February 28, 2006 - Msg 2159:
Don was my favorite. I will truly miss him. We have lost one of the greats. Thanks Jess!!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2160:
I enjoyed watching your work through the years with Andy, Tim, and so many others you worked with. Thank you for giving us your best. Thanks for the laughs and the tears. Thanks Don.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2161:
Consider it Nipped.........In the Bud.......
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2162:
Thanks Don ,we will all miss you .you have truly been a blessing ,and joy to all. You will certainly be missed , but never forgotten. Thanks for entertaing us for many years ,and still being a champion in life .To the family of MR.Don Knotts we send our prayers and want to say thanks for sharing Don with us. Thanks,Darryl,Shirley, and Stephen Mayes Burleson,Texas
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2163:
Now folks, here at the pearly gates we have 2 rules. Rule #1, obey all rules. Rule #2 do not write on clouds as it is very difficult to remove writing from clouds..........Thanks Barney...
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2164:
BARNEY, I MISS YOU, WHENEVER I GOT DEPRESSED I WOULD RENT SOME OF YOUR TAPES HOW TO FRAME A FIGG, SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST AND MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GUESS WHO'S KNOTT COMING TO DINNER WITH SCOOBY DOO ( CLASSIC) TELL DON MESSICK I SAID HELLO HEAVEN JUST GOT ANOTHER ANGEL SLEEP WELL WE WILL ALL MISS YOU P.S. KEROSENE IN PICKLES HELPS YOUR SINUSES HAHAHA DEDIE OHIO
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2165:
Maybe in heaven you'll get all your bullets! Going to miss you buddy....Lance
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2166:
YOU SIMPLY MAD ME LAUGH
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2167:
"There will be one vacant chair" Good Bye Don and thanks for the joy you have brought to this world.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2168:
Thanks for makeing me laugh. I grew up watching you and I still watch you. I have even bought the cds of the old show. There is not another show on TV now or then that can compare to your show. You are the best and will be missed very much. My prayers are with your family. Love ya always!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2169:
Don Knotts, whether he was in Mayberry or swimming in the ocean as Mr. Limpett will always bring fun and wonderful memories to the world.
He will live forever in re-runs and in our hearts.
Ron & Kathie
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2170:
February 28, 2006 - sshutto 2168:
You were one of a kind, "the greatest". Thanks for the great movies that we all can still enjoy.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2171:
I feel cheated!! Now,Heaven is going to be the next Mayberry- a make-believe town somewhere... Maybe Heaven is where it was all the time! I think of the Mayberry characters all of the time,past and present.. We will always love and remember you BARNEY....
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2172:
You touched so many lives. Thank you for the smiles and laughter you brought (and still do) to me and my family.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2173:
Good bye Barney,Barney Poo. You were like one of the family and will be greatly missed. You made growing up alot more enjoyable. You were truly one in a million. I have seasons 1,3,4&5 on DVD. I have introduced my teenage children and there friends to your antics. We love what you did "Quick Gun Fife". Our prayers go out to your family and to the rest of the cast. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Randy "Rafe" Davis Malbis, Alabama
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2174:
Thanks Don for making me laugh when I needed to and when I didn't. Your were the best at what you did. May God bless you and comfort your family.
Steve & Mindy
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2175:
I still act like you even at the age of 53, Thanks Barney for the many laughs from a Native American, Marty Conrad of Okla, Ariz, and Wyo.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2176:
I will sure miss you, Barney. It's not going to be the same watching TAGS reruns knowing you're gone.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2177:
It's really tough to say goodbye to someone that has brought so much joy and laughter to the world! Thank you, Don Knotts for all the laughs and for showing the world that you can be funny without being raunchy or vulgar. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends
'Atta Boy, Luther!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2178:
I WILL MOSTLY MISS ALL THE MOMENTS OF LAUGHTER,SHYNESS,THE WAY HE DID HIS MOUTH WHEN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT OR RAPPING TO A GIRL OR THELMALOU. HE WAS ALWAYS UNDER CONTROLL. GOD BLESS EDA FROM IRVING,TEXAS
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2179:
One of the best shows ever.Barney you were the greatest.Your laughter will be missed.Still watch two episodes at 9:00 A.M.everyday.May GOD Bless. Tom & Carolyn Columbia,SC.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2180:
What a great loss! A part of my growing up is gone and there is no one to replace Don Knotts or Barney Fife. Such wonderful memories!!!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2181:
One of the greatest comics I ever had the pleaseure of seeing on t.v. You where one of a kind, and there will never be another Don Knotts. You will be missed
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2182:
Hey Barney -
I hear in heaven - you can cook on the hot plate in your room... everything is nipped in the bud, and you'll never have to keep your bullet in your pocket... God bless you and keep you till we meet again -
Fort Worth, TX
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2183:
Thank you for the Andy Griffith Show memories, and the great movies. My collection will continue to increase as they are released. I was planning to go to Mayberry Days, but I never did. I'm truly sorry that I never got to meet you. God bless you and especially your family.
