February 26, 2006 - Msg 226:
Today, Heaven has two rules....number one obey all rules.....number two open the door Barney coming home to Mayberry
God Bless your soul,Don
February 26, 2006 - Msg 227:
I too was worrying about the day Andy or Don passed away and now that day is here. I am deeply saddened by his passing. He gives me so much joy in watching him in Andy and his other works. Barney will be missed so much. I hope you know how much you were loved. Thank you Thank you for all the joy and warm wonderful feelings you have given me by watching you.
God Bless Your Soul
I guess heaven needed a few more laughs!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 228:
I love the purity that TAGS brought to the table and Don served up the laughs in his special way. I'm really tore up this morning, I didn't realize how deeply connected I am to not just Mr. Knotts but what he represented - the GOOD of America, my childhood, laughter and my tears falling this morning. THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING US DON KNOTTS. RIP my friend
Kevin, Columbia, SC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 229:
I imagine that Barn is up there singing good ol' 4-A with the angels right now. His legacy will always live on in my home, and he will be greatly missed. Greg York - Thomasville, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 230:
I feel blessed to have grown up watching Don Knotts. My Daddy passed away March 6 of last year and some how watching the Andy Griffith show makes me feel closer to him. Some of my fondest memories are of my Daddy and I laughing at Barney whether it be Barney behind the wheel of his first car or him issuing Otis a sobriety test. Mr. Knott's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I think I will spend the day watching reruns......
-Angie, South Carolina
February 26, 2006 - Msg 231:
We all loved you Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 232:
What a lose we have seen! God Blessed Don!! We will miss you and never forget you!!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 233:
Thank you for making me laugh and longing to live back in a more simplier time...Mayberry.
J. N. Broxson
February 26, 2006 - Msg 234:
DON KNOTTS, this is a day I will never forget, just like all the days you lived.
Thanks, Mike M
February 26, 2006 - Msg 235:
Our thoughts and plrayers are with Dons family
February 26, 2006 - Msg 236:
Thanks for all the laughs! You were one of a kind! You will be missed but NEVER forgotten.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 237:
funniest man God ever put on this earth in my opinion,i sit and watch reruns over and over ,thanks to tvland.there will never ever be another one like him.GOD BLESS YOU DON KNOTTS
February 26, 2006 - Msg 238:
A extremely talented actor that made you always feel that you were as much a part of the Mayberry experience as any member of the cast. TV today, as we know it, isn't nor will ever be the same. Don Knotts imagination to his craft was surely one of a kind. He'll be greatly missed but still as close as the nearest TAGS re-run.
Dan K. - Waterloo,IA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 239:
Mr. Knotts. You came into my home for over 40 years and brought me much joy and happiness. How grateful I am to have been a fan. You will be welcome in my home for as long as I am around. I will enjoy your comic genius for years to come.
How wonderful it is to come to these sites today and see how many people who's lives have been touched. The world is a sadder emptier place today with your passing, but don't the Heavens seem nice and full? God bless you friend.
Thanks Allan, for this forum.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 240:
the worlds funny man is gone ,,,DON KNOTTS made me laugh more than any other person ever.DON will sadly be missed , msg 237 is mine too.k.b.fannin new london,ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 241:
So sad to read the news this morning. I was just yesterday watching the episode where Opie finds $50, tells him he can keep it, then tells Barney he's going to have to take it back since the owner showed up. Barney goes into the back room to cry. What a wonderful character and a great actor.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 242:
My 2 favorite Barney episodes: when Andy & Helen get trapped in the cave & Barney rallys the town to save them and Barney instructs Opie in the art of romance and the helplessly watches as Opie falls in love with Thelma Lou. Don Knotts - a fabulous actor & human being & I loved seeing Don & Andy together in Matlock. Caterine in Flint, Michigan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 243:
This world lost a true blessing from God in the image of Don Knotts. My office will always adorn all of his images and characters that line my walls I cried today. If the holsom views that showed in the writings of the TV show Andy Griffith were practiced in this world today what a better world we would live. I'm sure the Mayberry festival in Rocky Mount, N.C will pay you great homage this coming year Deputy Fife. I'll never forget you Don your memory will never be Nipped in the Bud.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 244:
You have to nip it in the bud,as Barney told this to Andy, Thats what Don did,he nipped life in the bud and stepped into Heaven to bloom forever.We will forever miss you Don but will meet you one day
February 26, 2006 - Msg 245:
A great comic,a good man,sadly missed
February 26, 2006 - Msg 246:
My deepest sympathies to the Knotts family and to those who Knotss lifted up with his God-given talent. By his own admission, he wasn't the best husband or dad, but he sure was a great friend. GOD COMFORT & BLESS YOU Knotts family and REST IN PEACE Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 247:
Mr.Knotts, you will always be my favorite actor. there will never be another Don Knotts! this world will never be the same without you. Heaven has gained another Angel. God Bless You! David D -Houston,Tx
February 26, 2006 - Msg 248:
Thanks for the Memories Don. Don Knotts will always be a part of my home. There will never be another one like him. May he rest in peace.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 249:
I find it very ironic and fitting that the episode that was on our local station last night was called "Barney Mends a Broken Heart". God Bless Don Knotts and his family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 250:
Thanks for all the characters you brought to life. God bless you and your family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 251:
Don Knotts was the most famous person to come from the state of West Virginia. Being a West Virginia resident, I have always been proud of him. He has made me laugh more than any other person in the world. The relationship between Don and Andy was remarkable and is a testament to what it means to be a true friend, even at the end. For me, the two best "Barney" episodes are "Barney and the Choir" and "Barney Buys a Car". Thank you Don and God Bless You. Tom W., Charles Town, WV
February 26, 2006 - Msg 252:
Don Knotts Is a man I have always looked up to. Mr. Knotts thank you for your memories and laughs over the years I cant wait to show my little girl my collection of your movies. You keep me laughing while I have been in Combat and while I am still in Combat. Thank you again
CPT Jason Deel
February 26, 2006 - Msg 253:
Don, here's a jar of Aunt Bee's pickles to enjoy in your new home. Going to miss you terribly. All the fond memories of the greatest comedian EVER! Thank goodness I got to meet you and shake your hand in '98.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 254:
You made TV a better place to be. You will be missed by my family and me. -Johnie-
February 26, 2006 - Msg 255:
As Andy would tell Barn occaisionally "You beat everything you know that". Well he sure did, he as the the Best. The angel choir can add good old 14A now!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 256:
Even though the prolific Don Knotts is gone, our Barney Parney Pooh will be in our homes whenever we want. In my home, that's every day.
