Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Requiescat in Pace, Andy Griffith

Andy and Barney are finally reunited in that great Mayberry of the afterlife.

Below, listen to one of Griffith’s most famous stand-up comedy routines, which just happens to be about college football…

Forgive me a curmudgeonly moment here, but television sit-coms are an absolute joke compared to the Andy Griffith show and the myriad of 30 minute episodes of TV greatness that followed. Shows like F Troop, Hogan’s Heroes, Gomer Pyle and Gilligan’s Island are still two laughs a minute, while today’s “must watch TV” is a really good reason to watch tennis, PBS or HGTV.

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