March 08, 2006 - Msg 3330:
Oops, forgot to sign my name...
Cheryl Harrell (Here in VA)
P.S My hubby loves the show too. TAGS was the first tv show we ever bought on video cassette...
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3331:
Sure will miss Barney! Yes, that was a different time, wasn't it for all of us....sure will miss Barney, won't we? Kathy
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3332:
I love THE Andy Griffith show i watch the reruns every day and have all his show's I wish that i could have had the chance to meet don knotts watching him every day brighten's my day. he was the greatest. i watch all them but like the one's with don knotts more then any. back in dec i bought the mayberry mania game. but have never opened it because my wife think's ia'm a nut when it come's to barney. and havent found enough people to play the game with.i will and i'll hold this game to my heart. I might play it by myself like barney did in checker's.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3333:
The greatest sidekick ever. Just like Andy said on the Larry King show the other night when Don left the TAGS the heart and soul of the show went with him. I love him and the old show and feel many times that Mayberry is the place I would love to live the rest of my life. Perhaps heaven is like that now that is a comforting thought. Rest in peace Don Knotts and know that Barney will live with us forever. Donna Brown Chantilly, Virginia
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3334:
that will be all men...10-4 !!
we will miss you barn !!
God bless you !!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3335:
I loved the Andy Griffith Show and still watch it with my husband who faithfully watches every evening. I love the simple things and ways of those days. It helps me remember my fantastic paternal grandparents to this day. I loved them so and shows like this brings it back home to me.
I will never forget the movie where he becomes a fish and saves the world. I believe it was "The Incredible Mr. Limpet." It was great!!
My deepest sympathy to Don Knotts' family and we'll miss him. God Bless!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3336:
I still enjoy watching the Andy Griffith Show even though I almost can recite dialog word-for-word. Unfortunately, the show was never the same when Barney left. Now he's left us for good. RIP Deputy Fife.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3337:
Don Knots has been and always will be our family favorite comedian. The world will never be the same. May he rest by Jesus' side.
The Menzel Family
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3338:
Don Knotts was such a great actor. We watched the reruns over the weekend. Enjoyed seeing them again so much.
Anne & Kurt Gromball
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3339:
Barney, Andy, Opie, Aunt Bea, Floyd, Thelma Lou and the whole Maybery family touched us all. But Barney was the Master of revealing our inner frailities and weaknesses - while on the outside we tried to portray our intelligence and strength. I am still touched by this gentleman's performances, and I still laugh at the incredible timing and facial expressions of this comedic genius. Don Knotts - I salute you for your contributions in making us laugh and helping us all find that simple, small town feeling.
Tell everyone in heaven, "Goober says hey."
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3340:
IHAVE WATCHED THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW SINCE IT STARTED. MY FAVORITE SHOW OF ANY THING I HAVE EVER WATCHED. I AM 68 I EVEN TAKE MY DVDS TO WORK WITH ME TO WATCH IT AND ON VACATIONS. IT IS MY R & R I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO MISS APPOINTMENTS OR REARRANGE MY SCHEDULE TO WATCH THE SHOW ESPECIALLY IF IT IS A MARATHON. I THINK IT IS TO ME ONE OF THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD IT IS BASED ON DECENCY AND HAS PROBLEM SOLVING ATTARIBUTES ABAOUT IT. EVERY ONE NEEDS TO HAVE A DEEP LAUGH IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH. I WILL ALWAYS WATCH IT AND MY BLESSING TO BARNEYS FAMILY. BARNEY WAS MY FAVORITE. FROM OHIO
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3341:
I am a 55 year old African American woman. I loved the Andy Griffith show as a child and even more as an adult. I watch all the reruns and even watched the Barney maraton on TVLand last weekend. Don Knotts was a delight to watch.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3342:
Watching the show takes me back to childhood, even if I am only watching between commercials of another program. Is there any other show that you can watch for 2 minutes and know what the entire episode is about? Is there any other show that leaves you with the "warm fuzzies" like Mayberry? The episodes without Barney are like spagetti without the parmesan--still good, but missing something! God Bless Don, and his family. He will be missed. Debbie in Indiana
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3343:
Thanks Barney, You were the best!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3344:
I am the editor of a small weekly newspaper in Stewartville, Minn., population 5,700. I have been a big fan of The Andy Griffith Show for many years. I wanted to share a brief column I wrote for the March 7 edition of our paper. Here it is:
In one of the many funny scenes from "The Andy Griffith Show," Barney gives Opie a lesson in nature by describing how birds talk to each other.
When birds are feeling chipper, Barney says, they'll chirp that way, as if to say, "Gee, I'm feeling good." But if they're feeling down, they'll chirp that way, too, as if to say, "Gee, I'm feeling sad."
Barney concludes his little lesson by waxing philosophical about the beauty of nature. "The ways of the creatures of the wild are many and wonderful," he says.
Don Knotts, the man who gave Barney Fife his childlike face, his enormous bravado and a good heart underneath it all, died in late February. As a huge fan of "The Andy Griffith Show," I was touched by the news more deeply than I could have imagined. I guess that's because Barney Fife's antics brought me so much joy over the years.
