March 12, 2006 - Msg 3489:
There will never be another Barney Fife. Its too bad future generations will never know the comical genius that wss Don Knotts.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3490:
You're thr BEST Don.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3491:
He brought so much pure & simple laughter to all who watched him. A true master in his field. I feel badly for future generations who will never experience true laghter.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3492:
Barney Fife was the best, there will never be another show like The Andy Griffith Show.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3493:
From Fife to Furley Don Knotts was a master of pure comic belly laughs! Comedy took a direct hit with his passing.Pure and simple laughs were his forte not the nasty, naughty, and filthy comedy as we know it today. Thank god for TV Land and DVD so that future generations will know there is laugh without filth and comedic talent without foul language! RIP Barney your Badge is now retired!
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3494:
I felt like I lost a family member when I heard about the passing of Barney Fife. Don Knotts was the best, and him and Andy complimented each other so well. It was a pleasure growing up with the Andy Griffith Show, and still watch it to this day. God Bless Don's family and good friend Andy.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3495:
As long as the "Andy Griffith Show" is shown in re-runs, future generations will have the opportunity to know what a comic genius Don Knotts will forever be.
There will never be another comedian like Don. He brought such warmth and love to every character he ever portrayed. I am so grateful that I am able in my lifetime to have the priviledge of watching Don and Andy Griffith share their love for each other and the characters they portrayed on screen. I make it a point to watch the "Andy Griffith Show" everynight before I go to bed. It helps me to sleep better when I know that I can go to a safe place like Mayberry in my dreams. I have Don and Andy to thank for that.
Don and Andy and their families are in my prayers now and always. God Bless them.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3496:
Don Knotts brought joy to my life. A bit of joy will forever be gone. Thank you Barney.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3497:
Go ahead deputy, you can put your bullet in now. And don't worry Mr. Furley, we'll try to keep the noise down.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3498:
I thought Don was a so funny as the dumb founded landlord in Three's Company. You can now work on your skits and open up at the Heavenly Theatre with John Ritter.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3499:
don and andy always bring joy and a smile to me and I will never forget them for that god bless them both Ilove to watch the show as much as I can thanks for the laughs
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3500:
We need more of Andy on tv please tv land help us out may you rest in peace Barney
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3501:
Nip It Barney you were the Best you will never be forgetten God bless you
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3502:
When I think of the sad passing I hear the harmonica as he leads the dynamite filled goat out of town.The best final scene ever!
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3503:
thank the good lord above for sharing such genius with us. He will be greatly missed, but will be in our hearts forever, Fans forever Kathy, Sara, Hunter, Hollie, Harley and Honey1
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3504:
I want to be just like barney when i grow up.
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3505:
No matter what, Don Knotts always had Barney Fife in his character.He will live on as a legend, and as a tremendous success as an actor and a primetime comedian. We all will miss Don...
March 12, 2006 - Msg 3506:
Thank you Don for always bringing me so much laughter and also when my grandchildren grow up that they are able to enjoy your humor as well.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3507:
My family and friends, all agree we love the Andy Griffith Show. Even the small kids. Don Knotts was a wonderfully funny man, and will be loved by millions for years to come. Thanks Don and Andy for the laughs and time out from the real world. God bless you and your families. Don Knotts will be missed greatly.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3508:
Don you were the greatest person every I LOVE the Andy Griffith show i have like 22 episodes on dvd whenever im in the dumps i put one in and you always cheer me up one of my favorite episodes was when you went to buy a car with your life saveings of $500. I will never forget you Don YOU ARE NUMBER 1
Austin Leigh Martin
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3509:
Read alla Barney: "FRIENDS, now, lemme tell ya 'bout Don, now Don was just an a amazing guy, now when I tell you how amazing he was, you just ain't gonna believe it..."
To say we'll miss Don is such an understatement. We've loved him as Barney, and all the Universal Film characters - ATTA BOY LUTHER! Thanks for making my life a little brighter. - Alison
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3510:
Barney will be missed. He was definitely one of the greatest. Pure and Natural, huh Andy!!!
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3511:
THEY SAY IN LIFE YOU WALK THRU THIS WORLD ONLY FOR A BRIEF TIME AND DON KNOTTS MADE THE WALK THAT WE WILL NOT FORGET THANKS TO TVLAND RERUNS OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. ANDY SHOWWD THE LOVE HE HAD FOR DON ON LARRY KING AND THATS WHY THEY WERE SO GOOD TOGETHER. GOD BLESS DON AND ANDY FOR A JOB WELL DONE....G L CHERRY
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3512:
A few years ago my family and I were at MGM Studios at Disney World. Don Knotts was there to put his handprints in the cement and afterward he was interviewed and the audienced asked him questions. As he finished answering a question I couldn't help my self and yelled - ATTA BOY LUTHER! which got him very tickled. He then went on to express how much he loved making the movie:The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. He was a wonderful man and my family and I will miss him! Jeff
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3513:
Don Knotts was, and still is, tops!
