February 28, 2006 - Msg 1998: 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

February 28, 2006 - Msg 1999: Barney, You were the BEST! I never got to meet you in person and for that I am sad. I grew up wanting to be a cop because of you and have now done that for over 20 years. Thanks for the laughs, thanks for the memories. May God Bless and be with your family at this time. We'll see you on the other side Barn.

Jeff, Oakdale, NE


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2001: It's impossible to mention Don Knotts and not get a smile. I will miss you and always remember you.
Ron Goodin
Cleveland NC

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2002: Don Knotts was a class act! He knew how to make people laugh without a filthy mouth. It's to bad they don,t make television, & movies like that anymore. He would be a good example to follow!!! He will be truly missed by everyone. Mike & maggie, from Millersburg Iowa

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2003: I feel like each time someone of Don Knotts's decency and humanity dies, this country loses a bit more of its decency and humanity. No, Don Knotts may not have been Gregory Peck, but in --quite literally-- a funny way, he brought a sense of tenderness and sensitivity to Barney Fife that made that character --- in retrospect -- a pretty sweet role model.

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I remember that The Andy Griffith show was brought up in a class I was in, and almost everyone in the room, including the instructor, got quite a laugh at the thought of such a place as Mayberry existing in the real world. Well, a few of us in the class spoke up -- we had lived in or visited real towns with a sense of decency and community such as Mayberry, and had also been fortunate enough to have known people like Andy and Barney. And, boy, I would trade in almost everyone I've met in L.A.. - or for that matter Houston, Las Vegas or Washington D.C. --- for people like those decent, humane characters that we know exist in real life but are no longer considered "cool" or aggressive enough for our modern world.

Thanks for the smiles, Don --- you'll live on in my heart and memory.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2004: I am very sad that I never met Don Knotts in person, he made me smile, he had a rare gift the gift of laugfter, and he was a very decent man and did not have to swear to make you laugh, I loved him as Mr. Firly on Three's company. Thanks Don for sharring your gift to the world, enjoy your next life. Max & Louisa Long BeacH CA


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2006: One Man...One bullet...One huge hole left in all of our lives. We will miss you BARNEY! Say 'Nip it' one last time for us! RIP.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2007: The Andy Griffin Show as a class act by many people, Barney, Andy, Goober, Gomer, Aunt Bee, The Darlins, Floyd the barber; this was a great family show, one of a kind, and I still enjoy watching the re-runs. The comedy of today couldn't come close to this show. My prayers are with Mr. Knots loved ones.

Ronnie Robinson
Ellenwood, Georgia 30294

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2008: From Barney Fife to the TV Repairman in Pleasantville, I have always enjoyed watching you perform. You'll will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Knotts family.

Debbie Elholm
Madison, WI

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2009: barney fife his was something , a careing soul,a guy who thought he knew it all, aperson with heart ,and some times he got in trouble and andy taylor would get him out of it but all in all he was a friend to all. brenda dunlap st.albans wv.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2010: My family and I grew up watching Andy
and Barney. Don Knotts would always
make me laugh. And still does. Now my
daughter likes the show and laugh at
Barney so he will continue through
reruns to touch our lives. Our prayers
go out to Don's family. And will see
you on the other side and laugh some more.

The Andersens
Jacksonville, Florida

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2011: I had the opportunity to see Mr. Knotts in person at East Tennessee State University as part of the homecoming program in the early 1980's. He spoke for about an hour, explaining how he got into show business but mostly performing skits. In one skit he portrayed a weather man, as usual he was hilarious. Having a chance to shake his hand and say hello was a wonderful experience. Thanks for the memories.
Tom Hughes

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2012: I grew up with the Andy Griffith show. It to me is one of the best shows ever to run on TV. My three girls have grown up in Mayberry also. It is a show that always had a lesson of life some where in the script. Don Knotts will sadly be missed in our family. He and the cast are like uncles, aunts and cousins. Don Knotts has gone to take his final exam. And I am sure that he will have a special place in heaven.

The Davis Family
Beaufort, South Carolina

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2013: Don Knotts will be missed but he will live in my heart forever. I watch Andy Griffith show everyday and more than one time most days. My heart and prayers go out to his family. Janice Jones-Bailey, Grant, AL.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2014: It is a tribute to Don Knotts that one hundred years from now people will still be entertained by his comedic genius.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2015:
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same.

God Bless the family of Don Knotts and all who loved him. Thank you Mr. Don- I'll always love you. Rest in Peace Barn.
Pam from South Carolina ( AKA possum under a rock
from the Mayberry Porch )

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2016: Somewhere, up in Mayberry heaven, Barney is shouting at Otis: "Pipe down, Otis!"

