Sunday, March 15, 2009

What it was, was football

Andy Griffith football monologue (1953) was the catalyst that propelled him into stardom. This youtube video is features illustration work of Mad Magazine artist George Woodbridge.

The first time I heard this routine was at my cousin Eric Chunn's house. I'd go over to their house in the Summer and spend a week with him - swimming at Chunn's Lake or playing army. The Chunn's had the Andy Griffith LP. I remember us sitting down by their record player and listening to it on Saturday morning.

Andy also had a routine about Romeo and Juliet that he incorporated in one of the Andy Griffith Shows. This youtub video is a double treat, not only because of the football story, but because of the intense illustration work.

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