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  • Jim Nabors Dies: ‘Gomer Pyle’ Star Was 87

    11/30/2017 11:22:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 71 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 30/11/17 | Greg Evans
    Jim Nabors, who gave popular culture its most enduring image of a wide-eyed, good-natured if none too bright hayseed in a character whose very name – Gomer Pyle – would become synonymous with lovable rube, died Thursday in Hawaii. He was 87. Nabors’ husband, Stan Cadwallader... With catchphrases “Shazam!” and “Gollllly!” (the latter drawn out to four or five lilting syllables), Nabors debuted his downhome, gas station attendant character in 1962 on The Andy Griffith Show, where the slow-going, dim-witted Gomer was a constant irritation to Don Knotts’ officious, high-strung Deputy Barney Fife. The Gomer character, and Nabors’ odd-couple chemistry...
  • Oh, she'll be back... (Kathy Griffin), final scene from A FACE IN THE CROWD

    06/02/2017 3:44:09 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 20 replies
    The final scene from Elia Kazan's film A FACE IN THE CROWDYes, Kathy Griffin will be back. But as Walter Matthau's character says, "It won't be the same."
  • Andy Griffith "Opie and the Spoiled Kid" in 5 minutes! Powerful! The Victicrat Mindset on parade!

    03/21/2016 3:53:54 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/21/16 | Andy Griffith
    This 5 minute video from the Andy Griffith show speaks volumes about the attitude of today by the supporters of the Left. The majority of the masses of government dependent addicts of today are no different than this spoiled kid, who adhere to lawlessness and are full of greed and narcissism. This 5 minute video is a perfect parallel to that of today. 2 Timothy 3:1-7! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSTdHClwwSg
  • Trump is ‘Lonesome Rhodes’

    09/15/2015 7:59:37 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 114 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Rarely and perhaps not in modern times has a presidential campaign more resembled the classic 1957 film, "A Face in the Crowd." Written by Budd Schulberg and starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, the storyline follows an Arkansas hayseed named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Griffith), whom Marcia Jeffries (Neal) discovers in a county jail. Jeffries has a local radio show on which she interviews interesting characters. She finds Rhodes irresistible and puts him on the air. Rhodes becomes a sensation, eventually climbing the ladder to his own network TV show and then, as politicians approach him for endorsements, a...
  • The Andy Griffith Show's Christmas Story

    12/30/2014 7:21:40 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Cinemablend ^ | Dec 25 | Jane Louise Boursaw
    Here in Blend Television we’re celebrating by counting down our some of our all time favorite holiday episodes, in an effort to boost your Christmas spirit. These aren’t the 12 best out there by any means, just twelve of our favorites. ... On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Andy Griffith singing Away in a Manger. I saw this episode for the first time a few years ago – on Christmas Eve during an Andy Griffith Show marathon. There’s nothing like a little “Ange” to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This episode...
  • 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