Thanks to the writers for giving him such great material with which to work. I'm convinced that no other person could have been more perfect as Barney then Don Knotts. He BECAME Barney and it showed. The man was amazing. May he live in our hearts and on our TV screens eternally!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 257:
God Bless You ,Don, for the smiles and laughter that you brought to the world,you will be missed.James,Elizabethton,Tennessee
February 26, 2006 - Msg 258:
Don Knotts made my life happier and his family is now in my prayers. Love to all of you. We grieve with you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 259:
Re:February 26, 2006 Msg 256
The message was written by Crystal from Alabama.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 260:
..all I can say is thank you Don ,you made this world a little better place to live in .. thanks for many happy hours you gave us ..hope you now know how many people love you
Colin ,miamisburg ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 261:
Thanks for the memories, The wife & I still have dinner with you via TV Land in the evenings. Our best to Aunt Bee too. May your family be comforted with all the love you have generated. John, Foley, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 262:
My alter ego is gone but will live forever not only in reruns but in my heart. I have been nicknamed barney fife my entire life, and now I feel a part of me is gone too. Thank you Don for all of the wonderful laughs and memories. Heaven, look out, eagle eye barn is coming home.
Geof Winchester, Ky
February 26, 2006 - Msg 263:
Thank you for all the great family time in front of the TV - sharing laughter and smiles. From a small child to today, most every week Barney makes me belly laugh. God Bless you for bringing such pleasure for the many years.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 264:
Nip it in the bud! Thanks! Buzz
February 26, 2006 - Msg 265:
Don Knotts was truly a genius without compare.Although we never met I feel like I have lost a close friend.He has brightened many days and a joy to watch with friends and family.Thanks for everything Don,you will be missed.
Kirk , Longshot,MS
February 26, 2006 - Msg 266:
You can measure a man by how he has touched others hearts. As i read these posts Don has touched many. So it is safe to say Don Knotts was a great man. Rest in Peace Deputy.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 267:
As growing up in West Virginia, Don Knotts was the best known comic in the state. His humor,wit and charm made millions of lifelong fans young and old alike. Last night I watched the show where Barney got the kit that made wishes come true for Opie. (3rd wish Andy ant Thema Lou marry) This man had comic timing that should be in every actor class. Thank you, Mr. Knotts for making the world laugh. Jon
February 26, 2006 - Msg 268:
Our pal Barney was put here to make people happy and show us how to know the difference from right and wrong.Don I am sure the good Lord picked you for this job and you did such a great job.
I am looking forward to seeing you in heaven.You will be missed by all of your ol pals that didn't live in Mayberry but wished so many times that we did..See you Barn
February 26, 2006 - Msg 269:
A Legend... you will be missed deeply.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 270:
In a world where the things on tv are not family oriented I am thankful for the memories that I have watching Don and his many wonderful family oriented shows. I have children that would rather sit back and watch Mayberry than Power Rangers, I attribute this to the unique style of humor that Don brought to the screen. Thanks for the memories that I have from watching you and thanks for the memories my children will gain from watching your shows. God bless.
Eddie Richards, Petal, Mississippi
February 26, 2006 - Msg 271:
Thank You fot evrything Don!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 272:
Our Church small group just finished the Mayberry Bible Study last week. Each study started with an uninterupted episode of TAGS. This study has been a blessing on a number of levels and brought a sense of comfort and familiarity to our group that wasn't there in our previous studies. I attribute this to the honesty and pureness of the characters in Mayberry. Barney was the common link between all of us and the sweet innocence of our (less responsible) youth. We all connected to that time when we first saw Barney dressed in a Bridal Gown so they could catch Ernest T or Barney letting the Bank Robbers know what the Rules were "Here at the Rock". I would encourage anyone in a Bible Study to try out the Mayberry Bible Study as a tribute to Barney and how he has affected everyones life is some happy, healthy way.
