February 27, 2006 - Msg 1368: We will remember you forever, Deputy Barney. Barn was the greatest. He brought tons of joy and laughter to all of us.My tears upon learning of Barn's passing are tears of joy. May God bless the Knotts family!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1369: Don Knotts will be truly missed, it won't be the same watching reruns anymore. But Thank God we have those episodes to relive the comedic genius and chemistry between "Ang & Barn". God Bless.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1370: The Andy Griffith show was one of the first shows that I can remember watching as a child. Some of my most memorable bonding moments with my father were spent laughing at Don Knotts as Barney.
Don Knotts, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest In Peace.

Mark Hotchkiss
Nazareth Pa

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1371: I hope Don was led into heaven in a motorcycle sidecar being sereneded by the chorus of a flock of red-crested lake loons. I'm a college prof and several years ago had a group of students who would always come to a 12:30 class just a few minutes late and when I finally asked them why they were always late, they said it was because they always watched Andy Griffith reruns at lunch and the show didn't end until the start time for class. Then, partway through the semester, they started showing up on time and when I asked why, they responded that the reruns had morphed into "the Warren years" and they were only interested in watching Barney episodes. So Don created and continues to create generations of new fans. He will be missed.
Lee Green
Kansas City

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1372: Don was a part of everyones life, and portrayed a small portion of everyones life too. He will never be missed thanks to reruns and memories. God bless! Phil Smolen

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1373: I am so broken hearted about Don Knotts' passing. He is resposible for most of my laugh lines and I am happy for every one of them. God bless you. Rest in Peace!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1374: God Bless you Don, today when you died I part of me died with you. I grew up watching and loving all the great players on the show. But no one had such a impact on the show contribution to all of our lifes more than Don. We will miss you but never forget you. When I watch the show now, I feel like I have gone back home.
ChrisM
Dallas. Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1375: I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show on re-runs and would not watch a show if Mr. Knotts was not in it. Even though Barney was a mess on the show as cop he was still good heart and someone to be proud of. I am a officer and his picture is on my wall and will always be there to remind me of how it use to be and how we should try to make it again in our own towns.
Dan Mathis

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1376: It's like we lost a part of the family. We grew up watching Andy Griffth and to this day we still watch it everyday. My husband can tell you anything about any of the black and white episodes. We will never forget Barney. We love you Barney and we will miss you.

Lori G
Rock Hill, SC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1377: Thank You

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1378: The Barney Fife character will live forever! I grew up watching Tha Andy Griffith Show and I have introduced my four year old daughter to it. Don Knotts probably created one of the mmost memorable Characters in television history. Good Bye Barney, may God bless

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1379: Our loss......is heavens gain. The likes of Don Knotts will not pass this way again. God bless the Knotts family.

Mike

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1380: Thanks for all the years of laughter you gave us Barn! From now on when it thunders I'll wonder if it is Barney mis firing his pistol. Thanks to TV and DVD Barney will never be off duty!!

Andy Holley, Bossier City, La.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1381: Thank you Mr. Knotts. Thanks thanks thanks. Enjoy your travels!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1382: I feel like i've lost a member of my own family because you've been in my house nearly every day of my life through the television, never failing to make me laugh through the same jokes over and over. I will miss you but the laughs will still go on thanks to the power of the DVD.Thanks for the memories Don. Roger and out Mayberry unit # 2 and God bless you. S. Traylor Henagar,Al

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1383: I grew up watching Andy and Barney and still do after 40 years. They brought joy to my life and made me a better man, father and husband. I will miss him so. I know heaven will be better with Barney and his "motorsickle". I hope the heavenly gold truck stops by with gold in it this time! My prayers are with the Knotts family!