We'll miss you Don!
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3514:
My favorite Barney scene was when he attempted to recite the preamble ...the way he mussed his hair. But after Andy had practically recited it for him, Barney was still proud at the end, convinced that he had memorized the entire thing. My other favorite was when Barney testified about how Andy was incompetent to the newspaper reporter. But he eventually realized what a great friend and sheriff Andy really was. It was one of Don's truly great serious scenes and showed his wonderful versitility.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3515:
I really can't think of my favorite scenes, because I liked them all. Don and Andy complimented each other so well there will never be a team like that again. Thanks for all the laughs. I enjoy watching each and every one of the shows, and continue to watch. Thanks for all the laughter, and God Bless. Kathy
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3516:
Sadly, Don Knotts is gone, but Barney Fife will live on forever in DVDs and especially, in all our hearts. Thanks for 45 years of laughs! Scooter
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3517:
Now you and Aunt Bea can be together in Heaven, forever, together. Tell Floyd and Gomer hello for us, Don.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3518:
Until we meet again my friend, you were my hero. I will miss you, but never forget you. X1
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3519:
He was truly a comical genius. He was great in whatever part he acted in. My favorite movie of
his is "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" He was truly one-of-kind.
I will miss him very much!!
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3520:
He was truly a comical genius. He was great in whatever part he acted in. My favorite movie of
his is "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" He was truly one-of-a-kind.
I will miss him very much!!
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3521:
He was truly a comical genius. He was great in whatever part he acted in. My favorite movie of
his is "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" He was truly one-of-a-kind.
I will miss him very much!!
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3522:
Don, You will always be remebered. I've always wanted to live the Mayberry life. You will be missed by all. You made my life happier and I thank you for that. Thanks for all the laughs.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3523:
Goodbye, Barney...The Christmas story still makes me cry. Marty Conrad, wyo.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3524:
Don Knotts was the greatest. No matter how down in the dumps I was he could always make me forget my worries and laugh if just for a while. He will be missed. One of a kind.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3525:
Don was one in a million. I am so thankful that there are re-runs of the Andy Griffith show. Losing Don was like losing a member of my family. He was very special and he will be missed greatly. He was the best and there will never be another actor or comedian like him. Cindy
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3526:
Barney Fife, ah yes we remember the pure simple comedy he gave us. I will never forget the "let me take him out back Andy." What a wonderful man and I am sure the angels are enjoying his antics. We will NEVER have another man like him. Go in Peace Don.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3527:
What a funny and talented man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. The earth's loss is heaven's gain.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3528:
Like many have said there is never going to be a another Barney Fife. He had a talent no one else had.
R.I.P. Deputy Barney Fife
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3529:
Dom Knotts will be missed but not forgotten!
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3530:
Don Knotts will be missed but not forgotten, my prayers are with his family. And I know how hard it is to losse someone you love.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3531:
I have been a Don Knott's fan for many years. Barney was my favorite character that he played. No one, besides my husband, ever made me laugh like "Barney". Because my husband and I have the same sense of humor, We both love The Andy show.We can watch the same episodes over and over and laugh again and again. I have never met Don Knotts personally, but I would've liked to sit on the front porch and talk to him about "one thing and then another". I know he is truly in the Lord's care, and I like to think that he's gone "uptown to get a bottle-o-pop", and this comes from my heart. I have so many favorite episodes,like the one where he was dressed as a mannequin and when he was the Indian chief in the play not to mention the choir episodes.I could go on and on. I can't think of Don Knotts without smiling. He will always be alive to me. He will always be our "Mr.Fixit".Lisa Mailloux(Weare,N.H.)
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3532:
I had a rough time when my Mother died.
When I was sad and lonely, Barney and Andy consoled me day and night. I will never forget them. Reading that Don Knotts had died was like learning of the death of a dear friend.
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3533:
God Bless you Bernie....
March 13, 2006 - Msg 3534:
I first read of Don Knott's death on my birthday, and I was so saddened. Don playing Barney was a work of a genius. When I needed to get away from my problems, I would watch Andy and Barney. I am a collector of Mayberry trivia and I will treasure my collection always. The show had such true values and taught important lessons and I hope that future generations will continue watching, and hopefully learn from it. God Bless You Don Knotts and your family. Thank you for all the laughs, the joy and the priviledge to have been a fan of yours for years and will continue to be. You will always be alive in our hearts as we continue to watch The Andy Griffith Show. Thanks for the memories. Judy
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3535:
Bernard Milton/Oliver/P Fife, almost descendant of Duncan Phyfe - you were the seasoning for the Andy Griffith Show. Mayberry lost its flavor when you went away. Trouble checks will never be the same. If you see Mrs. Bendlemright in Heaven, help her find her veloose. God bless you, Don Knotts. We'll miss you. (Wouldn't you just know his name would be Don?)