Barney, Barney Poo
Put away your badge and bullet,
You have paid your due.
Jerry Brawner, Jr.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2184:
My tears flowed at the news of losing our Sweet Barney. He cheered my days and brighted my nights. May God have guided you to the land of heavenly pleasure, Barn...
My sympathy to Mr.Knotts family,to his friend Andy,and to his fans,who cared for him so much.
Brenda Jo Reymann
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2185:
I grew up waching Don act as Barney Five, the show brought me and my father closer because we shared a common interest in waching the show. Thank you for all the memories. I will make sure me and my son share the same wonderful experience me and my father shared waching you Don. You will be missed. Osvaldo, TX
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2186:
I GREW UP WATCHING ALL THE OLD SHOWS. DON KNOTTS WAS ONE THE THE GREATEST ACTORS. HE WAS FUNNY. EVEN THOUGH HE IS GONE HE WILL STILL TOUCH THE HEARTS OF EVERYONE WHO WATCHES HIS RERUNS AND SHOWS. MY DEEPEST SYMPOTHYS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS. YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2187:
I, too, am so very sad at the loss of Don Knotts. However, I am so thankful that we were blessed to have Barney in our lives. We are all better people for it.....
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2188:
I grew up watching the Andy Griffth show and still laugh out loud at the show no matter how many times I have seen it- especially the episode where the women convicts are holding Barney and Floyd hostage in the cabin!. Don Knotts was a comic genius and the contributions he made to the Andy Griffth Show will live on forever in the hearts of all Andy Griffth show fans. My sympathy goes out to his family in the loss of such a fine actor.
B.A.- Hickory,North Carolina
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2189:
Praise God, Barney is is heaven with Him today! Barn, you beat everthing, you know that?
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2190:
i love you barney fife and miss you dearly....
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2191:
I don't cry easily at things but I watched a lot of Don's episodes over the weekend, as a coping mechanism. I found myself laughing out loud a lot. But when I saw the ending to the Season Three episode, "Lawman Barney," I finally had some kind of release and had to let the tears flow. Now I know why so many cops I've seen over the last few days were so sad about Don. They totally got Barney and knew he loved law enforcement for all the right reasons. As I saw someone else say, Barney's now 10-42.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2192:
Anytime I get stressed and need to relax, I pop in my Andy Griffith show DVDs and go back to Mayberry. Thanks for the memories,
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2193:
Thanks for all the memories! You were the best part of the show!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2194:
DON KNOTTS ALWAYS MADE MY HARD TIMES IN LIFE SEEM NOT THAT BAD.THANK YOU MR.KNOTTS FOR ALL THE LAUGHS. YOU WERE TRULY A GIFT TO THE HUMAN RACE. BARRY BOSTOCK,FALLRIVER,MASS.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2195:
A very sad day in mayberry.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2196:
THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND YOUR GREAT COMEDY FOR SO MANY YEARS YOU WERE A GENIUS MISS YA!! BOB TURNER HOWELL MICHIGAN
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2197:
I will never forget you Barney. You make Mayberry safe from crime.
C.S West Point, Ga.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2198:
Don Knotss makes my day every time I watch the reruns. What a way to relax !! I met Don about 5 years ago at the Mayberry squad car reuion in Ohio, it was truely a high point in my life. RIP Barney.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2199:
Heaven's Hwy 6 now has a checkpoint chickie. Save a place for me in your sidecar, Barney.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2200:
BARNEY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE BE LOVED AND MISSED IN OUR HOUSEHOLD .....SAY HELLOW TO ERNEST T. AND OTIS FOR ME DAO INDIANAPOLIS
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2201:
Don made this world a better place...he gave us laughter.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2202:
Rest In Peace Mr. Knotts, and Thank You for bringing so much joy and happiness into my life. You will never be forgotten. Sincerely, John Crispino www.misterc.tv
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2203:
I loved Don,I first saw him on The Steve Allen Show and have laughed at him and with him. He was like Family to me. Say Hello to my daughter Erin when you get to Heaven. Thanks--Jerry,Orlando
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2204:
Even now, Barney, you still beat everything, you know that? Rest in Peace you will truly be missed.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2205:
Don Knotts, your work will live on forever. I know that now you're up in heaven singin' in the heavenly choir.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2206:
This world now is missing a very big part of greatness and laughter, it will never be the same.
