February 26, 2006 - Msg 1050:
I'm 33 years old, and I'm a disabled person. I can without a doubt say that andy and barn helped me through some tough times I've been disabled all my life and there were days when I'm not able to get out of my house. thank god for reruns and tvland, so I can cheer myself up with the love and warmth of Mayberyy, My wife neccie and I sazy lines from different epasodes like trouble check and nip it in the bud, and citzens arrestt. god bless don and his family, and may he be at rest and at peace love to don's family, and to Andy, Ron, and the rest of the maybery gang,
Jason And Denise Sasser
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1051:
A man left us a few days ago; an angel will be with us forever. You showed us how to smile, and today we cry. We will laugh forever though!!
PS I'll miss your wisdom
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1052:
2/26/06-Con Peebles: I can remember watching Don Knotts with my Dad. My Dad looked a lot like Mr. Knotts. After my Dad died I would watch TAGS and remember the times we shared laughing. At my Dad's funeral there was a picture signed by Mr. Knotts by the casket....boy my Dad loved him. Thank you Mr. Knotts for bring such joy to my childhood home.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1053:
Those idiots in Hollywood should take notice! Great "clean" comedy is never out-dated. Don Knotts and the other menbers of The Andy Griffin Show is an excellent example of this! Nothing better than Don's comic genius. God Bless You, Barney! We will miss you dearly.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1054:
Mr. Knotts and the Mayberry gang are always welcome in my home. I can't say that about most of what passes for television entertainment today.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1055:
Mr Knotts was a beloved figure in North America. (A thousand people can't be wrong.)
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1056:
Good Night our precious Barney boy. We will miss you most deeply. The world will be a sadder place without you Don Knotts. What an amazing talent you were. The world will never see the likes of you again. And Mr. Knotts what class you possessed. Class indeed!!!
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1057:
THIS JUST IN: As soon as Don Knotts passed through the pearly gates, he was hit on the head with an unknown object. He was only temporarily stunned but, by the time he could put his bullet in his gun, the perpetrator was long gone. Fortunately, Mrs. Wiley and Mr. Schwump found a suspicious rock which they turned over to Barney and the boys in the lab who quickly identified it as "a local rock" covered with Ernest T. Bass'finger prints.
A subsequent search -- which took an inordinate amount of time due to a posse comprised of only by Barn, Otis and Floyd -- finally cornered Ernest T. who was holed up at Hogett Winslow's place. Of course, Barney put him in maximum security cell #2 at the Rock, but he immediately escaped to have a hearty breakfast at the diner (served by an elated Olive, who was still excited about receiving a "half a C tip" the previous day). In a surprise turn of events, Deputy Fife decided not to apprehend and reincarcerate him since he had -- in a brazen breach of rule #1 -- been writing on the walls!
So, it looks like heavenly law enforcement will be a bit lax until Andy joins the force, which I hope won't be for a long time.
In the meantime, Barn, nip what buds you can, fire up the hot plate, have a sip or two of Rafe Hollister's moonshine, hook up with the fun girls and, most of all, rest in peace.
MWP Brecksville, OH
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1058:
I've grown up watching most everything Don performed. He was the consumate actor and comedian. I'm 50 years old and grew up as television did. My wife and children never knew only black and white. As I moved around the country with my family, the military and through my education, I could nearly always find Mayberry, and a laugh. When I lived in Houston I learned Don had a daughter living there and was a frequent visitor. I wish chance would have let me meet him.
When I moved to my adopted hometown ( much smaller than Mayberry) in East Texas to start my practice I met our police chief. He was skinny and sorta shakey and my first thought was which pocket is his bullet in. Don Knotts has left a legacy that no other actor can match. I will miss him.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1059:
I grew up watching Barney(he will always be
Barney to me) on the Andy Griffith show. It
has defined my lifestyle and values to a great
extent. "We will grieve and we will miss him,
there will be one vacant chair. We will linger
to caress him as we breathe our evening prayer."
I'll miss you old buddy. Brent Moody
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1060:
February 26,2006 Our sincere condolences to the family of Don. My fiance' and I watch the Andy Griffith Shows all of the time. We have most of the video tapes and we both grew up watching Barney and Andy and the wonderful and funny messages they gave us. We have been to Mt. Airy and are planning another trip at the end of April for our honeymoon. We will miss Don and Barney. Beth and Alton Bennington, Vermont
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1061:
My uncle will be missed by a nation full of fans. He appreciated all of you who thought so highly of his work. Thank you all for keeping his memory alive.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1062:
I remember Don Knotts as the lovable Barney well, and watching the older shows, he was really funny. He will be missed by a lot of us. I am in the process of creating a comic strip in memory of Don Knotts in loving, but comic memory of him and some of his antics as a cop like him pulls over one of my characters from my strip for speeding, but with an ending only in a gag i seen played on a TV land commercial. It should be up shorty on www.gstreetcomics.com. Meanwhile, Barn may the pearly gates welcome you greatly.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1063:
Oh yeah and i forgot to post my name on this post regarding my comic strip
Don may not be on this earth, but you will live on in the hearts of all.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1064:
Without a doubt, the single best character in the history of TV is Barney Fife. Don Knotts was just plain funny. One of a kind. Whether he was reciting the "two basic rules" of the Big House, trying to remove his stuck fingers from a bowling ball in "How to Frame a Figg", or bragging about his way with the ladies as Ralph Furley on "Threes Company", you just had to laugh. This was a comic genius at work. I was lucky enough to meet him at a AGS reunion in 1995. I was happy to find him gracious as he chatted with me and posed for pictures. Then again, I didn't really expect him to be anything but. This is a sad day for me and for all fans of the "Andy Griffith Show." Rest in peace Barn. And Goober says "hey".
