March 05, 2006 - Msg 3009:
Along with the rest of you, my wife and I enjoyed a lazy Saturday by watching "The Andy Griffith Show" all day. Lots of laughs, lots of memories and a little sadness. I can still remember my mom watching with us when we were younger and whenever Barney would do that little "sniff" like he was God's gift, he was so convincing at it, my mom would say " Oh, I could just slap him"!! Little did we know he was God's gift, as was the whole show. Thanks Ange, Barn, Opie, Aunt Bea and all!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3010:
"Ze' Breckin' Ze' Deutch?"
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3011:
We love Don Knotts his work in tv and movies
will live in are heart forever.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3012:
Mr. Knotts, Thank you for helping us all laugh at ourselves and see that there is such a thing as Family Comedy. You will be missed, but now Floyd, Aunt Bee, Howard Sprague, Otis, Helen, Clara, Mayor Pike, Emmett, and Ernest T all have their Barney. We will miss you, be sure to keep heaven safe and tell them to "Nip it in the Bud!" We love you. Thanks for all the memories.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3013:
God Bless Barney's Family, He will be missed, Don Knotts was one of my Favorite people, I dearly Love him as Barney and he will live on in Mayberry and all the movies & TV ep's he has ever done. Thanks so much for touching my life, Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bee, Gomer, Goober & all the rest. Pammy O. Illinois
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3014:
Losing Don was like losing a family member. Even though I did not personally know him, it was like we did with him coming into our homes on the Andy Griffith Show. It is so wonderful that we can have the 5 seasons with Barney on DVD and that he will live on, on DVD forever.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3015:
It feels like I lost A close friend when Don passed away. I learned how to laugh at myself from Baryey Fife.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3016:
march 05 2006, Yyou will be forever in my heart.I will always smile wnen I think of you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3017:
I've watched Don Knotts on "The Andy Griffith Show" seems like forever. Watched it when it first aired, taped the reruns in later years and now am in the process of acquiring the dvd set. He was an incredible talent that I never grew tired of watching. I feel like I lost one of my family. Thanks for the laughs Mr. Knotts. I sure am gonna miss you. KG5150
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3018:
Don Knotts will live forever. He was on of a kind. I have seen every show of Mayberry. I always laugh. Mr. Knotts' work on The Apple Dumpling Gang with Tim Conway was nothing less than GREAT. I was lucky to meet Mr. Knotts some years ago, that was the first time in my life I was speechless. Mr.Knotts will be missed. We are all lucky that we can buy The Andy Griffith show on DVD. Thank you Don Knotts for making me laugh.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3019:
Don Knotts has given all of us a lifetime of smiles and laughter through Barney, Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Steve Allen Show (his nervous man on the street is the best!). He will be missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3020:
Good ole Barn will be missed!Thanks for the memories....//><
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3021:
I grew up watching Barney on the "Andy Griffith Show". Without the character of Barney the show would have been only half as good. I also loved Don Knotts on "Three's Company" and he played that role very well. I am sad.. really sad at the loss of such a fine actor.. Gary E. Bishop
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3022:
My family and I spent three years in the Middle East, from 2000 to 2003. Did not have much American television except for the many videos of the Andy Griffith show we took along. With all the hatred on the street, Andy and Barney kept us feeling safe and connected to home. Barney/Don was like a family member. We are the losers, not Don/Barney.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3023:
He made us all laugh and we enjoyed watching him in anything he did.
He will be greatly missed. T & S Dowdle Union Mills NC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3024:
Barney Fife will always be remembered as a mumbling, bumbling, stumbling fool who meant well but for the most part fell on his face. Small town law enforcement officers have often been stereotyped as either being an Andy or a Barney type of peace officer. As a small town police officer myself, I have been often asked which pocket my bullet in!
Don Knotts played the part real well I think and I think that he will be missed by both law enforcement and non-law enforcement people alike.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3025:
Don Knotts was a daily part of my life for over 40 years! Whether it was Barney Fife or Mr. Limpet, he touched my life with laughter! God Bless you Don! We'll miss you terribly!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3026:
We in the law enforcement business pause to say good bye to a fellow officer. He has always been a role model of sorts to all of us in many humorous ways. He will be remembered always by those of us who grew up with the Andy Griffith Show and those younger officers who remember him from Andy Griffith reruns on many different t.v. channels. Some of those who first heard of Don Knotts (a.k.a. Barney Fife) passing placed our black bands on our badges for four days as we would any other fallen officer. He will be missed in life but remembered always by his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Deputy Dawg
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3027:
Where does one start in describing the unspeakable joy and happiness Don Knotts brought to our lives, children, and even our grandchildren now. How do we thank you? You made us laugh like no other actor has ever done or will ever do. I have to say that you're the greatest actor ever born and I just pray and hope that one day, heaven will give me an opportunity to tell you, Andy, and the rest of Mayberry, "thank you for what you've done for us and the memories we have until it's our time to join you." As I continue to view the episodes which never get old, I will remember to take time to again say, "thank you. You are greatly missed, Mr. Knotts."