Dennis in Kentucky

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1384: Thank you for giving so much laughter to the world...you brought joy all around the world and helped us forget our own problems for 30 minutes every day. I learned so much about life watching "The Andy Griffith Show" through all of the characters. Don knew how to take a serious situation and turn it into a comic fiasco. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.You are, and will always be, sadly missed.
C.T.
Gulfport, MS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1385: I hope he was buried with a bullet in his pocket. We love you, deputy.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1386: Who could keep a straight face while watching Barney dance with Maude, the escaped convict.
"you're starting to get to me".
You really are "a treasure" Barn. Thank you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1387: Don Knotts was my very, very favorite comedian. The Andy Griffith Show was never the same without him. I still watch the shows over and over, and never get tired of them. Don Knotts/Barney Fife was the BEST. There will never be another Barney Fife on any show, in my opinion. I just watched the Count VonDelecki episode the other night, and it was as funny as every. We will miss you!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1388: I am amazed at how many people feel the same about Barney....what a legacy...how much joy to have given to so many others. We will always love you Don!!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1389: taking don knotts away from us should be considered a "citizens arrest" i will miss you mr. knotts....thank God for re-runs....when im blue i always put in one of my Andy Griffith Show CD"s.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1390: I was shocked and saddend to learn of the death of Don Knotts. I think of the contribution he made to TAGS and how TAGS remains such a classic without equal. I will contintue to watch TAGS on DVD and enjoy his awesome talent.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1391: I will miss Don Knotts. Every night at 8:00 I have to have my "Barney fix." I loved him as Mr. Furley, too. The clothes he wore on Three's Company were a scream. The Andy Griffith Show was never the same after Don left the show. I remember seeing The Apple Dumpling Gang as a child. He was funny in that, also. God Bless Don and Andy.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1392: Well as a real cop all I can say is "Well done deputy Fife" Don your have earned a place in heaven as well as our hearts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1393: There was never a better fit than Don Knotts playing Barney Fife. I grew up watching the show with my grandparents. I am close to 40 now, and my kids all love the show. I will NEVER forget the famous line from Deputy Fife...."We defy the Mafia!!!" What a SCREAM. Barney is now patrolling heaven on his motorcycle, with Otis in the side car. Rest in peace, Barney the beast.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1394: In my childhood, the Andy Griffith show was my favorite television program mainly due to Don Knotts- he was always hysterical! I also enjoyed all of his later movies... he was truly a fabulous entertainer and never disappointed. A few years ago, I was invited to create an illustration of my all-time favorite movie for a traveling art exhibition. I used this opportunity to pay tribute to my favorite comedian, Don Knotts in the Ghost and Mr. Chicken. I also payed homage to my favorite televison show (the Andy Griffith Show) by replacing the young Mrs. Simmons' portrait with one of Aunt Bea (Frances Bavier). This painting can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/fzq32
Don Knotts was a truly unique and extremely gifted comedian and I continue to enjoy his memorable performances. Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Don, you were the best!


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1395: I am so thankful I got to meet Don Knotts in person. He is truly an American icon and NO ONE will ever fill his shoes. My heart is broken because he was, as far as I'm concerned, a member of my family. There are no words to describe this loss. Condolences to all who knew and loved him. Thank-you Jim Clark for providing this wonderful memorial service.
Yvonne in Huntsville, AL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1396: I worked with Don on his A&E Biography. By far the kindest celeb I've ever had the pleasure to meet. He will be missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1397: Don Knots (aka BARNEY) ,we will miss you,I can still hear ,NIP IT ,NIP IT,NIP IT IN THE BUD!!!
you will always be a part of our heart,thanks for the memories,what a team,Andy and Barney..
God bless

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1398: so long Don, at least my mom will finally get to meet you now.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1399: There will never be another deputy sheriff that can hold a candle to Barney Fife,he is the greatest ever. We will miss you,but you will live forever in our hearts and on our t.v's. We love you Barney. R.I.P. Doug and Rhonda Charlotte North Carolina

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1400: Don Knotts was one of the great entertainers of the 20th Century. He made Barney Fife the funniest character in television history.

RIP Mr. Knotts!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1401: Just like a beloved member of the family, Don Knotts leaves a space that can never be filled. Real tears for a really great guy!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1402: Don will be remembered for many generations to come because of his outstanding talents. Though the Andy Griffith show lives on, it won't be the same knowing that he is gone. May God be with those he leaves behind to comfort them in this trying time. Thanks be to God for blessing us with his awesome works!!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1403: SO SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT BARNY HAS ANY ONE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THE FUNERAL AND WHAT T.V.LAND HAS PLANNED
WE WANT A ANDY MARATHON

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1404: Being the same age as Opie and having grown up in a small NC town, the parallels between the ficticious Mayberry and my own home town are truly uncanny. In our case, unfortunately, the cowardly peace officer and the town drunk were one in the same. Our town would have been lucky to have had someone like Barney Fife. Don Knotts....you'll be missed but never forgotten.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1405: RIP Don Knotts. You will be sorely missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1406: The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain in my heart.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1407: Thanks for all the years of laughter. You will be missed.

Shirley
Selma

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1408: I'm sure I have, since hearing of Don Knotts passing, felt the thoughts of every Benard P. Fife fan. I finally made it to Mayberry Days last September which was really a treat. I've always said that if I had the choice of any actor to meet it would be Don Knotts. Barney, pal, you've brought me to the floor in laughter more times than I can remember. No matter how many times I watch the show, I find them funnier then the time before. So look buddy, tell Floyd, Ernest T., Aunt B and the rest hellow and God Bless.

John
Mechanicsville, Maryland

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1409: As a fellow West Virginian we are proud to call Don one of our own. No one could or will be able to ever capture the character of Barney, he made it his signature role. I hope WVU will honor his memory at tonight's last home basketball game with our arch-rival Pitt.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1410: It is a very sad day in Mayberry, USA! Don Knotts and the characters he has portrayed, but especially Barney Fife, have brought me so many gut busting laughs and now his death makes me shed a tear. It's just like hearing that someone you knew and loved from back home, where you grew up, had passed away. It is a sad day in my own personal Mayberry.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1411: Thank you Don

Now you do not have to worry about "Jay walkers" and "Keep off the grass signs".

Rest in peace until we meet at the diner and go to the river.

