Ron Howard becomes Opie Taylor and Richie Cunningham again

It seems these days that everyone in Hollywood wants you to vote for Barack Obama in the Presidential elections*. Now director Ron Howard has joined the campaign with this video, in which he returns to his acting roots and recreates some of his most famous characters – as do his even more famous acting friends.

Howard and Andy Griffith play Opie and Andy Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show in the first half of the vid then he and Henry Winkler recreate Richie Cunningham and the Fonz from Happy Days in the second half. Enjoy!

* But only if you’re eligible to vote, otherwise it’s fraud


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.