September 29, 2006 - Msg 4516: i grew up watching TAGS and continue to watch every don knotts episode that comes on. i have raised my son on it and together we know most of the lines by heart. i deeply regret not ever getting to just shake his hand and say...thanks. the casting director of the show is a genius. how do you pick your favorite's impossible....maybe your favorite 10. all good things usually do come to an end, but thanks to desilu productions we can watch them until we join don. the best character actor to step in front of the screen. im sure your parents are still enjoying the septic tank you go them. many thanks don!!

September 29, 2006 - Msg 4517: Although Leonard Blush was a great star, he could never hold a candle to you Barn. We miss you greatly Don.

October 02, 2006 - Msg 4518: I grew up watching great sitcoms such as The Andy Griffith Show, and I still watch them. There are several reasons why I watch the Andy Griffith Show, but the # one reason was the moral quality it had. Some of the other reasons are the humor, the caring for each other, the great sense of love that Andy had for Opie, Aunt Bee, and all the Mayberry residents, and last but not least his trusty sidekick, Dupty Bareny Fife. Barney always made you feel like he was your best friend, and he was truly the heartbeat of the show. Thanks for all the fond memories, and with all the memorial's that have been posted, well that speaks for itself. May you rest in peace. This world is not the same!

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4519: You were the best.

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4520: You were an important part of my childhood, and to this day you are still an important part of my life. You make me laugh when everything else is going wrong. You will be greatly missed.

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4521: You were such a good deputy to sheriff Andy. You really needed Andy to bail you out of some of your messes, but in the end, Andy needed you as well. Heck we all needed you, to make us laugh, and I guess you were just about everyone's friend. You will be missed

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4522: I miss you!

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4523: You are an important part of american history. Only you can make me laugh as much as I do when I watch your comic genuis. Your truly missed, Hollie

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4524: Rest in peace! You were an important part of my life!

October 03, 2006 - Msg 4525: There will never be another Barney Fife. Don Knotts was one of the best. God Bless you family and your good friend Andy Griffith!


October 05, 2006 - Msg 4527: he will be missed dearly, he was always funny and could lift anyones spirits up.

October 06, 2006 - Msg 4528: Don your body may be gone but your memories live on in yous shows forever I just thought of you when I got done watching Chicken Little credits and seen your name and it made me smile thank you

October 06, 2006 - Msg 4529: We've got your photo on our wall here at the P.D. to commemorate one of the world's best known and best loved lawmen. May God richly bless you in his kingdom for all the joy you brought to earth!

October 07, 2006 - Msg 4530: I'm glad I had the joy of watching you and still watch you with re-runs and dvd's. You brought alot of joy to alot of people. There will never be another Barney Fife. Rest in peace!

October 07, 2006 - Msg 4531: Oh Barney, what a lonely place Mayberry would be without you. Mayberry being a special place in my heart. My country hometown that I've been seeking all my life. Where you, Andy, Opie, aunt Bee, Helen Crump and all the other wonderful residents will never die but live on with me. You warmed my heart with your country ways and I will frever be grateful and a better person for having known you.

October 07, 2006 - Msg 4538: We miss you!!!

October 07, 2006 - Msg 4539: I cannot express enough my appreciation for a television show that brings soooo much laughter over and over. Never has there been a show or character where the humor was so true and unique.

Barney didn't have to do much to bring out a laugh. So often it was just a look! The combination of that with skillful physical humor and great writing produced a comedy genius. Don Knotts was born to play Barney

But I have seen the shows over through the years and it still makes me laugh, just knowing what is coming up. The writing was fabulous! And no show can compare to it today. Television writing is so different, it's not natural and there's just too much competition for an audience, much less a legacy.

God bless you Barney!!

October 08, 2006 - Msg 4540: i grew up watching tags and my children now have the oppurtunity to watch it. thanks don,for giving the world someone like barney fife to look up to.because of you my child wants to be a will forever be bernard p. fife to me

October 08, 2006 - Msg 4541: Everytime I watch an episode of TAGS, my appreciation for what Barney shared with all of us grows more and more. We've all lost a great friend. May God continue to bless you Don. JC in MO

October 08, 2006 - Msg 4542: It just isn't the same without you Barn, we miss you.

