February 26, 2006 - Msg 730:
Nothing makes me laugh like the blustering, but sweet, Barney Fife. His comedic timing was perfect! I can't tell you the number of times my friends and family and I have used one of Barney's best lines in conversation. Don Knotts simply was the funniest--most well-rounded character ever on television. Period. I'm so glad all of those beautiful old episodes remain; my husband and I can enjoy a half hour of entertainment that my young daughter can have fun with too! Thank you, DON KNOTTS!
-K. Nelson, Wisconsin
February 26, 2006 - Msg 731:
This could NOT be a sadder day for me. There never was and never will be a better TV show than "The Andy Griffith Show." It is impossible for me to describe how much the show and Don Knotts in it meant to me. "You beat everything Barn...did you know that?"
My heart goes out to his Family. He was most definitely a part of mine. Rest in Peace Barn!
Moe , TN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 732:
My thoughts and prayers to Don's family and friends. We thank Don and Andy for TAGS with it's humor and small town values. Don was such a lovable soul. May he rest in peace. Wouldn't it be nice if Heaven was like Mayberry?
February 26, 2006 - Msg 733:
He brought a smile to my heart
February 26, 2006 - Msg 734:
Well another icon has passed but not without saying a big thank you for the clean and wholesome humor that seems to be missing in today's sitcoms. Every generation loved the andy griffith show with Barney leading the way. Thank you for the funny and great life lessons in all of the episodes that made the shows great. Doug Roberts Columbia, S.C.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 735:
I just can't put enough words here. I am so sad.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 736:
My most favorite show was when barney and floyd stumpled upon three inmates in a cabin, and were held hostages. What went on in that half hour was nothing short of genuis. Thanks for all the laughs, and good clean fun. May you rest in peace, and god bless your familt!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 737:
What a wonderful performer. We will miss him. For those who don't know, there's a 3-hour multi-part career-spanning interview with from 1999 on Google Video done by the Archive of American Television. Here's the link:
Karen, Los Angeles, CA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 738:
It is a sad week in Mayberry USA. I always felt secure with Barney Fife on the job. I will miss him
February 26, 2006 - Msg 739:
I am a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Garvin County,Oklahoma. I have always considered it a honor for someone to call me Barney. May God comfort your family in this time of lost.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 740:
Barney was the show!!! My sister and I were laughing about the different things he did-"nip it in the bud", singing to Juanita, fussing with Ernest T. Bass ect.. I watch the show everynite. May he rest in peace and I hope his family realise how much he was loved and will be missed.-- A fan in Ga.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 741:
What can I say that wouldn't mimic all of the wonderful comments by so many others. 3 generations of our family felt as we knew you personally. Truly a sad time for all of us But don't you worry we have hours and hours of movies and DVD's to keep your wonderful spirit living on through the next generations. Thank you for All You Have Given Us! You will be missed but appreciated!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 742:
Godspeed Bernard Fife !
February 26, 2006 - Msg 743:
Don Knotts...WOW! An awesome man and an awesome entertainer. You have brought joy and laughter into my life for years and you will continue to do so. My little boy has been enjoying you since he was about 3 months old. Thank you!! God Bless you Don and may you sleep in peace. You will forever be in our hearts. Your friends, Mark, Rhonda,and Nicholas.. Moscow Mills, MO.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 744:
Don Knotts was the best nervous comic ever, he will be missed. Bye Barney!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 745:
I watched Barney on TV and at the movies when I was a child and watch reruns of Andy Griffith whenever I can. We loved you Barney, and our hearts are broken.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 746:
Don Knotts may no longer be with us, but Barney Fife will live forever! It is a sad day for those of us who love to live the Mayberry Days. Thank you Don for all the laughter you gave to so many. Well done, thy good and faithful servant! Rest in peace, knowing you have touched the lives of so many with joy and laughter. We will miss you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 747:
He was a good comedian and he will be missed by all I think. He was the best at his tv role and made everybody smile
February 26, 2006 - Msg 748:
I grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show with Andy and Barney. This is a sad day for all who loved the show. Barney was wonderful. I know everyone in heaven is laughing with him right now.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 749:
I've been saddened at Don's passing. Yet I celebrate the life of Don Knotts in the Barney Fife character he gave us. He made life fun. The reruns still do. Keith Brown (Trivial Trivialities Chapter, Georgetown, SC)
February 26, 2006 - Msg 750:
Tears don't come easy for me, but today I cried like a baby. Don you were the best!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 751:
Loved Don as Barney and Mr. Furley. Basically grew up with him. He will be missed!!! "Rule #1, please obey all rules!"
February 26, 2006 - Msg 752:
Barney, we'll never forget you. Don't buy any cars in heaven from any little old ladies....and remember the word is"Compulsion"not "Compelsion"! The Andy Griffith Show wall in my office, now takes on even more meaning. AT 9:00 P.M.(EST) TONIGHT, LET'S ALL WHISTLE THE THEME FROM THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. I'LL BET YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HEAR IT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!The best of all shows, the best of all characters..BARNEY FIFE..You were bigger in life, than you ever knew. Thanks for over 45 years of laughter.
