RIP Andy Griffith (AKA Matlock)
From TMZ, ((Andy Griffith, an icon of TV, has died ... this according to Andy's close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday. ))
I was never a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, but I pretty much watched every single episode of Matlock in reruns. Because my mother was a huge fan of the show, I ended up watching it too. And, I started watching it by myself on cable. Matlock really connected with the old people and me. I kind of like that his character was set in his ways, which I am starting to see in myself as I get older.
Heck, Matlock went on for so long that it switched networks. It lasted for almost ten years. I also remember Griffith reprising his Matlock role on Diagnosis Murder. I spent a lot of summer mid-days watching the show.
Griffith played the character well. I can’t see Griffith without seeing Matlock.
You will be missed Matlock.