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3028:
i say goodbye to an incredible talent who affected my life in 100 percent positive way. there will never be another don knotts. god bless you barney, we will miss you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3029:
Don Knotts will always be remembered in our family as an amazing actor, who could always make us laugh. My dad has every episode of the andy griffith show on tape, and I love all of them. Whenever I've had a bad day, I just stick in my favorite barney episode, and everything is better. Don Knotts will be sorely missed by everyone.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3030:
Barney, know that you will always be missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3031:
I have loved the Andy Griffith show for my entire life. Barney was one of my all time favorites, I also liked threes company better when he joined the cast. Every Thing Don Knotts has ever done is classic. I do not get emotional about to many actors dying, but I did when Don (Barney Fife)knotts died last week He will be missed but not forgotten well got to go the loaded goat is on. I will always love you Don Knotts, Julie Gordon
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3032:
Don Knotts is an example of a life well lived. He gave so much of himself and yet remained humble when given the recognition he so deserved. How fortunate we all are to have enjoyed his talent for all these years and even though he is gone, his characters will live on forever. I met him several times and his kindness and gentleness were evident. We can all honor him by continuing to watch The Andy Griffith Show and his movies and laugh at the characters he portrayed; that's what he would want us to do. Thank you, Don for reaching so many and touching our hearts. You will never be forgotten. Shirley
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3033:
I feel like I lost a very dear relative, and friend. How empty I felt when I heard of his passing, I will miss him, thank you Don for entertaning me for the last 40yrs of my life God bless you! Tim Overholser
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3034:
Bye Mr. Knotts aka/Barney I have always enjoyed watching the "Andy Griffith Show" from the time I was a child until now. Barney you will be missed but always remembered as a true "CLASSIC".
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3035:
Don Knotts (a.k.a. Barney Fife) helped me learn how to be a good person and also provided a lifetime of laughter. I will continue to watch the show for the rest of my life and always remember Don Knotts with special fondess. He was a man who made a tremendous impact on the world in a highly positive way. May he rest in peace. Patrick Wild Bethel, Connecticut
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3036:
I grew up watching Barney in that Magical town we all wished we lived in. What a great escape in that half hour show. You'll be missed.
Bob Hill Lisbon, IA
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3037:
I've spent a good part of this past weekend watching Barn and Ange (as Barney often called him). I grew up on that show, watching reruns after school. I never realized how many classic episodes there were, how many hilarious moments. When the episodes are shown back to back for hours, it made me realize just how good so many of the shows were. Barn...you will be missed.
Barb Cedar Falls, IA
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3038:
Barney, Andy, Aunt Bee, Opie,EArnest T. all have been a part of our daily lives. We have watched Andy Griffith Show for so many years and I have seen them over and over and can almost quote what each will say, but I can't watch anything else when I know it is on. My daughter Makayla cried when see heard Barney had died and can't stop talking about how we miss Barney. We love all on this show, but Barney shows how we all try to be somebody important and mess up like him. This is The Classic of all Classics. Our family loves it. I won't watch these sitcoms of today. Barney is so funny and precious at the same time. God Bless Barney's Family.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3039:
To Don,Barney, Mr.Lippett, and all the wonderfull characters you,ve played though out the years,You will be truly missed as well as bring a smile to my face when I think of you! Thank you for all the wonderful memories.God Bless you ! Maryann Portjeffersonstation L.I.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3040:
WOW ! ! Look at all these people who relaxed, regrouped, and became a family as they watched and enjoyed 'The Andy Griffith Show' as it came to our homes in the sixties. God bless all of you! We never knew how much a part of our lives these characters played until Don passed and we 'again' watched reruns. LIFE IS GOOD ! !
Dave and Sharon Greulach, Ft. Wayne, IN
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3041:
Bernard P. Fife (MD) Rest in Peace!We will Miss You!Don Knotts was the Comedic actor of his time!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3042:
Don will always be remembered as Barney Fife, my favorite character on my favorite TV show of all time. When Don passed away, a part of me passed away. Thanks for all the memories.
Richard, Gray, Tennessee
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3043:
Being natives of North Carolina, we cherish the Show. If you grew up in a small town in NC, that show really makes you reminisce. My husband and I can never see it too much. Don Knotts was a very talented man, and I hope his family sees all the love America is pouring out for him. There was no other like him, and there is not likely to be another one like him either. A comedic genius. Thanks for all the memories and for all the good lessons we learned while growing up and watching your show.
Beth & Chris Gardner - Hillsborough & Spring Hope, NC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3044:
I am sitting in my home all day watching the Barney Fife marathon on TV Land...I guess you could say we are Don Knotts groupies.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3045:
I am a native North Carolinian, and hearing of the death of Don Knotts is like hearing of the death of one of the family. He is greatly missed, but will live on as Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show." Our prayers are with his family and friends.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3046:
MARCH 5, 2006. Don will always be 'Barney' to every one of us, both big and small, old and young alike. The reason we like (love) him so much is, he is (and was) so much 'like us'! He was down home American, the person we could always identify with. He was 'one of us'. God bless you Don. Thanks for the wonderful memories you gave us. Rest in Peace old friend and we will see you in Mayberry heaven. Bruce Self, Lenoir City, TN
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3047:
Yes I too loved Mr. Knotts as a man who could entertain, and at the same time educate you in the way that you should live your life. At the end of show you could see how things should be, and use it in your life. It was funny, yet educating, I don't think there has ever been any show like this one. God Bless All.