We'll always love you Barn!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 753:
Thank you Mr. Don Knotts for giving us Barney Fife. I have every line memorized yet still laugh during every episode. That's a tribute to a great actor. Keep an eye on Otis to make sure he isn't spiking the water cooler.
Eau Claire, WI
February 26, 2006 - Msg 754:
Thankyou, Don, for giving us so much laughter and joy throughout the years. It does my heart good to know that you will live on through reruns and that the generations to come will be able to rediscover your talent for making us laugh! My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and your good friend Andy Griffith. SB, SAINT PAUL,MN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 755:
In a comedian's hall of fame Mr. Knotts should be right next to Mr. Red Skelton, who like Don kept comedy clean and produced family shows that are lacking on network television today. Thank you to Mr. Don Knotts and best wishes to his family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 756:
Don You were a brillant comic.... You bought so much Joy to everyone!!!
We will miss you!!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 757:
thanks for all the laughter and good hearted, clean cut fun. You will always have a place in all your fans hearts. You were so important to all of us. My sympathy goes out to your family and also to Andy Griffith. God Bless you Don
February 26, 2006 - Msg 758:
Legends are rare. Mr. Knotts was indeed a legend. I saw how gracious he was when he was in Nashville for a reunion of cast members from the show. I remember he looked somewhat feeble even then, but the smile was the same. He took extra time with the children there that day, and I'll always remember that.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 759:
Thank you Barney for all of the great laughter you gave me. Thank you for being part of Mayberry. May God bring peace and comfort to your family and friends during this sad time for all of us. Say hello to Otis, Aunt Bee, Floyd, Earnest T, Howard, Helen, and Mr. Darling.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 760:
Do the tears on your pillow bespeak the pain that is in your hear? Me too.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 761:
You were truly one of those great lights that will forever be remembered--your brilliance and your kindness were one of a kind--you will be missed.
Lisa & Chris
February 26, 2006 - Msg 762:
God bless you Barney Fife.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 763:
Thank you, Don Knotts for bringing Barney to life and for all the laughter you gave me over the years. Your picture will forever hang on my wall. Give Aunt Bea a hug for me.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 764:
The Movies he made will someday be much more appreciated than when they were released. He kept it clean at a time when it was not fashionable to be so.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 765:
Well what can you say,one of the greatest comediens of our time has exited the stage.Thank you Don for all the laughs you have given us through the years.TAGS is a show that will be around long after we are all gone,that our childrens, children will be laughing at. Thanks again BARNEY "your the cats". DB Roanoke, Va.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 766:
A true American icon. Television will never be the same. I will always remember meeting him at the Book Barn in Joplin, Mo. May God bless him into eternity!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 767:
Don (Barney), Thanks for making my life a little more enjoyable. I have adopted so many of your sayings throughout my everyday life. Thanks for all the great memories "Fast Gun Fife"
February 26, 2006 - Msg 768:
On the bottom of the screen on the E entertainment channel the news "ticker" said Don Knotts dies...played landlord Ralph Furley on TV. What an injustice not to even mention "Barney" . Words can't describe the talent that he posessed. He was the KEY part of the absolute best TV show ever made. It hurts knowing he is no longer with us! Rest in Peace!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 769:
Bernard P. Fife, Bernard Milton Fife, Barney Fike, whatever, He was a gentle, kind man. Scott Hallanger Rush City Minnesota
February 26, 2006 - Msg 770:
Don was a true comic. He will be gratly missed, but his work lives on for generations to enjoy as my family and I have for over forty years.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 771:
Thank You Don for the many hours of laughter that you have given me and my family, we will always remember you threw reruns and all the movies that you were in, God Bless You and Your Family
February 26, 2006 - Msg 772:
February 26, 2006 - Msg 773:
My heart goes out to Don Knott's family. In my family, not only the adults love him, but my children love him too.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 774:
Thanks for making me laugh Mr. Knotts.
NC, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
February 26, 2006 - Msg 775:
Well Done Don, Well Done. Always will be missed, but never forgotten. The legend will live on.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 776:
God bless you Don. You are in His care now. I`d like to thank you ifinately for all the laughs and good times that were shared with you. Rest in peace!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 777:
strong, determined, rugged, fearless...and modest
February 26, 2006 - Msg 778:
There was no better character, or person who played the character than Barney Fife/Don Knotts. I have spent countless hours laughing at "Barn". There is now a "Check-Point Chickie" in Heaven. Rest in peace, Fearless Fife.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 779:
I grew up watching Barney while my family ate dinner. We would even change our suppertime to correspond with the show. How wonderful to know that as Christians, I will see you again one day. I pray that the Lord will comfort your family and those that loved you.... all of us.
