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Andy Griffith wants to be sheriff in Wisconsin

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 18th 2006 6:28PM

Andy GriffithThis guy is running for sheriff in Platteville, Wisconsin, and he has an unusual gimmick to get attention.

He's legally changing his name to Andy Griffith.

And before you say that I'm being too hard on the guy by implying that he's doing it to get attention, he admits to doing it for that reason. His real name is William Fenrick, and he's sick of how the politics game is played nowadays and wants to get things back to the way they were in Mayberry. His opponent has been sheriff for the past 10 years.

But wait a second. If this guy is running for sheriff, shouldn't he change his name to "Andy Taylor?" After all, that was the name of the character on the show. Seems odd to run for sheriff and change your name to an actor's name and not the sheriff character he played.

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Heck yeah, go Platteville!

October 19 2006 at 2:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great point. Who's gonna be his sidekick? Someone needs to come in and name themself Don Knotts.

Oh, by the way..

He does realize Andy never carried a gun right?

October 18 2006 at 10:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

In the late 1970's in Milwaukee WI were I grew up, a deputy sheriff legally changed his name to "Wyatt Earp" and ran for County Sheriff a few times.

October 18 2006 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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