George “Goober” Lindsey 1928 – 2012


The population of the  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 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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22 comments
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TV town of Mayberry just dropped by one, Goober Pyle.  George Lindsey who played Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” died at age 83.

MontanaSteve
MontanaSteve

I guess God needed an in-bred hillbilly character actor.

rexdart936
rexdart936

At least he died doing what he loved.

ecupirate
ecupirate

Fez Are you going to come out again in honor of Goober ?

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

"They're doing it! They're doing it! way to go Andy.

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

"Not Much Lays on his Chest".

bmqq316
bmqq316

In memory of Goober, high water pants are being worn at half mast.

shrekkalove
shrekkalove

Will Fez put up a $1000 to protect Goober's future statue?

XTallOne
XTallOne

An inspiration for comedians such as Ernest, Pee Wee Herman, and Carrot Top.  Your weird hat will never be replaced.

Broxstar
Broxstar

I bet the cheetahs got him

TyWanon
TyWanon

I am not a fan of the Interrobituary.....It makes me sad

Philly Chris
Philly Chris

Goober Pyle? That's what I make after I eat peanuts.

DeathProof
DeathProof

Jughead called , he want's it back.

TyWanon
TyWanon

@BarFly Was a Real life Jughead