October 08, 2006 - Msg 4543: Don, You were the best, I grew up when your show started and I am now 55 and still watching you, Thanks for always being there to make life better. You are a hero!

October 08, 2006 - Msg 4544: Barney-I want to thank you for the many hours of laughter that you gave me. Thanks for the memories.I just wished I could have thanked you in person. May your angels provide you with eternal happiness. God bless you. AG in Nebraska

October 09, 2006 - Msg 4545: He was born the same day and year as my dad. I think Don Knotts was a great man, we will miss you!

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4546: I never got to meet you in person,Don,but you will always have a special place in my mind. I was in CA and actually drove by the hospital you were in but didn't know it at the time of your going home. You always made me laugh and there will never be another Barney Fife like you. Rest in Peace and God Bless you for all the good times you gave us.

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4547: Don knotts was a genius, no one made me laugh more then Don.... not just with Andy and the gang and the Three's Company crowd...but in every movie he put out..But I do have to say no one else could of played Barney, it would not of been the same, Again..Don was a true genius...Thx Don for giving us laughter not just then but now on all the reruns we enjoy so....and will continue to do so....

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4548: Don Knotts...God bless you, RIP, you will always be in our hearts till the end of time...You were the Beatles when it came to comedy...A true hero!!! Frankie Gonzalez from Albuquerque New Mexico.

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4549:
We miss you, Mr. Knotts, but every evening we're still able to meet with "Barney," visit, and remember you.
October 11, 2006 - Msg 4550: Don Knotts was one of the most talented and skilled comic actors of all time. His keen sense of what is funny guides him in his expert protrayal of Barney Fife. As long as I can remember, I've loved the comedy of Barney Fife. The humour is still as fresh and funny as it was 45 years ago and will never be outdated. Don Knotts was one of the best and will never be replaced.

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4551: We miss you Don!Why do good people like him have to die???

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4552: we miss you Don! why do good people like him have to die??????????????

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4553: I will see you some day just past the golden gates.

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4554: Mr.Knotts there are ONLY two true icons of comedy. You and Mr.Skelton both of you are missed more than you will ever know. I know that heaven has not had a sad moment since you two arrived.

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4555: You were the best. You can make me laugh, no matter what is going on in my life. I still and will always take time each day to watch atleast one episode of the Andy Griffith show, and once I watch it I know that my day is complete! You will be missed!

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4556: I think that everyone should raise their family watching The Andy Griffith Show. Watching the residents of Mayberry, and how Sheriff Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife treat each other and everyone eles could be what this world needs. Its like a religious event, and what was at the core of each show was respect. Don Knotts will be missed!

October 11, 2006 - Msg 4557: If only the world leaders could be invited to an ordinary American's home and sit together to watch "The Andy Griffith Show", have some apple pie and coffee, laugh at Andy and Don Knotts as wonderful Barney, maybe world peace could begin?

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4558: Barn, you were my best friend even though you never new me. You are missed so much already. I will see you on the other side.

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4559: Don did make the world a better place. Thanks for the memories.

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4560: Don Knots is so funny

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4561: You'll be missed.

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4562: Farwell Don Knots you made the world a better and Happier place to live

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4563: I love you. You make my life better for being part of it. You were my best friend. I can't sleep without watching you either as Barney Fife or Ralph Farley. Your making my mom laugh in heaven. Love always, Mary

October 12, 2006 - Msg 4564: we had the best cowboy in the world, John Wayne and we had the best human being and comedian in the world, Don Knotts. How would our lives be if that gentle human being never had came into our lives. You are deeply missed and was everyones friend even if you never met us. Rest in peace and know you made a mark in our lives.

October 13, 2006 - Msg 4565: Good Bye Barney. You were a good deputy to andy.
we will miss greatly. The Andy Griffith Show was great

October 13, 2006 - Msg 4566: You certainly could "Nip It In The Bud"! I still make it a point to TIVO TAGS every single day and get my laugh later in the evening. Miss You Don, Barney.....

