February 27, 2006 - Msg 1188: I have always been a big fan of the Andy Griffith Show and Don Knotts was one of the big reasons it was so so funny. He will be so missed

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1189: I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show, in the 60's in NC. The show was so familiar with NC, that as a kid, I thought that there was a Mayberry, NC. This man's humor was priceless, he was always on the spot. I read in the The Andy Griffith Show book, that a large portion of the humor between Andy and Barney was adlibed, and not in the lines. This tells me of the genious of the man, Don Knotts!
Heaven, just got another great deputy!

Rest in Peace, Barn!

Ken Sharpe-<><
Level Cross, NC
(60 miles southeast of Mayberry(Mt. Airy) NC, not to far from Raleigh, or Mt. Pilot(Pilot Mtn) NC, or Lake Myers(Myers Lake) NC, or last but not least that society college in Greensboro, (Womens College) aka, UNC-G.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1190: a little bit of Mayberry has moved to heaven

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1191: Thanks for the great memories. You created alot of smiles and wholesome laughter to the world.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1192: Thank you for all the laughs Don! You will be missed but never forgotten! God Speed Don!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1193: I loved Barney Fife and I loved Don Knotts! He was one of my all-time favorites. I cried when I learned of his death. He brought me so much joy as a child and as an adult. Thank God for dvd's! Barney will live on in our house! Thank you Don Knotts for making this life a little brighter. :)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1194: thanks Don-Mayberry is a state of mind some are lucky enough to discover. It has been my oasis since I was a little boy. Thank you for that wonderful gift. Rest in peace.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1195: Don, Some how I know you'll be a great addition to the CHOIR up in Heaven. God truly blessed all of us who were able to enjoy your talent.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1196: Don was a funny talented man. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1197: Every TV show that exists today, every actor that takes the screen, has been affected or influenced by the work of Don Knotts and the Andy Griffith Show. This is what was right in the world!!


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1198: Amen to message 1197! That is the truth!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1199: Luckily I got the opportunity to see Don Knotts live and it ranks as one of my favorites things I have ever done. He was and still is one of the greatest comedians to grace stage and television. He will be greatly missed, but always loved and admired.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1200: Rest in Peace Mr. Knotts... you will always be remembers as one of the best. I watched all your shows growing up and brought my children up with the Griffith show. Lots of good lesson were learned from this show (kudo's to all the cast). See if you can look up my dad in heaven as he was a big fan of yours. Thanks for the laughs. J - St. Louis

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1201: I held Don Knotts in such high esteeem that I once drove 6 hours back and forth alone from Chicago on a Sunday to see him in a play in northern Michigan. Thanks for making me smile.
God Bless You.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1202: Mr. Knotts, While My husband when to Iraq, You and Andy with Mayberry people made Me and my 5 years old son's day. That was most difficult time for our life but Least I could enjoyed my life for 30min everyday. Thank you for a lifetime laughter. You made life more enjoyable. May God Bless You.
That's a big "TEN-FOUR",
Rie G
FPO AP Japan

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1203: I am old enough (and fortunate enough) to have seem many of the Andy Griffith Show episodes in prime time. I have never quit watching them nor enjoying them. Barney is possibly the most entertaining and interesting character ever portrayed in TV. He did it without dirty jokes or silly "double-entendres," and proved that, even when you're a jerk, you can be loveable.

I feel just a little bit poorer today because he no longer shares this planet with me.

Thanks, Don, for Barney Fife. You will be missed.

Champion, Texas

P.S. Was that just a sour note in Heaven's choir? Keep singing and I'll look around and see if I can find out who it is.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1204: The greatest comedian from the Greatest Tv show ever, left us so much to enjoy. Rest in Peace, Don.
Thanks for all the laughter and Joy!
Glenn R, TX


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1206: Rest in peace Mr. Knotts. Thanks for many years of laughter. Just thinking of Barney Fife brings a smile to my face. God bless you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1207: I loved Barney Fife and Don Knotts. I was fortunate enough to see him in 1993 in Knoxville TN with Barbara Eden in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Bill Rauhuff Knoxville, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1208: Thank you, Don, for making our world a little more bearable. Thank you for being a genuine, humble, and appreciative human being. Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless your family during their time of loss and may they be comforted by the thought that you will continue to occupy a special place in the hearts of millions of fans. Rest in peace, dear friend.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1210: Don ("Barn"), God Bless you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1211: Still crying in Savannah GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1212: As long as there are people in this world, there will be The Andy Griffith Reruns to make our days brighter. And hearing Barney tell Gomer that "your ole Dad" is here to help, will resound with Don Knotts personal autograph. Right Barn?

