June 23, 2006 - Msg 4196:
Spending the last 6 months in bed with multiple surgeries, TAGS reruns with Don Knotts have kept me company daily and gave me both laughter and calm in what was otherwise the most painful time of my life. Thanks Don for helping me and so many others. You'll always be with us!
June 23, 2006 - Msg 4197:
I was born well after the Andy Griffith Show was off the air but have enjoyed the re-runs for as long as I can remember. I had recently been sick and I needed something to help get my mind off of the way I was feeling, so I sent a friend out to buy me 6 seasons of the Andy Griffith Show, and then proceeded to re-watch all the episodes back to back over a two week period. There could not be a better medicine then watching Don Knotts play the role of Barney Fife. Their has never been nor will their ever likely be another actor who can combine such zany humour with such a lovable character. He was definetly way a head of his time; I am sure Jim Carey and many other actors have taken a page or two from Don but know one can combine the art of acting with humour like Don . I wish their was a town like Mayberry that I could move to where things were simple and where people cared for one another so much. I think these attributes and the humour of Don offset by the wholesome role of Andy Griffith gave the show its magic, and I would be willing to bet that a hundred years from now people will still be enjoying the show and laughing a loud to the talents of Don Knotts. Thank you Don for all the memories you have created in Mayberry and California in Threes Company and on. Ron Horton, Ontario, Canada
June 23, 2006 - Msg 4198:
Barney is now in heaven; probably running down Otis and Ernest T.
There will never be another actor that can play this character.
Thanks Don (aka Barney) for making the world just a little bit better.
June 24, 2006 - Msg 4199:
The series had begun two years before I was born but, I can honestly say that I have been able to enjoy and love TAGS for better than 30years. I believe that the show would not have history nor the following after 40+ years if it were not for Don's character "Barney Fife". God bless Don and all of those who have gone before to the Mayberry in the sky.
June 24, 2006 - Msg 4200:
Don was an inspiration to us all. I have my own chapter of TAGSRWC, and Barney is my character, and no one can do that quite like him. Thanks Barn!!! Barnwannabe.
June 24, 2006 - Msg 4201:
I just watched The Ghost & Mr. Chicken for the first time in about 30 years. Don was terrrific and funny--as usual. You are missed, sir.
June 25, 2006 - Msg 4202:
I grew up when tv was committed to entertaining. Shows like Andy Griffith did just that. And Barney was the most entertaining character that will ever grace tv then now and well in the future. Thanks for giving your public a great sense of what was. A fan forever Kathy
June 25, 2006 - Msg 4203:
Thank you Mr. Knotts for making us believe that Barney Fife really existed. You were part of the best television show ever made. JEK
June 25, 2006 - Msg 4204:
barney fife was one of kind. and he surely will be missed. i still watch all the reruns. i just love the show and the actors.
a fan forever-gary
June 25, 2006 - Msg 4205:
Don Knotts, as Barney Fife, was simply the funniest character ever on television.
June 26, 2006 - Msg 4206:
June 26, 2006
I grew up watching the Andy Griffith shows (complete with the J-E-L-L-O commercials)& EVERY film that Don Knotts was in. I feel his sense of values, sensitivity, & honesty came thru every time I ever heard him speak at ceremonies, or interviews. The genuine qualities of him will never be duplicated on this old world again. I believe in Heaven, and I believe Don is there, still being silly, & do snazzy dancing while snapping to music for his true Creator/Director! RS-OKC
June 26, 2006 - Msg 4207:
Thanks Mr. Knotts for making me laugh at Barney's character and love him for his clean, wholesome humor. I grew up watching and enjoying every episode and I will grow old watching true icons of television history. You helped make living in this world ever so much easier. a fan forever---Scott
June 26, 2006 - Msg 4208:
Watching Andy Griffith is like soup and a warm blanket on a cold and rainy day. It's like coming home again, even though you know you can never truly go back. With the passing of Don Knotts it is another reminder that we can't go back. But we can visit forever via the legacy of work he left behind in the Andy Griffith show. I know he is resting at ease. God Bless him, for the joy he gave the world.
Sean M. Shields
June 27, 2006 - Msg 4209:
having been a policeman for 30 years, i knew guys just like barney over my career. don played that part perfectly. he was a joy. jd webster
June 27, 2006 - Msg 4210:
I have always been a fan of the Andy Griffith Show and especially of Don Knotts as Barney Fife. As so many others have already said, he gave a unique spin to a character that will never be forgotten. My favorite episodes are those when Barney played a key role. Thank you Don Knotts for providing me with years of laughter and more to come. A faithful Andy Griffith rerun watcher - Allen Hill, Lilburn, Georgia
June 27, 2006 - Msg 4211:
I still enjoy the reruns of the AGS. I think I have seen every epispode there is. Thanks for the laughter in this sad world.
Patt, Edgewater, Fla.
June 27, 2006 - Msg 4212:
I guess I can't say enough about Don! I first saw him on the Steve Allen Show (The Tonite Show) back in the 50's as the "Roavvvving Reporter" and the "Brain Surgen". He would get Steve Allen rolling off his chair as he tried to interview him. I new then that I would follow his carrer. I sure didn't know the Lord had the plan that he handed to me. Yes, it was a wonderful plan that I do and will cherrish every day for the rest of my life.
I don't think he really understood the impact he made and now, left behind. He was and will be be remembered for the wonderful, zanny, carefree, always in control (HAHA), and the ability to make anyone laugh. I know I will have a big void in my life. "Thank You" Don Knotts, for all the joy and letting me call you my friend.
The world is a better place because of you!
