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Andy Griffith Dies at 86: Did You Watch 'Matlock' or 'The Andy Griffith Show'?

AdriHead 2012/07/03 16:00:00
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Andy Griffith, the lovable actor who played the sheriff in "The Andy Griffith Show" as well as the sassy criminal defense attorney in "Matlock," passed away Tuesday in his North Carolina home. He was 86.
The beloved actor died this morning at home in North Carolina.

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  • Gahnzo 2012/07/03 17:04:52
    Yes
    Gahnzo
    +11
    That was a different time, and a very different country... life was simpler, we weren't baraged 24-7 by incessant advertising, notices, pagers, cellphones, Ipads, etc....back then it was party line phones, play outside till the street lights came on, drink out of the hose, and don't go near that weird guy that lives in that house over on elm street...I feel sorry for kids nowdays a peacefullness that is gone forever.. good luck.. and God Bless Andy! You were a big part of a lot of peoples lives.... you always showed the decent side of you to everyone. Would that we all show a little more "Andy" in all of our lives.

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  • ParkMan 2012/07/03 23:29:48
    Yes
    ParkMan
    +1
    Sure - they were hard to miss. I saw Andy Griffith shows as a young kid and then when Matlock was on there were fewer choices than now - so you would end up seeing it from time to time.
  • Paige 2012/07/03 23:13:47
    Yes
    Paige
    +2
    I still watch The Andy Griffith show on tv land.
  • shaboogie 2012/07/03 22:54:53
    Yes
    shaboogie
    +2
    These were two of my favorite shows. Still watch the reruns.
  • amazinggrace 2012/07/03 21:30:50
    Yes
    amazinggrace
    +1
    yes I watched both of those shows.
  • haarp35117 2012/07/03 21:20:16
  • Glitter Baby 2012/07/03 21:18:41
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/07/03 20:48:48
    Yes
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    Andy was an outspoken Progressive....Like him until he started spewing his Progressive ideals.
  • Fredrick House 2012/07/03 20:44:22
    Yes
    Fredrick House
    +3
    He left a cherished mark on the American scene. Good night here,good morning up there.
  • Insanebane 2012/07/03 20:42:21
    Yes
    Insanebane
    +3
    I grew up watching all of Andy Griffith's shows.

    I still watch Matlock whenever I catch an episode.
  • Marianne ☮ 2012/07/03 20:39:40
    Yes
    Marianne ☮
    +2
    The Andy Griffith show
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/07/03 20:37:00
    Yes
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
    +4
    He will be truly missed.

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  • TorchwoodTrinity 2012/07/03 20:33:50
    Yes
    TorchwoodTrinity
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    .....................
  • TasselLady 2012/07/03 20:30:13
    Yes
    TasselLady
    +4
    Yes I sure did. He was a wonderful actor. That's sad! I'm going to miss him! R.I.P. Andy. in memory
  • AvaC 2012/07/03 20:26:39
    Yes
    AvaC
    +4
    Aww, man... Not another one! :(

    I enjoyed ''The Andy Griffith Show''. I didn't watch ''Matlock'' that much. A lot of big celebrities are dying this year. It's unbelievable. RIP Andy. You will be sorely missed.

