May 05, 2006 - Msg 4023: The only place to escape from this insane world is TAGS. Don, you brought laughter and that good down home feeling to all who ever watched. You are sorely missed. We only wish there was a real Myberry, and that we resided there. We love you!
Everyone, USA.

May 05, 2006 - Msg 4024: you made the show your friend troy w friemel see you one day

May 06, 2006 - Msg 4025: you made everyone laugh and enjoy watching you and andy

May 06, 2006 - Msg 4026: I grew up watching Don Knotts, he is forever in my heart and my head. My God bless him and keep him.

May 06, 2006 - Msg 4027: I used to be tormented and picked on. Many a time it was Don Knotts who changed my tears into laughter. Don never knew me, but he was one of my best friends. Thanks for the good times Barn, you brought a little sunshine to my usually dismal and cloudy days. See you at the pearly gates someday! Marvin K.

May 07, 2006 - Msg 4028: I often look back now and see that growing up in the 50's was somewhat like life in Mayberry. Now we are so far from there and will never get that back. No generation from this point will have ever experienced life like you brought to us on TV Don. It's a good thing there is re-runs. You will be forever missed. Sally

May 07, 2006 - Msg 4029: Several years ago when Three's Company added Don Knotts to its cast, a writer, don't remember who, commented that this was like mixing fine wine with cheap beer. Knotts being the fine wine of course... What a talent. You will be will be forever loved.

May 07, 2006 - Msg 4030: I am a charter member of a rerun watchers club in Lawrenceburg TN. I have to say that Don Knotts was my favorite cast member. He meant more to me than anyone could ever know. He made me laugh and brought a joy to my life like no other. I always wanted to meet him to tell him thank you. He was one of the reasons I became a police officer. I weighed a huge 135 pounds when I first started as a young man in Law Enforcement. Everyone called me Barney and laughed. I stuck out my chest and said thanks he's my hero. Truth is....he really was....not the persona Barney, but Don Knotts himself. He will always be a hero of mine. In the episode where the birds were released, Opie said, "Pa, the cage sure looks empty". Andy replied, "Yeah son, but don't the trees look nice and full". When Don Knotts died things looked gloomy and empty.....but then I thought, I bet that heaven looked full, bright, and full of smiles.

May 08, 2006 - Msg 4031: My Dad and I alwasys watched this show. My favorite was Barney and his bullet. Dad is gone now but Don I want to thank you for all the joy and that good feeling inside we all got from this show. You see you made my Dad and I come closer together at the end of his road of life and that I am truely greatfull for. You will be missed... Robert in Phx. AZ

May 08, 2006 - Msg 4032: Don, you don't know how appreciated you really are. Just ask the other members of my Pensacola based TAGS fan Club. We always watch one episode per meeting, and take a vote on who was whose favorite on that episode, and we've not watched one yet that you weren't voted best. Thanks for the good times, and tumultiuos laughter!!! Love- Barn Wannabe


May 09, 2006 - Msg 4034: May09,2006 Msg 4034: You are the funniest actor in the world. You will be missed dearly. Brian

May 10, 2006 - Msg 4035: Thank you, Thank you, Thank YOU Don Knotts! -- Theresa

May 10, 2006 - Msg 4036: I probably learned more about life from Barney than Andy. Thank you for helping me along my way. All of heaven is laughing.

May 10, 2006 - Msg 4037: What can I say about Don Knotts and all the wonderful characters he played through the years. My favorites were Barney and Luther Heggs in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. What an incredible gift God had given to Don Knotts. As I sit here and think about all the times he made me and my family laugh, I am reminded of one of his many classic lines, "Boy, giraffes are selfish." The Lord Jesus bless and keep a wonderful soul in Mr. Knotts.

May 10, 2006 - Msg 4038: thanks for all the laughs, no matter what character you were playing. you will be missed.


May 11, 2006 - Msg 4040: Don you will be missed--DAH

May 11, 2006 - Msg 4041: There will now truly be one vacant chair. Don, I'll see you in Heaven.

May 12, 2006 - Msg 4042: Don Knotts you were so funny on the Andy Griffith Show and on any other show rest in peace

May 12, 2006 - Msg 4043: The best show ever put on T.V. with the best cast, rest in peace Mr.Knotts. May your greatness live forever on Andy Griffith reruns

May 12, 2006 - Msg 4044: Growing up in the 50s and 60s was really the end of an age. It was a simpler , more civil time in my mind anyway. It's hard to face the fact that we're in that time of life when those we admired are dying off. Our parents included. It's a strange time of life , especially when you look around at the world and everything is so much different. And not in a good way. It's very comforting to put on an Andy Griffith Show DVD or
tape and go back in time and visit for a while. A place where you could just set 'n stare. People were civil and more innocent. It's so sad to see that era is gone. I will miss you Don (Barn). I hope that you are with the Lord. Rest , my friend , rest. Andy G. , Greentown PA

May 12, 2006 - Msg 4045: Don Knotts you brought a smile and laughter to my face when things looked down. You were a genious in what you did. You will be missed. Rest in peace and make the heavens smile.

May 13, 2006 - Msg 4046: Don was a icon,a legend for the industry of being an actor.As a comic actor I would put him in the top 5 of all time.Don may you rest in piece.Mike S.

