August 05, 2006 - Msg 4358: "Big Maude" said it best...."You're a treasure!" Don Knotts, indeed, was priceless.

August 06, 2006 - Msg 4359: I have loved Don Knotts all of my life. I have the collection of the Andy Griffith series and I loved him in "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken", and "The Shakiest Gun in the West". I like them all but, they were my two favourite movies. He always made me laugh. I miss him.


August 06, 2006 - Msg 4360: When my days are stressful, I try to sit and watch Andy Griffith. I seem to forget all of my worries and let "Barney" make me smile. I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Don Knotts. There will never be another one like him. Thank you God for letting Don Knotts bless our lives for awhile. He will be extremely missed.

August 06, 2006 - Msg 4361: Barney was like a family member of mine. I cried when i heard that he had passed. TAGS takes me back to my childhood, and lets me forget all of my cares when I watch it. I will forever miss Don Knotts. Now he patrols the streets of Heaven!! Forever is my heart, Susan Taylor, PVB, FL

August 06, 2006 - Msg 4362: I often wish I could close my eyes and go to Mayberry....if Barney would give me a police escort.
We miss you, Barney.
Dan, Pahoa, HI

August 06, 2006 - Msg 4363: The Andy Griffith Show, as been a big part of my life. The whole cast of all the seasons were great. Growing up on watching THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW on CBS on Monday nights, and on CBS Daytime in reruns were the best. Don Knotts was like a friend that would visit you each week and everyday. I enjoy watching today and still is a wonderful piece of america history. Barney, thank you for making our lives happy. Thanks to Ken Beck and Jim Clark for making The Andy Griffith Show live on for ever. Thank you Mayberry. Ronnie Paul, Jr. KSDI Channel 33, Fresno, Ca.

August 06, 2006 - Msg 4364: Thanks Don for the memories, the laughs, the fun!

August 06, 2006 - Msg 4365: If all the world leaders would start their day by watching an episode or 2 of Barney & Andy it would be a whole lot better place to live.Tedd,Kingsville,Mo.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 4366: Thanks Mr.Knotts you were one of the great comedic Actors of all time

August 07, 2006 - Msg 4367: I Just love Don, he made me laught every time i watched him!

August 07, 2006 - Msg 4368: Just had to love Barney, with his desire to excel in a very bungling way......I don't think he ever got the chance to use that one bullet, did he?

August 07, 2006 - Msg 4369: Barney took us all back to a simpler time when things were slow and we liked it that way. I watch TAGS everyday and use it to relax and relief the pressure. I teach the Andy Griffith Bible Study and it has been going strong for over 2 years. The life lessons in TAGS are timeless. Rich, Navarre, FL. P.S. I even named my miniature dschshund Barney Fife.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 4370: Don Knotts as Barney Fife was the the best television character that there ever was or will be. He had an amazing sense of how to play his role on the show. Some of the mannerisms that he came up with were all hysterical. He will always be remembered as a great man and a fabulous Barney Fife.God Bless You Don! Robert Masten Henrietta, N.Y.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 4371: "Welcome to Check point checky!" I grew up my whole life watching Andy & Barney. They have become part of my family. Andy Griffith could sit around my kitchen table with my family and fit right in. Andy & Barney had a special bond between them. Don Knotts was one of the best comedic geniuses of all time & will be missed. There will never be another like him.

Tammy, Utah

August 08, 2006 - Msg 4372: Unlike today's sit-coms, TAGS was clean, wholesome, and fun. Barney Fike...OOPS!...Fife, was indeed a treasure for all of us. Don Knotts was one of a kind and he'll always have a special place in our memories.

JB, Indiana

August 08, 2006 - Msg 4373: My Papaw and I watch the show all the time and we LOVE it.

Colby Chase Floyd Leesburg, Ga.

August 08, 2006 - Msg 4374: I miss Don Knotts very much. I had to buy 2 of his books that he wrote. One is put away and one I read all the time over and over. I know he is looking down at me. I love him. I can tell Don, Ron, and Andy are great friends. I know he was a very loving person. He is friends with my mom who died in 1978 from lung cancer. So I know what his family went through and its very hard to watch. I am one of 3 kids and none of us smoke. Don was wonderful and I love him. My E mail address is:
Mary Lease

August 08, 2006 - Msg 4375: Shows like the Andy Griffith Show can stand the test of time. I watch The Andy Griffith Show everyday, and each time I watch I get as much pleasure as the first time I saw it. It was and will always be a staple in my home. Shows today do not have the heart such as Andy Griffith and all his fellow Mayberry residents. Barney always made me laugh no matter what. He will be missed, and he will always be remembered as the man who was a decent, funny, moral human being. May god bless his family and his dear friend Andy, A fan forever, Kathy from Mn.

August 08, 2006 - Msg 4376: I am still missing you Barney (Don). I still get teary eyed thinking about such a sweet soul. Bernard P. Fife was lovable, sweet, funny, vulnerable, endearing, precious and kind. Don Knott's family was so lucky to have such a sweet soul in their lives.

The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain in my heart.

