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By: palmettobug53 , 10:03 PM GMT on July 04, 2012
Barney, Opie and Andy
Yesterday, I heard the sad news of Andy Griffith's passing at his home near Wilmington, NC.
Obit from LA Times
I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show and the storylines are a part of my memories and my life. I even remember the world when it was still a bit like the fictional Mayberry of the 1960's.
I'd like to resprise my 2006 salute to Andy and the cast of The Andy Griffith Show. If a few of the links have winked out since then, I apologize.
So, without further ado....
This classic TV show is one of our most enduring favorites from the 60's. Who can forget Aunt Bee and Clara? Floyd's barbershop? Otis, the town drunk in a dry county? The Darlings? Ernest T. Bass and his rock chunkin'? Goober and his cousin, Gomer? Andy and his son, Opie? And of course, Barney Fife, deputy sheriff extraordinaire.
This show aired for 8 seasons and it never dropped below a 7th place ranking. It was one of the first "spin offs", coming from The Danny Thomas Show, and generated two spin offs of it's own: Gomer Pyle, USMC and Mayberry, RFD.
The show has even been used in Christian discussion groups:
The Gospel According to Andy and The Bible According to Barney Fife.
What was your favorite episode? Who's your favorite character? Let's take a stroll back through a simpler time, when a big night out was taking your date over to Mt. Pilot for dinner and a movie and when a picnic and an afternoon of fishing, was all you needed to relax on a Saturday afternoon.
The Andy Griffith Show
More Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith Bio
Ron Howard Bio
The Andy Griffith Show/Wikipedia
Frances Bavier Bio
Test Your Knowledge of The Andy Griffith Show - Trivia Quizzes
The Official Ernest T. Bass Website
Barney Fife.com Be sure to check out the pics at "Back to Mayberry"
40th Anniversary and Program Guide
HPShopping Coupon Code
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