Growing up, Andy Griffith was a mainstay in our home.
While Mayberry had long set sail for Rerun Island, Matlock was in its prime.
We would plan our summer mornings around watching it with Mom. We'd try to guess how it ended.
My wife has similar memories, so when I told her Andy Griffith had passed away, she was shocked:
Me: Andy Griffith died today.
Jana: Oh, no! That's so sad! Wait a minute, which one was he?
Me: The Andy Griffith Show?
Jana: Oh, duh! Whew, I thought you meant the guy from Matlock. Glad he's still around.
Me: Um...he played Matlock, too.
Jana: What? Oh, no!
You'll be missed, Andy.