TV town of Mayberry just dropped by one, Goober Pyle. George Lindsey who played Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” died at age 83.
George “Goober” Lindsey 1928 – 2012
George had one of those unique challenges in television, to replace a popular character on a popular show. He was hired to replace Jim Nabors who played Gomer Pyle on “Andy Griffith” .
But once George Lindsay got the roll of car mechanic Goober Pyle, he never let it go, even when the series wrapped up. He stuck around for the spin-off “Mayberry R.F.D.” and when that show was cancelled, Goober was part of the country sketch comedy show “Hee Haw” for over another twenty years.
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An inspiration for comedians such as Ernest, Pee Wee Herman, and Carrot Top. Your weird hat will never be replaced.