March 23, 2006 - Msg 3674:
You're the cats Don.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3675:
Your sense of humor, your kindness and your heart will always be with us for ever and ever.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3676:
Don Knotts was the "main person" in our family .We (my family)watched him every single day even if it's stormy outside and the cable messed up we watch taped reruns . We HAVE to FACE IT we were and still are in love with Don . Not only was he a role model, he was a HERO of the Town Mayberry . I'm proud to say I'm 12 years old and I have watched Him since I knew what was happening.! Payton Gilchrist,Hamilton,Alabama.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3677:
'Barney' will live forever in our hearts. The Apple Dumpling Gang all of Don Knotts work is wonderful. Luther Heiggs is one of my favorites. Don is gone but will not be forgotten he lives on through his work and in our hearts.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3678:
don knotts, you made us laugh anf face our humanity as it realy is, thanks. i met don knotts once in huntsville, alabama and i was so touched that he drove himself and casualy walked into the benifit like you or i would at a family reunion. there will never be another like him. borrowing bob hope's theme, thanks don for the memories. frank strohkirch, lincoln, illinois. prayers for dons family
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3679:
I been a fan of yours since you where in No TIME FOR SERGENT.I stop watching when Barney left the show. Prays for your family. Tim HUSK WINDER GA.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3680:
YOU WAS THE BEST.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3681:
You have been an icon in my life. Humor is truly the best medicine. I would live in Mayberry if ever I was given the chance. Thank you for touching my life. Thank God for syndication and DVDs. My only regret was I never got a chance to meet you in person. Dan M. West Virginia.
March 23, 2006 - Msg 3682:
My favorite movie growing up was The Private Eyes. The timing between Don Knotts and Tim Conway is priceless and timeless!!! It's a classic I highly recommend to any fan. Farewell Don, Live on Inspector Winship!!!
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3683:
Don Knotts you will be missed by your faimly and your fans. Barney Fife was the main reason that I watched The Andy Griffith show when I was a little girl. I now have the first five seasons on DVD for my children who of course adore the character Barney Fife. I will stop at season five because without Barney the show just wasn't funny.
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3684:
I love you Barney.
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3685:
I have been a fan of Don Knotts since the Andy Griffith Show. No one could have portrayed Barney Fife as he did. You will be missed not only by me but by many others. You will long live in the memory of us all. We love and miss you.
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3686:
I'm sure you are now in heaven. And I bet it's a lot like Mayberry. The world will miss you, and the love you showed it. Angus Buckhannon WV
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3687:
Today is my 49th birthday. I thought about Barney, Andy, and Ernest T. at Mrs. Wiley's house...and it brought about a smile to my face and my heart. NO OTHER show could have done that. Barney declared "slim pickins" among the ladies at Mrs. Wileys. He told Andy they were all "dogs". He proceeded to tell Andy that "if you flew a quail through here, every woman in here would stop and point"! By far my favorite Barnism! Rest well my friend.
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3688:
The Best. Don, you will be missed. There will never be another Barney Fife.
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3689:
WHAT A GREAT ACTOR. HE WILL BE MISSED IN MY HOUSE. DON WAS THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF HIS TIME. I REALLY BELIEVE THAT !
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3690:
A class act. Heaven needed a laugh, so they called up one of the best. Well done, Don. Well done!
March 24, 2006 - Msg 3691:
May you rest next to God and bask in His glory...
May he know the gladness that you gave to so many of us. Don... Please know that God himself used you to touch so many of us. And thank you for allowing Him with such a way that only you could. Enjoy your curtain... We're still here... Just under the lights... Smiling. Feeling.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3692:
Don Knotts was one of the most underappreciated comedic talents of the 20th century. (But we Mayberry fans knew all along how good he was at creating laughter.) RIP, sir. You are missed.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3693:
for me - Don Knotts is the greatest comic
actor. there is no other actor who can
make me laugh and bring me joy like the
wonderful Don Knotts. Thankyou Don - we
loved you so much for all that joy you gave.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3694:
When I was into tv, he really made me laugh. He was a good actor.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3695:
My wife and I, who met through this web site, adopted a 6 week old Beagle on March 11th and named him "Blue" in honor of Don Knotts. We want to thank Don for all the laughs over the years. We saw him and several other cast members in Nashville about 4 years ago. The line to get an autograph from him was much longer than the others, as well it should be. We will miss him.....
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3696:
I'm sure he's still nippin it....somewhere
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3697:
Don Knotts was a very, VERY good comedian, a very talented actor, and by far the funniest man on Earth. I certianly know he will be missed by myself, and the other members of our TAGS fan club. We should all take a moment to think about how many times he has made us laugh. He is in a better place though, and the next time I'm watching Tags, I'll smile, and know that he is better off now. Thanks, Don, we miss you.- Barney's #1 fan.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3698:
I really feel speechless when trying to describe my thoughts of Don Knott's passing. It's hard to express how much he has meant to me. All the fun and laughter he has given over the years is irreplaceable. Things will just never ever be the same. I watch the episodes over and over and just feel so much better because of him. Thanks Don for all your talent.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3699:
Don i.e.Barney, You'll always remain immortal in my heart. I watch a marathon of Andy griffith shows every Sunday Morning as I cook breakfast. No choir has ever sounded sweeter than one with Barn as front man! You're boundless humor and also sensitive moments when Andy once again proved caring for a person's feelings is always most important have not only been a source of entertainment but direction for my entire life. We will miss you Don, but thanks for leaving us Bernard P. Fife!!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3700:
Don there won't ever be another comedian like you! You brought a lot of laughs to a lot of people.
