February 26, 2006 - Msg 904:
I just finished reading every comment and was crying long before I had completed even a dozen. Barney is my favorite TV character of all time, for so many reasons. My second graders certainly know what it means when I say "Nip it in the bud!" C'mon, Barn, sing me a song. R in Ft. Inn, SC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 905:
God's speed Mr Knotts (Barney).......
Now the angels can laugh as Don joins them in heaven!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 906:
don knots always brought laughter and a smile
to my heart i would always come from work .
and go straight to the television .and
turn on the andy griffth show .he was my
favorite .And i will miss him greatly
thank you for the laughter and peace in my heart.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 907:
DON, YOU WERE AND ALWAYS WILL BE AN AMERICAN ICON. YOUR NATURALLY DELIVERED COMIC GENIUS WAS THE BEST TV WILL EVER SEE, AND ALWAYS WITH A LESSON FROM THE MIND AND THE HEART.I AND ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL CONSTANTLY USE YOUR LINES FROM THE SHOW FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. I ONLY HOPE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE , THAT ANDY , OPIE , GOMER, GOOBER AND THE REST WILL VISIT MT AIRY FOR MAYBERRY DAYS BEFORE WE LOSE ANYONE ELSE. WE WILL ALWAYS WATCH YOU EVERY DAY ON RERUNS AND ON DVD AND I ISSUE A HUGE THANKS TO DAVID BROWNING IN NC FOR HIS RECREATION OF YOUR CHARACTER THAT WARMS THE HEARTS OF THOUSANDS EACH YEAR. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. SO FIRE THAT BULLET , NIP IT , AND KEEP SINGING ACCAPELLA .
February 26, 2006 - Msg 908:
Don Knotts was, quite simply, a comedic genius! His vocation in life was to bring laughter into the lives of us all. How well he did that! No one will EVER replace him. He was such an integral part in my life, and I never even met him. Thanks for the memories, Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 909:
Barney Fife is the Greatest TV character ever and Don Knotts made that happen. The comic and TV world will miss him as will we all.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 910:
I've dreaded this moment for years!! Barn you were almost invinsible, or at least Ange would pull you out of that tight spot. but that's only that fairy tale land that we mayberry lovers wish we could live in forever.(MAYBERRY) But then we all have to wake from that wonderful dream, and real life kicks in!! Barn I knew you would'nt always be here with us, But you will always be in our hearts!! Just to see your face, lit up my day. and now to know that your gone, it just took a part of me that I can't explain. I feel like you were a personal friend. Barn you were the CAT's. Rest in peace, and give all of the past on, mayberry characters a big hello.
Rick from Greenville, SC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 911:
Mr. Knotts created the most loveable and memorable character in television history. Just the mention of the name "Barney Fife" always elicits a big smile in return. Thanks for the laughs and the images that are forever burned into my memory. I feel as though I have lost a dear friend.
"Nip It, Nip It".
Rest In Peace
February 26, 2006 - Msg 912:
Don, You were the best and I'll never forget you and Mrs. Mindlebright and the hot plate show as long as I live! You were one of the comedy legends.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 913:
Thanks so much Don for all of the laughs and memories!
Now God and the Angels can feel Don's warm and humor.
We all will miss you Barney!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 914:
I'm 42 years old and watched Andy Griffith all my life, because of Barney, he was the show, as Andy said. And I'll continue to watch it the rest of my life, because of Barney. Don Knotts is someone you would want to live forever, he will be sorely missed!
Grant and Lonna, Saginaw,Texas
February 26, 2006 - Msg 915:
An Ode to Barney
Heaven's now a better place, Barney Fife is on patrol.
The pearly gates were opened up, and through them he did stroll
God has called him up, to be there by his side
I'm sure that God is laughing, and ole Barn' is filled with pride
A bullet in his pocket, his ticketbook in hand
He walks the streets of Heaven, Angels sing at his command
The world just seems so somber, so cold and full of strife
We need more towns like Mayberry, with Andy, Bee, and Barney Fife
Broken Arrow, OK
February 26, 2006 - Msg 916:
There has never been a man portray a character in such a convincingly enjoyable fashion, that the lessons of life he conveyed so entertainly, embedded in the psyche of a generation. The only place that you could find better moral compass than Barney's, would be in the Bible.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 917:
A professor from Syracuse University said that Don Knotts ranks right up there with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton for having put the most sublime comedic performances ever on film. There will never be another Jesse Donald Knotts. God bless him and Reliable Barney Fife will always be there to entertain us forever. Alan C. KY
February 26, 2006 - Msg 918:
Mr. Knotts will truly be missed for all the wonderful things he accomplised. May God smile upon him. Mac South Carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 919:
No man is a failure who has friends ! Don Knotts Rest in Peace and May God Bless You! Bye Barney!!
South Shore KY
February 26, 2006 - Msg 920:
What an empty feeling knowing Don Knotts has passed away but then I think of all of his characters and I get a big smile on my face. The world is a better place for your having been here. Rest in Peace - - Joe - Birmingham, Al
February 26, 2006 - Msg 921:
Rest in Peace Barney- Forever we'll all remember the immortal deputy of Mayberry, sitting quietly on the front porch on warm summer nights... courting Thelma Lou on the phone and all the rest- we take your one bullet from you and shoot it to the sky where you rein everyday in re-run Heaven.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 922:
I could really relate to the friendship Barney and Andy had on the show. Growing up together, dating together and then working together. Don Knotts was so good i have to remind myself that hes just acting.