May 13, 2006 - Msg 4047: Like clockwork, at 1 in the afternoon at the fire house the tv came on and the andy griffith show would be watched....very important daily event in most every fire house 'back in the day'. have no idea.....the day would simply not have been complete...see you soon my friend.

May 13, 2006 - Msg 4048: What a great show......helps me to remember what "America" stands for.........Andy, Ron, Don, Francis, Jim and the rest....thank you for the warm apple pie we all miss so much. kd Phx, Az

May 13, 2006 - Msg 4049: Barney Fife was key figure in a television show that is timeless in it's moral message. Where are we going?

May 14, 2006 - Msg 4050: I have been watching The Andy Griffith Show since I was a kid. It is by far the greatest TV show of all time, mainly because of Don Knotts. When I heard of Don's passing I nearly broke out in tears. Don, thanks for bringing such joy and laughter into the hearts and homes of Andy Griffith Fans everywhere!! You will be missed. Josh Winston Salem, NC

May 16, 2006 - Msg 4051: As we all miss Mr. Knotts, I was wondering where I can find any comments by Andy Griffith about Don's passing. I know they were great friends and I would really like to see Andy's comments or remembrances. Can anyone help?

May 16, 2006 - Msg 4052: Barney you have brought me great joy for years and you will be truely missed.-Alabama


May 16, 2006 - Msg 4054: What better legacy to Mr. Knotts (or to anyone) than to say that he provided laughter in our lives. I grew up with "Andy & Barney" and will always have a special place for them in my heart.God Bless your memory, Don Knotts!

May 17, 2006 - Msg 4055: I watched you and Andy when I was young child,and I still do.One of the greatest shows on tv,that kept me smiling.Thank-you,Don Knotts for being Barney,miss you 4-ever.God bless you.

May 19, 2006 - Msg 4056: Don Knotts, you will be missed not only in America, but all over the world. I used to enjoy watching your show in a remote part of S. E. Asia in my teens when television was just introduced. Dear Don, you will be missed. No one can ever replace you. prs.

May 19, 2006 - Msg 4057: I still watch the show everyday , going to miss you don

May 19, 2006 - Msg 4058: He will be missed. God bless you Don Knotts. Sammy

May 19, 2006 - Msg 4059: I have loved the TAGS since i was a young child, I am now 40 years old and the show brings me many great memories. And now after some tugging and cajoling my 3 young sons are watching and enjoying with me. Thanks Barn and Ange

May 20, 2006 - Msg 4060: Character comedy at it's best. He will be missed and always remembered.

May 20, 2006 - Msg 4061: Don Knotts brought a brilliance to comedy that continues to endure. I watched as a little girl, own the DVD sets, watch regularly and especially enjoy the marathons. Don Knotts will be missed. Barney continues to make me chuckle. The Andy Griffith Show achieved the impossible. It seemed like it wasn't a show that didn't seem like a show at all! Condolences to Don Knotts' family and God Bless you all. Crystal

May 20, 2006 - Msg 4062: I feel like I have lost a friend.

May 20, 2006 - Msg 4063: Don Knotts was the type of funny man that made you laugh all over. His way of comedy is rare now a days and he is a national treasure that will be missed.

May 20, 2006 - Msg 4064: I have always loved the Andy Griffith show and when Barney left, it didn't seem the same. Now,
the world won't be the same without Don Knotts.
He has always been a wonderful actor and will be
sorely missed.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4065: As Deputy Barney Fife, Don Knotts could emote dramatic empathy, revel in childish emotions, and master slap-stick with a twitch and energy unmatched. Andy Griffeth's range was just as impressive, all be it less kinetic. They were the perfect comedy duo, and still today under rated. Usually in television, re-runs are a groan. With TAGS, they are a blessing.
"... Ju..Just..."
"Mmm, just?"

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4066: No show was better. No one made us laugh more than Don Knotts. God bless his memory.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4067: it's amazing how a show like that continue to brighten up the spirits of everyone watching. even though i've seen each episode, i could watch them all day long. it reminds me of a more carefree life that i was fortunate enough to experience in my childhood, staying with them in the summer's. the town my grandparents lived in was called walnut springs, texas. it had residents that even acted and resembled Andy, don and the gang. even though that is an era gone by, it's refreshing to see how people were alot more open and caring back then . if i could, i'd drop the computer, cell phone , fancy car and all of the other modern necessities that they thing we should have and move there for good. don was the absolute best. he gave us laughter for a long time, but, as it turns out, not near long enough. god bless and keep "barn" and his family.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4068: As Barney said in the episode of Colnel Harvey's Indian Elixer... "We all gotta go sometime." Even in difficult times Don had a comedic way of relieving stress.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4069: The Andy Griffith show was on last night, and once again we were treated with Don Knotts' playing Barney Fife. His portrayal of Barney was, as always, absolutely perfect. He finessed that role into a work of art that is infinitely watchable, lovable, and memorable. Don Knotts may have passed from this life, but he will always be in our hearts. Thank you, Don, for bringing such joy into our lives.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4070: Don you rock

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4071: Don will always be rembered as Barney Fife, and nothing can change that.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4072: We in Stephens City, Va. love and miss you. You made us laugh during our youth as well as our adult life.
Cecil and Linda

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4073: Don was my favorite on the Andy Griffith show.I wish I could have met him in person while he was here on this earth.But I am glad that we can look back on the Andy Griffith show from time to time and remember him.Thanks for making my child hood so much more fun.