S. Prichard Tennessee
February 26, 2006 - Msg 780:
We were lucky enough to enjoy Mr. Knott's unbelievable talent in person several years ago. It was one of the best nights of our lives - one that we both hold dear in our memories. You brought so much joy to us and to so many others. We can only hope to make that much of a difference in ours lives' work. Thank you so very much!
The Huseltons, Rainbow City, AL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 781:
There would not have been a Mayberry, if not for barney fife, and there would not have been a barney, if not for Don Knotts!! I cried when John Wayne died, and i cried today. I feel as though I have lost somrone close to me!! rest in peace. GW ATHENS,TN.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 782:
You are free to sing good o'l 13-A or any other hymn you like Mr. Knotts. God Bless You for all the years of good, wholesome, clean, and fun entertainment. You will be missed greatly!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 783:
Thank you, Mr. Knotts, for the decades of entertainment provided by your excellent character portrayals. You were a benchmark of talent and shall be greatly missed.
- A Fan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 784:
Thats to bad, he was funny. Well RIP Barney
February 26, 2006 - Msg 785:
His like will never be seen again, I'm sorry to say. I'll miss you, Barney
February 26, 2006 - Msg 786:
Don........part of the fabric of Americana as you were will live on......
Rest in peace and thanks for the laughs and fodder for imitations I enjoyed doing of you.....
February 26, 2006 - Msg 787:
Barney, you will always live in my heart thanks to Don Knotts. This is the saddest day, my heart aches. You were one of a kind!
Your Biggest Fan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 788:
We were so lucky to have him to bring a smile to our face.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 789:
Thanks for making me laugh Barney. You will be missed but never forgotten.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 790:
Someone posted about Mr. Knott's beliefs of family entertainment. Hermie is a great series where Mr. Knott's was the voice of Wormie the caterpillar. If you have or know of small children this is a wonderful, Christian series by Max Lucado.
Mr. Knott's was an upstanding guy and a funny individual. Mr. Griffith once said that he was the straight man to Mr. Knott's comedy. That's what made their relationship tick.
To Mr. Knott's family, if you're reading this, know that you are in my family's prayers. He will be greatly missed!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 791:
Goodbye Don Knotts (a.k.a.Barney) and thanks for the many wonderful memories. You will be missed. Thanks for the more than thirty years I have enjoyed your presence on my tv. Thank goodness for re-runs.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 792:
"We shall meet, but we shall miss him...."
Thanks for the memories, Barn
February 26, 2006 - Msg 793:
There never has been, and never will be, a more ingeniously funny character portrayed on television or any other comedic stage than Barney Fife. Only Don Knotts, bar none, has the ability to make us laugh the same heartfelt laugh over and over again, whether we are watching a Barney bit for the first time or the thousandth time. To any of us who has a heart and a funny bone, Don Knotts will always be a very, very special member of so many American families. We love you Don!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 794:
THANK-YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT TIMES. YOU WERE TRULY THE GREATEST COMEDIC ACTOR OF ALL TIME. YOUR HUMOR WAS ALWAYS "THERA-PEDIC". R.I.P. FRIEND!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 795:
Thank you Don, rest in peace. You are a citizen of heaven now, feel free to make a citizens arrest if you see someone doing something wrong.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 796:
On the E Channel yesterday on the ticker running across the bottom of the screen read-Don Knotts who played Ralph Furley from Three's company passed away-No disrespect to Mr. Furley but Don was first and foremost Barney Fife-Hope The networks give him the coverage he deserves-Mardi Gras and the War are all news but Don's passing is as important-It takes us all back to a more peaceful and family style time-BK
February 26, 2006 - Msg 797:
There are no words to say he was always there and always will be in my hart. He Is one of the best
February 26, 2006 - Msg 798:
I feel like Don Knotts was a part of our TV history. Although I never met him, I felt like I knew him and am sad at his passing. Rest in peace Barney; we will all miss you!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 799:
Whats the matter? Haven't you ever seen a...
No, not since you graced the air waves as Barney Fife.
And I never will again.