Erin J from New Richmond

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1412: Don Knotts was a jewel. "Barney" was what made the "Andy Griffin Show". The show is aired on Saturday evenings on one our local stations. I try not to miss it. We actually at one time had a local deputy nick-named "Barney" (I believe he received the name by accidentally shooting out a tail light in his patrol car). My favorite saying of "Barneys" was "Nip it in the Bud".
May God bless the Knotts family during this time and Thanks for sharing Don.
Darlene in SC


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1413: "We will meet, but we will miss him.
There will be an empty chair.
We will linger to caress him,
When we breathe our evening prayer".

RMcCoy
Kingsport, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1414: It's a sad day in Mayberry.


Dustin in Chickamauga, GA


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1415: Deputy Barney Fife was the best that every did it. He will truly be missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1416: A true one of a kind American comic genius left us last Friday. A man who brought me so much joy and laughter through his work. I'm so glad that Don Knotts did not become a doctor or lawyer! Barney Fife will always have a place in my heart and I am glad he will live on in rerun heaven. God bless his soul and his family. Now, I think I'll go downtown and get a bottle of pop! Yea, that's what I'm going to do, I'm going to go downtown and get a bottle of pop, etc!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1417: Like one of the previous fans, I too grew up in a small North Carolina town. Though I have been gone for over 35 years, Barney and the gang always brought me back home. What a gift we had with Deputy Fife. Charles

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1418: barney will leave forever more. for there is apart of him in all of us. he gave us the power to show our true side no matter what else anyone thought. mr knotts thanks for all that you have done and gave back to us.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1419: IlovewatchingDONKNOTTS on"Andy Griffin Show"he was a very good actor. he will be missed.
Doug in Gastonia NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1420: Words can't express what Don Knotts (Barney) has meant to our world. All the laughter, and happiness he created will continue to be enjoyed, thanks to re-runs. May he find rest, and may God Bless his family.
Sincerely,
A. Norman
Alabama

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1421: RIP Don Knotts you played two of the best charchters on TV Ralph Furley and Barney Fife. Nip it Nip it NiP it. Chris in Yakima Wa

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1422: IT IS A HONOR TO HAVE KNOW THE LIKES OF MR. DON KNOTTS... I LOVED ALL HIS WORK AND THE QUALITY OF GREAT ENTERTAINMENT THAT WAS G RATED AND THAT IS ALL IT EVER HAS TO BE. DON HELPED CHILDREN BY WATCHING HIM GROW UP TO BE QUALITY PEOPLE BECAUSE HE TAUGH US TO BE A QUALITY PERSON BY DOING THE RIGHT THING AND TREATING OTHER AS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED... HE SHOWED YOU HOW A FRIEND SHOULD BE IN LIFE... IF MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE LIKE DON KNOTTS THE WORLD WOULD BE A LOT BETTER PLACE... WE ALL LOVE YOU BARNEY PARNEY POO... THE GOOD LORD HAS SPOKEN AND YOU ARE UNDER HEAVENS ARREST. WE WILL ME THIS GREAT PERSON... DON KNOTTS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1423: 8-8:30 p.m. every night will never be the same. i grew up watching T.A.G.S. and laughing at barney. :) now i have a set of twins(18 mos old) that watch the show with me every night. have no fear that another generation will grow up watching "good quality television" i feel like we have lost a member of the family as T.A.G.S. has been coming into my house every day for the past 40 yrs and will continue for as long as i draw a breath. the world may be changing but the advice is the same. you go read any book on the subject of child rearing and they are ALL in favor of bud nipping. only one way to keep a child from going wrong. nip it!! nip it in the bud. thanks for the memories Mr. Knotts. R.I.P.

Billy in Huntsville, Alabama

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1424: I am a North Carolinian and although I never met you, you were always a "neighbor". You, Andy, and the rest of the cast were a part of my life. God bless the Knotts family and maybe they'll have some comfort in knowing that the rest of the world loved him, too.
P. Arnold, Raleigh, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1425: WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY BARNEY THRU RERUNS.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
CHRISTI

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1426: I believe we all got to live in Mayberry for at least 30 minutes each day. I hope Heaven is alot like Mayberry. Thanks Barney!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1427: My heart is broken. Don Knotts brought much joy to me and my family. The Andy Griffith show continues to be the best show on t.v. Barney's words, "nip it" will continue to bring laughter to our lives.

May God comfort the Knotts family durning this difficut time.

