February 27, 2006 - Msg 1851: My son is 13 years old and he watches the Andy Griffith show on DVD every day even on road trips he takes the movies with us. When he found out about Don Knotts passing he was heart sick. He said the world lost a great guy and he will miss him and cant beleave he is gone. Don Knotts made a difference in my sons life with his values on the show. God bless him and we will miss you.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1852: I was truly saddened by the passing of Don Knotts.I will always cherish the laughs he provided my family throughout the years. We have lost a comedic genius. My hope the Andy Griffin stay on forever so my son can fall in love with the characters the same way I did as a yougster.
Delphine Seckman

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1853: "BETTER PHONE HIM, AL"

Don, Please say hello to Howard McNear for me.

David Haas, Granite Falls, NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1854: If laughter doeth good like a medicine then Don Knotts was the greatest doctor that ever lived. You'll be missed by millions but you'll live forever in our hearts. GT Dalton, Ga

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1855: Don Knotts will be truly missed by many. He was the greatest character actor the world has seen. When you watch the Andy Griffith Show, you believe that these are the real people. Don Knotts as Barney Fife was a person you would want to hang out with. Don Knotts brought so much joy to my family. The world has lost an icon. J Tolbert San Clemente, Ca.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1856: In an era of American Idols, he was an American Idol.
B.G.T, Roanoke. VA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1857: Everyone, Mr. Knotts' death was truly an event that was an ineviability...So will be the death of us all, but as I have found through the death of my own Mom & Dad...We must all move on with the wonderful memories that are truly etched in our minds forever....Don Knotts was one of those individuals, that not only reminds us of the past, but predominately propels us into the future, and in some minute way, helps us to achieve confidence, as well as some degree of solace in our every day lives. Gregg Lewis...Calhoun Falls, South Carolina

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1858: Mr. Knotts was a man that brought fun and laughter into homes,and there will never be another one like him. God Bless you Barney, Enjoy your rest you have earned it!
Woody Robinson,Raleigh NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1859: We still watch Andy everynight. I am pretty sure we have seen them all but they are still as funny as the first time we saw them. We like the all the episodes with Barney,especially the ones when he thinks he is a hero. In our hearts he will always be a hero. Chris and Wanda, Candler,N.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1860: Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for the memories. Thank you, Barney, for the sweet moments on TV. We will always remember you. Gracias, Barney. Te amo mucho. I'm spanish but your comedy was unstandable in ALL languages. (My daughter is writing this for me). Gracias from the Latin community. Thank God for reruns. You still make me laugh, after all these years. God bless you.

With Love,
Myriam Mather
Manhattan Beach, CA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1861: DON i give you a "110 on the laugh meter" and you will be missed but never forgotten...and "BARNE you do beat everything" my sympathy goes out your family,friends and fans..see you on the other side in "MAYBERRY" aka HEAVEN :-)

Travelers Rest, S.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1862: Don,YOU were the star.Andy,Aunt Bea,everyone else were supporting cast.
Dewey Lamb

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1863: All of us at one time or another can relate to Barney, small, picked on but always came thru. Thanks Barney, Thank God for reruns.
Cheryl Schou
Nashville, Tn.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1864: The Andy Griffith show was the best show ever on tv. Don Knotts was my favorite actor on the show. I've been watching Don on this show and all the moves that he's made over the years. His passing leaves a hole in my heart that will never be replaced. Thank you Mr. Knotts, for all the smiles and laughs you gave me though out my life. you will surely find a place in Heaven. God bless you. Rick F. Bossier city La.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1865: There will never be another Don Knotts. He was great in who he portrayed. Just wished I could have met him. Many memories will always be there.
Scott Behrens Chicora, PA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1866: I've watched Don Knotts playing Barney Fife so many times, I felt like I knew him. With his death, I feel like I've lost a good friend. Thanks for all the great memories.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1867: I posted a message on miss crumps bulletin board and couldn't let it go at that the message said, Barney Fife was and is my hero. Don Knotts was a hero to me, he made me laugh when I thought laughter was the last thing I could do. Not only as Barney Fife but as Mr. Furley, the reluctant astronaut, the ghost and mr. chicken and the incredible mr limpet. Don will be sorely missed in my life I never miss a rerun of TAGS, and I have recently started a collection of TAGS dvds. so Don may be gone in body but his spirit and greatness lives on. To Don: rest in peace my friend you have earned your place in heaven for all the happiness and laughter you brought to me and the millions who love you...all my love forever, Dan

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1868: Don, thanks for the all the good, clean, wholesome entertainment. My best to your family and friends. Love, Karen / Arizona

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1869: February 27, 2006 I am an ardent fan of Don Knotts. I feel like I have lost a member of my own family. Watching Barney always makes me feel grounded when I become weary with this old world. Rest in peace Don Knotts. Marcia Albani Keyser, WV