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1213: We still watch "The Andy Griffith Show" every day. We'll miss you, and you will always be remembered- Thanks for the laughter! May God bless you, your family and your best friend, Andy.
Mike & Michelle, Catawba, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1214: God blessed you with a wonderful talent; God blessed us when you decided to share it.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1216: Man what can I say except thanks for the laughter you brought us and all the memories you left us. Keep all the bicycles off the streets in heaven. And you had a lot of rhythm for a deputy.

Darrell Ray McGhee Corbin Ky

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1217: God Bless the Knotts family. Thanks for the memories! Canton, Ga.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1218: Thank you for sharing your talent Don...you helped teach me how to laugh. When my daughters are old enough I will make sure they get to watch "The Andy Griffith Show"...the laughter will continue. AJ in Austin

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1219: We have lost a comedic genius. But his work will live on forever. BC in Bloomington, In

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1220: Bless Don Knotts for his tremendous acting and the superior ability to make us all laugh. He will always remain in our lives through show reruns. Paulette of Grand Forks, ND.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1221: Thank you for the many precious and humorous moments you gave us everyday. May you and your bullet rest in peace! We've lost a good man but the characters live on. Statesboro, GA


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1223: my family will miss you we love you and andy and aunt bee elaine durham pendleton sc

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1224: Having just bought seasons 1 thru 5 (stopping at
the last season with Don Knotts) my husband and I
have been watching several episodes each night since Christmas. We have been reliving our favorite tv show of all time. Don has made us laugh so hard, sometimes rewinding to laugh again. We will continue to watch but now with a
heavy heart. Thank you Don Knotts for your timeless and unique way of brightning our days.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1225: God Bless Don, You where the Best....

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1226: February 27,2006 Don you gave our family countless times of laughter, nip it, nip it in the bud. Bless the Knotts family, all the comedy??? shows nowadays should see how it was to make the American people laugh, not the garbage that they show on TV today, I will not let my granddaughter watch any of it, give me Don Knotts, he will always be the best, DK of NY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1227: I feel bad for saying this, but I sometimes feel I've learned more about life, people, and love from the Andy Griffith Show, Barney and all the rest than I have from my own family. I will always appreciate getting to know Don through tv and his movies. He will live on in my heart. Thank you for the life lessons!

Dan from Iowa

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1228: "Barney and Ange" were a comedic genius team. Don's passing is a huge loss to fans of The Andy Griffith Show. But aren't we fortunate that he will live on in our videos, DVDs, and on TV?! For that we are truly blessed, and we will never forget you, Don.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1229: You will be sorely missed Don Knotts. But as long as we have Mayberry to revisit, Barney Fife will live on in our hearts! Mayberry is such a gentle, friendly place and Barney made me want to be a part of that every day. . . . .A forever fan in Colorado - Kim

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1230: MY HERO SINCE I WAS A KID & I GUESS HE ALWAYS WILL BE

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1231: It was a time in our lives as we grew up that we took for granted.We thought we would be kids forever back then. But we all grew up, grew older and moved on through our lives.As we watched the reruns and raised our own children in front of Mayberry we somehow kept it sacred and locked in time.We secretly believed it would all stay the same if we loved just enough.
God ... thank you for Don Knotts his life was such a blessing to our world.As he has filled our lives, now the is a void. Comfort the Knotts family Lord in respect for his legacy of laughter me and my family say Amen.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1232: A treasured member of my "family" is gone; what would my life have been with out Andy, Opie, Aunt Bea, and Barney? I cannot leave out Floyd, Gomer, Thelma Lou, (grudgingly, Helen), Otis, Clara, Goober, and Lauralee Hobbs!--I thank them all--LONG LIVE MAYBERRY!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1233: We will never see anyone like him again,
he was great, Barney Fife was such a great

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1234: 40 years I have watched Barney and in those years I have never gotten tired of seeing him. My boys 10&13 love him just as much as I do. We have shared so many laughs and memories in our home because of Don Knotts, we will miss you but will never forget you. I am praying for the family. God Bless You. Winterville, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1235: These tributes to Mr. Knotts are also a tribute to all the wonderful and talented people who created The Andy Griffith Show. I can't think of another show that has produced so much love. Wake up, Hollywood! Good, clean, wholesome shows are waiting to be rediscovered.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1236: I have watched the Andy Griffith for many years. I am 29 and it is my all time favorite show. Barney made the show what it was. Who could not love him. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER BARNEY, BEST WISHES BARNEY, I KNOW YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE!