You will live on forever in our hearts and in Mayberry.
aka; Barney Fife Impersonator
June 28, 2006 - Msg 4213:
thanks for all the laughter. it seems that I never get tired of the andy griffith show. Both Don and Andy gave everyone such joy. You will be greatly missed. Kathy, St. Paul, Mn.
June 28, 2006 - Msg 4214:
I just wanted to let Don's family know that they are in my prayers. Don was a staple in our house, whether it was Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company or his movies, I laugh so hard some times, and all life's worries go away. Thanks for all the memories! A fan forever
June 28, 2006 - Msg 4215:
Don Knotts goes hand in hand with the best times of my life. The Andy Griffith Show was truly a very heartwarming half hour that I never missed. I always wished that I lived in Mayberry and had such fine and outstanding people to share my life with. The humanity and respect for one another, and the laughter was such a refreshing thing to watch and that is why I still watch. You will be greatly missed!
June 28, 2006 - Msg 4216:
Don Knotts did not have to say a thing. His face said it all. You were one of a kind, and you will be greatly missed. A fan always, Hunter
June 28, 2006 - Msg 4217:
I know it may sound like an odd combination....but the three most popular celebrities in our house when i was little...was Elvis,Billy Graham and Don Knotts.We made a family evening out of every Don Knotts and Tim Conway adventure...What a treasure.My own two sons... at 14 and 16...can recite so many of barneys lines and they even bought a 4 movie collection of Don for me for my birthday.My family still Puts in a season 4 or 5 dvd every night...Thank you Don,and all the gang for so many pleasant times
June 28, 2006 - Msg 4218:
Tv was at its best back when such shows like Andy Griffith was on, and thank God for DVD's. I watch one of The Andy Griffith show each night before I go to bed, and somehow things just don't look so bad. You were a genuis! Fans forever, Hollie and Honey
June 29, 2006 - Msg 4219:
Even Though Don Was Only On For 5 Of The 8 Seasons...I Think The First 5 Were The Best I Like Andy Alot But I Love Don...He Was A Real Hoot...With A Look He Could Make You Laugh...Fife Will Live On...On DVD And Reruns...And In Our Hearts Forever.
June 30, 2006 - Msg 4220:
Don was the show. May God bless his soul and "rest in peace".
June 30, 2006 - Msg 4221:
Don I can watch you over and over again, but you never bore me. Your to funny. Barney is the show.
July 01, 2006 - Msg 4222:
It does not matter how far away from home you are, Mayberry with Andy and Barney will always be my home. Thanks to both Don and Andy!
July 01, 2006 - Msg 4223:
I grew up watching Mayberry, and now watch reruns of the Andy Griffith show. Don Knotts was one of the greatest comedic actors in the world and is sorely missed by all his fans. Don is probably making everyone laugh in Heaven.
July 02, 2006 - Msg 4224:
Mayberry....My Home Town.
I was raised in Ellerslie Georgia, a place that is like Mayberry. Everyone knew everyone. The Andy Griffith Show was, and still is,very important to me. It reminds me of the simple life that I had as a kid, and of the values that my Father taught me.
Barny was the perfect charachtor. Every town has a "Barney".
Although Don Knotts is gone, his life lives on through Barney.
Barney Fife was, and still is, the funniest figure on TV.
He is sadly missed.
Bobby R. Stringfellow, Jr.
July 02, 2006 - Msg 4225:
I will never stop watching the comic genuis of Don Knotts. He helps make this world so mush more enjoyable. thank you and Andy for all the great memories. Kathy
July 03, 2006 - Msg 4226:
I BELEIVE IN HEAVEN, AND I BELIVE GOD HAS A SENCE OF HUMOR. I GUESS DON KNOTTS IN THERE NOW ENTERTAINING OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. HE DID SUCH A GREAT JOB OF ENTERTAINNING US HERE. I WATCH RERUNS ALMOST EVERY DAY AND LAUGH JUST LIKE THE VERY FIRST TIME I SAW THE SHOW. GOD BE WITH DON'S FAMILY .
July 03, 2006 - Msg 4227:
Don Knotts was such a great entertainer. His comic genuis and the way Andy always got one over on him, and the way Barney reacted just puts a smile on my face. Barney had a way with words, and no one can do it better. God Bless Don's family and good friend Andy Griffith. Kathy Hamilton
July 03, 2006 - Msg 4228:
Barney Fife (& Ralph Furley & Mr Limpet) will live 4ever entertaining future generations in Syndication! Just like the Little Rascals, Shirley Temple & Lucy!
July 03, 2006 - Msg 4229:
there will never be another like Don Knotts...He was for sures my most favorite entertainer ever...I have every Barney and film he put out...God bless you and you will never be forgotten....Frankie Gonzalez of Albuqerque.NM
July 05, 2006 - Msg 4230:
Thanks Don!!! You were always my favorite!!!
July 06, 2006 - Msg 4231:
Thanks for the memories Don.. I don't know of any actors that can bring good clean humor to a home the way that you did and hopefully always will.
July 07, 2006 - Msg 4232:
My most favorite Don Knotts moment was when he and Floyd were held hostage by three female convict escapees in a cabin. I can still see Barney dancing with one of the inmates while Floyd was smiling and eating a banana. The one liners in that half hour were priceless, just like Don Knotts was, priceless. Thanks for all the warm fuzzies, and you will be greatly missed.
July 08, 2006 - Msg 4233:
Thanks Mr. Knotts!!! I grew up enjoying your Deputy Fife character as well as other movies you were in. I think my favorites (movies) are the Apple Dumpling Gang Movies, but I know I can watch any movie or t.v. show you were in and I can walk away feeling great because of the laughter and joy your character brings. When it comes to good, clean, family entertainment Don Knotts, "Nips it in the bud." You will be greatly missed, but as Bob Hope would say, "Thanks for the memories." God Bless - Russ, Marietta, Ohio
July 08, 2006 - Msg 4234:
Don, all I can say is thank's. What a funny, gentle hearted guy you are.