Jim @ Sue Morrow - Daphne, Al.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3048:
We are watching the marathon here in Olive Branch, MS. I've enjoyed the Andy Griffin show for years. There is something for every generation. It was just a good clean family show that they don't make any more. Its a shame that they don't have more shows like this now.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3049:
God bless you Don Knotts and thank you for many years of joy. I never knew you personally but I know you in spirit...and I will always smile when I think of you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3050:
May God Bless you Don. YOu have no idea how much I loved your work both on and off screen. The rest of the world may not have seen you as a comic genius, but I always have. When I reached low points in my life, which there have been several, I would remember something you did or said and I would always smile. My father passed several years ago, but you should know that he love you, hopefully he know gets to meet you know that you are both in heaven. I will always remember you and THANK YOU for all that you have given. Rest in Peace, David M, Kansas City, MO.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3051:
We have been watching Barney all day on TVLand. God Bless You, Don. We will miss you forever and will always treasure the sweetness you brought to all our lives. Kim & Kelley, Oakland, TN.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3052:
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching reruns of
"The Andy Griffith Show" over the years especially with Don Knotts as Barney Fife. He was truly an icon of comedy in this role, and his memory will continue to live with us. Thank you for all the good clean laughs. KMc. in Indiana
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3053:
My sympathy to the Knotts family and to his best friend, Andy Griffith. He will never be forgotten.
Anita in Mattoon, Il.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3054:
Part of my childhood past away, very sad. Baby boomers all over are shedding a tear. Thanks Barney for the laughs
Dennis Long Island, NY
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3055:
Hey Barn/Don, in case you haven't noticed, the whole world loves and misses you. Doug, Everett Wa.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3056:
"Gentleman I have the following announcement to make, Count Isvantelecki exists!"
Say hay to Floyd, Aunt Bea, Burt Mustin, Helen, Earnest T, Mr. Darling,Howard Sprague,Clara Edwards or Johnson (what ever she is going by now, I hope she is still making pickles),Cheerio Meredith (emma the jay-walker),Gilley (Speed-speed-speed),Mayor Pike, Mayor Stoner, the "Fun Girls", and all those escaped convicts and characters who have passed into Mayberry Heaven. Take care fearless Don!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3057:
No TV character will EVER be as CLASSIC as Don Knotts and Barney Fife! Actually the entire show is a CLASSIC and nothing comes close to it's timeless laughs and humor but also having the ability to teach us a little something along the way. I NEVER get tired of watching and will continue to do so! I'm going to miss you Barney!! DonnaRen in Springfield, MO.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3058:
The year is 1969, I'm eight years old and it's One in the morning. Unknown to my mother I had set my alarm to catch a Late showing of "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" on our old black & white TV. All these years later I still recall, with great affection, the chills that ran up my spine as I watched Luther Haigs confront the ghost of Old Man Simmons up in the the organ loft. Memories as real as these are priceless. Whether it was the frightened Luther Haigs, the acrophobic Roy Flemming or the beloved Barney Fife the many charaters of Don Knotts are every bit an endearing part of my childhood as are my family and friends.
God bless Don Knotts for the gifts he's given all of us. This man is in Heaven now, and no doubt he arrived in his Salt & Pepper suit.
A. Williamson. Rockland, Mass
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3059:
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3060:
Don Knotts: Master comedian, decorated soldier, baseball fan, friend to all, a great man.
"You beat everything, you know that?"
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3061:
Barney was like my family member, and his passing has truly saddened me. Watching the marathon this weekend has brought tears and laughter. I watched "The Andy Griffith Show" throughout my childhood, and it is still my favorite show today (at 46). The friendship between Andy and Barney was so powerful, and there will never be another show like it. My late father reminded me of Barney, my grandmother was built like Aunt Bee, and I always wanted a son like Opie. I truly enjoyed my escape to Mayberry! I love you, Barney, and I will never forget you! Say hello to my father (who loved you, too), and keep heaven laughing!
