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El Segundo sees 'greatness' in Lars Nootbaar

Lars Nootbaar sounds like the name of an NFL kicker. Except he's a 17-year-old senior born and raised in El Segundo, which might as well as double for Mayberry, N.C., the fictional town from "The Andy Griffith Show," a 1960s TV series about small-town life in America.

Fox News Host: 'Barney Fife' High School Refs Should Ignore Rules To Allow End Zone Prayers

Fox News host Anna Kooiman on Sunday blasted a high school football referee in Florida for being like Andy Griffith Show character Barney Fife because he had not bent the rules to allow Christian prayers as a touchdown celebration in...Show More Summary

Fox News host: ‘Barney Fife’ refs should allow Christian prayers after high school touchdowns

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Anna Kooiman on Sunday blasted a high school football referee in Florida for being like Andy Griffith Show character Barney Fife because he had not bent the rules to allow Christian prayers as a touchdown celebration in the end zone. During Fort Myers’ 49-0 victory over...

Lawsuit Over Most Iconic TV Theme Songs EVER!

An enormous family fight has erupted over 2 of the most iconic TV theme songs in HISTORY.A dude named Earle Hagen wrote the opens for "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." It doesn't matter how old you are... you know these…

Chip Kelly's play sheet is an ode to 'The Andy Griffith Show'

The always inventive and esoteric Chip Kelly has confounded the NFL with his inventive play calling. It turns out he learned it all from The Andy Griffith Show. Barney Fife was the incompetent deputy sheriff of Mayberry during his time on the 1950s TV series. Now we need to work out what a "Barney Fife" play is. Show More Summary

An Unnecessarily Censored Version of the Classic 1960s Sitcom ‘The Andy Griffith Show

4 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Jake Vale Show has created an unnecessarily censored version of the classic 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. The video was inspired by the “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship” segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live. We’ve previously written about Jake Vale’s censored versions of Frozen, Up, Despicable Me 2, and Finding Nemo.

Michelle Thomas on 'Matlock': 'Memba Her?!

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Nancy Stafford is best known for playing the good looking blonde lawyer Michelle Thomas -- opposite Andy Griffith as Benjamin Matlock -- in the long running crime show "Matlock." Guess what she looks like now!

100 Episodes: The Andy Griffith Show built North Carolina on the backlot

For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be canceled. Show More Summary

This Week In Home Entertainment: Veronica Mars, The Andy Griffith Show And More

Veronica Mars Blu-ray The Veronica Mars movie became a newsworthy endeavor the day it popped up on Kickstarter, garnering enough contributions from fans to get the movie off of the ground. The result is a film that picks up in the present,...Show More Summary

The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1 (Blu-ray)

7 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Patrick Naugle Quote: "A movie made up of a handful of terrific puzzle pieces, even if those pieces don't all come together."

How Ron Howard 'Blackmailed' His Way Into Directing His First Movie

"Grand Theft Auto" is Ron Howard's first feature-length movie as a director after television roles in "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Happy Days." Though the 1977 comedy didn’t go over well with critics, it was a success at the box office,...Show More Summary

Ron Howard Talks 'The Andy Griffith Show' And Working With John Wayne & Bette Davis

Amid today's spectacle-heavy Hollywood business model, Ron Howard calls making any drama a "labor of love." He's performed many labors throughout his storied career, directing films such as "The Paper," "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Frost/Nixon." The Oscar-winning filmmaker's résumé reads like a veritable master class in popular culture. Show More Summary

Director Ron Howard: I Would Like To Return To Acting

Director Ron Howard says he may return to acting. Howard, who got his start acting on television series including "The Andy Griffith Show," went on to make some of Hollywood's biggest films from "Apollo 13" to "A Beautiful Mind." HeShow More Summary

9 Celebs Join The Sexagenarian Club In 2014

Happy birthday, Ron Howard! We can't believe the Oscar-winning director we'll always remember as the adorable Opie on "The Andy Griffith Show" is 60! Since his days as a child actor, Howard's talents have propelled him in many directions. Show More Summary

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I Don't Own a TV

12 months agoOdd : Neatorama

At one time, it was a shame if you had to drop in on your neighbors to see The Andy Griffith Show. You obviously did not own a TV only because you could not afford one. Then as TV took over our lives, it became more cool to ignore it, because you were bucking a trend. Show More Summary

Pat Gallagher: Actress Who Played Thelma Lou Reminisces About Andy Griffith

Actress Betty Lynn is 87. It's hard to believe that 'Thelma Lou' was born on Aug. 29, 1926! Who woulda' thought? Even though it has been 48 years since The Andy Griffith Show actress appeared as a regular on TAGS playing the sweet, mild-mannered girlfriend of our favorite bumbling deputy Barney Fife, reruns keep 'Thelma Lou' young in our minds and in our hearts.

Mount Airy, North Carolina

Carve out some time today, and let Evan Smith Rakoff show you how a wonderful essay about Andy Griffith can also be about Robert Burns, William Shakespeare, John Keats, ambition, nostalgia, the Hollywood blacklist, class, and grief. Related...Show More Summary

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