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2017: to don knotts family,we are very sorry for your loss.you could have a bad day and tune into watching don and you would just laugh.he had that effect on people.he knew how to make others laugh.he will be greatly missed. Becky,bill,keri,richard maclaughlin.valdosta,georgia

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2018: Don Knotts a funny wonderful person full of life and joy. We will miss Don Knotts he was great on his show Andy Griffith.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2019: I met Don Knotts and Tim Conway back in 1980 when they were in Asheville doing a movie (The Private Eyes. I accidently called him Barney and could not quit patting his shoulders as he signed a Napkin for me. I remember how frail those shoulders were but as he looked up and smiled at me, I will always remember how large a person he realy was. May God Bless his Family.
Skip Anderson

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2020: We the Burk Family send our deepest sympathies to the family of Don Knotts.Though we never personally met Don, we feel we know him through his shows.We pray for the family to have strength now and know that we all are thinking of them. Sheila, Robert, James, Barry

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2021: Don made the whole world laugh, and he gave us all such fond memories. What a wonderful man he was!! May he rest in peace. My condolences go to his family, and may God bless them and guide them through this difficult time.
Tracy - Canada

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2022: Opening the paper Sunday morning and seeing 2 of the people who made me laugh the most (the other being Darren McGavin in "Christmas Story", had me feeling very sad. But I know they will always be with me every time I watch them on TV or DVD, and they will always make me laugh. Bob, MN

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2023: When Don Knotts began his run on "The Andy Griffith Show," he created one of television's most unforgettable and most beloved characters. "Barney Fife" quickly became a synonym for every small-town, bumbling cop. But Barney was much more than that: he was genuine, sincere, hopelessly honest, and caring. There will never be another Barney, and there'll never be another Don Knotts. Richard--Texas

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2024: February 28,2006. Msg. 2023: There is not a week that goes by that I don't watch The Andy Griffith Show. It is my favorite show of all times and I will love watch it till I die. Barney (Don Knotts(, you were so wonderfully funny and loveable and the show was never the same without you. God Bless your family and all those close to you....I know they will miss you, but to all of us who did not know you personally, we will have you forever. Thanks for all the laughs.
Judy in Florida

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2025: Don was truly a prolific and great actor.For a man with such a small body,he stood tall amongst the giants of comedy with neverending laughs.Without a doubt a class act.My deepest,heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to the Knotts family,their friends and fans around the world during this difficult time.R.I.P. and God Bless Don,you will dearly be missed and forever remembered. Steve,middle TN area

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2026: As I grow older I am amazed how people we encounter in person or only by observing become a part of the fabric of our lives Don Knotts I have discoverd ws a part my life fabric and is shall surely miss him.

Craig P Kentucky

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2027: I am 23 years old and grew up my whole life watching Andy Griffith. It was one of the purest, most original comedies of our time. And ANYTIME I will ever watch any episode where Barney's hair is completely messed up, or he gets a little tipsy, or the episode where he believes there are 3 wishes Opie is to have granted...I will still laugh like he is here.

missing Barney in Indiana...

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2028: Back in October I took my 7 year old daughter to see the Disney movie "Chicken Little." She got all charged up when I told her the voice of Mayor Turkey Lurkey was Barney. She doesn't mind that TAGS is black and white because she loves Barney! So do I.

Jerry LANE MCPHERSON JR. Greensboro, NC

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2030: the first time i saw don knots i was 5 years old that was the movie privite eyes with tim conway and and the first show i was him in was andy griffith show he my hero and inspiration on me and he will allways be in my hart and i am hoping i will succeed like he did in life and hops and prayers with your family god bless u

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2031: I could watch ol Barn give that speech about "The Rock" every day and still laugh.

Tim in Atlanta

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2032: What can I say about a man who was bigger than life....a man who lived it to the fullest and brought so much love and laughter and joy to those around him. We could all relate to him in one way or another and the way he portrayed Barney Fife was something that won't soon be matched. We passed many a lunch hour at the Fire Station watching and laughing at Andy and Barney and the gang. Those were great memories which will live on forever in each of us. My prayers go out to Don's family, he will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered always. God Bless!

