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  • Andy Griffith - " What It Was , Was Football " ( vanity )

    02/02/2014 5:14:33 PM PST · by sushiman · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/2/14
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I42JIgfnMYE
  • Report: America’s sheriff Andy Griffith dead at 86

    07/03/2012 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    msn.com ^ | 7/3/2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86, according to WITN-TV. The news was reported to the North Carolina television station by Bill Friday, former president of the University of North Carolina and a Griffith friend. Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie had confirmed to WITN earlier that am ambulance was sent to Griffith's home.
  • Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been "Laid To Rest"

    07/03/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT · by Semper911 · 242 replies
    WITN ^ | July 3, 2012
    Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News. Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie confirms to WITN News that an ambulance went to Andy Griffith's home at 7 a.m. this morning. The sheriff says he is checking to get more information on the condition of the person who the ambulance was called for. The 86-year-old Griffith lives on Roanoke Island, not far from the Lost Colony, a play he performed in right after high school. Griffith was born in Mount Airy,...
  • Opie Taylor: Tax the Rich

    09/21/2011 10:53:03 AM PDT · by martosko · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/21/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Life was simpler in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., where “The Andy Griffith Show” was set, and images of Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son Opie evoke a more prosperous America. But did the mystique of that setting include a 90 percent tax rate on the wealthy? On MSNBC Wednesday, appearing from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., director and producer Ron Howard said he would be open to the wealthy paying more taxes.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Documents from Obama Administration Detailing Actor Andy Griffith’s...

    12/01/2010 8:56:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 1, 2010
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Obtains Documents from Obama Administration Detailing Actor Andy Griffith’s “Misleading” Medicare Advertisements Obama Administration Spent $3,184,000 in Taxpayer Dollars on Advertising Program Deemed “Misleading” by Non-Partisan FactCheck.org Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Obama Department of Health and Human Services regarding a series of three Medicare television advertisements featuring actor Andy Griffith, which were deemed misleading by a number of press outlets, including the nonpartisan FactCheck.org. The Obama Administration spent $3,184,000 in taxpayer funds to produce and air the advertisements on...
  • Approval for Andy Griffith plummets (vigorously supported healthcare bill)

    Even fictional sherriff Andy Taylor is feeling the political heat on Democrats this fall. The polling firm Public Policy Polling on Wednesday released a poll showing that the Manteo, N.C. resident, who has long endorsed Democratic candidates and causes, is down 25 points in favorability in just two years. In June of 2008 Griffith, 56 percent of state residents had a favorable opinion of him, versus only 9 percent with an unfavorable one. That's a net 47 point favorability. Fast forward two years, and this week, 44 percent of residents have a favorable view of Griffith, while 22 percent responded...
  • It's lucky that Sheriff Andy isn't facing voters

    09/08/2010 8:56:06 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 09/08/2010 | Benjamin Niolet
    How bad is it for Democrats in North Carolina? Even Sheriff Andy Taylor is taking a beating in the polls. Andy Griffith - star of the Andy Griffith Show, a Manteo resident and noted endorser of Democratic causes and candidates - has seen his approval ratings plummet, according to a poll published Tuesday by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling. The Democratic pollster found that Griffith's approval rating has fallen 25 points since 2008. Griffith has been a closer for Democrats, an unimpeachable saintly figure who fills his rare political spots with folksy charm and obvious references to his role as a...
  • Taxpayers Pick Up $700K Tab for Obama to Pimp Out Andy Griffith

    Here's a letter from five GOP senators to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding answers. An excerpt: We are writing to express our profound concern regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) television ad campaign touting the benefits of the new health care law for seniors. According to press reports, the ad campaign cost taxpayers $700,000. We request that you cease the ad campaign immediately and reimburse the U.S. Treasury for any expenditure of taxpayer funds related to this effort. We also request you provide documentation outlining which HHS account these funds came from. We believe this ad...
  • Taxdollars Funding Obamacare Commercial

