07-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
| | Re: Andy Griffith passed away.
It was a lovely, nostalgic show, but of course it idealized small town life. Griffith said that he had some of Andy Taylor's qualities, but he was not as nice a person. Not many people are! He had great comedic instincts in that he realized that Don Knotts would be the center of the show's humor, and Andy's character would be the straight man reacting to all of the odd people in the town.
I always wondered why he did not have a mother for Opie. I guess that made the father-son relationship closer, and the situation more wistful.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?