March 04, 2006 - Msg 2822:
Thank God for front porches,home made ice cream,and Barney.
-Daniel L. Nash
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2823:
Thank-you for the memories, you were a wonderful person and actor.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2824:
I still can't believe it. God Bless the Knotts family. Thanks to reruns, he'll live forever throughout the generations to come.....Irene
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2825:
Thank you for the memory of Barney Fife. May God bless his family and close friends. Memories do live forever...
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2826:
I hope to see your smiling face again Mr. Knotts inheaven some day.............Phil
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2827:
Thank God for the man and the character. He will live forever in heaven and I will see him there.
God bless his family and may they be held in the loving arms of our Lord through this time of grief and sorrow. I know his memory will keep them smiling..........my love... barb fisher
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2828:
Thank you for the laughter you gave us while you were here. Bet you are keeping the angels in stiches right now! -Connieb.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2829:
Barney Fife(Don Knotts) made the Andy Griffith show one of the best ever. Thanks for all the laughter you have given us with all your work. You will be missed!!!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2830:
I'm just sitting her watching the all-day tribute on TVland, laughing and crying and enjoying every wonderful moment of it. Thank you, Don, and thank you, Andy, for the kindest, funniest, greatest show in the history of television. Heaven just gained a precious angel in uniform, or do you suppose he'll choose to wear his spiffy salt and pepper, which looks so perfect dipping? Love you forever, Mr. Knotts. You're the cats. RIP. Sydney Jane Geikler, Durham NORTH CAROLINA
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2831:
Thanks Barney...Don Knotts..You will be missed..Thanks for the way you touched my life and millions of others. I will see you in heaven. Darryl
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2832:
YOU BROUGHT SO MUCH LAUGHTER INTO OUR LIVES. YOU ARE THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE HEAVENS. YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS YOU. YOU WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS AND MEMORIES AS ONE OF THE GREATEST.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2833:
You may have entered those pearly gates. But your memory is etched in my heart. Thanks for just being BARNEY. and for all the great memories. God Bless the ones you left behind. debbie
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2834:
barney,is the greatest they dont make police officers like barney fife anymore he will be missed but never forgotten barney fan bill
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2835:
You made me smile. Thank You. Jeannie
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2836:
SAW HIM AT THE RITZ, WHAT A COMEDIAN. YOU WILL BE MISSED. HOPE THAT LAST BULLET WAS GOLD, JUST LIKE YOU. RANDY
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2837:
I'm so choked with emotion, I don't know what to say. Barney, you will always be my hero. Law enforcement never had a better public servant. Keep that bullet in your pocket, you won't need it where you are.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2838:
IM WATCHING THE ALL DAY TRIBUTE ON TV LAND. I STILL CANT BELIEVE THAT BARNEY IS GONE. ITS JUST SO HARD TO TAKE IN. YOU ARE THE GREATEST AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE DON KNOTTS HE WAS ONE OF A KIND. WE WILL MISS YOU BUT WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. YOU LIVE ON IN EVERYONES HEART. YOU MADE US ALL SMILE. THANK YOU DON KNOTTS AND THANK GOD FOR THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW THEY DONT MAKE SHOWS LIKE THAT ANYMORE
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2839:
My late brother and I use to watch Andy Griffith by telephone every chance we got. He was in the Army. It was a very special time for us. We would talk and watch Barney and laugh! BARNEY'S THE MAN! he said often. We haven't lost a friend, we've gained another angel. Don Knott's will never be forgotten. God Bless and keep his family and friends. See Ya In Heaven Darlin!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2840:
I too am watching the TVand tribute , the whole family is. Like the others ,I am laughing then crying .....this is just so hard .....I am 43 so I knew this time would probably come ,, but it doesn't make it any easier.I am so sad, but I know I'm not alone, I think the whole country and beyond is grieving ....Love you always ,L. in Deep South Texas
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2841:
I'm only 24 years old, but my parents had me watching Barney and the rest of Mayberry since I was born. Don Knotts was a Class Act and a stellar actor. I feel like I lost my favorite uncle. My favorite pasttime is watching The Andy Griffith Show". God Bless Don's Family and Friends.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2842:
The character of Barney Fife is my all time favorite TV character. I can always count on Barney to make me laugh. Thank you Don Knotts. The purpose of your life is all too clear.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2843:
God Bless You Barney. You made the Andy Griffith show the best show ever. I am 56 and have always loved "The Andy Griffith Show". You will be missed. See Ya in Heaven! Bobby/Middletown,Ohio
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2844:
Take care my friend I'll see you later
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2845:
March 4th 2006 -god bless you barney, and all the cast a great great man!! steve shenandoah,iowa1
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2846:
Don may be gone but Barney will live forever in our hearts.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2847:
God bless Don KNotts, If only this world was still a place like Mayberry and with people like
Andy and Barney it would be a much better place.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2848:
Barney, you're the cats!! Bryan
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2849:
My family and I are having a Barney Fife/Don Knotts party tonight. We are celebrating a wonderful man & show. Thanks so muck for the pure, clean, true humor of The Andy Griffith Show. It is the best show ever on TV. God Bless, TLC-KY
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2850:
It's like losing a member of the family. Watching one of the shows is like going back home again for a visit with old friends.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2851:
May God bless your family, and friends. You will be missed but thanks to reruns you will never be forgotten. Fans of Barney in Hartwell, Ga.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2852:
You are part of my wonderful childhood memories, you will live on in my heart. You and Andy are my favorites. Thank you so much and God Bless you.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2853:
Sing, Barney sing! The heavenly choir just gained a hero to millions...we love and miss you, Don Knotts...Mark - Monroe, Louisiana
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2854:
My husband and I are also watching the Don Knotts Tribute on TV Land. We are known for watching "The Andy Griffith Show" EVERY day! We both are so sad at his passing! It really feels like we have lost a part of our family and our childhood! May the Lord be with his family and with all of us who miss him! Melissa
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2855:
Barney you were the GREATEST !! Don Knotts was the BEST !! 10-4.....Over and Out
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2856:
Rest in peace, you will be missed.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2857:
I still remember lying on top of my fathers station wagon watching the ghost and mr. chicken at the drive inn...you were a big part of my life and will be remembered always.