May 21, 2006 - Msg 4075: Don Knotts added a whole personality to the "Andy Griffith Show." The show wouldn't be the show without him. The world won't be the same either. JONAH, age 12. BIG FAN OF DON!!

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4076: He nipped it. Nipped in the bud.
Paul, Elizabethton, TN

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4077: While he was never quite right on he always made up for it in the end.
Don Knotts will always be the only deputy in Mayberry he will be sorely missed by all.
Michawl Ward Surprise Arizona

May 21, 2006 - Msg 4078: I loved Don Knott's humor. He made me laugh and I enjoyed him immensely. I loved how he said: NIP IT IN THE BUD. I always laugh when I see him saying that! God bless the Knott's family.
Nina Cooper - Twinsburg, Ohio

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4079: He was defiantly a unique actor in a world of complicated actor steroo types...He was a lovable enduring person.He will be very much misssed...God bless you Don...

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4080: One of the greatest moments in my life was the moment when I shook hands with Don Knotts. We
laughed. His laugh was BIG, A REALLY, REALLY BIG,hardy laugh. For more than forty years a countless number of people all over the country have told me that I look like him and for many years I hoped to someday meet him. In April 2004
I had that oppurtinity and I will cherrish that moment for ever. May God bless each and everyone of his family members and rest assured that I miss him as much as anyone.
Bob Phillips Glendale,Arizona

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4081: Chaplin...Keaton...Knotts SIMPLY THE BEST.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4082: Whenever I think about Barney Fife, I smile. He was such a joy to watch. He really didn't have to say a thing. His facial expressions said it all. You will be missed!

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4083: I love Barney Fife on Andy Griffith. And I will miss him very much. Della Ky.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4084: Don Knotts, you were an amazing human being. I am only 15 but the Andy Griffith show just might be my favorite. Sometimes Barney made me laugh so hard I'd cry. Ever since I was about 4 years old my parents started showing me all the reruns and I'll never forget those times we could all laugh as a family. One of the great things about you is that when you portrayed Barney you could make the whole room split sides- but you could also have a gentler side as well. From the time when you tried to sing a solo in the choir to when you made that priceless face at Opie's spoiled friend, you were just great. Even though I never got to meet you, I will miss you down in my heart. Thanks for the laughs and God Bless. <3 ~Jessica N.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4085: I am going on 49 and I've watched TAGS all my life, I have the first 5 seasons on dvd and never do I tire of watching what I believe is the best show to ever air on television. Don Knotts an extremely gifted actor has brought so much joy and laughter into my life over the years. I wish I could have met Don Knotts just once but I will see him in heaven for sure. God Bless you Don Knotts!

Bob Burns Bloomingdale, IL.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4086: don was a great actor he will be missed and people will go back and when the watch the andy griffith show they will remeber don knotts as barney fiff may you live forever as barney fiffe

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4087: Don you will be missed.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4088: With memory Don you made us laugh and smile you will never be forgotten'.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 4089: Thanks for the laughs. I watched the show yesterday, watched Don crouch walking, Don brought me to hysterics as he usually does. Don's expressions, the intensity of making a small character a giant will leave an impact on many lives. The presentation of a life with family values and humor makes The Andy Griffith Show my comfort TV, and my template for life.
Kat Naples, Florida

May 23, 2006 - Msg 4090: THEY MUST BE SHOWN! Thanks Don, you showed us allwhat humor was about. Welcome to the eternal Checkpoint Chickie! Say hello to Ernest T. May God bless you and keep you!
B. Varnell

May 23, 2006 - Msg 4091: My Dad And I have watched Andy Griffith since I can remember. This show would have never been the same without Don Knotts aka "Barney Fife!!!" Rest In Peace the greatest actor EVER!! You The Man Don Knotts!! Brent West of Kingston Georgia

May 24, 2006 - Msg 4092: Mr. Knotts, I wish I had've written you before your passing. I really enjoy the reruns of The Andy Griffin show. I agree with another person on this board, it's a great escape from this world. I would love to sit on the porch and eat ice cream on a Sunday afternoon. One of my favorite shows is when you're trying to recite the emancipation proclamation. Thanks for making your fans laugh.

Diane Atlanta, Georgia

May 24, 2006 - Msg 4093: Barney, it's plain and simple.....we love you.

May 25, 2006 - Msg 4094: Thanks for making us laugh Don you will be missed.
your in are memory god bless you michael,buffalo new york

May 25, 2006 - Msg 4095: Thanks For Making Me Laugh. From Glenn L West Of Breckenridge,Tx

May 26, 2006 - Msg 4096: Don you will never be forgotten. Thank you for entertaining me for all of these years and for years to come.