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1065:
I have been a fan of TAGS my entire life. Don Knotts was "Barney", no one has a greater impact on generations with his humor and our laughter. Heaven is a much brighter place now that Barney has arrived. God Bless... and as Opie would say, "It makes me sad, Pa!"
Leah - Clinton, Mississippi
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1066:
You will be missed alot. That is where we thank god you great people in your business and in re runs!! God be with you and your family
Deb Jerry Beschta... Baraboo, WIsc.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1067:
February 26, 2006- You will never be forgotten Barney!!! Our family has enjoyed the "laugh" you gave us in every movie or show we have seen you in.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1068:
Not many people bring that much happiness into this world or take so many good wishes out of it. God bless you Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1069:
We all loved our Barney Fife.Don Knotts WAS Barney Fife.He will be missed and i'll bet God and heaven is laughing right now.Its a loss for our world and a gain for heaven.God bless you Don
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1070:
My father and myself have watched the andy griffith show for many years. Don knotts made that show. He was a tremendous talent he has given me alot of luaghter. We plan to purchase all five seasons with barney(we currently have four) Sorry to see you go Don. :(
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1071:
RIP DON, We all loved you.may God Bless you and yours.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1072:
THERES ALOT MORE LAUGHTER IN HAVEN NOW THAT BARNEY FIFE IS ON PATROL UP THERE . THANKS DON FOR ALL GREAT HUMOR.GOD BLESS YOU.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1073:
When you have a chance, read this wonderful man's bio and you'll note that he was a giant of men who brought joy into our hearts.
Godspeed, we will miss you.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1074:
Don Knotts will be sorely missed. I was 40 years old on 2-23-06 and I grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show. I always loved Barney.I wished he and Thelma Lou had married.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1075:
Andy and Barney were lawmen...best this town ever did see...they fought the law and told criminals to stay out of Mayberry...they were the law
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1076:
There once was a Deputy named Fife.
He had a gun and a knife.
His knife was all rusty.
His gun was all dusty.
He’ll always be a part of my life.
God bless you Don Knotts. May your soul rest in peace, and may your joy and laughter live forever in Mayberry and in all of us.
Clarendon Hills, IL
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1077:
DOn Knotts is somebody I always wanted to meet in person, but never got the chance to. Losing him is like losing a true friend, and maybe even a family member. There are times when I was low that Don's comedy would cheer me up. He has a wonderful legacy he has left behind that we will all truly charish forever. We all love you Don.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1078:
Thanks "Barn", for showing us how to laugh at ourselves. Thank you, Don Knotts, for creating & sharing a character of warmth & humor. That tenor voice now sings in the heavenly choir.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1079:
A funny yet, outstanding actor/comedian, you will be sadly missed, but more importanly, you will always be remembered. Your comedy on the Andy Griffith show, then on Three's Company was just what a soul needed. You were an inspiration to the business in Hollywood.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1080:
Don was a great man. From Mayberry to Pleasantville, he made us laugh. I am proud he is from my home state of West Virginia. I am a small market journalist in Ohio now and I say rest in peace Don (Barney)
Red Thompson, Jr.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1081:
I GREW UP WATCHING THE TAGS AND I STILL THINK THERE IS NO BETTER SHOW ON TELEVISION. AND NOW MY DAUGHTER IS GROWING UP WATCHING IT ALSO. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYONE LIKE DON KNOTTS. HE COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH AND SOMETIMES CRY AT THE SAME TIME.
GOD BLESS THE DON KNOTTS FAMILY AND HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS..
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1082:
Thanks for all of the good, clean humor you provided to us on the Andy Griffith show, as well as the movies. You will be missed, but you will not be forgotten.
May you rest in peace Don Knotts (Barney Fife). Your memories and your comedy will live on forever.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1083:
A funny yet, outstanding actor/comedian, you will be sadly missed, but more importanly, you will always be remembered. Your comedy on the Andy Griffith show, then on Three's Company was just what a soul needed. You were an inspiration to the business in Hollywood.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1084:
Don was a good person! and is really missed! thanks for all the Entertainment` the world needs more Don Knotts~
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1085:
I have watched TAGS for a good while now. With all of the programs on TV today, TAGS is a show that provides good clean humor. Don Knotts never subjected himself to humor that was not fit for all ages. Over all the appearances that I have seen of Don Knotts his style of comedy is something that a person of any age can enjoy. That is not something you see much of today. My he rest in peace. We will miss you, but we will not forget you Deputy Fife..
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1086:
Thank you for the memories Don. You will always be a part of my household. My children will know you as I did growing up. You made my bad days just a little bit better. God bless.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1087:
Barney, without a doubt, the best protrayed character of all time on television. No one comes close to the performance done by Don with Barney.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1088:
Thank you Barney for many, many hours of fun, you will be missed. Mr. Knotts you ARE a part of my family.