Jim Forge
Leavenworth KS

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2033: My beloved father and I used to watch the show on TV when I was a kid (many moons ago) and just roar with laughter - I miss my dad and Barney but will treasure those times that Don provided for us forever. God rest in peace, Barney.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2034: Thanks for making me smile Don. See ya' on the other side Buddy!! 10-4, over & under.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2035: Mr Knotts you have came into my life when times were tough and gave me a smile when i needed one. you are my hero and always a friend. You will always be a part of my family in prayer and in every day life. your friend jeff kirtley,columbia,tennessee

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2036: We love you and we will never forget you.
kinston N.C(Lenoir County)

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2037: I will always remember the facial expressions of Barney Fife. Whether is was his eyed bugged out (scared) his jaw working overtime (angry) or his lips clenched (proud) you could read his mind without him saying a word. You were funny to me when I was 10 and you are funny to me 35 years later. God speed Mr. Don Knotts, You have always my all time favorite actor.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2038: were shure going to miss Don Knotts "what a actor that was shure to make you laugh" As a kid I watched all of the Andy Griffith shows. Andy and Barney had the greatest show there as growing up as a kid. There shows were simple, and very unlike what we watch on tv today "where it full of bad talk, and_____ is all they know. Its time we put up a fight to get our simple family shows back. Don will allways be in our hearts and minds, and he will never go complety away. specical thanks for the intertanment he has brought us. He will be longed missed
may god lay out his hand take him to heaven, so we can all meet up with him someday. And special thanks to no Other than Andy Griffith for noticing a star in the making. Andy you have had a great loss also and your in our hearts
Thanks For Everything and God Bless!!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2039: we are all going to miss Don. As he once said "you got to nip it in the bud."

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2040: Don Knotts' passing? We should all make a big moulage out of that. He was more than a deputy, he was a friend. Thank you, Don, for all the joy you brought into so many hearts.
Mark in Stewartville, Minn.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2041: I mourn the loss of Don Knotts. While I didnít know this man, he and The Andy Griffith Show will forever provide me with a connection to my childhood. I can vividly recall the numerous times that my father and I were laughing uncontrollably in our family room while watching Andy, Barney, Goober, Opie, and the rest. Losing Don is like losing a favorite relative. He was a beloved member of our family. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the Knotts family.
The Howard Family - Cols, OH

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2042: God will be Pickled Tink to have Barney
by his side, Mayberry's loss is heaven's gain...
Our fellow West Virginian will be sadly missed.
Desperate Female Hunters Chapter, Cool Ridge WV
Michele, Kim & Joyce

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2043: I grew up watching Barney and now my daughter wathches Barney with me and the gang from mayberry. Don Knotts was a genius at comedy, I will miss him but never forget him.

Thank you Don for all the good times

DC Victoria BC Canada

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2044: I was so sad to learn about the passing of Barney Fife. I have many Video's and DVD. I even have a blanket laying across my bed of Barney that reads "this body protected by Fife". A dear sweet man found and gave me for Christmas a Barney Fife lunch box that I will always Cherish. Barney's picture hangs on the wall between the living room and bedroom. I feel like I have lost a member of my family. Thank you Barney for many, many laughs and memories. As long as I live your memory will also. My thoughs and prayers are with the Knotts family.
Malinda Stephens Covington, Ga

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2045: I'll take out my Mr. Potato Head game and build this one for you Barn. Thank you for all the laughs.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2046: My condolences to the family of Don Knotts. He had a special way of helping people to laugh at themselves.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2047: My family grew up with Barney and Andy. It was a sad day when we learned of barney's death. Although you are no longer with us in person on this earth I know that there is tremendious laughter in heaven as you meet all those whom had gone on before you. You will be truly missed but never forgotten.

Joe and Kathy Fields, Gurley, AL

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2048: I grew up in a town very similar to Mayberry and I was raised watching the show. I raised my son who is now 24 on the show as well. We are big big fans. I still watch the reruns and love it when they have the marathons. Don Knotts will be missed, but thank goodness Barney will live on and I can raise my grandson to watch the show.
Thanks for sharing your life with us through the life of Barney. You will be missed. God Bless your family. Tamara Ramsey Nashville, TN

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2049: I grew up watching Don Knotts on the Andy Griffith Show. Forty years later it is still as funny as it was the first time I watched it. I enjoyed the show so much I now own a 1962 Ford black & white patrol car with the Mayberry Sheriff star on the doors. Thanks for the memories, and my god bless you and your family at this difficult time.

Jack Brookshire Pecos, Texas

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2050: I love the character Barney and have watched the Mayberry show all of my life, but I also grew up on two movies where Don Knotts was the star "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" and "Mr. Limpett" these are classics, I am going to try to find them and purchase them so I can share them with my grandchildern. God Bless you Don Knotts, you were a true legend. Thanks for the memories.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2051: Don Or Barney and andy were the best of us, they brought us together as a family.we watched their show even if we had a bad day but when Barney and Ange came on our TV we just laughed and forgot our problems Thanks Don and Andy

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2052: Boy, giraffes are selfish, just run around looking out for number one. God Bless you Barney. Scott Pittsburgh, Pa

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2053: I am a 51-year old Black Male and my friends always give me a hard time because I am such a devoted Andy Griffin Show fanatic! Don Knotts has brought such much laughter in my life [and even tears in some of the really tear-jerker seens]. I always knew one day he would pass and it would hurt me a lot because I loved the man. It has. If it was possible for me to attend the services I most definitely would do so but I know that is probably unlikely. I loved Don knotts and I will miss him dearly.