Tim Ramer

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1237: P.S. to my previous posting, Msg 1228: I am also grateful that my Chapter of TAGS is named for a great line of Barney's: "Pipe Down! This Ain't a Ballpark!" One of the funniest scenes in the history of the Andy Griffith Show. God bless you, Don! Mandy from Michigan

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1238: I feel as though a part of my family has died. Don Knotts (as Barney Fife and other charachters) was like an uncle -- you just thought he'd always be there.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1239: I have never ever laughed as hard as when I saw Andy and Don in No time for Sergeants. Anybody here remember the test he had to give to Andy in that film......?

God Bless you Don Knotts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1240: We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair.
We shall linger to caress him,
As we breathe our evening prayer.

So long, Barn. We'll miss you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1241: I am 36 years old and I grew up watching the reruns. I now have a son that is 3 years old and he has to watch it every day. If he goes to bed without watching it, then he will cry. He will actually plan his schedule so that he has enough time before he goes to bed to watch it. He loves Barney. Thanks for the memories. CP in FL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1242: character, loved watching him thanks for all the laughter that you gave us Frank from Boston

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1243: GOD BLESS YOU DON

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1244: I wish that I had the chance to meet him before he passed so I could tell him in person. Even though he wasn't from North Carolina, I just wanted to tell him how proud he made me to be from here. Rest in peace Mr. Knotts.--Barry, Morehead City, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1245: Barney Fife still lives on in our homes everyday...Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don Knott's family and a special prayer to Andy Griffith.

Barry & Dana

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1246: I used to think I would like to meet Don Knotts in person to tell him how great he was and what an impact he made on my life and so many (countless) others, but then I realized that I had already met him--through admiring him, and his career and by following his life on TV, etc. He has met us all through the love of his spirit. God blessed you, Don (Barney) and He blessed us by giving us a man like you! We love you and thank you for helping us smile and making us laugh!!! Matt Williams, Hattiesburg, MS now residing in Atlanta.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1247: I feel as if I lost a family member. I grew up watching Barney...and still to this day will sit and watch episodes that I've seen dozens of times. Don will be missed by millions. God is very lucky to have him now. Gary from Nashville.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1248: So many wonderful moments, shared laughter because of Don Knotts who to most of us will be known as Barney. He was a treasure! One in a million! The Apple Dumplin' Gang and The Shakiest Gun are absolutely two of the best movies ever! Mr. Knotts will be greatly missed. God Bless him, prayers to his family. A 30 something fan in Giles County Virginia.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1249: My dad loves the whole crew so much! When he passes, the memories of you will be relived once again... Godspeed Andy, Ron, friends & families.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1250: Thanks for the memories. God Bless the Knotts family.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1251: "10-4" Barn

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1252: We've lost a lot of 1960s sitcom stars recently. Withour a doubt this one hurts the most.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1253: I'm one of your biggest fans and one of my dreams was to meet you. I guess that day will have to be in heaven. I will always be in love with your character! Watching your shows has blessed our family with laughter until we were crying. Your intergrity as a man leaves a great impression on other generations! Hats off to Don Knotts and God Bless the memory of Barney Fife!
Proud fan-Mick Moore-Fergus Falls MN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1254: A star has moved from Earth to Heaven, and although we will miss him, every time we gaze into the night sky we will be reminded of this talented and funny man, and how he gave so many of us so much laughter. He was the king of the nuance, and never have I seen such subtle humor in another person. Condolences to the Knotts family. May you know he is in a better place where the joy never ends.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1255: One of my favorite memories of Mr. Knotts is the scene in which he and Andy re-enacted to self defense scene on Matlock. Classic!
Mr. Knotts will forever be treasured. I Hope to meet him someday in that great city in the sky.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1256: Dear Don- Simply said- I love you and will miss you. You have brought me so much happiness over the years.
Gary in Winder Ga

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1257: My only wish is that children growing up today would know the values of Mayberry - it was a great era. Thank you to Don & Andy.
Lisa, Fisherville TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1258: 'night Barn.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1259: What can I say that has not been already said by all of our "Barney" fans......you will be missed.......rest in peace Mr. Knotts......