October 13, 2006 - Msg 4567: Goodbye, Don, (Barney Fise, sorry for the mispelling, Fife). You always be in our hearts. From your fans in Puerto Rico. (CFS)

October 14, 2006 - Msg 4568: Barn, this is zane...take care.

October 14, 2006 - Msg 4569: Barney, Goober says hey

October 15, 2006 - Msg 4570: Message Removed

October 15, 2006 - Msg 4571: October 15 2006
We miss you Barney.
Don Lewis Iroquois , Ontario Canada

October 16, 2006 - Msg 4572: R.I.P. old buddy

October 17, 2006 - Msg 4573: J. Donnald Knotts....
Eventhough I grew up watching you as the Land Lord in the late 1970's comedy THREE'S COMPANY, & I really considered you to be very funny, to me nothing quite leaves a special place in my heart for you as Deputy Barney Fife in THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW.

It was clean without being dirty. That 1960's classic never needed to be dirty to be funny...Unlike comedies today! & T.A.G.S. Taught basic small town family values, as much as it provided laughs!

You're missed very dearly! Thanks for being Barney!
From: Mark R. Gordon- Tennant, of TOR. CANADA.

October 17, 2006 - Msg 4574: Don....
I often like to say, that THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW is like HEAVEN ON EARTH...& May you find your Mayberry in Heaven!

Just like the fictional beloved town of MAYBERRY N.C., there were good friends, values, fun, laughter, no pain...& countless fun! May heaven now be that kind of place for you!

I'll 4-ever miss you...I know I'll miss Andy Griffith when he eventually will pass on...You two guys were like brothers in arms, your friendship was special...& although fans will miss him, as we missed you...
2 great beloved friends will be reunited in God's Kingdom!

The Andy Griffith Show & your role as Barney Fife, shall live in my heart forever til my final days! Love you Mr. Knotts...Thanks for being Barney!
From: Mark R. GT. Of Toronto, Canada.

October 17, 2006 - Msg 4575: You will always be my favorite. Kathy

October 17, 2006 - Msg 4576: We miss you. You always make us laugh, and laugher is precious. Hollie, Hunter Sara and Honey

October 17, 2006 - Msg 4577: I love watching and collecting the series.It takes me to a happy and warm place all because of Don Knotts.

October 18, 2006 - Msg 4578: I always liked to watch The Andy Griffith Show

October 18, 2006 - Msg 4579: We was at Don's last show he did at the new theatre restaurant in overland park ks..
It was so great. After the show, We ran outside
to the stage door & talked to his body guard & he said that Don loved to talk to his fans & take pictures. We have pictures of us with our arms
around him & a signed picture of him.
He was a great man.I can go on & on & on about DON
but, I will stop Here. Saying, He will be missed.
Rod & Mike Burton.

October 18, 2006 - Msg 4580: Don knotts was a very talented (FUNNY) person
he will keep the angels in heaven laughing.
I can't wait until I meet him in heaven someday!

a fan always
saundra bryan

October 22, 2006 - Msg 4581: you were the best, and are greatly missed! a fan forever, kathy y.

October 22, 2006 - Msg 4582: October 22, 2006

I will miss Barney and I have always been and always will be a "huge"fan. No one will ever replace Don Knotts!

October 22, 2006 - Msg 4583: October 22, 2006

Previous msg. from JoAnn Mitchell, Beaverton, Oregon

October 23, 2006 - Msg 4584: In a world where the simple life is forgotten, I think the world could use more time to sit on the porch for a glass of lemonade. My grandpa's in heaven right now talkin to Barney.

God Bless

October 23, 2006 - Msg 4585: october23,2006-Msg 4585
Don you were the best part of TAGS. I grew up on TAGS,and TV.has never been the same.Heaven is a funnier place now with you there. Life is better because you were in it.
Thanks for the laughs

October 24, 2006 - Msg 4586: There is no way anyone will ever be able to duplicate TAGS - the Barney episodes specifically. Thanks for the laughs and genuineness of your character. You will live on in the hearts of millions!

October 24, 2006 - Msg 4587: Don, all of us miss you! My favorite character of all time was Barney Fife. However, I have a "collection" of your movies that never cease to delight my family. Thanks for the genius, for the smiles, for everything. RIP.
Jane in Houston

October 24, 2006 - Msg 4588: Don Knotts You are missed. You were a talent.