Bless the Don Knotts family
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1089:
What a man. Small in size but very large in life values. You made me laugh then and still do today. Hate to see you go old friend but I will bite the bullet. Thanks for the memories. Bob Wilson Holiday,Florida
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1090:
I am here to say that I am very much mourning the loss of Don Knotts. In this past week I have lost two people very near and dear to me. My GrandPa passed away and his passing has left a big void in my life. Then I hear that Barn' has gone too. I hope the two of them know can meet and know on a personal note that they both have brought a lot of joy in my life. My Heart goes out to Andy Griffith whom I am sure has felt a very big loss as well. Im 43 years old and I have known Barney Fife all my life. Im just glad that I can still see him as I am sure I will till time ends. He was as a big influence in my life and has helped me through some tough times. I hope him and Grandpa are shaking hands now. Thanks for all the good times. DS.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1091:
As I get older, I swear the Andy Griffith Show gets funnier. Don Knotts was one of those people you always assume will be around because you've always had them around and it's sad and sobering to see him go. God bless him and keep his family and may they all know the nation mourns with them and appreciates them having shared Mr Knotts with us. He was a humble national treasure.
Kevin Yeatts - Richmond, VA
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1092:
At age 76 I can truly say, only a very few special people outside of our family & personal friends, live in our memories like family.
Don Knotts was one of those special people.
10-42 my friend. Merle Helms Brookville, IN
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1093:
Don truly was a class act and one of the best. His work will be timeless and never matched. May God bless his family.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1094:
No one did nervous better than Don Knotts. Wheather he was playing Barney Fife or Luther Hage from the Ghost and Mr. Chicken. He could draw you in and then crack you up just by making a pucker face like an old woman or just make his eyes bug out and his body shake. Don Knotts was GREAT and when I heard of his passing my heart broke and I cried. RIP MR. Knotts we will miss you. "Atta Boy Luther" "Nip it in the bud". Barb Doherty
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1095:
Don Knotts and Mayberry are among the greatest influences of my life. He taught me how wonderful people can be, and how to be kind. Thank you, Don Knotts.
hucktunes, Eureka, Ca,
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1096:
I am 34 and work in a very high stress corporate job. When I think back to "simpler times" I remember watching Andy Griffith growing up and to this day an episode will bring a smile to my face. I wish you could buy the dvd set of the episdoes like all the other classic tv shows. Don Knotts is a class act "Barney" will always be family to me. God Bless Don Knotts.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1097:
Don Knotts taught me how wonderful folks can be and how to be kind. Thank you, Don Knotts.
Hucktunes, Eureka, Ca.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1098:
I also have grown up watching Don Knotts and his crazy characters on the TV and in the movies. My son and I love laughing together at them. Don Knotts was a tremendous man with an awesome comedic tallent and he will be missed. I wish I could have met him and shook his hand.
Thank you Mr. Knotts, you made the world a better place for us all.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1099:
I watched Don Knotts all my life. He left us to soon. He died from the samething my mom did in 1978. I remeber her laughing everytime he was on. The love and friendship he had with Andy came shining through. He will be forever missed in my heart. I know my mom is finally met him and laughing with him up in heaven. All my love to his family and friends. Thank you Don Knotts. I will always love you very much. Mary Lease, Rochester, Michigan
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1100:
My, have we lost a true legend. Don Knotts not only excelled at the role of Barney Fife, but immortalized a character loved by one generation after another. The real beauty is that he was side-splittingly funny, and without resorting to anything tacky, lewd or vulgar. He was just hysterical. He was also very good on "Three's Company". He came into a hit series, where Norman Fell and Audra Lindley had become pretty well liked in their parts. Only someone with the talent of Knotts could fill their roles, and he did it impeccably well. Whether it was his movies, The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company and even the short stint on Matlock, Knotts was a consistently good performer who always assured a lot of laughs. He will be truly missed.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1101:
It comforts me to see so many are saddened as well, by Don's going home to be with Jesus. God blesses us with a few decent people in our lifetime, that make an impact in our lives. He was one of them.
I had the great privilege of meeting and taking a picture with him a few years ago in Kansas City. I will now cherrish that picture for years to come. Don, with the entire TAGS cast, help me to put lifes problems aside for a short time as I watched and laughed. We are all better people because of what the shows emphasized.
"OUR BARNEY BELOVED. THE TEARS ON OUR PILLOWS BESPEAK THE PAIN THAT IS IN OUR HEARTS." I believe I will see him in heaven. May God send peace to his family, friends, Andy and all of us.