Alvone Scott, Georgia
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3062:
Ethics, values, and good clean humor. You will always be remembered for your world-class contributions to society. I'm 56 years old, and have enjoyed growing up with you, and the cast of the Andy Griffith Show. I thank you for being you, and for being part of an era that once produced clean television broadcasting. You will be missed, but not forgotten. Vinny Villano, Tarpon Springs, FL.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3063:
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3064:
Andy & Barney -- the way true friendship should be. One of the best shows ever. RIP Barney. We love you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3065:
WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE DEATH OF DON KNOTTS, MY HEART STOPPED A BEAT. HE WAS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST COMEDIANS IN HISTORY. HE DESERVED SO MUCH MORE RECOGNITION THAN HE GOT. AS MUCH AS I LOVE ANDY GRIFFITH, I DON'T THINK THE SHOW WOULD HAVE BEEN WHAT IT WAS WITHOUT BARNEY. THEY JUST DON'T MAKE COMEDIANS LIKE THEY USE TO. (CLEAN JOKES). I WILL DEFINATELY MISS HIM GREATLY. SUZY
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3066:
To the family of Don Knotts: Don was a man that brought smiles to millions; his humor was always in good taste, his acting always at his best. I have most of his movies and many of the wonderful Andy Griffith shows in my collection...Barney, you will always be loved....Jerry E.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3067:
Today is my 54th birthday and the same day that my Mother died 15 years ago. But watching Barney today brought both a smile and a tear remembering him when I was little and hearing my Mon and Dad laugh at his antics and comforting me today in knowing the world, and all of us, are a better place because of Barney Fife. Don Knotts is now with the ages, but will remain in my heart forever. Thanks Barney. Jim Silvester, Virginia
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3068:
I never met Don Knotts, but it felt like Barney was a member of the family. In a world with few values and morals left Barney, Andy, and the gang have never lost theirs. I pray and believe Don Knotts has gone home. To quote Mr. Randy Travis "Don't be cryin' 'cause I'm not here". I'm sure Barney would say "Nip it, nip it in the bud." You will be missed. Dana, Alabama
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3069:
"I got a uvula, you got a uvula...all God's chilren got a uvula." Now God has Barney. Bless him for making us forget our troubles once in a while. What a talent!
Steve from Fife
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3070:
My family loves the Andy Griffth Show we love Barney and we thank him for all the laughs he gave us. Noah Taylor and Family we will miss you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3071:
The best day of my life was feb 23,06 the birth of my first child!FEB 24(MY BIRTHDAY)will always
be a reminder that we lost the greatest comic in my opinion.I cant imagine life without The Andy Griffith show.My son will learn of the
joy Don Knotts brought to my life....Gary Okc
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3072:
my goal in life was to meet Don. I am very sad that I won't be able to reach that goal. Rest in Peace, you were loved by many. We will miss you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3073:
Thanks for making me laugh my heart out Don Knotts!!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3074:
Thank-you for everything that you have done, Don Knotts. You have made me laugh so much. I pray for you. Thank-you again
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3075:
I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show and continue to watch the reruns every time they are on, I don't think we can ever get enough of Barney and Andy no matter how many years pass. They could always make us laugh, we will miss Barney and we will love him forever.
Sioux Falls, SD
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3076:
DON KNOTTS THANKS FOR THE MANY LAUGHS YOUR LEGAND LIVES ON THROUGH OUR TV'S.(JOB WELL DONE)
TALLASSEE , AL.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3077:
The entire show was nothing less than great. What's more, it's great even in today's standards and did so without being risque. While morally upstanding Andy was really good at being the straight man, Don Knotts made the show a classic for all times. Rest in peace, Deputy...we'll all join you one day on that front porch in the sky for a hymm.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3078:
I had always hoped to meet Don Kotts in person, Unfortunately I never did.... But I am glad that I was extremely fortunate to met him in spirit on The Andy Griffith Show! Thanks for all that you have meant to me.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3079:
I have read many of the messages posted and it is a great tribute to the memory of Don Knotts. The Andy Griffith Show was good, clean family entertainment and Don Knotts as Barney helped to make the show endure. God bless Don Knotts and his family. Don, Virginia.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3080:
I thankful to Don Knotts for making me laugh. My favorites roles he played are, Barney (of course), Mr. Limpit, and my alltime favorite movie, No time for Sergeants. He was a brilliant actor! There will never be another like him. He will be truely missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3081:
DON KNOTTS WHEN SOMEONE LEAVES THIS WORLD WE THINK OF ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THEM BY,YOU LEFT US SOMETHING GREAT (THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW)THANKS
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3082:
I bet that I have seen every episode of the Andy Griffith Show at least 50 times (at least the ones with Barney). Barney was quite a character along with Floyd, Goober, Gomer, Ernest T. Bass, and Otis. Don Knotts will be greatly missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3083:
I truly think the two best male and female comedy actors of all time in a TV series were Lucy from her "I Love Lucy" series and Don as Barney. His timing and just the way he played Barney overall was incredible. Don, you were THE best!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3084:
Don Knotts, he made laughing from clean good fun, what a credit to families then & now. I also think in the future as well, you will be missed terribly. Donna & family (Indianapolis)
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3085:
One of the best shows of all time.Don was the heart of the show. He will never be forgotten.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3086:
I'm watching him now! Don Knotts was great in everything he did and I will miss him tremendously. I feel as if I have said goodbye to a long-time friend.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3087:
Don Knotts has and will continue to make a "clean" impression for my family. The humor of this man and his freinds were of a time when funny was clean and could be viewed by all. My wife, Tae and I loved each and every time we watch Mr Knotts. You will be missed terribly from this country boy and his family. God Bless you Mr. Knotts! I know you are with our heavenly father and we will see each other soon. To your family, our hearts and prayers are with you. God Bless! Roland and Tae Jenkins, Gastonia, North Carolina
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3088:
Don Knotts ... comic genius.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3089:
My husband came home from work Friday night and told me their was a cartoon in the paper about Barney....it showed Barney getting ready to meet God and he was handing his bullet to God. I just started crying....it really hit me that we had lost such a wonderful entertainer but forever in our hearts he will be. Wendy
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3090:
i miss you, i miss you so much/ i'm watching every night and don you were the best show!i will never forget and god bless your heart.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3091:
I will miss you so much, I been watching the tribute to you all weekend on TvLand, even at this sad time, watching them is making us laugh so much and I know that was what you wanted to do on this time you had on earth. YOU are and Always be the BEST..Prayers to your family and close friends at this time. R.I.P DON! your gone but will never be forgotten! GOD BLESS YOU! (Gina-South Dakota)
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3092:
The Andy Griffith Show was a very good wholesome show to watch. They don't make shows like that anymore. Don Knotts was a very funny man. Along with Andy & the other cast members. Don Knotts may you rest in peace!! Quentin Singleton. Dover,Ohio
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3093:
I will miss Don so much. He showed us so much fun and I have been watching the tribute to you on TVLand all weekend. Thanks Don, for giving so much of yourself to us. God bless and keep you. We love you. Trish- Indiana
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3094:
I have been watching Don Knotts ever since I was a child and everytime "The Andy Griffith Show" or "Three's Company" comes on my daughter and I sit back and laugh at every expression on his face. He was a wonderful actor. I just know he is in heaven looking down on everyone as he is walking with some of the others greats that have passed before him. I can just imagine him and Jack Tripper (John Ritter) just laughing about the good ole times. Rest In Peace Don - WE LOVE YOU. Dana and Hailey - Brunswick, Georgia
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3095:
Somewhere in Heaven, Barney Fife is singing with a choir of angels...a little off key..but thats okay !