We will miss you more than you could ever know.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2207:
i grew up watchin barney and all the favorites of andy griffith and will truly miss the all time
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2208:
At the age of 24 now i was touched by this man as a young boy. But even today i sit down with my father and watch episodes for hours. Thank you don for all of the memories. God Bless you.
Garrett Edens Raleigh NC
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2209:
You are my hero ! I love the Andy Griffith Show.
I never get tried of watching. Diana...Ky.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2210:
Barney Fife was more than a deputy, Andy's cousin, or a sidekick...he was a true friend. Andy and Barney had one of the great "philio" relationships of all time - true brothers.
There once was a deputy named Fife, who carried a gun and a knife, the gun got dusty and the knife got rusty, cause he never caught a crook in his life. Good thing Opie was too young to know how to write. Say "hey" to Floyd for us, Barney....jim in amherst
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2211:
RIP BARNEY 5!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2212:
I would like to encourage you to visit my daughter's blog site. She once got to meet Denver Pyle. Her sentiments about the death of Don Knotts
touched me. I hope you enjoy: www.harrietvane.blogspot.com Randy
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2213:
You will be missed greatly but thanks to modern electronal marvels, you will be with us for many years to come, always our beloved Deputy Sheriff.
Janine Johnson aka Aunt Bee of Orlando
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2214:
he wasnt just a comic legend he was an icon and he will live on in all of our hearts and minds
we love you barn....kenny...me.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2215:
Barney was and still Is my family's all time favorite. We will miss you. David,West Virginia
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2216:
February 28, 2006- Goodbye Deputy Barney Fife aka/Luther Haigs aka/Don Knotts. There surely is a place in rerun heaven as well as in God's heaven for you. To your family I say "Thank you so much for sharing Don with all of us out here in TV land. We surely will miss him and we all loved him in my family. RIP Deputy Fife!
Karen Ritter of Mt.Zion Illinois
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2217:
Barney you will be missed- RIP Deputy
From a Police Officer to a Police Officer
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2218:
There will never be anyone as wonderful as Don Knotts. I can't imagine anyone ever being Barnie Fife. Miss you and love you to you, Bernard P. Fife M.D. (Mayberry Deputy) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Mayberrygal 55 of Casselberry Florida
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2219:
From one Mayberry to another, Thanks Don for everything! You give him 40, he'll do 45. Don, we will give you all the thanks. Remember, there will be no tickets in heaven. Thanks-Forever!
A Mayberry from Illinois
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2220:
To me Don Knotts was the Andy Griffith Show,Don, you were the greatest comedic actor on TV,I can watch a episode that i've seen a hundred times and still find myself laughing.I'm going to miss you Barney...Bill& Stephanie Salyers..Marion,Ohio
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2221:
I grow up (51) watching this great person and the great shows such as Andy Griffith, this was hard to take. I felt Don and Andy as family. God Bless you Don and keep the funnies coming in heaven. I will miss you. Robert Matheson of SC.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2222:
Heaven just got a lot funnier!
Bulbsnatcher Bob in Erie, Pa.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2223:
Thanks for all the memories- for the lessons learned from your show. For taking us back to a time when things were simple and the world was a better place. I love you Barney and always will. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones of Jefferson, North Carolina
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2224:
I am so grateful for the character of Barney that Don so richly played. I would have really liked to have met him in person. I believe we all really identified with him in so many ways. I loved it when he really showed his feelings on the show- when Thelma Lou was the "cats" and when Andy was defended by Barney by saying, "Andy has been wanting to teach me that when your working with people you've got to go more by the heart than by the book". I am introducing this man and the show to so many new kids. I use the show to reach out to "at risk" youth in our school system.
It is hard to believe that he is not here but my heart's desire is that I will see him in heaven one day. May the family and friends know that Don Knotts has helped and encouraged me and many others through the years.:)
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2225:
Don, you were/are the best comedic actor in TV history. I wish I could have met you. I can watch The Andy Griffith Show anytime, but especially when I've had a bad day or I'm down watching an episode can give me a lift. You will be sorely missed.
Louise Jones, Maggie Valley NC
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2226:
A great person, soul, and entertainer. I love the andy griffth show and being only 16 i acutally grew up watching it and your were always the one to make me laugh until my stomach hurt. thanks for a thousand laughs and god bless your sould. R.I.P Don Knotts
Andrew - Columbia, SC
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2227:
barney you will truly be missed mayberry was a place we wish we could all live... in peace and harmony... thanks for the memories and all the laughs you were a true gift to us all.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2228:
WE will miss you!!! I wish i could have met you. You were the best of the best! I hope to see you in heaven some day soon. Seth.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2229:
What a tremendous memorial this serves to someone who brought such joy and laughter to so many. Barney will always live in the hearts and memories of those of us who are true believers in the life and love found in the characters and town of Mayberry. Even though my heart is sad and heavy , heaven is nice and full of laughter. May God Bless Don Knotts for giving us Barney Fife.