Greg Thomas, San Anselmo, CA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2054: In my 45 years there probably isn't one person who has made me laugh more than Barney. Simply the funniest television character ever. I'll miss him, but thankfully we have reruns.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2055: gone but not forgotten. barney was the funniest person on television. no one will ever take his place. he remains the best forever. god bless.

dana hill nashville, tn

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2056: I have loved the Andy Griffith Show since the begining. I have been a firefighter for 30 years and have seen alot of sad things. The joy that Don Knotts gave me watching the Andy Griffith Show allowed me to relax and enjoy life even during difficult times. Thanks for all the memories. You will be missed. Larry Steinkamp Antonia, Mo.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2057: No one ever made me Laugh more than Don "Barney" Knotts. May God rest his soul.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2058: God Bless you Don Knotts...Thanks for the many laughs you've given me all these years.


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2059: Anyone else remember the song by the Bellamy Bros.? My favorite line is "...meanwhile back in Mayberry, no one says the 'F' word...thank God for the re-runs!"
Rest in peace Barney. You are loved and will be missed. And thank God for the re-runs!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2060: he will be greatly missed he was a very good actor from heidi

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2061: Although I can recite most of the lines before they leave the lips of the Andy Griffith characters, I can't help but watch the show each time it's on. I'm sure all of my Mayberry brethren can attest that the punch lines, the characters and the wholesome storylines are ageless and probably never be equaled. Barney, Gomer, Floyd, Ernest T. and the rest of the cast will never be forgotten and always loved by people like me who feel lucky to have been a part of Mayberry. Thanks 'Fast Gun Fife' for all of the laughs you've given us over the years.
Brian P. Athens, Ga.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2062: We lost one of the top 10 physical actors of our time. No Time For Sergeants and Cpl. John C. Brown remains at the top of my list of films. Mr. Knotts, thank you Sir for everything you have done.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2063: He was "a fine deputy, a real public servant." His family can feel right proud of him. He was truly the best!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2064: My deepest sympathy and respect go to the entire family of Don Knotts. He is now in the very best place that he could ever be---with our LORD JESUS CHRIST---Amen! All of the characters that Don played during his acting career are still remembered very fondly. What a unique talent. "Deputy Barney Fife" was, and still is, my personal favorite. Thank goodness for re-runs. May GOD bless and comfort the Knotts Family...in JESUS' Name...Amen!

Randolph Taylor
Burgaw, North Carolina

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2065: To put it simply Barney was the best character ever in the best TV show ever, and that was just the tip of the iceberg in Mr. Knott's long and magnificent career. Whenever I think about him, a smile will come to my face, and I'll remember Mayberry. Thank you Don. My heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to the family of Mr. Knotts.

Derek Blakely - Huntsville, AL

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2066: in a million lifetimes there could never be a better barney fife. you were the greatest and will be remembered forever. thanks for a lifetime of precious memories.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2067: Don Knotts was and will ALWAYS be the BEST

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2068: I have always hoped that Mr. Knotts' life was filled with as much joy and happiness that he gave to me. God bless his soul.
Del Allen Mt. Pleasant SC

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2069: The great Don Knotts created a truly original American character whose very name has entered our language. More importantly his humanity touched millions of people who all had the same reaction at the news of his passing - profound sadness followed by thankfulness for the great joy he has brought to us all. Here's to Don Knotts: a great artist and true gentle man. Dan, Boston, MA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2070: Timeless. That's the Andy Griffith Show. And that's Don Knotts. RIP Don.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2071: Don Knotts and all great actors that have gone before us live on as long as we have reruns.
As a North Carolina boy (from Winston-Salem close to Mayberry) the Andy Griffith Show and Don Knotts was and is a big part of our culture. May Mr. Knotts rest in peace.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2072: My folks are in their 80S. They loved Don and Barney. I am in my 60s. I love them too! My kids are in their 30s and they loved them too! My new granddaughter will surely see the Barney DVDs her Dad has and will love them too!! Another 1000 years and they will still be loving the man and the legend!! A local columnist had a great idea - be sure Don and Barney have a bullet in the shirt pocket forever!!