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1870: barney will live on in reruns. a true great american.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1871: Don Knotts was one of the greatest actors, and was truly the star of the Andy Griffith show. As matter of fact when I think about the show I only think in black & white, becuase those are the only episodes I enjoy watching. Once Don knotts left the show most of the humor went with him! Thankyou Mr. Knotts for the wonderful memories, You will be missed. God must of needed your smiles and Laughs.
Tom McDowell N.Ridgeville, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1872: Don was the best comedian ever. His genius was that there is a little bit of Barney in everyone.
When we laughed at Barney we were laughing at ourselves and I believe that is healthy. I know I will feel sad the next time I watch him,
but he will soon have me laughing as he goes home,takes a nap and goes over to Thelma Lou's
to watch a little TV. I thank God for Don.
Charlie Burt, Minneapolis,Mn.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1873: Don Knotts did an excellent job with every role that he has had. "The Andy Griffith Show" lost one of its most important characters when he left, but I enjoyed the movies that he starred in due to him leaving. I have many posters of Don and Andy Griffith hanging on my bedroom wall. I was disappointed that I was never able to meet this wonderful actor, but maybe one day I will be able to meet Andy Griffith.
Drew, Tennessee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1874: TAGS! What can I say 'Their will never be a replacement'.My husband was on the laptop and I was in the kitchen,I walked in and he had a very sad sad face and gently closed the laptop and said,You need to look at this ,He could not tell me cause he knows what a BIG FAN I Am. The first thing I tought of was a girl friend of mine,Mona she also is a BIG FAN. We have only thoughts (and times ) Some favorites:[All Shows] But maybe No#1 Mrs.Lesssssssssssssh! Vic Haas Aurora,In.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1875: I've been watching my Andy Griffith dvds for the past few days, especially the episodes with Barney. I plan on watching the TV Land tribute to you. It's going to be awfully hard to watch this and not get choked up. Just to let you know our TAGSRWC in Thomasville Alabama is Barney's Possey-Although I never had the opportunity to meet you, I feel as if I've known you all my life-We've lost a great person. RIP Don!!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1876: Don [Bernard P. Fife]Knots will be missed in my home. I'm 42yrs. old so I grew up on TAGS.my kids Tim & Danny have also grone up with TAGS. Our prayers are with Don and his family. so long old friend,Thanks for all the laughs you have added to our lives. God bless you and may you rest in peace.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1877: When Don Knotts passed away, it felt as if I lost a close family member. He was terrific as Barney Fife. He will be greatly missed.
Karen, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1878: May you rest in peace barney The Gandy family Des Plaines IL.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1879: Thanks Don for all the laughter, no one will ever fill your shoes. You were the greatest. Much love to you and sympathy to the family. What a great loss. Wanda,Baton Rouge,La.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1880: don knotts will always be known as the bumbling deputy from mayberry that entered all of our lives during the andy griffith show. the world will miss him dearly.

Steve Dyer
Chesterfeild, va

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1881: Thanks Don, your good clean fun, and humor will be missed by many, sad to say I do not see anything as pure and funny as you were....

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1882: Barney, we will miss you, simply the bes
Brandon OH

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1883: Thank you Don Knotts for bringing joy, innocence and laughter into my heart as a child and thank you for keeping those things in my heart as an adult. As a fellow West Virginian, I will always be proud to call you my television idol...always.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1884: True friendship is hard to come by; Don and Andy played so well off each other on every show they were in together. My heart goes out to Andy and Ron and all others in his television family. You must have loved him dearly. My heartfelt sympathies. Nikki, Ensign, KS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1885: I was lucky enough to have met Don Knotts here in Nashville at what I believe is the last major mayberry event he did. He signed an autograph for me and posed for a photograph with me. I will always treasure the photo and that moment. He is an american pop culture icon and he will always be with us in our memories and every night on television for me to watch, for my son to watch, and his son, and his son and yes even his son....he along with all the residents of Mayberry will live forever!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1886: I'm so glad that TV Land knows how much TAGS fans truly love Maybery and it's residents. Thank you tv land for moving the All In The Family marathon to RUN ANDY GRIFFITH AND THREE's COMPANY this coming weekend.

Chris Jessie
webmaster, www.wloconline.com

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1887: The world has lost one of the best...I have been a fan since I was a little kid. There are days that I have a hard time finding things to smile at, and thankfully TV Land and a few other channels show the Andy Griffith Show alot...When I see the old episodes with Barney and Andy....I cannot help but smile and even though I have seen all the episodes over and over, I still watch and laugh all over again. Thank you Mr. Knotts, you made this world a better place. You will be missed and we will continue to watch the shows and love you always...Shannon ..Cincinnati Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1888: God Speed,Barney! You were one of a kind and will
be sorely missed! Sincerely,An Andy Griffith Show

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1889: Rest in Peace Mr. Knotts.
You made a lot of people laugh.
I thank you for your work.

Goodbye Don.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1890: So long, Don. You were really somethin', you know that?

