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Andy Griffith Football Story from 1953

Andy Griffith’s famous 1953 stand-up monologue about college football. It has grow to be one of the most beloved comedy recordings of all time. The illustrations utilised in this video had been drawn by George Woodbridge, a Mad Magazine artist. The comic illustration appear in Mad Magazine in 1958. You can view the illustration at www.collectmad.com We edited the illustrations to match the story line. We then utilised this clip for illustrative purposes in the course of one of our church services here at Cornerstone City Church. www.CornerstoneIndy.com

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25 Responses to “Andy Griffith Football Story from 1953”

  1. SeaDollarsBertram says:

    I remember hearing this when I was about 12 when I was about 140 miles out of Galveston, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico on Sirius radio. I didn’t listen to it, but When Andy talked about the “big orange drink”, i knew this was the same story I heard a few years back.

  2. MrMaxxmo says:

    Fantastic……………………….

  3. TarHeelWire says:

    @contour157 There may be no direct reference in MAD magazine to the specific university setting of this football game but there’s no doubt that the setting for this game took place at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill — home of the University of North Carolin, and of course, the alma mater of Andy Griffith.

  4. GeorgeVreelandHill says:

    This is great.

    George Vreeland Hill

  5. Steven201048 says:

    I like this a lot! It’s very funny.

  6. SuperBigusdikus says:

    this is cool

  7. futurabat6543 says:

    A stubbed toe is funnier than Leno.

  8. contour157 says:

    Also, while the original recording makes no direct reference to a specific university as a setting for the game witnessed, the illustrations in the MAD version refer to both the Ivy League and University of Notre Dame. Due to licensing issues, this adaptation had to be omitted from the Totally MAD CD-ROM collection of the magazine’s run.

  9. contour157 says:

    What it Was, Was Football was printed in MAD magazine in 1958, with illustrations by artist George Woodbridge. Most of the text of the recording is printed verbatim with faithful renderings of Griffith’s accent as heard on the recording; however, Griffith’s original climactic description of “the awfullest fight that I have ever seen…in my life!” is moved to an earlier position in the printed version.

  10. contour157 says:

    @TheProgNerd never were 5 cents.. they started at 10 cents back in 1935.. this is actually from 1958..

  11. contour157 says:

    @PR0Michael1 No.. you’re just to stupid and jaded to enjoy it.. go watch seinfield..

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  13. yandrsupreme says:

    I dropped my big orange drink. I did. Hilarious.

  14. PR0Michael1 says:

    @stickdog100 I think I will stay with Mr. Leno, This is a waste of time.

  15. CustomBizPage says:

    It’s funny how the most minor things can lead you to something that you enjoy immensely yet you would never have heard it had it not been for random blind chance! I was driving home in my town in Australia and had a talk back station on i was listening to earlier as they had a sports show on.The host just dumped his 3rd prank call in 10 mins so he was forced to go to an extended break to build up enough delay…so he decided to play this as he had played it 40 years earlier when he was a DJ!

  16. CustomBizPage says:

    It’s funny how the most minor things can lead you to something that you enjoy immensely yet you would never have heard it had it not been for random blind chance! I was driving home in my town in Australia and had a talk back station on i was listening to earlier as they had a sports show on.The host just dumped his 3rd prank call in 10 mins so he was forced to go to an extended break to build up enough delay…so he decided to play this as he had played it 40 years earlier when he was a DJ!

  17. TheProgNerd says:

    @blazveb

    Back when a comic book was 5 cents! I’m a child of the 80s…comic books for me were $ 1-3. : (

  18. TheLeilisa says:

    football would help you grow taller ?

  19. 39tommyboy says:

    @BigKwell if you like andy griffith then you can buy his show on dvd. i have them all and their cheap to. lol this is the best comdey i agree with ya on that one. lol godbless.

  20. 39tommyboy says:

    some people might not know but this was on a record and i believe on the other side it had andy singing amazing grace or some gospel song anybody know? but this is what made andy famous telling this story. it has always cracked me up. lol godbless andy griffith fans.

  21. BigKwell says:

    You can’t beat classic comedy! Thank you, Andy!

  22. superrangerkid1997 says:

    best explanation of football EVER

  23. blazveb says:

    When I was about 5 or so we would lip sync the record of this with several other records (please mr custer) and charge 2 cents a ticket in our garage for neighborhood kids to see our “show”

  24. samiwistler says:

    Complete fun

  25. gemaster5 says:

    this video was awesome, i loved the illustrations!

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