My favorite episode is "FUN GIRLS". The wild "Daphne and Skippy" ladys from Mt. Pilot. lol
My all time favorite.!
Thanks for the laughs,
February 26, 2006 - Msg 923:
We will forever remember You, Thanks for all
the years you made us smile.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 924:
I will miss you greatly. There will never be another one like you. Thankfully you are immortalized in TAGS!! Please tell Otis, Ernest T., Floyd, Aunt Bea, Helen and the rest who have gone before that I said "Hey". It's our loss but heaven's gain. God bless you Don, you certainly blessed us with your talent.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 925:
You will always be with us, thank you for the wonderful laughs. You will be truly missed.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 926:
Does everyone remember that sniff that both Barney and Andy would do when they would be out on the front porch or in the Sheriff's Office at the end of a good meal, or at the conclusion of something that turned out for the good? Classic stuff!! What a sad day. You know you're getting older when your favorite TV idols pass away. We will all miss ol'Barn. Thank goodness for reruns.
El Dorado, Arkansas
February 26, 2006 - Msg 927:
They say that laughter is the best medicine. Fifteen years ago, the most important part of my cancer therapy was watching Barn and the Mayberry gang several times every day. I'll never be able to say thank you enough. I knew this day would eventually come, and knew it would be sad. But it's worse than I imagined. God bless, always, Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 928:
Mayberry has always been a place to escape, somewhere I feel right at home with the goofed up shoot myself in the foot Barney. Don Knotts has embodied the true spirit of laughter and love with Mayberry and his other movies. I always feel safe watching him...even if he is scared!! We will miss you Don.
Lisa R- Birmingham, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 929:
Any time I need to laugh all I have to do is think of Barney Fife! Thank you for all the laughs Mr. Knotts!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 930:
The only other time I have cried at the death of someone I didn't know personally was Jimmy Stewart.
If Don died with at least one ounce of the joy he has given me and countless other fans over the years, then he died a very happy man, indeed.
Rest in peace.
David Alan Hall
February 26, 2006 - Msg 931:
Thanks for all the laughs Don.God bless your family.If we had more shows like this the world would be a better place.Godspeed! Doug Dillon,Duffield,Va
February 26, 2006 - Msg 932:
He made me laugh as a child, and now my children giggle and laugh while watching Mayberry reruns. Anyone who appreciates the value of laughter knows the world is a better place thanks to the talents of Don Knotts.
San Pedro, California
February 26, 2006 - Msg 933:
You performances as both Barney Fife and then Ralph Furley are, were and forever will be unequaled. I trust you are at peace now.
A Fan For Life.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 934:
Thanks for all the great laughs,you will be missed here on earth.God bless you Don Knotts !!Bryan B Louisiana
February 26, 2006 - Msg 935:
What can I say about good ol' barn, that has not already been mentioned. I am not afraid to admit that I got emotional when my wife told me that Don had passed on. I recently started to collect the "Andy Griffith" show series on DVD. I am also proud to say that my soon to be 3 year old son loves to watch Barney and Andy! This world needs more people and actors like Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. My favorite "Barney" moment is obviously "Citizens arrest, Barney and the choir, and the episode where Weavers store was being robbed and Barney dressed up as a dummy. Job well done Mr. Knotts as you and the cast of the Andy Griffith Show has touched us all!
We will miss you Barn!
Jay A. Turnbull
February 26, 2006 - Msg 936:
No one before or after has made me laugh and feel so happy as Don Knotts as Barney Fife. "The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. You're not talkin' to a jerk, you know!" Thsnks, Barney. I'll see you in the reruns.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 937:
Don Knotts aka Barney Fife was without a doubt the best. I'm a public servant in another type of law enforcement and my adopted motto is "you gotta nip it in the bud". Not only does it help get the job done but I feel a big lift in my spirits having Barney Fife on the job with me. I also carry a Mayberry Sheriffs badge which I got at the Mayberry Days Festival in Mt Airy during the 40th Anniversary of "The Greatest TV Program of All Time". My deepest condolences to Don's family and his friends Andy and Tim. 10-4 Barn
Mountain Top, Pa
February 26, 2006 - Msg 938:
When you really want to talk about comics you really have to mention Don Knotts. When you talk about who holds the record for TV Emmy's (5) you really have to mention Don. When you talk about sold out performances at an age where normal comics call it quit's you have to scream the name Don Knotts. Their really will never be another person like Don Knotts. He is the standard that new comics should have to strive to be. I'll miss you my friend.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 939:
Don We Will Miss You So Very Much Loved All Your Charecters. Barney Was By Far My Favorite. As Barney Would Say.( Nip It In The Bud.) Those Were The Good Ol Day's Butch & Shirley Elliston Va.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 940:
Don Knotts was and is one of my favorite actors of all time. I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing, but could not help but smile when I thought of several of my favorite "Barneyisms", like "inarculate", and "cleptomenorac" (sp?) Don, you will be missed, and may God Bless your family. Matt W. Ranger, Ga.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 941:
"The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart." Love you Barney! You were one of a kind...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 942:
Thank you, Don, for making us laugh..Now you are playing to a larger audience....Peace.