Brian Halk Medway, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1891: I don't know if there will ever be a cast of actors assembled that could match The Andy Griffith Show. Don Knotts was such a great part of the show. I can't wait until I get to go to the Mayberry Reunion in Heaven. I know Barney will be waiting on us. David Willis - Covington, Va.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1892: i think those of us who were in our youth during the time of the show have lost our hero.The underdog who always triumphed above all.Seems as of late we have lost alot of these heros we have come to embrace and admire.the rerun serves as a pleasent reminder of what we had as a generation and even after 46 years of air time we still find comfort with them.Bye,barney tell'um hal,howard,helen,and earnest T hey for us will ya.
mark lee
nephew of Gordon"PORKY" Lee

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1893: Thank you Don Knotts you were truly the funniest actor that I have ever seen. I have been watching the show since the late seventies when I was 8 years old. The reruns never get old. This has been a sad couple of days for me, I feel like I lost someone that I knew. The values and lessons along with the comedy of Don made TAGS priceless. We will miss you Don
J.H. Texarkana, Tx

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1894: We shall meet, but we shall miss him
There will be one vacant chair
We shall linger to caress him
While we breathe our evening prayer;
When a year ago we gathered
Joy was in his mild blue eye,
But a golden chord is severed
And our hopes in ruin lie.

We shall meet, but we shall miss him
There will be one vacant chair
We shall linger to caress him
While we breathe our evening prayer;

At our fireside, sad and lonely,
Often will the bosom swell,
At remembrance of the story
How our noble Willie sell;
How he strove to bear our banner
Through the thickest of the fight,
And uphold our country's honor
In the strength of manhood's night.

True, they tell us wreaths of glory
Ever more will deck his brow,
But this soothes the anguish only
Sweeping o'er our heartstrings now.
Sleep today, Oh early fallen,
In thy green and narrow bed,
Dirges from the pine and cypress,
Mingle with the tears we shed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1895: We love you very much Don. And we HAVE lost a member of our own family. Don is a cultural icon and has deeply and positively impacted the lives of millions. We're gonna miss you alot man...See ya in Heaven Barn! 10!4! Beth & Chris, Cumberland, MD (an hour from Morgantown)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1896: I am 52 years old now and I have been watching Don (Barn) ever since I can remember. I can't tell you how many times I have watched The Andy Griffith Show, and every time I watch the show its just as funny as the first time I saw it. Nothing but good wholesome entertainment, no foul language or anything like that, just quality comedy. My favorite episode is, #74 "Convicts at Large". This episode showcases the two funnest actors on the show, Barn & Floyd. Now Barn & Floyd are together again, and maybe someday we all can be in Mayberry together. Rest in Peace Barn.
Steve Aubin, Louisville, KY

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1897: We grew up with Andy and the folks in Mayberry. Mr. Knotts brought laughter to our family and will truly be missed. May the bullet in your pocket be replaced with the love of your fans.

In loving memory ~

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1898: Andy and Barney were lawmen.
Bravest you ever did see.
Warned every crook in the record book to stay out of Mayberry.
They were the law (Yes, they were the law),
And they didn't know fear.
Pretty Boy Floyd come a ridin'.
Dillinger, too, big as life. They weren't alone,
There was Al Capone and a Mack called Mack the Knife.
They broke the law
Yes, they broke the law.

'nuff said?

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1899:

In a jailhouse, down in Dixie, fightin' crime and riskin' life,
Dwelled a sheriff and his buddy, pistol-packing Barney Fife.
Oh, my darin', oh, my darnin' oh, my darin' Barney Fife.
He's a deadly crime-stopper, what a copper Barney Fife.

Then one day there come a-ridin' two bad men to rob a bank.
But Fife was tricky, a dead-eye dickey. Now they're locked up in the tank.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1900: Thank you Barney for all the memories. You are in a great spot now and Im sure you are making all the folks in heaven laughing as we speak.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1902: I will deeply miss Don Knotts. May his memories continue for years to come. The world lost another great man. I will always watch the past episodes and remember how much joy he has brought to my life. When I am having a bad day, I just put in an episode of TAGS. It makes me forget about all the bad things going on in this world. Thanks Don Knotts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1903:

Andy Griffith on TV,
Sheriff Taylor
Mount Pilot,
North Carolina,

Fishin' hole,
Earnest T.,
Goober Pyle,
Gomer Pyle, (Golllllly!)

Aunt Bea in the kitchen,
Lousy pickles,
Good friend chicken,
Helen Crump,
Otis drunk,
Emmett's Fixit Shop

Criminals would come to town,
Fearless Fife tracks 'em down,
His eye would pop,
His gun would drop,
He's a favorite TV cop

We love Barney Fife...
He's the Deputy of Mayberry
We love Barney Fife...
He upholds the law with Opie's pa

Floyd the barber cuttin' hair,
Howard Sprague,
Barber chair,
Barney's job is never done,
Law and order's in his blood,
His shaky gun is at your service,
Catchin' crooks makes him nervous,
Thelma Lou's offical stud,
Nip it
Nip it in the bud
(This is Deputy Fife speakin'
And I'm armed!!!)

Andy plays the guitar,
Barney's in the squad car,
Driving Mayberry nuts,
He's law enforcement klutz

Ticket writing everyone,
He's got one bullet for his gun,
Bad guys are on the run,
Book 'em Barney
Murder one!