Deepest Love,
tina arthur
kingsport, tn.

August 09, 2006 - Msg 4377: Barney, one of my best childhood friends, all I had tu do was turn the tv on and there you were and all of my troubles would disappear.
I miss you.
Love always.
Jack Ausbern
Yarnell Az.

August 09, 2006 - Msg 4378: I have all ways wanted to meet you! We watch the Andy Griffith show all the time! I love Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bee, Floyd, Otis, Ernest T., and Gomer. Thanks for making the Andy Griffith show!

August 09, 2006 - Msg 4379: I always wanted a friend like Barney. When I watch the Andy Griffith Show, I feel so good. It tugs at your heart, and puts a smile on your face. You will be missed! a fan kathy

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4380: Barney could always get a laugh out of you. I love The Andy Griffith Show. That's the good times, family, morals and good clean fun. Don Knotts will be truly missed. Also, Mr. Furley will be missed also (Three's Company).
James&Carolyn Grubb
Lexington, NC

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4381: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4382: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4383: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4384: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4385: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4386: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4387: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4388: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever. James Bromley, Warrior, Al.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4389: I need some comedy every day, so the Andy Griffith show is one show I watch. There will never be another Barney Fife or Mr. Furley. Mr. Knotts made every one laugh, whether it was on Andy Griffith show, Three's Company, his movies in the sixties and seventies, even on his many appearances as Les Calhoun in Matlock. Mr. Don Knotts will be missed. However, Barney Fife, hs greatest character, will live on forever.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4390: If anyone has ever seen the movie 61* starring Thomas Jane as Mickey Mantle and Barry Pepper as Roger Maris on the 1961 New York Yankees, there is a scene where Mickey, Roger and their roommate Bob Cerv are at home relaxing afer dinner and they are watching an episode of the Andy Griffith Show. This just goes to show you how much a part of everyone's life the Andy Griffith Show was and still is. Don Knotts played a great role as Barney Fife. There was one episode I remember where Opie has a fight with his new friend Trey, and Barney sees Opie is a little down and tries to console Opie. That was a great scene because it showed that Barney's character, aside from all the goofy comedy, had great depth, empathy and warmth. I will never forget that scene. I guess only an actor like Don Knotts could play such a role. Funny one moment, then serious the next. God Bless, Don Knotts, you have certainly brought countless smiles to all of our faces for generations, and you will continue to do so for countless years in the future thanks to re-runs. :-)

August 10, 2006 - Msg 4391: I will remember the bullet in his shirt pocket.Now it will be a gold bullet. We will miss Barney (Don Knotts) and also TAGS

August 11, 2006 - Msg 4392: The world is just a little less safe now that Deputy Barney Fife is no longer there to check our doors at night, I guess i had better take carrying a bullet in my pocket. God Bless you Deputy Fife.

August 11, 2006 - Msg 4393: What else can I say about Don Knotts? "You're the cat's"

August 12, 2006 - Msg 4394: He lives on in my heart and memories, but is dearly missed!

August 13, 2006 - Msg 4395: You are missed. I can't believe that are Barney Fife is gone. I loved the Andy Griffith Show, and the way Barney had with the girls. He was quit the cat's meow. There was so many reasons why I watched the Andy Griffith Show, but most of the reasons involved Barney Fife. Andy and Barney will always be my two favorites. A fan forever, Kathy

August 14, 2006 - Msg 4396: BArney We... we... we....
Andy: We the.....
Barney: We the...we the... we the...
Andy: We the People..
Barney: We the people...we the people...

August 14, 2006 - Msg 4397: Don Knotts wiil always be missed in our family. As a child growing up in tie Sixties, I would race home after school just too watch the Andy Griffith show, starring the great "BARNY FIFE."

Boy! that man would make you laugh all day long, even after the show was off. I know that you're standing next too the good "LORD" on his "THROWN" Barney. You're in a very, very good place (HEAVEN)!

I will always miss you Mr. Knotts....."Be Blessed."

In Kind,

Walter Bateman, Fresno, Ca.

August 15, 2006 - Msg 4398: I was lucky enough to meet Don at the New Theatre Restaurant where, after the show, he stood in the rain taking pictures until all of us fans had a chance to greet him. He was starring in Harvey at the time, and he was a gentle man in every sense of the word.Bless his heart!

August 15, 2006 - Msg 4399: Simply one of the finest character actors this world was ever blessed with. Don, the mold was definitely broken when they made you....

Terry Vinson
Nashville, TN

August 15, 2006 - Msg 4400: Don Knotts was a joy to watch. The Andy Griffith Show was part of my childhood, and I looked forward to watching than as well as now. It was relevant than, and more so now. It has heart and soul, which you can feel. Not too many shows if any can do that now. You are missed, and in all your fans hearts forever! Kathy

August 15, 2006 - Msg 4401: The Andy Griffith Show has saved my life. I have recently gone thru a very stressful time period and like to watch the Andy Griffith show reruns to relax. Nothing else seems to work. I intend to buy all of the DVD's. Thanks to all who were involved in making this show.