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March 25, 2006 - Msg 3701:
Thank You for the Laughter Don Knotts/Barney & Thank goodness for memorex aka tapes & DVD, the laughter can live on :) you are in my heart forever !!! Hugs Barney & Family
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3702:
I love you Don!!From Barney's pals here at the YMCA! R. Rogers Raleigh, NC
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3703:
I have been a Don Knotts fan from the first episode of TAGS. His comic genius was truly a gift from God. The perfect timing, the hilarious gestures, those facial expressions can never be created by anyone else. The episodes of TAGS are still as funny now as when they first aired. The entertainment community and all of his fans have suffered an enormous loss. God Speed, Barney! You will always be loved!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3704:
Our family has greatly enjoyed The Andy Griffith Show through many, many years. It is not unusual for us still to watch an episode every day. We never tire of seeing Barney. He has brought such joy to our lives through his plain honest humor. He will be greatly missed.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3705:
Although it has been a couple of weeks now, I still can't believe that Barney Fife is dead. It feels like there has been a death in my family, because Barney has been such a big part of my life. You will be sorely missed, but continue to live in our hearts through reruns and dvd's. God bless you Don! Patty Eder
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3706:
If we are judged by the lives we have touched and made better, truly Don is wearing a crown today!! Benton Harbor, MI
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3707:
when barney left the show it was like a member of the family had passed away. We will miss you twice now. You guys made the show the only thing on tv fit to watch
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3708:
Don Knotts - Pure Genius
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3709:
Don Knotts, and Barney Fife shall live on forever in the souls of those who love him so much. Barney Fife was/is my hero, and everybody should have a hero such as him. May the thoughts of healing energy be delivered Barneys way on the wings of Angels. Forever in my soul, Reaching For Joy, Ken Prather.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3710:
Barney and Don Knotts was an ICON in my world. I liked him in all his shows. I use to live in N. Carolina and Mt Pilot and Mt Airy were the best place to be nexrt to the ocean. You will truly be missed. You will never be replaced. May you wings carry you on thru the next life. Columbus, Ohio Clint Nickell
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3711:
DON KNOTTS WAS A AUSOME ACTOR AND AUSOME MAN! HE IS MISSED BY ALL! REST IN PEACE DON! TONY CONLEY
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3712:
Atta Boy Luther!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3713:
MY HEART SANK WHEN I LEARNED OF THE PASSING OF THE GREAT DON KNOTTS. I LOVED HIS BOOK AND I WILL NEVER GIVE UP BARNEY. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE DON KNOTTS FOREVER. I WILL WATCH EVERY THING HE HAS DONE AS MANY TIMES AS I CAN. I WILL READ HIS BOOK MANY MORE TIMES. NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE. LUV U DON. OKLAHOMA NINA WHITE
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3714:
Thank you Don. Did you know you took the role of ME and every other man in the characters you played? You helped me to laugh at myself and to cherish that seed of courage in all men that ripens and seems to bud at the most inopportune times. No matter how bleak things appear, there REALLY IS a rainbow at the end of each and every show. Life takes a lesson from Barney, and I'm a better man for attending class. - Alan Johns, Alabama
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3715:
Don Knotts was and always will be my favorite actor. I intruduced my new family to the show, they have sense gotten me pictures, light switches and other items, I only hope that the show continues to show for years. I would hope the younger people take the time to be touched by his work. The world will not be the same without him. But he will live on. Ron Schall
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3716:
Thank you Mr Knotts for bringing so much happiness into my life. Some of my earliest memories are watching you on The Andy Griffith Show and I will cherish them forever. Thank you again. Ted Hill, Ohio
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3717:
Don Knotts was a gift from God to all of us. What a blessing to know that we can still watch him everyday on DVD from seasons past. Even though he is gone from this place, he will remain in our hearts. What an amazing legacy. We love you Don. Linda & Mike Cox
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3718:
My wife and I share the thoughts of losing "Barney" with millions. We will miss him and will never stop watching him on TV. There will never be another Barney Fife!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3719:
My heart is still heavy when I think of Don's passing. I've had alot of comedy favorites, including Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Andy Griffith, etc. But, no one has continually made me laugh through my life like Don(Barney). I'm 57 years old, so I watched the show from its beginnings, and I have to be honest in saying that I think I laugh just as much or more every time I watch alot of Don's scenes. They simply stand up to the test of time. Yes, Jim I agree. The Barney Fife character is probably the most hilarious character of all-time on TV. Of course, you have to give alot of credit to the writers, and to the best straight guy in the business(who also was funny himself), Andy Griffith. Don, you will never be forgotten, and you will continue to make me laugh and live in my heart until, hopefully, I get to see you again in our greater reward. Say hello to Aunt Bee, Ernest T. Bass, and all the others for me, because there is no doubt where you are. I guess the Good Lord needed a good deputy. Thanks, Don, for everything. Love, Bill Nudo, Uniontown, PA.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3720:
Whenever you seen a movie poster or marquee with "Don Knotts" on it, you could be gaurnteed a fun time of entertainment. Thank God for Don, you truly made a difference in the hearts of many. cb
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3721:
DON KNOTTS(BARNEY)- YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ME AND MY FAMILY WITH SO MUCH LAUGHTER. WE WATCH THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW REGULARLY. YOU ARE TRULY A BLESSING TO US ALL. MAY GOD BLESS AND BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3722:
Don, you touched so many lives with your amazing talent, thanks for all the laughs over the years, and thank you for gracing us with your presence.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3723:
BARNEY FIFE WAS MY HERO AND THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ACTOR THAT WILL COME CLOSE TO THE TALENT THAT HE HAD. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT ANY OTHER CHARACTER BESIDES DON KNOTTS COULD HAVE PLAYED THE PART AS WELL AS HE DID AND ANDY GRIFFITH WOULD HAVE TO ADMIT THAT BARNEY WAS THE BEST SIDEKICK IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION. I LOVED THE SHOW AND WATCHED IT EVERY CHANCE I HAD AND NOW I HAVE ALL THE COMPLETE 5 SEASONS AND SITLL LAUGH AND LOVE THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. JEAN SMITH, CARROLLTON, GA
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3724:
Thanks for the Memories!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3725:
Thanks for everything, Don. You and Barney and all of your others.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3726:
My favorite character on Andy Griffith..I was in shock when I heard the news. Thanks Don for the laughs and memories. May God Bless! Angie in OH
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3727:
i lost my husband,joey 3 years ago...he was barney in so many ways that i nicknamed him that. now, we have lost don knotts...it's sad, but thanks so much for a wonderful life!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3728:
Lord! What an icon of 20th century entertainment! There'll never be another Barney. And what about that movie "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken"!!! Don Knotts made more of an impact on some of us than any U.S. President in our lifetime. I can watch any of his flicks and laugh just as much as the first time I saw them. "Thanks Ole Buddy"
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3729:
Thanks for all the laughs Don!! You had an amazing ability to make us laugh and show pathos in the same scene!! Meeting Don and getting his autograph was a highlight of my life
Michael in Kansas
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3730:
Although Don's body gave up his spirit is still strong with all of his fans. He will be doing his favorite thing Making People Smile for many years to come. Wow what a legend of a man. Thank you Don for sharing your life with us
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3731:
The TV world will truly never be the same with the passing of Don Knotts. Modern TV can't compete with the humor and morality The Andy Griffith Show portrayed. They showed us you could be funny without being vulgar, and that you could acutally be a better person by watching them and how they handled life. Barney, we'll miss you!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3732:
Don, you were and are a true inspiration to my life. Your talent and soul brought such a humanity to the Griffith Show. Can not tell you how many laughs and smiles you brought to me and my Family throughout the years. May you indeed Rest in the Love and Warmth of Heaven's Peace. God Bless You and your Family and Friends. You are a class act. Much Love. JHA
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3733:
The passing of Don Knotts was a VERY SAD day.
He is without a doubt the funniest man of all-
time. Whenever I'm sad or depressed I just watch
TAGS on DVD which always makes me happier. The
night after his passing I watched two of his
movies "The Ghost And Mr Chicken" and "The Love
God" from the "Don Knotts Reluctant Hero Pack",
a four movie set. I strongly urge you to buy
this set. You want be disappointed. Good bye
"Fast Gun" Fife and thanks for the memories!
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3734:
I havce heard Don Knotts died last week. I will miss him. He;s in Gods hands. I have a plaque of Don in my living room . Him and Andy Griffith. I have recorded most of the show, and delight in saying-you will always be in my thoughts. When T.V. is boring -my greatest thing is to sit and watch the Andy Griffith show. I will miss you.Love and prayers to Don;s family Gloria Robillard.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3735:
I Have never even met the Man but I love him. He was just pure Fantastic. When you look at what kind of raunch comedy it takes too get a laugh now-a-days, and compare it too the always pure always innocent and always just Truly Funny talent of Don Knotts. There just is no comparison. Mr. Knotts you are an Irreplaceable Timeless Gem. God Bless You Sir. You are missed.
March 25, 2006 - Msg 3736:
I will always hold in my heart the day that my best friend and I were able to meet Don Knotts at the Mayberry Squad Car Rendezvous in Ohio in July of 1996. He gave a wonderful performance that evening, and being able to shake his hand and get his autograph made that one of the greatest days of my life. He will be missed, but he is in a much better place now. Pete Scribner, Huntington, Indiana.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3737:
To the funniest man who knows how to get gassed! A true talent! Most of the world will never understand the comic genius behind Barney Fife! God's peace to your family Mr. Knotts. J. Birdsong, Houston, TX
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3738:
I hope they never take the Andy Griffith Show Reruns off TV. Future generations will laugh at Barney Fife just as much as we did. I'm proud to be a fellow West Virginian. God bless you, Don.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3739:
There is no other show like the Andy Griffith Show. It has woven its way into the fabric of my family and friends'lives. If we have one chance at something we say, "we've got Barney's bullet." Everything that must stop, must be "nipped in the bud."