Check your weapon at the door Barne, you won't be needing that bullit where you're goin.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 273:
I thank the Lord for blessing us with the actor Don Knotts,what a GREAT actor
February 26, 2006 - Msg 274:
Because of TAGS, I have been brought through some troublesome times. When I was down, and feeling depressed over life issues at times, I could tune in to TAGS and have some relief for a time. Many thanks to all the cast and crew. Barney all the world love's you. We will miss you deeply.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 275:
I heard the news but didn't dare break it yet to my wife. She loved Barney and all his screw-ups and when he saved the day. We watched the Love Bug last week, he played the fickle mechanic. The world HAS lost one of it's greatest comedians ever.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 276:
Thanks For The Laughs.You will Always Live In Our Hearts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 277:
Heaven is now a safer place that Don Knotts has passed. From now on, not only will we have to get past St Peter at the gates, old Barn will probably set up a "Checkpoint Chickee" to keep out all the undesirable types! All the pickles there will be sweet, there will be an abundance of Mr Cookie bars and Don always get to sing lead on 'Santa Lucia'.To wrap it all up, what else can I say? Don...you're the cats. RIP dear friend.
~the Groovy Miss Poovey~ Winter Park FL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 278:
thank you for the wonderful smiles & laughter.there will never be another one like you .our condolences to the family of don knotts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 279:
No doubt services will be in the "little brown church in the vail". Like a friend of our innocent youth, Don's memory will be ageless and comforting. Enduring through "citizen/s arrest", Deputy Fife on patrol forever, guarding the green lanes of Mayberry. Or perhaps it was heaven. My but the trees do, "seem nice and full".
Jerry - Tampa
February 26, 2006 - Msg 280:
You will forever be my hero! You proved to the world how a little skinny guy from West Virginia could become an immortal giant of humor and comedy on TV and in the movies. For 25 years I looked forward to watching your re-runs on TV each night after work. Somehow, it made the day complete. You were able to take many like me back to a time, in our minds and emaginations, when life was simple and innocent; to a time when we entertained ourselves without computers, gameboys, satellite tv, or cell phones. You showed us how a great time was spending the evening with Thelma Lou at the Mayberry Diner, watching a George Raft movie, or fishing on Myers Lake. You and Andy gave us laughs without crude putdowns, violence, or profanity. What was greatest about you, Don, was that you sacrificed you ego so that others might laugh at that in life that is most laughable and humorous---ourselves. You help give us all a safe haven to spend half an hour each day feeling good in a world that our "inner child" could thrive, laugh, and love.
Thank you, Don!
Glenn from Pennsylvania
February 26, 2006 - Msg 281:
Thanks for the Memories Don. Don Knotts will always be a part of my home. There will never be another one like him. I have spent countless hours with him and TAGS. He will be missed but never forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Phillip Hattiesburg, MS
February 26, 2006 - Msg 282:
Don Knotts was one of the greatest actors God ever gave us. Barney Fife will always live in our hearts, memories, and through The Andy Griffith Show DVD's, and TV. Don just went home to be with the Lord. But Barney Fife will stay with us forever! God Bless you Don!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 283:
No words can express how sad I am. Thank you for the laughter and good clean fun. You'll never be forgotten.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 284:
No one and I do mean NO ONE made me laugh like Don Knott's character of Barney Fife. Part of my childhood is gone. I loved you in everything you performed in. There will never be another Don Knotts. Prayers for your family .
Vickie in Oklahoma
February 26, 2006 - Msg 285:
The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 286:
Going to miss Barney.Thanks for the meories.God bless your family. Scott Garner N.C
February 26, 2006 - Msg 287:
Ever since I can remember, watching the Andy Griffith show was a family tradition. As a child I learned so many life lessons from the show, as it taught me many morals,how to treat others and how to have fun all at the same time. I have Don Knotts to thank for that. Don Knotts has touched my family in every way possible. He was probably the number one reason why I watched the show over and over. Throughout the years of my life Don Knotts brought me so much joy and happiness when in time of need. He never let me down. Thank you Don Knotts for always being there for me, you will forever be a part of my life. See you on TV!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 288:
Don: You were the best BUD NIPPER in the business. Your memory will live on with every episode of TAGS. You will be sadly missed but one day I will get to shake your hand in that most heavenly place. Don't give our Lord and Savior too much trouble and whatever you do, please don't try to give him a ticket. I salute you Deputy Fife.
Mike, Chattanooga, TN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 289:
You never know how much you miss someone until they are gone...but Don, you will live forever just as we best remember you, in beloved Mayberry TV re-runs. I read that Andy was at your bedside at the end --- how fitting and touching! It gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes...Jack
February 26, 2006 - Msg 290:
The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 291:
The World is a richer place because of The Andy Griffith Show and Don Knotts. We love them both in Chattanooga, Tn. Thank you for the memories Andy and Barn. You will live in our hearts forever.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 292:
Thank you for the clean laughter and the always funny acting. I will miss you and god bless your family
February 26, 2006 - Msg 293:
I knew the day would come, when Andy or Don would pass away, but never imagined it coming true. It happened last night the passing of Fearless Fife and I will remember this day always!
I got to meet him in 2004 at the Mayberry Reunion Show in Nashville. The photo hangs on my wall today.
Today we all need to sing goold ole 4A.