August 16, 2006 - Msg 4402: TAGS had all the right people and would not have been the same without Don Knotts. No one was ever successful in filling his shoes. He was a gift to all of us that love the show so much. Watching the show never gets old to me and it has always provied me with a place to go and relax and forget about the troubled world we live in.

T Bradshaw , Columbia, SC

August 16, 2006 - Msg 4403: I have always loved the Andy Griffith Show. When I was feeling down or just wanted to get my mind off of the world I whatch my Andy shows. The Ghost Of Mr. Chicken is the best. When Don died I was so sad, I loved him. I think about what a better place this world was with him in it. That show had heart and soul. I use many of the lines in my work to help people relate. I will spend the rest of my life enjoying whatching these shows, even though I have seen them a millon times I always get something new out of a show.
Lisa Reed, Little Rock, AR

August 17, 2006 - Msg 4404: I DO MISS BARNEY

August 19, 2006 - Msg 4405: Their will never be another Barney.Don Knotts was a joy to watch on all the shows he made.He will deeply missed.I always give my nieces and nephew a dose of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW when they come to visit.The show brings back wholesome values as well as happy memories,a cleansing of your television soul.God Be With Everyone.P Dabney,Mexia,Texas

August 19, 2006 - Msg 4406: Now that I am retired I have the wonderful privilege of watching two episodes of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW every day on our local T.V. station. I love all the characters on the show, But I especially enjoy the human nature of "Barney". No one could act this part as well as DON KNOTTS. It is sad that we don't have more clean family shows being produced today with each show having a moral lesson in it as did the Andy Griffith Show. K.Gannill West Plains, Mo.

August 19, 2006 - Msg 4407: The day ole' barn went clear the world lost a peach. Nearing 50 years since the last episode of The Andy Griffith Show filmed it is still one of, if not the most watched and well known shows still being shown in reruns. No offense to the guy who replaced Barney as the deputy but i think everyone will agree that the show was never the same. I think a person with a boat load of money could go to some of the rural towns that have started turning into ghost towns since the free trade agreement has given so many hard working Americans jobs away and buy up the entire towns then turn back the hands of time to the days of Mayberry time and open them up as theme towns, putting the residents back to work in the hotel, dinner, grocery store ,barber shop and so forth, with plants reopening to make every thing from can goods to clothing and furniture with correct lables and styling from the Mayberry era. They would not be able to buy towns and retrostyle them fast enough to keep up with the tousrists and the influx of people who would want to move in as residents. In my opinion Barn was the heart and soul of the atmosphere that made the mythical town of Mayberry a place we all want to live. He was a special man with the rare gift to lift your spirits no matter how low you feel. Be it in an episode of Mayberry or as Mr limpet he could take you away from the fast paced stressfull world we live in today and give us all a brief trip back to a simpler time when the world was a better place. I treasure evry chance i get to watch Mr. Knotts work and i am sure that the folks in Heaven think it is even a better place tahn it was before. Keep that bullet in your pocket Barn and make sure all the folks in Heaven park in the right spots and the old guys playing checkers don't get to oud and diturb the peace. hopefully one day i can sit on the porch with you and digest one of Aunt Bea's big diners.

August 20, 2006 - Msg 4408: this show has been part of nightly routine for long time. We watch it 9-9:30 and go to bed!
we love............iT!

August 20, 2006 - Msg 4409: I have watched Barney Fife ever since he started fighting crime, or the lack of it in Mayberry. As a dupty, he was a diamond in the rough. As a good friend to Andy, he was a gem. Barney and Andy were two of the most beloved chararters on tv. Barney always caught his guy, with the help of Andy, and Barney was quit the ladies man. I think it was Thelma Lou that captured his heart, and in due time he captured everyone elses. His words of wisdom like nip it in the bud, to his one bullit in his pocket, and all the other Barney quirks, made Barney everyone's friend. I will continue watching this genius, and will always remember him and all the other residents of Mayberry, and how they all captured are hearts. Don Knotts has put his mark on history, and he will always be remembered as the loveable, unpredicable, comic genuis that I'am glad I had a chance to enjoy. You will be greatly missed. A fan forever, Kathy from St. Paul, MN.

August 21, 2006 - Msg 4410: I will never forget his tightened lips as he looks at Andy. This show will be passed down from generation to generation in my family. i grew up watching it and I will not stop my children will be watching someday just as my brothers child watches it. My nephew is a big Barney fan actually my whole family is. He will be greatly missed but most definitly remembered forever. The thing about legends is that they never die. of course thats why they are called legends. lol. Keep on keepin' on! God Bless!

August 21, 2006 - Msg 4411: Barney Fife was and will always be my favorite. You are greatly missed. Kathie

August 21, 2006 - Msg 4412: Thanks Don for making the days a little easier. Your passing leaves a void only time can heal. Thanks old friend,

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4413: Don Knotts...quite possibly the greatest TV actor of all time...

Who even comes close?

