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#16 jtnc

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:12 PM

Trying to get the money as fast as possible or trying to avoid the media? Just a little weird to have the hole already dug.


Definitely odd, do they keep extra caskets around the house or something?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:20 PM

if you have never seen No time for Sergeants or Face in the crowd then do yourself a favor and watch muy pronto.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

Definitely odd, do they keep extra caskets around the house or something?


AG has presented a pretty low key and stable public image throughout his life and likely wanted a private family affair.

I suspect at 86 he has had the time to contemplate his death and how he wanted it handled. If there was any indication of impending death, with a little pre-planning, his wishes could have been carried out without too much trouble.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

RIP Andy.

At a time when the South is only thought to have rednecks its good to remember there are plenty of great character people as well. Love TAGS. Watched reruns with my Grandparents growing up, so it has a special meaning to me. I do my best to raise my kids the way Andy was portrayed to raise Opie. Im from Mt.Airy, Andy's home, and he very rarley came "home" not wanting to cause a big fuss.

As far as the quick burial, Im sure Andy didnt want it to be a big event or media circus. North Carolina lost a great person, Im sure Andy and Barney are on patrol in a better place.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:12 PM

He was a private guy...

I heard aunt B was a bitch IRL

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

It is a sad day. Watched The show as a kid....appreciated it as an adult. It was pure genius and will live forever.

As for the quick burial. I agree with others, likely was his wishes. Maybe he didn't want to be embalmed. Have you even seen what that entails? (Only know from watching a show about it). Nothing I want either.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

Some of the greatest writers for a comedy show ever. Incredible, memorable lines from almost every show.

Sad day.

"Do the tears on your pillow bespeak the pain that's in your heart?"

RIP AG

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

Andy: Statistics show there are 3 & 1/2 boys in this county alone that are under privlidge.

Opie: I ain't never seen one of them Pa

Andy: One of what

Opie: A half boy

Andy: It's not really a half boy, it's a ratio

Opie: Poor Horitao

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

as an aside. has anyone had a more amazing career than Ron Howard? 2 iconic tv shows. Is in an iconic movie American Graffiti ANNND an highly successful Oscar winning director.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:33 PM

as an aside. has anyone had a more amazing career than Ron Howard? 2 iconic tv shows. Is in an iconic movie American Graffiti ANNND an highly successful Oscar winning director.


I agree. He is very overlooked when it comes to his accomplishments

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

Besides the two main characters-Andy and Barney, who made you laugh the most?

I would have to say Floyd. Dude could deliver incredible lines.
Next was Briscoe Darlin

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:46 PM

Floyd, Gomer, and Opie

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

wtfffffff

RIP, sweet prince

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

A show from simpler times when human decency was considered a virtue. I'm sure Griffith's death won't draw too much media attention. He wasn't a pedophile or a crackhead after all.