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3536:
Barney, you're so swaave and know just about everything there is to know about girls! God Bless and thanks for the greatest show of all time. When I die I want to go to Mayberry. Susan
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3537:
Every once in a while magic occurs between characters in a television show or a movie. It goes far beyond the acting capability of the talent and I really believe it's actual chemistry between people. Don Knotts and Andy Griffith had that chemistry. Todays production companies could learn a great lesson from shows like the Andy Griffith Show. Not a curse word was ever spoken. No violence ever occurred and above all else the show was not only entertaining but spiritual as well.
God bless you Don and Andy and thanks for all the simple life lessons learned all presented in a classy manner.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3538:
Don passed away one week after my precious Dad...I know heaven shines much brighter now with these two fine gentlemen there, and I'm sure they're making the angels smile with their kindness, warmth and love.
God bless Don and my Dad. They are both greatly missed, but will never be forgotten.
joan in NC
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3539:
Having just had the opportunity to get the first season of The Andy Griffith Show on DVD, I've seen the early episodes for the first time. Don is as funny in them as the later ones maybe he is remembered for. My kids, wife and I never tire of watching them. Don Knotts is, was and will always be a "classic."
David in OH
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3540:
i just bought season 5 of the andy griffith show 2 days before don knotts passing. it was the final season for him on that show. it was so ironic to have purchased that last season just before his death. he was a true comic genius and andy was ultimate set up man for him. there is a small town near where i live that reminds me of mayberry. when i go there memories always come flooding back to me of the 46 years ived watched that program. god bless to all the cast that gave us and still do the perfect retreat from this stressful world. mayberry mayberry usa. jim wi
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3541:
I am a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Don Knott's hometown. We were all very proud that Don was our "Native Son" and celebrate his accomplishments. After so much success in Hollywood, Don never forgot where he was from. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, Mr. Knotts, we'll never forget you.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3542:
Don Knotts made this world a whole lot better to live in. The escape of every day pressure just melted away when you heard the opening whistling song, and the next thirty minutes you would just sit and smile. The cast knew how too truly make you feel just right. Thanks for sharing your sense of being with all of us. Don & Andy truly knew how too entertain, the good old wholesome type of entertainment that is so rare. God Bless Don, Andy and everyone else that was part of that special show. Kathy H.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3543:
Don was truly "the love of my life". I met him twice. The second time I met him I got to go on the stage and kiss him twice. I will always cherish that wonderful memory. Lauren G.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3544:
March 14, 2006-Msg3543: The world is a little less happy without Don Knotts. He made comedy clean and wholesome. I love all the Andy Griffith Show episodes, however the 1st 5 seasons are truly special because of Mr. Knotts. I feel like I have lost a friend. It is always sad when we lose another character on the greatest show of all time. I hope the rest are with us a long, long time. I love you guys. (Bill Campbell)
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3545:
I grew up with you and you taught me well.I will always remember you,and the rest gone by,,, Mark Bailey,,
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3546:
He was a good man, with an extreme talent of making people laugh.He will be missed by many.-Barney's #1 fan.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3547:
Winkin tell Blinkin to tell Nod to tell Barney-- Don we luv you and we'll miss you !!! The Doster Family
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3548:
What a wonderful man...the high point in my life was the 2 times I got to meet and chat with him, I will never forget it. He was so down to earth...it was like chatting with a friend. I love you and miss you but I am so glad that generations to come will be able to enjoy the reruns as we are all doing right now. Rest in peace.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3549:
What a timeless blessing your work will always be. Thanks from the Foelker family.
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3550:
He was NATURALLY funny, which cannot be said of all comedians. He didn't have to force it. And he and Tim Conway were WONDERFUL together!
Many happy memories! :>
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3551:
Don, thank you for all the hearty laughs and wonderful memories you have given to my family and millions of your fans!!! "You know, I miss Barney" (Aunt Bee); "I do too; Mmm, I guess there's just the one Barney Fife" (Andy); "Yes" (Aunt Bee) Aren't we glad that Barney came to Mayberry, stayed awhile, and gave us such great memories. To all of us there will always be only one Barney Fife. May the LORD bless the Knotts family in this time of grief. The Adamson family
March 14, 2006 - Msg 3552:
forever a fan of DON..and the whole ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW!