July 08, 2006 - Msg 4235:
I was lucky enough to take our Barney and Otis (Siberian Huskies named CH Savitar's Deputy Fife and CT Savitars Pipe Down Otis)to meet Don in person in Kansas City 12 years ago at the TV station. He was so gracious to us, he laughed so much when we told him we had to leave Thelma Lou (CH Savitar's Miss Mayberry)at home because we couldn't handle more than 2 of the dogs. He even signed the pictures for us when we went to the New Dinner Theatre to see him a week later. I will never forget the funny man, who was such a great human being. He lives forever with us in his humor-and thank heavens for the videos we have. Carol Clark, Kansas City, MO
July 09, 2006 - Msg 4236:
THERE WILL NEVER BE T.V. OR AN ACTOR LIKE DON KNOTTS EVER!! ENJOY HEAVEN .
July 09, 2006 - Msg 4237:
We want to thank you for all the laughs.You would cheer us up when we were down.See you in Heaven,Don. Mizer's/Myrtle Beach
July 09, 2006 - Msg 4238:
There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. Mr. Knotts sir, you have touched so
many people. You must surely, be friends with God. I look forward to meeting you one day.
July 10, 2006 - Msg 4239:
There is no words to exprsss the joy that Don Knotts brought to this show. We will always love you and cherish the laughs we had. Hopefully we will meet again in heaven!!! Until then we will always have you in our hearts!!! Amber Edge
July 11, 2006 - Msg 4240:
I enjoyed growing up with Barney and I hope he rests in peace.
July 12, 2006 - Msg 4241:
I knew the day would come when we would have to bid Barney good-bye but that knowledge did make his passing any easier. Barney Fife is the greatest TV character ever created, and only Don Knotts could play him. The world is a sadder place without Barney. Rest in peace!
July 12, 2006 - Msg 4242:
Best show ever...timeless in a world going down the drown...it hurts to lost people like Don Knotts. You are and will be forever missed
July 12, 2006 - Msg 4243:
Best show ever...timeless in a world going down the drain...it hurts to lost people like Don Knotts. You are and will be forever missed
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4244:
don knotts always made me laugh, no matter what was going on in the world such as it is today. I can only thank tv land for still showing the Andy Griffith, and the dvd's that I have collected. This world does nothing to help people's moral, but watching Barney helps me get through each day. May you rest in peace, and you are greatly missed
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4245:
I grew up watching the folks in Mayberry. I have watched Don Knotts through all of his career. He can take ANY character from Barney Fife to Ralph Furley...and make us believe that they really are people we know. I loved him like I would a friend, even though I've never met him offically. He had a great way of doing that. I will miss him greatly.
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4246:
don knotts is my hero
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4247:
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4248:
I look forward to one day meeting Don Knotts in heaven. The world is a little worse off not having Don Knotts in it. We Love you Don.
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4249:
Heaven is graced with Don Knotts presence.
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4250:
I was born in 1961. So the only way I remember seeing him be Barney Fife was in reruns. I have to begin along road of major dental work. I will Don Knotts stuff to read and watch through DVD's. I love you forever Don. Mary Lease Rochester, Michigan
July 13, 2006 - Msg 4251:
I grew up in North Carolina watching Mayberry. What a treat! The stories were so real and everyone seemed like you knew them in real life. Don Knotts was not the same in other work but I did enjoy some of his movies as a child like the Ghost and Mr. Chicken. I will pass along these shows to my children, one of which is 2 years old now. The messages and joy those Andy shows brought to my life are unforgetable. Without Barney, they just were not the same. I will forever have fond memories of Mayberry and hope that we in America can return to that place. God Bless Don Knotts.
Tom Brame, Pensacola, FL
July 14, 2006 - Msg 4252:
there will never be another Barney. His great comic timing and his facial expressions says it all. He was such a pleasure to watch. I liked it when Andy would get the best of Barney, and the way Barney would react. You will be missed!
July 14, 2006 - Msg 4253:
July 14, 2006 - Msg 4253: Don Knotts (Barney) you were truly one of a kind. I never get tired of watching TAGS. I raised my children watching the show and I will raise my grandchildren the same way. You are forever in our hearts. You will be missed. God Bless. Gina, Eldridge, AL
July 15, 2006 - Msg 4254:
I grew up watching the andy griffith show and it was Don Knotts that made the program a success. I work as a security officer in a high tech place where our ID scan badges have our pictures on them. Mine has Don Knotts picture. We will miss him deeply. Richard Byrd, CA.
July 15, 2006 - Msg 4255:
One of the greatest character actors of all time....and truly one of a kind. I will continue to enjoy his genuis through the magic of DVD's...
Terry Vinson - Nashville, TN
July 16, 2006 - Msg 4256:
Don, make sure all of them folks up in heaven follow the rules, especially writing on the walls!!!
July 16, 2006 - Msg 4257:
MAN YOU WERE THE ABSOLUTE BEST ACTOR FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEST SHOW EVER MADE. I ALWAYS WANTED TO MEET YOU AND JUST SIT DOWN AND TALK TO YOU. I CAN ALMOST BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE THE SAME LOVING PERSON THAT YOU WERE ON TAGS. I ALSO LOVED YOUR CHARACTER IN "NO TIME FOR SARGENTS" AS WELL AS ANDY'S CHARACTER. ANDY WAS AWESOME AS WELL. IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A SHERIFF AND A DEPUTY LIKE THE TWO OF YOU. BRENT---MARYVILLE, TN.