Carter of Memphis, TN

May 26, 2006 - Msg 4097: The Andy Griffith Show continues to thrive without equal 46 years after the first episode aired in 1960. Without doubt, the best television show of all time. From 1960 through 1965, Don Knotts WAS The Andy Griffith show. Even though the show continued to enjoy high ratings following Mr. Knotts' departure in 1965, the flavor just wasn't the same. Don Knotts went from a part time job as a chicken plucker to the greatest comedy actor the world has ever seen. THE true gold standard. Without doubt, heaven is a happier place with the likes of Barney Fife and Ernest T. Bass. Thank you, Mr. Knotts for establishing the institution of Mayberry utopia that will forever be an enduring part of the lives of generations of fans to come.

Mark, Phenix City, Alabama

May 26, 2006 - Msg 4098: I love these old reruns and I record them all, but when the show airs without Don Knotts (and I discover an episode with Don's replacement), it's like coming home from the bakery after buying a dozen doughnuts --opening the bag only to find I got 11 doughnuts, not all 12. The Andy Griffith Show without Don Knotts (for me) was never the same.
Sterling, Central Texas

May 26, 2006 - Msg 4099: Mr. Knotts will live forever in the hearts of all Maybery fans! I don't care how bad life can be at times, as we are all challenged every day. All I have to do is watch TAGS, and Barney and the laughter alone makes all things seem right in the world. He touched so many lives, and continues to touch us all, every time we watch his simple genius. No matter how many times I watch the show, I never grow tired of it. I laugh every single time! Thank you Barney! "You gotta nip in the bud!" Bryan, Crystal Lake, IL

May 26, 2006 - Msg 4100: Good bye Don.

Ross, Ohio

May 27, 2006 - Msg 4101: I Love The Andy Griffith Show & Don Knotts Always Makes Me Laugh

May 27, 2006 - Msg 4102: Don Knotts Is My Favorite Person On The Andy Griffith Show

May 27, 2006 - Msg 4103: Mr Knotts thanks for all the laughs. You will be greatly missed, but will live on through reruns.

May 27, 2006 - Msg 4104: i love don knotts as barney fife and as mr. ferliy on threes company he has always made me laugh i will miss him so but never forget him i cried when i heard the news of his death -tarheelgal2001

May 28, 2006 - Msg 4105:

May 29, 2006 - Msg 4106: If Andy Griffith happen's to read these,I would like to say"Thank You!"Your great show taught everyone who saw it, a lesson about decency and love.A rare thing in these modern time's.You and Don can never be replaced,and I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed watching you both over the year's.God bless Don and his family.

Pete, White Plains,NY

May 29, 2006 - Msg 4107: DON KNOTTS,

I'm going to miss you allot. But you are still funny on the old ANDY GRIFFTH SHOWES. THANKS ALLOT,


May 30, 2006 - Msg 4108: Don, Thanks for the fun and laughs you gave us all. We should all be very thankful that we can still sneak away to Mayberry for a little sanity and fun with all our friends that will forever reside there. The world is a hard place now and even a short visit back to a simplier time is a preciuos thing. Just as you were. Thanks again and God bless you and your family and friends. We will NEVER forget you. Don C, Birmingham, Alabama.

May 30, 2006 - Msg 4109: I had no Dad. But I actually had three Dads, aside from my uncles: Al Kaline, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. The first two were Perfect; Don (Barney) wasn't, and I loved him all the more for it.

May 31, 2006 - Msg 4110: I just want to say that I always knew Don Knotts was a good comedian, but I didn't realize what a good actor he was until the scene from the Ghost and Mr. Chicken, where he was making his speech on bravery. Thanks for the memories Don. Lancaster sc

May 31, 2006 - Msg 4111: Mr. Knotts, you will never be forgotten. Thanks for all the laughs.

Wendy Weaver
Las Vegas

May 31, 2006 - Msg 4112: I loved Barney... it was one of my favorite shows as I was growing up -- I love to watch reruns and Barney was the best part of the show !! Carol, Fruitport, MI

May 31, 2006 - Msg 4113: I truly LOVED Don Knotts as Barnie. It's hard to pinpoint any one episode that is my favorite, but I would have to say that the one where Barnie and Floyd were on their way home from a fishing trip and they ran out of gas, that was definitely a CLASSIC!!! Every time I see Floyd on the couch eating that banana, I laugh sooo hard I cry! He is totally oblivious to everything that's going on! Like so many others, I will MISS YOU so MUCH Don. Thanks for the memories.
Nancy B.
Louisville, KY

May 31, 2006 - Msg 4114: Don will be missed and cherished forever. I remember as a very young child seeing him on the old "Tonight Show" hosted by Steve Allen. He was hilarious even then. "You're not talking to a jerk, ya know."
Thank you, Don
Mike, Mc. Mobile, AL

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4115: In heaven, I am sure he is drinking a bottle of pop and watching the Old George Raft Movie. Thanks Don for your legacy to me and my children. - Mike F. Winter Garden, FL.

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4116: This man was so talented and funny.No matter how low I was feeling he was always able to make me laugh.Annette S.Middleburg,FL.

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4117: My wife and I, who met each other through this great site, adopted a Beagle puppy in early March and named him "Blue" after Barney's dog. Don was a great guy and his acting as Barney was outstanding, as proven by his many Emmys. We will miss him.

Dave & Nanette Dietmeyer
Crestwood, KY

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4118: Don , You are my comedic idle. No one will ever be able to replace your Comedic ability's.

R.I.P. Barney Fife , The last funny man.