michael kruck,dubuque iowa
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2858:
I have watched the Andy Griffith show for years!! 5 seaons of Andy and Barney have been shown over and over and over!! I never miss it!! I am now 40 years old and my kids are watching him too! Thank God for Don Knotts and bless him and the Knotts family! He was a special man and will truely be missed, but remembered forever! Elizabeth-Tennessee
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2859:
I really didn't realize what kind of person Don Knotts was 'til he wasn't around anymore. My wife got me hooked on The Andy Griffith show. It is one kind of show I like to watch. I am watching the tribute to Don Knotts as we speak. You never know what you got 'til it's gone. I used to think Barney got into stupid stuff and got Andy into trouble for no reason. But he was what the show was all about. Don Knotts knew what he was doing. I am saddened that he is no longer among us. I am praying for his family.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2860:
March 4, 2006 -Msg 2859 I have watched the Andy Griffith show ever since I was in middle school. I couldn't wait to get home from school and see the show! Thank You Don for always making me laugh and reminding me of the simpler things in life. You will always be remembered in our hearts. Vicki-Ohio
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2861:
thanx for all the memories and the laughs and not forgetting who your fans are.actors and people of this caliber are never forgotten my son enjoys your preformance as much as i did when i was his age thank you!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2862:
I have spent most of the wanting to get outside to enjoy the weather. I stumbled upon TV Land. Here I sit. It's such a sad thing to loose a quality person as Mr. Knotts. He was a major part of the greatest show ever! Craig-Georgetown, TX.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2863:
You have given our family many hours of joy. We all wish we could live in a town like Mayberry, it was a special place. Make um laugh up there Don (Barney) Knotts. God Bless!!
Your Friends In Dunn Nc.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2864:
I can not begin to tell you how many times in my life that I have enjoyed the show. I have been watching the show for 40 yrs. Many laughs and just plain good humor. Thanks for the many memories. God Bless you Don Knotts
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2865:
I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960's and to this day watching the show is like going home.
Thank you Mr. Knotts and all of the cast for all of the laughs and lessons. God bless the Knotts family.
Christine in IL
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2866:
Watching the tribute today reminds me just how special the show was and what a great comedic actor Don Knotts was. I wish every kid today would watch the show for its life lessons. Rest in Peace, Don --I know you're patrolling the streets of Heaven right now. PB.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2867:
TO THE FAMILY, MR KNOTTS WAS A SPECIAL MAN HE MADE PEOPLE LAUGH WITH WHOLESOME COMEDY. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN FANS FOR YEARS HE WILL TRUELY MISSED. OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO ALL THAT LOVED HIM. BILL AND MICHELE IN MUNFORDVILLE, KENTUCKY
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2868:
Don Knotts was a true icon. Of all the movies and Tv series.He will still be remembered as deputy Barney Fife.He brought so many smiles and laughter to my generation.We love you and you will be sorely missed.Billy in Enterprise Alabama,originally from N.C.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2869:
I am watching the tribute and have a permanent smile on my face. Don Knotts was the best. God Bless you Barney. Brad in Long Beach, CA
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2870:
We are so glad that we made a video at the 2001 reunion so that every now and then we can reflect on one of the happiest trips ever with Barney.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2871:
barney could always make me smile when i was hurting. he will be miss very much.rest in peace you are with GOD..GLORIA FROM VERMONT
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2872:
God Bless you Barney--you always made me laugh. I'm picturing you in the front row of a Heavenly Choir, belting out "Leanin' on the Everlastin'."