Lisa Roberson,
Savannah, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1428: Don, now you are in better place, will miss you! "Nip it in the bud"

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1429: Mayberry lives in all of our hearts and as I walk through town today I see Floyd's and Walley's are closed in honor of Barney's passing. There's a big wreath on the courthouse door. The Darlings are playing a sweet, soft tune and Gilly Walker is driving slow with his head lights on. There's a big hole in Mayberry today.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1430: A simple place and a simple time, that is what you gave us Don Knotts. Now that we are much older we treasure those memories that you gave us. I can remember being home from school with the flu and watching The Andy Griffith Show....I still love that show today. In the hectic world of today, you represented a Norman Rockwell character for television. You were Americana.....Barney Fife has spead his wings and soars like an Angel, g-d bless you Don Knotts you were and are truely loved and will be in our hearts! My sincere sympathy to your family, Andy Griffith and family, and all of the terrific actors that graced the stage with you. Bill Batleman

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1431: For more nearly half a century, Don Knotts made us laugh. Now he's made us cry.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1432: I am very saddened by the loss of Don Knotts, there was no one in this world who could have played the character of Barney Fife. He has kept my generation laughing for many years and many generations to come.We thought we would have you forever but there is always a time to go. Not many men have touched the hearts of so many people. You will be missed and not forgotten. Mike Vadnais,Bethel, Mn

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1433: DON KNOTTS AKA DEPUTY BARNY FIFE - WITH THE ONE BULLETT IN HIS SHIRT POCKET - FOR SAFETY REASONS - THE MISTER KNOW IT ALL - MAN AROUND TOWN - THE EXPRESSIONS THAT HE COULD GET ON HIS FACE WERE PRICELESS - YES I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BARNY FIFE (DON KNOTTS) AS ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIAN'S EVER - HE COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH - CRY - YOU WERE EMBARRESTED FOR HIM AS HE GOT INTO SOME KIND OF FIX THAT ONLY ANDY COULD GET HIM OUT OF - THAT'S PURE COMIC GENIUS THE WHOLE PACKAGE - WE HAVE LOST A WONDERFUL MAN THAT MADE US SMILE - THANK YOU MR. KNOTTS
A. W. SIMPSON, IV

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1434: I have hours of my life laughing and smiling at Barney and wishing I could spend just one Friday night with Floyd, Goober and Good ole' Barn. God Bless Don Knotts, he really got it right.

Jeff Waisner, North Carolina

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1435: My new wife and I watch you all the time on the old Andy shows.I have over a hundred taped.We till love just as much.U will always be just a few buttons away,we luv you barney.live on forever.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1436: "Oh my Barney, oh my Barney, had a jail and couldn't lock it, had one bullet for his pistol, had to keep it in his pocket!"

Farewell dear friend...I didn't know you yet you were a part of my household and family since the day I was born. You brought me plenty of laughs and that's how I shall remember you and NEVER forget you. There will never be another one quite like you. God Bless you, Mr. Knotts...now you can make the angels laugh too!

Randall Benton, Clearwater, FL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1437: "Bless his heart", my fellow West Virginian, Don Knotts will be forever in our hearts and memories. I had the pleasure of meeting him twice and he was ever so kind and gracious to his fans. Unlike Giraffes, because they are selfish...He was great and I loved him...bless his heart! Kim-WV

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1438: Nip it in the Bud

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1439: WE LOVE YOU BARNEY! FROM THE WHOLE STATE OF MINNESOTA.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1440: I grew up with him. He was my Mom's favorite. We watched everthing we could. I loved him too. I own a copy of the "Shakiest Gun in West". Of course, I loved all of them. No one could show nerves and fear like he could. Good or bad, it feels like a part of my family has gone. Thank God for Reruns and DVD's! He'll never be forgotten. I'm praying for his loved ones to get through this time, peacefully as possible. He's there with the best of em'.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1441: You were so much a part of my family. God blessed you all of your life and I'm sure you are at peace with him now. Thanks for the laughter.
Renee Kent & Family, Clinton, MS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1442: I will sadly miss Don Knotts. He was one of the all-time great comedics. Barney Fife will live forever through The Andy Griffith Show reruns, and I will continue to watch them until I expire. Barney, you were the greatest!
Jeff Smith
Lawrenceburg, IN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1443: I loved Don Knotts. I recall his beginnings on the old Steve Allen show. Of course, Barney Fife was one of the all-time funniest characters ever created for TV.

RIP Don and thank you for all the years of fun and laughter.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1444: We will miss you! You have made us laugh so many times. Bless you my friend.....

ABC family

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1445: I AM IN A Mayberry Dinner Theater in Jackson Ms. We raise money for Missions for the gospel of Jesus to be shared. We pray comfort and love and hope on Mr Knott's family.He meant so much to so many.Please contact us for info on our ministry.jojolegg@yahoo.com God Bless and Guide, Jo Legg

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1446: From the great state of Louisiana, we'll miss you Don. You've made us laugh into our second generation.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1447: "The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart." - With love eternal, Ramona Wiley

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1448: Thanks for the thousands of laughs and hundreds of merry memories of Mayberry. God's Speed to you Mr. Knotts. I guess we better get ready for "Checkpoint Chicky" at the Pearly Gate! Capt Herb, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1449: There will never be another like him. Don Knotts, as Barney Fife, as Luther Heggs, as the Incredible Mr. Limpett, as Ralph Furley, and others, will live on through the magic of television. Though you'll still make us life for year's to come, deep down we'll feel a bit sad knowing you're gone. We'll miss you Don. Rest in Peace. Richard Page, Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1450: I can't think of Don Knotts without smiling - even now. Thanks, Don
RB in KC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1451: WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND REMEMBER YOU.YOU ALWAYS BROUGHT LAUGHTER AND SMILES.SO I KNOW YOU ARE OK YOU ARE HAPPY AND LAUGHING AGAIN.I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE YOU AND YOURS WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1452: I feel like I've lost an old friend. Rest in peace, Barney Fife. You did well.