Kevin Union Grove, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 294:
My wife and I had the privilege of seeing Don perform three times on stage at the New Theatre in Kansas City. His comedic gifts never waned. Fortunately, through his brillliant work, he's as alive today as ever. Thanks Don, Mark & Janet, Kirksville, Missouri
February 26, 2006 - Msg 295:
Sigh..... Thanks Don!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 296:
I have a compelsion to watch Barney all day today. Thanks Don for making the world better and letting us be a part of a great hometown, Mayberry.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 297:
All of us "Here at the Rock" will miss you Barn. We'll always remember your spin on such things as Kleptomineracs, Extra Sensitive Perception, Compelsions, things that are Therapetic, and Checkpoint Chicky. We will always remember to approach the cave opening slowly, SLOWLY ! And how could we forget Leon offering you a bite of his sandwich while you're working "on a case"; you getting "gassed"; cooking in your room at Mrs "Brendelmite's"; always being in favor of "bud nippin' ", dancing with Big Maude because "she was beginning to get to you", and of course how can we ever forget Thel, because she was the "Cats..." . You have given us so many moments to remember, not only on Andy but on Three's Company and all your movies as well. This world has lost a great talent, a dear friend to Andy Griffith, and a fine human being. GodSpeed to you Don Knotts, and your family as well. Gary in WV
February 26, 2006 - Msg 298:
To good old Barn,
Thanks for the laughs.I guess that check point "Chicky" in heaven needed you to keep them angels under control.Lets keep area (pearly gates) clear."Big Barn" is coming through...
Thank You for making this fastpaced world a better place to be.After a hard day of work I know I can come home & visit Mayberry & just relax.You will never be forgotten............
February 26, 2006 - Msg 299:
job well done we will miss you don knotts reggy
February 26, 2006 - Msg 300:
The world is less safe with Don gone. Thank you Don for the endless hours of laughter!
Greg Wilmington, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 301:
God Bless You, Don!!! Your ability to make people laugh truly made the world a better place! With all the worthless television on today, your talents will surely shine through whenever we see a rerun or DVD of the "Andy Griffith Show". Take good care of him God, because Don is coming up to make you laugh!! America lost a friend yesterday!!
Tom, St. Cloud, MN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 302:
A true symbol of America is gone this morning, You brought laughter and a sense that the innocence and wholesomeness of Mayberry still exists within us. We are blessed to have still have you in our reruns, Barney Fife, Roy Fleming, Luther Heggs and countless other momentís and characters to smile and fondly remember this great man and actor. You will be missed.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 303:
whenever I need a laugh I watch the Andy Griffith Show and the comic genius of Don Knotts. Heaven just fot alot funnier. Kathy Hamilton St. Paul, Mn.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 304:
Rest in Peace Barn, you always looked so dapper in that Salt N Pepper suit! Always there to serve, always there to make us laugh. What a talent, what a loss, what memories we have! Leanin' On the Everlasting Arms. God Love You Don Knotts. Sympathys to the family. Dennis in Nebraska.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 305:
THANK YOU DON FOR THE MEMORIES. I GREW UP WATCHING YOU ON RERUNS.I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYBODY AS FUNNY AS YOU!! YOU WERE THE GREATEST. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 306:
I have never wept over the death of an actor...until today.
Don, you had (and will continue to have) a positive impact on humanity. You touched the lives of millions of people you never knew.
The cage is empty but the trees sure are full!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 307:
I grew up in NC, not far from Andy's hometown of Mt. Airy. I grew up with Opie, we are about the same age. Now my two sons, 11 & 9, literally do not miss an episode of the Andy Griffith show. Why or Why cannot Hollywood produce these timeless classics anymore? Barn, the joy you have, and continue to bring to generations of Americans is absolutely PRICELESS! As you entered the gates of heaven, I can hear them saying: "Welcome to Check Point Chickee!". Don Knotts was a once in a lifetime Actor, we shall never see his likes again in this world. Goodbye old friend, I shall pray to meet you someday and sing just a little off key myself with you on good old 14A! Tom, in Germantown, TN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 308:
We fans who loved Don/Barney can only guess at the grief of those who knew him in the flesh.
Thanks must go to Allen/Floyd who, through this wonderful meeting hall of like minded members (I like the way that sounded...so I used it:>) has helped keep TAGS alive and will continue to, even though Don Knotts is no longer tethered to this earthly plain.
The pain we feel today can only be eased by a goodly dose of TAGS.
Which I'll take today.
Goodnight, Barn. Goodnight, Mr. Knotts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 309:
I have had both the honor and pleasure of watching Don Knotts play his most marvelous roles. Thanks for giving us so many wonderful laughs! You will be missed, you were a gem!
God Bless you and your family. May you Rest in Peace!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 310:
Oh...where do I begin...I sat here with tears running down my cheeks and can't belive Don is gone...What a genius he was to make us laugh.I got to see Don only once and that was in Birmingham, Alabama. I got a quick photograph and shook his hand and said thanks for the memories and he signed a photograph for me and many other behind me.We will never forget you. You will always be with us in your films. I could watch you and you would pick me up when I was down...There will never be another Don Knotts. Fare well ....you will be missed by millions..
Sid Aust.....Greenwood, MS
February 26, 2006 - Msg 311:
Barney gets his man - season 4.