February 26, 2006 - Msg 1102:
To an all time great comedian. My sincere condolences to the Don Knotts family. He will be truly missed. Whenever I've had a hard day, I come home and pop in a TAGS dvd and ol Barn and the gang always cheer me up. Thanks for the memories.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1103:
God Bless you Don - thanks for the wholesome memories ! Rick Polston, Tennessee
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1104:
God bless you my friend. You may rest in peace with the Lord.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1105:
I'm a simple country boy from North Carolina so the andy griffith show means the world to me i was saddened to here that Don had past away i'd like to thank him for years of entertainment and the years to come because he's legacy as Barney will live for ever. With much love from a true fan know that the lose is felt the greatest here in North Carolina RIP Don Tommy Hinnant Kenly, NC
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1106:
Don Knotts what we can say about a man who is loved by millions. Don Knotts along with Andy Griffith brought everyone so much joy and laughter into our lives. Watching The Andy Griffith Show Make you sit back and wished we could have a life like that in a small town like Mayberry. Don Knotts made people laugh and he loved that. With every picture you see of Don Knotts he is smiling inside and out because he loved people and he loved his job of acting. Don Knotts you will be missed and loved for years. Keep our bullet in your pocket and we will keep you and your family in our hearts and mind for always.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1107:
When I heard the news of Don Knotts’ passing, I thought what can be said about this man that has not been said already or will be said in the days ahead. Many people consider Barney Fife to be the greatest comedic character in the history of television. Prior to playing Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Knotts played the nervous Mr. Morrison on The Steve Allen Show. Mr. Morrison’s initials were related to his occupation. For example K.B. Morrison’s job was to place the pins in hand grenades. When asked what the initials stood for, Mr. Morrison replied, "Kaa Boom!" Steve Allen would ask Mr. Morrison if he was nervous and always got the quick one word reply, "No!!!" In 1979, Mr. Knotts joined the cast of Three's Company as the new landlord Ralph Furley. I even remember seeing Mr. Knotts pulling pranks with Allen Funt on Candid Camera but Don Knotts will always be remembered best as Barney Fife.
Why do we love Barney? There are many great comedic characters on TV, but many of these comedic characters went to a farcical extreme. Some even dropped I.Q. points for the sake of a joke. Andy Griffith felt that the integrity of Mayberry’s citizens was more important than a punch line. I think there is a lot of Barney in all of us. We may strive to be like Andy Taylor, act like Andy Taylor and may even fool ourselves into thinking that we are Andy Taylor. But we are really are Barney Fife full of good intentions but with a bullet in our pocket. The same integrity of the Barney character allowed Don Knotts to play the serious moments as well.
I only met Don Knotts once. It was at a local art store where he was having a picture framed. This was on same day that Return to Mayberry was to air. Everyone in the store had to approach Mr. Knotts to tell him how much he or she loves his work and that they would be watching the Mayberry Reunion that night. I’m sure he was in a hurry but he took the time to thank everyone for his or her kind words.
Good Night Mr. Knotts, see you at the fishing hole.
To quote Barney Fife & Andy Taylor
Barney Fife: The last big buy was my mom's and dad's anniversary present.
Andy Taylor: What'd ya get 'em?
Barney Fife: A septic tank.
Andy Taylor: For their anniversary?
Barney Fife: They're awful hard to buy for. Besides, it was something they could use. They were really thrilled. It had two tons of concrete in it. All steel reinforced.
Andy Taylor: You're a fine son, Barn.
Barney Fife: I try.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1108:
Thank you, Don... for joy and laughter and philosophy and guidance. WE miss you. Have fun visiting all of your friends and relations. Wathch over us and protect the children, See you later.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1109:
My biggest regret as KY's biggest Andy Griffith Show fan is that I never wrote Don Knotts to tell him how much I loved him as Barney and how much I appreciated what he gave to this country. I kept thinking I would do it one day--well, now it's too late. We went to Andy Griffith Days in Mt. Airy in 2004, and I did meet Betty Lynn. What a lovely and gracious lady! Like my husband says "Thelma Lou was a babe!" She still is, and don't you know her heart is heavy. Anyway, I did get to tell her what she had meant to me and my family, and I'm so glad. Andy Griffith was there too, dedicating the TV Land statue. He spoke to the crowd, and I could have listened to him talk all day. I didn't get to meet him, but I would like to tell him now while I still have the chance-- I love you and appreciate you for all the joy you have brought to me. Thanks for all the happy, happy times. Let's all tell those from this show how much we appreciate them while we have the chance. My only consolation is, if Don didn't know how much we loved him before, he knows it tonight. I love you, Don. See you soon-- we'll have some chili and a bottle of pop.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1110:
Don Knotts never failed to bring a smile to my face, from my childhood days up through adulthood. I learned car buying tips from him (never trust a sweet old lady that drives 25 to church on Sundays), and I learned that he always gave his all to making people laugh and smile. God must have needed a deputy to guard the pearly gates. You will be missed, Deputy Fife. -Blythe, CA
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1111:
I just opened the 4th season on dvd today. My family and i watched a couple of episodes together.Guess what? You are still batting 1.000 You made us laugh out loud again. You never failed us. Thanks. Mike, Donna, Matthew, Andrew, Angela, and Shanna....Bedford, Ky.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1112:
I cried a lot today. I felt like I had lost one of my own family. I saw Barney every day that he was on TV. He became a part of me. Words cannot express my sadness and what the world has lost. I just hope they put a bullet in his shirt and a badge over his big heart. He gave so much to all of us. Patrol the streets of gold, Barney, we'll see you on God's porch!