July 16, 2006 - Msg 4258:
You are missed so much & I always watch reruns of andy griffith show & love every minute. I wish I could have known you & andy in person. I am sure you would have taken the time to chat & tell me of your success. You were the utmost best entertainer of all times . NC.
July 16, 2006 - Msg 4259:
I just have a hard time knowing that Barney Fife has left all his fans. Don Knotts and Andy Griffith are both my all time favorites. They are the kind of people you wish you could have as friends. You are missed, and I will always have time to watch the good folks of Mayberry. God Bless, KH
July 16, 2006 - Msg 4260:
I'm sure glad I was raised watching the Andy Griffith Show. It was as important to me as going to church. Really! The fine moral content that show held, nothing can compare. You were and still are greatly respected, not just as an actor but as a fine human being. God Bless! KY
July 16, 2006 - Msg 4261:
They don't make them like they use too. There will never be anyone that could even come close to your great comic timing. You will be missed. Hunter
July 17, 2006 - Msg 4262:
The Andy Griffith Show is one of my favorite shows. It's one of those shows you can watch anytime with anyone! Don Knotts has always been one of my favorite TV comedians. My favorite movie with Don K would have to be "The Ghost and Mr.Chicken" He was definitely a great addition to Three's Company too. Don you will always be remembered! Thanks for all the laughs! Sean -- Lansdale, PA
July 17, 2006 - Msg 4263:
you are greatly missed! Kathy
July 17, 2006 - Msg 4264:
Dear Mr. Knotts,
Barney Fife was a gift to us. There is noone else who who could played this character with the finesse and class that you did. The Andy Griffith show will always have a place in my heart and my home. Rest in peace Mr. Knotts, you may be gone but you left us enough grand memories to last a lifetime. Thanks for all the laughter. We will treasure forever, the memories you left us. You will be missed. God Bless you! Charlotte
July 17, 2006 - Msg 4265:
I LOVE you Barney.
July 17, 2006 - Msg 4266:
I was not born when the Andy Griffith show aired but I have since grown to love it and my kids have grown up watching the shows as well. It was a simple time when things were just set in a friendly family setting I loved it and wish some times things were still simple as they were in Mayberry. Don will be missed greatly I know he is in Heaven bringing smiles to many faces! as a similar quote from one of his movies "THAT A BOY BARNEY!!"
July 18, 2006 - Msg 4267:
I going to miss don knotts' humor
July 18, 2006 - Msg 4268:
There are three programs I never miss, and the Andy Griffith Show is one of them. The phrase They don't make them like they use to really holds true with this show. Don Knotts was one of my favorites. You will be missed. Hollie
July 19, 2006 - Msg 4269:
Mr. Knotts, you will be very much missed as one of the best actors of all time. With that said, I believe you will be missed more as a friend from the recollections I have heard from people like Andy Griffith and Ronny Howard. Although I only got to see the show as reruns, the character of Barney Fife and all the shows that had Barney as an integral character kept thousands and thousands of people glued to their TV sets. This in in addition to life skills that were learned by many of us via the cast of The Andy Griffith Show. Rest in Peace. Posted by Todd Smith, University Place, WA.
July 19, 2006 - Msg 4270:
I was born in 1962 and starting watching the reruns I watch them over and over my favorites is the ones with Barney Mr. Don Notts. His passing is like losing a good friend. He will be miss, but will go on and on in the wonderful comedies he was in. Thanks Mr.Notts for making the world smile...Stephen K. Moore, Ponce de Leon, Florida
July 20, 2006 - Msg 4271:
I have watched the shows my entire life and living near "Mayberry" and "Mt. Pilot" made it even more special to me and my entire family. I have seen most shows over and over again but never fail to laugh and cry at seeing them once more. Thanks Don for all the laughs and for making everyday troubles disappear for just a little while as I visited "Mayberry" one more time. God speed to you my friend and thanks.
July 20, 2006 - Msg 4272:
Don Knotts may have passed on,
but BARNEY FIFE will never die.
July 21, 2006 - Msg 4273:
Don would have been 82 today ! Happy Birthday in Heaven, Barn -- hope Aunt Bee madee you a cake !
July 21, 2006 - Msg 4274:
From the days of the Steve Allen Show to No Time for Sergeants and ultimely The Andy Griffith Show, Don Knotts has been a part of my every day life. His classic and historical role as Barney Fife will live forever. A matchless talent that Hollywood will never be able to reproduce or the Andy Griffith Show for that much. His passing brought tears to my eyes but they are replaced with laughter watching him be Barney. Now "Leaning On the EverLasting Arms", God Bless you and your family. Charlie D Jacksonville, Fl.
July 21, 2006 - Msg 4275:
Don I hope you had a great B-day.
July 21, 2006 - Msg 4276:
Don, Thank you so much for all that you've given us. From your early works to the later ones, you always brought a great sense of joy and decency to our lives.
We miss you and love you,
Clyde in Oklahoma
July 21, 2006 - Msg 4277:
There will never be another Don Knotts. Thanks, Don For all the laughs youv'e brought us. The Andy Griffith Show would have never been the same without you. When I die and go to heaven you're the first person I want to talk to.
Out and over, uh 10-40, uh ByE!
Your biggest fan in Aiken, SC
July 22, 2006 - Msg 4278:
Happy Birthday Don, an tell otis, aunt bee, floyd and the gang hey from all of us here. bye now ya hear !
July 22, 2006 - Msg 4279:
Don Knotts as Barney Fife was without a doubt the funniest character I have ever seen. When I turn the reruns on TV or put in a DVD to watch I just crack up laughing everytime I see Barn. My wife says what are you laughing about nobody's done anything yet and I just say yeah but I know what's coming next and no matter how many times I watch TAGS, Barney still cracks me up. Don is someone who will forever be remembered by me. Thanx, Don for all those great memories. Hope to meet ya in Heaven some day. Joe, Greencastle, Pa.
