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RIP George "Goober" Lindsey

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  1. Thousand Hills

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    Aww...... :tear: He was really funny!

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    He used to tell this joke a lot:

    A HS football coach came to his QB and asked him if he could pass this football. To which the QB replied, "Pass it? I don't think I can even swallow it." ;laugh:
     
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    He might have been, and I did always like the Goober character. But I remember on sitcomsonline.com, on The Andy Griffith Show board, a poster said he recently attended an appearance and autograph session by G.L., and when his turn in line came up, G.L. looked at him and asked "Haven't I seen you here before?" then added "You only get one book and one autograph." He continued to claim the poster was trying to get another autograph; I don't remember whether he claimed he intended to sell it, or he just implied that, but he continued to argue contemptuously (or so claimed the poster).

    I've read many stories like this before, certainly including about Andy Griffith and how he is rude and nasty to fans who recognize him and want to say a personal hello. But the fact is, celebrities get to the point where they can't go out in public without being recognized, and there are fans who want a 'piece of them' in some way, so naturally they come to resent that situation. Perhaps even more so when their very identity is largely lost to a character they played and they're relegated to being remembered for that character, most likely very unlike the true person.
     
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    I ran into Morgan Freeman at a bank in Charleston, Mississippi---his resident there------and unless someone told me that that was Freeman I was talking to----I would not have had a clue----rough appearance---driving an old beat up late model Chevrolet pickup truck---but looking back on it----Freeman was about as cordial as any other person
     
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    Morgan Freeman lives about six miles from me. It's very likely that anyone who lives here has seen him in town.
     
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    I doubt I would have recognized him (Freeman) .

    In fact, I had to google his name - had no ideal who he is.
     
  8. faithgirl46

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    RIP George Lindsay. You will be missed.
     
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    Driving Miss Daisy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shawshank Redemption!!!!
     
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    I believe he owns one of the largest 'juke joints' in Charleston, and is often in there to meet and greet folks. My middle daughter is a fan of the blues and has been down there and has met him.

    Yea, RIP Goober. I enjoyed the charactor of Gomer too....
     
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  11. Michael Wrenn

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    No, that would be in Clarksdale, about 45 miles from here. Charleston is not big enough to have "juke joints"; we just have "clubs". :)
     
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    OK, that shows how much I know about it... :) ....and come to think of it I've been corrected on that very thing before.
     
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    Mayberry RFD & Andy Griffith were funny and the humor was clean. You could watch Andy Griffith and Mayberry among others with our worrying if the content of the show would offend anyone
     
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    Yes indeed -- and how sad that those days are long gone.
     
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