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Opie, Andy Taylor and the Fonz for Obama

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 01:19 pm
Ron Howard's Call For Obama With Andy Griffith And Henry Winkler

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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 01:34 pm
@Butrflynet,
Yikes! This could hurt Obama's chances.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 05:02 pm
@Merry Andrew,
winkler duped an entire country into thinking the fonz was cool, so maybe he still has some magic left...
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 09:58 pm
@Region Philbis,
Yeah, plus he attended Emerson College right here in Beantown, so maybe I'm being too harsh on these people. But what do Opie and Andy Taylor know? They lived in a small town in the Deep South which didn't have one single black person residing there apparently. Now, you know that's as mythical as you can get.
eoe
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 10:30 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Mythical? Really? I would think that there are towns even now all over the country that don't have a single black person residing there.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 06:09 am
@eoe,
I don't know where you live, eoe, but I've never been in a Southern town where such a situation obtained. Different story in New England or some parts of the Midwest. I've lived in and visited towns that were lilly-white but they were all above the Mason-Dixon line.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 07:07 am
@cjhsa,
now now...I'm sure it was ****.
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2008 08:11 am
@Merry Andrew,
That's interesting, Merry Andrew.
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snood
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 07:45 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Not advocating for the exclusion of blacks in 1950's-1960's TV shows, but I know for a fact there were a couple of blacks shown in crowd scenes on the Andy Griffith show. And not even in the later ones, but in the original black-and-white first 2 or 3 seasons.

Besides, I think these spots by "opie" might be effective - Andy Griffith's show and persona are still beloved across the south, so who's to say his favoring Obama might not be persuasive to some subconscious degree?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 08:10 pm
@Region Philbis,
He was on the TV show Numb3rs. I still like him, though I'm not sure if cool was ever his appeal to me.
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