I love you Don...Thanks for all the laughter you gave me.......and a million others. Such a wonderful, special man you were.
We will miss you so much !
Kenny from Mableton, Ga.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3096:
I am Johnny Brown and i love th Andy griffith show I am watching the show now. I Loved Don Knotts.We will miss you.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3097:
I grew up loving the whole Mayberry gang. There will always be a special place in my heart for them. Thanks for the memories. We will miss you Barney Fife.
Swatts in Arkansas
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3098:
the ANDY GRIFFITH IS THE BEST SHOW OF ALL TIME BAR NONE, OLE BARNEY A LEGAND YES MIKE WINN ANNOSTON ALABAMA
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3099:
Im a 39 year old man who cried like a baby...thats how much he and his characters ment to me. THANK YOU DON. - hammer, CT
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3100:
He was 81 and lived a good life. We'll miss him but we're thankful for those 81 years.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3101:
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Don Knotts...I feel as though I've lost a close friend. In my opinion he was the absolute best at what he did. The character of Barney Fife and the Andy Griffith show brings back great memories of time spent laughing with my family while growing up. My late father loved to watch the show and especially the ones with Barney, and we always talked about the funny things he did and said. I'm very thankful that my family today loves to watch the show anytime it is on and we often talk of Barney and really appreciate Mr. Knott's work. He has brought so much happiness to so many.
To Don/Barney....The greatest!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3102:
My husband and I grew up with the "Andy Griffith" Show. We still where ever and whenever watch the old shows over and over. This is one of the many shows of days gone by that without featuring any actors of "color", seemingly crossed the color line. It represented the simple, yet rewarding life of just good down home country people. People who valued life and good times. It captivated every emotion possible with Don Knotts being a big part of the many moods. We, especially my husband will truly miss "Barney Fife (Don Knotts). Debra and Ricky in Raleigh, NC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3103:
I'm only 37 I watched Barney since I was a kid. Andy Griffith show would not have been a hit if it was'nt for Don Knotts. Thanks for a whole lot of laughs. Brian Rockmart, Ga
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3104:
Sometimes we all need to set up a "checkpoint chickee!"
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3105:
Sometimes we all need to set up a "checkpoint chickee!"
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3106:
I,ll sure miss barney Isure will miss barneys antics he does my wife sure misses him also crazy ray indpls indiana thanks barney fife the greatest one
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3107:
I grew up watching "Andy and Barney" he will be sorely missed in this house by myself, my wife and 3 daughters, nobody can put a smile on our faces like deputy fife
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3108:
Thank you God for sending us such a sweet angel - even if for just a short time. Sometimes 82 years is just too short.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3109:
I and all of "Mayberry Nation" was deeply saddened to learn of the homegoing of Don Knotts. Without question, in his day, he along with Andy Griffith and just a very select group of people pioneered "the Golden Age of Television." I feel like I've lost a real friend in the passing of Don/Barney. It made you feel good at night going to bed knowing that Barney was doing his duty. All I can say is Barney/Don, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful memories, the laughter, the privilege of watching such a GIFTED actor like you perform for all of our enjoyments. You represented THE BEST that television offered--laughter, fun, enjoyment and a sense of "Americana." Your name will live on in infamy as the best deputy anyone could ever have. May you rest in peace. -Curt McDaniel, Butler, PA
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3110:
Thanks for the childhood memories you gave me, you truly left your mark on this earth; you will be missed.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3111:
I will miss you, Don Knotts.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3112:
Don, you were the best.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3113:
Thanks for the smiles!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3114:
Thanks for all the lessons you have taught me, Barn. Now I know what my offical counter measures are in the event of a 10-12.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3115:
He was a wonderful man and will be missed in this world.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3116:
We mourn the passing of a gentle soul. Don, be at peace.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3117:
When I heard that "Barney" died, my heart almost broke. I felt like I knew him all my life; I felt like I knew him as a dear close friend. We love all you guys- Andy, Opie, and to all of Barney's family. Before he died, and when I would watch TAGS I could actually feel like the Barney I was watching on the screen, he, Don Knotts, was still alive somewhere. Now when I watch him on screen, I feel like a part of it is missing; like thats all thats left of him on this earth. He was a wonderful actor, and he taught me how to laugh at myself... He is loved and missed. I have a big celebrity picture of him above my desk and it brings tears to my eyes this last week as I look at it and it brings memories to my mind as if I personally knew him. Rest in peace, dear friend.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3118:
I've always enjoyed watching the Andy Griffith Show, but I never really realized how much of an impact that this show has made on many lives until my family visited Mt. Airy this past summer. We just loved it! We visited alot of the same places you hear about on the show....snappy's lunch, Floyd's Barber Shop, Pilot Mt. or as it was referenced in the show "Mt. Pilot". I would highly recommend Mt. Airy, Nc to anyone who is a fan of this awesome show! Don Knotts, "Officer Fife" we will miss you here, but we will look forward to meeting you and our other love ones again on the other side!