We love Barney Fife...
He's the Deputy of Mayberry...
Andy Griffith is our life
(Yeah yeah yeah),
When the show is done
We'll watch another one
(Re-run, re-run, re-run)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1904: My childhood was blessed with shows like Andy of Mayberry. I can still see myself sitting in the front room watching on our little black and white, I was about 10. Life was sweet, simple and innocent. I will never forget Barney and all the laughs. Shows like that and all the lessons we learned have made us who we are today. Rest in Peace, Don and thanks for the memories. Susan Obeng, Coon Rapids, MN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1905: To one of the best and thanks for all the laughs over the years. I watch the Andy Giffith show everyday and it alwasy brings a smile to my face.
Mike Stephens

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1906: Nobody ever looked better in a "salt and pepper" suit!!!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1907: So long Barn.Gonna miss ya.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1908: The Andy Griffith Show and Barney Fife have been such gifts for me. After seeing many episodes a number of times, it's always still a great joy to watch Don and the rest of the Mayberry gang. Thank you Don Knotts for brightening the world with your wonderful talents and for making me smile...you are missed.

brad - missouri

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1909: Hey Barn,
Take the bullet with you, you deserve it! You were the best!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1910: Barney, I will miss your great smile and no one has ever made me laugh like you! May you rest in peace now.....until we meet again.....I will be watching you every day on tvland and my dvds.
Thanks for the memories......love ya

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1911: Been a cop for 24 yrs. Every once in awhile someone calls me "Barney Fife". Couldn't think of a better compliment.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1912: Don, Don, Don...
Although I never saw much of the Andy Griffiths Show, I enjoyed your guest appearances on Scooby-Doo and other shows.

Here in Racine, we have a local policeman whom we call Barney Fife, and whenever we see him we think of you.

Thank you for tha many laughs,

Joey Lange
Racine, WI

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1913: Nipit in the bud will be greatly missed but never forgotten.The Andy Griffith show was introduced to me at an early age by my father.The lessons learned from each episode have stayed with me.Thank you Don for all the humor and laughs.

Ed Allen-Dyer Indiana

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1914: Will someone please see that Hollywood Executives for the major networks get copies of these wonderful tributes to this man and THE Show (TAGS). Can they not read within these words the want and desires for this wholesome type of entertainment again? I guess our society is just too far gone for them to be capable of creating comedy like this again. Thank GOD for TVLand and what they recognize as quality entertainment. BARN, you can now commence to reciting your poetry to Juanita again now!! Lovely, Dear, Juaneet!! That's beautiful Barn!

The Gray Family, Germantown, TN

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1915: may you rest in peace!
still love those shows watch it everyday.
God Bless

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1916: Some of my very earliest memories are of watching TAGS (original airings) on TV. Today, I watch the show almost every night. Recently, I was watching and thinking about the fact that Barney and Andy both were getting on up there. I was so saddened to hear of Don Knotts' passing. He was mostly hilarious and proud as Barney, but occasionally very warm, tender and full of humility, like in the episode where he has to testify "against" Andy and winds up testifying how Andy enforces the law "...not so much by the book but by the heart, something he's been trying to teach me from the moment I came to work here."

What a great show. What a great talent.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1917: His smile. His character. His life.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1918: Just one week ago I rented The Incredible Mr. Limpet to give my twin four year old girls a break from the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and so forth. I got a kick out of seeing them get a captivated and giggling at Don Knotts and the movie. They didn't know anything about World War II, they never heard of Don Knotts before, and the scenery was nothing in the present day lives. I suppose if I were an actor the greatest complement would be to know that my work would be enjoyed and remembered long after I was gone, and this I'm sure that Don Knotts new; he earned it. Thank you Don.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1919: lots of love mayberry,USA
will miss him!
the stallard,elliston,va

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1920: I always meant to ask Barney what a Pongee shirt was! Thank you Don Knotts for making the last 45 years of my life a lot happier. May God rest your sweet soul.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1921: Your memory will live on, through Barney on every re-run we see. Keep 'em laughing up there and see if you can catch up with Ernest T.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1922: Barney, I'm going to miss you. You and Andy are my favorite actors and the show is my favorite one. We all love you Barn. Thanks, you will be missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1923: I'll say here what I said in the Yahoo group.
Don Knotts may be gone, but Barney Fife will live forever. Thank you, Mr. Knotts, for all the laughs.

Kerry D. Heafner
Albemarle, NC (a place not unlike Mayberry!)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1924: Barney will truly be missed ! i grew up watching reruns of the andy griffith show . and we all who did also watched him as mr furly on three's company . i also remember him in the disney great appaloosa gang and the one animated adventure comedy which he was turned in to a fish . thank you for so many awesome shows and laughs you were truly the worlds court jester ! the world once again lost a great person and friend ! thanks for the goodtimes ! love ya and miss ya.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1925: The world's loss is Heaven's gain. Odon, IN.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1926: Who would have guessed that the remarkable memories Don created would stay with me, indelibly, for all these years? He left us all the most generous of gifts: lifetimes of recollections of the best of what life has to offer. For many of us, Mayberry was, and is, the place we yearn for. It's Barney, and Andy, and Goober and Howard, and Floyd, and Aunt Bea, and Opie--sharing Sunday pops on Andy's front porch--gloriously oblivious to the bustling world beyond. I miss you, Barn.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1927: The WVU family has lost a beloved Mountaineer. Thank you Don for the many years of laughter. Your memory will live on for generations to come. God Bless You....