The relationship between Andy and Barney made "The Andy Griffith Show" brilliant. They clowned around and teased each other, but respected and loved each other, too. Andy was always in Barney's corner, supporting him, guiding him and helping him become a better deputy.
Barney was a funny character, but I also enjoy the scenes when he became serious. In one episode, Andy is on trial on trumped-up charges and is in danger of losing his job. Barney testifies about something that Andy has taught him: "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." Those words saved Andy's job.
Don Knotts' death? "Gee, I'm feeling sad."
Well, that was the column. Thank you for letting me share. God bless you all.
Mark in Stewartville, Minn.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3345:
The AGS is the most beloved show in my family. It always did and will continue to make us laugh. We're very proud to say you were one of us.. Thanks for the laughs Andy and Barney.....
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3346:
TAGS is the only show on television that will be ageless. 50 years from now if kids aren't contaminated by society they will love TAGS. I'm getting the DVD set to save for my Grandkids to watch one of these days. Barney, you were great.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3347:
Don Knotts/Barney Fife -- what a combination that we were so fortunate to have! Don Knotts was so great at this character.......I watch the AGS EVERYDAY.......and like others have said...it truly brightens up your day....can't imagine being without it........can't imagine life without Mayberry........
A Very Devoted AGS Fan in Allentown, PA
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3348:
Barney was one of the best actors ever anb i will miss him
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3349:
The world has lost a funny man. My prayers go out to his friends and family. He was one of the truly great entertainers! Jeanni
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3350:
You will be sadley missed! A Fan in S.Amherst,Oh.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3351:
Barney will always live on im mine and my families heart
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3352:
How many people can you think of that just the mere thought of there name brings an automatic smile to your face and heart. This is Don Knotts! He as left me an everlasting gift. Can't wait to meet him!!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3353:
Don Knotts was a comic giant. Barney Fife was the funniest character ever created for television. Don was wonderful in the The Incredible Mr. Limpet, the Reluctant Astronaut and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. "Atta Boy Luther".
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3354:
the legend is gone...the world will never be the same.....the last time a legend left us was when Elvis left the building.....OHIO Mourns the loss of the Don
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3355:
I too watch the reruns daily. I am finishing up chemo and that show adds some joy to my day. Barney is and was a wonderful actor, a one of a kind person. I also love the movie: Ghost and Mr. Chicken. A lot of people in that movie guest starred on the show. And much as I like Andy Griffith, when Barney left the show it was never the same. God Bless him.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3356:
yep deep belly laughs is the best medicine to cure cancer cells.....
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3357:
People come and people go but Don was someone who I really hope rests in peace. He'll be missed by many.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3358:
Chaplin, Keaton, Loyd and Knotts...simply the best.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3359:
Don Knotts was a great actor. He reminded us that we all have frailties and that too often
we try to hide them. But at the end of each
episode Don taught us that denial only gets us in trouble and that it is best to face up to your shortcomings. This gave us hope that we too could work to overcome our shortcomings and most mportant that we were not alone.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3360:
THERE WILL NEVER BE A TV SHOW LIKE ANDY GRIFFITH! BARNEY WAS THE HEART & SOLE OF THE SHOW!MAY GOD BLESS YOU BARNEY! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LAUGHS!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3361:
Barney, You were one of a kind ! You are still Loved and Missed by many ! I loved you on Andy
Griffith,3 company,and everything you were in.
Don Knotts, You were a wonderful comedian and actor!I know you are resting in peace!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3362:
Don Knotts was very good in other roles, but he was GREAT on TAGS. TAGS will always be a beloved classic and (arguably) the most important reason for this is the character of Barney Fife. We'll miss you, Barn. Hope to see you again on the other side, my friend.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3363:
I can only echo the sentiments that my husband just posted. - Tod & Teresa Thompson Union, MS
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3364:
Too bad there isn't good CLEAN comedy like his on television today. Don Knotts was a part of something GOOD in America--small town life. His watching over Opie when Andy was busy, complete with his own words of wisdom is what we should all be doing for our children today. Too bad more people aren't as incapacitated in loading guns as Barny was; a few less dead bodies in our morgues would be a blessing. And Don, we knew you weren't just the character you played, but a very important part of our country's history as a good solid citizen. Thank you for a job well done, a life well lived, and a few laughs along the way. The world will miss you indeed!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3365:
I always enjoyed the Andy Griffith show. I wish all towns could be like Mayberry! Rest in peace Barney, you will NEVER be forgoten! We all loved you!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3366:
It is truly sad that Don Knotts has passed. Of course it is sad mostly for his family. they have truly lost him. But we, the general public, will always have "Barney". god bless you Don Knotts and thank you for all you gave us.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3367:
Andy Griffith is still the best family TV show. My husband and I watch it every night. Barney always gives you a good laugh.We will never forget him. cdupree Lufkin,Texas
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3368:
I am still crying over the loss of my favorite deputy. Every time I see his picture or hear that tune from the show I get tearyeyed. He was the funniest, sweetest man. My deepest sympathy to his family and wife. Take care, Patti from Burlington, NC
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3369:
We all know that "Ole Barn" will be writing tickets for jaywalking down those golden streets of heaven. God Bless Don Knotts and thank you for giving us so many laughs...10-4 Barn...over and out!