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  • Spider20 2012/07/03 20:19:50
    Yes
    Spider20
    +4
    I was more into the Andy Griffith Show than Matlock.....I'd live in Mayberry any time....
  • Golanv ... Spider20 2012/07/04 13:45:33
    Golanv (Raven)
    +1
    I did. :) And I still love it. There are pockets that have remained pretty much the same. Strangers still wave when you pass on the road here, know how to live by the Golden Rule as Andy did and still play lots of homegrown music.
  • whitecollar 2012/07/03 20:16:55
    Yes
    whitecollar
    +3
    Yes, I enjoyed his down-to-earth characters.
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/07/03 20:07:00 (edited)
    Yes
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    +1
    Andy Griffith show, not so much Matlock.
  • moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust" 2012/07/03 20:04:42
    Yes
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    +5
    I liked both shows, though I thought the older, black and white ones with Barney, were the best.
  • Marianne 2012/07/03 19:55:31
    Yes
    Marianne
    +3
    I had the occasion to watch some of the Matlock episodes on TV.
    A really lovable actor.
  • sundance 2012/07/03 19:55:24
    Yes
    sundance
    +5
    Well Andy, now you and Barney, can swing by and pick up the boys, on your way to the lake. Looks like a fine day in Mayberry, and a great time for fishing. Aunt Bee will, as usual, have a fine supper on the table when you get home. So wipe your feet, and go on inside.
    Pleasant journey Sheriff Taylor, and thank you kindly Sir, for sharing your life.....Just a thought
  • j moraman 2012/07/03 19:54:51
    Yes
    j moraman
    +5
    Andy Griffith RULES!!!! In fact I was watching Matlock this a.m. getting ready for work, when i first heard he passed. now that we are in a time when orange douche bags and dancing idiots is the in thing to watch, I say Thank God for reruns.. andy griffith and don knotts lucille ball golden girls
  • moorrbr... j moraman 2012/07/03 20:06:55
    moorrbrt1 "In God we Trust"
    +2
    I agree. Love to watch all the old re-runs.
  • Golanv (Raven) 2012/07/03 19:52:10 (edited)
    Yes
    Golanv (Raven)
    +5
    I watched every episode as a kid and will watch a few more in his honor. What a wonderful man! He will be missed by many. I was born in Siler City, one of the towns in the show that was real. Aunt Bea lived there until she passed. Mayberry was based on Mt. Airy and it was pretty close to reality at that time. I even had the same accelerated English teacher who taught Andy. She was always talking about what an intelligent teen he was and a great man. Thank God we had Andy from NC to make up for Jesse Helms.
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  • Dave Golanv ... 2012/07/04 05:06:03
    Dave
    +1
    I made a pilgrimage to Mount Airy - I really liked that town and it was interesting to hear people talk about how the townspeople would appear as characters in some form on the show. Andy Griffith was way ahead of Garrison Keillor.
  • Golanv ... Dave 2012/07/04 13:01:34
    Golanv (Raven)
    +2
    Yes! A bit late, but welcome to NC! That's my old stomping grounds and the show will always remind me of my childhood. Actually, Andy Griffith reminds me quite a bit of my Dad. Always has; he lives by the Golden Rule too. I just read a beautiful article in LA Times on Andy's musical influence; he introduced many people to bluegrass and was a singer and guitarist himself before he was an actor.But I am still on musical picnic on mountaintop and using a neighbor's computer where I can't figure out 'copy'.If you can find it, it's a great read with some music videos. I am so grateful that I grew up in the country on a farm here. Since there wasn't much to do after the work was done we all made music and I learned to play guitar and piano from around age 5. I'm not sure that I'd have the patience and drive now that I did as a kid.
  • Dave Golanv ... 2012/07/07 20:24:25
    Dave
    +1
    Oh I think Andy Griffith was a big influence musically. The show had the Darlings and Andy Griffith did a lot of signing and playing on that show. It was one of the perfect television shows that ever happened.
  • Golanv ... Dave 2012/07/07 22:50:36
    Golanv (Raven)
    +1
    Yes. I agree. I played a lot of country and bluegrass as a kid. Then I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan show and it rocked my little world. ;)
  • Tarheel Golanv ... 2012/07/09 18:09:50
    Tarheel
    +1
    I used to go that way from Charlotte to Chapel Hill. I had a roommate from Mt. Airy, too.
  • Golanv ... Tarheel 2012/07/10 13:09:20
    Golanv (Raven)
    Namaste fellow North Carolinian! I feel so lucky to have been born here; I've been to a lot of places but never found anywhere quite like it so I stay where I was planted. My family lives around the lake near Chapel Hill. :)
  • Tarheel Golanv ... 2012/07/10 15:00:15
    Tarheel
    +1
    I went to Carolina, I think one of the most beautiful places and certainly of college campuses. I've lived in Charlotte for most of my life and really love it. North Carolina, I think, is a really beautiful state. So hello fellow Tar Heelian! (I think I made that word up)
  • Golanv ... Tarheel 2012/07/10 15:48:12
    Golanv (Raven)
    Maybe so, but I love it! UNC campus at Chapel Hill IS beautiful; I spent a lot of time there when I was in high school. But I moved to the mountains and went to WCU then to UNCA for grad study. It's all good, Tarheelian. :)
  • Tarheel Golanv ... 2012/07/10 16:21:22
    Tarheel
    +1
    I went to ASU for awhile and it was beautiful. I visited WCU and thought that was really pretty as well. Yep, it's all good!
  • Becca 2012/07/03 19:51:19 (edited)
    Yes
    Becca
    +4
    The Andy Griffith Show. I just now found out he passed away, I was so shocked :( Rest in peace Andy, you will be dearly missed.
  • WolfEyes 2012/07/03 19:50:39
    Yes
    WolfEyes
    +4
    Gonna Miss Ya Ol' Buddy
  • WolfEyes WolfEyes 2012/07/03 19:53:48
  • Nimitz 2012/07/03 19:49:29
    Yes
    Nimitz
    +2
    Yes--Matlock. When I was a kid, I also caught reruns of that show where he built a rocket and salvaged all the junk on the moon. Cool show. I don't think it was on for very long, though.
  • WolfEyes Nimitz 2012/07/03 20:35:13
    WolfEyes
    +1
    9 yrs. frm 85' to 96'
  • Nimitz WolfEyes 2012/07/03 20:36:52
    Nimitz
    I meant the show about the lunar salvage operation. :-)

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