Pat from NY
February 26, 2006 - Msg 943:
Thanks for the laughs and the years of fun. God needed you more than we did, now he is laughing with you by his side.
Murry D. Logan, UT
February 26, 2006 - Msg 944:
Don, thanks for providing an oasis of wholesome television viewing for me and my family. It's amazing how someone you have never met can be such an important part of your life. We feel like a family member has passed on. God's peace to Don's family and friends.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 945:
An American icon and my family's favorite comedian. Don helped recreate small-town America where even the most eccentric citizen got respect. Don was among the lucky - he got to do what he loved to do and was best at doing. Live on forever, Don! Mary of Deerfield, IL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 946:
During my Christmas shopping I happened on a new store at the Mall called Back in Time. They had a t-shirt showing Barney on his motorcycle, and the caption was "Mayberry Choppers". I bought one for myself and my husband, as this was our all time favorite episode. LOL Aunt Bee saying he needed killing God bless you Don, you made everyone you came into contact with, either personally, or through the movies/TV happy. Hey while you're in Heaven, try to hook up with Rusty McHugh and Michael Fincher, the Party Boys. They are musicians and I know you would have loved their funny dirty songs. Man a comedy fest and a jam session going on at the same time with all those who have gone before us. Darren McGavin also passed today so welcome him at the Pearly Gates. Love ya Barney!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 947:
God bless you Mr.knotts. you will be missed. Thanks for the memories. forever you biggest fan. Frank batey middlesex, north carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 948:
Don Knots will always be remembered by me as Barney Fife from a town called Mayberry. Part of a cast that taught me lessons that have given me values that I feel make me a better person.
Thank you Mr. Knots. Andy Sprunt Canada
February 26, 2006 - Msg 949:
The population of 'eternal' Mayberry just increased by one... God graced him with a talent and it showed! He had true Talent and Class... What a blessing and a testimony to mankind, to bring innocent joy and laughter to others... You made Barney real for us! Thank you Mr. Bernard P Fife...I mean, thank you Mr. Knotts!
Clayton, North Carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 950:
My dad loved Don Knotts clean humor & he would crack up watching Don Knotts movies. My dad was on born Feb. 24th & died on Feb. 24th last year. Now that Don passed on the same day just one year later just seems to be the saddest day I can remember.I hope my dad & Don are up in heaven laughing it up!
Don you are dearly missed down here,
but heaven has gained an angel.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 951:
Don may the Author of life sit and laugh with you in eternity and may you still bring laughter to others from heaven for those who need it.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 952:
Although you're gone you'll most definatley NOT be forgotten.
Keep Nippin' them buds!
Blue Bird Diner
February 26, 2006 - Msg 953:
My father, brother, and I always watched the Andy Griffth show in the 60's. My most cherrished moments I have of being with my father was watching the TAGS with him & then laughing about the characters. It was like TAGS would take a page from our own hometown history. Thank you so much for the memories you created for me Mr. Knotts, may God bless & keep you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 954:
Thanks for the great (and fun filled) memories. Your characters were truly entertaining to a young boy who grew up in the 60's watching you on the Andy Griffith Show and at the movies. God had blessed us with you; may he now bless and take care of you Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 955:
The Andy Griffith Show was more than just a show,it was how things were supposed to be.In a world we live in today,I always took comfort in knowing there would be a little bit of normalcy every day,30 minutes at a time.I take great pride in saying I can still sit down with my kids and show them what the world should be like.I thank God for Andy,Barny,and all the Mayberry actors and creators.Rest in peace,Mr.Knotts,and thank you God for letting us have him for a little while.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 956:
Don, You made Everyone, in Every town in America, feel just like they were/are living in Mayberry. We Will Miss Your Presence here on Earth but, Keep Peace & Order Up There in Heaven. "Nip It In The Butt" Barney Fife! "Thanks, Don For All The Laughs!" R.J.W. Oklahoma
February 26, 2006 - Msg 957:
Farewell to a great man, Don Knotts. To his family who loved him very much, God be with you all through all of this. We will all miss him dearly, as most of us grew up with him right to the end. Don, is with his Heavenly Father now, and blessing all of his fans there now. I, myself will always have a spot in my heart for him and I will miss him dearly. Cindy Garland in Orlando, Florida
February 26, 2006 - Msg 958:
Godbless Don, I loved the Andy Griffith show, I watch it every day. Barney you will always be the greatest. We will always love you! Ashley Haskett, Lenoir, North Carolina.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 959:
It takes a strong, secure Star, to let a "Supporting Actor" run with his talent, and dominate so many shows, as did Don Knotts, as "Barney Fife" on the show. God Bless, you, Andy Griffith, for seeing this talent, and letting him "Run Wild"...We're so much better for having "Barney and Sheriff Taylor" in our lives! Condolences to the Knotts family, and friends..which truly number in the millions! What laughs! (I got to meet him in 2004, in Nashville, Tn with my clients, "The Dillards/aka 'The Darlings"..and I'm so proud I did..what a gracious man, who we'll forever miss, and remember...DON KNOTTS/BARNEY--RIP...R. Campbell, Tucson, AZ
February 26, 2006 - Msg 960:
O my daring, O my daring, O my daring Barney Fife ...
Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest Don Knotts, comic genius.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 961:
We shall meet, but we will miss him.
There will be a vacant chair.
Never has been, never will be a better TV character or comic actor than Don Knotts.
Thank God he will live forever in reruns and in our hearts.
Rest in Peace, our beloved Barney Parney Poo
February 26, 2006 - Msg 962:
Don, You are missed here on Earth, but Heaven gained a great person. I watch the Andy Griffith Show as much as I can and it is always the best half hour of entertainment on television. Barney is the best character of all time.
Rio Rancho, NM
February 26, 2006 - Msg 963:
The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is my heart
February 26, 2006 - Msg 964:
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Knotts. He was a great talent and will be missed. Like most here in North Carolina, my favorite character he played was that of Deputy Barney Fife. I still watch the re-runs and Barney still gives me a chuckle no matter how many times I see and hear his humor! I was also a fan when he was a 'man on the street' on the Steve Allen Show.
My condolence to his family and friends, and to Andy and the staff of the Andy Griffith Show.
Franklin, North Carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 965:
I feel like I've lost a member of the family. I guess I thought Andy, Barney, and the "boys" would live forever. In my heart they will! As far as I'm concerned, ole Barn has just taken another trip to Raleigh and will be home soon!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 966:
Barney Fife was, quite simply, the single best comic creation TV has ever known. I just hope Don Knotts knew how much he was loved and appreciated, and that he took some comfort and delight in the knowledge.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 967:
I was saddened to hear that Don Knotts had passed away. On of my favorite episodes was the Big House, "first rule is, obey all rules" I can sit a think of the Andy Griffith Show in my mind and just laugh. Epidsodes withe Barney (Don Knotts) were always the best. Don Knotts is in a better place now.
Cody J. Giles in South Jordan, Utah
February 26, 2006 - Msg 968:
Don Knotts always made me laugh. Barney was my favorite character. Loved him in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"..."Addaboy Luther" Even traveled up to Mt. Airy to get alittle piece of Mayberry. Will miss Don terribly and will continue to watch every rerun!!!
Sharon in Mt. Pleasant, SC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 969:
Barney all I can say is that you were such a Large part of my raising and life as an adult..thanks for the Great memories..we will miss you but will see you again someday...
Randy C.kennesaw Georgia [SPOT} from the porch..
February 26, 2006 - Msg 970:
My condolences to Don Knotts family and his t.v. families too....greatest comedienne ever!! We'll miss you Barn !!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 971:
no equals, just no equals
February 26, 2006 - Msg 972:
I CAN REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I EVER WATCHED THE ANDY GRIFFITH was the episode i think it was called Dinamite Goat and ever since then i fell in love with the show!
WE WILL MISS DON ALOT , THANKS FOR ALL THE LAUGHS AND GREAT TIMES
February 26, 2006 - Msg 973:
Barney Fife has had an enormous impact on my sense of humor, and will always rank as my favorite TV character of all time. Thanks to the genius behind him, Don Knotts, and may he rest in peace.
Paula in Cumming, GA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 974:
One never fully appreciates good clean laughs and classic legends until they have passed away.
Thanks to TV land we are able to re-live those wonderful times and hopefully our younger generation will come to appreciate the same things we did. Thank you "Barney and Andy".
Wonder if Barney still carried his one bullet??
Connie in California
February 26, 2006 - Msg 975:
As a kid I used to watch TAGS with my late dad. I remember all the laughs we shared everytime I watch a rerun of the show, because I am doing two of the thing I enjoy most; thinking of my Dad and visiting my adopted hometown, Mayberry.
Funny how you don't know someone personally, but you feel the lump in your throat and your heart weighs heavy.
Heaven has just admitted one of the great, selfless comedic talents.
I will never look at a cucumber or police sidecar the way most people do!!
Thank you Don, you can take the bullet out of your pocket and rest easy.
- A big fan in Connecticut
February 26, 2006 - Msg 976:
Don may the memories that you have given the world last for eternity. Your were one of the greatest comic geniusis that has ever graced the world of Television, the Big Screen and the Stage. God Bless You and Peace Be With Your Soul.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 977:
God may have to make Heaven the "Gateway to Crime" for good ole Barn. It's two days later, and I'm still in shock. It's something you knew would come eventually, but you could never imagine a world without Barney. We'll miss ya Barney!!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 978:
(In loving Memory Of Don Knotts)(Barney Fife):)
Don Knott's was so very special to us all~
But I know God made a long distance call~
He took him to his everlasting home~Heaven~Friday~
His menory will live forevermore,Just as Jesus opened his front door,welcome Don,come on in,
why don't you look around,I think you might even find a golden crown,for all the laughter you gave people on Earth,you see,Don,this is Heaven,where
you'll be pain free,young again in spirit,for all to see,your comic genius will live forevermore here,this will be your permament home~no more use for you to roam,your work on earth was well done~
Thanks Don,for all those wonderful years of laughter and fun,you were a special guy we all knew and loved so,Barney Fife,our friend,our foe.
