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    George "Goober" Lindsey

    Johnny Carson 1925-2005.

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    Well damnation. Say "hey" to Barney for us, Goob.

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    Well out of the original main cast of the Griffith show, that just leaves Andy, Ron Howard, Jim Neighbors and Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou)?

    RIP George...
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    Awww, RIP Goob.
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    RIP Goob.

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    I remember the episode where Opie got Goober to think his dog could talk. It was funny as hell. Always wanted to live in a place like Mayberry.

    Goodnight, funnyman.

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    I remember a few of his 70s variety show apperances, which were always fun.
    Oh and the Aunt Bee character calling out his character's name on TAGS in a sing-song voice: "Gooo-bah!!!"
    RIP, George.



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    R.I.P Goob!

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    Sorry to hear this. He was quite the humanitarian. Hey to Goober. RIP Mr. Lindsey.
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    RIP Goober.

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    Safe travels Goob
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    Rest in Peace Goober

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    Awww, Poor Goober. RIP


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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicbettie View Post
    Awww, Poor Goober. RIP
    I just saw this about George! The Andy Griffith show is one of my all-time favs. I really thought Andy would be the next to go from that group, lol.

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    RIP.

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    I didn't know Andy was still alive... wow.

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    Judy Judy Judy.

    Thanks for the memories, George.
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    Sweet man. I met him once when my ex in laws lived in Jasper. RIP
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    Goodby Goober
    RIP Heath Ledger 1979-2008

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    I wonder if Goober will be buried wearing his hat. I think I heard he was a real brainiack.
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    I didn't read the article so sorry if any of this is a repeat:

    Lindsey has raised over $1,000,000 (USD) for Alabama Special Olympics through 17 years of the George Lindsey Celebrity Weekend and Golf Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama and another $50,000 for the Alabama Association of Retarded Citizens. and participated as Head Coach-Winter Games in Minneapolis, MN Special Olympics National Competition.
    He established and perpetuated the George Lindsey Academic Scholarships at University of North Alabama.
    Lindsey was the 1995 recipient of the Governor's Achievement Award - Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The State of Alabama named the "George Lindsey Highway" in Birmingham after the actor. In 1998, he established the George Lindsey/UNA Film Festival that takes place at the University of North Alabama annually in the spring.[4]
    He was the 1997 recipient of the Minnie Pearl Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2007 recipient of the first ICON Award presented by the Nashville Associations of Talent Directors.
    His last guest appearance was on Larry the Cable Guy's Hula Palooza Christmas Luau in 2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysucks View Post
    I didn't read the article so sorry if any of this is a repeat:

    Lindsey has raised over $1,000,000 (USD) for Alabama Special Olympics through 17 years of the George Lindsey Celebrity Weekend and Golf Tournament in Montgomery, Alabama and another $50,000 for the Alabama Association of Retarded Citizens. and participated as Head Coach-Winter Games in Minneapolis, MN Special Olympics National Competition.
    He established and perpetuated the George Lindsey Academic Scholarships at University of North Alabama.
    Lindsey was the 1995 recipient of the Governor's Achievement Award - Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The State of Alabama named the "George Lindsey Highway" in Birmingham after the actor. In 1998, he established the George Lindsey/UNA Film Festival that takes place at the University of North Alabama annually in the spring.[4]
    He was the 1997 recipient of the Minnie Pearl Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2007 recipient of the first ICON Award presented by the Nashville Associations of Talent Directors.
    His last guest appearance was on Larry the Cable Guy's Hula Palooza Christmas Luau in 2009.
    Well, bless him. Great to hear how much he was involved with Special Olympics.
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    Somewhere up in the "Big Mayberry in the Sky" one hears the bell as the barber shop door open:

    Floyd: "C'mon in, Goober. We got a chair waiting for you. I'll be finished with Otis in just a minute. Sit right there between Barney and Mayor Pike."
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    RIP Goober......thanks for the laughs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysucks View Post
    I wonder if Goober will be buried wearing his hat. I think I heard he was a real brainiack.
    He was a science teacher before becoming an actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Well, bless him. Great to hear how much he was involved with Special Olympics.
    I don't know if you're a football fan or not but there used to be a football player for many years on the Kansas City Chiefs and the NY Jets by the name of Dave Szott. He and his family grew up in the house across the street from me. He has a blind brother who is a medalist in Karate in The Special Olympics. I never knew until I was talking to the father that the Special Olympics are held right after the regular Olympics I believe in the same stadiums but don't quote me on that.
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    Absolutely friggin hilarious !

    I remember the epi where he completely reassembled a 1963 Rambler INSIDE the courtroom.

    LMFAO !!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forever-27 View Post
    Absolutely friggin hilarious !






    Gilly Walker you drive to darn fast! --Goober, expert mechanic

    i loved that episode. you had floyd post stroke and larry hovis.
    just a wonderful episode.
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    I wonder where he got the idea for the hat. The only time I've ever seen that type of hat was on Leo Gorcey "Slip" Mahoney on the Bowery Boys and of course
    Jughead in the Archie comics. Does anyone know?
    By the way I really loved the car episode too. Nothing could phase Floyd.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJCyIS_KpUw

    Goober's skull on Newsradio (Goober himself appears at the end).
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiojane View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJCyIS_KpUw

    Goober's skull on Newsradio (Goober himself appears at the end).
    wow, nice clip RJ.
    back when goober and phil hartman were alive and andy dick wasn't yet revealed to be a dick...
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    I hated to read this today....