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1260: February 27,2006 - Msg 1250: I started watching the Andy Griffith Show when it first came to TV and it is me all time favorite tv show. My sons grew up watching it and now my grand-children. One of the people who made it so wonderful was Barney. We will miss him so much. We all sent our love and and prayers to his family. We will miss you but I'm sure your singing in that heavenly choir. God Bless you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1261: Congratulations on a life well-lived and the joy & fun that was brought to countless people of all ages for 50 years. Rest in peace, Barn. See you on the bench outside the courthouse one of these days.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1262: Now, Barney Fife belongs to the ages...Rest in peace, Don Knotts. Greg Kanode Princeton WV

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1263: Don Knotts brought so much joy to my life. From characters such as Barny Fife, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Theodore Ogelvie (The Apple Dumpling Gang), and to Ralph Furley you have often brought humor to my life on days that were good and those theat were not. You could be counted on to make a good day better and and a bad day more enjoyable.

I hope you are resting in peace and are able to appreciate all the joy you helped bring to others. (I also hope they buried you with a bullet, for luck, in your pocket.)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1264: We've all lost a friend. Andy Griffith lost his best friend. My condolences to everyone.

John Robertson, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1265: I am 37 years old and I have been looking at Don Knotts all my life. I don't think there is not a week that goes by that I don't see Barney, and trust me, if Barney isn't onthe show, I don't watch it. I have always love him even on Three's Company. I will miss you Barney. RIP
Ms. Tammy S. from Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1266: Barney Fife will be a character that most of us will remember for a lifetime. He was made for us to relate to and to remember whan we find ourselves in a Fife-like moment. He is missed. Slowly passing away is the joy of our youth.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1267: Don Knotts was and will continue to be the funniest man, the best comedian, and beyond words! I am one of his biggest fans. I have a husband and 9 children that believe the same thing. Heaven now has the best! We will continue to watch him and love him--and LAUGH!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1268: I always enjoyed watching barney entertain me with his childish smile and funny antics. I will miss him dearly but his life will go on. One day I will see him singing in the choir in heaven. I love you barney.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1269: The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart.
RIP Mr. Knotts
Scott in IN.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1270: I still can't believe it.
Barney Fife not only represents a great character played by an amazing actor, Don Knotts--he also represents an entire time period of my past. He's woven into the fabric of my life. It hurt when he was ripped from that tapestry. I am weaving him back in, though.

Hey Barn..Now you can ring that bell like you are Santy Claus on the street corner.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1271: We shared the same birth year--AND VALUES

D Breen in Palmyra, NY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1272: Thanks for having an era growing up with the Andy Griffith Show and Don Knotts was a genious with his comedic ability. We will always have DVD's to watch and teach our grandchildren.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1273: Don/Barney will be missed, but we will have the show/movies to watch and enjoy for a long long time
Andy needed Barney and Barney needed Andy to make that show as great as it was and we will continue to watch them over and over

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1274: God created only one Don Knotts. We were fortunate that HE lent him to us for a brief time to brighten our world here on earth. Today all of heaven is laughing as Don is entertaining on the "big stage." EB, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1275: When I found out that Don Knotts died I felt like I lost a member of the family. Barney Fife was and will always be the funniest character ever in television history thanks to Don Knotts. Thanks to Don the Andy Griffith show is the best show that has every been on TV and remains fresh today.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1276: 10-42 Barn. We'll miss you...

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1277: We feel like we just lost a member of the family. Thats a quote from my son Taylor - 13. The Andy Griffith show paints a picture of how life was and should be. Barney was the cornerstone of the show and will be dearly missed. Barney, we love you. Thank you for all the laughter. We will continue to share all the fun times in Mayberry.

Gordon J.
Fayetteville Arkansas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1278: God Bless him! What a natural talent. Don Knotts was never matched and never truly imitated. What would life have been without Barney? I'm glad we never had to know. He was genuinely missed when he left the Andy Griffith Show in the 60's and he'll certainly be missed now. Sad for selfish reasons but grateful for everything.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1279: don knotts was the first comedian i ever loved.
eric in AL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1280: We have lost a great man.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1281: Mr. Knotts created perhaps the most unique and memorable character in the history of television. We all have a litte "Barney" in us, and maybe thats why we loved him and the character so much.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1282: Don Thanks for all the great moments I was 8 years old in 1965 when you left the show. it was a empty feeling I could feel even at 8 years old. Thanks for making growing up in the 1960's such a special time The Andy Griffith show is the greatest tv show of all time Brian Mc Geehan Philadelphia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1283: Three days later he rose.

