March 02, 2006 - Msg 2657: every police officer in the u.s.has a barney story.he was our all time favorite deputy.we loved you barney. william a. varnadore ret.police lyons ga.

March 02, 2006 - Msg 2658: Don,I have seen every episode of the Andy Griffith show so many times i know the shows word for word.I have enjoyed every show.You are a role model to many and will be missed very much.If i was ever down or sad about anything watching you on tv would always cheer me up. Thank you Don for bringing so much enjoyment and laughter to my life.You will be remembered always.
Brenda, Sanford N.C.

March 02, 2006 - Msg 2659: I am a police officer in Colorado, and we all feel a great loss of Don Knotts. He was the ultimate role model of all deputies!!!
David W. Aurora, CO

March 02, 2006 - Msg 2660: God bless you, Don Knotts. You brought laughter and joy to millions of people.
Jim Kerr

March 02, 2006 - Msg 2661: I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show and it was both entertaining and thought provoking. Don Knotts was the only one who could take that roll and make it his. His character was quirky, comedic and yet loveable and naive. Many good memories are still in my mind about that show and all it's memebers. So long one bullet copper. May you crack them up in heaven. Karla G Charles City, IA


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2663: Don Knotts I shed a tear when I read of your passing. So many people love you and will miss you. Thank you for all the laughter and warm feelings you made us feel. GOD BLESS YOU AND

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2664: First time I saw Don Knott's and Andy Griffiths together, was when I went to the movie, "No Time For Sergeant's" in 1958, just before we moved back to England with my Mother. They made good movies in those days. Hollywood has really gone downhill since then.

I wanted to write to Don Knotts and thank him for giving us so many laughs over the years, but he left us before I could write the letter. We never had the Andy Griffiths Show on TV when I lived in England, so it was a pleasant experience when I returned to America after my hitch in the Army and could watch this great show each week.

Thanks Don for entertaining us and for the laughs you gave us through the years. How would we ever have got through the 60's without Barney Fife? If Andy Griffith's is reading this, thank you too Andy. And you Gomer and Goob and the rest of the gang in Mayberry.

Bill Urban

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2665: Don Knotts, Barney Fife, Mr. Furley.. what a great and funny guy you were. I grew up with you and was so sad to hear of you passing on. I hope it was a good & happy life. Thanks Don for years of great entertainment and making us all laugh. If you're surfing the Net from Heaven, hope our messages get to you! To your family and friends, please know Don was a wonderful gift to the world and he'll never be forgotten. Princesscp from California.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2666: I enjoy watching the reruns of the Andy Griffith show. I am trying to get as many of the shows on dvd, I have a few but hope to collect more. Don Knotts will be missed and I hope to someday meet him in Heaven. Don was a funny guy and I was so surprised at his death. May God be with him and his family at this time. Thanks Don for all the memories over the years. I'll continue to watch the reuns and always think of Don. God bless you all.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2667: Don, what a great guy you were! You brought so much laughter to our family for many years and will do so for years to come. You truly had talent and could make people laugh without all of the vulgarities of today. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to others. And your lifelong friendship with "Ange" is an inspiration. Barry in Georgia

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2668: we will miss one of the all time greats.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2669: "i don't mind telling you Ang, I'm miss him. I really miss him"

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2670: I'll be looking for that check point chickie in Heaven set up by Deputy "Fise".

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2671: My childhood would not have been as happy if it were not for Don Knotts. Barn was the best!!!
He is beloved by millions who needed his comic relief, especially is hard times.
God bless his family and all his loved ones. Thank you for sharing him with all who loved him too.

E Johnson

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2672: Don Knotts will be missed. Thank goodness for syndication. He will be alive in my heart each time I see him in reruns. His humor will live on forever. I'll miss you Barney.


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2674: don was a great friend and a great actor he will be miss dearly

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2675: i remember barney being so funny and fun to watch evey night

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2676: you are in our hearts as the great barney fyfe god bless the family of an great freind and actor we love you don

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2677: thank god for borney we would be lost with out don knott as borney fyfe thank god for tv land

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2678: we all love you don

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2679: Thanks for making me laugh over the years. Thanks also to Andy Griffith and his talents and for bringing us Barney Fife. Don will be missed.