Nancy
Milwaukie, OR

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1453: You were indeed one of the best actors of all time. I look forward to every night watching the magnificant Barney Fife in action. You definitely deserve a special place in heaven. Love Ya, Barn

Fran Rowls, Tallahassee, Fl

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1454: Thanks for the dance, Al!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1455: My family and I will always remeber Mr. Knotts in his various acting roles. He would always make me laugh even if he was not trying very hard. We will miss him and think of him and his family often.

April Wooten, Douglas, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1456: As a person who writes for a living, I'm actually at a loss for words. Maybe I shouldn't hold-back the tears, but just let 'em flow! I thank God for giving us Don Knotts and then guiding him in his life to take the road he did. How sad it would be, indeed, if all the pieces in Don's career didn't fall together just right. (It's strange how that works.) It's hard to imagine a world without Barney Fife! How lucky we all are to have had him to enjoy all these years...and decades more to come!

Ed from Abingdon, MD

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1457: I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Knotts. I am a huge fan, and I am glad to have the memories of his TV shows and movies on DVD and the syndication of TAGS and Three's Company. He was a entertaining man and will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Thank you for the laughter Mr. Knotts. RIP

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1458: Never any better!! Dave Carrollton GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1459: God Bless Fife the fierce, crazy-gun Barney, Barney the beast. You were one in a million.
Thanks for the joy you brought so many people.

Sad in Wisconsin

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1460: HEY FROM HOLLYWOOD. WE'LL MISS MR. KNOTTS. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER.--

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1461: I was crushed when I heard the news.My brothers and I loved him.We used to run home from classes to watch the Andy Griffith show reruns 3 times a day.And the GHOST IN MR CHICKEN.Was there ever a better movie.LOVE YOU DON. God bless your family.Patrick Menard Woonsocket RI

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1462: AT-a-boy Luther!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1463: We'll miss Don Knotts.
"THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW"- 40 G

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1464: How the heck did Andy and Barney keep from cracking up when they did the porch scene where
Barn says he bought his mom and dad a septic tank for their anniversary and Andy says, "you're a good son Barn" and Barney says,
"I try" TOO TOO FUNNY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1465: We'll miss you, Barn! " Go Get Um Tiger"

Bridget from Vidor, TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1466: "Wah-tay" or how ever you spell it, is still a common word used in my home. From the Shakiest Gun In The West. My kids think Im' wacky, but My sister Carolyn is right there with me. We watched all his shows many times over and I couldn't get enough of his Barney Fife. I will Always remember your fun acting and the fun you put into my life.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1467: "Barney" you will live forever in our hearts and reruns. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with the world. Now those in heaven can laugh a little more...Jay Braden, St. Louis, MO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1468: RIP Barn'. Tell Floyd, Otis, Aunt Bee, Ernest T, Mr. Darlin', Ms. Crump, Howard and Emmitt, that Goober says, "hey".

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1469: I grew up watchng Andy and Barney,Hearing of Mr. Knotts passing has hit me hard. I feel as if I have lost a family member.God bless you Barney,and thank you for so many years of laughter. Tom Lancaster, Lavonia,Ga.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1470: What is funny? Let me clarify this: Don Knotts in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1471: I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show - the episode "Andy on Trial" is one of my favorites and has one of many notable lines from the show ... "When youíre dealing with people, you do a whole lot better if you go not so much by the book, but by the heart."

Thanks for the laughs and the memories.
kjc

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1472: "Bless his heart"
Andy Kenny
Maryville, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1473: Don Knott's passing is sorrowful for our whole family. He brought us many moments of laughter. I am one who enjoys laughing and since I picture everything in my mind; many of his episodes are really implanted in my mind. There is no one that can measure up to his talent for comedy. ( I wonder why the new producers of so called comedy on today's T.V. programs do not take a lesson from this and realize that what most people really like is CLEAN comedy.) Don Knotts will be sorely missed. I know God has already blessed him with a wonderful home in heaven. Lily Mailloux