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3740:
Continued from msg 3739: and if we go out to eat we say, "want to go to Mt. Pilot for Chinese?" And if we are innocent and accused of something, it's "Huh, I just came in here for some foot powder!" I still get such indescribable joy from the show and the character of Barney since it first went on the air. What a talent Don Knotts was to have given such life to a character in a script! Over and Out, 10-4 Barn'
Nancy Smith/ Lakeland, FL
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3741:
In a life that is often far too serious, there has always been the comedic relief valve of Barney Fife. All glory to God for the gift he gave to Don Knotts, and for allowing Don to share it with the world. It's...therapettic. :-) Terry MacAlmon
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3742:
March 26, 2006 MSg 3742: Don Knotts finally Barney is in a place where he never has to "nip it" or "pick a lock" Ray Wells
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3743:
Two years ago we saw Don Knots and Tim Conway in Myrtle Beach and I am so glad we were just able to be in the same room as these two greats of "family" humor.We will miss you Don,but you will live forever on the little box in our living room.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3744:
After a bad days work, you can come home watch The Andy Griffith,& Barney is having a worse day than you could ever amagine. We all need that comic relief, to keep our blood pressure down. I've lost a huge part of myself with Dons passing. Thank god for the DVD's, & Jim Clark for helping to keep it alive.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3745:
I been watching "The Andy Griffith Show" for over 30 years - since I was old enough to know about television. I've literally seen every episode dozens of times! Andy and Barney were my "back-up" fathers and Opie was the brother I never had. Today, I watch the show with my kids and they love it. I will never forget Don Knotts and his portrayal of perhaps the finest (most distintive) character ever to be seen on TV to date. Shows like "I Love Lucy", "Sanford and Son", "All In The Family", "The Cosby Show", "Seinfeld", "Friends", etc. were "good" shows but "The Andy Griffith Show" was the best and I doubt there will ever be an equal. JK - Atlanta, GA.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3746:
you were the best...one of a kind.- a big fan
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3747:
In Barney Fife, Don Knotts created the funniest and most lovable television character that has ever been or ever will be. I must confess I cried when I heard the news of this death. There will never be another Barney Fife!
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3748:
I always looked forward to watching Barney, he would always put a smile on my face no matter what kind of mood i was in. Don Knotts will be missed, but we will all be together again someday, where the circle will never be unbroken again.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3749:
I always smile when I think of something Barney said or did on TAGS. Don was one of the precious few who could be hilarious even without trying and make you laugh through whatever he did. There will never be anyone like him.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3750:
Yesterday on Saturday, March 25, 2006, we held a memorial service for Don Knotts here in his hometown of Morgantown, WV. The service was held at his alma mater Morgantown High School where he performed his very first. It was a lovely service. Don will be missed greatly. Thanks for all the memories and laughs. There will NEVER be another Don Knotts. Rest in Peace.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3751:
Thank goodness that the networks ordered 33 episodes a year when TAGS was on the air ! Because the Don Knotts fans were treated to so many perfomances that were pure genius ! "Barney's First Car" "Andy On Trial" and "The Shoplifters" were absolutely fantastic and illustrated the brillance of this great comedic actor. What a gift we were given ! Thanks
Don Knotts !
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3752:
Gone home to Mayberry for the last time. Thank you Don for the wonderful laughs.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3753:
Don Knotts was the Dr. Seuss of comedy -- providing a wholesome contribution to the arts that is much lacking in the world today.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3754:
With Deepest sorrow in the passing of Don Knotts.
He was definataly one of the greats and will always be remembered. I loved each and every show and watched them all a million times and will cont. to watch as the years pass when i told my son he clutched his heart in disbeilf and saddness.May he rest in peace and forever remain in our hearts. thanks don for many years of happy times .your still the best to us.
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3755:
FUNNY MAN,R.I.P. Tpaula39
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3756:
Thanks, Don, for all the wonderful entertainment you provided us over the years and you'll always be in my thoughts. I still rank the Andy Griffith show as the best television show in history. A perfect mix of good wholesome comedy and life's most valuable lessons that can't be found on today's TV. God Bless you Don Knotts.....may you rest in peace, my friend. Dennis K., Ohio
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3757:
I am 54 years old and have watched the ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW for as long as I can recall. Don was one of the funniest characters on the show. He brightened my day every time I watched it. Just to let the Mayberry Family know, we are praying for you all every day for we are Christians. We will continue to watch your shows until they stop airing them. You have done a great job and you will be rewarded some day. We love you dearly, friend. Dave P. Kentucky
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3758:
Barney touched our hearts because he tried so hard to cover up the fears and self-doubts we all live with. Don Knotts gave Barney that very vulnerable, human side that endeared him to us forever. His humor is irreplaceable but the lessons he taught about life will live on. Thanks Don! — Mike E., Atlanta
March 26, 2006 - Msg 3759:
Mr. Don Knotts, I can never thank you enough
for your wonderful talent. Thanks a million!
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3760:
Thank You Mr. Knotts from all of the people who were raised on the morals and values displayed and practiced in The Andy Griffith Show. You represented what was best in life. Through your movies and TAGS, your memory, talent, and values will live for generations. May you rest with God.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3761:
Don Knotts was one of the best. He seemed to have a kind, warm and quiet personality. I truly enjoyed the one opportunity I had, along with my mother and sister, to see Mr. Knotts in Charlotte, NC. He was wonderful speaking on stage that day. He was a wonderful actor. He would brighten anyone's day who took the time to sit and watch any episode of The Andy Griffith Show or any of his movies. He will be truly missed by all. May God Bless him and his family.