Jeff, WV

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2680: Thanks for the joy you have given me the past forty years. You mad me laugh and taught me that it was ok to laugh at myself. God bless you are your family!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2681: Unbelievable talent - my personal favorite vignette - is the buffalo nickel scene with Andy - I guess this means I'll have to give up on my dream of the show coming back on because it never was nor never could be the same without Ole Barn' - rest in peace

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2682: think I'll go down to the Grand and watch them change the marquee, but it just won't be the same.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2683: Don Knotts, you will be very dearly missed. Thankfully, your work will live on forever and Barney Fife will continue to charm and bring joy to us all. Rest in peace, Barn. There's chili on a hot plate in Heaven tonight, with some nice sweet cider to chase it all down.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2684: I grew up watching and admiring Barney and still do. I watch the shows when ever I can. He will be greatly missed.
Billy McClurg
French Camp, Ms.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2685: Don Knotts has left this world but will live forever as Barney Fife. I hope that Don now has full realization of the joy he brought, and still brings, to millions of people. I now laugh out loud a lot more when I see him on television, because I realize just how wonderful he was! Don, I'm so sorry you died but I am so glad you lived! From your fan forever, JBK.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2686: i will you miss a lot you made laughgod bless you

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2687: Barney and the Andy Griffith show was and still is my favorite show. They always presented such a thought based and funny side of life. I sometimes wish we were back in those easy and "safe" days. Barney will definitely be missed.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2688: All great men are dying.... "Ol' Barn" will be sorely missed. I wish tv was that good now. I know I have learned many lessons from TAGS. It is a sad time. I think I will go home,take a nap, go to Thelma Lous, and watch tv..yep! that's the plan!! Good bye, "Berrrnieeee"!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2689: We will miss Don Knotts but will have Barney on record to remind us of how to bring smiles and laughter into a room and that even a stressful situation can have a funny side! Don, thank you for sharing yourself with all of us!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2690: The world is a little darker and colder without Barney. He brought so much joy to so many. I watch Andy everyday. I felt like I knew Barney. Thank you Don, you were the best ever. God Bless you and your family.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2691: I watched Larry King the other night and was not surprised as to what was said about Mr. Knotts. He was truly a great physical comic, who had such a gift for making people laugh, and making it look so easy. He will be grealty missed, and God Bless his family and friends from the Andy Griffith show. A fan forever, Kathleen

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2692: Thanks Barn, (Don)

We'll never forget you. Generations from now young people will still be falling in love with your comedic genius. As a youngster in the late 50s and early 60s I came to love the Andy Griffith show in general and Don Knott's Barney Fife character in particular. My children, who are all grown, also loved the show. I taped scores of episodes from TV reruns and they wore them out. They will have them now for their children on DVD and another generation will adore the antics of Andy, Barn, Aunt Bee, Opie, Goober, Floyd and all.

May Don rest eternally in peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



March 03, 2006 - Msg 2693: "Do the tears on your pillow, bespeak the pain that is in your heart?" "Yes, it does". Gale, Advance, NC

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2694: Thanks Barn, (Don)

We'll never forget you. Generations from now young people will still be falling in love with your comedic genius. As a youngster in the late 50s and early 60s I came to love the Andy Griffith show in general and Don Knott's Barney Fife character in particular. My children, who are all grown, also loved the show. I taped scores of episodes from TV reruns and they wore them out. They will have them now for their children on DVD and another generation will adore the antics of Andy, Barn, Aunt Bee, Opie, Goober, Floyd and all.

May Don rest eternally in peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



March 03, 2006 - Msg 2695: It was truly a blessing to have Don Knotts with us for a time. It's comforting knowing that there was once a simpler time, when right and wrong was either but not both...when you could make mistakes and be forgiven them by loving friends and neighbors...when laughter came along with life lessons that always made you feel good when the show was over.

I thank the good Lord for those days and earnestly wish I could get them back. The AGS was television at its finest, as were its' actors. God's Speed Don.


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2696: Thanks for the memories. Not everyone can say they will live forever. Barney Fife will live forever. Rest in peace.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2697: My Deepest sympathies to the family of Don Knotts. He was one of my favorite actors of all time. You are all in my prayers.

Mark Garcia, Detroit, MI

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2698: Thanks so much for the great memories Deputy Bernard P. Fice. Ah, that's Fife. Did you get that? F-I-F-E...Fife. Yes, Barn fortunately we were able to get you and hopefully your legacy will live on for many generations to come. Thanks for sharing your infinite talent with us and pouring your heart and soul into each and every character you played. You were a comedic genius and an even better human being. God Bless your soul and your family and many friends you left behind. Rest in Peace, Don.
G.D., Roanoke Va.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2699: My Deepest Sympathies go out to the family of Don Knotts. He was a wonderful actor/person! I will always remember him in the Andy Griffith Show playing with Andy, Ronald Howard and all the other greats on the show. I also remember him in the various movies he acted in "The Apple Dumpling Gang" being one of the many. He was wonderful and alway made me laugh even when I was not feeling the best. I will certainly miss is great humour and all the wonderful things he has achieved in life. May God be with you now, and rest peacefully. A loyal long time fan!

Christine, Saskatoon Canada

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2700: Sorry to hear that Don Knotts passed away. I am from holland europe and the andy griffith show was never shown on television over here, but i watched it on television in the usa everytime i am overseas, and luckely i can buy every season on DVD now, so i wil never forget Barney Fife ! Deepest sympathies to the family of Don Knotts !