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1928: Andy and Barney have been such "good friends" to me, but what really makes me appreciate and treasure what this show represents, is that my 6 year old grandson can't wait to grab his TV tray and watch an episode of Andy. He has learned so many good lessons- not realizing he has even been taught. Thanks for all the great lessons you will teach for generations to come.

"paw paw" Flinn - Jonesboro,Arkansas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1929: Barney, may GOD bless you and your family. Thank you for making me laugh and for the good lessons learned. David, San Antonio TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1930: Barney Fife rules.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1931: Dearest Don,
You were a comedic genius and above all, a really really good guy.
You will be sorely missed.
You will never be forgotten.
I hope you realized how much you were loved!
Television has been going downhill for years.
We so much need more programs like Andy Griffith.
That was good TV and what was good about America.
Don, you were THE MAN!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1932: What a truely admirable person Don was.My wife still eat our dinner in front of the tube watching reruns of "THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW".We look forward to our time together to laugh and enjoy one of the many good old programs from times gone by.He will be missed by all and we thank him for his contribution to making our lives happier.Jim & Bonnie Hoffman Otsego,Mi.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1933: thanks

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1934: I have been watching the andy griffith shows and the three's company shows for most of my life of 28 years. Barney "aka" Knotts, was always full of fire. The one thing i love about the shows he did, he did them with heart because he believed in the moral of the story. Both he and andy have honestly been an inpiration in my life, heck, andy looks like my dad when he is younger, my dad now gone on too. Joshua Jones of Sarcoxie, MO

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1935: What an icon.He and Andy showed the world the wonderful world of southern life and hospitality of which I am proud to be a part of. You could always count on the wonderful clean humour of Don Knotts and watch it wih your Grandma and your pastor wihout fear of embarrassment. Thats something that there is not much of these days. Thank you Don for all the years you shared with us. I know heaven is a brighter place today because of your presence. The Dawson Family, Liberty,S.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1936: My condolences go out to family and good friends of Don Knotts. May God bless you. We are sadend by his passing. Thank God for TV Land. I loved Barney. Don gave us the best medicine laughter
thank you so much. Good bye, we'll miss you!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1937: Don Knotts made me want to live in a town like Mayberry. I have been a fan since I was a child, and I use to watch The Andy Griffith Show with my grandma. I always knew the day would come when Don Knotts left this world. I also know that when that day came that I would shed a tear. Well...I did! In a time when the world is consumed by taking, Don Knotts GAVE! He gave us Barney Fife, and I am truly thankful. Michael Pollock, Camilla, Georgia

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1938: My childhood sucked. Rotten parents, poor, drug and violence infested neighborhood, but every day I would come home and watch The Andy Griffith show and it made me think that the world wasn't such a bad place. Used to imagine living there, and it was swell. Thanks Barnie for giving me that.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1939: My kids were raised on the real Barney, the Black & White one, not that silly purple dinosaur.

What a wonderful laugh filled life Don gave us all!

Thanks for the joy and the fun you gave us.


February 27, 2006 - Msg 1940: As part of my college years my roomates and I would schedule our classes around the Andy Griffith Show so that we wouldn't miss an episode. We would quiz each other on Mayberry trivia. Don Knotts as Barney will forever go down in history as Matt, Red, Scottie, and Brents college routine. I was saddened to hear on Don's passing. He will truly be missed. Thanks again Barney for all the memories.
The ASU Gang (Brent, Scottie, Matt, and Red)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1941: I have to say I am a proud southern girl and I live in a town SO much like Mayberry. Our city patrol cars are even painted like the Mayberry patrol cars. Andy and Barney thanks for showing the world that we southerners are to be envied for our big front porches and leisurely Sunday afternoons. Don Knotts will always remain in our hearts and memories.We love you Don !!! Ruth Anne, small town in upstate South Carolina

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1942: Dep. Fife, Barney, Mayberry Sheriff's Office, E.O.W. (End of Watch) 02-24-06. Godspeed, Barn. All patrol cars are going to be a little lonelier without you.
Mr. Knotts, it was a pleasure growing up watching your movies and television shows. You were always a class act. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

BPM, Culver City, CA

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1943: Though Don made my day many times through his role of Barney Fife, I have only one personal memory of him. He wasn't aware of my presence but I was priviledged to actually see him in person. Frank and I had just picked up our son and his fiance from Bob Jones University and on the way home decided to visit the Builtmoore House. While on the lower level, in the pantry, I believe, I looked out a window and saw Don Knotts and Tim Conway. They were outside the house on the patio filming a scene of "The Private Eyes" We were all thrilled to see them if only through a window.
That really made my day!!
Rest In Peace Dear Barney, your work here is done!
Danna In Indiana

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1944: a tear came from my eye today losing a good friend,but thinking about all the tears I cried in joy with his humor bringes a smile to my face Jerry louisville ,ky

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1945: Thanks for the laughs, Don ! You did it like a master & never resorted to "Blue".