Long after others are obsolete,your wonderful memory will live on,in our hearts,we'll never part.
May God Bless you and your wonderful Family~
Till we see you in Heaven~(Barney)
February 26, 2006 - Msg 979:
To Andy Griffith and Don's Family, I LOVE THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW thank you for all the years of laughter that you made for us all. I just turned 30 on the 20th so TAGS is a little before my time but I love it, Actually it is hard to believe but up until last year in Jan. I never watched it and one day the Punch in the Nose episode was on and I was hooked now I rarely go a day without watching at least one if not two or more episodes. Thank you so much for all the laughter and fun the world lost a great man when Don died but one day we will all be together laughing for all etenity. thank you Don you will be missed. my thoughts and prayer go out to Andy and all of Don's family. God bless you. and just remember we will see him one day agian. J.L. St. Louis Mo
February 26, 2006 - Msg 980:
You will be missed. Barn, you made us laugh. Thank you. God Bless.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 981:
I will miss you Barney Fife!!! You made me laugh and appreciate all the good things of life. Lunch at the diner, singing??? with the choir, sitting on the front porch with Andy at the end of the day. I imagine there is a big--that is really big--- front porch in Heaven and you and the Mayberry Choir are singing good old 14A-----on key!! Thankyou for all the wonderful times you have given me and my family!!!
Chris in Sturgis Michigan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 982:
Don Knotts was truly my hero of Mayberry. I was very saddened that he has passed away. Heaven is really going to be full of laughter now. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. Debbie and family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 983:
I'm not as eloquent as some here, but I just had to express my sadness on this occasion. To the Knotts family, just know that there are thousands of us out here grieving with you. But how proud you must be of a man who gave the gift of laughter to so many! For as long as there is The Andy Griffith Show, Don Knotts will live on in our hearts.
Rest in peace, Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 984:
Thank you Mr. Knotts for your great body of work. You've made me laugh since I was a boy. Wish I was in Mayberry tonight and the world was once again in black and white. God Bless You.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 985:
We have adored him for decades. The laughter he evoked will live for eons in our ears and hearts.
Like other great artists such as Van Gogh, he will be recalled even more after his passing as a true talent, a genuine genius, a one of a kind creative force.
My Dad and I "watched" many episodes together over the phone when I moved about the USA. We felt connected thanks to Mayberry and especially due to the brilliance of Mr. Knotts.
Larry King is showing a 2003 interview with Don Knotts and Andy Griffith tonight. It's rich with clips. Catch it if you can.
Thanks for the laughs in the past and in the future, Mr. Knotts ... and forgive us for the tears tonight. We just miss you and thank you.
Rapid City, S.D.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 986:
I never met Don but I feel like I lost a dear friend. He'll always be with us in re-runs. Thanks Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 987:
What wonderful memories I have of gathering with my family every night and watching the show. Barney gave us so many laughs, and for that I will be very grateful. Generations will continue to enjoy the wonderful gift of laughter Don gave us.
Julie from Texas
February 26, 2006 - Msg 988:
My husband and I are the same age as Opie and I feel I learned much of my life's lessons from "Mayberry". Our children now 25 and 18 can hold their own playing the Andy Griffith Show Trivia Game. We have lost a dear family member. Our prayers go out to the family of Don Knotts. You will forever be remembered and held close to our hearts. The laughter you have given will always lighten life's journey. We love you, we miss you. Steve,Pat,Brooke, and Nick
February 26, 2006 - Msg 989:
We have lost Don Knotts and I am truely sorry for that, for me Barney Fife is timeless. Thank You for your gift of endless laughter.
We will miss you,
February 26, 2006 - Msg 990:
To be honest its tough. I cant count the phone calls & the e-mails to let me know Barney died. Mr.Don Knotts died.Barney will never die.I am gratefull for the respect and prvacy your web site and TV land and of all the media.There is a little bit of Mr. Knotts in all of us that grew up glued to the TV.Barney was and is the fell good with out all the guilt.It goes a lot deeper than than the laughs.And it Was not just Barney,We can not forget Lucy or Desi or most of all Danny Thomas/ what about "its me its me Im Earnest T" with out his writing without Otis or Floyd. Hello Hello A genius has passed and left nothing behind thats bad. His legacy will be the way we love eveyone that gives us a chance.And dont give up without fighting for the chance
February 26, 2006 - Msg 991:
I JUST WANT TO SAY DON [BARNEY] MY YOU REST IN PEACE AND PLEASE MAKE EVERYONE LAUGH LIKE YOU HAVE HERE IN EARTH. I CAN'T HELP TO THINK THAT NOW EVERYONE IS DYING TO GET TO HEAVEN JUST SO YOU CAN MAKE THEM LAUGH. CHERYL FROM VA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 992:
RIP Don Knotts, You sure touched many lives during your time here on Earth. Fortunately, you have left us with some great work that will last beyond most of us still here. God Bless you and your loved ones.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 993:
I grew up watching you and feel as if you were part of my family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for helping the World laugh for all those years. We will miss you
February 26, 2006 - Msg 994:
This is just a sad time for all of us everywhere ,we are all just going to miss you so much,me my family and just everybody .We love you and thank you for everything , not just the laughs but the sense of safety and goodness you gave us .Born in 1962 I have never known a day without you . On a lighter note , I have to admit being jealous when you were dancing cheek to cheek with those inmates lolol, that was my favorite episode ...I'm sorry I never got the chance to meet you and tell you how much I appreciated everything .
