Monday, May 07, 2012

George Lindsey (1928-2012)

George Lindsey, the comic actor who made his name as Gomer Pyle's brother Goober on the old Andy Griffith Show, died yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee, after a brief illness. He was 83. In this clip from Season 4, Episode 27 (1963-64), Goober makes his series debut. The show was a staple in the Alexander household back in the day, when we could identify with the small town characters and laugh at the same corny jokes we had heard somewhere else.

For what it's worth, we are also introduced to the recurring characters known as the "fun girls" from nearby Mount Pilot, who make trouble for Andy and Barney with their steady beaus, Helen and Thelma Lou. This is part one of that episode, with parts two and three both available.

It's not for the squeamish.

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