October 25, 2006 - Msg 4589: When I watch TAGS it reminds me of moral values and friendship. I have never watched a show that comes close to the happiness this show brings to me. Don, you will be missed forever.
Chris in Idaho

October 26, 2006 - Msg 4590: Don has been gone for 8 months now. He'll live forever in our hearts!

October 27, 2006 - Msg 4594: The TAGS had the morals we should have today

October 28, 2006 - Msg 4595: I have a two year old son who attends a childcare day the teacher announces come on kids we are going to watch Barney. She puts in the purple dinosaur to which my son objects and says "That no Barney"! He of course was thinking of Barney from the show. I had to explain to the teacher that the show is part of our family! We watch it a lot because it is a show that the whole family can watch...thank you for the memories!

October 28, 2006 - Msg 4596: Thank you, Mr. Knotts!

October 28, 2006 - Msg 4597: TAGS rules!

October 29, 2006 - Msg 4598: Msg 4595 says it all. My 7 year old never knew there was black and white tv until he saw his first TAGS with me on tape. And now with the DVD's, it's a nightly ritual to watch a TAGS episode after bedtime book reading. And my 5 year old daughter is into it now too. "Daddy! Can we watch just one Andy before bed?!" Thanks, Don. And Thanks to Andy and all the genius writers. God Bless You all.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 4599: God Bless you Don Knotts for all the wonderful comedy you brought to television back in the "GOOD OLE DAYS" I,being 55 years old enjoyed you then and continue to today. R.I.P Mr Knotts.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 4600: Four generations of my family have watched TAGS and there will be more. Who could ever forget that voice..Andy..hey Andy.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 4601: My son started watching Andy this year (he's 8) almost nightly. My wife and I BOTH noticed an almost remarkable change in his behavior from when he was watching Cartoon Network, etc. Much more affectionate toward me. More of a desire to please us and not disappoint us. He has always been a good kid, but his attitude has become more consistently positive. I attribute this to maturation, somewhat, but also to TAGS. Thank you, Don. Thank you TAGS. There will never be a better show. Ever.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 4602: I have been a TAGS fan my entire life, and when I heard Don Knotts had passed away I felt like one of my own family members had died. Don you have meant a lot to me, and you will always be loved by so many. Thanks for all the laughs, and the lessons. You were truly one of kind, and I will miss you. Lucas Nickless

October 29, 2006 - Msg 4603: Mr. Knotts was the greatest. Thank goodness we have "Barney" and his other characters to keep a smile on our faces...even in a world without him.

October 30, 2006 - Msg 4604: Don rest in peace.

October 30, 2006 - Msg 4605: Mr. Knotts, rest in peace.

October 31, 2006 - Msg 4606: Don Knotts brought alot of laughter into mine and other peoples lives. Rest in peace Don Knotts we love you and miss you.

October 31, 2006 - Msg 4607: Don and Andy gave us the world our hearts long for. People who laugh, get their feelings hurt, make mistakes, care about their neighbors, and always do the right thing. Don amplified these qualities in his "Barney" so well, and we will miss his spirit. Thanks Don and crew for giving us wonderful characters and values to cling to.

November 01, 2006 - Msg 4608: I see no reason to end this memorial. What is it to anyone that people want to express gratitude to a man who dedicated his young acting life to give us genuine simplicity and unique humor in a time (the 60's) when life wasn't simple. When I want pure, undefiled entertainment, The Andy Griffith Show is the ONLY thing that gets put on my television. When I've had a very stressing week, I crawl into bed, turn out the lights, and junk out on TAGS. Call me a boob, call me ignorant, but I surely feel better joining the hundreds of other ignorant boobs who wrote expressing their sincere thoughts on how TAGS influence their life. The rest of us are better people because the TAGS!

November 02, 2006 - Msg 4609: One of my favorite scenes from "The Andy Griffith Show" is the opening scene from the episode, "The Luck of Newton Monroe." Andy and Barney are sitting on the front porch on a Sunday. Barney captures a fly, holds it in his hand for a second or two, then lets it go, saying, "Well, it's Sunday." So simple, so charming, so full of grace, like so many other scenes from what I see as the greatest television show ever made.
Thank you to anyone who had anything to do with that wonderful show. It has made the world a better place.