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1474: The true comedians are always remembered for making laugh at our human nature in a kind way. Rest well Barney, you have earned your rest. We will miss you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1475: I can't think of anyone who has made me laugh . . . and smile as much as you have. You have earned your place in heaven as much as in the history of television.
--Maurine Taylor, Knoxville, Tenn.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1476: Dear Knotts family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing "Barney" with the rest of the world. He has meant so much to me over the years and I was so proud to introduce him to my son at an early age. He was and continues to truly be a blessing to my family.
Kim Yoakem
TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1477: I too am a BIG fan of Mr. Don Knotts and still watch the Andy Griffith reruns. Everyone was for Barney! He was not the biggest or toughest of them all but you just liked him. His interaction with Ernest T. Bass is priceless! So maybe he is out fishing at Meyers Lake or going out with Thelma Lou (dutch of course) or maybe he's hanging out at Wally's having a bottle of pop with Goober and/or Gomer. Maybe he's waiting to get a haircut at Floyd's or deputizing Otis Campbell and Gomer! In my mind he will always sit in the chair next to Andy in the courthouse! So long Barn and thanks for making us laugh!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1478: To the Knotts family: My condolences go out to you and your family. Don Knotts was an extraordinary actor. One that will always be remembered. Don Knotts will always have a special place in my heart for the way he has impacted my life through his comedy.
To Don Knotts: "The tears on my pillow do bespeak the pain that is in my heart." Thank you for filling my life with laughter. You are and will always be remembered.
Chris Canipe, Hickory, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1479: "Barney" I have a 5 year old and a a 13 month old. God bless you! I am so thankful for you life. I am 42 years old and as long as I can remember I have been watching you and Andy. Long live the reruns!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1480: I was raised in a small North Carolina mountain town only 30 miles from Mt. Airy, NC., and was about the same age as "Opie". My family watched every original epidsode of TAGS. Over the years we've shared our memories of the original shows with our own children and grandchildren. "Andy" still comes on our local station each afternoon right before the local news and my wife and I laugh as hard as we did as kids some 40 years ago, even though we've seen every show dozens of times. As many others have said, it broke my heart to know that "Barn" had left his post at the "rock", jaywalked across the street, hopped on his "motorsickle", carrying a jar of "kerosene pickles" and rode off to the promised TVland. As he left for the Pearly Gates you could see him waving good-bye to "winken, blinken,and nod", "Mr. Mcbeevee", and "the Fun Girls". The streets were lined with all his friends---Ange, Aunt Bea, Opie, Floyd, Howard, Helen, Thelma Lou, Goober, Gomer, Ernest T, the Darlings, and dear drunk Otis,---as he rode by; silver bullet in his pocket. Never has one show given us the true heart and soul of small-town American life and never has one actor given us the best "character" ever to live in that town. God Bless you, Barn, and all the folks that live in "Mayberry".

G Stoker
Pulaski, VA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1481: Enjoyed the wittiness and shaky characteristics he displayed. I loved his ability to overcome the obsticles that he faced in each character he portrayed. He was a very great actor and will be extremely missed. God bless you Barn (Don Knotts). JA. Louisiana.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1482: Don Knotts brought so much joy to this world. It's hard to imagine life without him.
Just think of the reunion that's going on now -- Don, Francis Bavier, Howard McNear, and others!
God bless you, Don, and your family.

Love
Clyde H

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1483: Mr. Knotts, you're so special to me and my little girls...the entertainment you provided gives me a special bond with them and you help make it happen. God bless you and your family.

Craig Batteau
Murphysboro, IL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1484: I have watched the Andy Griffith show for many years. Even though I know what will happen or be said next, I still laugh! Barn was my favorite. There are pictures of him all over my office at school. I truly pray he is singing over that "special microphone" in the Heavenly Choir! My prayers and love to his family.

Mark in Centre, AL

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1485: Barney Fife Is Dead

I donít know about you, but I was saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved deputy here in Mayberry. We all knew he only had one bullet with him, in his pocket, to cause less havoc than possible in case of a real emergency. But we loved him in spite of himself because of what he stood for. Let me share a few reasons why I loved Barney so much.
First, Barney was a faithful friend. His devotion to Andy Taylor was epic. There was nothing he would not do for his friend. This reminds me of how Jesus wants us to treat our friends.
Second, Barney was a believer. The guy even sung marginal tenor in the church choir. What a guy. He wasnít Pavoratti, but he showed up for practice and sang his part. This is all Jesus expects of us, isnít it?
Third, Barney was monotonous, well, no, he was monoga-mous in his love life. Thelma Lou was his gal and he had eyes for nobody else. Even some Christian couples need to learn this biblical principle.
Fourth, Barney would go the extra mile, something Jesus clearly taught during his ministry. One time Barney thought Andy was getting married at the Justice of the Peace when all he wanted was money for a fishing fine. Barney brought Aunt Bea, Opie, and flowers for the occasion.
Fifth, Fife had confidence in his principles. He may have been wrong now and then, but at least he lived by what he thought was right. This, too, is all God can expect from us. We can only do what we know is right.
Sixth, Barney had some quirks and eccentricities, yet because of his transparent and humble spirit, everybody seemed to love him. Surely that is also a godly trait.
Seventh, Deputy Fife was at his post and ready for whatever the day might offer. He met each challenge with gusto and enthusiasm, even if he didnít grasp the significance of many.
So, will you, with me, say a little prayer of thanksgiving for the Barney Fifes that we meet along lifeís pathway?

--Steven Clark Goad


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1486: Don Knotts, a great man. I love you. Donít look back, it will only make it harder. May your bullet shine for eternity. Thanks for all the entertainment.
John McElroy
Knoxville, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1487: I grew up on Andy and Barney, Ethel and Lucy, with a little Theodore and Wallie throw in. I still enjoy watching the old reruns. They don't make shows like that any more where you laugh at the simple things in life, just good, clean laughs. Barney, we are going to miss you but we still have the reruns to bring back those wonderful days. I just know Heaven is laughing today at you with that gun and no bullets.

