Best Moments With Andy Griffith

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The fact that there are no color episodes included in here is not strange at all – not just the critics, but also the fans, believe that the Andy Griffith Show completely changed after they switched from black and white to color. For example, Andy himself went from being calm, strong and wise to being […]

Fun Facts With Andy Griffith

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The first thing to be said is that Andy Griffith secured the co-ownership of the program, even if the concept of the show wasn’t his own. Until starring in The Andy Griffith Show, the actor only pursued roles in movies, with only two appearances in TV shows. This is cool, because this way he could […]

Leaving Behind a Legacy

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Andy Griffith is a legend in all rights. His lost was a devastating blow to friends and fans alike back in 2012. As a TV legend, he has 53 credits to his name and as an actor; he earned 12 credits for appearances. This small town hero from Mount Airy, North Carolina left us a […]

We Miss You Don Knotts: 9th Anniversary of His Passing

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We Miss You Don Knotts: 9th Anniversary of His Passing Funny man Jesse Donald Knotts passed away nearly nine years ago. The ninth anniversary is coming up soon and it is a time to remember one of the funniest people on television. Ranked #27 by TV Guide in 1996 as one of the greatest TV […]

A Few Little Known Fun Facts About The Andy Griffith Show

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The Andy Griffith Show aired between 1960 and 1968. It was a fun classic comedy about a few people from a little town called Mayberry in North Carolina. The main character was Andy who was not only a widower but the sheriff of the small town. He lived with his son, Opie and his aunt […]

Did Ernest T. Bass Kill Osama Bin Laden?

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The recent Memorial Day weekend made me appreciate even more the job our men and women of the arm services have done for us in the past…and continues to do.   I couldn’t help think back to the men in uniform on the Andy Griffith Show. Of course, Andy and Barney in their sheriff and deputy […]

Beaming Down to Mayberry

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No doubt many of you went out this past weekend to see Star Trek Into Darkness, the latest Trek movie to hit the big screen. I thought the release of this new film was a golden opportunity to reflect on my favorite episode of the original Star Trek series, “The City on the Edge of […]

Dearly Beloved We Are Gathered Here in Mayberry…

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As we head into spring and summer we all know it’s the start of wedding season.  I was recently asked to do a reading at a family wedding we have coming up in June.  I agreed to do the reading with one stipulation…I get to pick what I read. The bride, groom and the pastor […]

The Mayberry That Might Have Been

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The Andy Griffith Show is a classic example of the right cast coming together to form an unbeatable combination. Indeed, it is nearly impossible to think of any other actors playing the various citizens of Mayberry. Still, on several occasions, The Andy Griffith Show came close to having different actors in key roles. In fact, […]

And the Andy Goes to…

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I thought it was long overdue to hand out awards centered on the Andy Griffith Show.  But, instead of the Oscar, we’ll be giving out the Andy!  The statue for the Andy represents a lawman that doesn’t have a gun…fitting image for this prestigious honor. So picture this…The whole town of Mayberry is gathered in […]