Marc Donders, Holland, Europe

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2701: The world of comedy will miss Don Knotts, but not as badly as his fans. But in all the work he did one of my all time favorite movies was "The Apple Dumpling Gang". How good was that? I am just glad I will always have the videos and DVD's of much of his work. He beat all I ever saw.

Bill Niven, Green Forest, AR

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2702: The world will always have Don in our hearts! He was the funniest man and made many of my days a whole lot brighter! A life long fan!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2703: Hey Girls........I'll bet there isn't 1 of us who wasn't jealous of Thelma Lou for having such a sweet, adorable boyfriend -- ol' Barn said it best.... "she's the cats".......
A Devoted Female "Barney Fife" Fan

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2704: Why is one particular show still funny 40 years later? One reason was Don Knotts. Thank you for bringing needed laughter to this world. And for making all of us dream of that special place called Mayberry. We will miss you but you will always live on in our hearts. Tom, PA.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2705: Don Knotts......another West Virginian to be proud of...........thanks Don from all your friends and fans at WVU in Morgantown and ALL of West Virginia. We will miss you.......prayers and love to the family and the "Mayberry" family. Andy's heart must be broken.--Debbie

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2706: No one can ever take your place!!! one of a kind. and a GOOD MAN. John - Morgantown West Virginia

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2707: Don summed up in one word, unique! He touch all with his ability to be absolute with his life. Here today and will be missed always.To the Family sorry for your lost.



March 03, 2006 - Msg 2709: There will never be another Don Knotts. He was the best in everything he did and the quality and exuberance for life he had showed in everything he did throughout his life. He will missed. We pray for all those close to him, especially his family and friends, including Andy Griffith. Our hearts are broken, but are united in the fact that we have our memories. Can you imagine God laughing as he watches Don? God speed.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2710: I beleive Don was put here to make us laugh and be happy and that's exactly what he did. I grew up (now 47)watching the Andy Griffith show and laughing every time I saw the show and that was due more to Don Knotts. I still watch it on TV Land every week. You will truly be missed Don and it's like I have lost a member of my family. I'm sure everyone in heaven is now laughing also.


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2711: Thank you Don for making me laugh and even teaching us important lessons of life from Mayberry, we will miss Andy said there was no one else like you!
James - Texas

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2712: Thanks for everything, Don. Barney, Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee, and all the wonderful characters that lived in and passed through Mayberry made the most profound impression on me as a youngster and I continue to this day finding comfort and joy in their sweet stories and gentle humor.

With deep appreciation to All,
Judy O.
King of Prussia, PA


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2714: Barney, your legend will NEVER END, My wife & I watch the Andy Griffith show everytime it's on t.v. no matter what time or what or were we are & doing.3's company is a distant 2nd in our lives, but Barney will & is #1 one with us. Our favorite episode is the boyscouts campout remember red crested lake loon & roasted pheasant bird?

Barry & Shela Anderson Iowa

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2715: Don Knotts, you were a comedic genius. The world will never again see the likes of Barney Fife. . .lucky for us the reruns go on and on! Karen, Corinth, TX

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2716: My deepest sympathy to Don's family & close friends. He had & always will have a special place in the hearts of those who came to know him through his work. He was an irreplaceable comic genius. Ruth Stanley in Oregon

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2717: I loved Don Knotts.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2718: Much love Barn'! Fan forever.

Matt B.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2719: Fate plays no favorites, it lays it's icy hands on kings. And Don Knotts was a king in the comedic acting pantheon,truley a "one of a kind".


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2720: You never know what you got until you lost it. Now that Don is gone, we're all rediscovering what a great actor and comedian he was. He made the role of Barney Fife a REAL character. Many of his 60's contemporaries used site gags to get the laughs. With Barney, you couldn't help but laugh before he even did anything. He was that real and funny. If they did a modern movie remake of the Andy Griffith show, no one could fill those shoes of the Legendary Barney Fife. Now we all reflect, old and young, how he represented the average joe American and the warmth that TV show gave us.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2721: Barney is once again shouting, "Pipe down, Otis!" in that heavenly sheriff's office with Emmett, Howard, Floyd, Helen, Mr. Darling, and the Fun Girls chiming in. For over 40 years you brought joy to me and mine. Thanks, and Happy Motoring, Don.
Fred Martindale, Angleton, Texas

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2722: Barn' thanks for making us laugh! And because of you, my grammar was expanded. Carl......KS

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2723: Growing up with Barney and Andy are great memories for me as a child and have carried on as an adult. Don Knotts truly made this show a treasure, and will be sorely missed. You're off duty now Barney, rest in peace.
Mike S
Albuquerque, NM