The look on his face when he is 'fighting' Eddie Brooke. Priceless.
'You just never know when another beast might come down out of the forest. You understand, don't you Thelma Lou? I really don't expect you to. You see Thelma Lou, this is what we call the deadly game. I'm in it for keeps.'
He walks off bigger than life. Camera is on the street at foot level. Brilliant shot. Brilliant scene. Brillian Character. Brillian comedic actor.
One of my favorite memories from childhood, sitting on my big brother's lap (who I thought was the coolest guy ever) and watching The Andy Griffith Show.
Steve - Stow, Ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 312:
You will truly be missed Don. I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show, and now at the age of 45, I still watch it everyday,as many times as it comes on. I have always said that the day Andy or Barney is gone will be a deep sense of grief for me. I am saddened, but know that you are in Heaven making everyone else laugh. One day we will meet again and you will continue to make me laugh. God bless your family and friends. God bless Mayberry. Sharon, in Rustburg, VA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 313:
Heaven has your soul now Barney but you will live here in our hearts forever. We will miss you! Brian, Jonesville, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 314:
I have watched TAGS for as long as I can remember. I've watched the show so much that I can quote most of the dialogue by heart. Here, hold the book on me. You want to just give me the first word and I'll remember the rest. Ok, we. We? You sure? I;m looking right at it. We. WE. The. We the. WE THE. People. We the people. We the peo-ple. We the PEOPLE. of. the united. We the people of the united. Flag, breeze, wind, wave stars. STATES! States. In order to form a more perfect you. Nion!! Union. Es-ta-bli-sh! SH! ESTABLISH a new place in heaven for the greatest comedian in mayberry or anywhere. Barney, I'll miss you and will always remember you whenever I think about taking that extra five mph. And you and I both know what'll happen. You give 'em 40, they'll go 45. you give 'em 45, they'll go 50. Jason, Cartersville, GA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 315:
He was joy to my life....He will be missed.
Blake Ward N.C.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 316:
We'll miss you, Barney. There will never be another Don Knotts!
Lois and Robert Louisiana
February 26, 2006 - Msg 317:
Learned sadly today that heaven's got one of the best deputy's anyone could ever ask for. Keep nippin' it in the bud, Barn. God rest your soul sir & my deepest sympathy to any family & your millions of adoring fans. TAGS is a piece of Americana & you're one of the parts that made it sooooo special. From all of us thank you. We'll miss you Barn.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 318:
Message 317 was from Robert in Jeffersonville, IN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 319:
I am so sorry to hear the world have lost the GREATEST role model and probably best known fictional character to have ever existed. There will never be another one like Don Knotts. The characters and the work preformed on the show will live forever. It doesn't matter the situation, you can always find a solution to any problem by watching the Andy Griffith Show. It's timeless and each time I watch an episode it's like seeing it for the first time. Don, We hate to see you go but I know you made it to the Saturday night rehersal for Heavens choir. They have to be singin' good ole 14-A this morning. Oh! and Barn.., mingle around there and let us know who's singin' off key. The memory of your time here will never die. Thanks, Wayne Greensboro, N.C.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 320:
I feel as if I have lost one of my best friends. I can't wait to see you in Heaven Barn. Gary, in Huntsville, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 321:
I was raised up watching The Andy Griffith Show -they were just part of our family you might say. Then as I got older, on Super Bowl Sunday - my dad and I did not look forward to the big game, but to the 12 hours or more of The Andy Griffith Show they would have on tv - that was our Super Bowl - and we did that until my dad's passing in 1994. So I know that on Friday night as Mr. Knotts passed into Heaven, my dad was there just waiting to greet him. Thank you Don Knotts for all the laughter you gave...it will live in our hearts forever.
Patti - Florida
February 26, 2006 - Msg 322:
Thank you, Don, for the gentlest humor ever offered, and the great humility as a man that you gave and showed us.
The Butlers - Winter Springs, FL.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 323:
There will never be another like Don Knotts or another show like TAGS. As Bob Hope crooned....."Thanks for the Memories."
Doug, Trinity, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 324:
February 26, 2006
You were truly a "treasure"
February 26, 2006 - Msg 325:
TAGS, led by Deputy Fife, is what life was like, and should be like, but I fear will never be again. Deputy Fife, we will miss you but will have you for eternity in TAGS reruns forever ! Until we meet again, God Bless !
February 26, 2006 - Msg 326:
Don will be missed by millions and millions who loved his work. I think that one of the networks should pay a tribute to one of the all time greats and have a Don Knotts marathon day. Show all of his movies, The Andy Griffith Show, and anything else they can get their hands on. It just seems right for some reason.
Good by Don, you were one of the great ones.
JL - Roanoke Virginia.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 327:
Don, You brought so much happiness and laughter to so many peoples lives you will truly be missed.
Luke and His Mom
February 26, 2006 - Msg 328:
There was never a television show that I enjoyed(and still enjoy) more than the Andy Griffith Show, and never a character that I enjoyed more than Barney Fife.Noone could have played this role better than Don Knotts.No matter what character he played, Don always made us laugh, and temporarily forget our own, real-life, "bumps-in-the-road".For those of us in the Baby Boom generation, Don's passing is like losing a member of our own family.Don, thank you for the laughter. I along with every other fan of the Andy Grifith Show(and of you, in particular) will always remember you, particularly when we whistle the theme song from the show!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 329:
I want to think of Don's passing as the end of the blessing he provided to TV viewers. I am grateful for the laughter he inspired in my life, and am also grateful for the technology available to allow his comedic genious to be replayed over and over again.