Dean, Twin Cities, MN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 800:
Couple of editorial comments: (1)the morning chit-chats "Andge" and Barn had at the court-house were the predecessor of Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's "show about nothing"-- really, a show about any-and-everything that popped into the writers' minds. (2) Don Knotts's movies are very under-rated. They were out-of-step with the countercultural mood of the late 60s, but look much better now as a showcase for his distinct comic personality. (3) My favorite Barney line? How about, "Boy, giraffes are selfish. Just looking out for number one..." in DOGS DOGS DOGS?Don Knotts has said that, when making The Andy Griffith Show, they had so much fun on the set they never stopped laughing. Neither have we, Don, neither have we.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 801:
we love you don (forever)you were the best!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 802:
In a world so filled with hatred and strife, "Barney Fife" was my daily half hour escape from reality, I love you brother, The world will never be the same. Now you can make the big guy upstairs Laugh. bye for now. TOM- Richmond, va.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 803:
I would always look forward to the Andy Griffith show and the man who made the show, Don Knotts. You will really be missed in all our hearts Barney. We loved you and may god bless you and your family. If I ever "J-Walk" I hope you are the one to write me a ticket. We love you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 804:
I dont know if there is anyone who love Don Knotts as much as I did... The Andy Griffith Show was not the same after Barney left... He will will truly be missed... We love you Barney
Rest in peace...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 805:
Barney Fife will live on for generations.. giving people of all ages something to smile about... and to share.To Allen Newsome -- thanks for this site and for keeping the "spirit of Mayberry" alive and well.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 806:
Like many here, he was like a member of my family. Thank you for all the happiness, Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 807:
As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I must say a smile comes to my face when I think of the person you truly were! You brought much laughter to all! I only wish I had the opportunity to shake your hand. But one day I will be able to accomplish this dream. I have no doubt you are making the angels in heaven laugh. I will meet you and when I do, my world will be complete. Rest in peace Don (a.k.a. Barney)
Michael F. (My last name was found offensive! So I could not list it.)
February 26, 2006 - Msg 808:
It feels like I have lost a friend chris collins
February 26, 2006 - Msg 809:
Let us all pray to God to rest his soul and let us also pray that he had his bullet in his pocket.
God Bless Don Knotts
February 26, 2006 - Msg 810:
Don you are promoted to Sherriff and will now protect those purly gates in heaven. You will not need your one bullet because the bullet you have now, is our hearts and love, for you and your family. Jim and Dee Goodsell Florala, Ala.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 811:
A little bit of each of us dies with Don, because he was such a special part of our lives. God bless his loved ones in this time of sorrow.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 812:
Don Knotts, Thanks!! I have so many favorite memories but one of my favorites was when he was spying on the shoplifter dressed up as the dummy, or trying to impress at the Esquire club. I could go on & on. You were the best!
I'm very sad.
Derek, Boulder, Co
February 26, 2006 - Msg 813:
Whenever I'm feeling unhappy, down and hopeless, I put in another video of The Andy Griffith Show with Don Knotts/Barney Fife and I'll start feeling great again! Don Knotts had a wonderful life!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 814:
I grew up watching Don Knotts and feel very sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He made many people smite!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 815:
Don Knotts was the greatest commedian of all time. A few years back we saw him do live theatre, he did not miss a beat. He was so gracious to allow us to photgraph him with my family. Don is gone, but his memory and that of Mayberry will go on forever. Dennis Smith, Olathe Ks
February 26, 2006 - Msg 816:
Thank you, Don Knotts. I wish we could go back to censorship, the shows were so clean. Today, the shows are all about immorality and pervertedness thanks to perverted writers and directors. Bob, Bloomfield, MO
February 26, 2006 - Msg 817:
Feb. 27, 2006
Don Knotts was, 'simply the best'.
Joe Freeman, Lumberton, N.C.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 818:
Don... I hope that there are no 'kerosene cucumbers' in heaven...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 819:
We love you Barney! Godspeed to you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 820:
BARNY FIVE WILL STAY ALIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.YOU WERE THE BEST EVER AND ALWAYS WILL BE.AS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW IT WILL BE LIKE YOU ARE STILL WITH US."WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU." ALLEN&JERIE BROOKHAVEN,MS
February 26, 2006 - Msg 821:
What can I do but choke back the tears. What saddess fills my heart to hear of Mr. Knotts passing. I truly appreciate him for all the joy and laughter he brought to me and my family. Our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 822:
You were what greatness was all about!Rest in peace,my friend.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 823:
What a sad day for all of us. We have all lost a great friend. My DVD collection means more to me now than ever! We should all honk our horn as we pass by "check point chickie" Rest in peace Barn! Doug Ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 824:
It is a honor to be able to say how much he will be missed He was one of a kind and very much love. R.I.P. And may your family always remember. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord." See ya when we get there Don. "Keepem laughen"
February 26, 2006 - Msg 825:
Another wonderful friend has left us and is now relaxing on the front porch of his heavenly home. Until we can join you again Don. God Bless!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 826:
As children, my husband, Matthew and I would watch The Andy Griffith Show reruns and grew up with Three's Company. Both television shows would have not been the same without Don Knotts' sense of humor. His comedic style has made an everlasting impression in our lives and our sons, Aaron (7) and Andrew (3), who we also have as Mayberry fans (We own Box Sets of TAGS through the 5th season so far and will continue to have Don & Andy be a part of our everyday life for a long time to come. God bless you Don Knotts, may you rest in peace always. Our prayers are with Don's children and family always.