Rhonda B. - SC
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3762:
I love you, Don Knotts and will always remember you. I'm also sure people hundreds of thousands of years from now will laugh at your talents on TAGS or Three's Company. The Andy Griffith Show was never the same without you and the world is also no longer the same without you. You were truly loved.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3763:
Don, I am sure the angels in Heaven are laughing about now!! We will miss your special gift, but we will always remember you. It is quite hard to believe that Mayberry Deputy Barney Fife is gone. PWL North Carolina
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3764:
Nobody else could have come near to playing Barney as Don Knotts! He's still in my memory with that empty pistol and bullet in his pocket! RIP Barney Fife!
Olivia M.- Wisconsin
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3765:
I am really going to miss Don! I grew up watching Barney--Hope he has more bullets in Heaven. I also have very fond memories of "The Incrediable Mr. Limpet" "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" and the teaming of Don and Tim Conway. Mayberry has lost a fine public servant.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3766:
Don Knotts was like one of the family. It saddened me to hear of his death. I use many of his sayings at work such as "Six dollars a week and what have you got, heartaches, nothing but heartaches." He was a true television icon, and there will never be another Barney.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3767:
Through the years I have compared every new TV show I watch with AGS. They have all paled in comparison. That is mainly due to the greatness of Don Knotts. Thank you Don for all the laughs and the pleasure of watching your brilliance. You'll be missed.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3768:
you aint seen the last of ernest t bass but most of all we will never see the last of BERNARD P FIFE!MD
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3769:
What a comfort to know all we have to do is turn on TAGS to see Don Knotts as Barney Fife and remember what a treasure we have in these re-runs. Bernard P. Fife (or is it Bernard M. Fife) is an American icon never to be duplicated. Whenever I'm sad or stressed I can be soothed by Don's fine acting and the ability to lift my spirits. My prayers are with his family and those who loved the man dearly. Don, can't wait to visit with you in the great beyond!
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3770:
I feel so priviledged that not only did I grow up near to Don Knott's hometown of Morgantown, WV, but that I also got to meet him. Several years ago he appeared at a charity golf tournament near Morgantown--it was nicknamed the "Nip it in the Bud" golf classic. I stopped by to see if I could get to meet Don, and, sure enough, there he was. He was sitting at a table on a covered porch area of the resort all by himself. There was nobody else there at the time, so I was able to talk to him for several minutes and tell him what my favorite episode was. My kids, wife, and I also got our pictures taken with him and he autographed a book that I had purchased at Lowes homecenter put out by Quickrete that had his picture on the cover. I remember him to be such a soft-spoken and modest man. I have collected several things associated with Don, but- more importantly-I will be able to remember through all of his works. Rest in peace Don, you made the "Mountain State" proud.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3771:
I loved Don, My only regret in life is not having had taken the time to see/meet him in person at a convention or something.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3772:
"In my skivvies, I'm a little hard-looking." Don Knotts, thank you, Sir, for sharing your life and your enormous talent with us! You are missed and will be adored for eternity! All God's blessings and comfort to your family, fans and friends.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3773:
Thank you Barn. You have been one heck of a public servant. You ought to be proud. I know those that have known you over the last 40+ years surely are proud of you!
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3774:
DON AND ANDY SHOWED US HOW LIFE CAN AND SHOULD BE THROUGH HONEST SIMPLE LIVING
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3775:
DON KNOTTS WAS THE BEST!
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3776:
There will never be another like him. Don Knotts you are the best. thanks for all the laughs. your works will live on.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3777:
What a wonderful talent and humble star. I grew up with Don Knotts and what a class act. To me Andy Griffith Show was a TV masterpiece. That's why it still holds up over time. God Bless you Don.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3778:
Don Knotts was one of the best actors ever. I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show and Threes Company. He was a legend and will be never forgotten.
March 27, 2006 - Msg 3779:
I loved him i last saw him at the oscars. He was so nice and kind. I will never forget him. love, Mary Tylar Moore
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3780:
My dad and I couldn't stop laughing when we watched the Andy Griffith Show.It brought clean TV at its best.Mr. Knotts was, and is the best comedian to date.Take care of him God, he deserves it.
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3781:
No matter what was/is going on in my life, your presence through TAGS always lifts my spirits! You will be greatly missed.
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3782:
My all time favorite,Don never left you feeling blue.
You could be feeling down and watch a show of Andy Griffith or some of his other work and get a smile on your face. Thanks Don, or as we like to call him,(Barney). WE LOVE YOU.
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3783:
Don was the basis for a very funny show that dealt with everyday problems in America. An icon, thats what he was. Because of his uncanny wit and forever using words and phrases wrong, every police force in the United States has a "Barney". That says it all.
Randy Sturgill, Chilhowie, Va.
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3784:
I could write forever and never finish saying enough good things about Don Knotts! What a wonderful comedian! Thank you, Don, for all the laughter through so many years.. You will live on in our hearts forever!