Adrian Apollo

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4414: August 21, 2006 Don Knotts, who can ever make me laugh and forget my daily stresses more than Barney?..I watch him so I can handle my problems by "nip it! nip it in the bud!..that helps..
I have watched TAGS for years and have videos I will watch until they fall apart, it takes me away from this noncompassion, tech world, back to when folks really cared. JP Wichita KS

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4415: Don Knotts you will never be forgotten! Your memory will live on forever as do all legends. You were a man that has touched everyones hearts and souls. A man of great character and of amazing talent. Truely the last of his kind. Thanks for all of the laughs.

God Bless you...

Karen Chula Vista, CA

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4416: Missing you, Barney!

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4417: don and andy played excellent together. the best childhood memories. don, i miss you. john borsellino

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4418: AUGUST 22, 2006 - Don Knotts will forever be remembered as one of the world's most lovable and favorite comedians of all time. He added so much happiness, You will be missed. Phyllis Erb

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4419: Don Knotts is one of the greatest actors ever! We will always remember the chemistry that he and Andy Griffith had that made the Andy Griffith show the best show to ever air. The morals and lessons to be learned from the show will last a lifetime.

August 22, 2006 - Msg 4420: whats up

August 23, 2006 - Msg 4421: lets hope,that when we all die ,that we go to mayberry,wouldnt that be great. "love you barney ,and Andy. to bad we all cant raise our kids like andy did opie. im from wilmington n.c., but now live in las vegas. the only way to relax here is to watch the andy griffit show.we love ,and miss you don.---HARRY WILLIAMS

August 23, 2006 - Msg 4422: Don Knotts played Barney Fife so well, you think that the two were really one. Barney will always remain in my heart. He was just a great guy, someone you would like to have for a best friend. And the friends he had in Mayberry were just as much in love with Barney as well as all of his fans. He will always remain in my heart, and The Andy Griffith Show will always be a staple in my home. Thanks for all the pleasant and fond memories. A fan kathy

August 23, 2006 - Msg 4423: When people ask me what I think Heaven will be, I always say "Mayberry". I will live in the town where Andy and Barney are in charge. Where Aunt Bee always has the dinner on the table, Opie can play anywhere in town he wants, and Thelma Lou and Helen and Gomer and Goober can go to the movie or a dance and it would be great fun. Where the "fun girls" show up every now and again, the Darling's pop in now and then and Ernest T is the town's worst criminal. I always try to live by Andy's code of conduct. Otis may be town drunk-but he is always worthy of your respect.

August 23, 2006 - Msg 4424: My favorite Don Knott's episode was with his cousin Virgil. What a sweet episode- That was also one of my favorite Andy episodes.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 4425: I agree totally and completely with message 4423. Watching TAGS is an escape from this messed up evil world we live in. Living in Mayberry with all those wonderful characters would be pure heaven.

August 25, 2006 - Msg 4426: When I was growing up, prime time television included such shows as TAGS with Andy and Barney teaching us kindess and respect for each other. Today our kids watch such prime time shows as Desperate Housewives. Any wonder that the world is in such a mess?

August 25, 2006 - Msg 4427: Well everything that can be said has been siad about Mr Don Knotts. I just think if the whole world would watch the AGS it would be a better place. I know when I watch it makes my world better. Mr.Knotts will be missed.

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4428: Maybrry could never be Mayberry without our beloved Barney Fife...You were one of a kind Don.
They don't make em any better.

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4429: Being from Mt. Airy, I know all the places mentioned in the Andy Griffith Show, my wife and I have meet most of the cast members and they are just as wonderful as they are on T.V. Both Mr. Knotts and Mr. Griffith made this show and provides us ALL a different place in life to go when our day does not go has as we would like. THANK you ALL for the laughter and up lifting you bring. May the Lord BLESS and keep you...

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4430: I think a part of all of was lost when Don passed. One of the great ones. Yep, think I'll go up town, get a bottle of pop. I smell gas. Of course you smell gas, what do you think this car runs on, coal?? I have wo twin tiger cats, Andy and barney, real sweethearts just like our boys!!

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4431: As I celebrate my 44 birthday today, I will go home and watch my favorite actor of all time. Whenever I get down in life, Barney always cheers me up. There will never be another Don Knotts. He lives on in my family and takes us back to a place we all wish we could be. Thanks Don

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4432: Don was one of the greatest talents ever to appear on television. Barney Fife will be forever one of my favorite characters. I have watched the AGS re-runs time and time again. Barney never fails to make me laugh... Thanks Don, I will sincerely miss you and am thankful you live on in Barney!