Matt & Tina Arceneaux
February 26, 2006 - Msg 827:
Don Knotts,,,,,you were/are my favorite actor,Fearless Fife forever,I was lucky to see you once in person,when you were in the stage play Harvey.Love all your movies,and TV shows,,,,#1 Barney........yours Mike Tutt,Brantford Canada
February 26, 2006 - Msg 828:
Greatness is measured by how much a person is loved. It is most obvious That Don was very loved
Gods Speed Don
Mark, Orlando FL.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 829:
Only one Don Knotts....thanks for the laughs...I think about quieter times in America, and hope to see 'em again soon.....you were an antecdote even in rerun form...RIP bud.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 830:
Goodbye Don. Goodbye Barney. I may have learned more about human values from you and Andy than I did from my real parents. The world is brighter for having had you in it, but it's a little darker just now, since you're gone.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 831:
It's a shame this message board could not have been originated when Don Knotts was still living. I wonder if he knew how much people loved him.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 832:
I saw one of my favorite Barney episodes last night--"Three Wishes For Opie" ("Count Iz von Talecky exists") and then read this morning that he had passed away. TAGS was more than a TV show--it has been a part of my life for more than 40 years. I have always loved the show, and the great thing is to now see that same love for the show in my kids. I hope Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and all of the cast know how much they are loved by the fans of this show. God bless.
Gary from Virginia
February 26, 2006 - Msg 833:
Mr. Knotts you will be missed. Thankfully we have your shows on DVD to enjoy you over and over. My God enjoy you now. My prays are with your family and fans.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 834:
One of my local TV stations carries The Andy Griffith Show. I watch daily. My favorite episode is The Pickle Story, or as I like to call it the Kerosene Cucumbers. Don Knotts was the GREATEST Actor on television. His talent will never be matched. I will continue to watch re-runs and they will touch me more now knowing that such a wonderful actor and person is no longer with us. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 835:
Barney, I know you have just been appointed Deputy Emeritus in heaven, You will be remembered here on earth, for many, many, many generations,I have spent many hours laughing at the same things I have seen hundred of times. Thank you for sharing your special talent with the world.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 836:
Where do you start? Don was a true genius of comedy. I will continue to watch the episodes I have seen hundreds of times. I will hear Barney recite "We the people"...Track with 'ol blue, set up check point chickie,and marry Ernest T in the Mountain Wedding episode. What an impact on those who watch!! Noone has aver been better. God speed Fast-Gun Fife, I'll miss you at Judo class.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 837:
Barn, You are my father figure. I cannot imagine what tv would have been like without you. In heaven you can go home, take a nap and go over to Thelma Lou's (when she gets there) and watch a little tv. Starla, Tennessee
February 26, 2006 - Msg 838:
I saw on A&E's "Biography" that Don Knotts was 'Big Man on Campus' at the Univ. of WV. That proves his wonderful character. He didn't have the physique that girls usually go for. People saw through his scrawniness.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 839:
During Our Lifetime We Travel Many Roads:
Don Knotts sure did! He molded one of the most loveable and recognizable characters ever in Barney Fife. I miss you Don!
I hope you knew the Lord.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 840:
I grew up with Barney and then Mr. Furley. You always made me laugh Don. Godspeed to you, the angels gain...God bless your family and friends.
Lisa from Indiana
February 26, 2006 - Msg 841:
I can't believe how I cried over the Loss of Don Knotts. I feel I have lost a real friend. Don was not a celebrity but a true entertainer someone you could look up to and respect. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be able to go back to Mayberry each day and escape a crazy world. I use his lines from the show with my family all the time. His memory will never die in my house. Rest in Peace ole Barn.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 842:
Mr. Knotts, you deserve the utmost respect for all that you accomplished for the medium of TV on TAGS. One of the greatest TV personalities of ALL TIME -- if not THE GREATEST.
May God bless and comfort your family in this time.
Keith Hendrix, Springfield, MO
February 26, 2006 - Msg 843:
Don Knotts was one of the best comedians ever! I still watch the Andy Griffith Show on TV Land. It was one of the all time great shows. It reminds me of my teen years growing up in a small town in Ohio. Thanks Kim from Michigan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 844:
"ATTA BOY LUTHER" and of course, who could forget Roy Fleming and his peanut butter snack in space. But unquestionably, the greatest and most memorable character of our lives - Bernard, "Barney" Fife. 10-4 Don, and thanks to you and yours for all the great memories.
Jim, Tampa, FL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 845:
Even though I never met you -- you truly became like a family member through your portrayal of the laughable yet loveable Barney Fife.
Don, God Bless and Godspeed...I'm guessing the Good Lord loves to laugh and he'll say well done. Thanks for the memories.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 846:
This has been a great experience reading these wonderful messages about Barney!
I was touched by [message 115, "me and my step dad never got along real well, but he turned me on to the andy griffith show. whenever i'd here that familiar whistle i knew we wouldn't be fighting, but laughing for at least the next hour]
Reading these posts has made me laugh and cry! It's amazing how the show touched people.