    07/30/2010 8:55:12 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 29 replies · 3+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/30/10 | CaroleL
    Yes, Medicare is quickly running out of money and Obamacare is causing drastic cuts, but evidently there's enough cash to hire celebrity spokesman Andy Griffith and produce a new television ad aimed at bamboozling seniors into thinking "good things are coming."
  • Andy Griffith's new role: pitching health care law

    07/30/2010 10:13:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 99 replies · 5+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Actor Andy Griffith has a new role: pitching President Barack Obama's health care law to seniors in a cable television ad paid for by Medicare. The TV star - whose role as sheriff of Mayberry made him an enduring symbol of small-town American values - tells seniors that "good things are coming" under the health care overhaul, including free preventive checkups and lower-cost prescriptions for Medicare recipients.
  • Thelma Lou mugged in Mayberry, cops get their man

    04/29/2010 7:28:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies · 753+ views
    Charlotte Observor ^ | 04/29/2010 | Mark Washburn
    MOUNT AIRY- Dating Barney Fife doesn’t insulate you from crime. Nor does living in the the town that was the template for the for fictional hamlet of Mayberry. Betty Lynn, who played the bumbling deputy’s sweetheart on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s, was sitting outside a Lowes Foods store after shopping and getting money out to pay for a cab home Sunday when a man snatched her wallet with about $130 in it and ran off. Lynn is 83 but still a force to be reckoned with. “I jumped up and started yelling, ‘Thief! Thief! and ran after...
  • 'Andy Griffith Show' actress robbed in 'Mayberry'

    04/29/2010 3:41:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1,251+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2010
    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) -- The actress who played Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show" was robbed in the town that inspired the show's idyllic Mayberry setting, after moving to the area to avoid big city crime. Betty Lou Lynn had her wallet stolen at a shopping center in Mount Airy, the birthplace of Andy Griffith.
  • Thelma Lou mugged in Mayberry, cops get their man

    04/29/2010 3:03:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,103+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | April 29, 2010 | Mark Washburn
    Dating Barney Fife doesn’t insulate you from crime. Nor does living in the the town that was the template for the for fictional hamlet of Mayberry. Betty Lynn, who played the bumbling deputy’s sweetheart on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s, was sitting outside a Lowes Foods store after shopping and getting money out to pay for a cab home Sunday when a man snatched her wallet with about $130 in it and ran off.
  • Vandals Strike Andy Griffith Statue

    02/23/2010 2:32:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies · 899+ views
    www.wxii12.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Tom Joyce
    The familiar statue of Andy and Opie that greets those passing by the Surry Arts Council building on Rockford Street has a noticeably different look due to being painted red and green during a weekend vandalism. “It’s very disappointing,” Arts Council Executive Director Tanya Jones said Monday of an act that will require a huge expense to correct. “It’s disheartening that you’ve got people out here in the community that would do that,” said Lt. Jeff Inman of the Mount Airy Police Department, which is investigating the crime. “It’s a childish-prank kind of thing.”
  • The Andy Griffith Show: Christmas Story (1960)

    12/17/2009 7:30:05 PM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies · 953+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12/19/1960 | CBS, Danny Thomas
    A family spends Christmas Eve in jail. First broadcast on Monday December 19, 1960 on CBS. "Christmas Story" is the eleventh episode in season one. Features Elinor Donahue singing: "Away in a Manger" Will Wright as Ben Weaver. "Christmas Story" is scheduled on TVLand 8:30PM December 24 and 11AM December 25 (Eastern time) Part OnePart TwoPart Three
  • Andy Griffith for Obama???

