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They Come In 3s: RIP Andy Griffith, Ernest Borgnine, and Richard Zanuck

Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
edited July 2012 in Social Entropy++
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Yet another person whose work made my childhood has passed on. Andy Griffith died this morning at his home in North Carolina. He was 86. His biggest successes were The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock.

"You know when you're young you think you always will be." - Andy Griffith

Edit: Ernest Borgnine just died today, July 8th, at the age of 95. May the ship fly over and Airwolf take you away.

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Edit2: Today, July 13th, Richard Zanuck died at the age of 77. He is the famous producer of Jaws, and Driving Miss Daisy.

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    Damn, look at those teeth

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Fuuuuuuuuck

  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Awww dammit.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Damn it, now I'll have to take Opie to the fishing hole and tell him that his pa died.

  • ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Awh damn. I've actually been to mayberry, too (it's a composite of Mt Airy and Mulberry, NC)

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    That sucks.

    At least Don Knotts has his straight man up in Heaven now.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    A better show there has never been.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    That sucks.

    At least Don Knotts has his straight man up in Heaven now.

    So you're saying we need to kill Ron Howard to complete the set?

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    His wiki has been updated

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    No.

    No no no no no.

    No.

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    this is bullshit

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    this is bullshit

    Agreed. Let's get Matlock to look into this...oh wait

  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    one of my earliest memories is of watching matlock

    i shit you not

    he ended up proving that the witness was in on it because they said they saw the defendant through a window but it turned out the shade was down too far and there was no way to see their face

    so

    there goes my childhood~

  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    This sucks! I mean I've never watched Matlock or the Andy Griffith show but I can't deny the man was an icon.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    *sad whistling*

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Matlock always reminds me of when I was 11 and went to a farm in the middle of nowhere with my best friend to visit his grandma. We were bored as hell and played a shitload of NBA Live on the SNES. She only got a few channels on the TV and one of them seemed to have Matlock on nonstop and I got hooked on it while we were there.

    When I got home I tried to watch it and in the face of all of the other options I found it incredibly boring.

    I'll always have my 2 week addiction to Matlock though.

  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    edited July 2012
    godmode wrote: »
    Damn, look at those teeth

    Dude had some stellar fuckin' teeth.

    Baroque And Roll on
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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    :(

    My dad is going to be really upset.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Went looking for the opening theme, found this video of Andy singing lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PVUit1-0Ck

  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Damn.

    I loved Matlock. It used to be the only thing on when I got home from school, so I'd watch it almost every day.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    And now I 'm going down to Emmett's Fix-It Shop, to fix Emmett

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • naporeonnaporeon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps NOW IS THE TIME FOR DRINKING! Registered User regular
    We shall begin construction of the Matlock Express in his honor

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    This sucks! I mean I've never watched Matlock or the Andy Griffith show but I can't deny the man was an icon.

    You should look into The Andy Griffith Show. It's full of iconic characters and it holds up very well in both humor and general entertainment.

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  • Temporal ParadoxTemporal Paradox Registered User regular
    Damn.
    One of the all-time classic characters on one of the all-time classic shows.

    RIP Andy.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    I was just about to post that, Geebs

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  • MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Time to watch Spy Hard again

    Shed a little tear for my two favorite old dudes

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Hunter wrote: »
    That sucks.

    At least Don Knotts has his straight man up in Heaven now.

    So you're saying we need to kill Ron Howard to complete the set?

    Ron Howard can't be killed until he finishes narrating the new season of Arrested Development

    Then he can go

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Went looking for the opening theme, found this video of Andy singing lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PVUit1-0Ck

    I was going to post this because I whistle and snap my fingers to this quite a bit while at work.

    I also loved his stand up, the dude was funny as hell (at least I always thought so)

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  • XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c70DoQZ4p3k

    RIP Andy

    thx for helping Don Knotts get his break

  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    As someone born and raised in Mt. Airy (his hometown and basis for Mayberry on the Andy Griffith show)...well I am of mixed feeling. On the one hand, obviously I am anti-most anyone dying, and my condolences go to the friends and family. But that man is not exactly well liked in Mt. Airy, despite the fact that with the mills gone most of the "industry" left is the odd blue-haired tourism that show generates. Floyd's barber shop, Snappy Lunch, both are all too real. You can get tours in old fashioned squad cars.
    The problem comes with the fact that he historically fought tooth and nail to profit off anything even vaguely referencing the show, apparently successfully driving a few people out of business.
    Well, that, and who honestly wants people to think of their town in terms of Barney and Gomer Pyle.

  • ChimeraChimera Monster girl with a snek tail and five eyes Bad puns, that's how eye roll. Registered User regular
    There is a pronominal burger stand that only plays The Andy Griffith Show in loop in it. I can't tell you how many lunches I have spent watching his show. I used to watch it late at night when I was a kid to on Nick@Nite. It is sad to see him go, he had a great sense of morals and was a pretty alright guy.

  • UbikUbik oh pete, that's later. maybe we'll be dead by then Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i am convinced angela lansbury was in on this

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    man

    fuck this year

  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Goose! wrote: »
    Went looking for the opening theme, found this video of Andy singing lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PVUit1-0Ck

    Holy shit, this is rad.

    Slingin' bait up in the great big fishin' hole in the sky.

  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Geebs, you have caused me to spend most of my day listening to Andy Griffith and Jerry Clower. You've done me a service.

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