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2724: Don Knotts as Barney Fife showed us how in-depth charicter comedy is the best of all, compared to a lot of contemporary comedy that contains vulger language and/or crude attempts at humor. The comedy and sometimes dramatic work of Don will always stand the test of time. I will miss you immensely. BB, Okemos Michigan

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2725: God blessed us with laughter when he blessed us with you. Thank you for all the warm memories of small town U.S.A.
Mary B.
Port Huron, Mi.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2726: Barney Fife...what a ruler you were. Mr. Limpet?...again, a great man/fish. RIP, you always were and continue to be one of my idols.
Thanks for everything.
Ricky Pettibone.
Boulder, Colorado

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2727: I loved watching him on Andy Griffith and The ghost and Mr. Chicken
Victoria Renee Raines Mauldin SC

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2728: He beat everything, you know that. I will truly miss him. I think there is a small hole left in my heart now for him. The world was a better place with him in it. But now doesn't heaven seem nice and full. Thanks for the laughs...
Leslie S
Roanoke, VA

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2729: Don Knotts was a fantastic actor and he will be missed. I loved the scenes where his hair would get messed up and he would misfire his pistol. Barney did beat everything and I couldn't picture anyone else working with Andy. That show makes you appreciate the better things in life and it's nice to imagine that there is a place called Mayberry, NC and if you go there, Floyd will give you a haircut, Aunt Bea will ask you over for dinner at the Taylor house and Barney will wave to you at the school crossing. So long Don!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2730: Barney, I will always remember the happy days that was filled by watching your shows. You brought joy to all and laughter to so many. A friend and a loyal viewer.
Tony Williams
Mooresville, NC

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2731: I have never felt close to a actor before I met Don Knotts and Andy Griffith in my heart as a young boy growing up. Thank You for the Good Wholesome Love that you showed millions. Thanks Tim and Andy for bringing the best out of OUR Don.

Ed Ballard
Dallas Texas

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2732: 10-4 good buddy, and quit rubbin'Opie's head!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2733: Barney, You will always be in our hearts. Watching Andy Griffith with the family and knowing that it has always been good family entertainment. Lets us hope we will always be able to keep enjoying all the shows you were in for a long time to come.
Pamela Williams, Race City USA, Mooresville NC

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2734: Mr. Knotts brought the medium of television to the highest, most respectable level it ever reached. TV just plain never got better than it was whenever he was on screen. We were a privileged generation to share the planet with the absolute BEST TV actor of all time, in the best vehicle for his gift. His work has made him immortal, so thank YOU, Heavenly Father, for Don Knotts. My grandchildren and their children will enjoy his art, I'm certain.

The chance to meet Mr. Knotts is another good reason to behave ourselves and look forward to seeing Heaven.

Sincere thanks to everyone involved in bringing Mr. Knotts into our lives. What a class act!! Note to today's generation of "entertainers..." Take a lesson!


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2735: I feel like I've lost a member of my family. When the power was restored so many weeks after the hurricane, the first thing I watched was my collection of the Andy Griffith show...for a few hours I laughed and forgot about my own personal loss. Thanks Andy and Don and all the Mayberry gang. God be with you all...

Mississippi Gulf Coast

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2736: We're going to miss you Barn (Don). You were simply the best. I love watching the show and am glad there is a channel like TV Land. Don Knotts made the Andy Griffith Show what it was and was a true example for the actors of today. Nip it in the bud.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2737: Even if I did not grow up with the "Andy Griffith Show" I saw reruns & movies & cartoons with him in it. He was [& still is] cool. I will miss him, his great acting & funniness.

New York

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2738: I have a Don Knotts/Barney fan my whole life. He cracks me up everytime I watch him. He brought a lot of joy to my life..and I will miss him.


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2740: It's comforting to know there will be laughter in heaven...thank you for sharing your talent with us Don.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2741: To the Knotts family. Your beloved Husband and
Father will be sadly missed but never forgotten. My heart go out to you. God Bless All. Toni Burdette, Charleston, WV

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2742: I have battled an on and off again battle with my teenage son with drugs for the past 6 years and when I am really down and feel that there is not a lot of good left in this world, I watch a few reruns with Barney and Andy, and go away feeling that all is not bad in our world. I am heartbroken that Don is gone but I know that he is in a much better place. I'll miss you!!


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2743: Oh, the immense joy all the gang of Mayberry has brought to our lives over the years, especially Barn, can NEVER be topped... It has been our greatest escape when the outside world seems to be crashing down, Mayberry can always take us back to a simpler, happier time... J.B.&E. MD


March 03, 2006 - Msg 2745: The Andy Griffith is the one show that has been talked about and remembered and will be for years to come. Don Knotts helped make the show so special. He will not be forgotten.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2746: March 3, 2006
Don Knots was one of the funniest comics around. The Andy Griffith Show was one of the best shows on TV.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2747: soon I will be watching all the reruns again with my woman TC...just like living in mayberry and living a mayberry life if a couple watches the show and enjoys it..