Ted, Seattle

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4433: Don is a part of my life that I will always hold on to. And each time I watch you and Andy it takes me to a world that I wish I could live. Don was a man that could take something so simple and make you laugh. You will always be in my heart and soul. I am a Deputy but I have more than one bullet.....Thanks for all the laughs

Roy Barnes,Fairfax VA

August 26, 2006 - Msg 4434: There was just the one Don Knotts wasn't there? I met him once in 1991 at the A.G.S. cast reunion in Nashville and had a photo taken with him. Just before the shutter snapped, I turned to him and said,"You know,Mr. Knotts,you really do beat everything,you know that?" The photo shows him looking at me with a big grin on his face as I looked into the camera. It is one of my most treasured possessions. It's a wonderful thing to bring so much entertainment,laughter and pleasure into the world and to be thought of so highly by so many people. Thanks,Don. Your wonderful work will never be forgotten.
Dickie Cox

August 27, 2006 - Msg 4435:
August 28, 2006 - Msg 4436: I've often been joked, in a lighthearted way of course, or the Andy Griffith Show being my favorite show; people seem to think it's so old and doesn't relate to my life since I'm only 37; ironically, my six-year-old absolutely LOVES the show and can recite certain parts of some of the shows. She watches the re-runs with me over and over again, and Barney, of course, is my favorite. We were both sad to hear about his death, and I always knew that the death of either Don Knotts or Andy Griffith would make me cry .. and it did; however, the re-runs of my "favorite" show will forever be a comfort to me when I need to laugh; Thank you Don Knotts for all you've given to me -- and my six-year-old.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 4437: Missing you, Barney.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 4438: Deputy Fife will go down in the annuals of Mayberry history as man of unswerving devotion to duty. An unchallenged character of the highest ideals. What more can I say.... what more?

August 28, 2006 - Msg 4439: SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4440: How deeply grateful I shall always be for Don Knott's creation of "Barney Fife." My God, but it hurts to loose him. Thankfully, I've got the series DVDs. Now, Barney,and all of Mayberry, will live forever for this 61 year old who grew up with TAGS and still watches it!. Margo Tannenbaum

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4441: I have always wished that I lived in Mayberry and had friends like Barney. He was simply the best. The best show ever will always live on. R.C.

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4442: I understand Don Knotts was mentioned at the Emmy Awards. I didn't see it. I don't watch the Emmys because I don't watch much television anymore--except for reruns of classic shows. TAGS is a cherished part of our past. Don Knotts was its heart. Is it any wonder we miss you, sir?

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4443: I never will stop watching Barney Fife. He captured our hearts, and made us forget our problems. You are greatly missed! Kathy

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4444: I wish I had a friend like Barney!

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4445: I tried to help my daughters when it was time to learn the Preamble. All I could think of was Barney and I wasn't much help. So many funny memories. Thanks Don! Ricky JG

August 29, 2006 - Msg 4446: Don Knotts made Barney Fife into one of the most beloved and unique characters in television history. Thanks Don for so many wonderfully funny and endearing moments. -Curt Granger

August 30, 2006 - Msg 4447: in a world like today,it wouldn't hurt having a little barney in all of us,God bless,tim windon,lancaster oh

August 30, 2006 - Msg 4448: I will always remember him as Barney. I usually have to think a minute to remember that his name was Don Knotts. Of all the characters he played, Barney was the best! Thank God for reruns so that Barney (Don) will always be with us.

August 31, 2006 - Msg 4449: I watch the show everyday. Barney was one in a million. I am 70 years old and dont think I have missed a one. He still keeps me laughing.(ollie phillips)

August 31, 2006 - Msg 4450: don knotts was funny what ever character he played to barney fife in the andy griffith and mr mcfurly on threes company u are the best rest in peace

August 31, 2006 - Msg 4451: you know i posted a long thing earlier about having a mayberry theme town. the more i think about it no amount of money or talented people to try and recreate that type of life could ever be successful without barn, sometimes late at night i can swear i hear the Darling's playing and barn singing will the circle be unbroken. barn off key as usual. i'll soon be 40 and live in a small town that in my childhood wasn't much different than mayberry in all but having barney. His body may be gone but no the circle will not be broken thanks to all the great work he left behind for us to enjoy. He will be missed but never forgotten.

September 01, 2006 - Msg 4452: A time of "REAL" television. Thank you Don...
JP, Ft.Myers Fl.

September 01, 2006 - Msg 4453: there was one and only barney. i have seen every episode at least 200 times or more. thank you Don, America loves you. lk omaha ne

September 02, 2006 - Msg 4454: My dad had a heart attacked the other day. He has been in the hosptial. I went up to Best Buy and bought the first 3 seasons of They Andy Griffith Show. So I came home and turned them on. He made me laugh when I needed a friend. I'll have him with me forever. I can pass them along to my children. Most kids don't have any idea who Barney Fife is. They look at you funny when you say your going watch a Don Knotts movie. They look at you and say who? Mine won't. They will be raised on Barney Fife. Mary Lease

September 02, 2006 - Msg 4455: Barney Fife was so important to tv history. He was a true enterainer, and his legend will live on for a very long time. I will always have time in my day to visit all the residents of Mayberry, and laugh at Barney, and when he took control of something, how out of control it became. He always had Andy to make him look good, and Barney knew how important he was to Andy, and all the rest of us. Rest in peace, a fan forever, Kathy

September 02, 2006 - Msg 4456: There never lived a more dedicated actor to making people of all types and ages laugh more than don "Barn" Knotts. He was undoubtably the best in the business ! We will miss you Barn and will never forget you........