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4119: Don , You are my comedic idle. No one will ever be able to replace your Comedic ability's.

R.I.P. Barney Fife , The last funny man.

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4120: i will always enjoy don knotts as barney fife and
as well as other characters, but, barney lives forever in my heart nooone can compare or replace him. God bless the family of Don Knotts
Alvin Willbanks Frankston, Texas

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4121: All I can add is another "thank you Don".

Tim Tycer
Vancouver WA

June 01, 2006 - Msg 4122: Don - from "The Ghost and Mr Chicken" to Barney Fife and Mr Limpet, you brought laughter to my life and taught me sympathy for the underdog. You will be sorely missed.

Karen Tycer
Vancouver Wa

June 02, 2006 - Msg 4123: I can relate to Don's "Barney" character. I'm usually the one making a fool of myself and then realizing that I was wrong and apologizing for my actions. My daughters and I met Don at a book signing here in Los Angeles, and we were able to chat for a short time about "Mayberryisms." I also had the opportunity to thank him for all the years of laughter and reflection he provided me. Don was a true gentleman who will not be forgotten.

Pacific Palisades, CA

June 02, 2006 - Msg 4124: when barny decides its time to buy a car i wish i were there. when the old steal trap makes up its mind there's no turning back. what i wouldn"t do for a friend like barn,a laugh a minute. your friend always dan gratto canada.

June 02, 2006 - Msg 4125: It was one of my favorite shows as a kid and today at age 56 it is still one of my favorites.Don and Andy were a great team. It and Leave it to Beaver are still better after all these years than anything on T.V. today. Eddie, Fort Worth, TX

June 02, 2006 - Msg 4126: So sad to hear of the death of Don Knotts, he is going to be sadly missed.........Ralph, Eastbourne, England

June 02, 2006 - Msg 4127: Barney, You sir had talent! Unlike many of the actors today! You made me laugh so hard my belly hurt! I fell in love with you as a child and I will miss you deeply. Unitl we meet again, my friend! Diana

June 02, 2006 - Msg 4128: Don , You influence me so much! I will have watched an episode
of The Andy Griffith show and the next day I will be making people laugh using your style. Of-cource I am not as funny as you but you but you sure help me!

Thank's for the laugh's Don and Please Rest In Peace!


June 03, 2006 - Msg 4129: Don,my family sure will miss you. I enjoyed all the episodes,especially the "FUN GIRLS" AND "ESCAPED CONVICTS".
Jerry, Selma,NC

June 03, 2006 - Msg 4130: Mr. Knotts, you are an inspiration to many. As Bernard Milton Fife, you played an over sealous deputy with a very good heart. I am "Barney" in my un-offical TAGS Fanclub, and every month, I get a kick out of portraiting Barn.

Thanks for the laughs!!!

I know that up there in Heaven, you're still makin' 'em obey rule # 1, Obey all rules!!!

I hope to see you one day when my life is over!!!

Love, Barney Wannabe

June 03, 2006 - Msg 4131: I was born in the seventies and grew up in the 80's. I loved watching you as a child and now, as a mother of two young girls, 3 and 1, in our big sign of the times SUV with a dvd entertainment center, the only thing that replaces Sesame Street in the dvd is the Andy Griffith Show. For Christmas, my husband and I purchased seasons 1-4 for our children. We wanted them to know what life was once like, what we all wish life was like now. Simpler and kinder, slower and more relaxed. We also go to bed at night watching you and Andy either on TV Land or on dvd. My 3 year old, when asked what she wants to watch, she says either Barney or the Andy Griffth Show. She's not talking about the purple dinosaur, I know. She loves the episode where you and Andy try to civilize Ernest T, and will always giggle and say, "How do you do Missus Wil lee", pronounced just like the show. Oh, for the lessons to be presented so kindly and taken as learned so gently by both adults and children. As a school teacher, I can certainly say, more children desire the kind of life you all had in Mayberry to the sad lives they lead today. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I cried when I read of your departure. You were and still are a treasure. Angie and her two red-haired girls (like Opie)

June 03, 2006 - Msg 4132: We miss you Don.Thanks for the memories.You will live in our hearts forever.

June 04, 2006 - Msg 4133: I was raised on shows like the Andy Griffith. I have taped and some dvd's that I watch atleast three times a week. I loved watching Adny and Barney work their magic. What I really enjoyed is when Andy got the best of Barney, and the faces and things that Barney whould do, to this day makes me wish that I lived in Mayberry. It was a special show, and Barney just made it so much fun to watch. It sure would be nice to have a neighbor and friend such as Barney and Don. Miss you, and will continue to watch your brilliance. A fan Kathy!

June 05, 2006 - Msg 4134: Barney, you were the best.
Ron Robinson, Ellenwood, Georgia

June 05, 2006 - Msg 4135: Thank you,Don. You let me laugh at you - and at myself, too. That kind of generosity comes along only once in a vey great while. Where ever you are now, have eternal fun.

Denver, Colorado

June 06, 2006 - Msg 4136: I know this is for Barney, but,
Andy Griffith just enjoyed his 80th birthday!
Hope you enjoy many more Andy!