July 25, 2006 - Msg 4280:
THE BLACK AND WHITE EPISODES WERE THE BEST. DON WAS THE SHOW. MY FAVORITE EPISODE WAS WHEN DON GIVES INFORMATION TO A REPORTER TRYING TO GET DIRT ON ANDY. HE THEN STUCK UP FOR ANDY IN A SPEECH THAT DEFINED WHAT MAYBERRY WAS ALL ABOUT.
July 25, 2006 - Msg 4281:
I've always loved the B&W episodes of the Andy Griffith show. I am an actor by trade, and I've always admired Don Knotts' work on the show. He had incredible range, from the excited, nervous guy wanting to impress and be important, to the embarrassed, hurt individual who never meant any harm. When Mr. Knott's was the latter, it always broke my heart. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Don Knotts a couple of years ago at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, and he was very wonderful and gracious. I'm glad to say I had the chance to tell him how much I admired his work before he passed on.
Alfonso, Los Angeles
July 25, 2006 - Msg 4282:
don knotts was one of the greatest tv actors that ever lived and he always will be in our hearts-mathew morin age 12.
July 25, 2006 - Msg 4283:
The Andy Griffith show was one of my favorite T.V. shows and will always be. As I have seen the re-runs hundreds of times, I always seem to get a feeling of warmth and laughter. There was something innocent about the town of Mayberry, that we rarely may ever see again in our lives. Sometimes I feel like Aunt B, Andy, Barney and the others were like family. Don Knotts expressions, really made the show come alive with his enthusiasm, excitement and comedic humor. Although Don has passed away, I hope his re-runs
will continue to be shown forever, and his comedy will bring laughter for generations to come. Farewell my friend, may you rest in peace in Heaven. James Chane, CA.
July 25, 2006 - Msg 4284:
July 25, 2006---AS WE GATHER TOGETHER AROUND THE TELEVISION AT NIGHT WE PLACE A RERUN OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW INTO OUR DVD PLAYER. YOU SEE MY MOTHER IS A HOSPICE PATIENT AND I HER DAUGHTER (A HOSPICE NURSE) ALONG WITH MY HUSBAND (WHO IS A PARAMEDIC)SIT AND SIMPLY ENJOY THE HUMOR, THE MORALES AND THE CALMING PRESENCE OF ALL THE CHARACTERS OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. TAGS HAS BEEN THERAPY FOR MY MOTHER AS SHE LAUGHS AT BARNEY, HAS RESPECT FOR ANDY AND AUNT BEA, AND JUST LOVES OPIE AND ALL HIS LESSONS OF LIFE. DON KNOTTS WILL BE MISSED HIS PURE AND SIMPLE HEART IS A BLESSING TO ALL WHO WATCH HIM! THANKS AGAIN TAGS FOR BRINGING LAUGHTER INTO THE HEARTS AND HOME OF A HOSPICE FAMILY! MAY GOD KEEP YOU ALL! E&K&J OHIO
July 26, 2006 - Msg 4285:
Was Elvis ever on the show
July 26, 2006 - Msg 4286:
Bless you Don.
July 26, 2006 - Msg 4287:
the andy griffith show was off air long before my time but the re-runs of it and movies such as the shakiest gun in the west, mr. limpet, and the ghost an mr. chicken will keep don Knotts in my heart an memories Bless u Don and rest in peace
July 26, 2006 - Msg 4288:
Hats off to Barney on the "Jailbreak" episode. You would have thought he'd use a stunt double to try and stop that V-8 station wagon and trailer....But NOOOOO, not Barney, he handled that scene all alone. But seriously Don, your talent and humor was just the best. We shall miss you greatly.
July 27, 2006 - Msg 4289:
I haven't read all of the tributes, but it looks like I'm one of the blessed few who grew up watching TAGS before they were reruns.
There are too many words to express what TAGS has done and still does to my spirit. Always uplifting, hysterically funny and Mr. Don Knotts was the best. I plan to meet him when I get to heaven so I hope I can return the favor and maybe make him laugh a little too.
God Bless you Mr. Knotts
July 27, 2006 - Msg 4290:
Nothing makes me laugh harder that a good Barney Fife imitation! "You are now standing in the nerve center of the whole Jail operation. These are our maximum security cells..................."
July 27, 2006 - Msg 4291:
don knotts was a big laugh me and my whole family watched the andy griffith show every night on tv land i want every season of the andy griffith show to me its the worlds greatest tv show we all miss barney fife very much for he will always be in our hearts don knotts was a great comedian ive seen him in lots of movies like gus he was funny on that movie he always twitched and in 3s company boy he was funny thats 2 of the best comedians you could ever get don knotts and jhon ritter i wish i could meet don knotts i hope i get to visit his grave some day the world misses you barney fife!
July 27, 2006 - Msg 4292:
july 27'2006 msg 4291- mathew morin age 12
July 27, 2006 - Msg 4293:
Fearless Fife - You are the man.
July 27, 2006 - Msg 4294:
Ain't nobody like Barney Fife & there never will be another man like him....ever!!! I watch the Andy Griffith every day. There's just no better show in the world. I been watching since I was a little girl & I'm 47 yrs. old now & I still love the show more than ever . They simply must keep it on all the time.
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4295:
The Andy Griffith show was good wholesome television. Ther has never been any other show that has come close to it. God bless Don Knotts and all the cast for a wonderful show. Paul G. Dover Sr. Leesburg, Georgia.