God bless Don Knotts

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1284: Don Knotts was one of the nicest people I have personally had the priviledge of meeting. My husband and I went to see him at a Squad Car Rendezvous in Bradford, Ohio some years ago. My husband was in his wheelchair and unable to stand for long periods of time, the line for autographs and pictures was extremely long - Mr. Knotts asked that some of the men lift up my husband in his wheelchair so they could meet and have their picture taken. Mr. Knott's was the best.
We will miss him but Barney Fife will carry on in our lives forever.
The Grause Family, Hamersville, Ohio.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1285: God Bless the Knotts family, the tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in the heart of all Mayberry fans and mine.

Jeff in Wadesboro

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1286: As shown in the Apple Dumpling Gang to Andy Griffith Show to Three's Company, it takes a special person to be able to make fun of himself for the benefit of other peoples' enjoyment. Especially for people he never even knew were watching.
RL Milwaukee, WI

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1287: Don created the best character ever on TV. Period. RIP "Tweeky"

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1288: Don Knotts made Barney Fife one of the most comedic characters ever created. I don't know anyone who doesn't know a few Barneyisms!!! Barney is the epitomay of classic comedy!!!


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1289: Very few people in the tv industry get a role that becomes legend . Such was the case of Don Knotts playing Barney Fife. I was very sad to here aboth the death of Don. So long Deputy.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1290: As we mourn the passing of our beloved Don Knotts, and recall the joy he brought us as Barney Fife, let our hearts be gladdened by the laughter he always brought us. Like many of you, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Knotts family, and to those who knew and loved him so well. Andy's heart must be hurting, as is our own. Don Knotts and his iconic character of Barney will never be forgotten, and may he and the show continue to bring happiness and laughter to generations to come. As for myself, I don't know how I can face the future, knowing there's eight quarts of these pickles in it. To close, in case you haven't read the post, I too will quote one of the songs from the show. O'Malley, whoever you are, you struck just the right note.
We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair.
We shall linger to caress him,
As we breathe our evening prayer.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1291: I think Heaven must be like Mayberry. Mr. Knotts has returned home.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1292: Don, we loved you . May God bless your family.You will be with us always.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1293: Mayberry will not the same without Barney. Thanks for the memories!
paul KY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1294: I along with numerous others will miss you Mr. Knotts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1295: Rest in peace.....we love you Barney Fife!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1296: There's a church in the valley by the wildwood
No lovelier spot in the dale
No place is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the vale

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1297: I like to think that heaven is a lot like Mayberry, and I can just see ya there now, tellin' Otis to "pipe down" and callin' Ernest T. a nut.... I hope you brought along your ole salt-n-pepper, cause there will surely be dancing and celebration, now that you're home....I miss ya Barney, but you will always live on in our hearts. May God bless and comfort your family.

Angela, Springfield, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1298: Barney can now sing in THE choir, and every note will be pure and perfect. Don Knotts was/is a genius and has given us joy to last all our lives.Rest well,good friend.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1299: There will never be another show that will compare-thanks alot to BARN-God bless

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1300: I love Don Knotts. My favorite line of Barney Fife's is, "Giraffes are selfish." Don will be sorely missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1301: "You people are living in another world!"

Thank God for that Malcolm.... thank God for that other world.
R.I.P. Don

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1302: When we awoke Sunday morning and heard that Don Knotts had passed away, we felt like we had been "sucker punched". His comedic talent and timing were impeccable! He will continue to be loved through The Andy Griffith Show airings on TV Land. He will be missed, but never forgotten!
The Blackwells, Stone Mountain, GA but
home will always be High Point, NC!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1303: Thanks for the memories.

Here at the Rock, we have two rules...
Is that a good camera?
Oh, it's you Frank..
Well if we're gonna dance, let's do it right...
Opie, you and Gomer switch places, I want him by a window.
Boy, giraffes sure are selfish.
It's a deadly game, and I'm in it for keeps.
Probably the most difficult species to ensnare.
I want it to come to papa in a hurry.
Yep, that's what I'm gonna do...home, nap, Thelma Lou's, TV...
You don't go so much by the book, but by the heart.

Don't look back.
Barry Hamill
Hallsville, TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1304: Dear Mr. Griffith,

I'm sorry to hear about the lose of your old and dear friend. He made tv fun, and enjoyable for many generations past, and yet to come. May he rest in peace.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1305: For my money, Barney Fife was the funniest TV character of all time. We will miss Don Knotts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1306: Barney we all love you. You will be sadly missed by your audience family. You gave us something to smile about. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your close family and friends. We've lost an icon. J & B, Jamestown, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1307: What can I say, there are no words to say how sorry the world is for such a loss of our family member. How many of us grew up imagining living a life in Mayberry with Barney and Andy. Still watch them every chance I get and will always. Sorely missed. Rest in peace, Mr. Knotts.