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3370:
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Knotts. He, Andy G., and the show itself became a great symbol of a simpler time. I remember watching re-runs of the show as a child. It was very entertaining. As an adult, watching it warms my heart. I was the worst of whistlers, but, I remember trying to whistle the theme song at the beginning and end of the show. As pathetic as I sounded, it still brought me great joy. And, who can't use a little joy every now and then? With fond memories, I am Barbara in Washington, DC
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3371:
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3372:
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3373:
Don Knotts was the funniest man I have ever seen. I got my wife hooked on the show and we watch it daily. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed.
Dave and Lori Barkley-Charlotte, NC
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3374:
BARNEY WILL REALLY BE MISSED.HE HAD SEVERAL FUNNY PARTS IN THE SHOW. I HAVE SEVERAL DVD'S FROM THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, SO IN A WAY BARNEY WILL ALWAYS BE NEAR .LINDA,LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3375:
I can only say that the show and especially Don Knotts have made my life so much more fun.Steve Wiegand Fort Wayne Indiana
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3376:
Thanks for the laughs Don. We have lost a pure genius. cs
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3377:
I feel like I have lost a member of my own family! I'm glad to have had the opportunity to share in the Mayberry way of life! God be with everyonje connected to that show! Judi, Bath, North Carolina (just up the road from Mayberry!)
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3378:
with the way the world is, its a good feeling show with good clean old comedy something that this world will never ever see again. i think that is why we all love it so much, because deep down in side thats the way we want the world to be.its just a shame you have to watch a show from the 50's and 60's to to feel that way. i'm not a religious person but GOD help our children and grandchildren!!! over the weekend i also wathced the tribute. and every time they showed the commercial of don knotts deputy,landlord nd friend a tear came to my eyes. so long barney.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3379:
I watch TAGS every day. The good clean humor is great. I love it when Barney says "nip it". Goodbye Barney!! Thanks for being such a great comedian. I loved the cartoon with Barney at Heaven's gate with his bullet. St. Peter said to Barney, "You won't need that up here.". I hope to see him up there. Christine in Marietta, GA
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3380:
Loved watching you and Andy with my father when he was still here with us.We used to have such good times with you on our T.V . You will forever be Missed,and loved.Stephanie in Tulalip Washington.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3381:
Yes, Barney definitely made The Andy Griffin Show. But I can just see the Angels in Heaven rejoicing and singing Praises, because Barney Fife (Don Knotts) have came home. My prayers go out to Barney's family.
Emma - Fort Jackson, South Carolina
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3382:
I now regret calling all those (insert expletive here) police officers that I've run into in my life 'Barney Fife" (believe me there were a lot). They don't even come close to comparing to you Mr. Knotts. Thank you for the years of your wonderful presence. Comedy would not have been the same with out you.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3383:
Marty & Diane give their sympathy to the family & friends of Don Knotts. We grew up loving the show and still do. May God Bless Him.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3384:
God bless Mr. Knotts soul. Amen.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3385:
We all love you Mr.Knotts
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3386:
March 8, 200600 Msg 3385: Our family has been a fan of the TAGS for many years. I grew up watching it, then when I married my husband and I watched and now our children love it too. We have mnay of the tapes and watch them over and over.
My sister and I have the Andy Griffith Show Trivia game and we love to play against other people. We win every time.I will miss Don Knotts so much. He will always have a special place in our hearts.ldbr
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3387:
What an amazing man!! His work was such a gift to us all. One that I am so thankful for. Mr. Knotts, in a life that to often gets so serious, thank you for all the laughter. We miss you and we'll never forget you. James Pilot Mountain, NC
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3388:
barney ole pal ..we're all going to miss you moew than you'll ever know..(:^(
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3389:
my family & I are now watching the episode when you got your "first car"...thanks for the many hours of enjoyment you've brought all of us.this world was a better place with you in it. our prayers go out to your family & friends. love from franklin nc.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3390:
While all the world is going crazy around me, I pull out tapes of the Andy Griffin Show and play for hours, while working or sleeping or just resting. Makes everything OK. Can't help but know that when Alan Jackson wrote the song, "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?", he mentioned watching the reruns of the Lucy Show, that he was also thinking of the Andy Griffin Show. Something magical in those shows and will be for many generations to come. My church has a Mayberry Sunday School class and they have had to move to a larger room to accomodate the folks who wanted to take the class. Good Stuff.
Shirley, Nashville, TN
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3391:
No one else will ever come close. He was the greatest. God bless you Don and thanks for the laughter. Jody, Deltona, FL
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3392:
Good-bye my friend. You were almost like family though I never met you.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3393:
Barney Fife is the single most incredible character in television history ... and he played amongst a cast of great characters on the Andy Griffith Show. We will never see the likes of Barney, Floyd, Otis, and Gomer again. The scenes where Barney felt inclined to match wits with Gomer or Otis are absolutely priceless. And who can forget Andy's constant "picking" at Barney? The laughs are endless. Barney .. you were the best!!! Thanks for making us laugh.