Barney was a friend for life! I can't stop laughing at the antics, even when I have seen them a hundred times. I start laughing when I know what is coming up. What a great character, there will never be another.
MzRizz in Denver
February 26, 2006 - Msg 847:
I am sure all of heaven is smiling. You'll be missed but never forgotten. "tears on our pillow speaks the pain in our hearts". We love you "Barn".
February 26, 2006 - Msg 848:
In an era where many comics find it necessary to be off color to "try" to make people laugh we've lost a comic genius who's folksy style won't ever be duplicated.
Barney, ... you beat everything, you know that!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 849:
Growing up in North Carolina in the 60's and 70's, it was almost state law to watch "Andy Griffith" reruns every day, as well as new episodes every week. The show's morality tales, casting, and comedic timings make this show truly timeless. Hundreds of years from now, people will still be laughing at Andy's constant needling (and then chuckling)of his best friend, and Barney's subsequent outburst. No one but Don Knotts could have made that magic happen - no one! He, and that program, are as much of my Carolina heritage as ACC basketball. I feel truly saddened by his loss and I miss him aleady! Godspeed, my friend, and God Bless you, and your family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 850:
There will never be another Barney Fife ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Don Knott's Family. He will truly be missed. Thank You Barney for many, many wonderful times watching You and Andy and all the others on The Andy Griffith Show. Lilly., West Virginia
February 26, 2006 - Msg 851:
Growing up with and still watching The Andy Griffith Show, Barney is a part of the family. Thank the Lord that at 10:00 and 10:30, I can visit Mayberry from here in Birmingham for ETERNITY!! We love you Mr. Knotts and may God be with thos who loved you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 852:
I can not begin to express how much Mr. Knotts will be missed but we will still have his work. I hope he knew how happy he made people. My favorite episode? I have no idea. Whenever Barney was on the case screen magic was there too. Thank you and God bless you Don Knotts and your family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 853:
All I have to say about Barney, was that Andy had
alot of patience and allow him to do things, because
he was usally right. Barney made the show.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 854:
I grew up watching Don Knotts in his many mid-60s into the 70s movies. I hid my eyes during "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" which is the most memorable of the many movies he made that represent good, clean fun. Even his role in "The Love God" was handled with humor and good taste as only he could have pulled it off. I never enjoyed TAGS as much as when I watched the reruns as an adult and could appreciate his genius. I think the biggest tribute I can give to Don Knotts is that he gave all of us that weren't perfect, the people who always got picked last at Red Rover or softball, a character we could relate to and for that he will always hold a place in the memories of my youth. As for his impact on his audience, I believe any fan can say without a doubt that there no one could have ever fit the roles he played any better. You will be missed but thankfully will live on to entertain generations to come. What a magnificent legacy. Thanks for the many smiles.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 855:
Barney will be missed and my favorite episode is when the women inmates take over the cabin in the woods and Barney says "You're getting to me!". Then he danced with the lady leader of the bunch! Barney you will be missed and God only knows, there will never again be another Barney Fife! Emily from Mobile, Alabama
February 26, 2006 - Msg 856:
The world has lost a reason to smile. Don Knotts made us laugh and see life in it's truest form; simple, happy and less complicated. Now, heaven has a reason to smile...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 857:
Our prayers to the family, friends and many fans of Don Knotts. For the past 7 months we've started our Sunday mornings with a laugh and a lesson, usually from the brilliant acting talent of Don Knotts and the wonderful character of Barney Fife. He was truly one-of-a-kind and will be missed.
The Mayberry Sunday School Class at Park Memorial United Methodist Church - Macon, Georgia
February 26, 2006 - Msg 858:
"Acapella, Acapella, well I don't know the rest of the words","He's a nut", "This nut came chasing after me screaming Citizens Arrest!, Citizens Arrest"!,"It's not a whim anymore if you put on clean underwear","Fly a quail through here and every one of them would point", "Gomer, get down there with them spiders!", and last but not least "NIP IT IN THE BUD!"
February 26, 2006 - Msg 859:
Thank you for all you have given.We will miss you in Flintstone Ga.God bless your family.
Love the Davis family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 860:
Dear Knotts Family,
May God comfort you with His holy spirit.
Your beloved Don was truly gifted and made us smile. May he rest in His eternal peace.
Steve Williams, Atlanta, GA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 861:
Don Knotts - You've traded in your Fife for a Harp. You will be missed but eternally remembered. Thank you for many good memories.
David - San Antonio, TX
February 26, 2006 - Msg 862:
I met Mr. Knotts about 6 years ago in Kingsport TN while he and several other TAGS stars were performing. He still had it even at his age. He did not sign autographs at this show but when I was going to my room I saw him going to his. His room was only two doors down from mine. I shook his hand and told him how much his humor meant to me. He was truly one of a kind. "That a boy Luther!"
