Well, baby boomers, we’ve lost another one. Another childhood icon, gone.
While I like(d) the Andy Griffith Show, Goober was never a favorite character with me. Just like Gomer, he was just too stupid. I did admire George Lindsey’s pre-Mayberry work, though.
Being an Alfred Hitchcock Hour fan, he stood out in three episodes as a fine character actor:
The Return of Verge Likens (with Peter Fonda), Bed of Roses (where he played a blackmailing taxi driver), and The Jar – a Ray Bradbury horror treatment.
Always type-cast as a county bumpkin, but obviously not that in real life. I love character actors. He will be missed. – Guffaw