Ric - Lewis Center, OH
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3394:
There will not be another Barney no one can take his place. That was a role that I fill was created just foe Don Knotts. No matter how down you felt watching Barney always brought a smile to your face. He will always be remembered in everyone's heart.We need more actors like him.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3395:
This man brought so much joy to my life. I have collected tapes and DVD's of Don on the Steve Allen Show and the Red Skelton Show. I have read his bio and saw him perform in Kansas City in the play "On Golden Pond". When I heard Saturday night that he passed away I smiled and then I cried. I have never cried for a TV personality before. That is the power of Fife.
I then watched my favorite episodes that evening....Citizens Arrest and Barney's New Car.
The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart.
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3396:
THE COURT HOUSE FLAG NOW FLYS AT HALF STAFF BUT U NEVER FAILED TOGIVE ME A LAUGH YOU HAD A LONG AND WONDERFUL LIFE GOD BLESS U BARNEY FIFE
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3397:
yep.. us dalton, ga. people really like the andy griffith show.. but dalton has changed so much.. us native daltonians are looking for mayberry to move to...
March 08, 2006 - Msg 3398:
Don Knotts has brought endless hours of laughter to millions of people.
I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Knotts in August of 2000. I got a kick out of the fact that his favorite episodes of TAGS were the same ones that are my favorites:
THE PICKLE STORY &
BARNEY AND THE CHOIR
He was truly an American original and I am glad that we can remember him every time we see Barney on The Andy Griffith show reruns.
I especially enjoyed Don's performances in THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN and THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG.
My sympathy goes out to his family, friends and his long-time partner and pal, Andy Griffith.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3399:
Good night depty Fife. There will always be a empty chair in the courthouse for you. RIP Barn. david memphis,tn.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3400:
I HAVE WATCHED THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW SINCE I WAS A CHILD. I LOVED THAT SHOW . IT WAS THE FUNNIEST WHEN DON KNOTTS WAS ON THE SHOW. AND THEN WHEN HE SHOWED UP ON THREE'S COMPANY I WAS REALLED THRILLED TO SEE HIM THERE. I ALSO WATCH MATLOCK AND HE WAS ON THERE TOO. HE IS A VERY FUNNY GUY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY. HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3401:
I believe Don Knotts was one of the greatest physical comedians in the history of TV. He bumbled through life like most of us, he portrayed his charactors like we really are, fumbling through life's grand journey. I will miss this type of comedy, not too many people can pull off what he did and get by with it, that made him such a great comic actor.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3402:
It was a simpler time and it was family time..My children and I lived with my parents due to domestic violence for 15 yrs..We would all gather around the TV for best show on TV (TAGS). I lost my parents 2 yrs ago and my son in January and when I watch the re-runs I can still hear them laugh and it gives me great comfort to know that they were there to welcome Mr Knotts home with all the rest of his friends, family and fans..Thank you to the Knotts family for sharing him with the rest of the world my heart and my prayers are with you always...
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3403:
God be with you Deputy Fife.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3404:
Don Knotts helped change my life as a 9 year old watching "The Incredible Mr. Limpit" for the first time. The story of being who God meant you to be touched my innocent spirit and helped me become a better person from that moment on. Throughout life when that show is aired I try to watch and remember, that we all have talents and we all add value to this world. Don Knotts was a great talent and wonderful person for sharing with us that a "geeky" kind of person transend character situations and reach out to the viewers to change our lives. God Bless Don Knotts and his family.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3405:
Hey Barn: Goober says hey. Please say hey to Aunt Bee, Otis, Floyd, and Helen for us.
Can't wait to see all of you again.(with my mom).
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3406:
Don Knotts was a good man. I love the show he did on scooby doo. My son watches scoob doo. Don Knotts will be missed. My heart goes to the family and God Bless.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3407:
The world will not be the same without our Barney Fife. I felt like I have lost a dear friend and pal. No one can ever fill your shoes on TV again. You were the funniest man that ever was on TV. Then and now.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3408:
If I could fire a "one bullet" salute, I'd do it for Barn. But I can't find my bullet! - Jon
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3409:
Mr. Don Knotts was such a pleasure to see on the show, and on movies too. He was so funny, I enjoyed his funny expressions and the way he said things would just make any one laugh. I will miss seeing him on TV. Barney I know you are in heaven with the angels. May you rest in peace. You will be remembered in my thoughts and heart always.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3410:
Don Knotts, in my opinion, was the greatest comedic actor ever. Besides that he was a genuinly nice person. I heard he and Andy Griffith kept in touch all these years and Andy was the last to visit him at the hospital. What a treasure that man must have been to have a friendship last a lifetime. I will miss you Don. You will still brighten my days when I watch the Andy Griffith Show. A show to forget my problems for the moment and relish in a simple life while laughing through it.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3411:
Mr. Don Knotts was a very good friends to the cast of Andy Griffith Show, & the other tv show he did. Also he good in his movies to. I believe that Mr. Limpet & his western movies was great .