June 06, 2006 - Msg 4137: Don Knotts you were amazing you brought laughter to everybody i loved watching the andy griffith show with you and andy in it it was soo funny rest in peace

June 06, 2006 - Msg 4138: I am not an offoicial member of the TAGSRWC, but I am seriously considering it. I have the first six seasons on DVD. My favorite ones are the one in which Don Knotts appears. I will miss him sorely. He was living proof that one can be funny and clean at the same time. God bless you, Don

June 07, 2006 - Msg 4139: Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. Two human beings that have touched the country and the world. I thank you, Don, for your God-given gift to spread your joy. I will dedicate my bible class to you tonight by showing one of your episodes and sharing your gift with the kids I teach from 5 years old to 85 years old and I will promise that your message will reach them all. It always does. Bless you, Don, and I thank the Lord for your gift to us. See you soon.

June 07, 2006 - Msg 4140: Personally, you were a family friend in WV. Professionally, you were the best at good clean decent humor. You had that look which inspired laughter without saying a word. Best of all, you are forever in the hearts and TVs of your fans. Thank God for you and DVD! "I think I'll go and get myself a pop, yep, gonna walk down to Wally's and get myself a pop, yep gonna walk ..."

June 07, 2006 - Msg 4141: You left your mark "Barn". My husband and I love the Andy Griffith Show so much and the role you played that our nickname for each other is "Barn". Our 10 year old never tires of the re-runs either. Your fans, Donna and Windy Greene

June 07, 2006 - Msg 4142: Don you were a great actor who kept many people smiling and laughing. Even though I did not grow up in the 50's and 60's, I wish I did. But, that did not stop me from watching the show. It made me laugh and still does. We all miss you deeply. Lavon Devine Washington

June 08, 2006 - Msg 4143: Thanks to the show I became a Deputy Sheriff in a hick town just like you Barney. Thanks for all the laughs.

June 08, 2006 - Msg 4144: Thanks for making me laugh time and time again !

June 08, 2006 - Msg 4145: I wish I could've met Don Knotts. He'll never know how much he and Andy Griffith brought my family together. I'm only 22, almost finished with school. I used to live in King, NC where Pilot Mtn. is. Actually it was in my back yard. To this day I remember watching TAGS every single night with my parents and younger brother. It brought us all close together. I wish more people could find there way back to Mayberry. Thanks Don for keeping us "real."

June 09, 2006 - Msg 4146: It,s sad to Don pass away. I always wished I would have the honor of meeting him. I have always been told that TAGS is nothing but a dream show and that I should get back to the real world. It is nice to watch an episode of TAGS when I get home from work and think how nice the world would be if it were like TAGS.

June 09, 2006 - Msg 4147: what can you say about a guy you schedule your day around the re-runs, refusing to answer the phone and the endless hours of taped episodes. A day without Barney is a day missed-don reid roanoke virginia

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4148: Hello Don,
I know you are now entertaining JESUS now.I have
a feeling you are going to be very busy in Heaven
also..A devoted fan in Georgia...

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4149: The number one funny man of all time....we love and miss you!!!

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4150: I have watched Andy Griffith show since it started. Barney always makes me laugh. One show in particular is the one were him and Floyd are held captive by three women escape convicts. Just the one liners and the looks Barney threw Floyd still to this day is one of my favorites among so many others. You will be missed.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4151: I just watched Andy Griffith last night and it was the one were Opie was taking care of three baby birds because he was responsible for their mothers death. In the show barney was telling opie how birds talk too each other, and than andy piped and he got the best of barney, like he did so many other times, and of course Barney just looked at him, and with Barney looks were worth a thousand words. You were the master. You will be missed.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4152: i had the honor of meeting don knotts twice... and was truly blessed to do so... i will honor his memory till the end of my days... and he will still be alive... for future generations to enjoy...... god bless the entire cast and crew of the andy griffith show....

kevin shafer florence ky...

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4153: we loved you don ty for everything

June 10, 2006 - Msg 4154: June 11, 2006- I'll always remember Don as one of the funniest and talented men on television. He's gone, but his presence will never be forgotton. Don, and the cast and crew of The Andy Griffith will forever bring a smile to my face.

D. L., St. Louis, MO.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 4155: Don, Thank you for every single laugh you ever brought to my face. I will always remember you as Barn, makin' em obey rule # 1!!! Barnwannabe

June 12, 2006 - Msg 4156: A truly wonderful person in life, and a great contribution to all of us. The humor you created Mr. Knotts will stay with us for a long time. Thank you. Bobby M.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 4157: Don was truly one of the best actors of our time.If you ever watched the andy Griffith Show everyone of us grew to know him.I can watch those reruns forever and never get tired of them. Don, may GOD bless you and we will see you in heaven. CBW Ripon, California

June 12, 2006 - Msg 4158: Will there ever be another Don Knotts?? I think not .. God would never allow it !!