JTG Hot Springs, AR
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1113:
I grew up watching Don Knotts playing Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. I still love to watch Barney Fife on that show but I still think he should have married Thelma Lou. Every show Don Knotts was in was very funny.Don will always be loved down here in this world for the humor that he has showed us in all of the shows he played in.Also when he was in Three's Company he was a very good laugh.Now I think he is up in Heaven with Jong Ritter or Jack Tripper.I would say he is having alot of good times with Aunt Bee and John Ritter while they are remembering all of the good times that they had while they were down here with all of us.
Don will you please bring us some great shows like the ones that you were in because there is too much violence in this worldnow ,we need more humor in this world. Where have all of those good days went to ?
We will always miss you Don Knotts(Barney,Ralph)but you will always be in our hearts with alot of laughter from the shows you were in.
God Bless Don Knotts' family, friends and fans.
May Don Knotts rest in peace with all of our Heavenly Brothers and Sisters who are already up there in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.
I know Don Knotts is is enjoying being up there in Heaven behind those Pearly Gates with Our Lord Jesus Christ.
God Bless You Don Knotts........
Mindy and John Schmidt
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1114:
The Andy Griffith Show has been a huge part of my life since I was a small child. I am just 22 years old and I could never in words express how timeless Don Knotts truly is. The comedy and fun he brought to the show is a testimate to the man. He has truly had a very positive impact on my life. I will shed many tears today......
Robert, Jonesoborough TN
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1115:
Being the same age as Ron Howard, my birthday was Feb 20, 1954, I became engrossed with the Andy Griffith show from it's begning. I can still remember how I always compared myself with the Opie. Barney always cracked me up especially when he had to ask Andy if he could get his bullet out of his shirt pocket and then attempt to load his gun.
Don Knotts, I thank you for being part of my life growing up. It was shows like yours that had an impact on many from my generation and we
all will miss you. Thank you for the great laughs you were able to bring into our homes once a week. May you rest in peace and join Aunt Bea, Otis, Howard, Hellen and everyone else who has passed on over the years that were associated with this wonderful show.
Ed & Deb Bess Stuart Florida.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1116:
I have been a life long fan of Don Knotts and of everyone in Mayberry. It is still a place I visit when I need comfort and peace and a good laugh. I am so saddened by the loss of Mr.Knotts. Teresa Zinser, Las Vegas, NV
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1117:
Don Knotts thank you for making us laugh. Thank you for giving so much and for putting a smile on our faces.
Kath and Carlo
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1118:
Don Knotts known mostly for his row in Mayberry, has also made many funny movies. One of the greats who was funny with out resorting to the crude. A real talent, missed by all who enjoy comdy without the gross humor we endure today. May his family find some comfort in his accomplishments as a performer and the love of his fans.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1119:
TAGS is on TVLAND right now...."Barney Fife, Realtor" 1 of my favs...Love when Opie is telling everything wrong with the house and how Barn reacts lol....just Laughing through my tear....I wish I had the episode on DVD where he and Andy sing "We will meet him, but we will miss him" for Otis....i'd love to hear it right now
Locust Grove, GA
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1120:
Barney Fife is the greatest character in the history of television. We have truly lost an American icon. Rest in peace, Mr. Knotts. Robert, Greenbrier, Arkansas.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1121:
A television Icon, A classy guy, a comic genius, & a fellow West Virginian. Thank you Don Knotts. You will be missed.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1122:
WE WILL MISS YOU MR. KNOTTS. YOU WERE A REAL CLASS ACT......YES SIR, MR. DON KNOTTS...........TRUELY A FIRST CLASS ACT. GOD LOANED YOU TO US FOR 81 YEARS, AND THEN CALLED YOU HOME... SO HE COULD LAUGH A LITTLE. JIM & JOAN EVERS HARTLAND, MICHIGAN
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1123:
How will tv land replace barney? You can't. Barney was a special guy that can not be replaced. He was a fun loving fellow with good intentions. He did his best to please. Thelma Lou was a lucky lady to have this man as her boyfried. To Bad they never married on the show. I wonder if they would have had childern? Any way to the family of the man that protrayed Barney. Mr.Knotts was a wonderful actor. I loved him in the Walt Disney movies he made, I loved him in Three's Company, but he will always be best known and remembered as Barney Fifth on the Andy Griffith Show. May God bestowed his many blessing on you at this time of lost. May his healing hands give you confront in your time of sorrow. Don is now in a better place. Maybe he can entertain to the angels in heaven. May God Bless you in your time of lost.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1124:
Mr. Knotts will be sorely missed. My God be with you in your time of need. Hendersonville, North Carolina
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1125:
I always dreaded the day I would read of Don Knotts death. Seems we want to see people like him live forever. There will never be another Barney Fife. You have been loved and we will always love you while missing you. As long as there is Mayberry reruns, you will always be with us. So many memories. Thank you for bringing such humor and happiness to our lives.
C.J.D. Mt. Vernon Indiana
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1126:
Hearts are breaking all over the world tonight as we mourn the loss of our beloved Deputy. Never as one brought so much laughter and peace to our lives as the folks of Mayberry did and still do. In todays world with all the strife and bad news all the time, its nice to be able to pop in the dvds and forget the real world for awhile. As with many of you, it feels like we lost one of our own loved ones. In a way we did. Hopefully Don knows how much he was loved. To Andy and the others still so thankfully with us, may we too say we love and cherish you while we still can. Heaven is rolling in laughter tonight..our loss is their gain..