September 03, 2006 - Msg 4457: Through the work of Don Knotts, Barney Fife will live forever...And do we ever need such beautiful humor in today's troubled world.

September 04, 2006 - Msg 4458: He was the best.

September 04, 2006 - Msg 4459: We will forever love Don Knotts.
BDM, Talladega, Al.

September 05, 2006 - Msg 4460: Don Knotts and the rest of the cast of the Andy Griffith Show will always be a lasting memory of how people should treat each other. I was a police officer for 26 years and many times spoke about my Bullet in my pocket. I do not think there will ever be a more perfect show ever written that will show trust, love, honor and respect for all living things. God bless you "Barney Fife" and the rest of the cast, you placed the bar so high that all others will always be measured by it.

Spencer Wilkinson Colonial Heights, Va.

September 06, 2006 - Msg 4461: I have watched TAGS since its inception. I was 7 years old when it started. My family gathered around the TV every week to watch. Since then my kids have watched adn now my little (5 and 6)grandkids watch. When we are all together, my house resounds with "Barneyisms." Don Knotts was truly one of a kind. We miss you, but will see you when its our turn to go to Heaven---or Mayberry, as I call it. Until then, Don, RIP and Mike says Hey.

September 06, 2006 - Msg 4462: I love and will always love Don Knotts, (Creampuff) He makes me laugh every time I watch him, there is a place in my heart for that man. I cried the day I heard he had passed away.His death was like loosing a close family member. Thanks for all the great laughs I have truly enjoyed my whole life, you are forever in my heart.Wish I could have met you, Jessica

September 07, 2006 - Msg 4463: Andy Griffith Show was and still is an important part of my life. It gives me a variety of emotions, all of which makes my day a good one. Barney Fife will go down in history as the most likeable dupty that ever fought crime, or lack of it. You are truly missed, a fan forever Kathy

September 08, 2006 - Msg 4464: Don Knotts persona crossed racial, economic, and social lines. The Barney Fife character he protrayed was embraceable and embraced by all. When he died, a piece of me went with him. He was a part of my past, my childhood---the eating watermelon on the porch steps, walking barefooted through the meadows, swimming in the creek, beside my uncle's house; no clearer water ever seen. Tears are welling as I write this...Barney Fife was welled loved. One of his sayings that I use, even today, is "Nip it in the bud". It reminds me where I come. A country girl I am and always will be. Forever a fan, Debra.

September 08, 2006 - Msg 4465: Don Knotts and The Andy Griffith Show have been a part of my life since childhood. I feel like I have lost one of my best friends. Barney Fife was the funniest character ever to appear on TV. Even to this day, after seeing those shows hundreds of times, I still laugh. Except now, I laugh with a lump in my throat and sadness in my heart. You will be greatly missed! John

September 09, 2006 - Msg 4466: i loved don knotts with all my hart i have the andy griffith shows on DVD and i wach them over and over

September 09, 2006 - Msg 4467: I loved wathching Don Knotts. Although I am only 28 and the show was before my time, I discovered the Andy Griffith Show threw my parents. They were a big fan! And after watching for myself I also became a fan. Don Knotts was one of my favorite actors! The Apple Dumpling Gang was my favorite movie of his. Don will be missed very much!

September 09, 2006 - Msg 4468: Don Knotts made the Andy Griffith show with out him it would not have ever made it. I am one of the biggist fans I love the show and will greatly miss Barney

September 10, 2006 - Msg 4469: The Andy Griffith Show is the greatest show ever
created. It has always been a very important
part of our family life. Our children can quote
almost every show word for word. "Boy, giraffes
are selfish". We love Barney! Don Knotts, thank
you for all the laughs. You will be greatly

The Nix Family

September 12, 2006 - Msg 4470: I think Mrs. Mendlebright said it best.......You're my friend too, Barney...

Don't ya just know he's up in heaven guarding the pearly gates....just like he put the "secure" back into the Mayberry Security him, and miss him, TONS..

September 12, 2006 - Msg 4471: never has been or never will be another show like the andy griffth show. watch every show as often as possible. the passing of don knotts has left the world minus an awesome role model. thanks for all the wonderful laughs and memories


September 12, 2006 - Msg 4472: What can be said, The Andy Griffith Show GREAT! No other show will come close to it, and especially, Barney. I love ya! You were the finger holes of Andy's gloves. I cant pick a favorite, but the pickle show rates up there. You will surely be missed. Love miss & kisses

September 12, 2006 - Msg 4473: I love you!! Miss you so much, there will never be another Andy Griffith, Barney Fife, Opey, Goober.......on on on.. They just dont make good CLEAN shows anymore. Miss ya Barney, Don Knotts


September 14, 2006 - Msg 4474: The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is
in my heart
I love you Tweekey!


September 14, 2006 - Msg 4475: The Andy Griffith Show is my favorite. I will always have time each day to sit back and visit the good folks of Mayberry. Barney Fife was one of my all time favorites. He and Andy really complimented each other. Don Knotts will stay in all his fans hearts, including me. Kathy

September 14, 2006 - Msg 4476: It is time for the networks and advertisers to return to Mayberry. Stories with a moral and character building value. Nowdays it's all about who can make the biggest noise (i.e. loud supposily makes it better?) and tell the biggest load of hype. When all is said and done, you learned nothing and enjoyed it even less.