A Tennessee Volunteer

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2073: We miss you, Barney. You were really something, you know that? From your AGSRWC "Fife's Five" Amarillo, Texas Chapter, Chartered 1984.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2074: Don Knotts is gone from earth, heaven became a lot funnier place to be. Barney Fife is patroling heaven with his one bullet. Rest in peace, thanks for all the laughs.

Arnold, Mo

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2075: I've watched the Andy Griffith show all my life. I'm 35 now and it nevers gets old or boring. Now my son is 8 years old and he is as much of a fan as I am. We now have all 5 seasons on DVD adn will continue to watch as time goes on. We will MISS YOU Barney ! Remember we will always be here if you just want to talk,,, "its therapedic"

Andy Downs, Concord NC

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2076: Barney and Don Knotts were very similar in one particular way. Whenever Barney captured a criminal, he was sure he could bring out the best in that person and rehabilitate him. He always saw the best in a person. He was exactly that way in real life. He would always see the good in people and he reflected that each day of his life.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2077: I can't begin to say how much the Andy Griffith Show has meant to me over the years. I am truly sad. I will watch until I die.
"the music stops, yet it echos on in sweet refrains; for every joy that passes, something beautiful remains."

heartbroken in Wisconsin

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2078: I was shocked to hear about our dear Barney leaving this world, and me and my little girl cried together. She is only 10 but I have turned her into a huge Andy Griffith Show fan, and we have almost all the episodes on tape. God Bless Don Knotts for all the beauty and laughter he brought to us, and always will. But now we will have "heartaches, nothin' but heartaches". L. Marino Middletown Ohio

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2079: I`ll keep watching you.Loved your shows....... Ron..Kokomo,In

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2080: In loving memory of "Barney" . . .

America's Home Town
By: Debra Arender, Ashville, AL

Once upon a time,
In a place called TV-Land,
There lived a town of gentle folk -
Who loved their fellow-man.
The neighbors did not lock their doors.
The sheriff bore no gun.
Sundays were reserved for God,
And Saturdays for fun.
Children obeyed parents,
And respected teachers too.
Sarah "manned" the switchboard,
And "Barn" loved Thelma Lou.
Gomer actually pumped your gas,
And Floyd would cut your hair.
At Myers Lake - you could catch Bass.
Aunt Bee would always care.
It was a much more easy time,
Than we have known of late -
In this precious town of little crime,
That seems so out of date.
Oh - that we could have more towns,
So innocent and sweet.
Oh - that we could live like that -
Again - God grant us peace . . .

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2081: I am watching The Andy Griffith show right now and I think about how sad I am that my favorite character on the Andy Griffith show has left us. I hope to see him in heaven one day and see how funny he is in person......Garrett Williams, Florida

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2082: Don Knotts was definately a shining spot on the Andy Griffith Show. It wasn't the same after he left it. Barney Fife was one of the funniest characters on T.V. You can't top him.
T. Lawson, Illinois

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2083: I like to say that i watch andy an Don all the time every night an love them both to his family my you be blessed an know that God only takes the best an that he was, your in my prays all ways thinks for all the shows .

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2084: Barney Fife was arguably the greatest TV character of all time. On a show with nothing but great characters, Barney was the very best. I am really sad that Don Knotts has passed on. But I'm even more sad that Barney Fife has passed on. That's a tribute to how great Don Knotts was. Barney has been on my TV and in my home my entire life. I feel as though I have lost a dear friend. Paul, Rochester, NY

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2085: I wish to say that me an my husband are very sorry for the lost of such a great man, whom will be will missed we watch Andy an Don every night an will always , we like to say to the family keep your head up an God only calls home the best ,an that he was you are in our prays . Love The Griffin Family, Antioch Tn.


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2087: I am 44 and have watched TAGS on TV since I was 15. I know if I'm having a bad day, I can always go to Mayberry for a half hour and be with my pals. I will really miss Don Knotts, but he lives on thru his work. Thanks Don! JN, Ohio

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2088: Barney Fife was without a doubt the most memorable tv character of my youth. I have been richly blessed over the years with the opportunity to see Don Knotts bring the character of Barney Fife to live. Without question Don Knotts was a class act, I shall miss him each time I watch episodes of the Andy Griffith Show. God Bless and Keep Don Knotts. Ron, College Station, Texas

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2089: feb 24 will always be a sad day. the day one of the funniest people i known passed away to a better place. mr knotts thanks for the great memories and laughs u provided us. you will always be in our hearts