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1127:
Well Barney I'm glad to know that Aunt Bea's kerosene pickles didn't kill you. HOwever something else did. you will be missed very much. Tell Aunt Bea, Mr. Bass, Floyd, Otis and any more members of the Mayberry township that has already passed on that they better watch out because Barney is here and he is ready to help nip things in the bud. Have fun in heaven with your buddies good buddy. May God bless
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1128:
thanks barney for all the laughs.may god bless you. madison wv
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1129:
It's no coincedence that the two 'Return to Mayberry' specials that aired several years later were rating hits beyond the network's expectations. For me, they were like family reunions. They were nothing really special, but rekindled the memories of the original show, like an old friend you meet after several years of being apart: you just pick up right where you left off and enjoy the moment.
Thanks Don for all that you've done in shaping the character of a generation (or two; or three.. ). Humility in the face of adversity is the way to go.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1130:
I remember watching the "Andy and Barny show" As we called in my house as a kid, I am 28 now and and live far from home but when Andy and Barny would come on, I allways felt like i was back home again thank you Don for helping me get back home as God has seen fit to call you to yours. You are loved and will be missed! God Bless you Don Knots.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1131:
A True Comic Genius !!! Good Bye Don !! You Will Be Missed !! Say Hi to Floyd and Otis !!!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1132:
When I think back over the years of coming from a family of 12, sitting around the old black and white watching his shows we took alot for granted. Life was good, clean and our minds healthy and free from wrongdoing. His family oriented movies and made for TV roles enriched our lives with laughter around the globe. To his family we all grieve with you and as a family we say a prayer. Keep the reruns on and the laugher coming. Paul Moncton, New Brunswick.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1133:
Thank you for all the laughs in a long and brilliant career in radio, TV and movies. Barney Fife, Ralph Furley, and countless other characters of yours will live on to entertain new generations of fans. You were simply the best Mr. Knotts...and you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.
Bruce Restau, Lakeland, Florida
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1134:
I think that there is alot of "Barney" in all of us,I just wish that there could have been a little more..! Marvin Denney, Seattle,Wa
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1135:
i loved mr knots he made me laf he wase such a sweet man i hope he did not sufer win hee died he wase such a happey man love christina
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1136:
I'VE BEEN SITTING HERE READING ALL THE NICE THINGS BEING SAID ABOUT "BARNEY",AND THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE JUST HAPPENED UP ON THIS SITE, AND ARE WONDERING WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT. THE ANSWER IS, WE KNOW WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT!! AND TO THOSE FOLKS,I SAY, "NIP IT! NIP IT IN THE BUD!!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1137:
May God bless America for we truly lost a great neighbor, brother, and friend...Mr. Knotts you will be deeply and profoundly missed, may Heavenly Father embrace you with opens arms and a happy heart for the joy you have given to so many people. egf, MO
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1138:
I am writing for my brother. He took me to Kingsport TN to see him about 6 years ago. He was sad that I saw him walking to his room and shook his hand. He decided to place one of Don's photos under his door with his address asking for an autograph. I told him he was waisting his time that he would be too busy to send this to him. A week later he had a signed photo in his mailbox. He loved his fans. A real trooper. My brother's name is also Don.
Don send us some humor from heaven. Lord knows the world needs it these days!
We love you.
Greg and Don Bell
Oak Ridge, TN
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1139:
To many of us, the character of Barney Fife will forever remembered as one of the most memorable in television history. He made us smile.....
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1140:
Of learning of Don Knotts passing i am filled with such an emptiness,but then i think how much he has fullfilled my life with happiness.he was a true American treasure and he will be dearly missed.Godspeed to you Don as you pass over the river Jordan,your pal forever,Don Foster
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1141:
DON KNOTTS WILL BE REMEMBERED ,AND LIVE ON IN RE-RUNS AS HE EARNS HIS ANGEL WINGS AND BRING US ANOTHER OWNDERFUL HUMAN BEING TO TRY AND FILL HIS BIG SHOES...GOD BLESS HIM.THANK YOU FOR SO MANY FUN FILLED TIMES WATCHING BARNEY ON THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW....DAVE CABRAL A DISABLED PERSON THAT GETS HIS FUN WATCHING RE-RUNS ON TV LAND.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1142:
don knotts was great playing barney...i love watching the andy reruns...he will be missed so much... my deepest sympathy to the family...barney will always be remembered...
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1143:
Rest In Peace and God Bless, Mr. Don Knotts. You will always be Barney to us.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1144:
AS IS SIT HERE AT WORK THINKING WHY AM I SO SAD... IT JUST FEELS LIKE MY HEART IS BROKEN. BARNEY I WILL REMEBER YOU ALWAYS AND WILL MAKE SURE MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN KNOW THE JOY YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO ME ALL MY LIFE.... WE ALL LOVE YOU KATHY N
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1145:
What a loss to such a warm hearted humourous person. Whether you came into our home's back in the 60's or now - it was like watching the episodes for the first time. It never got boring. In the evenings we watch a episode on one channel and when it went off, flip the another channel to watch another. Barney, you defintely "nipped it in the bud" - and as Mr Furley you were a hoot!you will be missed!!! The Greens from Greer, SC - Proud to say members of TAGRWC
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1146:
I will always enjoy watching Don, now with sadness knowing he is no longer here. I hope his family reads some of these lovely comments on this site. Don has touched so many lives through the years. God Bless. and Thank You for all you have given the world.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1147:
BARN: One of a kind, his passing will be remembered in MANY, MANY lives....Thank you Don Knotts for the many wonderful television shows. Due to the dvd releases you will live in my house forever. Bless you family in this time of loss. Shirley Jensen Meadowview VA
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1148:
Thank You Don for all the laughs, Anthony & Cheryl
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1149:
God Speed Mr. Knotts.