November 08, 2006 - Msg 4610: Was flipping channels the other night and saw Don in a scene from THREE'S COMPANY and got really sad that he was gone and didn't do more episodes with Andy, but then, you know, I thought there's nothing to be sad about--what joy he gave us and continues to give to those that remember him and watch his amazing work. - David in redlands, CA

November 11, 2006 - Msg 4611: I didn't really like the episode of the andy griffith show without you barn!:(

November 12, 2006 - Msg 4612: Here is my tribute poem to Don
Only Memories Can Heal The Sorrow
Time has passed, Barn's gone a separate way
But my love for him remains to this day
For the memories he has left me lie deep in my heart
Juast time alone can'y make them part
He made me laugh, he made me smile
He made me forget about life for a while
I was taken to a place where I could only dream to be
In a friendly, peaceful town called Mayberry
Where things were so simple but so full of life
With Andy and Opie, Aunt Bea and Deputy Fife
They'd sit on the front porch and fill the air with song
Friends till the end, no matter what went wrong
I don't have to tell you, you probably know
Memories like this are so hard to let go
But it's a healing thing that will just take time
Barn's forever in my heart, forever on my mind
So I'll deal with the pain, I'll deal with the sorrow
Wondering if there will be a better tomorrow
But life has to go on and I'll always remember the man
With a bullet in his pocket, and a gun in his hand
Greencastle, Pa.

November 21, 2006 - Msg 4613: I am Thankful for the memories of Don Knotts as Barney Fife. We are raising our young son on those wonderful, wholesome shows. You're really something you know that Barn? At this time of thanksgiving let's be mindful not to be selfish (like giraffes).

November 21, 2006 - Msg 4614: You were and still are part of our family, we watch 2 episodes at least each night on DVD. Our 7 yr old son has your lines memorized. What a gift you keep on giving! Kelly, Alabama

November 23, 2006 - Msg 4615: A saying will come up during the course of the day and it will invariably be,"That's Barney Fife". He will live on forever! Jim Hissong-A Great Fan-Yorkville, Il.

November 23, 2006 - Msg 4616: God bless you Don Knotts. (Barney Fife) I know that a wonderful soul like yours is in Heaven with God. I hope Heaven is a little like Mayberry.

November 23, 2006 - Msg 4617: The Andy Griffith Show has made a difference in my Life. All for the better. God Bless you Don Knotts and the rest of you for all the joy you have and still give to me!! Jim Cobleigh,Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

November 24, 2006 - Msg 4618: Thanks Don Knotts for all the laughter.

November 26, 2006 - Msg 4619: I will forever remember how I felt on the evening on 9-11-01. After watching a day of destruction I tuned in to TAGS and I think the comedy that was Don Knotts was never more appreciated. One of the best things one person can give another person is the chance to laugh and enjoy life. Don Knotts was a comedic genious and the world has been blessed for him sharing his tallents. Rest in peace Don. Jim. Lebanon, OH

November 27, 2006 - Msg 4620: Joe, GREAT tribute poem! TAGS just wasn't as funny without Barney Fife. I loved when he would call Juanita and sing while Andy was laughing at him in the back ground. TAGS is a place we can go and dream about a better life. I wonder if there are any REAL Mayberry's out there? Remember the episode when the stranger picked Mayberry as his hometown and freaked everyone out because he knew everyone but no one knew him. Sometimes I feel like that guy, I want Mayberry as my hometown.

December 02, 2006 - Msg 4621: Don Knotts I love you you are a great actor

December 03, 2006 - Msg 4622: Its the first holiday season without Don Knotts. Its not the same. I miss you and I love you forever. I hope your family and friends have a nice holiday season.

December 03, 2006 - Msg 4623: I never tire of the TAGS reruns. Each time I see Barney, I laugh as if it were the first, the world was a better place for having had Don Knotts (and Barney Fife), too bad the time was so short.