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3785:
Thanks for taking care of all of us that get a little stressed at work. You are and always will be a great training film. God speed and bless you. "It's Therapetic"
Ret. Capt. Jack
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3786:
When my family learned of Don's passing, we felt that we'd lost a member of our own family. The Andy Griffith Show, especially Barney, has been a very important part of our lives for many, many years. When our children were young, we watched TAGS every day while we ate lunch and we taped the episodes as well. Those videos got us through illness, boredom, rainy days, and times of "there's-nothing-on-TV". TAGS was and is one of the few shows that are clean, decent, and moral, and never fail to bring pleasant refreshment to the soul. To this day, we watch TAGS every evening and never tire of the innocent, gentle entertainment the people of Mayberry give us. Even now that our children are grown, we DAILY quote lines from TAGS to one another. TAGS, especially Barney, brings more joy and laughter to this family than anything else! We've hosted get togethers over the years in which the highlight of the evening was a rousing game of TAGS Trivia. Of course, we always won! Thanks, Don, for the joy you gave and will continue to give thanks to re-runs and taped episodes. Giraffes may be selfish, but you, Don, truly were THE CATS.
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3787:
To Don's family,Don helped change and mold my life as a single dad, yes a single dad. We need to recognize single dad, would love to hear from them, It is not easy a mothers know.
My daughter was on Deans list high school and college. The Andy Griffin show helped us laugh through our problem and deal with. May God be with all the family, Andy and all who loved Don, or BARNEY. Wish I could drop Andy a note, even in Matlock with Barn. Love Hank Jayroe
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3788:
DON WAS FUNNY IN THE ANDY GRIFFIN SHOW AS WELL AS IN HIS MOVIES, MY FAVORITE IS THE RELUTNT ARSTRONUT..THANKS FOR PUTTING A SMILE ON MY FACE AND YOU STILL WILL TILL I MEET YOU UP YONDER
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3789:
Don Knotts was truly one of a kind. He made me laugh and helped me through some difficult times. Anytime I am feeling down all I have to do is pop in a DVD of "Barney" and it always lifts my spirits. I am from his hometown of Morgantown, WV and this past Saturday, I attended a memorial service held for him at his and my alma mater, Morgantown High School, where he first performed on stage. It was very sad, but I think it gave me closure also. I am so thankful that we have the reruns and DVD's so that he can live on and make us laugh. I love you Barney. Penny Kennedy
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3790:
There will never be another Barney/Don! We started watching the Andy Griffith show from the very first one in 1960. And we always enjoyed seeing what Barney would do next. We will remember Don's family in our thoughts & prayers. Gail Arrowood, Durham NC
March 28, 2006 - Msg 3791:
I remember a close up of Barney I saw on the show once. His hat was just slightly askew, and I remember thinking "if that hat were a little more tilted it would just be goofy, and if it were a little less crooked it would just be unfunny." but it was perfect. Hilarious. Thats how Don played Barney. Perfectly. Jim Ellis Flagstaff Az.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3792:
don knotts passing was a sad day. lets hope we
get to see him in heaven on day.His roles in
andy griffith show and movies such as the apple
dumbling gang and other movies were a real treasure. hope he had jesus in his life.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3793:
Don Knotts, what a man. I pray he gave his heart to Jesus so I will meet him in heaven one day. He played on a show that had very good morals. We need more men and shows like The Andy Griffith Show. Don was the "PERFECT" Barney. Thanks Don for your loving nature. God bless all of Mr. Don Knotts family on their loss.
Donna McCall, Sherwood, Ar.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3794:
Don Knotts made me laugh like no ther, he was awesome and I was deeply saddened when hearing of his passing away. God BLess.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3795:
Don knotts, what can I say. I knew him best as Barney, but feel that I as well as the rest of the world has lost much more than a television personality. We've lost a friend. I've felt something as we lost Floyd, played by Howard McNear, Aunt Bea played by Frances Baviar, Howard played by Jack Dodson and Floyd. But I really feel a loss when it comes to Don's character. He'll be greatly missed by many.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3796:
I remember watching the Andy Griffith Show when I was a youngster. Barney and Gomer were my two favorite characters of the show. Barney because he always seemed to be the "underdog" of lifes challenges and Gomer because of his childlike innocense. I was deeply saddened upon hearing about the Don's passing. We have truly lossed a great artist of his craft. Not having known Mr. Knotts personally it is my hope that he knew Jesus Christ as his personal savior and that I too will one day meet him in Heaven when my time comes.
The Andy Griffith Show was a good wholesome family show that tried very hard to teach good family values, something sadly lacking in today's tv programs and motion pictures. God bless you Don Knotts and see you later.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3797:
The good lord must've needed some security up above. Don't be too hard on 'em Barn. We're gonna
miss you at the barber shop.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3798:
WE ARE ALL GOING TO MISS DON KNOTTS**
I REGRET THE FACT THAT I NEVER SAW HIM PERFORM
ON STAGE OR AT SPECIAL OCCASIONS,THAT HE WAS A
PART OF.BUT I KNOW ONE THING THERE IS NO OTHER
COMEDIAN LIKE HIM.I WORKING ON HAVING ALL THE
DVD SETS SO THEY CAN TAKE ME BACK TO DON AND ANDY
AND MAYBERRY.MAY GOD BLESS YOU DON AND ANDY.