E. Campbell
Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1488: What do you get when you lose Don Knotts? Heartaches, nothing but heartaches...

NM
Little Rock, AR

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1489: I feel like I ate a jar of kerosene cucumbers!

Depressed in Nashville!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1490: There once was a Deputy named Fife, who carried a gun and a knife. The knife was all rusty, the gun was all dusty cus he never fired a shot in his life......perhaps that is why we still ove Barney to this day! Rest well beloved friend!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1491: nothing left to do now but go out on patrol.
thanks barn.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1492: It's just starting to hit me that Don has passed away. I have been an admirer of his since the late seventies, and will continue to enjoy his work for years to come. I was able to meet Mr. Knotts in 1995 in Winston-Salem, NC at a fan gathering. I was so nervous about meeting him, and was so afraid that I might find out that my hero was a jerk. I shouldn't have worried, as Don was so gracious, amiable, and accessable that he immediately put me at ease. He was every bit as kind as I hoped he would be. Godspeed, Don Knotts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1493: I will always have a special memories of Don Knotts in my life, I really loved the character of Barney Fife, lot of laughs over the years..God bless the Knott's family.... and remember "Nip It In The Bud" Dan Griffin Mesa,Az

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1494: barney thanks for all the good clean cut laughter you have provided to all of us. You provided us with such great entertainment, and I still watch you every day. I'm glad I had the pleasure to watch you and still do. God Bless You and your family.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1495: Barn, We will surely miss you. We have lost one of the greatest TV personalities.
Barn, you were the greatest, especially the episodes with the 'FUN GIRLS' and the "ESCAPED WOMEN CONVICTS".

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1496: When someone from the entertainment world passes away like Don Knotts and it makes you feel like you have lost a member of the family or a close friend, then you know that their talent was truly a gift from God. The news has really "nipped a bud" in all of our hearts. We thank God for using Don Knotts to bring joy and laughter into our lives. I heard on the radio today that Andy was by his side when Don went to be with the Lord. Not even the writers of TAGS could have written such a fitting final "episode" to the one of the best comedic teams ever! May God bring comfort to Don's family and many friends all over the world.
Robert & Beverly Taylor
Faison, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1497: I dont even know what to say aside from the world has lost a very special person. You will be missed forever.
SandraDee M., Port Byron, NY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1498: Don Knotts was an icon. A tremendous talent. No one could ever duplicate his comedic style. The world of entertainment will be less with his passing. My prayer are with his loved ones. He is surely at peace.

Janine in Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1499: DON KNOTTS, WE MISS YOU ALREADY, DO AS GOOD A JOB IN HEAVEN AS YOU DID ON EARTH MAKING US LAUGH.
STILL LOVE WATCHING YOU'RE OLD SHOWS.A POLICE FRIEND.
DET. S. MCGAHA
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1500: My fondest memory from my youth is watching The Andy Griffith Show while sitting on my Grandaddy's lap. After the episode where Floyd and Barney are captured by the three escaped female convicts my Grandad says, "You've just seen a man who's not afraid to act silly." "You should try to act silly at least once each day." "It'll keep you young." Every time I watch Don as Barney, I'm back on my Grandad's lap and I'm silly at least once each day. Don, thanks for being a great role model. Hope they have lots of Ma-zerella cheese in heaven. RJ in KC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1501: We shall meet, but we will miss him, there will one empty chair, we will linger to him memory,..as we breathe our evening prayer.

Scott, Harrison, Arkansas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1502:
"THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW"---- 40 YEARS, NEVER BEEN OFF THE AIR AND STILL GOING STRONG!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1503: Don Knotts, a true entertainer,we will all miss your Barn.
god has a special place for your Barn. And God Bless your family and God Bless Andy, together you made TV special to watch.A salute to Officer "Fife".....
Ken......NJ
A loyal viewer

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1504: I am truly saddened by Don's passing. I remember once at a very difficult point in my life that the Andy Griffith Show was all I had to laugh at. I used to arrange my schedule so I could see it every night at dinner time. (When I could afford dinner) I had to give up cable, but fortunately I was living in Atlanta at the time and could still get TAGS on TBS. Don's family can be very proud of him for all the joy he brought to millions of people. God bless his family! One of my favorite things about Don was that his parts were virtually all good, clean fun. One of my favorite movies that sometimes people forget to mention is "How to Frame a Figg." We will miss you Don, but "The Legend" lives on in our hearts, minds and, of course, our DVD's and VCR's!!!

Brad "Neil Bentley" Cunningham

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1505: we will always love and remember barney
rest in peace and G-d speed barney.
steve ripley,ok

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1506: I also grew up with The Andy Griffith show. Not only was it hilarious, it also had morals and ethics. It was about decency and right and wrong, things we don't find in TV today too often. Don Knotts was a living example of this and anyony who watched the show, or knew him was a better person for it. I plan on making The Andy Griffith show part of my children's lives as they grow up. My prayers are with the Knotts family. Thanks Barn for all the laughter.
Matt Weatherman, Boone, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1507: The final "nip-in-the-bud." God bless you, Mr. Knotts. You WERE the shizzle!