Thanks, Barney...You beat everything..you know that?
February 26, 2006 - Msg 330:
I feel like I just lost a family member. Don Knotts was by far my favorite "funny man" and he did it so effortlessly. He touched the heart and soul of Americans. Don, You will be greatly missed--
February 26, 2006 - Msg 331:
Gone but not forgotten...thanks for all the laughs! God bless your heart...
Robin in Eden, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 332:
DON KNOTTS MADE THIS WORLD A FUNNIER AND A BETTER PLACE-HE WAS IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF-TODAY'S ACTORS COULDN'T HOLD A FLAME TO DON AND THEY ALL OWE A GREAT THANKS TO HIM-I DON'T WATCH ANY PRIMETIME TV SHOWS ANYMORE-ONLY OLD RERUNS OF THE CLASSICS-THE NETWORKS SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THE THEIR CURRENT SHOWS AND ASK THEMSELVES-"WHAT WOULD BARNEY DO?" BRAD-KY
February 26, 2006 - Msg 333:
We shall meet, but we shall miss him
There will be one vacant chair;
We shall linger to caress him
While we breathe our evening prayer.
Thanks for the laughs Don.
Much Love, Will and Heather.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 334:
I was truly amazed at how much of a loss I felt yesterday when I learned of the passing of Don Knotts. Like so many, I think it was a reflection of just how much we cared for and enjoyed all that Mr. Knotts contributed to our lives and especially to our hearts. He will be missed even more than he is cherished every time he locks himself in the jail or "let's her go"--in reverse. And I for one, know I will be watching and laughing a little louder tonight when I throw in my favorite DVD collection. God Bless--and thank you Mr. Notts.
Curtis, Durham, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 335:
Wow. Don Knotts, even though I loved him dearly as Barney Fife, I guess you just love him and appreciate him more as time goes by. In fact I'll say this: In my mind Deputy Barney Fife is to me the single most memorable TV character of all time; and Iv'e watched a lot of tv.
God bless you Mr. Knotts
February 26, 2006 - Msg 336:
I just heard the news and I wanted to say God Speed to our Friend. Love ya, Don, and thanks for all the laughs and the memories.
Ben, Findlay, Ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 337:
god bless the eternal memory of don knotts
who will be best remembered for his many films and tv apperances especially the roles of henry limpet and barney fife and ralph furley too
February 26, 2006 - Msg 338:
There is only one Mt Rushmore, only one Golden Gate, only one Statue of Liberty.....only one Barney Fife. Don Knotts while small in frame cast a giant shadow....he was monumental in life. He influenced many followers, and made many friends with each episode he acted. As of member of Law Enforcement, we have lost our favorite Deputy. Thank you Mr Knotts for the wholesome, country-spun humble man you portrayed. We are blessed for your talents that you shared with us. Rest in Peace, Peter Niles, Il
February 26, 2006 - Msg 339:
I watch my dvd's everyday, I never miss, after a long day at a stressful job, I come home to a town I will forever want to live in, and a time that will never be again. I cried when I heard the news of Don's passing. I didn't realize just how much Barney has become a part of my life. My heart if just broken, and I will miss you always Deputy Fife.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 340:
i grew up watching the show and will miss you rest in peace barney
February 26, 2006 - Msg 341:
Don Knotts has given me more laughs than any other person I know, and for that I will be eternaly grateful. His comedy cannot be replaced. May God smile down on his family and friends, and on all of us who somehow feel a loss of innocence with his passing. You were truly a one of a kind. With love and respect, Troy Seymour, IN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 342:
i am 8 years old and my dad always has andy griifith on-my dad will miss barney and i will too-he was funny-my dad says everybody should be more like andy and barney-i think so too- dakota-ky
February 26, 2006 - Msg 343:
WE grew up watching the show rest in peace barney David & ANNA Matuz Justice Il
February 26, 2006 - Msg 344:
Don, you have put smiles on so many faces! You will be remembered lovingly as long as this world keeps turning. God bless you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 345:
What a sad, sad day.I was dreading it,I knew it was coming and now that it's here, it hurts so deeply. We have definitely lost a close,close member of our family. My daughter, now 25, has been quoting Barney Fife since she was 4 years old. We live in far Western Ky., but guess what? She is getting married this summer and will be living with her new husband in, guess where-- Raleigh, NC. Like I told her, it didn't surprise me that that's where she would settle, as much as The Andy Griffith Show and all the people of Mayberry have been like our family. (But like I told them, stay away from that restaurant where all the waitresses wear peekaboo blouses) Now we have lost someone we love very, very much and I have cried off and on all day. The one thing that occurred to me when I heard this is Barney is finally being welcomed into a choir of millions and his voice is as beautiful as it could ever be. NO ONE will have to sing for him. And Don is at rest in the arms of his Father. Goodbye, old friend. Thank you for bringing such joy to me, my husband and my daughter. You will always live on in our homes and our hearts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 346:
Good bye old friend. My wife and I feel as we have lost a member of our family. The world is sadder place with you gone, but a better place for you having been here.