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3553:
Don, the good Lord had plans for Barney Fife and The Andy Griffith Show to be a part of America's Heritage. He created you for that job. No one else could or ever will be able to do such spectacular work. That goes for the entire cast as well. I had the pleasure of meeting you on a few occasions. I truly appreciated your generosity and taking time out with your fans. May the Lord bless you. You've done your duties here on earth. God bless.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3554:
DON KNOTS AND ANDY GRIFFITH WERE A PART OF MY CHILDHOOD. IT WAS FUN GROWING UP AND WATCHING ANDY'S SHOW. I STILL WATCH RE-RUNS ONCE IN A WHILE BECAUSE IT'S NICE TO SLIP BACK IN THE TIMES WHEN LIFE WAS JUST A LITTLE MORE SIMPLE. GOOD CLEAN ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE FAMILY. DON KNOTS WAS QUITE THE CHARACTER AND BROUGHT A LOT OF LAUGHS TO FAMILY NIGHTS IN FRONT OF THE T.V. THANK GOD FOR DON KNOTTS AND RE-RUNS. R.I.P. BARNEY
LAS VEGAS, NV
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3555:
I miss him already! He brought so much happiness and joy to everyone. My favorite was Barney. And I also love his movies like The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. The best. May God Bless you, Don.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3556:
March 15, 2006 (Ruben Ernesto Tijerino Garcia via Nicaragua) Don Knotts is one of the greatest stick men of his time and the present. He is funny, charming and it has been a pleasure to watch him on Television all these years. Thank you Mr. Knotts for making my years as an immigrant more entertaining. I spent many hours watching you on the Andy Griffith show learning how to speak English.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3557:
"HE WILL BE MISSED!!
DON KNOTTS WAS ONE OF THE BEST OF HIS TIME."
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3558:
THE ANDY GIFFITH WAS HIS BEST SHOW
HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US....
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3559:
The Andy Griffith show was, and still is, great family entertainment!!! They don't make em' like that anymore. I was saddened to hear of Mr. Knott's passing. He will be sorely missed.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3560:
The day Andy Griffith went color was the day this country started to decline. Barney Fife (Don Knotts) was the greatest t.v. character there will ever be.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3561:
I've been watching and enjoying The Andy Griffith Show for most of my life. I still record several episodes each day. They are as good now as they were when they first aired. Andy, Barney, and the original cast are my all time favorite characters. Mayberry still lives in my home!
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3562:
As Andy put it "You beat all Barney -You know that? You beat all!
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3563:
March 15, 2006 - As Barney Fife, Don Knotts created one of the most beloved television series characters of all time. He had the ability to make Barney arrogant, scatterbrained, cowardly, yet truly lovable, at the same time. All of us have known people, who fit Barney's description. May God bless you, Don. Heaven's denizens could use the laughter. r.p.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3564:
I love the Andy Griffith Show. On my days off i sit with my lunch and spend some time in Mayberry via a VCR or DVD player. It saddens me now to watch and realize that Barney is now gone. Barney made the show. Thanks for the laughs. CK
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3565:
Don Knotts was so funny on the Andy Griffith Show. That's all I remember him of. I think about him when I think of the Andy Griffith Show. Thanks for the laughs Barney! We'll Miss you!
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3566:
We are sure gonna miss you BARN! We'll be watching you on dvd or TV land EVERY day.
YOUR BEST FRIEND BD
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3567:
I cried when I heard Don Knotts had left us. Barney Fife was simply one of the best realized comic characters, ever. How could you help but love the man? May he keep the pleasant streets of Heaven safe from small-time swindlers, jaywalkers and litterbugs forever.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3568:
From Barney Fife to Mister Furley...from "Hot Lead and Cold Feet" to the 'Apple Dumpling Gang'...to Les on 'Matlock'....Don was a comic genius and a very underrated actor. Gonna miss ya, Luther! God Bless ya for the joyus legacy you've left behind...
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3569:
When my friends are calling me to say they are sorry to hear "Barney Fife" died, I truely realized what a hard core Don Knotts fan I am. Goodnight my friend...
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3570:
i tell ya what i am the biggest barney fife fan there is and i can only think of great things about don knotts he was funny quirky and just plain simple himself.you were fun don and we love ya.
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3571:
Welcome sweet springtime we great thee in sououououng...
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3572:
Nita... WauaNita, La da da de da do da dum
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3573:
Oh my Barney, Oh my Barney, had a jail and couldn't lock it had one bullet for his pistol had to keep it in his pocket...
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3574:
Pipe down Otis!
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3575:
Mayberry Union High !
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3576:
Thelma Lou... You're the Cats!
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3577:
You beat everything, you know that?
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3578:
What...? I didn't hear a baby cry...
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3579:
I am so glad I got to see Don Knotts as Barney even if it was reruns. He was one of the best parts of the show! :)
March 15, 2006 - Msg 3580:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH .
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3581:
A part of my childhood died when Don knotts died. To borrow a quote from TV Land.. Don Knotts was the sum and substance of Mayberry
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3582:
PICK A LOCK!! PICK A LOCK!! OTIS!!
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3583:
Don was a true comical treasure. He will be remembered for pioneering the "Barney" character that most sit com comedic actors call on for inspiration. His body of work is as entertaining today as it was fifty years ago. Thank you TV Land for understanding how important the Mayberry family is to us and please keep it coming!
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3584:
Here's a good quote from Barney Fife: "Well, like they say, the quality of mercy is not strained. It dropeth as the gentle rain from heaven."
For about 46 years now, the humor of "The Andy Griffith Show" has dropped like the gentle rain from heaven.