Robert Hall Houston, TX

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1946: I'm 42 years old. My dad introduced me to the show as I have my son. It's a sacred right of passage in our house. Don was the straw that stirred the drink! He'll ride through the pearly gates on his motorcycle wearing his goggles and helmet, with Juanita from the diner in his sidecar, and a single bullet in his pocket. And when he arrives he'll be able to sing Santa Lucia on his own without the need for help from behind the curtain. There he'll play catch with Ernest T Bass, Get a haircut from Floyd, and then sit down to a GOOD homemade pickels by Aunt Bea! Yo Barney - You're the man!!! Chris in Longview, Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1947: To the Knotts family go our deepest sympathies during this time of mourning.
Please take comfort in knowing that Don Knotts brought joy to millions of people worldwide, including me and my son. Not a day goes by in which we don't watch Don on the Andy Griffith Show.
He was a great preformer and he will be missed, BUT HE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!

Scot & Zack Carpenter
Cherryville N.C.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1948: What more can I say that hasn't already been said? I have sensed sadness before at hearing the news of an actor, actress or athlete that has passed away. Never before, though, until now at 43, have I sensed such a loss about a person that I never knew. I am reminded of a line from the episode of the Mayberry High reunion..............."The tears upon my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart." Mark Shearer, Madison, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1949: I am sad

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1950: My clients are all talking about him. One said he was such a wonderful actor.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1951: I am 47 years old and remember watching Andy and Barney when I was young. It is my all time favorite show because it was a simpliar time and no matter what kind of day you have this show made you laugh and feel better. My birthday is also July 21 and always will share my birthday with a famous person (Mr Knotts) thank you for the warm fuzzy feelings this show always gives no matter if I have watched the show hundreds of times. Now he is reunited with the other cast members who left before. Thanks for the memmories
Pat from Charlotte NC

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1952: I am still so sad today. I watched Andy on the Today show this morning give a true testimony of what real friendship is. Barney will be in heaven singing waiting on his friend to join him one day.
God Bless Barney Fife!
lrs.....Clinton, MS

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1953: I grew up with Mayberry and Don Knotts. After I was married, my wonderful wife located and purchased every episode available of The Andy Griffith show on VHS for Christmas. That was a wonderful Christmas and in all the years since we have watched those tapes countless times. My young children are growing up with Mayberry, too. A few years ago I discovered the bible lessons based on TAGS and the kids have learned many wonderful values from watching. And now my wife is buying me the DVD releases as they become available. Guess my grandkids and great-grandkids will grow up with Mayberry too. Mr. Knotts will be terribly missed at our house, but will entertain and teach those marvelous core values for generations to come. Heaven is a little funnier now. Peace be with Don's family and with Andy Griffith.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1954: I have great memories of watching Don Knotts while playing Barney on the Andy Griffith Show. He was a great actor with good morals. He will be missed. My prayers are for his family, God bless.
Jennifer of Douglasville, Ga.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1955: Like Goober said when Howard caught Old Sam, "It's kinda like the end of something." Thank God for reruns and stations that have sense enough to play them. We are so sad knowing he's gone. I feel like my granddaddy has died all over again.We are so grateful for the memories he left. We love you, Barn and Don.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1956: Mr. Knotts, Your talents and gifts continue to bring laughs and smiles to me. When I was a child and now even when I'm grown(46). My kids laugh too. We were watching a recent episode and simply enjoyed the clean family show you will always be on! I am sad for your passing but I am so glad you shared your gifts. I hope my father and mother were amongst those who greeted you as they were big fans too and maybe someday I can too(just not too soon!) As Bob Hope said "Thanks for the memories". I miss my parents, maybe you can say hello. God Bless. Steve Scales, Texas

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1957: I`m sorry for your loved ones your a great actor. The Andy show is the best i watch it and own the series.Go barney Five.....Ron Kokomo,In

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1958: Barney, I grew up with you and Andy. I got to see you in person after you retired in Valdosta, Ga at Valdosta State College. It was a high point for me to hear you talk about the show and your favorite clips. You will forever live in the hearts that loved you!! I sure do "Thanks for the Laughs and wonderful memories, Love You and Rest in Peace God Bless You!! Ken Williams in Lenox< Georgia.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1959: Grew up watching ole Barn in Mayberry. He was quite a really unique comic with talents that were perfected and always a great laugh. Definitely will be missed by all..both young and old.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1960: I grew up watching Barney Fife on Mayberry, if they had more shows like that on I truly believe we would have less hate in the world today. To those that watched Mayberry, we have lost one of the most loved comedian in the world. Don will alsways be remember as one of the funniest person around. He has left us with a legacey that will forever be imbedded in our memories. I still watch him on tv and so do my children that our all grown up with children of their own. God Bless Mr. Knotts family, Don was loved by so many many people. Betty Lake Ozark Missouri

