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Fine actor Andy Griffith left this mortal sphere today.  I am sad about it.  I would like to remember Mr. Griffith here - his work - and, particularly how Griffith's portrayal of a small town sheriff breathed life into Mayberry.


I see many LEOs here who have a LOT of Andy of Mayberry in them in the way they handle things.  It shines out through cyberspace.


I wonder how many of you have a story to tell that is...Mayberry.


Maybe some of you have known a Barney Fife or two. 


I will be adding more to this intro and thread when I get back to the computer.  Until then -


I LOVE YOU, ANDY!!!


    The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song:


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Andy Griffith, creator of Mayberry, dies at 86

MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

Updated 10:09 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith's gift to the show that bore his name wasn't just the homespun wisdom of the plain-spoken sheriff he played. It was the place he created: a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who felt like family.


Mayberry, a fictional North Carolina village said to be modeled on Griffith's own hometown of Mount Airy, was so beloved that it practically became a synonym for any community that was too innocent and trusting for real life. After all, Griffith's Mayberry was a place where the sheriff didn't carry a gun, the local drunk locked himself in jail and even the villains who passed through were changed by their stay.


On "The Andy Griffith Show," he created an endearing portrait of a place where few people grew up but many wished they did.


Griffith, who died Tuesday at 86 at his North Carolina home, played a sage widower named Andy Taylor who offered gentle guidance to son Opie, played by little Ron Howard, who grew up to become an Oscar-winning director. Griffith inhabited the sheriff's "aw, shucks" persona so completely that viewers easily believed the character and the man were one.


"What made 'The Andy Griffith Show' work was Andy Griffith himself — the fact that he was of this dirt and had such deep respect for the people and places of his childhood," said Craig Fincannon, who runs a casting agency in Wilmington and met Griffith in 1974.


A character on the show "might be broadly eccentric, but the character had an ethical and moral base that allowed us to laugh with them and not at them," he said. "And Andy Griffith's the reason for that."


Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Andy-Griffith-creator-of-Mayberry-dies-at-86-3681596.php#ixzz1zcVFwC4R

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Griffith was born June 1, 1926, and as a child sang and played slide trombone in the band at Grace Moravian Church. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and for a time contemplated a career in the ministry. But he eventually got a job teaching high school music in Goldsboro.


Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Andy-Griffith-creator-of-Mayberry-dies-at-86-3681596.php#ixzz1zcWSvWns

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Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife...


NIP IT IN THE BUD!!




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Affable Aunt Bee Taylor, mother-figure to Opie and Andy, played by Francis Bavier. 


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Rest In Peace, Andy Griffith!!!! You will be missed!!!


Lot of memories of Sheriff Andy Taylor in Mayberry!! Not to mention the shows: "Mayberry, R.F.D."; "Matlock"; The short lived "New Andy Griffith Show"; "Diagnosis Murder" and the tons of movies!!



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 2005-Andy Griffith with his Presidential Medal of Freedom


 


.Andy Griffith sings~Just a little talk with Jesus.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OpF_Q3TmCg&feature=player_detailpage


 


 


 


What doesn't kill me had better start running!

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I was a kid when this show first aired. I always enjoyed it. My Dad met Sheriff Taylor and told me how down to earth he was. R.I.P.

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 I too really enjoyed his shows. He will be greatly missed. Very classy gentleman.

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He's not gone..........



He's just gone fishing.


Thanks for a lifetime of memories Andy (Sheriff Taylor) Griffith.

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Rest in Peace Sheriff. Your style will be missed...

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36TR - LOVE this shot!!  That's Andy Griffith's angle alright!!


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Rest In Peace, Andy Griffith!!!! You will be missed!!!


Lot of memories of Sheriff Andy Taylor in Mayberry!! Not to mention the shows: "Mayberry, R.F.D."; "Matlock"; The short lived "New Andy Griffith Show"; "Diagnosis Murder" and the tons of movies!!



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SEASON 1


February 15, 1960


While traveling through the town of Mayberry, Danny Williams is pulled over for running a stop sign by Sheriff Andy Taylor. He refuses to pay the fine and decides to spend the night in jail after discovering that the sheriff is also the justice of the peace, newspaper editor and mayor.


 

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SEASON 1


April 3, 1961


The Women's Historical Society is all set to throw a celebration in honor of the last living descendant of a Revolutionary War hero named Nathan Tibbs, who has been traced to Mayberry. But their excitement turns to horror when they discover that the intended honoree is the town drunk, Otis Campbell.


 


 

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SEASON 1


April 24, 1961


Andy, faced with the unpleasant task of serving an eviction notice on a family who has fallen on hard times, tries desperately to come up with a way for the tenants to keep their home.

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SEASON 1


May 8, 1961


BARNEY (FIFE) GETS HIS MAN


Barney's reputation as a deputy soars when he inadvertently helps capture Eddie Brooke, an escaped convict. But Brooke vows to escape again and head straight back to Mayberry to exact his revenge.

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Ron Howard as Opie Taylor



SEASON 2


October 2, 1961


Sheriff Andy Taylor must decide whether to intervene or let the problem work itself out when a bully demands Opie's lunch money at school.

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Like the articles mentioned, he was a musician. He also was a stand-up comedian early in his career. He did a routine called "What it was, was football", and it was absolutely hilarious. Don't know if it's on YouTube, but if it is, give it a listen; if it isn't, somone with far better computer skills than me, please load it up. He also starred in the classic movie "No Time for Sergeants".  Andy was a multi-talented person, and even though he lived to be 86 years old, he left us too soon. Rest in peace, sir.

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Rest in Peace Mr. Griffith. Thank you for many years of great entertainment.

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Rest in Peace Andy.


Your programming was true and warm felt.  Sad shows are not made like this anymore.   I still watch the re-runs either on TV Land or DVD, laugh after laugh after laugh.   You had an awesome skit with Don Knotts.  Truly entertaining, even to this very day !   Although television, I have learned some valuable tips in dealing with folks while on the job.  


I have no doubt Don Knotts is at Heaven's Gate with that big grin waiting to welcome you to your new home.  Thanks for your entertainment not only as Sheriff Andy Taylor, but the movie roles and comedy clips.   God rest your gentle soul.