Andy Griffith: Forever Our Neighbor
Just A Great Person.
I personally never knew Andy Griffith, but do believe he was once of the best single father doing the sixties. With the aid of Aunt Bee they guided a young Opie played by Ron Howard nicely and correctly, with the great writing on the Andy Grifith show. The sixties had more single fathers compared to the decade before the sixties. As the seventies had more single mothers compared to the sixties.
Many stars of Griffith’s show attracted many negativity after the show was cancel. No dramatic headline grabbing attention because of human error. If there was notice you never saw it upon many tabloid type magazine shows. And, was like Moses and Solomon of the scriptures in many ways. He uses common sense approach to many topic the show tackle, from all the mutiple charcters.
Who didn’t laugh at Ernest T. Bass? Enjoy the goofiness of Gomer Pyle. Who reminded us of family members we personally know. Goofy to certain extent but smarter than people understood. Who hadn’t notice that in today’s time that men still gathers , at barbershop like Flyod’s and conversate the same way. And the lovable deputy sheriff’s Barney Fife, who was loyal to the end as a partner and a friend.
When we hear “Nip It In The Bud” we instantly think of Don Knotts , as the creaed mind of that phase. Their roles was a reverse from No Time For Sargent, where Griffith played the clown to Knotts serious role. But, the writers must have took note of these two men chemistry when creating the Andy Griffith show. Where at first Andy was the clown too? And took note to use their talent to the best ability of both actors.
We watched Matlock for the same good quality of humor tht Andy Griffith showcased on his sixties program. He was to the television world our country Perry Mason doing law. Another show that saw his former deputy ppear upon too. Who says friendship doesn’t last after a show gets cancel.
We lost a great actor that spotlighted his skills in “A Face In The Crowd” but to us that grew and still atches all Andy Griffith shows and movies. To us he wasn’t just a face but a person we felt we could be ourselves in his company. We fail to realize that like Bill Cosby that this man was a great comedian too.