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"Goober Pyle" George Lindsey, 83
« on: May 06, 2012, 06:55:35 PM »
George Lindsey, known as TV's Goober Pyle, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83.

The Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay died early Sunday morning after a brief illness.

Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, "Mayberry RFD," from 1968 to 1971. He played the same jovial character on "Hee Haw" from 1971 until it went out of production in 1993.

"America has grown up with me," Lindsey said in an Associated Press interview in 1985. "Goober is every man; everyone finds something to like about ol' Goober."

He joined "The Andy Griffith Show" in 1964 when Jim Nabors, portraying Gomer Pyle, left the program. Goober Pyle, who had been mentioned on the show as Gomer's cousin, replaced him...

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Re: "Goober Pyle" George Lindsey, 83
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 06:36:07 AM »
Wasn't much of a Mayberry or AG fan growing up so I remember him best from Hee Haw.  Yeah, us northern rednecks watched Hee Haw!  (They had quite the collection of babes run through that show!)
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Re: "Goober Pyle" George Lindsey, 83
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 10:27:14 AM »
Being from NC, I know the Andy Griffith Show very well indeed. It pains me that AG is such a Democrat tool, I can't really watch it the same way anymore.
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Re: "Goober Pyle" George Lindsey, 83
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 10:43:44 AM »
Being from NC, I know the Andy Griffith Show very well indeed. It pains me that AG is such a Democrat tool, I can't really watch it the same way anymore.

When Andy gained some sophistication , he stopped being funny . The show was never the same after Barney left . Griffith's a real POS !

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Re: "Goober Pyle" George Lindsey, 83
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 12:45:04 PM »
Agreed. I don't even watch the episodes that don't have Barney.
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