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2873:
I KNOW DON IS LOOKING DOWN ON US AND SMILING I AM HAVING A HARD TIME TAKING IT ALL IN IT IS HARD TO BELEIVE HE IS GONE. PEOPLE TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLE THAT MADE A DIFERENCE IN THE WORLD LIKE DON KNOTTS DID THANKS FOR THE MEMEORIES DON CHRIS C. TN
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2874:
HOW CAN YOU SAY GOODBYE TO SOMEBODY WHO ALWAYS MADE YOU LAUGH- YOU WILL BE MISSED MY FRIEND.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2875:
To a fellow Mountaineer. Words cannot express how proud we were of you for the way you not only represented yourself but also your state. God Bless you Don, your image and characters will live on forever. Rick-West Virginia
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2876:
Barney, Thank you for your devotion to crimefighting and
Don, Thank you for your devotion to acting.
We loved both.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2877:
The greatest comic actor who ever lived and inspired so many has brought laughter into our homes and hearts for years and years. four generations of my family have loved this truly talented actor and man. We have lost a great friend. You beat everything you know that Barn.............We love you and will remember you always! Valerie- Clinton, SC
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2878:
5 Emmys in 5 years! Wow! We will miss you! You always made me laugh and your legend will live on as Barney and Mr. Furley!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2879:
Glad Ange got to see Don right before he passed. The greatest duo in television history! The show officially ended the year I was born, but it is always fresh!
John--Coral Springs, Fl
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2880:
How can you say goodbye to someone who will live on long after were gone?As a child trough my adult years and now my children he has been and always will have a place in our hearts.So as barney would say, nip it in the bud.And he did
with the laughter God bless you.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2881:
Thanks for all the laughs, We'll miss you greatly. I'll always remember you as Barn, again thanks for the memories.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2882:
The sadness I feel is that of the loss of a family member. I hope that his family feels comfort from the outpouring of emotions we have for this gentle man. Thank you for laughs.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2883:
Don, Thanks for all the wonderful years you have given me and my family... you are the best! We love you Barney! DAVE from New York
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2884:
The world has lost a great lawman and commedian. He can never be replaced or compared to. R.I.P. and God bless you Barney.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2885:
As a young girl i would sit and watch Barney with my Dad every night after dinner. As an adult i did the same with my daughter. He will be greatly missed. The Incredible Mister Limpit, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Apple Dumpling gang, The list is endless and so is your memory.God bless you Mr. Knotts and your family.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2886:
BARNEY WAS THE GREATEST,WE ALL LOST A DEAR FRIEND,YOU WILL ALWAYS SHINE BARN,AS YOU DID IN LIFE. THANK-YOU BARNEY.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2887:
I was raised on the Andy Griffth show. I raised my daughter sitting on my lap watching the show. At 20 she says every time she hears the opening whistle, she thinks of me. My guess is she'll raise her kids on the show. Barney was always our favorite!!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2888:
Thank you Barney for making us laugh.You were the best. Jim and Carole from NY
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2889:
Thank you Don for the years of smiles "The Andy Griffith Show" is a jewel in a sea of worthless entertainment. We have truly lost one of our most beloved entertainers. You are deeply missed KC.Ok
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2890:
Bought a new suit today and the salesperson asked me what it wass for" I said "I am going to Raleigh!" They knew and said they loved Don too! Nuff said....
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2891:
BARNEY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND NO DOUBT
YOU BECAME THE LEGEND WE ALL WOULD HAVE LIKE TO BE
YOU HAVE BEEN A GOOD FRIEND TO US ALL WHO WATCHED
AND BY THE WAY FLOYD,AUNT BEA,OTIS,WILL BE THERE
TO HELP YA OUT IM SURE. THANKS AGAIN BARNEY FIFE,MAYBERRYS FINEST. BOB TOWNSEND,JR PERU,IN
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2892:
March 04,2006 - Msg 2892: Thank you Don for your beautiful life, especially as the deputy Barney Fife. May God continue to bless your family in this time of bereavement. Sonja Stevenson from Suffolk, VA
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2893:
Don Knotts was a gift from God as I see it, as he's helped me through some rough times. No matter how bad things got, I could always turn on the TV and get a smile from "Fearless Fife" His shows are a part of my life and I'm so grateful all of the laughs he gave me over the years. Thank You So Much Don Knotts, you've had a tremendous impact on my life and you will be missed. Matt R. Winter Haven Fl.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2894:
In heaven, the magical becomes possible. I think I'll live a future life as a friend of Barney in a small NC town called Mayberry? See you there!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2895:
Mayberry unit 2 to Mayberry unit 1...We have an officer down. Don, you were a kind and gentle man, and as Barney as well as you movie characters will live for ever. Thanks for the laughs, tears, and most of all the SUPERB work as the immortal Deputy Fife. "Swept into the dust bin of history...exit Barney Fife". May you rest in peace our dear friend.