Glenn- Powder Springs,GA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 347:
IT'S TRULEY HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO SAY AT A TIME LIKE THIS. DON KNOTTS (AND ALL THOSE CONNECTED TO TAGS) REPRESENT ALL THAT IS GOOD AND DECENT IN AMERICA. TODAY WE HAVE ALL LOST A VERY DEAR AND WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
DARYL D MILLER
WAHPETON, NORTH DAKOTA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 348:
It's hard to express how much Don Knotts has meant to me throughout my life. He has made me smile on numerous occasions when it felt like the world was coming down on me. My only regret is never having the chance to meet Don and tell him what he meant to me. I hope I can meet Andy one day and share many wonderful stories. Andy and Barney, through my eyes, will always be the greatest comedians the world has ever known, and will know. I only hope I can make half the difference in people's lives as did this great duo, and I can't wait to meet them both in heaven one day. You will be loved forever Mr. Knotts by myself and many others for the rest of our lives. Your friends and family will be in my prayers.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 349:
REST IN PEACE BARNEY I DONT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH TO MUCH BUT I LOVE WATCHING THE SHOW YOU ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH YOUR GONE FROM HERE BUT YOUR MEMORIES WE BE REMEMBERED GOOGBYE BARNEY BARTEK STANEK JUSTICE IL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 350:
Don Knotts, as evident in all the postings on this site, will truly live on after the rest of us have been forgotten. In a world that becomes meaner and more dangerous every minute, the AGS has always been a welcoming oasis. If only we could all reside in Mayberry! At least we can visit thanks to TV Land. Heaven has a new deputy in town. God bless you Don Knotts and thanks for all the laughs. BSG
February 26, 2006 - Msg 351:
Barney will greatly be missed! I am 24 years old, and have been watching the Andy Griffith Show for as long as I can remember. In my opinion, it's the best show there ever has been. No only does it teach moral values, but it incoporates the true importance of God and family. I will be watching it for years to come, and when I have children of my own, I'll pass it on to them as well. Melissa-Berea, KY
February 26, 2006 - Msg 352:
Don Knotts will surely be missed by millions of people. Without Don the Andy Griffith Show would have only been average. It seems that a piece of me passed along with him. James - Memphis.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 353:
WE HAVE LOST A TRUE LEGEND-WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WHEN ALL ARE GONE FROM THIS GENERATION? MY WHOLE LIFE HAS CENTERED AROUND MAYBERRY-I AM CONSTANTLY ASKING MYSELF "WHAT WOULD ANDY DO?" OR "WHAT WOULD OLE BARNEY DO?"-THIS IS HUGE- I HOPE ALL THE NETWORKS PAY TRIBUTE TO A MAN THAT WAS A GIANT AMONGST HIS PEERS-I ALSO PRAY THAT SOMEONE WILL PUT A SHOW ON T.V. THAT YOU CAN SIT DOWN AND WATCH YOUR FAMILY-IF THEY DON'T-THANK THE LORD FOR DVD'S -BARNEY WILL LIVE FOREVER AT OUR HOUSE- NIP IT-NIP IT IN THE BUD- THE BARBER
February 26, 2006 - Msg 354:
The streets that are made of gold are a safer place now that Ole Barn is watching them.
Tony (A.K.A.motherfigure) Good Ferguson, Iowa
February 26, 2006 - Msg 355:
It's difficult to express how much Don has meant to us over the years. How valuable is a human being like him who can cheer us up when we need a lift. In my opinion he is the most memorable actor in the history of television. RIP, Don. I will think of you the next time I have a compelsion to order a pepperelli pizza. Jim, St. Louis
February 26, 2006 - Msg 356:
I was stunned when I read the news last night and have pulled out my DVD's to watch this morning. Thanks for all of the laughs, Don!! You are truly missed!!
elizabeth; birmingham, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 357:
I was so sad to hear of his passing. He made my life much better over the years with his humor and I am sorry that I never had the honor of telling him in person. My thoughts are with the Knotts family , and of course, Andy Griffith.
Like Count Isfan Telecki, BARNEY FIFE LIVES!
Will Campbell, Matthews, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 358:
I was lucky enough to see Don Knotts and Tim Conway together a couple of years ago. It was an honor to see 2 comic legends that I had loved for years on tv. Deputy Barney Fife, "you beat everything, you know that?" You will be missed.
Glen Allen, VA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 359:
I had a dream two nights ago about Don.I dreamed he died but after that he was in the office and laid down his gun,belt and his bullet.The bullet had a shine on it in my dream.Then Don went out the door with angel wings on him.Thanks for the memories.God Bless
February 26, 2006 - Msg 360:
No matter how bad of a day I've had, a classic episode of TAGS always makes me feel better. Mr. Knotts was a comic genius and the world is a much better place because of him. I'm sure that heaven sounds more beautiul that ever this morning now that he is in the choir! May God bless and comfort his family and millions of fans in this time of loss. Rob-- Shelbyville, KY
February 26, 2006 - Msg 361:
For once in my life I'm almost speechless!Thank you Don Knotts for making us life all these years!Brian
February 26, 2006 - Msg 362:
Don Knotts brought wonderful, clean humor to us . . . and, thank goodness, reruns of The Andy Griffith Show are still with us . . . I greatly enjoyed the show, watched it faithfully, and will continue to watch the reruns! Don was truly gifted and a humorous blessing to humankind!