Keep the bullet in your pocket, you won't be needing it where your going. Stop in for a trim, I am sure Floyd has a chair open. Give Aunt Bee our best. Thanks for the past, current and future laughs. You are one of a kind.
Eric Horton Memphis Michigan
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1150:
There will never be another Barney or Andy or TV show that can top it! I have watched this show most of my life and still watch reruns once or twice a day. Barney was a true gentleman! I will miss him! Loved your Barn!!!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1151:
If it weren't for people like Don the world wouldn'tknow how to laugh. Don made us all see a side of ourselves that few people see now days with all of the termoil in this world. This earth lost one of "The Great People" but Heaven got a gem added. Thank You Don for all of the many times you made me laugh. I will miss you, as will anyone who can appreciate real comedy. John Stelplugh
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1152:
I will truly miss Don Knotts but am glad I can still share his memories on DVD as Barney Fife. There will never be another character like Barney nor show like TAGS. Although we have lost a very dear friend, Heaven has gained a great man! Thanks Don for all the times that you made me laugh. You will truly be missed! Bill, Simpsonville SC
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1153:
"The Andy Griffith Show" ...starring Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor....Ronnie Howard as Opie...Also featuring Don Knotts.....
Ya know....this is still prolly one of the few shows that my wife lets me watch....lol...well...all of them except "The Fun Girls" one....lol
Its ok though....I've always enjoyed watching Barney...
Thanks Mr. Knots.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1154:
Thank you for such a legacy!! Thank God we can share it with my three son's generation and generations to come... that good clean fun!! Will always miss you... Amanda C
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1155:
Oh my gosh. I amnot happy about this. At least he lived a long good life. I am 32 years old, mother of 2 and my 2 children watch the Andy Griffith Show at least twice a week. (would be more but have to work :0) Anyway, I wanted so bad to meet him, but maybe now in heaven. Truly one of the "all time" greats. Tammy A.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1156:
All I can say is Don Knotts and the Andy Griffith show is one of my fondest memories growing up in West Virgina.
Rest in Peace Mr. Knotts
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1157:
My memories of Mr. Knotts date back to the old "Steve Allen Show". As a kid, I always cracked up at his "man on the street." Then, along came TAGS. I loved the show then, and continue to do so now with my DVD collection. Being the same age as Ron Howard, watching the reruns remind me of how great and simple life used to be when I was Opie's age.
Thank you so much sir, for the many, many years of fine entertainment and sheer comedy genius. You will be missed for many,MANY years to come.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1158:
Although we mourn the loss of Don Knotts, Barney Fife will always be with us. Thank you Don for so many hours of laughs and entertainment and for teaching us that it's OK to be less than perfect! Marty Simmons
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1159:
May God Bless you Mr. Knotts and keep you in peace for all eternity. Thank you for the pleasure you have brought into our home. You are my hero. Love always.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1160:
I can never get enough of "Andy & Barney." That
is what I've called "The Andy Griffith Show" for
years. My favorite episodes always featured
Don Knotts. My favorite is Barney and the
motorcycle. Remember it? :) Thank Don for
all the fun and good humor. How I love the show.
Rev. Clay Knick
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1161:
He made all of us laugh. He made all of think lighter of our own flaws. As a police officer, there are many times at work that we will do something that is just ridiculously funny and off the wall. When we do, there is always one officer somewhere always willing to give the remark, "you really Fifed that one." We all laugh and talk about what Barney would have done. He left an impression on all of us allowing us to laugh at our mistakes, short commings and imperfections. Although I never knew him personaly, he always seemed as if we all knew him. He will be greatly missed in the field of law enforcement and in the lives of all of us who knew him as Barney Fife. God bless his family and our prayers are with you all.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1162:
If you know TV, the single camera comedy show is a thing of the past, Don Knotts showed the world that it isn't fance camerawork, and editing that makes comedy funny...characters do...the original American Idol, Don Knotts...I will miss you everyday, you certainly changed my life...and made me realize that getting people to laugh is the most important thing in life...