Charlie from Savannah
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2896:
Tender thoughts and prayers for Francey, Thomas, Karen, and their loved ones at this difficult time. Don Knotts was one of the very few comic actors who could make you laugh just by his gestures and facial expressions, and his dialogue delivery was over the top. He will remain in our hearts forever, especially as we watch the treasured reruns of his TV and hilarious motion picture appearances. God bless Don Knotts. -Bernard C. Stasak, Elverson, PA-
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2897:
Barney (Don) -hopefully we'll see you some day on that big front porch in Heaven. In the meantime "keep good thoughts".
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2898:
Ever since i was a kid,i was always excited when Barney came on.He has always been my Idol and Always will be.
Barney,,you will be missed by many.God broke the mold when he made you.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2899:
God pless Don Knotts Im sure going to miss him!Michael SC
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2900:
This is the first time in my life where I truly felt deep sadness for an actor who has passed away. I grew up with The Andy Griffith Show. It was like a second family to me. Thank you Don Knotts for the wonderful memories, you will be greatly missed.
Doug in California
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2901:
The Andy Griffith Show was the greatest television show of all time. While Barney was probably the greatest character in television history, there is no question that the combination of the level-headed Andy and the excitable Barney was the greatest combination in all of televison and film. With Barney's passing, I feel as deep a loss as if a dear friend had passed away. Paul in Dallas, Texas
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2902:
dear, barney fife.com i would like to pay my respects to don knotts he was a good man.
p.s. did don knotts smoke cigarettes if
so how many cigarettes did he smoke a day
and for how many years did he smoke cigarettes.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2903:
The Andy Griffith show was a very good show and all the characters on the show were good and that Barney was one of them
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2904:
there will never be anyone or any show as good as don or the TAGS.
ft. knox, ky
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2905:
dear. barney fife.com don knotts you were one of the great ones that could make people laugh you were very funny when you were on three's company you were funny the way that you joked around with john ritter
on three's company, you are going to be missed terribly.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2906:
You're an original. Thank you for the laughs and the memories. Everyone could use a Barney Fife in their life.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2907:
our prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends. we watch the "Andy griffin show" as a family. it reminds us of the good old days. when you knew who your nieghbors was. nothing on tv even comes close to this show and its characters.we'll meet in heavens mayberry soon. god bless you and the family!! Terry,Angela,Misty,Ashley & Justin Spillman,Mocksville,NC
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2908:
Heaven is a safer place with good ole reliable Barney Fife and his bullet. Rest easy old buddy, you are missed. Kentucky
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2909:
I know that John Ritter was there to meet you on the other side. God Bless you, Don!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2910:
You were the best Barney God Bless you and keep you.I'll always watch you on T.v. as long as there's reruns because no one can make me laugh like you..
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2911:
I feel like I have lost a great uncle in my family...but I know I will see you again some day my friend. Brandon G, 27, Louisville KY
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2912:
don knotts will be sadly missed. may he rest in peace
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2913:
My Mother and I used to watch The Andy Griffith Show and howl with laughter and Don Knotts was a huge part of that. I'm grateful for the hours I got to spend, forgetting life's troubles, watching Barney Fife's eyes bug out. I know I'll see you in heaven, Mr. Knotts.
Barry B. Springfield, MO
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2914:
the best there was, God love him...
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2915:
My prayers are with the Knotts family and all of us who will miss you. Thanks Barney for all of the laughs and smiles. I'll be watching reruns of my favorite deputy until the day i'll finally get to meet you in heaven. Matt Teter, Petersburg WV
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2916:
To Wein: We are connected thru Barn, Andy, Hello Doll's---I know you will miss him as much as me....I hope he'll always make you laugh and think of the good times we had with TAGRRWC.....
Love, Wein #2
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2917:
Barney, I watch you everyday, I never miss the Andy Griffith Show no matter what. You make me laugh after a long day at work.I will miss you so much. I hope we meet in Heaven on the front porch at Andy's house. God bless you. Barney you are one of the best. Goodbye from Troy,Kansas
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2918:
GOD BLESS BARNEY FIFE.....
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2919:
The world is a sadder place without Barney....We love you and will miss you greatly.....
Quad Cities, IA
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2920:
GOD BLESS BARNEY
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2921:
I'm only 21 years old, and I grew up watching Barney five..and I fell in love with him, and the way he made people laught. I've been stuck to the TV all day watching the TVLAND tribute..and everytime I see him laugh or act silly I start to cry! Rest in peace Mr. Knotts you will be truly missed. Fetilca, SC
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2922:
When needing a break from it all, the bureaucracy, the traffic, the noise, just put a Barney episode in the player, and relax. Just don't do anything Ol' Barn wouldn't do....thanks, Mr. Knotts, for all of it. Your genius stands with Twain, Wodehouse, Lucy and Gleason. Farewell. Greg, Louisiana
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2923:
Andy and Barney will always remind us to be decent to one another. God bless you Don Knotts.
