This Day in Death

5.6.12: George Lindsey, Television’s Goober Pyle – DEAD!

Filed under: Dead —James @ 9:50 am May 7, 2012

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU LET HIM GET BACK TO WORK, YOU STUPID HICKS?! He’s an officer of the law! He doesn’t have time for this crap!

George Lindsey, best known for his tireless work to progress the yokel arts as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Hee-Haw (Oooh, range!), died Sunday at the age of 83. So that’s probably why my grandpa’s been calling me all day. GOOD LUCK GETTING AN ANSWER, OLD MAN! I RECOGNIZE THE NUMBER!

In a statement released through the funeral home, Griffith said, “George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago … I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, ‘I love you.’ That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. ‘I love you.’”

There you have it: Not everyone’s coworkers hate them. It looks like it’s mainly just you.

He did some standup comedy — ending the show by tap and break dancing.

Yup, Goober Pyle used to breakdance on stage and you missed it. Just like when the blonde guy from CHiPs was signing autographs at the rec center and you didn’t find out about it til the next day. Between all that and your co-workers’ seething, barely-contained hatred for you (and everything you stand for) you’re really having a rough year. I dunno, maybe you need to buy a motorcycle or something. Listen, I’m not your life coach, figure this shit out yourself.

Source: The Washington Post

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