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RIP ‘Goober Pyle’ Actor George Lindsey [VIDEO]

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A sad day for television lovers, especially those who loved ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ as George Lindsey has died at the age of 83.  I used to watch reruns of the show growing up and ‘Goober always provided charm.

According to CNN Lindsey’s character Goober Pyle joined the hit sitcom in 1964 as the cousin of Gomer Pyle, played by Jim Nabors. When the show ended four seasons later, Lindsey continued as Goober for three years on the sequel series “Mayberry R.F.D.”

Lindsey auditioned for the Gomer Pyle role when the show started in 1962, but he was edged out by Nabors, the family’s obituary said. When he saw that first episode on TV featuring Nabors as Gomer, he kicked his television screen because he was upset for losing the part.

The story goes on to say that one of the sayings Lindsey wanted on his tombstone to say was “I Hope I Made You Laugh”.  You did George, you did.

 

 

Enjoy over 9 minutes of pure nostalgia

http://youtu.be/yZeacmVyxrA

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