Saturday, July 07, 2012

Andy Griffith, RIP

I have made my fair share of Matlock jokes over the years but I was always a fan of Mr. Griffith. I discovered the joys of Mayberry at a young age and as I grew older that fictional town remained a safe place to visit when I needed some calm moments to figure out my next move. It was clear that the charming Southern tone of The Andy Griffith Show came primarily from its star and although I feel the series lost its uniqueness when production switched to color its great blend of homespun humor and heartfelt emotion still shined more often than not. I'll miss Mr. Griffith in the same way I miss the mythical Mayberry - wishing that they were around to remind me of a better way that life could be led.

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