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3799:
Barney Fife was the cats!
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3800:
we loved you you were are STAR actor*we sure enjoyed your shows!
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3801:
God rest your soul, Barney Fife - you'll live on in your great work from the Andy Griffith Show. Still, we feel like we've lost a member of our very own family.
'The tears on our pillow bespeak the pain in our heart."
Dave Price & Family Atlanta, GA
March 29, 2006 - Msg 3802:
Thank goodness for characters like Barney Fife. He along with the cast of the Andy Griffith show brought us many years of family entertainment. I like many grew up watching Don Knotts and will always be thankful for those wonderful memories.
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3803:
I wasn't born until the year 1978 so I really didn't learn to appreciate the time of the making of the show, but as I got older, I learned that the shows of yesteryear are sure better than the junk that is on now. I will sure miss Don Knotts. They sure don't make em like they used to! Thanks for giving me such laughter and fun in a world full of evil!
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3804:
I grew up on the Andy Griffeth Show. I'm a police officer, and have come home many nights and watched Andy and Barney to wind down. Due to my recurring references to the show, my nickname over the years has become "Barney". For years I actually did carry a bullet in my pocket. Thanks Don.
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3805:
You will be missed and remembered and that's what counts. Nancy
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3806:
Donn knotts was my hero. It was a sad day for me
when I heard of his passing.
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3807:
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES BARNEY! YOU ARE A LEGEND!CHECK POINT CHICKIE !
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3808:
I saw The Reluctant Astronaut, and The Incredible Mr. Limpit as a child. The gifts that Don Knotts gave me through his art have inspired me to look at the humor in life and root for the underdog. I know I carry some of Don in my heart and I have passed some on to my children. Heaven is lucky to have you
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3809:
Thanks for all the laughs. A fan forever Kathy
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3810:
Barney Fife and Mr. Furley will be truly missed. You were one of a kind, and we will never see another as funny as you!
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3811:
Barney and Andy made it look so easy. Thanks for all that you have given. You truly will be missed.
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3812:
I'm watching Andy Griffith as I'am writting this. It is the one where Barney comes back to Mayberry for his and Andy's highschool reunion. Barney is all excited to see his girl Thelma Lou, only to find out she is married. He gets all upset until another woman starts to flirt with him, and Thelma is just a distant memory. Barney will never be a distant memory! Thanks for sharing your self with us. It truly was an honor!
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3813:
'WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH 'THIRD PARTY'? IT'S NOT DIRTY...'
Don Knotts was truly one of the greatest comedic actors of this or any generation.
If such a place as Mayberry truly existed (and perhaps it does in Heaven)...I'd love to pay 'em a visit, just sitting around the porch, eating homemade ice cream and just 'shooting the breeze'...maybe sing a few versus of 'we shall meet, but we shall miss him...'
We'll miss ya, Don...
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3814:
DON KNOTTS WAS SO WONDERFULL TO WATCH ALL HIS MOTIONS AND EYE MOVEMENTS AND GREAT ACTING SKILLS I DO WISH THERE IS A MAYBERRY IN HEAVEN I KNOW ALL WILL BE SAFE NOW. I WATCH THE RERUNS FAITHFULLY A MAYBERRY FAN FOREVER BOB P.PITTSBURGH PA.
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3815:
FROM ONE LAWMAN TO ANOTHER THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY JOB MORE FUN BECAUSE IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU AND ANDY LAWENFORCEMENT WOULDN'T BE THE SAME. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES. K9MAXOP
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3816:
We miss you. You were the funniest man alive. I am President of my own TAGS fan club, and we meet tommorrow. This is the first time that we have met since Don died, and I plan on saying a few words to honor him. Thanks for the memories!!!
You were a wonderful comedeian, and were, and still are loved by millions!!!-W.J.-Pensacola Florida.
March 30, 2006 - Msg 3817:
My Mother and I used to sit and watch the Andy Griffith Show together. My mother was a verhy shy person and surprised me one day when she said that she had written to the Andy Griffith Show because she had heard that they were thinking of taking the show off the air and she wanted the show to continue. She had never done anything like that before, nor did she do anything like that again. The show continued on the next season, and the next, and my Mom felt that she was a part of keeping wholesome, entertaining TV on the air. I have purchased all of the DVDs now on sale of all of the Andy Griffith Shows and sit and enjoy them again, just like I did when I was a teenager. Thanks Andy and Don for creating such memorable characters. Thanks, Mom, for helping to keep really great TV programming on the air.
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3818:
"For the love of Mike"
He finally went home to take a nap
Go to Thelma Lou's and watch that George Raft movie on TV.
Don Knotts is absolutely the funniest man in entertainment history.
Whenever my family gets together we always speak in "Mayberry-ese". What an affect the Andy Griffith Show has had on mankind.
He beats everything, you know that?
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3819:
He was one of my favorite actors of all time. He was so funny and I just loved him. He and Andy just went together like peas and carrots. It was a terrific show and I wish there were more shows like it today. You will be missed Don.
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3820:
Don Knotts was the funniest character of any show in the history of television comedy.We miss you Don!You were the funniest ever!!!