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2090: Don Knotts has passed into the ages. He leaves behind much, not least of which is a daily dose of wholesome, comedic brilliance which lives on in the lives of myself, my children and, I have no doubt, their children as well. You are a treasure and will be missed. - The Sullivans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2091: My heart is broken - I wanted so much to get the chance to meet Mr. Knotts and let him know how much of an impact he's had on my life. I can say from the heart that I've loved Don Knotts like he was "family" for the past 30 years, and I'll go on loving him for the next 30. Thank you Don for all the smiles - you'll never be forgotten.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2092: God love him. Great actor. Don Knotts was one of a kind and will be missed. J.T. Fenton, Michigan

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2093: NIP IT IN THE BUD DON DOUG H. MASSACHUSETTS

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2094: February 28, 2006 -Msg 2093:My mother and I were looking for information about Don Knotts on the web. We have always enjoyed watching him in Andy Griffin and most all of his other work. Don Knotts will be missed, we also thank him for his humor. God Bless. Cleveland, Ohio

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2095: Till we meet again Don, thanks for the fun.
Doug Scott, Atlanta Ga

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2096: Words like "superstar" and "icon" are thrown around freely in the sports and entertainment world. Don Knotts, without a doubt, can be and will be thought of in these terms. To me, Barney Fife remains the greatest single character in TV sitcom history. If you think about it, there is a bit of Barney in each of us; we often carry around a higher sense of self-importance than we often should. However in the end, Barney always came around and "wised up". Don Knotts has passed away, but Barney Fife will live forever.
Mike, Dothan, AL.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2097: Don Knotts won five Emmys and millions of friends as Barney Fife. What a wonderful legacy.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2098: My dad, as well as the rest of my family, loved Barney. You brought so much laughter into our home. You never tired of you.

A. Ross
Whitesburg, Tennessee

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2099: Thanks to Don Knotts for making past, present and future generations laugh. Kim, Wylie, TX

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2100: Thank God for Don Knotts, thank Don for Barney Fife. You will live in our hearts forever, and bring laughs and joy to our lives. What a wonderful example of how people can be and how they can treat one another.

Paul from DeKalb, Illinois (a little like Mayberry when I was growing up)

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2101: Don Knotts was a man that everyone felt like they knew. I believe it was because there is a little Barney Fife in all of us. I truly feel like I have lost a close friend.
S.H., Madisonville, KY

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2102: Don Knotts you will be missed. RIP

Tim, Alabaster, AL

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2103: Thanks for the laughs Don!

A fellow West Virginian,
Anita Toth Simpson

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2104: When I heard the news, I felt like I had lost a good friend, even though I never met him. If any of his family reads this post, please know how much joy he brought to me and my family and my friends. West Virginia was so proud of Don Knotts and he will be sadly missed.

Rob from Wheeling, WV


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2106: Thanks for so many wonderful laughs!!! I will miss ya barney!!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2107: Thank You Don

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2108: God rest your soul. Thanks for the laughter and goodness you brought to TV Jesse - Memphis

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2109: When I heard the news it was almost as if a member of my family had died. There was that hollow, empty feeling as when something is gone that can never be replaced. In a greater sense, it is a reminder of the unrelenting march of time and it's sometimes slow but sure appointment it will keep with every one of us.

Rest in peace Barney.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2110: SO SAD...There will never be another character like Barney Fife..and, if that was all Don Knotts had accomplished in his lifetime, it would be a remarkable achievement. But, he gave us SO much more..and for that, we ALL owe you alot, Don..We Love You and the characters you brought us, and may you Rest In Peace..

Rex Trautman, Lansing, Michigan

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2111: As a young boy, I remebered watching the AGS with my mother everyday. And I still can't wait to get home to watch the reruns because of Don's character. I do not think anyone could possibly keep from smiling or laughing when watching Don become Barney. Thanks for all the memories.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2112: Don Knotts brought a lot of laughs to me and my family over the years. There will never be another character like Barney. Thanks, Don.
Dan Hall, Mansfield, Ohio

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2113: So hard to believe the man who uses his whole body as a weapon has left us. You will always been in our televisions and in our hearts, Love Ya Don. Travis & Reign Van Voorhis, Sidney, Ohio

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2114: Don Knotts brought a lot of cheer and laughs to all people. He made our days a bit happier watching him. God Speed my friend.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2115: YOU STILL MAKE ME LAUGH BARNEY...You have been in my life since I was born...and you're one of a kind...Godspeed dear old friend... Love Ya Lots :X Samantha, Indiana

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2116: We all still love the laughter of Barney and he will be deeply missed as time as changed you just can't find that clean kind of comedy as you did with Barney Our hearts go out to this great loss. Gail & Sharon Asheboro, North Carolina

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2117: Thank you Don Knotts... without you and your wonderful talent, the lovable Barney Fife would have never existed.