Deborah, Roxboro, NC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3119:
I grew up with the Andy Griffith show - I still watch it now. Don, you're already missed! :(
- Todd, Red Hook, NY
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3120:
Why don't they make good clean comedy shows and movies like The Andy Griffith Show anymore?? The world says they are progressing all the time. I say everythings going downhill, fast. If our nation doesn't do something about all the filth thats around us; look at our kids etc etc. look at all the teens now a days. I don't know what's gonna happen. I wouldn't blame God if He would just turn His back on us. Why can't everyone just live like TAGS? Aww.. nothing like the Good old days.. Good work Barn! 10-4
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3121:
Watching Andy Griffith Marathon on TV Land right now!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3122:
He's gone to the great jail house in the sky and turned in his bullet and whistle to the Master of us all. Thanks for the memories. - Bill, Fairview Heights, IL
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3123:
There will never be another Don Knotts. Nobody will be able to act like Don could.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3124:
So many happy memories as a child growing up, and later as an adult watching the reruns of the Andy Griffith show. Humor and sometimes a lesson in life learned. Thank you Don for being so funny, and showing me that life should'nt always be so serious.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3125:
Don Knotts was a class act. Sitting here watching Andy Griffith Show reruns,and the whole show is as funny and entertaining as ever. Don Knotts has always been one of my favorite funny people. God bless you Mr. Knotts.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3126:
I'll always love you Barney.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3127:
The world has lost one of the greats.I cannot help but feel sad with the passing of Don Knotts as he has contributed to a lot of happy and fuuny moments in my life.They just dont make shows like The Andy Griffith show any more.God Bless you Don Knotts and may you rest in everlasting peace.D.Bennett Lebanon,TN
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3128:
I think all this wonderful feelings for Don are so great! It shows how connected we really are. ANd how important we all are to each other. I myself grew up with him, loved him dearly, and have been watching all of TV lands tribute. And loved all of his movies. I say, go out and buy them all, and pray to him and tell him how much we love him. I know he is definetly receiving all these wonderful thoughts. God Bless you and thank you so much Don.. love you always!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3129:
It has been a great ride. Thanks for letting me be a passenger with you.
San Antonio, Texas
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3130:
BARNEY FIFE AND ED NORTON THE TWO GREATEST CHARACTERS IN TELEVISION HISTORY. THANK YOU DON KNOTTS, I LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3131:
I have been watching the tribute on TV Land all weekend. I just can't get enough of the laughs. My thoughts and prays go out to the Knotts family. Jess, you will be missed so much. Thank you for all the laughs that you have given me.See you at the pearly gates my dear friend. Louann, Spartanburg,SC
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3132:
One of the all-time greats. Thanks for the memories, Barney...
a faithful fan from Texas
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3133:
Thanks for all the laughs that you gave us. reat in peace.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3134:
Who else could have been Barney Fife AND Ralph Furley in one lifetime?!? Let's give him a one-bullet Salute. Thanks for all the laughs Mr. Knotts, may you rest in peace.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3135:
I grew up watching TAGS and now my 7 and 5 yr olds are making their own wonderful memories of Barn. My daughter laughs hysterically when Barney says to Ernest T. Bass, "I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man on earth!" I will truly miss you Mr. Knotts. Thank you for the years of laughter and joy you have brought to me and my family. We love you. You beat everything you know that?! Love, Jenny and family in Huntsville, Alabama
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3136:
I bet God names part of his Kingdom, "MAYBERRY"!
Welcome home Barney! God has a sense of humor..