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1961: Febraury 27, 2006-Msg 1960: Thank you Don for ALL the laughs, YOU will be remembered forever in our hearts.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1962: I never met the man, but I feel like I've lost a dear friend. Thanks Mr. Knotts

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1963: "Nip it in the bud"
God Bless you and your family

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1964: Don Knotts thank you for all the joy and laughter you brought into our lives across so many years. I grew up watching you and believing that you were one of the best actors I ever saw. Your facial expressions could communicate so effectively. You will be greatly missed.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1965: February 27, 2006 - Msg 1946: Don Knotts, a gentle man and a true gentleman. His Barney Fife showed that an "everyman" was anything but - at once full of shaky bravado and genuine tenderness wrapped in a vunerability we understood all too well. He spoke to us through Fife's foibles which we recognized and more importantly, helped us understand each other a little better. What a treasure - I hope he knew how beloved he was and will be forever. My sincere condolences to the Knotts family.
Don Knotts, you will live forever in us all...

Linda in Kirtland, Ohio xo

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1966: I was saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Knotts. He was a comic genius in my opinion, and underrated as an actor in general. I saw Andy Griffith mention on the Larry King show that Mr. Knotts could easily have played more serious roles if given the opportunity. His humor was medicine to my soul. I have a strong attachment to the Andy Griffith show, as do my kids. Thatís amazing considering I was only 6 years old when it went off the air. It remains as powerful today as ever because it is a brilliantly acted and morally driven program. Godís speed Mr. Knotts. Take your final bow, because you richly deserve itÖ (SL --- Indianapolis, IN)

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1967: Jesse Donald Knotts,

You have meant so much to me and my family! You are one of the members of that small group of actors who has the ability to entertain with original and believable precision. We were blessed to have you here for 81 years. I pray that more entertainers will surface that continue the wholesome brand of humor that you were so good at.

Be blessed my friend!

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1968: I am truly sadened by the loss of our friend Barney, Don Knotts. Growing up with TAGS, he brought much joy to my life and eventually our daughters. He was and is the best comedian ever.To me he represented small- town America. I'll say a special prayer for you tonight.God Bless America. Doug ---Victoria, Canada

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1969: There was only one Don Knotts for sure. I laughed seeing him as Barney and as Mr. Furley..those two shows are so theraputic to me when Im down. I know God must be laughing with Don now. Some people just shouldnt die, even though thats crazy to say. Don Knotts was on those people.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1970: nip it in the bud please say hello to john ridder for me and my wife d0n i will love you for ever and thanks so much for puting your self on the screen and my tv a 50 year old man that cried r0n0

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1971: Does anyone remember turning on TAGS after the World Trade Center and 9-11 attacks? Don was our T.V. comfort food! I fear that this is a genre that is gone other than in dvd collections and reruns. I wish that todays producers would visit this site and realize what a treasure Don Knotts was and how they should use the positive and wholesome image he portraid to form the next generation of television.

May God bless Don and his family!

, Officer "Junior" Wright badge #105

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1972: Barney and Ernest T. Bass within the same year.
We loss two greats.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1973: You brought much joy and laughter to my family
even as my son, Gary, was growing up and you will
be greatly missed. The "Nip it, Nip it in the
bud" was my favorite. Your memory will continue
and many will be forever grateful!!
Rita P., Bethel, Ohio

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1974: Don Knotts was one of the great physical comedians of last 50 years. He used everything--his body, his face, his voice to create moments of comedy that will live on and influence many others. To me, Barney Fife is the greatest tv character of all time.

February 27, 2006 - Msg 1975: My condolences to the Don Knotts family. My prayers are with you at this time. Thanks to Don and Andy for the wonderful environment of friendship, love, and loyalty you created with each episode of the Andy Griffith Show. I never tire of watching Don and Andy together and how their friendship developed on the show and in real life. I will miss you Don.....

Ross Jorgensen, Bakersfield, Ca

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1976: Watching the Andy Griffth Show and Don Knotts as Barney Fife made laugh the hardest. I can always rely on having a good laugh when it came to Don Knotts. Tim Conway said it best when asked about working with Don Knotts, "The man made me laugh".
I was fortnate to meet Mr. Knotts and thanked him for all the laughter. Alot of my heros are passed or passing and I was not going to miss meeting a living legend. I was at an event where autographs could be attained and there was current stars and playmates and big name stars such as Val Kilmer, Tanya Roberts but the one person that had the longest line that extended outside the building and around it was Mr. Don Knotts. That symbol of the long line is a tribute to the strength and lasting power of a STAR.
My Uncle Bill always reminded me of Don Knotts and vice versa and I had Mr. Knotts sign a picture to give my Uncle Bill some time ago. It is interesting that my Uncle passed away exactly one month ago to the day. There is a connection?
Goodbye Mr. Knotts. The heavens will be filled with laughter for a long time.
Jack Little
Brawley California

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1977: We so wish we had written to Mr. Knotts. How do you thank someone for a lifetime of smiles and laughter, after the fact. I only hope someone in his family sees this and realizes that my family, along with the rest of American think of Don Knotts as one of the loveliest gifts God chose to share with us. May God Bless his dear soul always. The M. F. McElroy Family of Deephaven,

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1978: Instead of morning his death, I choose to celebrate his life.
Thanks Barney.

