Contact Us

My Memories of The Andy Griffith Show [VIDEO/POLL]


Legendary television icon Andy Griffith passed away today at the age of 86. Best known as Andy Taylor and sheriff of the make believe town of Mayberry. With his passing, a part of American TV history has been laid to rest.Who could forget all the beloved characters like Barney Fife (Don Knotts), ¬†Goober (George Lindsey), Gomer (Jim Nabors), Aunt Bea (Francis Bavier) and of course Andy’s TV son Opie (Ron Howard)? They entertained American TV audiences from 1960-1968.

I loved the show for the clean wholesome values it tried to teach and the characters we all came to love as part of our family. It seems as though we could really relate to the characters in this show like Barney Fife, I mean what little town in the USA doesn’t have a Barney. Andy had a remarkable TV and movie career that spanned generations throughout the years. Who could forget the TV show ‘Matlock’ one of my favorite lawyers who could always make the guilty come clean. Andy also was a gifted singer who went on to record albums and a gospel album during the Matlock days.

Andy underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2000. Did you know that in Raleigh, North Carolina, there is a statue of Andy and his TV son ‘Opie’ played by Ron Howard. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2005. Country stars Rascal Flatts paid tribute to Andy Griffith’s TV show in a song called Mayberry several years ago.

A true pioneer who’s legacy will¬† live on in TV reruns for generations to come. Rest in Peace!

Check out this YouTube video of Brad Paisley who had the honor of having Andy appear in his video “Waitin’ on a Woman.”

Best of Kicker 102.5

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kicker VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kicker VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.