Greg in Oak Ridge TN.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 863:
Dear Knotts Family,
Please know we share your loss. Our prayers are with you. We truly loved "Barney"!
The Coleman Family
February 26, 2006 - Msg 864:
Barney Fife is the man!!Thanks for always bring a smile to my face from The Andy Griffith Show to The Ghost and Mr. Chicken!!ill never forget you and you will be remembered forever!God bless!! yr last MAYBERRY UNIT #1 OVER AND OUT!!!
THE SULLIVAN FAMILY-TENN.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 865:
Thank you Don Knotts.....
Dan and Joyce,Somerset,Ky.....
February 26, 2006 - Msg 866:
OMG!!! My heart is so sad right now. You rocked as Barney. You will definately be missed
Meg Raleigh, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 867:
Don knotts may be gone but Barney Fife will live
forever. thanks Don for making us laugh over &
over.you will always be number 1 at my house.
may you rest in peace.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 868:
Don Knotts, Barney Fife, will always live in our hearts and on our television screens. The incredible laughter he has brought will continue to come as long as Mayberry exists. God has blessed us by bringing Don Knotts into our homes via the airwaves and my prayer is that He will bless the entire Knotts family during this sad time. Thank you Don, Barney, for all you have done and all I can say is "That a boy, Luther".
Craig Fischer, Commerce, Georgia
February 26, 2006 - Msg 869:
Never has a passing of a public figure hit me so hard. If a person is judged by the joy he brought others, then few compare with Mr. Knotts. As our childhood slips away, we are forever grateful for his presence.
Jim Galloway, Cleveland, Ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 870:
Barney - you'll always be my hero. Rest in peace, Don Knotts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 871:
Even though I never knew you personally, I genuinely feel like I have lost a friend. Thank you for providing endless amounts of smiles and laughter throughout my life. A fan in Alabama.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 872:
Thanks Mr. Knotts, you made me smile, Barney Fife will always be one of the great characters of all time. Thom King, Greenville, NC
February 26, 2006 - Msg 873:
Barney, you taught me to laugh at myself, thanks.
Dick from Harper, Kansas
February 26, 2006 - Msg 874:
What a legacy! I can think of things ole Barn said and it always brightens my day. Thanks for the memories and the laughter. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
Alice, Columbus, Ohio
February 26, 2006 - Msg 875:
To a true legend, Mr. Don Knotts:
there is not a week that passes where my family does not watch at least one classic tv show with Don Knotts. From Andy Griffith Show to Three's Company, to countless other movies or shows, Don Knotts has been a part of our "living room" for years and still wows our family young and old with his irreplaceable acting,comedy, and entertaining qualities... Simply the Best... our hearts are saddened with Don's passing but we have been truly blessed to have had him on our television for too many years to count. Don will be on television for many years to come and for that...we say thank you for touching our lives by your selfless work and professionalism..a "real" one of a kind... Godspeed my friend... Chris, Newport News Virginia....
February 26, 2006 - Msg 876:
You never know how much someone means to you until they are gone. When I heard the terrible news about Don Knotts I realized I had taken him and his talents for granted all these years. I guess I always expected him to be here on this Earth. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Knotts, I feel as though I can safely say that he was a decent, honest, compassionate, loving, kind human being who brought joy and happiness to all of us who had the pleasure of watching him on a daily basis. He was great as Mr. Furley and an absolute genuis as Barney Fife. Your family has my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace and May God Bless You!
White Bluff, TN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 877:
Barney - You were trully the best. Hope to see you there. You were a great example to everybody. May God be with your family. There is no doubt that they will see you again in Heaven.
Van Buren, AR
February 26, 2006 - Msg 878:
Dear Mr. Knotts,
Many of my hours are spent in front of a television. I couldn't imagine going more than a few days without watching at least part of an episode of 'The Andy Griffith Show' or 'Three's Company.'
Your work will always give me a reason to smile, a reason to enjoy life and a reason to laugh ("Nip it! Nip it! Nip it!").
I want to thank you for the timeless gift of pure comedy that you leave on the planet. I believe my life was better with you in the world.
Please say hello to John Belushi and Jackie Gleason...
Love to you and your family,
February 26, 2006 - Msg 879:
Barney Fife was the best. Never be another. Thanks Don...R.I.P.... Rusty, Hueytown, Alabama
February 26, 2006 - Msg 880:
favorite line: 'Ya see this badge? it stands for law and order!..LAW AND ORDER!"....as Andy G said...you made the show...and of course, you earned your place among the comics of great TV.....
thanks Don. a fan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 881:
Of all the Episodes, this is what came to mind when I head about Don Knotts' passing:
Andy: hmmm...Kinda gets to you a little bit don't it?
Barney: Well yeah...Ya know, seeing all those people you knew as kids and growin
older.....Kinda makes you sad.