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4296:
Miss You Barney (Don). I watch The Andy Griffith show every evening in Juneau Alaska. Barney Fife was always my favorite on that show, and when he left it, it was never the same. I also enjoy watching some of Don's movies; my favorite one is "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken". Rest now, Don...we always will remember you.
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4297:
Every time the Andy Griffith show comes on its like "okay wonder what Barney is up to this time"!
Barney and Otis were the best!!
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4298:
I love TAGS and always have and Don Knotts is one of the reasons why. There will never be another like him.
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4299:
I have so many favorite Barney moments, but the one of my best ones was when barney and floyd were held hostage at a cabin be three escaped female inmates. Ihe banter between Barney, Floyd and the three women was funny from the beginning to the end. Barney you will be missed, fans forever kathy and sara
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4300:
andy and barney were two of my favorites. they both had such a gift of caring. i still watch and enjoy probably more today, it gives me a escape for all the bad things you hear on the news. Thanks for making this world much more pleasant. A fan forever Kathleen
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4301:
I salute you DEPUTY FIFE, for a job WELL DONE.
In the Mayberry that I hold in my memories, I
award you the title of "HONORARY SHERIFF of MAYBERRY". Rest In Peace Sir.
July 28, 2006 - Msg 4302:
Your the real thing, Barney. Cherish your times with Thelma Lou, and be assured that, it just wasn't ment to be.
July 29, 2006 - Msg 4303:
Hey to Barney!
I grew up watching TAGS from the first show on, i still watch today and laugh just as hard. You are timeless. Thanks for all the lessons about life and for all of the laughs. You were one of a kind, a true classic.
July 29, 2006 - Msg 4304:
i grew up watching such classica as the andy griffith show. I can't remember a time we missed watching that incrediable show. it was when people spoke well about each other, and with the Andy Griffith show, all you got was quality tv. Whenever I need a good laugh or a heartfelt feeling, I watch Andy, Don and the rest of the Mayberry residences, and all that bothers me just simply goes away. Not thats great tv. Barney was one of the funniest characters on the show, and his humor just made everything fall in place. Barney Fife was everyone's friend. He will be greatly missed. A fan forever, Kathie
July 29, 2006 - Msg 4305:
Watching Barney is one of the greatest pleasures I can think of. God Bless, and you will be missed! Hunter Hamilton
July 29, 2006 - Msg 4306:
Barney never had to say a thing. His facial expressions said it all. He was one of the best. You will be missed, A fan forever, Honey
July 30, 2006 - Msg 4307:
I grew up watching Barney and Andy. Now that I am an adult, my children and grandchildren watch
it too. I can watch it now and that is the only time that you don't think about or worry about anything else is when you are watching those shows. There is a lesson for each child to learn in each and every show and they will learn right from wrong if all kids will just watch the reruns and keep the legend going it could help this messed up world we live in today.
There never will be another Barney Fife EVER!!
A Forever Fan: Dianne
July 30, 2006 - Msg 4308:
Barney you were simply the best, and you are greatly missed! sara
July 30, 2006 - Msg 4309:
Don and Andy made tv just the best to watch. You could tell that they were truly great friends. The show was just extension of that. Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee, Opie and all the other colorful, and caring citizens were just a joy to watch. Barney you will be missed!
July 30, 2006 - Msg 4310:
July 30, 2006 - I grew up watching Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee, and Opie week after week. And Barney was my favorite character. I loved his humor, his antics, his goofy sayings: "Nip it in the bud!" There will never be another character like Barney, or the man who played him. Thanks, Barney (Don) for the memories! You will be missed but loved, by many fans. A fan forever, LucyLee
July 30, 2006 - Msg 4311:
You brought Joy and Happiness in our lives! You made us laugh! And there is nothing on TV now, that can ever bring that innocence back to us.
You are forever in our hearts! Audrey
July 30, 2006 - Msg 4312:
I still watch all the reruns Barney has brought so much joy into our lives today and forever. He was really loved by all his fans. RIP
July 31, 2006 - Msg 4313:
Don Knotts just about made the show with his character Barney. I used to love when he'd get upset/surprised and opened his eyes so WIDE.....When my older son would get excited/upset, his eyes would open up like Barney's.....So instead of Bette Davis eyes, my son had "Barney Fife Eyes".....what a hoot!
The entertainment world lost a great soul when Don moved on to the next scene.......
Jeanie Coolahan, Arizona City, AZ
July 31, 2006 - Msg 4314:
I loved the show and all the characters. I believe Don Knotts said toward the end of his life that he didn't care if they did re-makes of anything he did except the role of Barney Fife. I agree. That was his and his alone. That was his defining role of a lifetime, and he played it to perfection.
July 31, 2006 - Msg 4315:
Don Knotts is the best! We love watching the Andy Griffith show! We wished we could meet you.
July 31, 2006 - Msg 4316:
We love you Don. God bless!
July 31, 2006 - Msg 4317:
I have been a fan of TAGS since I was a little girl. One of my Chihuahuas is named "Barney Fife" and he lives up to his name in every way.
Earth's loss is Heaven's gain...
July 31, 2006 - Msg 4318:
TAGS was a family favorite when I was groing up. For many years I worked night shifts and watched TAGS reruns at noon. To this day I still watch reruns every chance I get. My favorite episodes are the ones where Barney Fife has a significant presence. I can't even imagine anyone but Don Knotts as Barney Fife. He always made me laugh and he will be missed but not forgotten.
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4319:
Rest in peace, Don. Thank you for all the great laughs and memories. You are truly one of the greatest comedic actors of all time.