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4159: I grew up without a father and a mother who was frequently in drug rehab. My reflection as to where I get my morals and sense of right and wrong is that I grew up often alone but watched alot of Andy Griffith, father knows best, and many others. The Andy Griffith show was my favorite and tuaght me the most I believe.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4160: Sorry for the spelling above. There were no spelling lessons on the show :)

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4161: No one could play that nervous character that always seem to overcome his fears like Don Knotts. Barney was always there for Andy. He made facing my fears a little easier.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4162: "What just One Person did with His Life"
Don Knott's, "Barney Fife" is a great example of what life is all about. Such a great and moving spirit he was, to live life to the fullest. He wanted to become an entertainer so bad, and it showed through his best performaces on the Andy Griffith Show. How great Andy Griffith was to help Don get the role of Barney Fife. What great chemistry there was there between the two, and all the characters on this show. Don became one of the best true performers of all time, and in Andy's own words "The person that made the show happen". What I really admired about the show, and everyone, was they didn't sell out back then, to make people watch, they just did their thing, and people loved it. I'm only 32, and I watch the show any free time I have. Don Knott's touched so many people, can you even imagine The Andy Griffith Show or our world without Don Knott's? What a great life one person such as he must of had. What I would do, to just go back in time, and just sit along side of the filming crew watching the great performaces take place live of Don, Andy, and the whole cast. What a time that must of been. I always wanted to meet Don Knott's before he passed away, but since that time has passed to ever be possible, the best thing to do now is just keep his love and spirit alive, and give this gift to others, We all know too well that his spirit will always be, and on the "Andy Griffith Show". We Love You Don Knott's, Thank you for being you, so many could lern from you today.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4163: You were are the best Deputy Sheriff that ever lived on the best show that was ever produced in television history. You will be missed.
Carol Ann Brucale, Middle Village, New York

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4164: Here is a small part of a "Larry King Show" transcript you maybe all like to read and listen to Andy and Don of what it was like then.

"Larry King, Andy Griffith and Don Knott's"

LARRY KING: Andy, when you were first on this show for that wonderful hour we did, the retrospective of your career -- and we're going to touch aspects of both of your careers -- you almost started to cry when you talked about Don Knotts. And you said that Don -- in your opinion, Don Knotts was the key to the success of that show. Would you elaborate?

GRIFFITH: I think he was because in the beginning, I was supposed to be -- Don wasn't part of the picture. And I was supposed to be funny and tell little funny stories about the people in Mayberry. And when Don joined the show, by the second episode, I knew that Don should be funny and I should play straight for him. And that made -- that, I think, made the difference in the show.


GRIFFITH: And it gave -- it gave us so much latitude. We could do all manner of kinds of different stories that way.

KING: Was it easy for you to be a klutz?



KING: That came naturally to you.

KNOTTS: That's right.


KING: How did you avoid breaking up, Andy, working with him.

GRIFFITH: I didn't -- I didn't always get by. I laughed at him a lot.

KING: Easy to understand.

GRIFFITH: We laughed off camera a lot.

KNOTTS: Yes! We did a lot of laughing on the set, that's for sure.

"Wish we could of all laughed with them"

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4165: Don i haven't been watching your show that long i just really got into it ive been collecting your seasons i allready have season 4 & 6 Don you bring smiles to my face every time i watch it
maybe someday i will meet you up there

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4166: I know there will never be another Don Knott's or Barney Fife, and that's ok because shows will never be like they made the the Andy Griffith show back then either, so true to the people that played the characters - Pure and innocent. People back then, were not just thinking about how to make as much money as they can, they just wanted to make a good show for audiences to really enjoy, laugh and cry, and characters to care about. Maybe Hollywood could learn something from this show.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4167: "Later Days of Mayberry"
Why Barney had to leave.
In the fall of 1965, Don Knotts would leave the show to pursue a career in feature films. Griffith had said early on that he only planned to do the show for five years. As that time approached Knotts signed a movie contract. Griffith reconsidered his earlier decision and Knotts, who wanted to continue as Barney, tried to get out of or rework his film contract. The film studio wouldn't consider either option so Knotts had to leave the show.

"How we all wish that part of history could of been changed and Don could of kept his steady role of Barney Fife.".

June 13, 2006 - Msg 4168: Well, this may sound strange from a man to another man, but I loved Don. And when he left the show, I missed him very, very much. And I knew there would be a hole in our show. But I knew there would be a hole in my life, too.

- Andy Griffith

June 14, 2006 - Msg 4169: I can't even imagine life without Barney Fife. He was a genius at his craft. I loved how he and Andy would play off each other. Now that is the best entertainment tv has to offer. I did and still do watch the andy griffith show and I laugh just as hard and get just as much pleasure as I did the first time I saw it. You will be missed. A fan forever!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 4170: I wanted to let Andy Griffith know that I can't imagine what you are going through. Everyone should have a friendship like yours and Don. You must be so pround of that, and I hope that each dey without Don in your life is filled with the memories that so much of us would like to have someone so special as Don, I hope you are doing fine. You and Don brought so much joy to so many. Take care, and Don will be greatly missed. Kathy

June 14, 2006 - Msg 4171: Barney, I grew up watching you & I watch you almost every day. You are such a wonderfully talented man, you & Andy were the greatest comedy team ever. I have never cried over any actor before, until you went on to be with The Lord. You are so missed but you will always be in that special place that I go whenever I want to go back to the way that this world ought to still be. Thank you for all of the laughs that you & Andy have given me & for the ones still yet to come. I Love you & Andy too, Gloria in Lexington, TN

June 14, 2006 - Msg 4172: I can recite every show line for line and still laugh. Don was absolutely, hands down, the best and funniest charactor ever to be on black and white television!!! He should always be honored that way. I enjoyed his movies, too, he was second to none. I really miss him, even though I didn't know him, only as Barney. Gary of Indy, "Barney's biggest fan"

June 14, 2006 - Msg 4173: We miss you so much, Don Knotts, you have made such a difference in our life. I have bought all the seasons that are available, and watch them almost every night. You, Andy. amd Little Ron Howard are part of our family.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 4174: My husband and I go to sleep every night with our DVD'S of Andy & Barney. We can't sleep without them. Barney brings back the innocence of life of which we all need these days. He gave us what we all need and that is the way it used to be and wish it still was. Andy and Barney will live in our hearts and souls forever.