Thank you to everyone who had anything to do with that wonderful show. God bless Don Knotts for his outstanding body of work. I love "The Andy Griffith Show."
Mark from Stewartville, Minn.
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3585:
Nip it! Nip it in the Bud!
Farewell Mayberry's finest, you will be greatly missed
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3586:
so now the pain
it falls like rain
your loss we will neve sustain
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3587:
Goodnight sweet "Barney."
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3588:
i am so sorry thats all i know to say because life and time is all that can make this feelin gof loss pass....
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3589:
In Message 3584 above, I believe I misspelled a word. The correct spelling should be "droppeth," not "dropeth." I'm sure Miss Crump would have caught that mistake. Thanks again, Don Knotts, for all the memories and all the joy you brought us through Barney Fife.
Mark from Stewartville, Minn.
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3590:
Farwell Don Knott's
i saw your picture in morgantown High Schools yearbook and i know your neice mrs. Friend at South
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3591:
As a policeman who had once shot himself in the leg while putting my gun in my holster. I knew Barney would understand, thanks for the laughs Don.
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3592:
I grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show and now share the re-run episodes with my children. They love the show as I do and can tell the difference in the quality television of years past compared to now. My 7yr old son asked me if Andy was as sad as we were that Barney had died and I assured him Andy was sad, just as we all are. Thank you Don, for sharing your life with all of us. Blaylocks, Troutdale, Oregon
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3593:
he was a good person and lost good buddy.farwell don knott
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3594:
DON WAS THE BEST PLAYR IN MOVIES! FORM LUKE
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3595:
I give thanks to God for a great actor in Don Knotts,He was a actor who didn't swear in he's films,He allways gave a great laugh in all his films...God has taken you to Paradise,Goodbye for now Don,look forward to seeing you again...To your family,thanks for letting Don do what he does best...Making people laugh...Our love & prayers to you his family...The Setchell Family of Guildford NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA
March 16, 2006 - Msg 3596:
I've been a lifelong fan! He will be greatly missed! Atta Boy, Luther!
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3597:
Aunt Bee, Floyd, Helen, Otis, Howard, Earnest T. and all the other actors of the ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW who have passed on, welcomed Barney home to Mayberry Heaven. Don Knotts made this world a better place with all the laughter and joy he gave, as Barney and also as himself. That joy and laughter will continue for generations to come and will always be a comfort and blessing for all. God Bless You Don Knotts and family. Gomer says "hey". Don
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3598:
i love ya'll for all the love you have shown for Don's passing.....
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3599:
As Andy looked at Barney on that lazy Sunday after Church while they waited for Mrs. Lesh to deliver Barney's first car...."You're a fine son, Barn"! You were truly a "fine son" and we shall miss you greatly indeed....The Grays in Tennessee.
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3600:
"Gomer, get down there with them spiders" (Barney while trying to repair the Bandstand).
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3601:
There is really nothing to add to the fact that this was one of the best show's ever, and still is today.Don was the best part of the show.
We will miss you Barney.Hope Juanita is there
to here the rooster crow again. Bless you .
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3602:
Barney will be greatly missed. The world was just a better place with you in it. God Bless all he left behind. A fan forever Kathy
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3603:
Forever in our hearts, Don Knotts will forever shine in the heavens
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3604:
March 17, 2006 Msg3601: Barney will sadly be missed by young, old, and yet to be born fans. Barneyism are part of Americana. Barney was always telling his fellow and lady Marberryians to nip it in the bud. Barney Fife and his infamous bullet in the pocket have fired their final salute. God Bless Don "AKA Barney Fife" Knotts. From All The Goobers in Lincolnton, NC.
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3605:
March 17, 2006 Msg3604-Before Don "Barney Fife" Knotts gets his wings? You can rest assured that St. Peter will not be inviting his to sing in the Heavenly choir. As Thelma Lou reminded us in the episode in which Barney sang in the chorus, I love him but Barney can't sing. May your Heavenly voice be full of joyful psalms of praise and Thanksgiving throughout enternity. Through your earthy presence is gone, you will live on in Heaven via enternal life and on earth thanks to reruns on television. You will sadly missed.
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3606:
Bernard P. Fife, a character never to be duplicated - A real credit to comedy! There's not a day goes bye when I don't compare my life with an Andy Griffith episode. "I hope Heaven to be another Mayberry", MY HOME TOWN!
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3607:
Don you brought so much joy and laughter to me and my family. It was great to see such wit and charm on tv. Barney is and will forever be the best character on tv. You'll be forever missed. God Bless you and your family.