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4320:
I've watched The Andy Griffith Show for as long as I can remember. He brought laughter to our lives and joy to our hearts. I appreciate Don for the great actor he is first and for his superb role as Barney Fife second. Both will be missed. Tim
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4321:
I am from Mt.Airy NC, Andy Griffith's hometown, and have been watching TAGS all my life. Losing Barney Fife was a great loss to the entertainment industry and also anyone who has ever watched The Andy Griffith Show! Noone could have ever played Barney as well as Don did! He was a big reason the show was so popular! You will be missed but always remembered Barney!
A Barney Fan from Mayberry
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4322:
Thank you, Don Knotts, for creating the most memorable character of television. I own most of the shows, but continue to watch TV Land at 8:00 every evening I can. The dialogue is ingrained, but I never tire of visiting that utlimate hometown with the ultimate deputy and friend. I wish I could have told you in person.
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4323:
Here we are five months after Don's passing and people are still posting comments as to the quality of TAGS and the admiration they have for Don Knotts. Today's entertainment executives should take note of this. I sincerely doubt that any modern day television show or actor would elicit this level of outpouring of love and respect. Interesting that I find myself in better shape these days because I exercise much more and watch televsion much less....
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4324:
I enjoyed Don Knotts on Three's Company and the Andy Griffith Show!
NIP IT IN THE BUD!!!
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4325:
From KITT and Michael Knight
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4326:
THERE WILL NEVER BE A NOTHER MAN AS GOOD AS DON KNOTTS WAS. WE WILL ALLWAYS REMEMBER HIM FOR THE GREAT MOVIES HE PLAYED IN I CANT RECALL A ONE THAT HE MADE THAT DID NOT MAKE YOU LAUGH MR KNOTTS WE WILL MISE YOU GOD BLESS YOU
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4327:
I managed to get your autograph but I have to say that I sure miss you Don!
August 01, 2006 - Msg 4328:
ONE OF THE BEST PART OF MY DAY IS SITTIG DOWN TO WATCH BARNEY, WE WILL NVER HAVE ANOTHER LIKE HIM, I FEEL LIKE I LOST A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY, THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE FOR HAVING YOU IN IT, I LOVE YOU BARNEY. I MISS YOU...BONNIE WACHEL
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4329:
My favorite episode is where Barney gets a new car. There is a special place in Heaven for Don Knotts. I hope to meet you one day!.....Debbie Lawson, Jasper, GA
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4330:
So many memories they cannot be counted. TAGS had to be the best show made, and wouldn't have been half what it was without old Barn. Thanks.
J Wright, Branson, MO
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4331:
I can watch the Andy show over and over - Barney was the best!! I can still hear him try to recite the preamble to the Constitution, and can hear him say "nip it in the bud". I can see him and Gomer going through the haunted house with bugged out eyes. My all time favorite episode is Barney falling asleep in church listening to the boring visiting preacher Dr. Breem.
There will never be anyone as funny as Don Knotts portraying Barney Fife. God bless him for all the happiness he has brought the world.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4332:
I have always enjoyed watching Mr. Knotts and I really loved him in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. My favorite saying of his which I use a lot with my family is "Nip it in the bud". I have never seen anyone get so worked up about stuff like he did. Miss you Don..........:)
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4333:
Whenever I've had a bad day I could just watch
the any Griffith show and before long I was laughing and smiling cause it just makes you feel that way. All my life I've loved it and still do. Television doesn't make you feel that way anymore I'm just thankful that some stations understand we need to still see the show. Thanks Don Knotts for all the crazy moments and smiles you have brought to my face.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4334:
I was also very sad to hear of Don Knotts passing. TAGS was such much a part of my life growing up. So many laughs, so many memories. How many times did we see Barney Fife struggle to get his revolver out of his holster? Or the time he purchased the used car from the Conn Artists and while Barney was driving the car the steering wheel started to rise up at him? And the look on his face when this happened? Priceless! :-) Aside from the Andy Griffith Show, I remember my Grandmother taking me to the movies as a little boy to see Don Knotts in "The Incredible Mr. Lipid" - Don Knotts was great in that movie as a man who gets his wish and becomes a fish and then plays a vital role in helping the USA defeat the Japanese in the Pacific. Don was also great as Mr. Furley on "Three's Company" In the late 1970's & early 1980's. In short, Don Knotts was a comedic genius whose name belongs in mentioning with some of the other great comedic actors of his generation. He will live forever in our hearts filled with laughter. I am sure he is smiling right now seeing and hearing how much happiness he brought to so many people. God Bless!
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4335:
thank you don for making life better. paul, chino calif
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4336:
I'd like to thank this web site for allowing us all to write a few kind words about Mr. Knotts I know he has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. TV is not what it once was it has gone down the tubes so to say. I just thank the man above for these great reruns that we get to see. Other wise there wouldn't be any tv worth watch. TAGS is by far better than any thing on today.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4337:
I just want to say how happy he made me everytime I watched him, Barney was my favorite! I will always smile when I think of him and I know his family has happy memories too! My best wishes to his family, he was wonderful! Ruth Malone, Millington,Tennessee
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4338:
One of my favorite scenes is in The Ghost & Mr. Chicken, where Luther is going to have lunch with Alma. Just watch the nervous movements that Luther makes oncee he realizes he has a chance to be with Alma but has to mail a package first. And then the speech he makes at the county fair! Bravery! The electrician must have been a democrat! I'd rather eat good food than bad food any ole day of the week! These are classic lines that get repeated regularly by me, and now my kids as well!
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4339:
Don Knotts was the ONLY person that could have made Barney Fife so time enduring. He had the mannerisms that made him(Barney) so memorable and I have to say, I will watch those episodes COUNTLESS times and enjoy them as if it were the first time. Don Knotts will ALWAYS be with us!!