Much Love, Leea
Port Aransas, Tx
February 26, 2006 - Msg 995:
I am 44 years old and still consider Andy Griffith's show the greatest. He and Don had the most unique chemistry and I still laugh at each episode as if I am watching it for the first time. The show just wasn't the same when Mr. Knotts left the show. I still use several of his phrases in the classroom! He was truly an American icon.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 996:
I too had many friends call to tell me about the passing of Don Knotts. Needless to say, I'm a huge fan. I feel that we have lost one of the greatest comedians of all time. I was introduced to Mr. Knotts through Barney Fife, but through the years I have found that every character that he has done is pure gold. I feel as though I have lost a dear friend.I've wept many times since I've heard the news.
Don, We will miss you. "Adios Amigo"
Phenix City, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 997:
I feel such sadness at the loss of Don Knotts -- He was and forever will remain Fearless Fife:) I am 43 years old and have no memory of life before watching the Andy Griffith Show --It has been a staple in my life all these years -- I have so many special memories of watching this show with my 84 year old parents, sisters, nieces and nephews over the years --One of the only shows that can be shared across the generations-- The friendship and respect between Andy, Barney and the town of Mayberry is a moral compass our world desperately needs a reminder of-- Thanks for the laughs and the tears over the years, Barn!
Sara (aka --"soak it, sara" ) Helena, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 998:
I am 31 years old and consider The Andy Griffith Show the greatest. I would just like Mr. Knotts family to know they are in my prayers. God speed Mr. Knotts (aka Barney)
February 26, 2006 - Msg 999:
I will miss Barn, been watching him since 1960. He's a part of every day of my life. Hey to you and yours. Jerry, Norman
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1000:
Barn, even though the Andy Griffith show is greatness, it went downhill after you left. Don, thank you for sharing your talent with us and making us laugh time and again. You were not handsome or attractive in the eys of Hollywood, but you were loved by all of us. These tributes are a testament to your humility and charm. The world should have more Andy Griffiths and Don Knottses and fewer of some of the celebrities we are left with. Rest in Peace. God bless you.
Andy in Texas
PS: Tell Floyd and Aunt Bee hello for us.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1001:
Don Knotts may be gone, but Barney Fife lives on. RIP, Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1002:
Barney Fife: The last big buy was my mom's and dad's anniversary present.
Andy Taylor: What'd ya get 'em?
Barney Fife: A septic tank.
Andy Taylor: For their anniversary?
Barney Fife: They're awful hard to buy for. Besides, it was something they could use. They were really thrilled. It had two tons of concrete in it. All steel reinforced.
Andy Taylor: You're a fine son, Barn.
Barney Fife: I try.
If this is so funny (which it is), then why am I crying so much inside.
Love you Barney. We all do. R.I.P.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1003:
way to go luther
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1004:
I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show, in reruns, with my dad, who was a cop for 35 years. The show remains our collective favorite, mainly because of Don Knotts. We saw him in "Harvey" at the New Theater in Kansas City in the early 90's. He was great. I later used one of the actors in the production for commercial work (I'm an ad writer) and he confirmed that Don was just as great as we all always assumed he was. And quite the ladies man to boot!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1005:
Don Knotts and Lucille Ball were my two most favorite comedianes. They are bot gone now. But the good thing about both of them is we have the DVD releases to watch over and over again. I really enjoy watching "The Andy Griffith Show" all the time. Sometimes when I am depressed I just watch ol' Barney on TV to help me feel better. When I heard about the news on Saturday, I immeaditly decided to buy a paper because one day it will be a treasured keepsake. I am sorry that I didn't have the chance to meet him and tell him how much of a fan I was of him. My grandmother and I ALWAYS watched "The Andy Griffith Show" when we had a chance. I think it is weird that right before the legendary Don Knotts died the last season of "The Andy Griffith Show" was released. Here what they said when Lucy died in '89 "They needed a laugh in Heaven"
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1006:
I was 12 when TAGS show first aired and have loved it all these years. When Don Knotts left it created an indescribable void. So many memories flood my mind but some of my favorites are "of course you smell gas, what do you think this car runs on - coal?" (Barney's Car), talking to Juanita on the phone and Barney trying to explain the Emancipation Proclamation and recite the Preamble. What a treasure he was and will always be. In the past several years we have had the opportunity to watch Don Knotts perform at a local dinner theatre and the ovations were resounding . . . not just for that evening's performance but for a lifetime of memories. He was one of the very best and he was LOVED.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1007:
I never met Don Knotts; Saw him in person only once, but I will always continue to invite him, Barney & Mayberry into my home - Thank you for the sheer joy!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1008:
MY WIFE AND I HAVE TALKED MANY TIMES OF THE DAY THAT YOU WOULD PASS AWAY INTO IMMORTALITY. YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATEST ACTORS EVER. YOU WAS BARNEY AND BARNEY WAS YOU. WE AND THE WHOLE WORLD HAVE LOST A FAMILY MEMBER WITH YOUR PASSING. BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE AS WE WATCH "THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW" EVERY TIME IT IS ON TV AND WATCH SUCH GREAT MOVIES AS "THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG" AND "THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN." WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. TELL THE OTHERS THERE WITH YOU "HELLO."
WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH,
DOYLE AND JANE
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1009:
I loved Mr. Knotts since I was a little girl sneaking out of my bedroom at my grandparents house to listen to the TV as they watched the Andy Griffith Show. My grandfather was usually so stern but Don Knotts would crack him up! I remember the magic of the sound of his laughter and instantly loved Don Knotts for it. Years later when I was in the middle of chemotherapy I rediscovered the genius of Mr. Knotts when I was given a DVD collection. I am so sad that we have lost so great a talent, but I am so glad that his brilliant performances are preserved forever. I just know God gave him his amazing talent to spread joy to so many of us. To the family of Mr. Knotts: Thank you and God Bless You.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1010:
Good Night our precious Barney boy. We will miss you most deeply. The world will be a sadder place without you Don Knotts. What an amazing talent you were. The world will never see the likes of you again.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1011:
Don Knotts gave me so much pleasure for so many years through his work, and his crowning achievement has always been Barney Fife. I know I speak for all of us hen I say how glad I am that Don happened to see the introduction of Andy Taylor on "The Danny Thomas Show," called Andy Griffith, and said, "You're gonna need a deputy, aren't you?"
Thanks, Don, for all the laughs. We miss you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1012:
Don Knotts was a gem....a brilliant entertainer. Though he isn't with us physically anymore, he will live on forever through his television and movie work. For all the wonderful memories...we say, thanks Don.
Ben & Donna Watson
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1013:
I knew this time would come. we have to say good bye to the wonderful people we grew up with. Im 48 and have always remembered a wonderful guy buy the name of Don Knotts. I dearly love THE Andy Griffith show. its a warm friendly feeling when its on the t v. and thats alot at my house. He was truly an american treasure. that will be cherished always. I feel as if I have lost a long time friend. havent we all... thank you Mr. Knotts for a wonderful memory, love, Penny Sanders Greenwood, Indiana
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1014:
We all knew the day would come, but it's still hard to say Sestlavie, man. Thanks for the laughter Barney. You truly do beat everything and we all know that! Bobby Guess - Granite Falls, North Carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1015:
He was simply the best. He was far more talented than people gave him credit, and just a great person. He was a true entertainer, and everyone who ever saw him perform was richer for the experience. He will be missed and never replaced!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1016:
My chapter name in TAGSRWC is Good Ol' 14-A, a reference to the song Barney constantly ruined in the episode Barney and the Choir. Don Knotts was a comic genius and created the greatest sidekick in TV history. Don, we will miss you forever but will laugh with you forever. Thanks for the memories.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1017:
Don Knotts was my friend, even though I never met him. The love and friendship between Barney and Andy was real and it showed. May he rest in peace and may his family have comfort knowing he brought joy to so much of the world, Sylvia in San Diego
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1018:
Saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of wonderful wholesome actor Don Knotts.Down to earth good ol'country boy who knew how to make everyone smile no matter what he played in.
I will always remember him as Barney Fife.
To me that is just who he was in his earthly life.
He will live on not only in heaven but in Mayberry and in our hearts.
Nancy in Louisiana
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1019:
thank you for the memories , i'm 50 years old and have laughed at you all of my life, I have been blessed, Thanks,Godspeed, Mike McKenzie Mt. Vernon ,Ill
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1020:
Go rest high on that mountain...for your work on earth is done
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1021:
It's just me, old Barn passing on... There will never be another Don Knotts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1022:
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1023:
I am 23 years old, was born 14 years after "The Andy Griffith Show" went off the air, of course I never met Don Knotts, but he somehow feels like family. I have watched Barney my entire life, but I have had the absolute joy to rewatch Seasons 1-5 (through DVD) over the last six months with my wife, every episode. Laughing at every one of Barneys jokes. They are so timeless, and the TAGS is so much better than anything on tv today. The only DVD TV Seasons I've bought are TAGS and Three's Company and that's due to Don Knotts. My prayers go out to the family of Don Knotts. But the wonderful thing about all of us who love "Barney" is that "Barney" will live on forever. Thank You.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1024:
Don Knotts was the greatest, he makes me proud to be a West Virginian. Losing Barney Fife is like losing a family member. Keep them laughing in heaven. Thank you Don, may God bless and keep you.
Parkersburg, West Virginia
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1025:
I am a huge Andy Griffith fan. My favorite episode is "Convicts at large" I never grow tired of watching Barney dance with Maude. Every time I see that episode he "guides me into the land of rhythm and pleasure" Don Knotts made a wonderful contribution to television. He will be greatly missed. T.Pankey. Marion, Ar.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1026:
Good night and God Bless and Thanks for the laughs.
