Of the active reapers, Andy Griffith was one of the most popular and the least grim. His squad car would appear out of nowhere, pull the Almost Departed over, ask to see their license, then take off his shades and drawl that he’d have to cite them for a life well-lived. Typically, the person would gasp when they recognized him and then grin broadly, happily stepping out of their vehicle to shake his hand or hug him. And, when there was a larger number of souls to collect, Don Knotts rode shotgun. THAT was a laugh riot.