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4340:
Thanks Barney (Don)! You will be missed by me more than you can imagine. I grew up with you and Andy and the rest of the cast, and I get to remember you when the re-runs are on at night. God Bless you and rest in peace. I hope I get to meet you again in Mayberry Heaven.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4341:
I just discovered this website, and wonder how many more testimonials would be received if it were widely know. If laughter is the best medicine, then the character of Barney Fife is the ultimate healer. I feel that Don Knotts portrayal of Barney is the greatest role ever conceived. Like most on this site, TAGS has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The characters seem like family. I have the first five seasons on DVD, an autographed picture of Mr. Knotts as Barney, and the best memories possible. Thanks to all responsible for Barney. W. I. Woods Evansville, IN.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4342:
The inimitable Don Knotts died recently, however,
Barney Fife will live on in our hearts forever. You see, while he kept his bullet in his pocket over his heart, he kept us in his other pocket because he cared and tried to do what is right in his own inept way.
This, for me, is the legacy of Don and Barney. They both had the quiet courage that comes within the stillness of ourselves.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4343:
AUGUST 4,2006 I know every show that you have made. I even can say what is going to be said next. I laugh just as hard as I did the first time I watched the show. Barney you were the greatest. Thank to all in the show for year of great entertainment.
August 02, 2006 - Msg 4344:
I met Don Knotts at a signing he gave in the mall. I had been a fan since I was in elementary school and after yards and yards of people waiting in line he was so friendly to me and so kind. I will always remember him fondly and hold on to my autographed pictured.
August 03, 2006 - Msg 4345:
Hey everyone this is EARNEST T. Bass!!
August 03, 2006 - Msg 4346:
Boss Hogg was here!!
August 03, 2006 - Msg 4347:
Thank you, Don Knotts, for the gift of Barney Fife.
August 03, 2006 - Msg 4348:
Just the name Don Knotts makes me smile. What a wonderful gift! Thanks!
August 03, 2006 - Msg 4349:
Barney Fife will endure forever. Don Knotts made that possible. Thanks for being in our lives.
August 04, 2006 - Msg 4350:
I know that heaven must be enjoying Don Knotts! I still am in the reruns. I love him! Thank you for Barney, Mr. Limpit...
August 04, 2006 - Msg 4351:
I have been a fan of Don Knotts every since he became Barney Fife. He makes my like just a little more tolerable, because he had such a special gift. Laughter is the best medicine. Thanks Barney for making my life that much easier. Fans forever Kathy, Holie, Hunter and Honey
August 04, 2006 - Msg 4352:
I WAS BORN NOT TO FAR FROM MORGANTOWN WVA AND REMEMBER WATCHING THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW EVERY WEEK WITH MY FAMILY AND IT WAS ONE ADVENTURE AFTER ANOTHER BARNEY HAD A WAY OF MAKING MISTAKES AND ANDY WOULD PUT HIM IN THE DRIVERS SEAT AND MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A HERO YES THOSE WHERE SOME TIMES OF UNREST BUT I KNOW THEY WERE BETTER TIMES FAMILES WOULD GET TOGETHER FOR TV AND SUNDAY WAS CHURCH IF YOU THINK THEY WERE NOT BETTER TIMES YOU MISSED IT THANKS BARN FOR THE MEMORIES
August 04, 2006 - Msg 4353:
I have been a fan of the Andy Griffith show for ever, i LOVE it more then anything on TV, I will never forget Don Knotts( Barney Fife), he is special in a very special way, no one will ever take his place. He always had me laughing, any time i was feeling down and watching the show, he would always lift my spirits. He will be sadly missed from the show but happily remembered for the way he was so uplifting. God Bless you Barney Fife!!! Hope the show will always be on for ever and ever. Mary Knowland
August 04, 2006 - Msg 4354:
I actually cried when he died. Can't say that for much except people in my own family.
He was the master of slap stick falling down comedy. He will surely be missed.
August 04, 2006 - Msg 4355:
After reading so many comments, I can't add more, except to say that here's one more fan of Don Knotts and Barney Fife (and everyone in Mayberry). It's true for me too that if I'm feeling down or can't find something decent on TV, I can count on TAGS to cheer me up and give me faith in entertainment again. A lot of that is thanks to you, Barney, but Andy is great too and so was Aunt Bee and Opie. We'll miss you Mr. Knotts and send the best to your family, but we'll always have Barney Fife to keep us laughing. Barbara Springdale, AR
August 05, 2006 - Msg 4356:
I have been a fan of TAGS since I was a kid and I have been a Deputy Sheriff and a Police Officer for 36 years and just recently retired. I can remember many times in my career referring to Barney Fife and his character. I can also remember in several tense moments using the humor of the one bullet in the shirt pocket to break the tension and get a laugh. Yes Barney (Don Knotts) has passed on with Floyd the barber and many others from the show. Andy himself who lives near to me is looking so much older now and may not be with us much longer. Andy, Barney, Mayberry and the rest will always live on in our hearts and memories as a wonderful place and a wonderful time where we could all get away at least for a short while from the troubles of the world. May God bless Barney, Floyd, Aunt Bea and all the others for the gift they gave us and the everlasting memories they left behind. Master Deputy Richard Long (Retired), Chesapeake, Virginia.
August 05, 2006 - Msg 4357:
August06,2006 Here in Australia we were fortunate to enjoy all the Andy Griffith shows and had an admiration of all the good clean humour that we saw. Don Knotts was a favourite over here and it is with re
gret that we learned of his passing on to Glory. Truly the age of innocence has passed us by and memories are precious in these days or turmoil. May God richly bless his family and may they be comforted in the fact that eventually we will all meet again in the City of Gold. Vale Don. Elizabeth Gregory Jamisontown N.S.W.Australia