I am so sadden by Ron Howard was out of the country when he passed.
So to his friends a good man had gone from them but that you can remember the good memories your cherish always.
My deepest sympathy to Don Knotts' family and we'll miss him. God Bless!
Andy, you will be see him in all his glory once again
Thank you all for being a great show
Always in your heart
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3412:
It was such a blessing to have such a clean program with such a great actor as Don Knotts. He will never be replaced. Thank you Don Knotts gfor a decent program that my kids could watch and are still watching and they are part of the baby boomers.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3413:
Don Knotts played Barney Fife so amazingly! What a wonderful actor he was. He is and will be missed greatly, a sure testament to a great man. Thank you Don, you and The Andy Griffith Show will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3414:
God love Don Knotts. So many good memories and such a comfort visiting Mayberry on the reruns of The Andy Griffith Show. Simpler times, yes. And that is what we associate with Don and his television friends. Peace to you, Mr. Knotts. Thank you for providing so many laughs and good times for all of us. You will long be remembered of wonderful childhood memories.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3415:
A true testament to Don knott's talent is surely the fact that no matter how many times we watch repeats of "The Andy Griffith Show", we still laugh at Barney's antics. Not just a little laugh either, I mean a full-fledged hoot, snort or belly laugh. Not bad for a forty-year-old broadcast. I'm so sad to see him go, but glad the program is still there to be watched and enjoyed. Virginia Belle.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3416:
A few years ago I went to a hair cutter who was probably in his early 30's. Once I was getting my haircut and he ran over to turn on his TV saying "gotta get my Barney fix". He said every day he watched the Andy Griffith show.
So, I have used that phraze many times over the years.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3417:
March 09, 2006 - TAGS still remains one of my all time favourites. Those idyllic days of yore and Don Knotts was just the icing on the cake.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3418:
going to miss you barney
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3419:
I've often heard that laughter adds years to your life. If that's true, Don Knotts will be partially responsible for me living to be 100. I watched the shows during their first run, and still enjoy them to this day. I own the first five seasons on DVD and my children are becoming fans of Barney and all of Mayberry. Tic a lock!!
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3420:
Thanks for the memoriesDenise
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3421:
Mr Knotts was among the very top of the list of
true sight gag comics. I will not remember him and
not smile. Thank you Mr Knotts for your many years
of comic contributions. sins...las vegas
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3422:
Thank you Don!
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3423:
Thank you Don Knotts for all of the laughs and memories. You truly brighten my day. I watch an episode from my DVD's just about every morning before I go to work. It just gets my day off with a smile and a laugh. God Bless You and Your Family!
Las Vegas, NV
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3424:
The very best show of all time. Barney was great, he has kept me laughing for years.Thanks for the memories. Kathy, Blountsville, Alabama
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3425:
Thank you Barney for all the laughs you gave us over the years and still do in the reruns.. You cant find shows like the Andy Griffith Show anymore, the world has changed alot since then.. I miss it.. Bye Barney Christine in Utah
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3426:
My name is Sidney and I live in Houston, Texas...I loved Barney my whole life and to me he is my favorite comedian....I will miss you Don!!! Sidney Menough, Houston
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3427:
There will never be another Don Knotts!
John in Carrollton, IL.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3428:
I spent so much time laughing at the crazy things
he did thanks for the memorys. Dave Brown Ferndale
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3429:
Don Knotts was an incredible gift from God to this world. How deeply he will be missed. I must say that one of my two dreams has died, I hoped to some day meet him in person and tell him how many times he has cheered my heart. My other dream? To meet Andy Griffith. My prayers are with Mr. Knott's family for they know a much deeper loss than we Barney fans. The great news is that as long as television doesn't totally go down the drain we will always have pieces of him and his brilliance with us!! Karen Leach, Knoxville, TN
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3430:
Thanks, Don. I turned 59 years old the day Don died, and still watch the show several times a week. It is a slice of life, and oh how I wish life could be like that now. I have 3 sets of DVD's. the Mayberry cookbook, and lots of other memorabilia that I will never part with. Ron Howard and Andy, my heart goes out to you both, as I know you were "family" in every sense of the word. Sympathy also to Don's real family. His comedic abilities will be sorely missed. Sharon Kerns, Canon City, Co.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3431:
I am 49 years old and my childhood memories of tv is of andy, opie, aunt bee and of course barney. I still watch the shows and i am truly sad, but i know old barn has gone to a better place, don knotts was one of the best i have ever saw.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3432:
Don Knotts was the best of all the best. True talent.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3433:
All I can say What a Nut. I still watch after all these years, Great show.