Fan from Hampton, NJ
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2924:
Barney you will be missed. You were the neatest dressed deputy that I have ever seen. You were about keeping law and order in Mayberry. Rest in peace. May God bless the Knotts family in this hour. Wallace Rountree, Suffolk, VA
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2925:
Thanks Barn for giving us must-see TV generation after generation. No character in the history of television could be more loved. Bless you.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2926:
Thank you Barney, thank you all for the simple family life. Mr.Knox, you will be missed. Las Vegas, NV
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2927:
Barney, I have watch your Andy Griffith Show since I was little, and now 30+ plus years later its hard to hear that you are gone, but I will tell you that as long as the VCR, and DVD's keep getting made you will never be alone. I have always wanted to go to the only place where people are kind, and remember your name as a family memember would do, but in today's time people are rude, and always in a hurry un-like Mayberry, where time stood still. God!! I will miss you.
The Show would never have made it without you, so with that said: Rest in Peace ->
From: Roy, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2928:
I HAVE HAD TWO LOSSES THIS WEEK..I LOST MY JOB....AND THEN, I LOST MY DEAR FRIEND BARNEY FIFE....I CAN GET ANOTHER JOB....BUT I CANNOT GET ANOTHER BARNEY FIFE...GOD ONLY MADE ONE BARNEY....REST IN PEACE...I WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS....RICKY RAY, LUMBERTON NC
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2929:
I want to thank my husband Bill for tuning me in to such a wonderful show (15 years ago) filled with all the great things you wish life were today, visiting Mayberry (Mt Airy, NC) this year for Mayberry Days will be sad, although your memory will live on forever you will be greatly missed! Peace be with your family. Thank you for your wonderful gift of acting!
From: Anita A. Cumberland, MD (85 miles from Morgantown, WV)
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2930:
I think all these reactions shows how we can take this further....people who spend alot of time watching the andy griffith shows over all the other non value things out there in our faces.. these people have the mayberry prinicples and thinking.. and these people can come together to make a TRUE mayberry community....maybe at first online but then also find the right community that fits and go live amongst each other... make the town laws just like the shows laws...then it will be MAYBERRY... and this then we can tell our kids and grandkids to come and live and settle down... name the streets after the characters of the show.... barney-don knotts highway.... andy-andy griffith blvd. etc etc...NOW american really needs towns and people like this.... with the rerun watchers clubv .. we will have the people... and when these people come together in a town... then we will have mayberry town!!!3
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2931:
I feel just like the time when we went from black and white to color, no Don Knotts. I loved him.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2932:
I've already posted, back in the 300 some odd range but want to again. Went & visited Dad today, watched the reunion episode among others. Ange & Barn singing Mayberry Union High choked me up all over again. A true irreplaceable piece of Americana has passed. This one will hurt us for a long, long time. God Rest Your Soul Barn. You are missed dearly...Sympathy to the family. Robert Logsdon Jeffersonville, IN
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2933:
Good bye Don Knotts...I wish life was like the Andy Griffith Show.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2934:
Thank you, Don Knotts for the wonderful memories. You were the best Deputy on T.V. Rest in peace my friend.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2935:
For over 40 years I have been looking for a little town like mayberry. Im sure Don is there now waiting for Thelma Lou so they can watch that George Raft movie on tv. I was so sad at his passing, but seeing the show my tears become smiles again. God Bless Don Knotts. Neil .Clermont, G
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2936:
God Bless you Don Knotts. I will always watch your shows.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2937:
YOU WILL ALWAYS MAKE THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW SPECIAL, GOD BLESS.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2938:
Rest in Mayberry, Barn- from my generation to yours
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2939:
Don Knotts, as Barnie Fife, made me forget any worries, any problems, any anxieties for each solid 30 minutes of programing otherwise called "The Andy Griffith Show". To this day I feel the same way, and the originals are forty plus years old.Don Knotts will always be a television GEM that will light up generations to come. Thank you Don and all his family. Keith Clarinda, Iowa
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2940:
Hi my name is Annie I have watched the reruns of The Andy Griffith Show and Three's Company and I really love them. I can say from my heart and I think other peoples that Don Knotts has taken his final bow and gotten a standing ovation form all the world. Rest in piece Mr. Don
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2941:
You may have been somewhat slight in stature,but You were a giant among men Don.Being 53 years old now,I enjoyed You for some 45 plus years.Thanks for the laughter and the memories.God bess You and Your family.
Robbie C. Beaumont,Texas
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2942:
to neil of message 2935.. looking for mayberry... we have the mayberry PEOPLE right here .. all these people who watch the show over and 3over... they have the mayberry principles.... now lets come together in a town and make the laws of the town just like the show.. then we will have MAYBERRY and alittle piece of heaven here on earth...who will begin this??? we need this especially NOW..!!!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2943:
Don Knotts, has blessed me and my family so many time's. And he will continue to aswell through the movie's and rerun's. He touched us in so many way's, as Barney or the Landlord , or in the shakiest gun in the west.. It is going to be so weird without him. I know we all must leave this world sometime,but he is just one that you think is going to live FOREVER. Thankyou again Mr. Knott's and thankyou TV LAND and Thankyou RERUN WATCHER'S CLUB, FOR all your memorie's..