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2748: May God bless you and hold you in his arms, someday we will all see you again. Tell Aunt Bee hello for us all. You were the ultimate comedic actor and then some. Heaven will be like Mayberry, NC!! Bill Florissant,MO.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2749: Barney you are the best. You were the funniest person in the the Andy Griffith show. Your even funnier than Gomer. It is so sad that you are not with us any more. You always made me laugh when you shot you gun out of your holster.

Elliot Russo age 8 Reece City,AL.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2750: We miss our Deputy Bernard P. Fife. (Don Knotts)
Andrew GA

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2751: My family and I have an added passion to watch Barney in all of those great episodes. Barney's got a better room now than what he even had at Mrs. Mendelbright's. Tell the angels to sing 14a for the gang.
Les, GA

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2752: I love the story of the "loaded" goat Jimmy and how Barney says "Blew-y!" That episode-the way Barney panicked-then how he and Andy got the last laugh in the end with the Mayor-is one of my favorites. Another one is "Mountain Wedding"-at the end seeing Ernest T. Bass make eyes at Barney in that silly wedding dress---such great humor and lots of laughs!
Kelly, GA

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2753: My favorite TAGS episode is "Barney and the Choir." Hopefully the angels sing better than he did!
Anna, GA

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2754: TO Don, I just wanted to say thanks to you for the millions of laughs that you gave us. I am happy that the Andy Griffith Show is available on DVD so generations to come can see that real comedy can be accomplished without cursing and there was no one better than Don Knotts. Thank you again and god bless you and your family.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2755: i was born when you first started playing barney. i remeber as a child seeing dad laugh on a saturday morning while you where swimming around as a fish...or running around in a haunted house. then as i grew i remember seeing you in the apple dumpling gang...i only watched threes company becouse you were on it.
your immortal- never to be forgotten here.
...see you on the side!

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2756: Barney was always making me laugh. His tough guy turned to jelly episode with Barbara Eden was one of many classic. Don was the best!
David, Alamogordo NM

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2757: Go Ahead Speed: Check point Chickie is offically closed. Bye Barn Bob Fl.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2758: Don Knotts will always be in our hearts and homes forever. What an awesome gift he gave to us all.
You aren't suffering any more big guy. Save a place for me up there. I will see you again.
Anthony Jackonville,NC

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2759: To Don: I believe Andy Griffith knew talent when he saw it. That's why he placed you on TAGS. I don't believe in his wildest imagination he knew how wonderful the chemistry between you two would come across on the show. It was magic. I know Andy and Don were the type of friends in real life that would do anything for each other just like Andy and Barney. Thanks for the times you've given to all of us. John in Henderson, NV

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2760: We have lost a great comic genius. I've always enjoyed the Andy Griffith Show all my life, and continue too, There is a barney fife in everyone including myself, My family will miss Don Knotts He has always brought lots of humer in our home. peace and love Patrick Sheppard,Winston-Salem,North Carolina.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2761: I am 28 years old and when I watch the Andy Griffith Show (which is at least 2-3 times a week) I wish I could have grown up in the 60's. This is due to Don Knotts and Andy Griffith and how they made that time seem so peaceful and easy going. I can't say anything about Don Knotts that someone else hasn't already said, so that being said, he is my favorite actor and is the reason the A.G. show is what it is. If more shows today were like it, the country wouldn't be in the shape it's currently in. Thanks for the laughs Don. Reagan Teel, Terrell, Texas.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2762: There will never be another Don Knotts. He was one of a kind. Thank you so much for all the laughs and joy you brought to me. I have been watching you since I was a very little girl. I still do. It will not be quite the same though. You will be missed. May God Bless you and your family. Love, Cathy W./Smyrna, GA

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2763: Good bye Mr. Knotts-You don't know how much you will be missed. I oftentimes felt like "Barney" during my life-tall, thin, laughed at and always wanted to feel important even though I know deep down I am just an average guy-But Mr. Knotts-you make me appreciate just how special an average guy can be. I pray that God may have a special place in heaven for you and thank you for all the memories you have left me with-God speed Mr. Knotts.

March 03, 2006 - Msg 2764: Mr Knotts you are gone but never forgotten. You will forever be in our hearts. You have given joy to people around the world. Thank you for all the good memories and laughs. God bless!