    10/25/2008 7:42:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 67 replies · 2,669+ views
    several sources | recent (October 2008) | several authors
    I knew 'Opie" was a naive little kid, but I thought Andy was the wise one! Say it ain't so, Andy?? From the Yahoo! Newsroom, October 23, 2008Celebs go to great lengths for Obama excerpt: Luckily for Obama, some celebrities are taking extreme measures to show their support for him. It's no surprise to see celebrities lining up for the Democratic ticket, but these stars are going above and beyond the normal call of duty. First up, we have director Ron Howard resurrecting not one, but two, classic roles that he admits he'd rather leave behind: Opie Taylor from...
  • Latest Obama advocates: Opie, Andy Griffith, Fonz

    10/23/2008 5:57:37 PM PDT · by Undertow · 118 replies · 2,718+ views
    AP via Yahoo! via Drudge ^ | 10/23/08 | JAKE COYLE
    In a video posted Thursday on Funnyordie.com, the actor-turned-director reprises his role on "The Andy Griffith Show" as a way to rally support for Barack Obama. While speaking into the camera, Howard has his beard shaved, dons a youthful red wig and puts on the kind of outfit he would have only worn as Opie Taylor in the `60s.
  • Andy Griffith's "What It Was, Was Football!"

    12/04/2007 5:13:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 784+ views
    http://theknightshift.blogspot.com/ ^ | December 3, 2007 | Christopher Knight
    Andy Griffith's "What It Was, Was Football!" In 1953, a young North Carolina actor named Andy Griffith did a stand-up routine about the game of football. The recording of it became a runaway bestseller across the country, and it quickly propelled Griffith toward major motion picture roles and of course The Andy Griffith Show. And since that time "What It Was, Was Football!" has become one of the best-known comedy monologues in history. I first heard this bit around 1984, when the local edition of P.M. Magazine did a video clip of Griffith's routine accompanied by footage from a local...
  • If You Could Only Have One Win...

    09/22/2006 8:41:29 AM PDT · by zbigreddogz · 63 replies · 1,208+ views
    Simple question. There are lots of competitive races this time around, and if you had the power to assure one of them won, who would you pick?
  • [SATIRE] The "Evil Opie/Da Vinci Code" connection

    05/04/2006 10:23:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies · 394+ views
    The Sacred Sandwich ^ | Unknown | Maurice & Emmett - the Twin Theologians
    This is satire. If you have a problem with satire, STOP READING NOW. If you have a problem with literacy, i.e. you can't read, I'd tell you to STOP READING NOW but I doubt you'd understand me. ============================ Dear Theological Duo: As both a big Jesus fan and Tom Hanks fan, I can?t decide whether to see The Da Vinci Code or not. Can you give me a good theological argument for boycotting this film? --- Jim Wainscott, Tempe, AZMaurice: I hear you, Jimbo. You can hardly go wrong with a Tom Hanks movie, even when it's questioning the validity...
  • A Face In the Crowd

    11/18/2004 8:16:32 AM PST · by Defiant · 26 replies · 801+ views
    Turner Classic Movies | 11/17/04 | None
    Just wanted to alert everyone. TCM is showing "A Face in the Crowd" right now. It's about a rogue from Arkansas who is discovered while at a low point, becomes a radio and then a TV star for playing his guitar and giving his homespun opinions, and then runs for Senate and wins. He is a womanizing bastard who becomes to big for his britches, and is caught with the mike on calling his listeners stupid. So, is there any reason why this is on today? Is TCM paying homage to someone?
  • The Andy Griffith Show is coming to DVD--Finally! (Review)

    11/14/2004 2:21:13 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 291 replies · 6,565+ views
    IGN.com ^ | 11012-2004 | Steve Butts
    November 12, 2004 - You can't grow up in North Carolina without being subjected to endless reruns of The Andy Griffith Show. Though the show was a bit harder to find once I moved to San Francisco, I still made a point of seeking out the reruns wherever I could find them. The nostalgic show, produced by Sheldon Leonard and Danny Thomas, looks back to an idealized time and place that never really existed. The popularity of the show lasted a full eight seasons and it was, along with I Love Lucy and Seinfeld, one of the few shows to...
  • CBS's "Mayberry" Is a Sweet Reunion of Old Friends

    11/11/2003 6:29:25 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 137 replies · 401+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 11-11-03 | Dorsey, Tom
    <p>There were lots of wistful moments when CBS celebrated its 75th anniversary recently, but none more nostalgic than when Andy Griffith came on stage.</p> <p>"The Andy Griffith Show" has been showing in continuous reruns since it first appeared 43 years ago.</p>