Sincerely Eddie C.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2944:
Don Knotts life got "nipped in the bud" but Barney Fife will live forever!!!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2945:
there is no other who will be missed more. it's like losing a part of the family. but i know you're up in heaven wondering what all the crying is for, after all you're with the one who made you the funny and caring man we all came to love. GOD BLESS YOU,AND PLEASE THANK OUR PRECIOUS LORD FOR GIVING US 81 YEARS OF DON KNOTTS.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2946:
the Andy Griffith show is one of the most inspirationl t.v. shows that was ever done. Don Knotts was one of the funniest actors that I've ever watched on t.v. and the movie screen. We will miss you Barney Fife. Sincerely, Eddie Stafford
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2947:
Mr. Knotts reminds me of son with many of his actions. My son passed in October at 14. I have heartfelt sympathy for "Barney's" family, including his Mayberry family. Now he can chase rock throwing Ernest T. around heaven!!! God Bless Don/Barney's family!!!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2948:
Thank You for all the hiliarious laughs. Our Father in Heaven is now enjoying a talented actor and a wonderful human being. If this world would model itself after you, It would be an excellent place to live. Thanks for the movies, sitcoms, and above all the MEMORIES. Kenneth
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2949:
MY HEART IS VERY SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF DON KNOTTS, I STILL WATCH THE GANG EVERY CHANCE I CAN. THANK YOU TV LAND FOR ALL WEEKEND LONG OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW!! THANK THE LORD FOR SUCH A GREAT MAN AND SHOW IN GENERAL. GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE KNOTTS FAMILY. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. SINCERELY, RANDY PHILLIPS
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2950:
to the family and tv family you lost a great member but remember this if it were someone else he ha been close to he would make us laugh no matter what he was the best keep your heart up and you will soon meet again the jones family in in. .
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2951:
Mr. Knotts your extraordinary talents, recorded for all time, so thankfully that my children can grow up with you too. It's truly amazing how you and The Andy Griffith show has touched so many lives of my generation and I know with reruns you and the others of Mayberry will continue to entertain for generations to come.
Sincerely, Opie T. of Fairhope Alabama
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2952:
When I was a teenager, I found the show and especially, Barney, sappy and cheesy - I hated it - 40 years later, I watch Barney and Andy every chance I get. The same qualities that annoyed me when I was fifteen now comfort me and make me laugh. Don Knotts was a comic genius. He made fun of himself and of us - and I love him for it. Thank you Don Knotts!
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2953:
You Loved And Missed...
Heavens Even A Place Now....
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2954:
You Are Loved And Missed...
Heavens Even A Place Now....
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2955:
You Are Loved And Missed...
Heavens Even A Nicer Place Now....
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2956:
As a 48 years old man looking back, Don Knotts is a beloved part of my life. Thanks for the laughs and the life messages. I am sorry for the Knotts family loss. JJ
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2957:
So many of our Mayberry friends have left us,but the legacy will remain as long as The Andy Griffith Show continues.Many thanks to Don Knotts,who gave us so many great characters and memories.Rest in the Arms of God our friend. Jeb.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2958:
im sorry to here about his passing i live in mount airy north carolina so this show was a big part of my child and we will all miss him
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2959:
I loved you and Andy Barnie still do hope theres a nice place in heaven for you you were the best you made me laugh, and I will miss you
Kip Fortner Beckley wva.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2960:
I am a deputy Sheriff in Otero county New Mexico but i am from North Carolina I will miss you soo much Barney,You will be missed by my family. My sympathy to the Knotts Family Jason Green Otero 26
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2961:
A true symbol of America is gone, You brought laughter and a sense that the innocence and wholesomeness of Mayberry still exists within us. We are blessed to still have you in our reruns and hearts, Barney Fife, Roy Fleming, Luther Heggs and countless other momentís and characters to smile and fondly remember this great man and actor. You will be missed Don.
Mike Jobe - Dallas
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2962:
The Andy Griffith show has played a major role in my life. Barney and Andy always made me laugh when I was sad. They were always there for me when no one else was. I have been watching all my episodes on dvd since last Friday as my own personal tribute. He was one of America's greats and will be missed. Thank you Don Knotts.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2963:
May God Bless Don Knotts. What a wonderful actor and by all accounts a wonderful human being. Thanks for all the wonderful memories that live on today. The Andy Griffith Show is a model for all Americans on how life should be.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2964:
Thank the gods for Tvland becuase modern day shows SUCK!!! What the h*** (excuse my tongue) is fear factor and beauty and the geek and American Idol?? Please!! Get real. Also thank the gods for Don Knotts, god of the good ol' Tv shows. The shows that actually meant something. Don Knotts willbe missed deeply. I know I will. RIP Don Knotts.
(PS, this has been posted by surprise, a 22 yr old who hates Tv normally.)