March 03, 2006 - Msg 2767: when ever I came in from a hard days work, I can always unwind by watching the Andy Griffith show on TV Land. Don was a comedic genius, thanks Don for all those times you made me laugh and from all of us who feel like we are a part of Mayberry each week! Bill Texarkana, TX

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2768: "A choir without its tenor is like a star without its glimmer". Your star will always have its glimmer, Don. You moved me like no other actor. "Off duty? When is a lawman really off duty?" Barney Fife will always be on duty, and all will be right with the world. BwM Collierville, TN

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2769: There was a time when I was depressed all through the day and the only thing that made me feel good was watching Don Knotts movies. that sounds pathetic but I do owe a great debt of grat-itude to Don Knotts for the difference He and his films made in my life. May he rest in peace. P.S. I am watching The Ghost And Mr Chicken right now.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2770: God Bless Don Knotts and thank heavens for re-runs. Just a couple of weekends ago...I was not feeling well and watching the tube most of the day. My husband came in and sure enough found me watching Andy and Barney.He looked at me and said, "It don't get much better then this for you does it?" And he was right. He knows I love the show and that it reminds me of my childhood cause Andy always reminded me of my Dad and he and Don together...well, the show is like comfort food for me. I felt a real sadness and loss when I heard that Don was gone. My thoughts are with his family and friends. What a blessing! With Mayberry forever in our hearts...Thanks Don!!!Love, K.A. Kansas City, MO

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2771: On a bad day Don Knox could make you laugh and feel good. He could make me smile all day when I think about all the humor in his facial expressions. Thank God for "reruns". I.T of St. Louis,Mo.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2772: Another great one is gone. Don Knotts, along with the other classic funny men that have departed this this world, could make us laugh without being off color or nasty. Thank God they will live on in films and reruns forever. Don's in good company with the likes of Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason and so many others that went before. To take a line from Bob Hope, Don, thanks for the memories.
Jay - Mukilteo, WA

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2773: Mr. Don Knotts you will be missed and I have always wanted the chance to meet you and tell you that you have always been my hero. I am A k-9 Deputy and my Office has a Andy Griffith Theme. I have many pictures of you and the rest of the cast. but the best one I have Of you is the life size poster of you on my Office door. I have the nick name of Barny and I am proud to be called that. While I do my reports in my office I have the Andy griffith Show on. And I Just wanted to tell you that you really made the show and I have injoyed all of your Movies and shows that you have been in. You will be missed and I will always remember you . God bless you and your family they will be in my prayers. K-9 Deputy Wilder Ratcliff AR.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2774: When I was a kid I religiously watched the Andy Griffith show with my favorite charachter Barney! The most unique charachter on TV. Believe it or not, Don Knotts was my inspiration for becoming a law enforcment officer. Don (Barney) along with Reed and McCoy from Adam-12.

I have been a Deputy Sheriff for 20 years and there has not been a day that has past where I didn't look at the picture of Barney that I have in my work cubical. Don Knotts touched my heart and now my heart is broken knowing he is gone. He will never be forgotten! Detective SB W-stock, SSD

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2775: The first time my two-year-old nephew saw Don Knotts as Barney Fife he said, "Funny man!" That's a pretty accurate description.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2776: Thank you God for sending us laughter and thank you for sending it in the form of Barney Fife.
I bet he and Aunt Bea and Floyd and others are having a high 'ol time up there in Heaven!
Tracy in Kansas

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2777: thanks to you for the great laughs. God bless your family.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2778: Don Knotts = Genius
Case Closed

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2779: A great and humble man. My 4 year old twins love "Barney". Take a lock and God Bless.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2780: I was truly saddened when I hear Don has passed away. He was a great comedian! Deepest sympathy to his family.
I watched Andy and Barney and the rest of the gang every week when I was growing up with my grandmother. Mayberry was a great place to visit every week. My husband and I have visited Mt.Airy, N.C. several years ago, it was quite a treat! And I have TAGS on my favorite places on the computer. Thank goodness for TV land and DVD's so you can watch Barney whenever you want to go back to a more gentler time-when people cared about one another. Barney-we miss you!
Sandy in Virginia

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2781: Thank God for Don Knotts. I watch the old shows every morning on WGN. I've watched them since I was a kid, now 53. I never get tired of them. See you in Heaven Don.
Steve from Illinois

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2782: Just finished watching an episode and once again realize how valuable these programs are to lessons in life and wholesome family entertainment. We will miss Don Knotts and his unusual style of making people laugh. God's Blessings upon his family during this time of loss. Buddy from Texas

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2783: mayberry and america lost a unique hero

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2784: Everyone has a "Barney" in there family or out in the business world. With all of their craziness there is just something endearing about them. They have a BIG heart. Barny, thanks for all of the good "deputying". Sandy from Ohio.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2785: Don was a genius! I grew up watching him and my kids are doing the same. He truly is "Mr.Fix it".We love you!!

