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Around 11:00 Opie (a very young Opie) tells his father his turtle was killed and Andy goes into how he lost his wife, Opie's mom. I don't want to spoil it, but this seems like very dark humor for television of those days and I wonder if there are other instances. In this very show, death seems to be the theme and there is another joke about a man being buried in a rented suit.

Note that this was the Danny Thomas show episode that introduced the Andy Taylor character.

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    What is your actual question? – BCdotWEB Feb 14 at 10:03
  • wow, you are right -- i meant to ask if there was anything comparable later in the actual Andy Griffith show or other 1960s shows. i will edit. – releseabe Feb 14 at 10:08
  • Please also expand the main text to include the question. As it stands now, the main text is too vague and does not reflect the title of your question. – BCdotWEB Feb 14 at 14:57

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