John Frungillo
Hornell, NY

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2118: I am so grateful for the "Andy Griffith" Show. Wholesome TV that my wife & I and 3 children all love. Quality TV is gone these days. But this show will live on forever. Everyone from Barney to Ernest T. Bass (only in 5 episodes) I salute you all for great entertainment. After all, how many programs can you watch over & over and still laugh out loud time after time.May God Bless the Knotts family, our prayers are with you all. We should celebrate Don's life on this earth, because after all, if you believe, you will see him again. Many Blessing's Jere Rehmert, McPherson, Ks.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2119: I'm sad to hear Don Knotts is dead.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2120: I have never written like this before. But, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts have been icons in our family for years. My grandfather, a judge, always loved the Mayberry show when it first aired on television. Our family continues to enjoy the re-runs of those shows: remarkable, good, respectful humor, and entertainment based upon wise counsel. Our appreciation of their efforts cannot be fully expressed. Sincere blessings on those who knew Mr. Knotts personally. Susanna, CA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2121: You've always been a wonderful part of our life, and you always will be.

Don Brickel
Franklin, TN

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2122: Barney has gone to a place with unlimited cashew fudge ane thelma Lou's. A place where no one eats your Mr. Cookie Bar and the back of a real lawman's shoes are alway shined.
Seth Taylor

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2123: I miss him already and I'm glad that we still have TAGS to watch and remind us of this wonderful man.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2124: There has never been anyone that can make you feel good like Andy and Barney Lonnie Gilley Jefferson, North Carolina

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2125: Thanks for all the wonderful years of laughter, Don. You will be missed!
C. Tyrrell
Washington State

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2126: awww im going to miss barney! he's like my soul twin lol.

tara a.k.a barneys soul twin

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2127: "His first stint as an entertainer was as a ventriloquist, performing paid gigs at parties and other events in Morganstown. He decided to make a stab at a career in show business, moving to New York City after graduating from high school, but he only lasted in the Big Town for a few weeks. He decided to go to college, enrolling at West Virginia University, but when World War II engulfed America, he enlisted in the Army. The 19-year-old soldier was assigned to the Special Services Branch where he entertained the troops. It was while in the Army that Don ditched ventriloquism for straight comedy."

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2128: Our condolences to the Knotts Family. We know you will miss him but his character will live forever. As TAGS fans, this is typically the last show we always watch before bed at night.

Paul and Sonya Cooper
Waxhaw, NC

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2129: My Name is John Beaty and I am 38 years old. I grew up as a child watching the Andy Griffith Show from our dinner table, because it was the only show my mother would permit me to watch while I ate. I remember fondly listening to my father laugh very loudly at Barney and Andy's antics, and as I grew older, I found myself laughing as he did. I've never stopped watching the show, and I have probibly seen every episode (at least the black and white episodes) at least 100 times. Let's put it this way I can close my eyes any time of the day and through by memory envision each scene and hear every dialogue. I can't imagine my life without this show. Barney Fife was more than a television character to me, he was a friend. I have often said that I hope heaven is a lot like Mayberry. If it is, I expect to see Barney Fife again someday, in his patrol car or behind his desk, trying to remember the preimble.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2130: No one else could have played Barney Fife as well as Don Knotts did.In my heart he was the star of the show.I always loved the Andy Griffith show for its christian values and because of Barney's character.I wish we had more shows just like that one today.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2131: I enjoyed Don's acting not only because of his comedic "wired" over-reactions, but also for the contrasted elements of Barney's character that he developed. "Barney" was happy and energetic, yet so caring and involved with the characters he played against. He was sincere, loyal, and gentle. He was sentimental. That's why we felt we knew him. That's why we wanted him as our friend. If he had only been a wild and crazy nut case, we would have laughed at him....but not loved him.
Don made us laugh at him AND love him. We always will.

Ellen Kuber
Richfield, WI

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2132: Now that Don Knotts has died, we at least have wonderful memories of him that will live forever.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2133: I loved watching The Andy Griffith Show I watch it today in reruns. Everybody wanted to live in Mayberry with Andy, Barney, Aunt Bea and Oppie. Some television greats will live on forever, and Barney is one of them. When you think of Barney you know it was GOOD, CLEAN FUN. We are truly going to miss him. May God Bless his family.