Andy: Yeah, I know. Do the tears on your pillow bespeak the pain that's in your heart?
Andy: Me too!!
Me too, Barn
February 26, 2006 - Msg 882:
What do you say about someone that touched your life in such a way that everytime you had a bad day all you wanted to do was "go to Mayberry". That's what Don Knotts and all the actors of TAGS have done for me. I can turn on any episode and all my troubles of the day just disappear. Thanks Barney!!! You got last "10-4" in on the rest of us. Rest in peace
Janet in Kentucky
February 26, 2006 - Msg 883:
I am heartbroken. He has been a part of our lives for so long, he feels like family. My prayers go out to his family and friends, as I know they have a void that will never be filled.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 884:
I remember meeting Mr. Knotts on several occasions. He was remarkable each time. When we met him and the cast in North Carolina, I believe it was the 30th anniversary,(Please correct me if I am wrong),Mr. Knotts was wearing a smile as big as Montana. He seemed surprised that I asked for a "Barney" kiss. He was a blessing to see.I feel blessed that I was able to spend even more time with him during another get together some time after that. He was very Don Knotts and a sweetheart of a "Barney".I will miss him. Today, when I looked up to the sky, I could almost see the clouds shaking with laughter."Ole, Barn must have done it again"
Love you all who loved the man and my condolences to the Knotts family.
Sincerely, Naomi Goulart, W, Monroe, La.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 885:
My family and I always looked so forward to watching The Andy Griffith show.....mostly because of Barney. Thanks for so many laughs. You'll be missed, Don Knotts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 886:
May the lord shelter you forever. Thank you for all the laughs and lessons 'Barney' gave me.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 887:
DONS FAMILY& FRIENDS HAVE ALL THE BRAGGING RIGHTS TO HAVE KNOWN HIM PERSONALLY.. ILL MISS HIM TRUELY. D.MORAN LOUSIANA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 888:
Mayberry has lost it's "top gun". i hope Don realizes that everyone, everywhere,knows Barney, and he will be dearly missed. Barney, Andy, Opie, Aunt BEA,all of you, have made me wish that i grew up in Mayberry.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 889:
How many people can you list that always bring a smile to your face when you think of them? I felt that way about Don/Barney. What a great legacy for him to see so many people whose lives were touched by him. His talent and sweetness will be missed but we'll always have him in our hearts. I too feel like I've lost a friend.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 890:
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 891:
We will always be thinking of Don and the joy he continues to bring us when we tune in to the Andy Griffith Show.
John and Janet, Orlando,FL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 892:
Laughter will never be the same.The laughter master has been taken from us,but he will always be remembered every time we laugh. Thanks for all your humor Don.You truly made the world a better place. Smile upon us!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 893:
I Believe Don will still aspire actors and the audiance today and in the fuure,He is Greatly Missed and truly charished in my life of rememering him.I hope someone in the acting field will carry on his kind of clean comedy and slapstick surprizes.He is loved.
Dave and Lisa, Portage, Michigan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 894:
God bless you, Don. You will always have a place in our hearts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 895:
It was always a treat to watch you - you'll be missed
Carole, Mississauga, Ontario Canada
February 26, 2006 - Msg 896:
Thank you Don. Rest in peace.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 897:
DON (BARNEY FIFE) KNOTTS, A HERO, A COMIC, A LEGEND AND FRIEND TO THE WORLD! YOU WILL BE MISSED EVERYDAY! THANK YOU FOR THE MILLIONS OF SMILES, LAUGHS AND GREAT MEMORIES YOU HAVE GIVEN TO ME SINCE I WAS A KID. BEING A POLICE OFFICER AND CALLED LITTLE BARNEY WILL MEAN MORE TO ME THAN ANYTHING NOW THAT YOUR NOT WITH US. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 898:
In the ol' Salt n' Pepper on last time...
so long Barn...
February 26, 2006 - Msg 899:
Mr. Knotts, you gave and continue giving my family immeasurable amounts of joy and happiness. You will truly be missed my friend.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 900:
Heaven got a big smile this weekend! Mr. Knotts, thank you for all the smiles you've given to so many down here! We will miss you!
Barry & Tina Thornhill
February 26, 2006 - Msg 901:
My day was complete after watching Don Knotts (Barney), on the Andy Griffith Show. He always made me laugh. God Bless his family in their time of sorrow.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 902:
We've all lost a dear friend, a gentle soul who made us all laugh. Dear Mr. Limpet, we'll miss you.
-Bill A., Lutz, Fla.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 903:
The Andy Griffith Show is the greatest show ever and Don Knotts has meant so much to me through the years. I grew up with Andy and Barney and they will always be a part of my life. My family and I enjoy the show as much as we can and it's a joy for me to watch Don and Andy with my 16 year old son who loves them as much as I do!!! Don's passing is truly sad for all of us but he will live on through the wonderful work he gave us all. May God truly bless you Don!! Jeff. CA