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3821:
I am proud to live in the hometown of the great Don Knotts. Don always was, and always will be my Hero. His Badge and Bullet should be on display at "THE SMITH BROTHER'S INSTITUTION" over there in Washington. Barn, your'e the greatest. Bob Holepit, Morgantown W.V.
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3822:
don i was one of your biggest fans, i know thru my life you made me smile when i was sad or scared and that one simple little smile scared that all away. Don T.V.'s never been the same without you of course lifes never been the same with out you its been nothing without that warm sesative smile that put a smile on our faces' watching you.
P.S. why was it you?
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3823:
Don Knotts brought joy & energy to our lives through his wonderful career. Barney Fife was truly a TV legend & Don Knotts was an icon. He lit up our lives
& that light can never be extinguished. Thank you Don
for the memories, " Rest In The Arms Of God " Don &
Barney........till we meet again. Dave Millard " The
Mayberry Deputy " in New Phila, Ohio & " A Dollar and
a Quarter " Club.
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3824:
were in the south we loved u espiacialy my husband
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3825:
wheres andy? my husband would say .it would,nt be a show without barney. Thanks for the MEMORIES.
March 31, 2006 - Msg 3826:
For the past twenty-some odd years, I've had a daily 'compelsion' to watch TAGS...thanks for the memories, Don.
April 01, 2006 - Msg 3827:
I just finished watching the episode, "Barney's Sidecar". I don't think I've ever laughed so much or enjoyed a character more. Don Knott's was definately the greatest! My 3 year old loves his character in the Hermie series also! I pray he came to know Jesus as he talks of in this great children's video series. He is greatly missed!
Olive Branch, MS
April 01, 2006 - Msg 3828:
Don Knotts was the only actor that has been able to make me laugh out loud even when I am the only one in the room. It has been my great pleasure to watch Barney Fife and Andy with my own children. A marvelous program. I bet more people still watch it today than most current programs combined.
April 01, 2006 - Msg 3829:
Deputy Barney Fife
Only TAGS cast member to win an Emmy
Nip it in the bud!
Kind, gentle man
Nobody like him
Thelma Lou's beau
The tears on my pillow...
Singer extraordinaire! (At least he thought so!)
RIP, Mr. Don Knotts
A fan in Canada
April 01, 2006 - Msg 3830:
Last year, I went through the rigors of throat cancer. I couldn't eat or speak. I had a stomach tube and very miserable burns from radiation. My goal was to get through the day. My reward was to watch Barney every evening!! I only wish I could have told him how he helped me heal! Thank you, Barney! MEB in Colorado
April 01, 2006 - Msg 3831:
"You beat everything Barn." "You really do" !!!
April 02, 2006 - Msg 3832:
Don...THE master...Thank you for the laughs!
April 02, 2006 - Msg 3833:
thanks for all the laughs, you were the best!
April 02, 2006 - Msg 3834:
you where the best thanks for laughs we all cried when we found out you died.
April 02, 2006 - Msg 3835:
i love you where a good man.
April 02, 2006 - Msg 3836:
WHEN WE HEARD THAT DON KNOTTS HAD PAST IT WAS AS IF WE LOST A MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY. THANKS FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL YEARS DON.
THE SWINSONS MT.PLEASANT, NC
April 03, 2006 - Msg 3837:
His comedic face was a picture no artist could paint. Those facial expressions spoke volumes. I hope there will never be a world without Barney. For me you will always be here.
April 03, 2006 - Msg 3838:
there wil come a day when no one will post comments about Don's passing . but there will NEVER be a day that Barney wont't be in our lives ... making us all glad that we knew him.
andy from franklin NC
April 03, 2006 - Msg 3839:
His acting was SO great that every nervious,over reaching cop is called a Barney Fife! What a tribute it is to add you character to the American lexicon. I was deeply moved when he passed. And with him so did a part of our childhood. May God bless him and res in peace.Voorhees NJ
April 03, 2006 - Msg 3840:
You were the BEES KNEES, I salute you a fellow Officer. God Bless and God Speed.
April 04, 2006 - Msg 3841:
April 04,2006 - Msg 3841: DON thank you for all the memories and laughs, BARNEY FIFE will never be FORGOTTEN when I need a laugh, I will put in one of my many reruns of the Andy Griffin Show.
Tommy From Vidor,Texas
April 04, 2006 - Msg 3842:
Mr. Knotts will always be remembered as Barney Fife. Barney provided us with laughter on a rainy day, and therapy during are own struggles with life. When he sang, somehow we were right there in Mayberry trying to keep a straight face with the townfolk. When he lectured Opie or Andy or Gomer, somehow it felt like we were right there in the same room watching. I can still hear Gomer shouting out to Barney after Barney made a u-turn in the squad car, "citizen's arrest, citizens arrest!" and I still laugh whenever I remember the newspaper reporter who spelled Barney's last name "Fike," much to the dismay of Barney. Mayberry will live forever in the hearts and minds of those that learned to love the sleepy little town that made us fell as if it was our own. Thank you Barney Fike. (God bless you Mr. Knotts)
April 04, 2006 - Msg 3843:
I used to laugh with my Father at you. I have passed that on to my own daughter today. As a 4th generation police officer, we can all still learn a lot from you and Andy. Thanks for all you did to make us laugh. Go with God