'Mayberry Patch' Mourns
Well, if there were a real Mayberry, there would be a Mayberry Patch, and its residents would be sad, indeed.
It's hard to imagine Mayberry in the digital age, but if there were a real Mayberry, you can bet there would be a Mayberry Patch. And, it would be a sad day.
The fictional Mayberry has been a part of American culture since the debut of "The Andy Griffith Show" in 1960.
Mount Airy, NC, was said to have been the inspiration for Mayberry, but there may be a little Mayberry in every American town.
While "Mayberry" as a concept seems of a different age, it has a healthy existence on the Internet. In fact, Ron Howard, the Hollywood director who played Opie on the show, broke news of Griffith's death on Twitter:
Andy Griffith His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life I'm forever grateful RIP Andy
The show leaves quite a few memories for fans to choose from, but which is your favorite? Does Opie's difficult lesson about life, death and personal responsibility in "Opie The Birdman" still stick with you?
How about Aunt Bee's struggle to get Opie's acceptance in the series' pilot, "The New Housekeeper?"
Perhaps "Citizen's Arrest" still makes you chuckle.
Take a look at some favorite "Andy Griffith Show" moments in these videos, and then let us know which ones you remember. Think we left something out? Let us know in the comments section.
Want to have some real fun? Tell us how the characters of Mayberry would handle the digital age.