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3608:
Thank you Don Knotts for bringing us Barney and MANY years of laughs and happiness in all you did. Back to the days of the Ghost and Mr. Chicken, How to Frame a Fig etc. you will always be THE GREATEST!! Your family has my prayers for the lonely place that is left in your passing and may you and the great work you did always live on in the reruns. Tennessee
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3609:
The situation comedy doesn't have the same respect as motion picture comedies, but Don Knotts was on a par with Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Stan Laurel, not to mention the best work of Jerry Lewis, Jack Lemmon and Peter Sellers. We were priviliged...Jensen Orthopedic Shoes Chapter, TAGSRWC
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3610:
with the grief i feel for the passing of you, Mr. Knotts, also comes the joy that you shared, so unselfishly, your life with all of us that will hold you highest regards. we wouldn't grieve if we hadn't loved. rest in peace, at the right hand of the Lord.
March 17, 2006 - Msg 3611:
Thanks to ALL of the Mayberry family, where ever they may be. Many hours have been spent watching GOOD, CLEAN tv in my house. There will never be another Barney, Andy, Otis,Floyd, Aunt Bee, Opie--We will forever miss ya,Barn!
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3612:
Thanks Don for all the laughs and wonderful times. The fifester rocks!
When you're feeling gloomy
and life's got you down
just remember you've got friends
in a special little town
Mayberry has the people
that will make you smile
so kick off your shoes
and stay a while
You'll nip it in the bud
with good ole Barney Fife
who will give you a lesson
on almost anything in life
Sheriff Taylor is the man
who knows right from wrong
and when he's not too busy
he'll sing you a song
Opie's his son
whom we love to adore
we share in his adventures
but we always want more
When we start to get hungry
we think of motherly Aunt Bea
except for pickles
her cooking is for me
And if your car needs fixin
there's Gomer and Goob
who'll be more than happier
to give it a lube
You can also visit Floyd
to slow down your day
he'll clip your hair
with very little to pay
So when you want to get away
to some place that is merry
all you have to do
is visit Mayberry
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3613:
Don Knotts was, and always will be one of the greatest comedic talents we have ever known. Eventhough we have all seen the same episodes hundreds of times they still make us laugh like we are seeing them for the first time. Don is one of the first people that I want to meet in Heaven and I hope he is either in his uniform or the "old salt & pepper suit." You will be greatly missed...
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3614:
'Bye, Bernie. Our love for you is as enduring as your own legend. There could never be another Bernard P. Fife. And we can't forget you....
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3615:
thanks for the laghfs barn.Praying for your family and Andy Griffith
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3616:
we will never forget you barn
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3617:
John 3:16 for God so love the world that gave His only begottin Son that whosover belivith on Him shall not parish but have ever lasting life.
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3618:
we will miss, but not forget you!
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3619:
From Barney Fife to Mr Furley, you had us by our heart, and you will missed very much!
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3620:
Message 3612 says it all. Very nice.
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3621:
I grew up watching re-runs with my dad. I loved Barney Fife at the age of 10 years old and today i still watch the show all the time. Currently i am in Iraq and when i am down over here, i put in the Andy Griffith Show to bring my spirits up. God bless Don Knotts, the best comedian to walk the face of the earth.
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3622:
I'm 55. I grew up watching TAGS. Thank you for being part of my life, if only in TV. May you rest in eternal peace.
March 18, 2006 - Msg 3623:
You were a big part of my life growing up, Don. The 60s comedy movies, as well as the Andy Griffith show, all give me happy memories. Thank you for enriching our lives with your talent and life.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3624:
I couldn't say it any better than message 3612--thank you for organizing my thoughts. God Bless You!
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3625:
Simply Put: Don Knotts was a True Hero.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3626:
The antics of Barney and even Opie have helped shape who “Santa Claus” is himself, (more on that later). Opie and I were close in age and when I watched Opie and Andy "nervous" about their dance skills, why they helped ME prepare for my school dance and other live events. And I loved Don Knotts’ portrayal of Barney so much, that it’s given me as a public speaker, the motivation in my own comedic work now, as I perform in national TV ads as Santa. When I speak all year, sporting a full white beard and Santa clothing, I enlighten my audience that there is ONE Santa-Approved “Best” TV show ever created and it's the Andy Griffith Show. I explain that at the North Pole we use satellite-TV, and Santa always watches America's most loved show. In Dec 05, when I appeared in TV ads with Garth Brooks for Wal-Mart toy sales, my love of Don Knotts’ work kept inspiring my own comedic slant as Santa. So... Mr Knotts, Goodbye to you my entertainment mentor; you were valuable in creating a loving Mayberry, a witty America, and a kinder Universe. Bye from Santa-Ricky Baldwin.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3627:
andy griffith show no!!! it should be the don knotts show
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3628:
Watching Don Knotts and Andy Griffith play off of each other was like watching a magic act. The magic between the two can never be matched. Thanks for all the laughs and warm memories. You will be missed! Kathy H.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3629:
If I had a penny for every time you made me smile,
and a nackel for every time you made me laugh,
I'd be the richest man in mayberry.
On second thought, I beleive I am.
Thanks for all of it, Don, R.I.P. - B.A.P.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3630:
Go to FindaGrave.com
Click on most popular searches.