Mt. Carmel, Tennessee
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2230:
I have taught the Mayberry Bible study 6 times at our church, using different episodes. I am starting another this Sunday, where I will repeat "The Pickle Story", one of Don's favorites, in honor of him. I feel as if I have lost a member of my family. Don, thanks for giving me hours of pleasure as Barney. I'll miss you.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2231:
Don Knotts was truly wonderful - he brought laughter when we really needed it. Thanks - Sandy and Glenn
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2232:
I remember watching Barney as a child and then with my own children. From his facial expressions, his squeaky voice, and his everchanging personality shaped by Andy. It seems every episode is like watching it for the first time - you are truly timeless. You will be greatly missed, but thank the good Lord, your memory will live with us forever. Sandy - One of the "fun girls" in Beavercreek, Ohio
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2233:
DON KNOTTS ONE OF THE MOST LOVEABLE PERSON YOU'LL EVER MEET.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2234:
Barney, You always made the citizens of West Virginia proud as you were one of our favorite sons. You and Andy made the whole world realize that humour does't have to be nasty, dirty or lewd to be good!
God Bless you Don, (Barney)
Bernard, From the great state of Almost Heaven, West Virginia
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2235:
Simply put..the very best is now at rest!!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2236:
Barney put North Carolina on the map, and smiles on our face!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2237:
God puts people like Don Knotts on earth for a reason. Don knew how to use the gifts that he was given. And what a better testimony to his talent than to have TAGS fans (new and old alike) still watch his masterpiece, Barney Fife, on a daily basis, forty or so years later. Thank you Jesus for TAGS and Barney Fife. It definitely helps take the edge off. God Bless you Don Knotts for using your God given talent to make others laugh. May you rest in peace and receive your well deserved reward. SC Reno, NV
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2238:
There's no one else like Don, He was truly the best.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2239:
Some of Barney's nicknames: Barney the Beast. Wild Bill Fife. Tiger Fife. Reliable Barney Fife. Fearless Fife, Fife the Fierce, Rifle Fife, and Crazy-gun Barney. NOW, let's add one more --DON KNOTTS, A TRUE AMERICAN HERO, WHO KEPT US LAUGHING - THANK YOU SO MUCH DON.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2240:
Don first made me laugh in 1960...I was 6...he just made me do it again...cause Iam still watching..he is on TV right now !
Goodbye old friend..I will miss you
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2241:
Don.. i gotta tell you i was truly saddened by the news, but as long as i have a tv you will always be there.. like a true friend. We will miss you buddy. Albert in Charlotte.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2242:
Barney fife aka Don nottes was the best deputy in tv history we will miss barn Billy form spartanburg s.c.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2243:
My heart is sadden by your death you made so many people smile you made TV worth watching. Thank you , you will be sadly missed and forever cherished in all Americans hearts. God Bless my Friend. Cheryl in Georgia
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2244:
I grew up watching Barney with my dad and when I have children I can't wait to share those laughs again with them. We miss you Barn! Patrick in Florence
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2245:
MAY YOU BE AS FUNNY IN HEAVEN,AS YOU ARE ON EARTH,REST IN PEACE BUDDY,,,S.B.Q SHREVEPORT,LA
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2246:
Thank you for the great shows
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2247:
"Heaven to Barney Fife'll be a place like a big front porch where I can sit, rock and talk to friends." -Barn (episode #?)
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2248:
Thank you for teaching Otis how to drive a car.
John. St.Louis. MO
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2249:
I still watch Barney every night on TV Land. My kids are now watching and we will miss you much.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2250:
It's hard to put into words the sadness I feel at the loss of DON its like losing a member of my family! Thanks for all the memories you'll always live on inside our hearts & Tv's.My sincerest condolences to your family. Jimmy Phillips Princeton,N.C.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2251:
Don, you are the absolute best comedian in all of TV history!! You always make me laugh out loud. You've are like part of the family. I grew up watching you (53), and now my family and I still watch you on TAGS and The Ghost & Mr. Chicken video each year on Halloween. We've got Shakiest Gun in the West too. You have brought so much joy and laughter to everyone. You are the best!! Your talents and gifts will live on forever. I love you! My prayers are with your family, Andy's and Ron Howard's, too.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2252:
Well, he just finished singing good old 14A one last time!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2253:
Don . . .