Sligo, Pa

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1979: Nip it in the bud


February 28, 2006 - Msg 1981: God Bless Don Knotts and bless his family in this sorrowful hour. He sure did a lot to cheer up folks throughout his life. God sent us an Angel in him, and now has called him home.

Ann Brooks, KY

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1982: Growing up, I enjoyed watching The Andy Griffith Show. But the I always enjoyed watching his movies the most. Especially my 2 favorite movies of all time. The Incredible Mr. Limpet and the Apple Dumpling Gang. My family will sure miss his wonderful personallity.
Ares, CA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1983: He was extremely talented. I'll miss you, Barney Fife. But you will always be in Mayberry. I'll look for you there. Becky Ramsey MO

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1984: Hi Mr. Knotts I last year I was 1 in 1986 I watch tv three company so I see snice I was 11 or 12 in 1998 I watcg movie Pleasantville I love it snice. I miss him =/ =( sad... remember bless god angel. I thank you Mr.Knotts good-bye. Walnut CA.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1985: I miss Don Knotts. He was my friend. You always made me laugh. You were a great friend. I have a best friend. We are just like Don and Andy were. Tom Dege, Rochester, Michigan

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1986: Funniest bit ever on TV is when Barney proves what a great memory he has and recites the Preamble to the (you know what...can't say it without being censored) to Andy, but gets not a single word correct without being coached by Andy, including the "the" "a" and "for". Knotts and Howard Morris, in my opinion, gave the world the two best TV sitcom charaters in Barney Fife and Ernest T. Bass. Been watching since the beginning Barn, and will continue to do so. Dave in Waukegan, Ill.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1987: Genius.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1988: Thank you, Don, for the smiles and laughter oh these many years; may your memory live on to encourage more compassion and love in this world.

Thank you, Andy, for allowing Don to show that strength can be found in weakness and helping me to understand what compassion really is...

Thank you, Father in Heaven, for the wonderful life of Don Knotts...

J. C.
Fort Collins, CO

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1989: Let's face it, the show was never as good when Don Knotts left. Now he's REALLY left. DM, Broadview, Illinois

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1990: Don has been a friend to me over the many years. Although he never knew me, he has been my friend. His wonderful comedic character has brought many smiles to my face. Thank you Don for the great times, and the great laughs. You will be missed. God bless you.

Palm Desert, CA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1991: We are all sadden my his passing.. But we are all looking forward to continue to celebrate his life for many year to come through the magic of TV. We cannot imagine our life without Barney Fife. We'll miss you Don.. Keep them smiling.. Till we meet again.
Geoff and Dolly Brown, Florida

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1992: thank you don for everything you have done. You have made an impact on my life and my fathers. you were a comic genuis and you will never be forgotten. The bond that you and andy had will never be re-created in tv history. Thank you so much for putting a smile on me and my dads face for or whole lives. Thank you so much!!

Jeff and Ronnie Cruse!!!
lyons, co and cambria, IL

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1993: Anytime I am feeling sad, hurt or lonely, I could always pop in a TAGS video or DVD and count on Barney to put a smile on my face. My sister used to record all of those "8 Great Hours of Andy" that TBS use to show, and now my wife and I get so much joy out of watching them. We will miss you Barney..."Go get 'em tiger"!!!
Andy and Lori Hinson
Beaufort, SC

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1994: What a loss. The choir has a new voice now. Thank you for everything you have added to my life. Until the Mayberry gang meets again.

Debbie Hyder, Crossville, Tennessee

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1995: THE man who made the show so memorable was the on of a kind man Don Knotts. The show was never quite the same after he left the show. My fondest and greatest tv moments are of the character Barney Fife. I have seen every black and white episode of The Andy Griffith and never grow tired of seeing them ovber and over. Thank you Don Knotts, you will and could NEVER be forgotten. As Andy once said Barn, you beat everything. How right he was . No one will ever top your performances as Barney Fife. Love you man !

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1996: Not eighty-one! Barn 'n' An'G {I always HEARD "Andy Griffith" in THAT nickname for the sheriff} are only 35-- in reruns. And-- my friend-- THAT is F-O-R-E-V-E-R!
Michael "Big Mac" McCluskey
Fulda, Germany


P.S. With the pilot, I have all 250 episodes. And,
on DVD-- with the original episode-related COMMERCIALS on Season 1, and the "Back Porch Epilogues" restored to every season-- don't they
take LESS SPACE on our shelves but MORE SPACE in our hearts!

Kissy Kissy from Germany!

Love ya Don-- but my wife already knows!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1997: Don Knotts is only gone from this earth in body.He will live on in the hearts of lots of people for ever. We can always go back to Mayberry and visit Barney whenever we need a laugh or a smile. Thank you so much for the memories. I never got to meet you or know you , but i feel like i know you well every time i watch your show. You were truly the best. Rick Miller Galesburg Illinois... in my heart i come from Mayberry