Leave a tribute there.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3631:
I moved away from my hometown many years ago, but when I watch Barney, I always go home again.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3632:
no doubt one of the greatest
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3633:
When I was very young, every afternoon I would sit in my dad's lap to watch the double epesodes of "The Barney and Andy Show", as I called it. Barney was always my favorite. It didn't matter the situation he would make me laugh. My dad said, and I agree, after some one spends so much time in your living room, he becomes a good friend. Well, Don became one of my best friends. Everybody needs a friend like Barney in their living room !!
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3634:
It is like part of our family died and we feel sad. Just imagine the impact of one TV show on so many of us. Don Knotts, you will be missed and our thoughts are with your family.
March 19, 2006 - Msg 3635:
i'm 52yrs and i've seen alot of actors pass on, but the passing of don knotts jolted me some. the andy griffith show means so much to me, and the thing is i can't explain it. as long as andy and don were still alive i felt the show was to. andy himself is not going to be around much longer and i don't want to see that day come either. if there was ever a show that deserved to be show in heaven, the andy griffith show would be it. god bless don knotts.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3636:
I grew up watching The Andy and Don on the Andy Griffith Show and now my children watch and love it. It was the best show ever shown on TV. We have lost a member of the family with the passing of Don Knotts. Don we love you and you will truly be missed. Brian, Sam & Noah (Rose Hill, NC)
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3637:
We love you Andy and Don. Thank You for everything.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3638:
There's just the one Barney Fife.He will be missed . He made that show .I met Doug Dillard and saw them in concert a month or so before Don passed .The whole night was about the Andy Griffith Show. It was great.Sad now that He's gone.But the show lives on and on.I'm in Frankfurt Germany watching it on the internet,got to have my daily Andy Griffith.Love You Don...
Tom "Goober" Anderson
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3639:
don will be missed iwatched him for 27years ill still watch the reruns thoiugh ieven the dvds
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3640:
I like seeing you on the Andy Griffith show.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3641:
WHEN I HEARD THAT DON KNOTTS PASSED AWAY I CRIED
AS IF I LOST A FAMILY MEMBER.
I LOVE THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW AND THE BEST ONES ARE THE ONES WITH BARNEY.
ALMOST ALL I WATCH IS THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW.
MR.DON YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3642:
There would never be another cute barney(don knotts) and a funny commedian like him we all miss him very much we would remember him from his funny personality and everything. when i heard Don knotts passed away I started watching him until I had to go back to school. Goodbye Don knotts. We all love you......R.I.P.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3643:
I love the andy griffeth show alot and three's company
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3644:
Don Knotts was a genius when it came to comedy. I doubt there will be another like him. He and the rest of the cast of TAGS really "clicked" together, like no other show. Ditto on Message 3635. He will be greatly missed. Goodbye, and God Bless.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3645:
We had the priviledge of meeting Don in Nashville, Tn. a couple of years ago at the Mayberry Reunion and I can remember waiting in line at the autograph signing event and hearing the event person tell everyone that Don would probably not be signing autographs long and not to ask him questions, etc... When we got to Don, he was so kind to us, hugging my wife and poising for a picture with her, and signing everything in our hands. We went away so impressed with his kindness.....He just made our whole year! By the way, Don was signing autographs 3 hours later! The Andy Griffith Show and all the cast are the way I want to remember America, the real America. God bless you Don, Andy, and all the cast. Philip & Stephney. Sardis City, Al.
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3646:
Thanks for the Video, Don:
March 20, 2006 - Msg 3647:
Don Knotts you were simply the best thank you for sharing your talent with us. d taylor Mississippi
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3648:
As long as the re-runs are still playing we will all have chance to re visit our mermories of Don Knotts. He was just plain funny and still is no matter how many times you watch his movies or on Andy Griffith's show! Sheryl in Mcdonough
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3649:
barney you were the best GRANT
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3650:
As my Pastor (who is a huge Andy Griffith Show fan himself) said this weekend, Don Knotts may be gone, but Barney Fife lives on........Keep those reruns coming!!
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3651:
After hours and hours of re-runs we've seen, well I don't know dozens of times, we never grow tired of Don Knotts and Andy Griffith. The teamwork was rare and will likely never be repeated again. Thanks for all the great memories that still live on with us today.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3652:
As a 34 year old father of 2 I am happy to be able to watch TAGS with my kids. My son who is 8 even appreciates the good moral message that all of the episodes have. Our society would be so much better if more parents introduced their children to Andy & Barney. My prayer is that this world would somehow find It's Way Back to Mayberry!