T H A N K S for the memories!!!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2254:
Thanks for many years of good clean TV there will never be another like Barney Fife!! May God be with the family and close friend Andy. Hope to share a few laughs with you someday soon!! M.J. Arkansas
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2255:
My 6 yr old has shed tears for old Barney!! he was and still is loved by the old and young!! so long pal!!B.J. Arkansas
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2256:
God bless Don Knotts. He showed us the lighter side of life. Steve in Washington DC
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2257:
Thanks for being you!! What a Wonderful person you are. You will be missed a great deal. I know you will keep them laughing in Heaven. Can't wait to see you there one day.
The Roberts Family
Nip it...in the Bud.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2258:
The moral values of good and common sense in which don knotts has brought to this world will not be lost he has shown to us that life is short and that we need to laugh everyday of our lives.... smile everyday dont let other peep get you down were here for a reason... to make good loyal freinds that will be with you till the end god bless don knotts
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2259:
You have been a part of my life since childhood, I have all the respect andlove for you and the Andy Griffith Show crew . Thank You for years of showing me some ignorant reality. I get lost in my own stupidity sometimes and need you're goofiness to bring me back to real life.U GOTTA LAFF.
D.O .Huntsville Al.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2260:
Don Knotts was simply the best!
Joe B. Freeman, Lumberton, N.C.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2261:
we will miss you barn. thanks for every thing you have done for us
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2262:
What can I say. I'm so very sad. I loved Don Knotts. I'm 48 years old and grew up watching the AG show. You may be gone ole Barn, but you'll live in our hearts and memories forever. Thank you for all the great laughs my friend. My god bless you and your family.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2263:
One of the fondest memories I have about Don Knots is watching him with my father. It was one activity that we could both do together and really enjoy. With out Don we might have never connected in the way we do now. All we have to do to have a good time is to pop in an Andy Griffith DVD and sit back and smile. Thanks for the memories and God Bless you and those you touched. I know He has blessed me through your work.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2264:
I lived in NC for 11 years and still feel that Barn is my Deputy. Defending and protecting us all. He was truly a gem in an unperfect world.
God bless Andy, Ron, and Don's family during this difficult time. Best regards and all my love,
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2265:
"I come before you a humble man, full of humbleness and humility." Well, Don, no more humility. You were simply the BEST. Thanks.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2266:
I feel as if I have lost a family member. Thanks so much for making us laugh for so many years. You will truly be missed. There will never be another.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2267:
We will miss you ,but we know that you are in a better place.You have brought joy to me and my chlidren and to millions of others. You gave the best anyone could give ,laughter. God bless. May your family find peace during this time.
Carl Florence ,S.C.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2268:
But Andy! Is an impersanation that I do of Don Knotts. I always thought he was one of the funniest comedians I ever knew. You will be missed but not lost.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2269:
Thanks Don. You brought so much joy to so many. You will live on in the lives you have touched. My prayers are with your family and friends, one and all. Thanks again..........
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2270:
I have always stated that Don Knotts, as Barney Fife, is the greatest actor that ever appeared on film. To all the cast, his family, and friends you are so forunate to know him personally. Take care. Larry N. Harper, Washington, Indiana
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2271:
I have always stated that Don Knotts, as Barney Fife, is the greatest actor that ever appeared on film. To all the cast, his family, and friends you are so fortunate to know him personally. Take care. Larry N. Harper, Washington, Indiana.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2272:
America has lost one of its entertainment icons. Don Knotts was a giant in his field. His sense of timing and character is timeless and will entertain millions for generations. Thanks Don for all you have given us. Louisville, Kentucky
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2273:
America will never have a purer, more authentic, more transparently magnificent TV character than Barney Fife. Don Knotts was more than a great actor, he was an American Original.
Paul Blowers, Elizabethton, Tennessee
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2274:
Thanks for all the laughs! Even now, my young 10, 8, 6, and 3 year old girls love to watch the Andy Griffith Show. (We have them on CD) Barney makes them laugh and giggle. I have always enjoyed watching you act.
My prayers are with your family and friends,
Brad Harris, Merrill, MI
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2275:
Thanks for making us all laugh, Don. I could be really down and watch anything with Don Knotts in it and just feel better. There was no one like him to make us all laugh and just feel plain good! Thanks Don
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2276:
I have been watching the Andy Marathon on Tv Land tonight as a tribute to you, Don. Thanks for the memories....Melody from Indiana
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2277:
Barney made the Andy Griffith Show the greatest show ever. Thanks for all of the memories Barney. You will be missed!! Brent S.C.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2278:
3 O Barney!You will finally get to put that bullet in whenever you want to. We'll miss you!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2279:
Our prayers are with the Knotts family. We watch the Andy Griffith show everyday. Mr. Knotts was truly a gifted man. No matter what role he played in his career he played them 100% of his ability and more. We loved him the most as Barney Fife. He will never be forgotten. Our heartfelt condolences to his family. Joyce Johnson and family. Autryville, NC
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2280:
Don, you made the show, I love Andy, but you were the man,my deerly departed dad turned me on to the show and I have watched it ever since. Thank God for TV land-Anyway, I will miss you, and your comedy, it is a sad day, makes you realize how old we are really getting, YOU WERE GREAT! Brad Hoyt- Oxford MI
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2281:
It's sad to watch the Andy Griffith show knowing Don is no longer with us. We will miss you..