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2786: Thank you Barney for making the difference in real life. Our church just finished a program based on the show. Real lessons for real life. Thanks! - Dan York, PA

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2787: I used to be a Security Guard and because of BARNEY, I carried a bullet in my shirt pocket. I always kept it shiny because BARNEY was big on "Bullet Maintenance." Thanks for the memories, DON. Garry Dashner - MO

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2788: I came to the US after the show was off the air but it still is one of my favorites. The show has a timesless quality of a simple, happy life.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2789: the world has lost a kind human being. Don has given us all such good clean laughter, and will truly be missed. I'am watching tvland all weekend because it is their farwell weekend dedicated to Mr. Knotts. It is going to be a happy weekend, watching the master of laughter. Thanks! Kathy MN.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2790: From one Police Officer to another, Thanks for all the laughs! What valuable lessons I have learned. Thanks again,,R. Webb, KY.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2791: Thanks for such wonderful memories. We have a "Mayberry shrine" in our basement and my husband has taught the bible lesson at our church. We are both such fans of the show and especially Don. Thanks for making Barney such a lovable character. JC, OH

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2792: Thank you for giving us Barney. We'll miss you and may God give you a special place in Heaven!
Bob and Susan Loe, Beaumont,Tx

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2793: Barney I would just like to say that I loved you! In fact I loved every one on the show and I was so sad when my Mom told me you died. The first time I ever heard of you was when I went to Lost in The 50s in Branson and saw your impersonator. I am in 6th grade and I will miss & love you forever. And I am watching the marathon on TV Land right now of the Andy Griffith Show. SO for now I would just like to say thank you Barney and Goodbye Love, Your newest fan, Aly J.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2794: Barney my family our your 1 fans, we have everything of you, you always made us laugh we will really miss you,
Love The Dye family IN

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2795: In the dictinary; BARNEY A MANS MAN! Yes Barn, thats you. As long as we say your name,you will not be forgotten.

D.G. Mt. Airy N.C.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2796: I named my cat Thelma Lou, I was going to name it Barney , but that sounds like a horse... NIP IT, NIP IT, NIP IT....Susan from CLermont Florida

BIXBY, OK. 74008

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2798: We are very sorry for the loss of Barney Fife, Our family has watched him in the Andy Griffith series for years and never missed one. We now have all the series in DVD. We also loved all of his movies outside of the series. He was a wonderful person and actor and will be sincerely missed by all of us. We will play his movies and dvd's over and over again and will pass them on to our family in future generations. So, he will live on and on. The Korzan, Mittler, Bosley families in Elyria, Dayton, Elida,Ohio and Granger, Indiana..

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2799: In Dec. 2002 I became a member of the Theater Honor Fraternity Alpha Psi Omega, well Don was a "fraternity brother" from WVU. I am a member from Concord College (in WV also). Its always a great loss to loose a "brother." Don was a great person, actor, and friend to all that knew him. I never met him personally, but I know he was a great person. I had a college professor once who was a personal friend of Don, and a member of Alpha Psi Omega the same time Don was a member at WVU and I am sure he misses his greatly also. Don, take care!

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2800: Thank you, Lord for Don Knotts

Kris Butts
Laura Lee Hobbs Chapter

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2801: I hope Don knew how beloved he was . His memory will live on though all of his adoring fans. We will never forget Barney Fife or Don Knotts.

S. in AR

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2802: I became an instant Don Knotts fan with the Apple Dumpling Gang when I saw it at the movies at the age of seven. Next I believe was the Private Eyes and the Prize Fighter. I don't remember the first time I saw TAGS, but I have never stopped watching. Just as so many other fans, I still watch it whenever I can and still believe it is the BEST tv show ever. I am also watching the marathon on TV Land right now also. I want to not only thank Mr. Knotts for his wonderful ability to make me and my family smile, but also for his service as a WWII veteran. I never got to meet Mr. Knotts, but did get to see Tim Conway and he in thier comedy routine a couple of years ago. My family's thoughts and prayers go to Mr. Knotts and his family. We love you and wanted to thank you for always making us feel at home in Mayberry.
The Ramseys, Panama City,FL.


March 04, 2006 - Msg 2804: I am 7 years old and Don Knotts was a very good man and wherever he is I hope he is happy and he made me laugh a lot.
Akaash, Athens, Ga.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2805: The physical bodies of many citizens of Mayberry have departed as they must in any town or city. But, they will be with us always in spirit. Keep the reruns going forever just as Mayberry and its citizens will live forever.Don Knotts has passed. Barney Fife Lives!

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2806: Don Knotts was a little piece of heaven on earth. Now he's a little piece of earth in heaven.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2807: Being an active member of the Sheriff Office in MA, and a Deputy, I will never forget Don Knotts he made us laugh, as a firearms instructor he was the poster boy for our safety and handling classes. Don Knotts will be missed by all but will live in our hearts forever, My thanks to T.V. Land for keeping our most loved shows on TV for our kids to enjoy. Again we will NEVER forget our Barney. Thanks Barn, MASS Deputy Sheriff.
P.S. Lets not forget his movies like Reluctant Astronaut, Roy Flemming what a laugh..