Henri Stratton, Guthrie, Ky.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1308: the best comic tv actor of them all! god bless. kelly anderson, columbia mo.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1309: My favorite show of all time. Don Knotts was in a class by himself. Good bye, Barn. You are now on that volleyball court maintenace crew in the sky!
Kyle Palmer
Crandon, Wi

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1310: So many times television and the actors that play the characters create an image that is far removed from real life. Yes, Mayberry is a fictional place. But it is clear from reading these messages that Don's real life was not a facade. I have been a fan of the show since I was 7 years old; it is still and always will be my all time favorite. Many of the values I hold closely I learned watching episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. It is amazing that a show that has been off the air for 40 years still has such a tremendous influence on people's lives. Hollywood should take notice.
Thank you Don and Andy. You both are a huge blessing to millions of people.
Rest in peace, Don. You are deeply loved and not forgotten.

Loveland, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1311: this is a sad day...we will miss you Don! you were the best!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1312: Our lose is Heaven's gain ... I used to watch Andy and Barney every Monday night with my mom and we would be in tears laughing at Barney and his antics ... his classic lines and delivery, his expressions of surprise, excitement ... what a cast! Thanks Barn!


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1314: Upon hearing the news of Don Knotts' passing, I was saddened greatly. I am 27 now. Growing up my Dad and I didn't always get along well. But one thing we could always do together was watch The Andy Griffith Show. My Dad and I are closer than ever now and we still share the same love of the program. We still watch the re-runs and quiz each other with trivia to this day. So often we crack jokes with each other via the punchlines used by Don as Barney Fife. Even today at work everyone that was a fan of Don's work didnt all stand around and cry. Instead, we laughed together as we recalled the humor that Mr. Knotts gave us through the years. Thanks for everything Don. "The Rock" wont be the same without you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1315: As a kid I loved watching Don. It's sad to see people die that where a big park of your childhood memories. Don, enjoy your new life in heavan. God is going to get some good laughs

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1316: We shall meet but we'll miss him, there'll be one empty chair. Rest in peace ole Barn. We will never, no never forget you!
TA, Buford, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1317: When I heard the news, it was like a close friend had just passed. Barney could lift your spirits if were down. Thanks for the many laughs.

Albany, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1318: I am so grateful for Don Knotts, especially his work on the Andy Griffith Show. We are so lucky to have this work recorded. It is true - Mayberry will not be the same withought our beloved Barney!!!

Thanks for hte Memories!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1319: I have three young boys, and interestingly enough we spent several hours this weekend enjoying classic episodes that highlighted the wonderful talent of Don Knotts. Today, I heard the sad news of his passing and I find myself mourning the death of a man I never met. The Andy Griffith show reminds me of all that is good about family and friends. Don will be missed, but me and the boys will continue to laugh and learn from a timeless legend.

Tripp- Clemson, SC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1320: Growing up in the 50's and watching the Steve Allen Show, Knots was one of my favorites, and of course the Andy Griffith Shows.

Sale City, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1321: All I can say is..."Don Knotts - funny funny funny!! Gonna miss you but your legend will live on forever and ever!!

Cheers from your fan in Ontario, Canada!

Brockville, Ontario

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1322: God bless Don and long live Barney Fife...Don is one of the giants of the comedy world on both television and in the movies. I've been watching him for so many years, losing him is like losing a family member or close friend. Over the years Don gave us a lot of great performances, but the role of Barney Fife is the personification of his talent. I've been watching the Andy Griffith Show in reruns for over 25 years and I now have all the episodes on DVD. I have seen each episode dozens of times and I watch one or more episodes everyday. For me the best shows are the ones that center around Barney...They still make me laugh out loud!!! In these days of violence, terrorism, bad taste, etc. I relish the opportunity to travel back to Mayberry where life is slow, Barney provides the laughs, and Andy provides the wisdom. Thanks Barn, Thanks Ange.....How do you fight fire??? Cal in California

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1323: Heaven must be a funnier place but we are sad here. Thanks for all the memories.