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2135: No time for sergents, Andy Griffith show, Shakiest gun in the west, The Ghost and Mr.Chicken, Incredible Mr.Limpett, Three's Company, Return to Mayberry. My god what a wonderful ride, my family and friends thank you so much little buddy. May God Bless you. Terry Turner Atlanta Ga.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2136: Don Knots did in fact project a great image of a compassionate, kind, police officer. He is missed by all cops around the nation. LT Steven Rogers, Nutley NJ PD.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2137: Don't forget Don also saved the world during WWII. Who could forget Mr. Limpet. It still cracks me up "Am I the widow of a man or a wife of a fish". Don thanks for the laughs. My condolences to the family.
Bob Bent

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2138: Stay fearless, Fife...Oh great protector of the way life was meant to be! You'll always be #1.....with a bullet!


February 28, 2006 - Msg 2139: Barney I love you and i think you are so cool. i will miss you forever. you are so cool man! Rock on in heaven! YO!!!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2140: I remember watching the ghost and mr chicken and the shakiest gun in ther west as a kid and I will always remember you as you were then. THE BEST!!! M.Nelson. Utah

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2141: I was born in 1963 so "The Andy Griffith Show" is one of my favorites. I watch it everyday. Don Knotts introduced me to laughter. I will never forget the man and his exceptional craft. Mr. Knotts thanks for the years of laughs, you will be sorely missed!!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2142: I can just see Don and "Floyd" in heaven sitting out in front of the barbershop.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2143: 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

Thanks for the memories.......Goodbye Friend

Kenny & Wanda
Atlanta, GA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2144: One of the few quality shows left on the TV, we and even our kids are into it. Barney and Andy and those life lessons are sorely needed to be in the fabric our lives again - we can simplify and get it right if we try - what an amazing actor and show! B & E Smith

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2145: Barney Fife was a real American Hero! We could never count the number of times he made us laugh. Deep down inside all of us, we know the real truth and that is: we all wish we had known a "Barney Fife" in our own lives. I thank God for giving us Don Knotts.
Sandy D.
Allentown, PA

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2146: Thanks Don... You made me smile every time...and burst out laughing on a regular basis! I'll spend this week watching some old AGS episodes ... I'm glad the memory of you and your work lives on...

Chris in Canada

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2147: A great comedian on and off the show.The ghost and mister chicken...etc.. K.D> uniontown,Pennsylvania

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2148: Thanks Don for all the laughs!!!

Randy Brown Rockdale Texas

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2149: Don, you will be greatly missed.You were one of a kind. Your character on the Andy Griffith Show as Barney was simply the best.I still continue to watch those shows. I also loved you on the "Three's Company" You were awesome. To the family you will be in our prayers. Even though as his biggest fans we never got the chance to meet him. He was the greatest in my book. May God Bless You All, From Don's Fan's in South Carolina, Phil, Sandra, Johnny & Brittany

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2150: February 28,2006 Thanks so much for all of the laughter you have brought to so many people. My husband and I have watched your show and many movies for years. He has a barber shop and it has many pictures from Mayberry in it. It is a shame there are not more clean shows like that anymore for families to watch.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2151: There never was, nor will there ever be anyone like our Barney! I was so honored to see you in 2003, and I will be eternally grateful for that privilege. Thank you Mr. Knotts for all of the laughter, it will always be a part of me. You truly left a beautiful mark on this world. May you rest in peace with God. Anita Carpenter, Cincinnati, OH

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2152: Barney Fife. Simply the best television character ever and only Don Knotts could have made him what he was. From all of your fans in Tennessee.
Clay R. Green

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2153: "The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain which is in my heart."

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2154: Few people have touched the lives of so many for so long as Don Knotts. He will always be remembered as "Barney Fife" and he will always be part of Americana. Don Knotts succeeded in becoming what Barney always wanted to be - a Legend. Thank you for the memories and laughs and thank you for the lessons in life. My deepest sympathies are expressed to his family. May they find comfort in the love and friendship of the people of the world! - Jeff Price, Zebulon, N.C.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2155: It used to be the joke in our family that if you were going to marry into the family you had to know every episode of the Andy Griffith show by heart.
When I heard of Don's death I cried as though it was a family member I had lost.
Don, you will never know how many lives you touched through your comedy. Mine....for 40 years. I will continue my loyalty and love for the show and you.
Heaven must have been dancing and laughing to finally have you at the gate.
God bless you, Kandi OHIO

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2156: I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show & the people on the show was like an extension of my family. I will miss Barney aka Don Knotts & doubt there will ever be someone like him or even come close to being like him.

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2157: Don Knotts as Barney Fife. You can't improve on perfection. Don got it right the first time. No one else even needs to try. God bless you Don!

February 28, 2006 - Msg 2158: What can I Say Barney was Mayberry I will miss Him so much as all of us who Love Him and The Anday Griffith Show But remember we will see Him on the otherside. Barney Fife Lawman!