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2282:
I am sorry to hear about our sweet Barney, I am really going to miss him alot. He was such a great actor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and also with Andy Griffith and the rest of the cast I Have watchedthis show for several years. Love Miss Dinah George
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2283:
I love watching Barney/Don ... unfortunately, I met him in 1996,and I wished I never had.. he was a very selfish,arrogant person... used women like they were mats... still watch his comedy,however
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2284:
Thanks Barney for your wonderful smile and for putting a smile on our faces. It was a great pleasure to watch you and Andy through the years. What a great friendship. Your journey here on earth may have ended, but you will always live in our hearts. God Bless!! We will Miss You!!! Peggy R. Cleveland Heights, OH
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2285:
Don Knotts will always live on in our hearts. Don was a special man with a special gift. He will be remembered as one of the all time comedy greats.
May you rest in peace. And keep God entertained, till we meet in heaven oneday.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2286:
There are artists that are good at what they do. Then there are the greats (the ones the good ones try to emulate but never grasp.) Gershwin, Hendrix, Sinatra, Armstrong, Fitzgerald, Hope, Astaire, and Knotts. When George Gerswhin died, a friend was quoted as saying, "I don't have to believe if I don't want to." There is no need for me to believe this, Ol' Barn is on my TV right now. -- Lance front Charlotte, NC
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2287:
I am deeply saddened by your departingof earth. You will be greatly missed. But you left a great legacy for us and you will always be in our hearts. See you in Heaven.
~April in Texas
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2288:
Thank you for the great times and great memories, you are missed more than you will know.I hope your family and friends know how much you meant to the rest of the us.
Goodbye old friend, know that you will keep entertaining us for years to come...
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2289:
After watching The Andy Griffith Show hundreds of times, I still enjoy Don Knotts every time like the first. I just loved him.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2290:
You will never know how much your pure talent has gotten me out of the darkest days. Just watching any rerun with you in it would put a smile on my face. I can never thank you enough for that. Your humor is needed so much today. Thank God for reruns!!! You will be sadly missed!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2291:
Barney taught me many things, among others, that giraffes are selfish. God has a special place in his kingdom for you Don. You won't be forgotten.
Troy in Hueytown, AL
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2292:
Rest in peace Barney. Sometimes I always wandered if you or Earnest T. was the nut.
Jimmy, Muscle Shoals, Al.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2293:
"The quality of mercy is not strained; it falleth like the gentle rain from Heaven." - Barney Fife, in "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs." Thanks for everything, Mr Knotts.
Dale - Jackson, MS
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2294:
I grew up watching you Barney,and you are still funny. You will be missed. Thank you for the laughs. Barney you will not be forgotten. THE LAST CALL FOR YOU BARNEY 10-4. May you rest in peace.
Danny Sedalia Ky.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2295:
I absolutely loved and adored Don Knotts. No one will ever, ever come close to capturing his creativity and talent. He was, without a doubt, the very best. My prayers go out to his family and close friends. What a blessing it must have been to know him. Goodbye Barney!! You will be missed.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2296:
You brought so much joy to my life as a young boy, as you still do today. God has taken one of the great ones home. I will miss you.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2297:
I returned from Viet Nam in Feb l969. I got a room with a TV, and watched "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken". It was peaceful. No shelling. No sirens. Thanks for welcoming me home.
Dave Sawley, Priest River, Idaho.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2298:
dear don knotts my name is chad perkins im bigs fan of your i will miss you and know with god now i love you chad perkins cookeville tn
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2299:
It was a pleasure to watch a show that was loaded with comedy without being mean spirited, uncouth, or raunchy. Today's "comedians" aren't worth a second of my time. I'll miss you Barney and never forget you
Phil - Port Hueneme, CA
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2300:
There will never be another Don Knotts; thanks for sharing your incredible talent.
Your friends in Jacksonville
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2301:
I've been watched the stories of Barney since show first aired.It's always been a part of my life and my TV viewing.And will continue to be. He's among good friends now Ernest T. Aunt Bee,and others. Rest in pease friend "you've nipped the Bud"10-4 over and under-over and enter-over and out.
Lowell Mathis,Rome Ga.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2302:
Barney-five you will be missed by all of us. We watch all the re-runs on Andy Griffin Show every day. And I mean everyday. My husband has it on day and night...and we all sit to watch no matter what else is on the TV, we love you BARNEY.