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3137:
To a good friend, we will miss you dearly. Thank you so much for all the laughs and good memories. May your soul rest in peace and know that we love ya always…
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3138:
DON KNOTTS ( BARNEY ) WAS LIKE A PART OF MY FAMILY. HE AND ANDY ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD WHEN I AM DOWN.THANKS FOR ALL THE LAUGHS, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.BARNEY BROUGHT SOMETHING TO TV AND ALL OF OUR LIVES THAT NO ONE ELSE COULD.THANKYOU
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3139:
DON, YOU ARE THE ALL-TIME GREAT!!EXACTLYOSIO! I HAVE BEEN WATCHING AND TAPING TV LAND ALL WEEKEND AND I AM STILL LAUGHING JUST AS HARD AS I DID FROM THE VERY FIRST TIME I SEEN THEM. YOU WILL MISSED BE VERY MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES. FAREWELL DEAR FRIEND! JIM, FROM SOMEWHERES ELSE!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3140:
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3141:
Don....now that you're gone, the earth seems mighty empty but don't the heaven's seem nice and full!
I love you and I'll miss you!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3142:
The passing of a great actor and man. The genius he brought to light in his work will be sorely missed and impossible to replicate. Thanks Mr Knotts for the memories.
Little Rock, AR
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3143:
He is impossible to replace and will be sorely missed by everyone. I'm sure all the angels in heaven are laughing their heads off this very minute now that he's around. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Take care.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3144:
GROWING UP WITH THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW GIVES ME A LOT OF GREAT MEMORIES. THE GENIUS OF DON KNOTTS
AND THE CALM MANNER OF ANDY GRIFFITH MAKES THIS THE BEST SHOW OF ALL TIME. GOD BLESS BARNEY FIFE, WE WILL MISS YOU.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3145:
God Speed Don Knotts.
Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3146:
I GREW UP ON THE WISDOM OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
IT REALY INFLUENCED MY FAMILYS LIFE AT HARD TIMES
DON WAS AN ANGEL IN DISGUISE,AS WELL AS ANDY AND
ALL THE UNFORGETTABLE VERY TALLENTED ACTORS THEY
ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN TIMES
AND THANKS TO MODERN TECK.THEY WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS,IN OUR MINDS,AND ON OUR TV,FOR OUR CHILDREN TO ENJOY THEIR TRULY REMEMBERAL WISDOM.
GOD BLESS YOU DON .AND ALL ARE SAFE WITH YOU
WATCHING THOSE PEARLY GATES OF HEAVEN.
THE LAWSON FAMILY ,OHIO.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3147:
Thanks for the memories Don. You will be missed
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3148:
barney fife is and shall always be the best comic t.v. role of all times...my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends..that includes all my fellow MAYBERRY fans too...don knotts will NEVER be forgotten...alan from West Virginia
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3149:
HE IS NOW IN HEAVEN,IN HIS DEPUTY UNIFORM AND HE JUST WENT OUT TO SHAKE DOORKNOBS ON THE NIGHT SHIFT. GOD BLESS BARNEY FIFE, WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3150:
to message 3120.... we CAN take this much further.. all these fans here are indeed mayberry PEOPLE... lets try to come together as a community online AND in a physical place where we move to and make the town laws JUST like mayberry on the andy griffith show.. then we will have alittle jeaven on earth and most importantly have a PLACE to point our kids and grandkids to.. so they can live the best life also.....and we could name the streets after the characters... like barney-don knotts highway.... etc etc...america NEEDS this NOW!!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3151:
yes.. lets let mayberry and the andy griffith show literally save 3 America!!! to message 3150 and 3120!!!
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3152:
This is sort of belated, But my sincere condolences go out to the family & direct survivors of comedy legend Don Knotts. My salutation would be "Pottswamie" (pronounced pahtsvhahmee), The very same thing as "Vaya Con Dios".
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3153:
Thanks to the Knotts family for sharing Don with the world. A brilliant entertainer.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3154:
God Bless You Barney! It is because of you and those like you that I can show my kids television shows of happiness and fun instead of delinquency. May we all find Mayberry!!
Don B.- San Diego
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3155:
Thank you TVLand for honoring this great man of our times, Don Knotts, all this weekend. It was such a carefree weekend of fun, laughter, and sweet, sweet memories. But then, the little promo you ran between episodes and commercials made me realize he was indeed gone now and a little tear roled down my cheek. Please continue to run The Andy Griffith Show for many years to come. It may well be the one sweet piece of tranquility in this evil world that we can occassionally escape to. Tom-Germantown, TN
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3156:
PS: If Karen Knotts (Don's daughter) should read these tributes, then she must know how very much her father was loved by generations of Mayberrians (that's ALL of us who loved this show). Thank you for sharing your dad with us. I know you are proud of him.
March 05, 2006 - Msg 3157:
God bless you and R.I.P. Don Knotts, I will always remember you for you were my grandfather's Idol and my own, a little bit of silliness is alright in the world and you showed that to everyone with Barney. Also my condolences go out to the family and friends of Don Knotts, he will not be forgotten, he will be loved forever.