-Tibor Baksy, Fredericksburg, VA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1324: don knotts was the best actor!! there's going to be an Andy Griffith marathon on TV LAND tuesday night @ 8 o'clock.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1325: From Barney, to "The Incredible Mr. Limpit, to Mr. Farley, and everything in between, Don Knotts proved he was one of the greatest of all time. Barney is still part of our home and sometimes I still want to be a "Fish." Billy NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1326: I was saddened by the news of Don's passing. I watched the Andy Griffin show as a child with my dad and then shared reruns of the show with my son and especially the movies. The Ghost and Mr Chicken and the Incredible Mr. Limpet were our favorites. We loved Barney and his one bullet in his pocket so much we named our dog "One bullet Barney" God Speed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1327: America has lost an amazing man

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1328: thanks for the memories. We miss the days of television when the whole family could sit around together and enjoy clean jokes. Barney would always make us laugh at ourselves. We miss his true humor.
Louisiana family

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1329: "During our lifetimes we travel many roads."
Don was a classic now he is singing in heavens choir. Accapella...Accapella.....Accapella


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1330: I remember as a child, I'd come home from school at lunch time and watch The Andy Griffith Show, and watching Don Knotts bumbling Barney character would always make me laugh. And after school, I'd watch Three's Company, not really understanding the adult humour in that show, but always getting a kick out of Mr.Furley. Don Knotts was one of the funniest comedians I've ever seen, and he still makes me laugh out loud when I watch him on my dvds of some of his old shows. I was truly saddened by his passing, the world has lost one of the great comedians of all times, we will miss him terribly.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1331: I have been an always be a HUGE fan of the show!! I still watched after Barney left the show to make feature films, but it was just not the same. he left a huge hole that the rest of the cast tried to fill. We sure will miss em but as long as we have film he will always be there. Rest well DON!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1332: When I heard that Don Knotts had gone to heaven I was on my way to perform in Seussical the Musical and all I wanted to do was cry. TAGS is my favorite show of all time and Barney Fife is now at The Rock and he'll never have to worry about accidentally shooting his gun off. You're in my heart forever. RIP
Burlington, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1333: Our loss is Heaven's gain. The angels are probably having a hard time keeping a serious face with Barney on the job.A joy to us and a joy to the celestial beings.A life well lived.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1334: Don Knotts as Barney and Mr. Chicken are my absolute favorite characters in the whole wide world. TAGS fans from my neck of the woods, central Illinois, are mourning the loss of this great man. Yep, I heard about Mr. Knotts on the Today show. Andy Griffith gave a wonderful interview and I cried all the way through it.

Lexington, IL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1335: you always picked me up when I was feelin blue,thank you and god bless you BARN! CHARLIE

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1336: Mr Knotts was and frankly will continue to be one of Americas treasures and icons.The contributions he made to TV history will forever live on in the hearts of millions.The show did so much to show the rest of the world a life that really was out there if you looked hard enough.The show and Mr.Knotts speak volumes about the most precious elements of the simple life.

Springer Okla.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1337: I feel as if I've lost a member of my family!
We "visit" Mayberry every evening and never tire
of Barney's antics! Don was truly one of a kind!
May God bless and comfort the Knotts family at
this time. Your fans from Texas!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1338: I have always been a big fan of the Andy Griffith Show. It was Barney that mad the show such a big success. His humor and just him alone, will be missed greatly! God Bless him and his family.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1339: Oh, Barney, I have loved you all my life! I will never forget when you came to Sevierville, Tennessee and I actually go to go backstage and meet you and give you a hug and I had our picture made! You are undoubtedly the most wonderful, funniest, actor of all times and the world has been so much richer for having known you. I have all your shows on tape and you will always be a legend to me! You are just like my family and everyone in my family loves you too! We will always love you! Goodbye, little sweet Barney You will never be forgotten!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1340: I can truely say my life has been blessed because of the gifts and talents Of Don Knotts. I am thankful for the reruns of the Andy Griffith show. My 10 and 4 year old daughters are big fans of a great family show. I am thankful I had the pleasure of meeting Don Knotts. Our prayers go out to his family and friends, especially Andy. I was glad according to the new that Andy was able to see and be with Don before he passed away. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Todd NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1341: Thank you Don Knotts! You were and will continue to be a part of my life. Thank you for your humor, you were one of a kind. God bless you.
Big fan in S.A.TX. J.Sustaita.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1342: Well Barn,I guess we'll all have to zip it and nip it in the bud now.Thank you for comming into my life!! Betty-Niles Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1343: Don, you were a comic genius. The show was never the same after you left. You've left a wonderful legacy, and made a lot of people laugh along the way. Bernie, you're a scream!

Jimmy, Barry and Sloan
Ellenwood & McDonough, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1344: Just as the later episodes of the Andy Griffith Show seemed to be lacking something when Barney left... the world indeed will be a little less funnier without Don Knotts. Thanks for letting us share your gift


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1345: Don Knotts was a one-of-a-kind comic. Of course I didn't know him personally but I can sincerely say that he brought a lot of laughter into my life and will continue to do so.

