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#1 of 36 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted July 03 2012 - 02:22 AM

Per TMZ Andy Griffith passed away today at 86. www.tmz.com/2012/07/03/andy-griffith-dies-dead/

#2 of 36 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:01 AM

I guess the fishing hole couldn't wait anymore. Thanks for the preservation of a great look at an idealized American life, Andy. We could all use a little more Mayberry in the way we treat each other these days.

#3 of 36 OFFLINE   Shatner's Grim Reaper

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:06 AM

Well said.

#4 of 36 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:06 AM

     Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywoodaholic 

I guess the fishing hole couldn't wait anymore. Thanks for the preservation of a great look at an idealized American life, Andy. We could all use a little more Mayberry in the way we treat each other these days.

Very well stated, Wayne.  I know I could use a LOT more Mayberry in my life.


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#5 of 36 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:23 AM

TCM will tribute Andy Griffith on Wednesday, July 18, with four of his films: Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd (1957), at 8/7c; No Time for Sergeants (1958) at 10:15 pm; Hearts of the West (1975) at 12:30 am; and Onionhead (1958), at 2:15 am Thursday. TVLand has announced it will air a Andy Griffith Show marathon tomorrow, July 4th, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. Set your DVRs accordingly. Glad to see a national channel has the rights to the Andy Griffith Show and can broadcast a tribute.

#6 of 36 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:25 AM

Nice.  I've never seen those last two.



#7 of 36 OFFLINE   Garysb

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:30 AM

Per Deadline.com Ron Howard's comments about the passing of Andy Griffith: His love of creating, the joy he took in it whether it was drama or comedy or his music, was inspiring to grow up around. The spirit he created on the set of The Andy Griffith Show was joyful and professional all at once. It was an amazing environment. And I think it was a reflection of the way he felt about having the opportunity to create something that people could enjoy. It was always with respect and passion for the opportunity and really what it could offer people in a very unpretentious and earthy way. He felt he was always working in service of an audience he really respected and cared about. He was a great influence on me. His passing is sad. But he lived a great and rich life.

#8 of 36 OFFLINE   dhammer

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Posted July 03 2012 - 04:55 AM

Amen. So true.

#9 of 36 OFFLINE   vnisanian2001

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Posted July 03 2012 - 05:59 AM

Some people are actually celebrating his death, just because he was a supporter of President Barack Obama and Obamacare. Sickening.
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Posted July 03 2012 - 07:50 AM

A wonderful man, a wonderful performer, and a kind soul and gentleman. May he RIP.
See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

#11 of 36 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted July 03 2012 - 09:22 AM

The news of Andy Griffith passing away came as a surprise.


Some of Andy Griffith's 70's work I'm interested in, but what I will remember him for (even though I haven't seen a lot of it) is Matlock. Sometimes in modern day animated comedy series they take the mickey out of a programme from years/decades ago, but I thought The Simpsons did a good homage to Matlock on more than one occasion.



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Posted July 03 2012 - 11:16 AM

TCM will tribute Andy Griffith on Wednesday, July 18, with four of his films: Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd (1957), at 8/7c; No Time for Sergeants (1958) at 10:15 pm; Hearts of the West (1975) at 12:30 am; and Onionhead (1958), at 2:15 am Thursday.

"No Time For Sergeants" is one of the very best top ten comedies ever....and I agree with Danny Peary....Griffith should have won a Oscar for "A Face In The Crowd".

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Posted July 03 2012 - 12:07 PM

Another sad day losing someone that was part of many of our life's going up.

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Posted July 03 2012 - 12:32 PM

For those folks on the boards that reside in Chicago, just spotted this on the METVCHICAGO.com website...http://metvnetwork.com/griffithlocal.php#top

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Posted July 04 2012 - 01:39 PM

I was deeply saddened at his passing although with reports of his health not being great it shouldn't have been a shock.  Andy, along with Dick Van Dyke and Johnny Carson (pre-retirement) , was one of those rare TV personalities who always seemed to "be there"  and was larger than life.  Andy and Dick in particular were admired by me for their generally classy behavior and for not being shy about expressing the importance of their faith. 

For those who have  never seen the movie "Waitress" from a few years ago, I highly recommend it.  Andy's supporting character steals every scene he is in and the movie itself is charming and uplifting.  

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#16 of 36 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted July 04 2012 - 02:20 PM

I had some time this afternoon so I watched "Man in a Hurry" and "The Pickle Story" in honor of Andy and company. So funny even half a century later.



#17 of 36 OFFLINE   Carabimero

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Posted July 04 2012 - 02:32 PM

I made a short clips tribute to remember Andy Griffith. I posted the link below for those who might want to see it.

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Posted July 04 2012 - 03:50 PM

I read on another Board Mr. Griffith HAS ALREADY BEEN BURIED! I hope he (or his relatives) aren't trying to hide something, like a certain Musician did when he assumed room temperature in 1987...

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Posted July 04 2012 - 05:27 PM

Who was the musician? Sorry, never heard of him.
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Posted July 04 2012 - 10:37 PM

I've had the first 5 seasons of "The Andy Griffith Show" on DVD for years now, without ever watching any of the shows.  With the passing of Andy, I finally decided to watch some episodes.  Started out last night with season 3, and the wonderful episode "Mr. McBeevee".  I beleive I watched the next 4 episodes after that one, and will try to make a point to watch more in the coming weeks.  Wonderful show, with an actor who fit the lead role perfectly.