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2808: Here I am, at age 59, sitting at my computer while watching the TV Land tribute to Don Knotts. I've seen every episode dozens of times, but the connection to my childhood is so real that I can almost feel myself back in my late parents' living room on Monday nights, tuned in to CBS to watch Andy and Barney. Andy (which he easily admitted) played straight man to Barney who stole the show. How sad that the Mayberry Spring Concert will be without it's favorite baritone??? singing "Welcome Sweet Springtime, we greet you in song...Balmy and light (lower, Barney)...Balmy and light (lower). Who can forget those great moments: "Nip it in the bud;" "Citizen's Arrest;" "Here at the Rock we have two rules...the first rule is...Obey all rules;" "Hey Ange;" "Nita...Juan..ita." We will miss him, a gentle, humble man who has a special place in Heaven.
Don Dorflinger
Blairstown, NJ

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2809: I think its wise to check what towns has the MOST members of this andy griffith's show rerun watchers club....since they will have 3 the best thinking for happiness and go live in that community and most importantly have places where we can point our kids and grandkids to go live.. Maybe the town will make laws just like the show....working.. living and marrying with these people would be best.. I would like to find the most mayberry town with the most mayberry people to settle down in....all those actors and show originators will have real life towns as their legacy..

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2810: Don Knotts was truly a part of my childhood, as well as many of my friends. For Barney and all the other wonderful characters you gave to us, thanks Don. Your memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all of us.
Charlotte, North Carolina

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2811: Thank you Don Knotts (and Andy Griffith) for bringing pure joy and laughter to television. You have blessed so many people and will continue to bless future generations with re-runs and DVDs.May God bless you and your family.
The Rogers Family

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2812: Barney of Mayberry
Taking time to cry for the one who made us laugh

Andy’s tailor alters his only suit
transforming it from a wedding one
to one befitting a funeral.

Gomer’s pile of discarded Kleenex
grows more mountain-like
by the moment.

It’s all because Barney’s fife
remains in its case
having sounded its last note.

The community band
of trumpets and tubas,
of clarinets and flutes
will never seem the same.

Yes, Mayberry’s loveable deputy
has turned in his badge for good.
The carefree tar-heel town
is jailed by sorrow today.

Aunt Bea and Otis
and Goober and Floyd
are searching in vain for the key.

It’s no wonder
Mayberry’s resident whistler is silent.
Even Opie’s at a loss for words.
But then, so are the rest of us.

Those big bulging eyes
and high piercing voice
won our innocent hearts
in a much simpler time.

But that was then
and now is now.

The death of Don knots our guts.
It lumps our throats.
The one who made us laugh so loud
now causes us to cry.

Peace to your memory, Barn.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Mercer Island, WA

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2813: Don Knotts is probably one of the great television reminders of what America once was and hopefully will be again: character and commitment even though you're scared spitless, devotion to duty, and loyalty to a friend. Watching Barney Fife brings sweet memories of sitting on the porch Sunday afternoons after church, dinners surrounded by loved ones, and the family sing along. Thank you Mr. Knotts, you made laugh now, I want to cry a little.

Douglas Risley
Carmichaels, PA

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2814: We so loved Don Knots a.k.a.Barney so glad i have a man just like him. kind, funny, caring, but he looks more like FLOYD the barber lol Love, Teresa, Cary, NC.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2815: Don Knotts is always be greatest, I will miss Mr. knotts. Mark D.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2816: we are gonna nip it in the bud

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2817: I had the pleasure of performing on two shows with Don Knotts. Our bluegrass band (the VW Boys)opened the shows for Don at Mayberry reunion events. I had to pinch myself to be standing next to one of my lifelong heros, Don Knotts...WHAT an HONOR for me! In a world despirate for heros we truly lost one in Don Knotts. Thanks God that Barney will live forever!

Tim White

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2818: Don Knotts will always be the greatest, I will miss Mr.Knotts. Mark D.

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2819: I just wanna cry since Barney died im 15 years old and I LOVE BARNEY hes my favorite character!!I miss you soooooo much Barney i wish i could bring you back cause i would in a heartbeat!!! I will miss you Barney ! Love , Morgan
I will see you in the mornin!!

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2820: Thank You Don for giving us your gift of comedy.TV land is showing a marathon in your honor but it a honor to watch many of T.A.G.S. episodes that I haven't seen in such a long time.May God bless you and tell Aunt Bee hello for me up there. T.Griggs

March 04, 2006 - Msg 2821: Don you were the cats! God bless you.
F Lanier