Thanks to all of them..joe amarillo,tx
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3434:
It is my opinion that Don Knotts was a misunderstood genuis. He was a very cacpable actor and if he were still with us, and able to act, I feel that he would give today's "Stars" a run for their money. My favorite episode would have to be "Count Van Telekey" (sp?) Of all Mr. Knotts' movies, "Private Eyes" with Tim Conway is my favorite. I believe that as long as we remember what Barney taught us he will never be away from us. Jeff from Greenwood, La.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3435:
March 06 ,2006 Msg 3435; Today I was cleaning my house and the radio station, played '' The Andy Griffith tune, and I just broke down and cried !! I love Don Knotts, and well miss him terribly !! There well never be another show that brings joy to my heart like the Andy Griffith show !! I love Andy in everything he plays in to ..I well never forget the min. I heard he had passed away .... I pray I well meet him in heaven ... May God be with his family and loved ones !! Cindy from Flippin, Ark.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3436:
You served your duties to each and every television watcher out there. You got your job done....Barn. Ivy from Banner Elk, N.C.
March 09, 2006 - Msg 3437:
Thank you Don Knotts for all the happy moments, smiles and laughs for more than 40 years. We will always miss you. Thankfully you will live on forever in video for future generations.
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3438:
I grew up loving Don Knotts and his comedy either as Deputy Fife or his movies. He always made me smile and laugh. I've just retired as a Deputy in the state of MD and I used to carried a Barney Fife Driver's Licence in My sheriff's I.D. case with me. And as a joke I would wear it proudly as my I.D. next to my badge in the office and pull out a single 40 cal bullet from my pocket, and do my best Deputy Fife routine to make our clerks laugh. Miss you Deputy Fife 10-4 and 10-7 end of watch...........................
Cpl. A.J.Lee #83 Ret. P.G.SO. Maryland
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3439:
I'm a Baptist pastor in Australia, and Barney Fife's clumsiness made me feel so much better about my own inadequacies. He was a favourite comedian.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3440:
Don made us all happy. It seems like such a simple thing but what a GIFT! All of us who work on The Green House at Vistavox Entertainment express our true sadness with Don's passing. Showbiz needs more Don Knotts, but there will never be another like him. In our home he was part of the family. We even played the "wedding march/haunted organ finale" at our wedding! We love you Don.
Jim Wickey, Alison Landoni and Ben Wickey.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3441:
The Andy Griffith show helps America remember what is right with our country. Family values,lifelong friendships,community spirit. Archie Bunker said laughing adds time to our life on earth. Don you have blessed millions with added days.We will forever be in your debt. I think GOD is smiling right know!
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3442:
Thanks to Don Knotts and the Andy Griffith show. Even to this day I have a show I can always go back to. Seeing those reruns is like watching them for the first time. Even my 4 and 6 year old love them. Thanks for the memories Don.
Clint in Jacksonville
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3443:
The quaint town of Mayberry and the infamous Barney Fife offered the wholesomeness of an unmatchable era that meant the world to so many people who faithfully watched. It is truly what made tv viewing worth it and what life's hidden treasures are all about.....this world won't be the same without you in it Don!!!
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3444:
March 10. 2006 - msg 3443: We used to have Mayberry Days on a farm near our home, which was
built to look like the filling station on Mayberry. For a number of years, the farm owner
would invite everyone to see the Mayberry cast,
get autographs, pictures, etc. We had the opportunity to meet Barney, Charlene Darling,
and many other of the cast members. It was always
a highlight of my summer. Our two sons, and three
grandsons still watch all the episodes. It is the
favorite program of theirs since they were in their teens, and now that they are grown, it is
still their favorite program. We will miss Don
Mary from Ohio
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3445:
The world will miss the humor of the character Barney Fife. I think one of the funniest moments on the AGS was when Rafe and Andy asked Barney to sing "A Capella". That scene makes me laugh just thinking of it. I agree that when Don left the show, it lost something. But luckily, we can still enjoy his contribution via reruns. Our family has watched the shows and had wonderful evenings just watching and laughing. Don Knotts, 'you beat all'. RIP Don Knotts, you will be missed.
Darrell Bryan, from Lufkin, Texas
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3446:
i'am Dave from Greeley co. and i grew up watching the andy griffith show and really enjoyed it i love watching the reruns on tv .Don Notts you will surly be missed.Andy i enjoy watching madlock and would love to meet you in person on day.Thank you for the memories
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3447:
God broke the mold after he made Don Knotts. I grew up In the 60's and 70's watching all the shows and today will never miss a re-run If I can catch one on the tube. God bless you Don. You will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the entire entire family.
Michael J. Johnson
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3448:
i was suprised, somewhat, to hear that jesse don knotts had been a war hero in WWII - in the Pacific theatre - he received numerous medals and commendations due to same - similar to don adamw who was injured at the Guadal Canal conflict and became a DI for the Marines - It is nice to see people who proudly served our country become successful at any endeavors they choose - Rest in peace - Jesse Don Knotts and thanks!!!
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3449:
We lose more of our history every day and now the time has come for Don Knotts. I grew up with him and I made sure my kids watched what I had enjoyed, and to my delight, liked it as I had. Real talent is timeless, I guess. There will never be another like him. Atta Boy, Luther! Valerie, Jamie, and Caitlin from Washington
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3450:
Barney you were a good friend to us all.Thank you and Tell everyone hey from your good buddies down here. Deepwater Missouri
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3451:
I just wrote a poem about Don to help me through. Don, we love you!