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1163:
My heart is truly broken today with the news of Barney's death. I miss you so much already. You were the "best of the best"....and now you're with Aunt Bea, Helen, Otis, Ernest T and Floyd. My deepest sympathy to your family & friends. We have lost a true friend but Heaven has just gotten alittle sweeter! Thanks for entertaining me all of my life and thanks for being a truly wonderful, funny class act. And I will always love you!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1164:
Thanks for all the laughs through all the years. You touched our hearts.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1165:
Made us smile, made us laugh, made us think. God bless Don Knotts and his grieving family. See ya later Don!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1166:
TOO DON KNOTTS, A TRUE COMIC GENIUS, THANK YOU FOR THE MANY LAUGHS, AS BARNEY FIFE, YOU BROUGHT LAUGHTER INTO SO MANY LIFES AND YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED JANET MCCULLOUGH MACON GA
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1167:
I grew up with Don Knotts every week night on TAGS. I'm old enough to have seen the original airings of my favorite show. I loved Don Knotts from the very beginning and that never changed. And when I was fortunate enough to meet him at Opryland for the cast reunion and again at the New Theatre in Kansas City, he was so kind and so very gracious. I will always treasure my picture of him and I together at Opryland along with the reruns of TAGS I watch daily. Thank the good Lord for this funny man and for him now being at peace.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1168:
It is with tears in my eyes that I post this humble goodbye. Mr. Knotts will always be Barney Fife to me. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him, I have heard from numerous fans how gracious and wonderful he was to talk with. He has been an inspiration for a lifetime with his expressions and his never failing ability to deliver the funniest moments in TV history. We will NEVER forget Mr. Knotts, Barney Fife will never pass away. God Bless the Knotts family, we as his fans have lost a family member also. Rest in peace our brother. We love you and miss you already. Our World Mourns the loss of such a wonderful person. NIT IT IN THE BUD!!
Love and Respect,
Michae Oliver, Scott Smith, Karen Smith, Allison Smith, Diana Oliver, William Oliver
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1169:
Thanks for reminding us to sit and swing on the front porch every now and then.
I'll look you up in heaven.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1170:
Not many people can say they brought a smile to generations of Americans every time he was on the air? Thanks to Don Knotts for creating the greatest character of all time. We were sad that he was not able to attend the 2004 Mayberry festival in Mt Airy with Andy, Thelma Lou and the Darlings,but he was there in spirit, just like he will be for always. God bless you as you are in His presence now. Jan Halvorson., Mpls., MN
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1171:
From all of us at "Hello Juanita...oh hi Frank" Club, you will be missed but remember, you will live on in syndication. A legend has passed on to that big jailhouse in the sky.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1172:
Absolutely, the best! Don, Andy and the Gang taught us all so much about Right & Wrong and mixed in so much laugther, that we could not help but love them and the show. He will be greatly missed. God bless Don's family during this time of loss.
Steve, Ringgold Georgia
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1173:
It is amazing how this man that I never met could have had such a great impact on my life. Thanks for the memories, rest in peace.
John Henderson, Arlington, TX formerly of Delhi, Louisiana
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1174:
My husband and I have been laughing at Don Knotts for years. There is no replacement show ever made that replaced being in down town Mayberry. We loved all the characters and spending 30 minutes with some real nice folks!
Shelia, Princton, KY
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1175:
I don't know if any of the cast members realize just how much they have enriched our lives. See ya Barn.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1176:
May you rest in peace...You made West Virginia proud...Deputy Barney Fife will forever carry his one bullet....Thanks for all the laughs.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1177:
With all of the trash on TV these days it's a treat to still be able to watch a Griffith show rerun with the great Don Knotts as Barney Fife. Thanks for the laughs Don and of course the singing. Neetah-wah-ha-ha-neetah--So long Barn!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1178:
A great life has been "nipped in the bud".
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1179:
I am 41 yrs old and watch this show almost every nite. I feel very comftable while watching it. Its a holesome show to me and makes me feel safe. There has never been a show like it, and nobody could match it, thanks Don.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1180:
Don Knotts and Mayberry are a reminder of what life used to be like. Those days are gone forever, but live on through re-runs. God bless him, and hopefully open this country's eyes to the possibility of life as it used to be, and could still with a little determination. How I long for the day's of open windows, and unlocked front doors.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1181:
To Dons family, you are so luckey to have such a great man in your lives, I hope someday I could find a town like Mayberry where neighbors are family. We all could learn from this show,,, Joe. Boston
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1182:
One of the funniest men ever,you will be greatly missed, but will never be forgotten. Tim, Knoxville,TN.
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1183:
We feel like a family member has passed away. My family thanks Mr. Knotts for the many happy ours of entertainment he provided us over the years.
Silver Creek, GA
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1184:
don, the greatest comedy actor of all time, theres never been a day in my life i have not watched barn,,, doing his job on the mean streets of mayberry,, and little piece of america died friday feb 24th 2006,, but will live on in our memories,,, never again will anyone fill the void of don knotts,,, who made me laff for over 35 yrs,,, thank you don,,, for all the laughter,,,, HEY CHUCK!!!
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1185:
Thanks Don Knotts for every laugh and smile you gave to me:) Andy Griffith Show, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Ghost and Mr. Chicken, How to Frame a Fig, Apple Dumpling Gang, even was on No Time for Sargents with Andy. All my favorites....
Harpers Ferry, WV
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1186:
My wife and I were looking for a "Mayberry" town to raise our son in. I am only 38 but I have seen every AG episode. Andy and Barney always taught me how to be a real person when I was a child. He will be sadly missed, "Ya got yore bullit Barn?"
February 27, 2006 - Msg 1187:
Hey Barn...Thanks for the laughs...thanks for the memories...thanks for giving yourself as you did! I grew up watching TAGS and now MY children enjoy it as well.