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KCET Exec’s Collaboration with Huell Howser Ends in a Dream

The best remembrances of the late Huell Howser are the ones that remind this Tennessean had not a single thing to regret, no missed opportunities to ponder. While Howser checked out far too early, it was on the wings of a bountiful and joyful life force.

KCET blog post shared by the station’s VP Bohdan Zachary is one such fitting tribute. There are great anecdotes about crossing Howser during a pledge drive and running into him years later at a popular Palm Springs Mexican restaurant. There’s also this startling memory from just a few days ago:

Huell appeared in my dream. Out of the blue, for no reason. I’d not watched his show for weeks nor thought about him. In my dream, I realized I was in New York City with Huell and he was asking me about the place I called home for a decade before moving to California. Huell had lived there for a bit as well. In the dream, Huell drew me into a conversation about the Manhattan I knew and loved. There were no short snappy soundbites. Just one continuous shot.

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Andy Griffith: RIP

Actor Andy Griffith died this morning at his home in Manteo, North Carolina. The cause of death has yet to be determined, but he was 86 years old at his passing. Griffith was best known for his role of the sheriff of Mayberry on the Andy Griffith Show as well as the indefatigable lawyer Matlock. He also happened to be Grandpa Simpson’s favorite TV star.

RIP.

Old Television Shows Are Clearly in the Tank for Obama

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

This is Ron Howard, Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler…uhm…making us appreciate all the no name no budget videos that are amazing and don’t leave us…so conflicted about whether it’s funny or should die.