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2965:
Don Knotts was an incredible man - thanks old friend
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2966:
You will never know how many of us felt you were family. I grew up watching you and Andy and as an adult whenever things got bad there was no better comfort than watching Barney and Andy before I went to bed. God Bless you Mr. Knotts and your family, take comfort in knowing how well loved he was and will always be loved. Anna Santillan in Chicago, just turned 49. thanks also for whoever set up this site so we could pay our respects to Mr. Knotts family. Many of us wish we could attend the services.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2967:
You will forever live and be remembered for the laughter, warmth and joy you brough millions over the last 45+ years. I feel like I have lost a very dear and close friend. Thank you Don for enriching my life and making me smile over and over. You are a national treasure. God Bless you.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2968:
Because God loves laughter He aloud us to have a great Comic Don Knotts. We thank God for sending you and you for the joy you brought us all
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2969:
Thanks for the Memories. I laughed as a child with you and later as an adult.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2970:
I was not alive when The Andy Griffith Show was on TV originally, but being 21 years old this show has been apart of my life since I can rembemer and Don Knotts aka: Barney has made me laugh no matter what mood I was in...Thanks for the Memories
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2971:
"When you're a lawman and you're dealing with people, you do a whole lot better if you go not so much by the book, but by the heart."
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2972:
You've join the stars which have no boundry as in life. God bless you and family. You are missed but left my heart filled because I can continue to watch and enjoy you and Andy each and every day. D. Fisher Upland Ca.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2973:
To live such a life that you have made such a huge impact on us.....that you actually BECAME part of the summer air on our porches, that you so geniously reminded us all that it's okay to love our lives, even if we don't live in "Mt. Pilot"and that it's alright not to be perfect and that friends and family are the most important things ever...What a blessed life to have led and what a blessed person I am to have been on the receiving end of it.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2974:
Don's legacy will be around for milleniums after we are all gone. A total genius and wonderful human being. Heaven has a protector. Love, peace and light.
March 04, 2006 - Msg 2975:
Best TV show that ever was created in my book!...Barney will be sorely missed, but he left us a lot of great memories to remember him by.
James, Gastonia, NC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2976:
Mr. Knotts, West Virginia's shinning star and an American icon never to be forgotten God bless the Knotts family and thaks for sharing him Jeff b.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2977:
Thank you. May God bless you always and forever...
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2978:
RIP Barn.....thank you so much for the laughter. It will live forever.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2979:
What a joy it was to watch Don Knotts for all of these years. I am 49 and every time I saw his lovable character, Barney, on The Andy Griffith Show, I would always laugh . What an amazing gift that is to have a body of work that will be so loved by millions for generations to come. That takes unique talent to touch so many lives. What a legacy.
Having been born with a hearing loss and using a hearing aid , I always loved his speaking skills. Yet, I always appreciated the visuals even more. His silly faces during his crazy antics would just bring me such laughter. He had the amazing talent, through his facial expressions and wonderfully funny voice to make you laugh one minute and cry at the drop of a hat in the next. That is true talent. His heart truly did shine through his work.
In 2002, I totally lost my hearing for eight month. From December of 2002 until I had a successful cochlear ear implant in June of 2003, I can tell you that watching The Andy Griffith Show every day, with the closed captions was a blessing indeed. It cheered me up every day on TV Land. I still watch it faithfully each and every day.
The unique thing I learned during that time was you did not need to have hearing to totally appreciate the talents of Don Knotts.
I shall miss him dearly. Yet, with these episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company, Matlock and the many movie roles he played, we will continue to enjoy his genius.
Weren't we lucky to have had him as a guest in our homes for all of these years? He may be gone but he will forever be in our hearts.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2980:
A wonderful talented man has left us - I am now teaching my 5 year old daughter the joys of Don Knott's films - God Bless you Don - Heaven's a funnier place.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2981:
It feels like I lost a old friend.Watching Barney while growing up in the 50's it takes me back to simple times when neighbors were real.I watch every show I can.Andy and Barney are the best. Betty
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2982:
Barney.....you made me laugh....a lot...god bless you!!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2983:
Deputy Fife is in heaven, and now I feel safe.
Rest in peace, Mr.Knotts, and thank you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2984:
Andy Griffith saw something "Special" in Don Knotts and wanted the world to see it too. We sure did. Barney is one of the most beloved characters ever on TV. I can't count the number of tapes I have of the Andy Griffith Show with the commercials cut out. I put them in the VCR and let them play for hours. I hope TV Land plays more of TAGS in the future. God Bless. You are missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2985:
Barney has provided so many wonderful TV moments for me and my family and will continue to do so as long as I live. Don, I hope to have heaven's time to visit with you and know you better. Thank you for all the special moments. God bless your family and friends.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2986:
Do the tears on your pillow bespeak the paon in your heart? Yeah, me too
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2987:
Barney brought my family together. Enough said
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2988:
My Mom my brother and I love watching The Andy Griffith show on Dvd and Tv we will miss Barney. We even took a trip to Mayberry NC in June of 2005.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2989:
March 06, 2006 Looking back at Don Knotts he was simply the best. He could make you laugh if you were having a bad day. Like fine wine he got better with age each time I saw him on TV. May God always bless one of America's greatest treasure.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2990:
I want to add my thoughts and prayers to those who have contributed. Don made our sorrowful world a little brighter and filled it with laughter. He will be sorely missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2991:
As the years go by and we lose more of our Mayberry family it doesn't get any easier. I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show and still watch it today. I will miss Don Knotts and all he meant to moral television. I have a 4 year old son and I watch TAGS daily on TVLAND with him by my side. Barney you will be missed...God bless you and your family.