John, Debbi, and Jeff From Georgia, Vermont
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2303:
Thank you Mr. Knots for all the humor. You we part of a young boy's child hood with your movies and television show. I will miss you and regret not meeting you in person. You will go on beyond this world, but your television and motion picture legacy will stay with us. Thank you and my condolences to your family. God be with you.
One of your fans,
Larry Westbrook, Arizona
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2304:
THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES YOU HAVE GIVEN US. YOU WILL BE MISSED. A TRUE LEGEND.
BOB REDMOND SR-TAMPA FL
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2305:
I love Barney fife with all my heart. I have my special room dedicated to him. I can still go in there and sit and think of him and enjoy my room. I will never change it and I will all ways be able to feel the joy he gave me. He was a very important part of my life. (even though he never new I existed.) But maybe he knows it now!!!
Love You Don.
Debbie Gillis, Granite City IL
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2306:
you are the greatest comedic character actor ever.but most of all a great guy! rip.thanks don.k.davis downey ca
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2307:
I watched the show when I was growing up & even now I watch the show everyday. I have so many tapes full of shows & I go to bed watching the show every night. When ever I need to relax I can put in a tape & watch the show & it relaxes me, reminding me of a better time when people cared about each other & life wasn't so crazy. You will be missed very much & my prayers go to your family. You were so wonderful & funny I can't tell you how many smiles you brought to my face & how much laughter you & the entire cast brought to our home & continue to do so. We will miss you.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2308:
i have a picture of don knott in my room and i have the andy griffith trival games he will be miss by everyone
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2309:
One would think at a time like this the theme from The Andy Griffith Show would be playing in my mind. But it's not. Rather, Nobody Does it Better by Carly Simon is. Because that is the truth. Nobody did it better than Don Knotts.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2310:
Number one in my book
Yippi ......for Barney -Fife
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2311:
I grew up watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show with my dad. Barney was our favorite character. Now I'm continuing the tradition by introducing my 2 year old daughter to the show. Barney was like family and it feels as if we have lost one of our own. He will be truly missed.
Marlene, Winchester, VA
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2312:
I have always thought that Mayberry was as close to heaven as you can get. Enjoy, Barney, things can't be much different. My son Andy agrees.
Billy ..Huntsville Alabama
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2313:
The person that left message #2283 surely is not speaking of the same Don Knotts. Not ONE time have I ever heard anyone speak of him that way... thousands of fans and admirers here on this site and all his friends from Hollywood describe him as a beautiful soul and true gentleman!!! Sorry... but I don't buy it! I also met him in the 90's and he was nothing short of genuine! Please don't try to tarnish this man's reputation.
Friends of Don Knotts around the world!!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2314:
Don - Thanks for all the joy that you brought to so many people. Your work that seemed so simple brought so much laughter to the world. You will truly be missed.
Gary - Urbandale, Iowa
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2315:
WE LOVE YOU BARNEY
N-NUMBER ONE IN OUR MINDS
E-ENTERTAINER TO ALL OF US
Y-YIPPI HIGH AH FOR............BARNEY
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2316:
Watching Barney on the Andy Griffith Show always brought a smile to my face and I loved all the movies and other tv work that Don Knotts did. He was my favorite actor of all time and I'm going to miss him.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2317:
Barney, you'll be loved for all the laughter and love you brought to so many. God did bless us with your talents.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2318:
We will all miss Don Knotts. As he play Barney
made evrybody fell good and made us all smile.I like to thank you Don Knotts for being Barney.
Keith Terre Haute, Indiana
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2319:
Barney....I grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show...you brought me many many smiles..you now have the greatest assignment my friend..you are on eternal patrol helping god in heaven...you will be dearly missed
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2320:
Last saturday in heaven a small man in a tan uniform stood before the throne of GOD he stood as straight and tall as possible and in a loud yet quivering voice saluted and said "Deputy Barney Fife reporting for duty, Sir"...........
Don - you Andy got me and my family through alot and i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Don - I can't tell you what you and Andy means to us. Mayberry will never be the same. We LOVE, ADORE you Don RIP.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2321:
he was a very Hilarious man. and i love his work as so did meny others. i will miss him
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2322:
I miss Don Kontts he was a Hilarious person and was a wonderful actor. i think Don Kontts Deserves every litte respect possible sence i know me brougt a smile to not only my face but meny others
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2323:
RIP Mr. Don Knotts we/I love you a great deal. You will be missed like crazy. Thanks for the memories you ADORABLE little man.