Thompsons Station Tennessee
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1027:
I never meet Don Knotts, but atleast 3-4 times a week, sometimes more, his name is brougt up in conversations during work. He just seemed to be a all around good guy. I never knew him as Don Knotts, its always Barney, I know he stared in many other shows and films but the "Andy Griffith Show" just seemed to set him out. I am only 23 but everynight at 5:30pm and sometimes 9:00pm I always watch, even thoguh I know the show word for word, Its still my favorite show. I just wish all shows could have the moral and good ethics that "the andy griffth show" brought to the telivison world. Barney Fife AKA Don Knotts. you will be missed in my household and I know many many more, I can see you as a person who is in a better place with no worries of the world to troble you. We will miss you here on earth but look forward to seeing you walking the streets of gold in Heaven. May God be with the Knotts family in this time of loss.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1028:
Thank you very much for the laughs.cls
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1029:
I will always remember ya Barn. The most memorable, "Nip it in the bud, nip it, nip it, nip it." Thanks for the laughs!!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1030:
Don Knotts can never be replaced in his acting ability. he WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE FUNNY GUY !!!
San Diego, Ca.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1031:
Timing is everything. Don Knotts had the ability to time perfectly a line, a look and have the ability to look you in the face with conviction. I don't see that today in entertainers. You'll be missed Don. Thank you for filling our hearts with laughter. Thank God for being able to go back in time with the shows on DVD. God Bless you...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1032:
Don Knotts, you will be missed. As some have said, you were like a piece of my family. You brought laughter to all and touch there hearts too. With the lack of morality in television today its still wonderful to know that we as a family can still "travel" back in time and relive and more importantly learn from those quality, humorous, life lessons that you so creatively taught us all. Again, you will be severly missed.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1033:
Mr. Knotts ..thanks for the laughter...rip...at least you will be with us in reruns...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1034:
Don Knotts has always been a part of American Vernacular. Im proud to take part in this phenom.
We miss ya Don but we wont forget ya.
Thank you for being you
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1035:
I was the second place finisher in the Mayberry Trivia Tournament on the John-Boy and Billy Big Show and I think that Don Knotts' portrayal of Barney Fife is the best TV character ever created. It says alot about him and the show that alot of people had rather watch an episode that they've seen too many times to count than to watch the crap that is on TV today. Mayberry was a special place and Don Knotts was one of the main reasons that it will always remain very special. I hope the reruns never stop.
Chris "Nip It" Raynor
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1036:
one other thing...you were the first karate hero...God Bless
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1037:
Don Knotts was one of those rare people you never had to met to touch you in so many ways. Just by watching him when your having a really bad day can bring a smile to your face and left you up.
He will be greatly missed. God bless his family and those who truly knew him. This is a great loss to everyone.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1038:
Don Knotts was(and always will be) the GREATEST.
No one else will ever stand a chance of being his
equal. Barney brought us all untold hours of
comic relief from our daily trials.
I trust he is now sitting in front of the BIG COURT
HOUSE keeping an eye on traffic with his eyes shut.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1039:
But don't our memories seem nice and full.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1040:
Now even God himself will have a good laugh at the pickle story. I watch Barney and Andy everyday on tvland now the good lord will see it in person. We all love ya Barney Dave Doty Loveland Colorado
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1041:
Don Knotts cannot be replaced in the world of comedy.No one had his sense of timing and his look...you know what I mean!I enjoyed his work on tv in Andy Griffith and in Three's Company. His movies were great,also. When I told my 11 year old that Don Knotts had passed away, he was saddened. He was a cross-generational guy.He was one of my favorites of all time. There will never be another Don Knotts! Mark Parsons, Fayetteville,NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1042:
I saw Don on stage just over two years ago at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. It was the Andy Griffith Reunion. He kept that same goofy sense of humor all the way up to his last days. It was a simple humor in its purest form, and he perfected it. That humor will bring laughter for years to come. Don Knotts will certainly be missed, but never forgotten.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1043:
Barney Fife was the greatest character ever created for TV, and no one except Don Knotts could have played that character. You don't get 5 consecutive Emmys for best supporting actor without doing something right. Thank you Don for all the laughs!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1044:
He was a good man. All the years I've been alive I've never heard anyone say otherwise.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1045:
He was a good man. All the years I've been alive I've never heard anyone say otherwise.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1046:
So long, Barney. We will miss you but always will love your humor.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1047:
It feels like a member of my family has passed away. Ive watched the Andy Griffith show and Threes Company for years. Don Knotts was the greatest. Thank you for all the laughs you gave me. RIP
Eddie Brown Jr
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1048:
The memories are from my childhood until now! I am glad this show was on the air and glad the re-runs continue this day. My children laugh at it. They hardly laugh at any other shows that are on TV now, and Don Knotts was the heart of the show!
Rick - North Carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1049:
Please keep in mind that if we were locked up at "The Rock," we couldn't write Don Knott's memorials on the cell walls (Rule #2)! I keep replaying all of Barney's great performances in my mind since I heard of Don's death. I'm so thankful I had the chance to meet him and tell him how much his comedy meant to me.
Rest in peace - you will be sorely missed.
Joanna Moore Chapter, TAGSRWC