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At that time, he said the Griffith show “was the first soft rural comedy with a moral.”
“We physically and mentally became those people when we got to the set.”
He did some standup comedy — ending the show by tap- and break-dancing.
One of his jokes:
“A football coach, holding a football, asks his quarterback, ‘Son, can you pass this?’ The player says, ‘Coach, I don’t even think I can swallow it.’”
Mr. Lindsey devoted much of his spare time to raising funds for the Alabama Special Olympics. For 17 years he sponsored a celebrity golf tournament in Montgomery, Ala., that raised money for the mentally disabled.
The University of North Alabama awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1992, and he was affectionately called “Doctor Goober” by acquaintances after that.
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