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3452:
Even though Don Knotts is gone, there will always be a Barney Fife Rest in Peace Don.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3453:
I really loved this show. I still watch every now and then. Barney fife was a very funny guy. I grow up in the south myself, and this show just brought back so many good memories.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3454:
St. Peter can take a rest now and then with ol' Barney Fife guarding the gates. Thanks Don and peace be with you.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3455:
I'm 53 and have enjoyed Don Knotts wonderful talent for most of those years and laughed last nite watching Don Knotts......Talent never dies and neither will this very funny and talented man.
God Bless You and Thank you for the fun!
Sal M , Staten Island, NY
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3456:
will miss old don patton
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3457:
You did and continue to provide me more entertainment and humor than any human ever to live. To a wonderful man and a freind, may God bless you and your family. Doug, Sumner Wash.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3458:
10-4 over and out, Barn
KC Paducah Ky.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3459:
March 10th, 2006 -Msg 3459: Don while you were here with us, you always nipped it in the bud. We watch "Fite", sorry buddy, "Fife" every day.
R&G San Antonio TX.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3460:
What a great man. I watch Andy Griffith Show every weekday. My children love the show, too! It will be around for generations more. Don Knotts made the show the best sitcom ever. Watching him now brings a little tear to the eye, but will always bring a smile to the heart.
TCP, Prescott Valley, AZ
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3461:
DEAR DON.... I love all your movies.. As with many in my family, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW was/is the family favorite.... In the late 1980's and 1990's rerun after rerun on video was part of my first date with whoever I was on the date with. The TAGS were always weeved within the date without a discussion first. If there was not a favorable reaction before, or at least during the episodes, then there was really no need for a second date with them. I knew then that I would spend much of my free time in the future (and I have) with the Mayberry gang...... DON KNOTTS, I will NEVER miss you.. because you can NEVER leave me.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3462:
Aunt Bea, Needs You To TRY Her New Batch Of Pickles! And Floyd Saids You Need A Haircut! And Ernest T Is Still Throwing Rocks! So Get Up Here! Your Pal Otis
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3463:
There are and were three great entertainers that well will always remember, Johnny Carson, Andy Griffth and of course Don Knotts.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3464:
Bless Don Knotts for he brought laughter into so many peoples lives. There never will be another! May his soul rest in ever lasting peace.
March 10, 2006 - Msg 3465:
I hope Don Knotts realized how much he was loved by the public. The 3464 postings here are an incredible testament to the man's enduring popularity. Andy Griffith told Don on his deathbed that he loved him. We loved you too, Don. You represented a simpler, idyllic time. Thaks for sharing your talents with us.
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3466:
It is so great to settle back in the chair and drift off to Mayberry. The show is the best of all time and great laughter theraphy. Don Knotts as Barney will live forever in our lives. Thanks to the whole cast, Mayberry is a grat town. Todays TV shows can't come close.
Dave from WV
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3467:
Whatever Barney was up to, you know that he was thinking mostly from his heart and humor. He will be missed, and never will be replaced. A fan of the Andy Griffith forever! Kathy from Minnesota.
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3468:
I STARTED WATCHING THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW WHEN I WAS VERY SMALL, MY WHOLE FAMILY HAS BEEN A BIG FAN OF THE SHOW AND WE STILL ARE, MY DAD EVEN LOOKS LIKE ANDY DID IN THE OLD DAYS.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIMES IS THE GHOST AND MR CHICKEN, BARNEY WILL BE MISSED BUT BE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND HOPEFULLY ON OUR TVS
DON, THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR LIVES FOR ALL THESE YEARS, "GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN"
PAMELA FROM ALBERTVILLE, ALABAMA
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3469:
i like you barney fife
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3470:
sure am going to miss you . old buddy
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3471:
Andy and Barney were, in my opinion, the greatest comedy team of all time. I am such a big fan, friends called me to express their sympathy to me.
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3472:
MARCH 11, 2006 - Msg 3472: Dear Family of Don Knots, My heart goes out to you all. I just found this site, and wanted to say that I too will miss Don and all his care-free, loving, onry ways. I loved him on all his shows: Andy Griffith, Ghost & Mr. Chicken, The Landlord--all of them. Don was the greatest!! The world is a better place to live in, because Don was here. God comfort you all. We're all going to miss you, Don. God bless you!
My husband & I are avid fans of Barney & Andy (Tags). We will still watch the re-runs.
Revs. Ruby & Bill, Barton, Maryland
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3473:
Man, you made me laugh when I was a child. I just bought a DVD set of TAGS a day before you died. The laughter continues with a new generation and me in my 40's. Thanks for the good times...