Lane Green
Prairie Village, Kansas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1346: Best of luck to you and yours,I will miss you Barney.annette forestpark,ga

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1347: WOW! Barney,you have placed laughter in my life for many years. You made The Andy Griffith Show. I have enjoyed your gift from God for many years in other movies such as The Ghost of Mister Chicken, Mr. Lippett and many others. You are a ledgend and I'm happy to know that you will now bring laughter to the angels on high. God Bless you, thank you and you will never be forgotten!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1348: Will will all miss the world's greatest police officer. I have no doubt that Barney rode into the gates of heaven on his motorcyle with helmet and glasses.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1349: What can I say that isn't already said about this genius of comedic wonder. Since I can remember (I'm 38) Barney and the rest of the gang from Mayberry have been a part of my life. I will continue to watch those old reruns of Mayberry, and every Halloween I will watch The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and in doing so laugh until I cry. Don, you were one special person. Can't wait to meet you in heaven!

Your friend,
Ray Smith
Indianapolis, IN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1350: My 5 kids have almost every line of "The Ghost and Mr Chicken" memorized. Years of enjoyment. They felt so sad when I showed them the paper, with Don's picture and the obit announcement. Wish there was more performers like him these days, other than some of the junk they show now. The good Lord be with him and his family, there'll never be another. we'll all miss him.

Garland, Tx

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1351: never a funnier man. weird thing about it was that the night before he died. i dreamt of the andy griffth show and that barney was making me a deputy. so it was very weird to find out that he passed away. with that in mind i'll be carrying one bullet in my shirt thanks barn

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1352: He was my HERO !
Mayor Hugh Turner, Ellaville,GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1353: My heart is broken. No one else has filled my heart with laughter for so many years. Mayberry's finest is now bud nippin' with the angels. Rest in peace, Barn. This world is a better place because of you and will never be the same without you. Melissa, Waycross, Ga.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1354: FEBRUARY27,2006

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1355: Don Knotts will always be remembered, Don Knotts may be gone buT he will always be remembered, Barney Fife will live on in the minds of the generation that grew up watching him. God Bless the Knotts family, God Bless you Don Rest in Peace. Thank You for making us laugh and smile. Tom Tex.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1356: Thanks for many years of laughter. God bless Don Knotts and his family.
Karrie Gipson
Atlanta, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1357: If we had more Barney's and less CSI the world would be a better place.

Rest in Peace!
God Bless!

H. Hunter
Decatur Al.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1358: I thank God for putting you on this earth and filling our hearts with laughter in times of need. You will never be forgotton. Thanks Don, may you now make the angels laugh.
Bob & Mike Spicer

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1359: "There once was a deputy called Fife,
Who carried a gun and a knife.
The gun was all dusty,
And his knife was all rusty,
Because he never caught a crook in his life."

Thanks "Barney" you're a TRUE AMERICAN hero...God Bless
T. Price
Statesville NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1360: A great contributer to improving our living enjoyment. one of my favorite excellent episodes is "lawman Barney" #73 season 3. the emotions are thick enough to cut with a knife. i also liked when he tried to teach otis the rules of the road using matchbox cars.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1361: The Andy Griffith Show is I guess, my all-time favorite show. I have numerous video tapes that I have taped off TV and some DVD's also. I loved all the characters but I guess Barney had to be my favorite. He just made the show. We Love you Barney! 10-4
Fredericktown MO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1362: How could you think of "The Andy Griffith Show" without Barney? In fact, I think he's the main reason the show is as big as it is. Mr.Knotts was hilarious in any character he played- whether it was Barney, Mr.Furley or a voice as a cartoon. He will be greatly missed! He's made me laugh for years and many more to come-I'm sure.

M. Ryan
Bradley, WV
"No Writing on the Walls" Chapter

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1363: "You're all heart, Barn" pretty much says it all for you Don. You have brought laughter to many and you will live on in our hearts forever.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1365: Dang...he was a true star in a world with no bright ones. I'll miss him.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1366: Even the Count-Is-Van-Telecki couldn't have known what an Icon you would become. No one will ever fill the void that your passing has left. I bid you a very heartfelt farewell. I wish I could have gone down to Wally's with you for a bottle of Pop.
Greg, Springfield, MO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1367: He is now in a better place than any "Esquire Club" could ever be having baked Alaska, you know that new dessert that came out since it become a state. Thanks for the fun Don. Adios you truly were one of ours.