June 15, 2006 - Msg 4175: I was very, very saddened to hear about the passing of Don. I remember as a little boy watching The Andy Griffith Show and brag about it to my children who had no idea about the wonderful shows back then in the 60's. I don't even watch the shows on TV now. I get them to watch Andy, Barney and the rest of the cast. As a matter of fact I visited for the first time Mount Airy, NC on yesterday with three of my children and it brought back wonderful memories. I am so glad they still play the reruns. Barney, there will never be another one like you. My condolences to the family. You and the Mayberry family brought much joy to the lives of countless fans. You guys are loved. Dereck Mansion Kenner, LA

June 15, 2006 - Msg 4176: TAGS is a icon of the bygone days of quality television, when a plot was borne to a life by though, caring and talent. It is so apparent how Don's brilliant comedic talent made Barney a real person that we all know and loved. Thanks for your thoughtfullness of character, Don, and making Barney a part of our world and a part of our lives.

June 17, 2006 - Msg 4177: I have enjoyed the Andy Griffith show since I was in Kindergarten in 1963. We have all the black and white shows on DVD. Don Knotts has always made me laugh and has helped me get through each year. Our own children love the show and my wife and I are collecting these shows to show to our grandkids so we can carry on the TAGS tradition. Again, thank you Don Knotts and your family and all of you on the show who made our lives much better.

June 17, 2006 - Msg 4178: I love the suit Barney always wore when he went out with Thelma Lou. It was perfect and so was he

June 17, 2006 - Msg 4179: I love the suit Barney always wore when he went out with Thelma Lou. It was perfect and so was he

June 18, 2006 - Msg 4180: Don, you now know how much the world misses you. You are now in real Mayberry as in heaven. We will still watch you and Earnest T on reruns until we meet again. Terry Wallace, Jackson, TN.

June 18, 2006 - Msg 4181: Thanks fur the memories Don
Tim ray
Ludowici Ga

June 19, 2006 - Msg 4182: my mother grew up with the andy griffin show. she still watches it on tvland. she will forever be an andy griffin show fan. don knotts you will be forever missed, thanks for the memories.
tammy rinker
lock haven,pa

June 19, 2006 - Msg 4183: Don Knotts was a great actor and person. I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show and still watch it today. Thanks Don for all the great memories. No one can replace you!
Thomas Day

June 19, 2006 - Msg 4184: We Will Miss You Don. You made us laugh and you still are. we will miss you very much. Thanks don

June 19, 2006 - Msg 4185: You will be missed greatly Don. I have a grandson that I'm helping to raise, and I hope his Mama will let him watch your shows when gets old enough to watch TV. I grew up with your shows. Thanks Don.

June 20, 2006 - Msg 4186: I am an amateur actor and modelled the comical characters I played based on Don's "Barney" persona. The "Ralph Furley" character on Three's Company was terrific as well. You were truly a brilliant comedic actor and we all miss you deeply. Thank you.

June 20, 2006 - Msg 4187: you will greatly missed. I watch Andy Griffith daily, and find that when I hear Barney's voice of logic I just smile. He was one of the best!

June 21, 2006 - Msg 4188: My daughter, Megan, who is ten years old, would always have a sleep over birthday party. And the one show she wanted to watch on that day was the ghost and Mr. Chicken...She even got West Virginia for her state to make a poster of, and did a forth of it on Don Knotts...She thinks he's cool...

June 21, 2006 - Msg 4189: you were the best. you really didn't have to say a thing. Your face said it all. You will be missed.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 4190: We miss you Barney!

June 21, 2006 - Msg 4191: Don Knotts is one most of the talentist actors ever! I'll miss you Barney

June 22, 2006 - Msg 4192: 'Atta boy, Luther!

-Rob, Salisbury, NC

June 22, 2006 - Msg 4193: You were the best. You and Andy portrayed the simple life. Something we all need to think about.

June 22, 2006 - Msg 4194: What a great friend, actor, and man!

June 22, 2006 - Msg 4195: I remeber watching Don Knotts on the Steve Allen show and laughing till I cried. I was probably 10 years old at the time. Don could get you to laugh without saying a word. His expressions created the magic. One more thing I would like to say and that is it was very obvious to me when I watched the Andy Griffith Show as a child and now as an adult that Andy truly cared and had a deep effection for Don Knotts as Don had for Andy. That in itself seems to me to be the magic behind the show. Read the message on June 13, 2006 - Msg 4168. I knew I was right. Thank you Andy for putting together a cast of characters that made our lives a little better every week.