    Rest in peace, George.
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    He was one of those people whose mere appearance on-screen started me laughing. RIP George

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    Never really warmed up to the "Goober" character, although it worked well for him. Very pleased to learn what a humanitarian he was...

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    RIP Goober.
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

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    George "Goober" Lindsey at Winchester, Virginia's 92.5 WINC-FM radio in 2004 ( yeah same station that gave us Patsy Cline but today its Cindy McGuire ). He wasn't in the best of health even then but still.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidmor View Post
    Judy Judy Judy.

    Thanks for the memories, George.

    LOL!!!!

    By Goob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia53 View Post
    Thank you soo much you wouldn't believe how many years this has been bugging me. He explained it so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia53 View Post
    I wish he didn't have the hat bronzed.

    It looks like a burned pie. What a shame.

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    I'm not that familiar with the longevity of felt but I would assume the cap would have deteriorated over time if George hadn't bronzed it.

    Jessica Morris...head of the museum...wouldn't it be fitting if she was related to Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass) who directed some TAGS eps then a whole bunch of other shows and movies. Morris is quite a story too.

    Well, so long George...you were one of the few classy and decent people in entertainment.
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    You should read his autobiography that came out in 1995. He tells a lot of interesting trivia of what went on behind the scenes at TAGS. He also reveals that Andy Griffith was an asshole to him during the filming of Return to Mayberry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kman0072 View Post
    He also reveals that Andy Griffith was an asshole to him during the filming of Return to Mayberry.
    Andy? An asshole??? Naaww!!!
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    George was my second cousin. I remember as a child my mother taking me to his mothers house here in Jasper and fixing her hair for her once a week. Usually on Saturday for church on Sunday. He was a nice man. Very polite and kind. His father was a member of a fox hunting club in the adjacent county. Every year at the end of the season theyd have a big supper with a couple hundred people there. His mother kept going for years after her husband passed. It was THE social event around here. Members included mayors etc. Every year the men would get up and boast about what a wonderful year they had at the club. She stood up amongst all the local dignitaries and uppity people and mind you this was in the days when the word fart in mixed company would be met with hostility. She said "with all this bragging I am sure sad my husband isnt here to share his stories..so I will fill in for him...Out of all the people in this room I definitely have the biggest "Goober" It was silence...then uproar as everyone started laughing. For someone of her age and standing that was sheer scandalous. He definitely got his sense of humor from his mother. George was the star quarter back of the local community college the one and only year they even had a team. I met several famous people through George. We saw him in the courthouse square downtown once and he had a man with him and me and my grandma stopped to speak. We acted like the other guy wasnt evene there. Figured out later it was George Kennedy. Also met Dale Robertson and others thru George. Very intelligent and witty man. We buried him today and hundreds of locals showed to send him off on his journey to peace and tranquility. Was many a famous person in attendance. Local politicians celebrities from stage and screen.

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    Not a Ernest T Bass fan but it was really a great idea he had when Flloyd was sick and couldn't walk anymore had to do a scene where he was cutting somebody's hair and they gave him a sling to give the impression of him standing. I have to say I did love him in Mel Brooks High Anxiety. Loved it when he screamed "CLIMB YOU SON OF A BITCH"
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillbilly View Post
    George was my second cousin. I remember as a child my mother taking me to his mothers house here in Jasper and fixing her hair for her once a week. Usually on Saturday for church on Sunday. He was a nice man. Very polite and kind. His father was a member of a fox hunting club in the adjacent county. Every year at the end of the season theyd have a big supper with a couple hundred people there. His mother kept going for years after her husband passed. It was THE social event around here. Members included mayors etc. Every year the men would get up and boast about what a wonderful year they had at the club. She stood up amongst all the local dignitaries and uppity people and mind you this was in the days when the word fart in mixed company would be met with hostility. She said "with all this bragging I am sure sad my husband isnt here to share his stories..so I will fill in for him...Out of all the people in this room I definitely have the biggest "Goober" It was silence...then uproar as everyone started laughing. For someone of her age and standing that was sheer scandalous. He definitely got his sense of humor from his mother. George was the star quarter back of the local community college the one and only year they even had a team. I met several famous people through George. We saw him in the courthouse square downtown once and he had a man with him and me and my grandma stopped to speak. We acted like the other guy wasnt evene there. Figured out later it was George Kennedy. Also met Dale Robertson and others thru George. Very intelligent and witty man. We buried him today and hundreds of locals showed to send him off on his journey to peace and tranquility. Was many a famous person in attendance. Local politicians celebrities from stage and screen.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your lovely memories of this beloved man!
    "Never lie, steal or cheat...but if you must lie, then lie beside me all the nights of your life. If you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. And if you must cheat, then cheat death because I could not imagine a day without you by my side."

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    I read somewhere that George was picked to play the Gomer part. AG was at a comedy club and saw Jim Nabors and said he has to be in the show. The producers decided to make a new character and Goober was invented. I loved the Gomer character and wondered if George would have been as good. The Goober character was not my favorite but George as a person did so much with his fame helping others that you cannot help but admire him. Thanks Goob
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    One pf the things that stands out to me about his run on the Andy Griffith Show is how when the show switched from black and white to color and it had been on awhile, many of the characters changed and some left. But not Goober. His character always stayed the same. Same guy, same attitude and funny more often than not.

    RIP Goob.
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    I had the chance to read Goober's book he wrote a few years ago.
    What was interesting to me was the story of his friendship with Ernest Borgnine. When they met by chance, Borgnine had been under serious depression and considering suicide. They spent the day together and formed a close bond. Borgnine credits George Lindsey for changing his dark thoughts that day.
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