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3653:
Thanks Don for all the great times. From Mike in KC
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3654:
My dear buddy Barney...Who could ever forget him. That show was and still is my favorite show of all times. Barney truly made that show. He will be missed dearly. I am so glad that I purchased all the episodes and can watch him anytime I want. Don Knotts...a true entertainer you were. Thanks for all the laughs...God Bless you Forever. J. Faiz Orlando, Fl.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3655:
I met Don Knotts personnally in 1996 in Winston Salem, N.C. at a Mayberry Cast Reunion, when I shook his hand it brought tears to my eyes. He was and always will be the greatest comedic actor that ever lived. Al "MR. MAYBERRY" GANDOLFI, Cocoa, Florida.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3656:
Don was simply the best. He will be greatly missed.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3657:
The mark man leaves on life is measured by the amount of friends he has. Don Knotts, as seen here was a very rich man and left an unimaginable mark. His legacy will be studied by up and coming actors and actresses but no one may never find that one true ingrediant that Don had, being himself on and off the stage. To Don, his roles appeared easy but the knack for perfection is what he strived for. As everyone has said, Barney you'll be missed but never forgot! Good job -Mayberry One, over and out!
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3658:
March 21,2006. Five Emmys for his work on the Andy Griffith Show says it all. Don was one of the best comics of this or any other generation. His talents will be sorely missed. My wife and I feel like we have lost a very close friend. But Don left an enormous body or work and he will live on through the shows and movies he worked in as his legacy. I can see Don,now. At the Pearly Gates. Saluting Saint Peter. "Deputy Barney Fife reporting for duty,SIR!" Long live Barney Fife. Long live The Andy Griffith Show.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3659:
Mr. Knotts, you are the greatest. Thank You so much for the laughs and warm memories.We will all miss you. May God bless and keep you.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3660:
You're the greatest! You have brought so much joy and laughter to so many. You will be missed.
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3661:
As Aunt Bee said at the end of episode # 212 "I'm going to miss Barney." Me too, Aunt Bee, me too.
I hope you are enjoying chatting again with Frances, Howard, Aneta, Hal and all the other greats that went on to Mayberry Heaven before you. I love you Don! Thank you for bringing such joy and laughter to my life.
Carol Sue Kidd
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3662:
Don, you were a pleasure to meet and will be miss very much, will try to keep your memory alive.
JB of Ohio
March 21, 2006 - Msg 3663:
WHETHER YOU WERE DON OR BARNEY,
YOU MADE US SMILE.
WE COULD FORGET ALL OUR WORRIES
FOR JUST A WHILE.
RE-RUN AFTER RE-RUN
I NEVER GET BORED
YOU WERE "THE ACTOR"
THE ONE I ADORED.
I CRIED WHEN I HEARD OF YOUR PASSING..
WE WILL MISS YOU SO...JANET NEVILLE...MARIETTA, OHIO
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3664:
You are SO SWEET and we love you!! I will always treasure the innocence of your personality and the love of laughter you have left me with. I know as you entered Heaven on that day--God and all his angels smiled!!!
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3665:
over here in Germany people don't know Don because the A.G.S. was not on air. i am a huge fan since watching the show in the US! it's my favourite show and Don is my HERO. "...see I told you Barney Fife wouldn't let you down".
won't forget you!
Ingo - Hannover - Germany
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3666:
One of the best shows I had the pleasure of watching growing up and we still watch reruns with as much excitement as when it was new in our home. Thanks Mayberry, for a being part of a wonderful childhood. Gina and Terry Kates, SE OHIO
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3667:
I grew up in a small town in the '60s similar to Mayberry, and have always enjoyed the simplicity of that era. I was raised by the simple golden rules of life by that show, and raised my two sons in the '80s watching this wonderful, heartwarming show. My brother and I are eternal Mayberry fans, and take great joy in knowing tons of trivia. We have been to the Mayberry days in Mt Airy, NC, and I even have "Mayberry" themed parties in my home. I will miss Barney forever...he was the best!!!
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3668:
I loved Barney. Actually we loved this show some much we named each of our pets after a character on the show. I watch everyday I am home to catch it. Bought a collection of the shows on DVD. Such a great show, so down to earth, with good morals and values. Mayberry was an ideal town, Barney was a big part of that. We'll miss you Barney, but you live on in the great show you were a big part of!
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3669:
Just the thought of your name makes my heart smile. Thanks for a lifetime of laughs Mr. Knotts.
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3670:
there will never be a nother guy like Don Knotts. thanks for the laghf's
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3671:
Barney was the greatest tv character of all time! Andy Griffith is a class act. We have lost a giant and it saddens so many
March 22, 2006 - Msg 3672:
The Andy Griffith Show is truely the best show of all time and it's because of Barney. To me Seinfeld is the funniest of all time but there's something about Andy and Barney(it's called chemistry) that make Andy Griffith the one show I could and will watch forever. Thanks Barn and Ang!
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3673:
I had most of the episodes of TAGS on tapes. Thank goodness for DVDs. Whenever I am a little down I can always pop one in and let Barney and Andy and the gang take me to that special place I find in Mayberry. Thank you Don Knotts for going back to New York to try your hand at acting a second time. You brought so much joy to so many.