You want reality TV? Return to Mayberry, relax and enjoy life. The whole Mayberry group allowed you to enjoy life. I will miss the quiet life, the actors who put out a full 25 minute show you could enjoy. Now, it's maybe 17 minutes of screaming and shouting. For this hype you pay a fortune for something the public did not want.

Other great shows were Dennis the Menace, Leave it to Beaver, Pete and Gladyst, All in the Family, Hogan's Heros, Gomer Pyle USMC, Lassie, Quantum Leap, Maverick.

L.G., Washington, IL

September 14, 2006 - Msg 4477: Sure miss "Barney"--no one can replace him--:)
I sure hope he was a Christian. Does anyone know if he ever accepted Christ as his personal Saviour? If so, please post it.

September 14, 2006 - Msg 4478: What a treasure Barney and the whole cast of TAGS were. In the fast paced, crime-ridden world we live in now, I think we all wish we could go back to Mayberry, where life was good, simple, honest, and safe. My sister moved from Dallas several years ago to a nearby small town called Crandall. She always called that her "Mayberry".
We miss you Barn but thanks to the miracle of videos and DVDs you will live on forever. I always said there would NEVER be another Lucy Ricardo and NEVER another Barney Fife!

September 14, 2006 - Msg 4479: I will always remember Barney as I one that made the show and with out him there never would have been a Andy Griffith show.My all time favorite.Thanks Don Knotts!

C B Chillicothe,Oh

September 14, 2006 - Msg 4480: Geiber:Don Knotts was a funny actor on three's company and his appears on 8 Simple Rules

September 15, 2006 - Msg 4481: What else can be said? Thank you Don Knotts for a most pleasurable life!

Clinton, TN

September 15, 2006 - Msg 4482: Andy Griffith should have been changed to Barney Fife cause without him that show wasnt nothing

September 15, 2006 - Msg 4483: You beat everything, Barney.

We spend time with you every day. THANKS!

The Austins

September 17, 2006 - Msg 4484: I love Don knotts,he was very funny,sorry to hear about his loss , but I heard about andy griffin is in the hosptial , he is bad sharp.please pray for him to be healing. he is so weak now, he only 80 yrs old.

September 17, 2006 - Msg 4485: oops sorry I forgot to sign it, katz ohio

September 17, 2006 - Msg 4486: Losing Mr.Knotts was like losing a beloved uncle. It reminded me how fletting life is. I feel sad that I never met him, but watching my DVDs keeps him in my heart and mind always. He truly was and will always be an American icon. Terry T. Trinity, N.C.

September 18, 2006 - Msg 4487: Not to take anything from Andy Griffith, but Don Knotts and Barney Fife made the show and it was not the same when he left. Don Knotts made Barney the best acted character ever on television, then and now.

September 18, 2006 - Msg 4488: above not e from terry weaver - jacksonville, fl

September 18, 2006 - Msg 4489: the character Barney Fife was one of the funniest characters on tv. When I think of his one bullet in his pocket, or when he said nip it nip it in the bud, or how he was a lady's man, and so on, it just seems that he had more than one character in that skinny body, and only Don Knotts could do Barney Fife justice. You will be missed, a fan kathy

September 19, 2006 - Msg 4490: I know that this is a bit belated, but I just found this website. I did not know Mr. Knotts, nor did I ever meet him, but both he and Andy Griffith were among the top 5 people that I would love to meet in my life. God bless, Mr. Knotts - you are sorely missed! I offer my most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends for their loss.


Karen Larson
Joseph Hankard

September 19, 2006 - Msg 4491: don and andy were two sidekicks that made watching tv a experience that I am glad I had a chance to watch. Andy played Barney's straight man just as good as Barney played the comic. Barney will always live in all his fans hearts. You will be greatly missed.

September 20, 2006 - Msg 4492: Google preved rodnoy!


September 20, 2006 - Msg 4494: I really enjoyed watching Don Knotts for all these years. So much so that when I watch The Andy Griffith Show,if there is a episode that did not have Don in it, it has never been one of my vavorites. Rest in peace Don. You will be missed!

September 20, 2006 - Msg 4495: I really loved watching Don Knotts. He made me laugh so hard, something not many people can do. Thanks

September 20, 2006 - Msg 4496: I LOVE YOU

September 21, 2006 - Msg 4497: Thatta Boy, Luther!!
Since its almost halloween, the sound of that sure feels the air of the ghost and mr. chicken. Barney and Andy made me laugh, cry and just live my life in a simple way. TAGS was a show that everyone in the house could watch. There wasnt any racy or violent comedy on this show, which, today is a rare breed. It was wholesome fun, which to me, is genius at work. Thank you Don and Andy for giving America that.

September 21, 2006 - Msg 4498: You are greatly missed!