Blutoband

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1508: I am truely sad to hear of the passsing of Barney , your were great and you will be missed.
Jeff Grove, Chester Gap , Va.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1509: Probably the most lovable "fool" in history. We loved you, Don.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1510: TV needs another Don Knotts. No matter how many times I've seen each episode "Old Barn" always makes me laugh. He will be missed by everyone.
David in N.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1511: When I heard the news of Don's passing a part of me died with him. He is as much of my collective memories and life as any of my dearest friends. God bless you Don Knotts!

Jeff Morrow
Fayetteville, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1512: of all my heroes you are at the top,you have touched a part of so many lives,your memory will live forever you are truely a man among men and a hero for all thanks for the memories RANDALL GLENN ELLIJAY GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1513: Oh My Goodness what a LOSS! You will be sadly missed! Our loss is heavens gain!! Betty

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1514: Just shows to go you that a simplistic person with true values can have a great impact on the public. I don't believe that entertainment has to have "raw content" to be believable and enjoyable. Don Knotts and Andy Griffith were pure examples of clean entertainment. What they are passing off as entertainment today ONLY TAKES pure egos, raw material, and disregard for the American families. Shock Jocks and shock entertainment is what is put out there today as valued entertainment and I disagree with this concept. I believe that the REAL TALENTED people are people who can entertain the family by keeping their clothes on and really using their God-given talent to entertain. Mayberry was an excellent example of good writers and good acting. Today's entertainment is "no-talent" shock value which is promoted as talent!
GOD BLESS THE REAL TALENTED ACTORS AND WRITERS and REST IN PEACE Barney and God Bless Your Very Sincere Friend and Compassionate Human Being - Andy! Jan & Dave....NJ A fellow Mayberrian!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1515: Don you will truley be missed.

Judy

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1516: Early last week I learned of the passing of an old family friend, and then on Saturday I learned of the passing of Don Knotts. Surprisingly, I was much more saddened by the loss of Don Knotts. Rarely a day goes by that I don't watch at least one episode of The Andy Griffith Show (I own the five seasons released on DVD). Knowing that Don Knotts and Andy Griffith were true friends in 'real life' makes each episode that much better. For Christmas I was delighted to receive the 'Don Knotts Reluctant Hero' DVD set ~ nbobody can match or replace Don Knotts aka Barney Fife, Luther Heggs etc etc. My daughter is 14 and watches both TAGS and the movies with me as well, and while my husband claims not to like TAGS, he never fails to laugh at Barney's antics or comments. I hope Don knew how much he was loved and will continue to be watched and laughed with by generations to come.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1517: Thanks Don, You beat everything, you know that?

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1518: barney beats senflieds any days of the week mouth or years...

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1519: Thank you Don for all the smiles you've brought me and my family! :0)

Jarrod

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1520: Barney once frisked his mother at a roadblock. This is the only time she appeared on the show. She had one line: "But Barney, I'm your mother!"

barney may be gone but not forgotten.

one of my greatest influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife.

adam williamson
willard n.c. 28478


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1521: Don, you were the best.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1522: There will NEVER be a character even close to being as funny as Barney Fife.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1523: Don Knotts was a comedic genius whose gift to the world was his portryal of TV's all-time greatest character. When Barney left Mayberry,
he was irreplaceable, just as this wonderful man himself, is now irreplaceable.
- Richard Owen, West Columbia, S.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1524: The world is a much sadder place without Don Knotts. Rest In Peace. May God Bless the Knotts family.

KN
Atlanta, GA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1525: You will be very missed Barney! Myself and other co-workers are big fans of the Andy Griffith Show. I'm a school resource officer at a high School in Florida and I have an 8x10 of you in your Mayberry unifrom on the wall. All the students see it when they come in. God Bless and my Deputy Barney live on!!!

Deputy Artie Rodriguez

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1526: What a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Ol Barn will be sadly missed. Cameron Hayes," Ernest T Bass your a first rate ,grade A, number 1 nut chapter,Lowell, Ohio.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1527: Barney, you entertained the entire world with the greatest clean humor ever done. You were the greatest. I hope there are no "loaded goats" in heaven, you could just use your harmonica to lead them out of heaven to a cloud or something like that. Just remember the great saying written at the gas station about you: There was a sheriff name Fife, who had a gun and a knife, the gun was dusty, the knife was rusty, and he never caught a crook in his life!!! Goodbye pal, I'll never stop watching the show.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1528: i'll miss you Don. thank you for the many laughs!
see you in heaven, keep'em laughing Don!

brad samuels
tulsa ok

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1529: You gave us so many laughs and showed us it's okay not to be perfect--people love you the way you are. You will never be replaced in our hearts.
Sue in Wisconsin

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1530: Many many thanks to a wonderful performer. You'll be missed.