Marvin - Indianapols, IN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 363:
Well, "i"m going to get right up" as Barney would say to Andy on the front porch. That's what Barney is doing right now on his way to heaven. Thanks for the special laughs and moments that brought our family together. We spent many dinners together watching you remind us how simple life was when growing up.
Mike & Toni--Bethlehem, N.C.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 364:
Thanks be to God for giving us Don Knotts. He will always be Barney to me. He was one of the funniest people I have ever seen. So many cliches are appropriate at this moment, but I'll pass on them and simply say...Thanks Don Knotts for bringing happiness to world in so much need of happiness. Jimmy - Faith, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 365:
My heart is sad this morning as I read about the death of a friend. A man that I never met, however a man that came into my home for many years. Mr. Knotts was a person that made me laugh as a child and as an adult. He was the funniest character on the best show ever. Barney, we will miss you. Jim Memphis, Tn
February 26, 2006 - Msg 366:
I Grew up watching the show and still love it today. You will be missed.
Zack - Fishers, IN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 367:
You are our favorite son. The greatest sitcom actor of all time! Be in peace Don. Thanks for everything.
Mike- Morgantown WV
February 26, 2006 - Msg 368:
Watching an episode of TAGS always lifted my spirits. Don will truly be missed by many fans, I know he made my days a little brighter. The world has lost a great comedian and human being. I think the the world is a little grayer now. Thanks for the memories.....Leslie Roanoke, VA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 369:
America and the world have lost one of the best comedic minds of all time. Don, thanks for all the great laughs and lessons on life. As always, there is a silver lining. Now Barney can reunite with Floyd, Otis, Ernest T., and all the others who preceded him in Heaven. Rest assured that your memory will live on in our hearts.
Dennis, Raleigh, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 370:
Sad to hear of Mr. Knotts passing. TV isn't what it used to be, but we'll always have episodes of Andy Griffith with Don Knotts to cherish. God bless his memory, and his family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 371:
Barney is my all-time favorite TV character, and the reason is obviously the marvelous talent of the incomparable Don Knotts. My favorite episodes of the Andy Griffith show feature Barn. It is wonderful to know that I can watch them to my heart's content. He has left the world a better (happier) place. Thanks, Barn.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 372:
From "a corner room at the 'Y'" to streets paved with gold. God Bless you Don Knotts - may you rest in eternal peace.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 373:
Thank you God for giving us Don for 81 years! We reluctantly give him back and we'll miss him terribly.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 374:
When my husband and I learned that Don Knotts had left us, we immediately gave one another a hug and realized that truly one of the funniest men of television had/has given us both so much. We watch reruns or DVD every single night just so we can end our day in a "right" manner. My husband has often said "watching TAGS is a lot like going to church" It is and Barney Fife has help to lead the way. We will miss him. I wish that we would have had the chance to actually meet him. I remember him in Mr. Lippert and The Ghost of Mr. Chicken, 2 of my favorite movies from my childhood. Mr. Knotts, as another writer has said, your soul may be in Heaven, but you'll live in our hearts forever. Until we meet! RT--Colorado
February 26, 2006 - Msg 375:
Mr Knotts we are going to miss you terribly. God Bless You.
David, Ottawa Canada
February 26, 2006 - Msg 376:
I just feel like I've lost my best friend. My heart aches today for a man I've never met but have known all my life. You will never be forgotten. Luke, Morton IL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 377:
"End Of An Era!" - I'm just glad I have the dvd's...... that way he will never leave my heart.....I have a web site that pays a little tribute to him....www.raysrods.com......visit if you'd like.
....thanks for the laughter Mr. Fife ;)
February 26, 2006 - Msg 378:
Thank you D
February 26, 2006 - Msg 379:
I was raised in a small town like Barney was a deputy in I watch the show every time I see it on TV. It reminds me of home and the simple life we had there. Don was able to make anybody Happy and he will be missed by all. My Condolences to his Family I hope he brought you as much joy as he has me in my life.
David Adams, Columbus, Ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 380:
I was very sad to hear of Don's passing.God gave Don a great gift and he used it to bring laughter and joy into our lifes. God bless Don Knotts.
Steve, Kenosha, Wisc.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 381:
Though I never met you in person, I loved having you as a guest in my home. I still watch your show religiously. Sorry you have no more shows forthcoming.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 382:
Thank you for everything Don, Mayberry will never be the same without you
February 26, 2006 - Msg 383:
Thank you so much for being a part of our lives. You are so special, Don. We will miss you so much...thats the plan... go over to Thelmalous, watch a little TV and thank God for Barney Fife...rest in sweet peace.--Linda & Bob in Missouri
February 26, 2006 - Msg 384:
I am in tears for the loss of one of my favorites. So many things change, but I could always rely on Barney and TAGS to make me laugh and cry because they were so real. He and Andy are the heroes of a generation.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 385:
Don "Barney" Knotts was and still is a true American Classic. My heart is sadden by his loss, but St. Peter and Heaven have gained a true friend! WILL MISS YOU DEEPLY BARNEY!
Redskin & Cowboy Fan