September 21, 2006 - Msg 4499: I have always love the Andy Griffith Show. The setting and great acting from Andy Griffith & Don Knotts is magnificent. JWK, Indep. Mo.

September 21, 2006 - Msg 4500: the andy griffith show is the greatest show ever we will miss you barney.

September 21, 2006 - Msg 4501: Barney, Barney, Barney! There will never be another like him. Don Knotts was a comedic genius in creating this character. He will never die as long as there are reruns of TAGS!

September 22, 2006 - Msg 4502: The Andy Griffith show was like The Ozzie & Harriet show they were just plain good family shows. When I was a kid everybody wanted their home life to be like the Nelsons, no big problems and the cast were like your neighbors. When you started watching the Andy Griffith show you wished you lived in a town like Mayberry, where you could walk down the street and say Hi Barney how are doing ? the magic of the show was that everybody in it was like a neighbor in your own home town. We just wished we had a town as peaceful as Mayberry. I enjoyed everything you did Don thru out your acting career you will be missed. to borrow a line from a movie with Jackie Gleason "until that time"

September 23, 2006 - Msg 4503: Andy Griffith Show was one of the shows that I really looked forward to watching when it aired in the sixties, and I look forward to watching it even more today. This is where they just don't make them like they use to holds true. I find that I watch the reruns of the classic more than any shows that they have on tv today. Barney Fife was and will always be my favorite charater. He will be greatly missed.

September 23, 2006 - Msg 4504: Barney and Andy were like having extra fathers who tried to teach you how to live happily. Tried to teach you right from wrong. You learned to enjoy the simple things in life and never wanted for much more. I am 23 years old and there contributed so much to my life and I'm sure that my children will watch them and hopefully get the same lessons that I got. I cant believe he's gone. He was truly beautiful. I hope that Andy and Barney know how much they meant and you cant help being a little resentful of Opie for actually being able to learn from them and really know them. It breaks my heart to know how old Andy actually is and to know we will loose him someday. I really love them both and God bless them Always.

September 25, 2006 - Msg 4505: I grew up watching the Andy Griffith show. In real life Opie and I are the same age. The memories of what a simple life we had back then. Even though I know just about every next scene and line I still watch the show. It takes me back to the early 60's when I was a kid and life was so simple. Godspeed Don and best wishes for you Andy.

Ernie, Oak Hills, Ca.

September 26, 2006 - Msg 4506: Barney Fife, Ralph Furley, Don Knotts. Three in one. Like the Father, son and the holy ghost. Make no mistake, he was the best and no doubt the funniest that ever appeared on televison. I think I've watched every T.V. show/movie that he appeared in. Such fine talentand no doubt a fine man.

Brian, Newfoundland, Canada.

September 26, 2006 - Msg 4507: lsfj

September 26, 2006 - Msg 4508: fgkgffgklr

September 27, 2006 - Msg 4509: I miss you Barney! you are a great actor. You always made me smile

September 27, 2006 - Msg 4510: I miss you Barney! you are a great actor. You always made me smile

September 28, 2006 - Msg 4511: Mr. Knotts...I was born 4 yrs after THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW ended in 1968, but ever since the 1990's the wholesome classic touched a core with me. They don't make em' like that anymore! Andy is a very special man, & you to guys were like brothers to me...Gone are the days when comedy didn't need to be dirty, to be funny.

The other reason I think THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW was special, was because it was not only wholesome & funny; but it taught basic values which shows these days don't even bother with anymore!

I miss you dearly, Don!

September 28, 2006 - Msg 4512: I can hardly believe its almost been 8 months since your death Mr. Donald Knotts! As Barney, you touch our hearts...You'll never know the like of this world ever again!
However...Your legend shall live on, long after we're gone ourselves!
Even though I'm 34....I would've given anything to have been born in those days, when John Fitzgerald Kennedy was running for President in 1960, & THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW debuted on television! Back then...Everything seemed possible!
This is Mark Tennant of Toronto, Canada saying...Farewell Don, thanks for being the loving funny deputy known as Barney Fife!
May God grant your friends & family continued solace, & may you R.I.P. Dear Sir!

September 28, 2006 - Msg 4513: You were very special. & back in October of 1960, a very special comedy filled with basic values & great comedy made its debut...Hey Barn! you were very right indeed, when you said these last words..."When you are a law man & you're dealing with people, it isn't so important to just go by the book..But by the heart."

Mr. Knotts...You were a great man, because you went by the heart...& you have, & you continue to touch our hearts whether we are young or old!
From: Mark Gordon-Tennant of Toronto, Canada.

September 28, 2006 - Msg 4514: A Simple time, a simple place if Mayberry in the 1960's was indeed like what I like to call HEAVEN ON EARTH, then... Donald Knotts, I hope that you have found your Mayberry in Heaven!

R.I.P. Dear Friend!
From: Mark Gordon-Tennant of Toronto, Canada.

September 29, 2006 - Msg 4515: I just wish to say that I think Don Knotts was one of the most wonderful people ever. He will live in my memories always. And if anyone doesn't think so, then I say nip it in the bud!