Sherry Dillman - Dandridge Tennessee
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2324:
In hectic college life you were the for sure pain/homework releiver. You've made me laugh for many years. Maybe i'll get to visit you in heaven some day at the 'ol barber shop...going to miss you...Frank Jackson MI
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2325:
Thanks for all the laughs from Barney Fife to Ralph Furley and from Mr Limpet to the Ghost Nad Mr Chicken long live Don Knotts he will forever be in out hearts Doug Menard Woonsocket Rhode Island
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2326:
Thank You Bernie !!! Almost everyone , no matter what age group , has heard of Barney Fife . What a tribute to you , your character and the show ! " The tears on my pillow bespeaketh the way of my heart . " Over and Under , uh Over and out " Barney . Bob P . Ft. Wayne , Indiana
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2327:
I have a good friend who always watches Barney the last thing at night because it makes him wake every morning with a smile on his face. There will certainly never be another Deputy Barney Fife, nor should there be! End of watch, Deputy Fife. You did a remarkable job.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2328:
I will miss Don Knotts greatly. Not just for his acting, but for allowing me to slip away to a simpler time and forgeting my troubles watching him play a gentle man named Deputy Barney Fife. Not many actors these days want to portray themselves as a wholesome God fearing actor. Don, you will be missed.
Dan Johnston- Tulsa, OK
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2329:
There are none so blind as those who will not see.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2330:
Don joins our other Mayberry friends who have passed....aunt bee....ernest t. ...howard.. otis campbell... helen crump....emmette clark.... They all are missed but live on in our hearts
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2331:
I forgot to mention floyd and mr. darling....i'm sure there are others and i thank them for the joy they gave me over the years.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2332:
Another great actor has left us. He will always be remembered by me as the infamous, Barney Fife! No other could play that part. Thank You for sharing your talent with us, Don Knotts!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2333:
Don will stay in my heart and mind always!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2334:
I can always slip away to Mayberry and ole Barn will still be there! You will stay in my heart forever!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2335:
Next to Jesus, his good Word , family and friends, TAGS was the next best thing. It is a sad time in my life and probably will be for some time.
Hope I see you in the Kingdom
Michael in Missouri
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2336:
Don Knotts will be a name that will live on in the hearts of my family and millions of others , mayberry is a place that we all cherish and love ,A very real place that everyone can escape to because the way it makes you feel while your there ,It makes us all want to live there,Don Knotts will live on in this magical place that we all love and visit everyday. our prayers for your family, Andy's family
Till heaven , Steve Napier London, Ky
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2337:
Thank you to Don Knotts for all the laughter he has brought and continues to bring into my life. No one makes me laugh like you do. You will be missed so much. Laughter is certainly good medicine.
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2338:
Don, You made me laugh so hard I cried. One day we will meet. Keep a look out for me. I will be the one yelling "Citizen's Arrest! Citizen's Arrest."
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2339:
we love you and will miss you barn
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2340:
I had the great pleasure of meeting Don Knotts on two occasions. He was as wonderful as I would have imagined! I will so miss seeing him in the future, but we can always visit him in Mayberry!
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2341:
thanks Don for making the andy griffith show a place my children love
February 28, 2006 - Msg 2342:
Barney--How come you never took the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I offerd you. We'll miss you.
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2343:
Barney, you are still giving us many laughs and fun watching the reruns of "Andy Griffith Show"
Rest in peace and thanks for the memories. Ted Washington State.
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2344:
yes...Don was one of the greats!!!....thanks Don for all the laughs,good times,...and memories:)
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2345:
Thank you so much for so many wonderful memories Mr. Don Knotts...my deepest sorrows for your family and loved ones...Rest in peace....for the person who wanted to know about the birthdays and anniversaries about cast members passing...here is the link....http://www.tagsrwc.com/cgi-bin/birthdays/birthdaydatabase.pl?birthdays.txt when u get to this page just click on submit...it will show all cast members, their bdays ...and dates of their passing....hope this helps....Ryan
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2346:
don you are loved by millions thanks for giving us the person of barney fife we can all remember and hold dear.
sn - ky
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2347:
Don was such a brilliant comedian. I grew up watching AG and still watch the reruns, thank goodness for them, it is my escape to a time where people were goodhearted, I think Don was much like Barney, just a decent loving soul, I feel the same way about Andy. I feel sad at his passing, such a wonderful part of my life, I still have the tapes to remember him and Mayberry by. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Marilyn - Grapevine Texas
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2348:
Though you will not be with us physically, you will always be with us in the many films and TV shows you made. Rest in peace, Mr Knotts.
-Robert from Texas
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2349:
MR.KNOTTS WILL BE MISSED!
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2350:
He was one of the greatest characters alive back in the days! He will be missed God bless him.
March 01, 2006 - Msg 2351:
I grew up with Barney and I still enjoy him today. He was the ultimate bud nipper. Rest in peace Don. I am sure you are singing with the angels on key.