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3158:
We may not get a national holiday , but I will be taking off work from now on to mark the aniversery of Don's passing. God Bless
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3159:
Goodbye Barney I like your comedy and deputy and thank for your share time. you are the best actor. I will never forget Andy Griffith Show I think I like your eyes open when they had bad news Barney keep your eyes open We love you Don Knotts I think time for Don knotts go to home in dream "MAYBERRY IN HEAVEN" BARNEY IS THE BEST My brother and I watch tv when we are children no closed caption that time. Today we watch tv with Closed Caption to understand better thsn no Closed Caption. Goodbye Barney Fife sleep in heavenly peace. Be Good Guy North Carolinans loves Mayberry and America love Don Knotts. We will miss you everlasting. here will be dream "Mayberry in Heaven"
Brian S - Huntsville Alabama
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3160:
STILL WATCHING THE GANG AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.THEY WERE ALL PART OF OUR LIVES GROWING UP .........AND WE WILL NEVER FROGET YOU BARN. THEY WERE WHAT THE SIMPLE LIFE WAS ALL ABOUT. STILL WATCHING TODAY 40 YEARS LATER !! SO SAD WE HAVE LOST A MEMBER OF OUT TV FAMILY. WAS JUST IN FLOYDS BARBER SHOP LAST SUMMER AND SO MANY GREAT PHOTOS AND YOU CAN JUST FEEL YOU WERE THERE WITH THEM ALL IN THAT SMALL BUILDING.
THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES "BARN as andy sometimes called him..
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3161:
My wife and I are huge fans of Mr. Knotts & the Andy Griffith Show.About three Years ago my wife bought me an autographed picture of Don Knotts as Barney Fife it hangs on my wall.The night(saturday) my wife & I found out Mr. Knotts passed away at 2:30 am the picture fell off our wall.I kidd you not. I dont know how it fell it has been where it is at for at least a year.WE WILL MISS YOU MR. KNOTTS God bless you.
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3162:
Barney was a character. Don Knotts was simply one of the very VERY BEST. "Red buby guby bumpers" A crime he waited so long to get his star in Hollywood. Will miss you Barn
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3163:
In the same way that the Andy Griffith Show was never quite the same after Barney left, the world will never be quite the same now that Don Knotts has left.
RIP, mister Knotts. You will be missed.
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3164:
SHAME ON THE "ACADEMY AWARDS" NOT TO INCLUDE "DON KNOTTS" ON THE PART OF THE SHOW WHERE THEY PAY TRIBUTE TO THE PASSING'S OF THE ENTERTAINER'S FROM THE PAST YEAR. "SHAME ON THE ACADEMY". DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THIS TRAVISTY?
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3165:
I AGREE, AND HOPE OTHER PEOPLE GO TO "OSCAR.COM" AND COMPLAIN ABOUT NOT INCLUDING THE PASSING OF DON FROM THE SHOW!
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3166:
God bless you, Don Knotts. For all the joy and laughter you've added into this world that would've been lost had you not been here otherwise. You are truly immortal in our hearts and memories always. See you on the tv, my friend.
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3167:
Don, I'm only one of your thousands of fans, but I want you to know how you have touched my life in so many ways. I've spent this weekend with my Mom watching the tribute to you on TV Land.
I just want you to know how much you have helped me through many difficult times in my life, none of which was more important on how to laugh at my self and how to make a joke.
You see in school I was enrolled in special education classes for my learning disability in reading. I was made fun of and picked on all through out school as you can imagine. I went on to complete a college degree with the lessons I learned from watching and studying the Barney Character among others you played...and this helped me to deal with people and laugh at myself.
My father passed away several years ago and was also one of your #1 fans. I will miss you, but will never forget you. You trully were an angel here on earth, now God has you back in his loving arms. May he bless you and your family 4ever
WE ALL LOVE YOU
David, KC. Missouri
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3168:
I grew up with Barney and the Andy Griffith show. I now have an 11 year old boy and 9 year old girl. We have bought all of the available episodes of the AG show on DVD. My kids love them ! and think Barney is the funniest guy walking. And I never have to worry about what they are watching. Good wholesome family viewing. The world was in a better place when it was in black and white...and Barney. You will be missed my friend.
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3169:
I watched the Andy Griffith show all weekend because I loved Barney Fife. I grew up with him and the show and I will definately miss him. The show just made me feel good inside because it reminded me of my own childhood in my small town. I will always remember and miss him.
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3170:
Yep..I think hillbilly livin may be the best way to live life...in a small close knit mtn town away from the interstates and the SYSTEM...hillbillies are seen as not as smart ... but their other ingredients are even more important for a happy life....the ingredients of not needing or wanting much to be satisfied... the ingredients of not letting things bother them.. like chickens and animals running loose on the porches and yards and messes around...Yep hillbillies do have special ingredients that help in living life really well..the mayberry people hardly ever left town... they were satisfied to just live life in their town..we all should learn to live simple and live life just like mayberry and the hillbilly lifestyle... easily satisfied people are the BEST to live with....i'm in my 50's making plans to move out of the rat race areas and into one of those hillbilly mayberry towns..these people uses their time on enjoying thoughts and feelings and sweet memories of their loved ones..I may3 write into a hillbilly towns newspaper for a yr . and the town will know me before i get there......hey good mayberry hillbilly women wave at me i'm a bachelor still looking!! he he he...
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3171:
Who sas good guys don't finish first....."atta boy Don". Thanks for the memories!
March 06, 2006 - Msg 3172:
I watched the Andy Griffith show mamthon all weekend. I shed a few tears. I thught that Don would not want anyone to be sad. He left us a wonderful legacy. God Bless him and h family.