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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23 Comments

  1. Philly Chris

    May 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

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

  2. TyWanon

    May 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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

  3. Broxstar

    May 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I bet the cheetahs got him

  4. TwizzlesMcNasty

    May 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    JUDY JUDY JUDY JUDY JUDY.

  5. yotaruvegeta

    May 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Fez is INCONSOLABLE!

  6. BarFly

    May 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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

    • TyWanon

      May 7, 2012 at 12:06 am

      @BarFly Real life Jughead

    • TyWanon

      May 7, 2012 at 12:10 am

      @BarFly Was a Real life Jughead

  7. shrekkalove

    May 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

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

  8. Cletus from Brooklyn

    May 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

    My balls itch…

  9. NYgirly

    May 7, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Tubalcane.

  10. bmqq316

    May 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

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

  11. FanBoy1

    May 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    “Not Much Lays on his Chest”.

  12. FanBoy1

    May 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    “They’re doing it! They’re doing it! way to go Andy.

  13. ecupirate

    May 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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

  14. jerkstoresean

    May 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh thank god, I thought this said “Dobber”

  15. karthead

    May 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    who?

  16. OptichrisPrime

    May 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Cool hat, bro!

    • OptichrisPrime

      May 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Jughead called , he want’s it back.

  17. rexdart936

    May 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    At least he died doing what he loved.

  18. MontanaSteve

    May 8, 2012 at 4:16 am

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

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    May 10, 2012 at 3:12 am

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    May 15, 2012 at 2:54 am

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