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3474:
To Don and your family and to the cast of "the Andy Griffith Show". My deepest sorrow for the loss of Don(Our beloved Barney).If I could pick a place to visit it would be Mayberry and meet Andy and Barney. Thay have given me happiness and guidance over the years and will continue to do so. I hope I can meet you in heaven someday Barney, take care of us in the mean time. Your friend that you never met. Pete in Troy, NY
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3475:
We will surely miss Barney. The Maberry family and friends were the best. Hope the reruns keep running as we never tire of them. We enjoyed Don's movies also. We will never forget you Don. Ruth & Bob, MI
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3476:
I can remember when I was just a young child my dad would come home from work and we would all sit and watch the Andy Griffith Show. As soon as he saw Barney he would start laughing. It was his favorite show. Now so many years later I have all the DVD's and watch them over and over again. Without Barney IMO it wasn't the show that made it a classic. How we will all miss him!
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3477:
Thanks for the laugh ... a gift more precious than gold . GOD BLESS eddie
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3478:
I live only 30 miles from Mt. Airy,N.C. and have visited there many times over the years, but am always reminded of Andy, Barney and the rest of the cast. Their show was one that could be watched with all the family members without being embarrassed by profanity". Barney" will always be a part of us. We send our sympathy to his family.Thelma of Galax, Va.
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3479:
My sympthy's to the Don Knotts Family. You must all be so very proud though as he was truly unique. No one could ever take his place!! He was absolutely awesome in "The Andy Griffith Show", "Threes Company" and all the wonderful Movies as well. He will never be forgotten. A REAL TREASURE TO THE WORLD!!!
Santa Fe, NM
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3480:
I'll never forget going to see Don Knotts in a the play, "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" here in my hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. When he appeared on stage the whole crowd broke out into thunderous applause and a standing ovation that lasted until he acknowledged the heartfelt applause with a humble nod of his head and a shy smile. I think we felt like he belonged to us in some special way because we all identified with his loveable portrayal of an imperfect person who always wanted to do his best to mske his town, his best friend and his community proud. We knew he wasn't really from NC, but proudly adopted him as our own. I know he will be missed by fans
everywhere and my thoughts are with his family and with his great friend Andy Griffith.
MB - Charlotte, NC
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3481:
I would like to send my sympathy the family of Don Knotts. I have loved the "The Andy Griffith Show" since I was a child. I enjoy watching the show as much now as I did then. I can quote most of the show by heart. Barney was a unique character, and there will never be another like him. I know he is in a better place. Rest in Peace Barney, I will truly miss you.
Elm City, N.C.
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3482:
Every member of our family loves the Andy Griffith Show.Barney has become a household word in our family,every time I act inmature my mom says your acting like Barney:)!!My downs syndrome brother loves to act barney out(Ernest T. Bass too!).Barney is our favorite by far!We all miss him. Knox,TN
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3483:
My husband and I watch Mayberry at least twice a week. If your feeling a little down Barney and the gang could always cheer you up. No one could have filled his shoes. He bings warm memories to us all and truly was God's blessing as a comedian.
Loni from Minnesota
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3484:
I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show every Monday night. No matter how much homework I had, I was going to set aside the time to watch it. And now, 40 years later - I doubly enjoy watching it. It helps me unwind. No matter how many times, I 've seen an episode - I will watch it. Don, as Barney, you were so funny and so commical. "Nip it in the bud!" as you would say. I love the car episode - when you bought your first car. The friendship you had with Thelma Lou and Andy and Helen. By far, you're my favorite comedian. And by far as well, Barney Fife is my all time favorite tv character. Thank you for what you gave of yourself - good clean humor and fun. You will be missed. I express my sympathy to your loved ones and to those who knew you personally. God bless!
Raymond Wilson - White Hall, Arkansas
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3485:
A part of my life departed with the passing of The Andy Griffith Show. And if life was ever like Mayberry, it will never be that way again with the passing of Barney.
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3486:
I have an autographed picture of Don Knotts in his deputy uniform. My sister got it for me at a show Don did several years ago. I cherish it. The tribute on TV Land brought tears to my eyes everytime they played it and I watched the marathon for hours. Watching the Andy Griffith Show takes me way back to a time when things were pure and right. Thanks for all you have given us! We miss you Barney!
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3487:
I have an autographed picture of Don Knotts in his deputy uniform. My sister got it for me at a show Don did several years ago. I cherish it. The tribute on TV Land brought tears to my eyes everytime they played it and I watched the marathon for hours. Watching the Andy Griffith Show takes me way back to a time when things were pure and right. Thanks for all you have given us! We miss you Barney!
Alan Harris Julesburg, CO
March 11, 2006 - Msg 3488:
I've been watching the Andy Griffith Show since I was a small child. One of the great things about the show, is that it was hilariously funny and CLEAN Humor. It is almost unheard of in this day & time for a show to still be in syndication for 46 years. But that just shows how much people love and appreciate the down-home themes and genuine performances of the cast. Barney, I for one will miss you. You provided me with lots of laughs, and great times while watching the show. I raised my 3 children watching, and laughing at your antics, and to this day, my teenagers still join me on the couch, to watch The Andy Griffith Show. You'll be Greatly Missed.You had a great run, and this world is a better place for having you in it!! My Prayer and Condolences go out to you Family & Loved Ones. Thanks for the Memories !!!