Rick, Winston-Salem NC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2992:
TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS I KNOW HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED-THE FANS WILL ALSO MISS HIM BUT THANKS TO TV LAND AND DVD'S OLE BARN WILL LIVE FOREVER-IN A WEIRD KINDA WAY I'M GLAD I DIDN'T KNOW HIM PERSONALLY BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I COULD LET HIM GO-BUT JUST KNOWING HIM THROUGH THE GRIFFITH SHOW WILL LET HIM LIVE FOREVER!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2993:
I had purchased my ticket package to see Don at the Opryland hotel last year at The Mayberry Reunion-I was counting the days til I finally got to meet my hero-I knew when it was cancelled due to some of the stars health conditions that there may never be another one-I cried like a baby and I am a grown man-We will meet again one day-I always wondered what Heaven was like and I always wondered what MAyberry would have been like-I kinda got a feeling-There ain't much different between the two-Thanks
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2994:
rest in peace
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2995:
He will always be Barney, but he was also great with Tim Conway in their movies. Thanks to DVD I can share that clean humor with my children. They love his work as much as I do. In heaven there are a lot of angels smiling.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2996:
Even though I never met you or saw you in person, I know that the best part of Barney came from your heart, as did all your characters. May you never be forgotten and may the humor and comedy you shared cause love to swell up in the hearts of all American like it has in all West Virginians!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2997:
Barney was the best.May God bless you Don Knotts.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2998:
MARCH 05,2006-Msg2998: BARNEY WAS A GOOD MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALOT OF PEOPLE.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU DON KNOTTS
TOM JOHNSON TENNESSEE
March 05, 2006 - Msg 2999:
I grew up watching TAGS reruns in the 70's. We watched it as a family and I use to tape the show on audio cassette (before VCRs). I still remember my mom laughing so hard. The way you made us laugh continues today, as I often watch and laugh with my kids, who love you, too. Thank you for bringing us the countless smiles of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3000:
I jsut wanted to say that you will be miss. i love all your shows esp andy griffith and three company. you will always be in my prayers God Bless You and to your family
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3001:
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Knotts. I cried when I heard that he had died. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. God bless, Barn, and Good Night. Becky Guess, Warren, Arkansas
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3002:
TAGS has been such a big part of my life, I truly wanted to go to Mr. Knotts funeral. Knowing that wasn't possible, I'm grateful for TV Land. I have spent the last two days watching and mourning. My sympathy and love go to the family, fans and cast of TAGS. Bonnie Lucas - Salem, VA
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3003:
Barney was the best! Ashley kentucky
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3004:
Barney Fife - the most famous TV character ever. When you mention "Barney", everybody knows who you are talking about and a smile comes on their faces. We never laughed at "Barn", we laughed with him. He was the best. God bless Don Knots for giving life to this wonderful character. Good night Don. Rest in peace. And remember, we are still watching, still laughing, and still loving the wonderful Barney Fife.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3005:
"The Andy Griffith Show" is my favorite show of all time. Barney was who made it worthwhile, I hardly would watch it if he was not in an episode. It was a very sad day the day that he left us. He will never be forgotten. I have taught my two girls about the notorious "Barney Fife". My entire family loved him, but I had a special feeling for him. It was like he was a real person. He would make my bad days into good ones when I watched him. I will forever watch Barney until I leave this world. May God Bless his family and take care of them.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3006:
I remember when I was in highschool it was a tradition for me and my dad to watch Andy Griffith reruns and eat black walnut icecream. I am 26 years old now and I can still watch the same episodes over and over agin. I Love it! Me and my husband bought the DVD sets and watch it at night. We are now expecting and can't wait to raise our child to watch Barney in all his glory
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3007:
What can you say about a man as humble and funny as Don Knotts. There has never been a comedian and probably never will be as talented as good ole Barn. I absolutely love everything he has ever been in because nobody can put a smile on your face like his. Thanks for the memories Don and may you RIP. God Bless you and your loved ones. A true fan from TN.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3008:
My sympathy goes out to the family and long time friends of Don Knotts. I grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show, and still to this day, watch every show. Mr. Knotts, gave us laughter through out his career and while watching, made us feel as though he were in the family room with you. In television and movies, he will be missed, however will be remembered, loved and although he is in heaven, he will forever be in our homes and our hearts. God Bless you and May You Rest In Peace! JD, South Carolina