andy's psyche when that came along. Threatening and punishing a kid for, at worst, an imaginary companion; not giving him benefit of doubt; it was cruel and mean-spirited and boneheaded.

As for leftwinger Griffith -- hey, Andy, if you're departed, RIP, but if not, GTH!

81 posted on 07/03/2012 8:09:11 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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Rules for Fuedin in Mayberry
82 posted on 07/03/2012 8:09:55 AM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: Semper911

I’m sorry he was a liberal....

However, his long-suffering Andy Taylor to the inept Barney Fife will always be a classic.

Another one gone from an era when TV shows had values.


83 posted on 07/03/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: Semper911

How ironic that just the other day was basking in how wonderful my 11 year old son turned out to be and my thoughts turned to the AGS episode, “Opie the Birdman.” I know it’s just TV, but just that episode taught me and showed me what fatherhood is and can be.

He might have been a liberal, but The AGS show certainly wasn’t. It was true family values, true American values, and it was a reflection of Andy Griffith’s values.


84 posted on 07/03/2012 8:13:16 AM PDT by clarkster
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To: Semper911
Church in the Wildwood - Andy and Don Knotts (click)
85 posted on 07/03/2012 8:16:37 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: CatherineofAragon

My 2 cents. Andy got that look in the color episodes (ones I have never cared for). His character lost something not having Don Knotts around.

Sheriff Andy was a great straight man.


86 posted on 07/03/2012 8:17:21 AM PDT by clarkster
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If a man is judged by the humor and laughter he brought to the world, Andy Griffith made his mark and left a legacy. I never cared for Matlock, but my late father loved it. No Time for Sergeants, What it Was Was Football, and the black and white years of the Andy Griffith Show gave us all wonderful entertainment. The world is better because of his talent and gifts. Rest in peace, sir.
87 posted on 07/03/2012 8:18:35 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Timber Rattler

I remember that movie, partly because my Brother lived in Coweta County, GA.

Andy was the bad guy and Johnny Cash was the sheriff, based on a true story.


88 posted on 07/03/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Semper911

I will miss him. I loved and still love the early days of the Mayberry show in black and white. Life as I wished it to be.
Years ago I worked on the “outer banks” in Dare County. He was extremely generous to the schools and charities there.
I will not forget.
Rest in Peace , Sheriff Andy..
Howe...


89 posted on 07/03/2012 8:20:55 AM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: Semper911

It’s regretable that Taylor won’t be remembered as the folksy, amiable Mayberry sheriff.

Instead he (and Opie) will be remembered as Obama’s spokesmen for his abominable death plan and his evil regime!


90 posted on 07/03/2012 8:22:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: el_texicano
Griffith was a total communist and hated this country. He was a bitter resentful person as Libs usually are.

Yep and he portrayed a Right Wing Wacko in his movie A Face in the Crowd to much acclaim by the left
91 posted on 07/03/2012 8:24:40 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Semper911

Did anyone else ever feel that the Andy Griffith show was anti-gun and promoted disarming the populace in a subtle way?


92 posted on 07/03/2012 8:25:31 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Hildy
He was brilliant in it as he was in the movie, A FACE IN THE CROWD.

What a great movie --Griffith played Hollywood's favorite villain " A RIGHT WING WACKO"

Typical Hollywood BS
93 posted on 07/03/2012 8:27:53 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: clarkster

I agree 100%. The Andy Griffith Show and the cast were upstanding role models for a lot of kids, myself included, regardless of his political leanings in his older years. If he was a liberal it never came out in the show. If anything, I consider he was a Southern Democrat. They tend to be a little naive. The entire theme was about right and wrong and innocence. It’s a shame that we don’t have television shows like that now that promote family values.

A lot of the Democrats here were “born Democrats” that will vote Democrat forever simply because they were born Democrats. Most are very nice conservative people with conservative values but will still vote for the wrong party no matter what. It makes me want to bang my head on the wall at times.


94 posted on 07/03/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: Semper911

It’s regretable that Taylor won’t be remembered as the folksy, amiable Mayberry sheriff.

Instead he (and Opie) will be remembered as Obama’s spokesmen for his abominable death plan and his evil regime!

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/1028297/


95 posted on 07/03/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Semper911

I didn’t know he lived on Roanoke Island.

I actually met him there one morning when we went to watch rehearsals for The Lost Colony. He was a personable sort and sat with us a while discussing the play. The kids were awed by his sitting and actually being interested in their thoughts on what they were seeing.


96 posted on 07/03/2012 8:29:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Semper911

My dad when younger to middle aged was the spitting image physically of andy griffith - they’ve since diverged in appearances as they’ve aged. I had friends in college ask if I was related in some way due to the pictures on my desk. When I was very young and watching the AGS I thought for sure that my dad was working on it.


97 posted on 07/03/2012 8:31:15 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Hildy

Let us not forget his records...... “What it was, was football”

He spoofed the sacred sport in a hilarious manner


98 posted on 07/03/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Lazamataz

Maybe.... but the body of work he left behind is most definitely conservative. Honesty, integrity, family, training of children... these were all hallmarks of TAGS. And thats how I’ll remember him. RIP Andy. Hope you and Barney are sharing some laughs.


99 posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Semper911

how sad

rest in peace

I always thought there was a lot more lonesome rhodes in him than andy taylor


100 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:13 AM PDT by lifeisagame
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