December 04, 2006 - Msg 4624: December 4, 2006 - My name is Patsy Davis and I live in Charlotte, NC. I grew up in Kentucky watching The Andy Griffith Show and then in Alexandria, VA. I loved all of the characters, especially Don Knotts and Andy Griffith. I am still watching the reruns. I miss Barney Fife and was saddened to learn of his passing. I know that Andy Griffith misses him more than all of us. I want to extend my sympathies to his family and let them know that Don Knotts will never be forgotten.

December 05, 2006 - Msg 4625: I watch and will continue to watch The Andy Griffith Show, and each time I see Barney Fife, I realize how much joy Don have given us. My prayers go out to his family, and his good friend Andy. A fan Kathy

December 07, 2006 - Msg 4626: My brother has a drinking problem. I told him how Don Knotts wouldn't let himself get that way. Thank you for that Don. I love you. I brag about you all the time trying to get my brother to stop drinking.

December 08, 2006 - Msg 4627: You were and still am THE MAN

December 10, 2006 - Msg 4628: i love your movies.i have all of them.

December 11, 2006 - Msg 4629: thanks for all the great memories. I watch a Andy Griffith show each night, and a good laugh is good for what ails a person. Don Knotts will be missed.

December 14, 2006 - Msg 4630: Don will be missed by a lot of people!!!

December 15, 2006 - Msg 4631: I was never given the priviledge in my life to meet Don Knotts in person. But, I did know Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife. I am a true TAGS fan mostly due to the body of work of Barney. From his first car experience to His hearty "HO, Ho, HO, Merry Christmas!"...From his trying to fight Jeff Pruitt for Thelma Lou's hand to his continually trying to get Andy married off we have grown up watching and admiring this man's ability to suspend reality. The greatest work of Barney Fife has been accomplished. And though Don Knotts has passed and is enjoying his reward, we can forever return to Mayberry "electronally" and get lost for a time. God bless you Don Knotts for your work and to Andy Griffith for your vision.

December 21, 2006 - Msg 4632: Rest In Blessed Peace Don. You have brought so many people good humor and joy. I thank you for your many years of hard work. See you on the other side. Erin a former school crossing guard in New Richmond, Wisconsin

December 22, 2006 - Msg 4633: We watch an episode each night. While we enjoy all of the old TAGS, the brilliance of the writing and acting of the first five years is so apparent. Not only was Don Knotts superb, he also brought out the very best in Andy Griffith. The interaction between the two of them in the office or on Andy's front porch was great. While both had successful careers apart, the magic they had together was never to be duplicated.
Jeff Copeland

December 26, 2006 - Msg 4634: He could say more with his eyes than most actors can with pages of dialogue. A true genius of comic timing.

December 28, 2006 - Msg 4635: Mr. Knotts was more than just an actor and comic to myself and my family. We are also from Morgantown, WV and I can fondly rmemeber my Father's stories of how they shared the same paly bill together. Don would do his ventriloquist routine and my Father would be the Irish tenor. His aunt would also become my Aunt's housekeeper. Late last year, I had gotten the urge to write to Mr. Knotts to tell him that although I truly enjoyed his comedic timing and his acting, it was the fond memories of my Father that truly endeared Mr. Knotts to me. For, every time I would see Mr. Knotts, I would fondly remember my Father's stories and a glow would return to my soul. I certainly hope Mr. Knotts family is comforted by the memory of their time together and by watching the body of his work. Mr. KNotts, thanks so much for the memories and may you be in the palm of God's hand in eternal bliss. John (Lawrence's son) Gallagher

January 01, 2007 - Msg 4636: I noticed TV land skipped several black and white epoids with Don and Andy in them. I was most upset. Soon they will be back into the color ones with missing some of Don, Andy, and Ron's best work. That isn't right. It shouldn't be done. Its been almost a year since we lost of icon. I miss him and I will forever.

January 02, 2007 - Msg 4637: Don will always be missed. He made a great impact on my like, in that he made me laugh even when things didn;t seem all that funny. He is one of a kind and I truly can say one of my favorite tv personality.

January 05, 2007 - Msg 4638: Don Knotts truly made the 'Andy Griffith Show'. Once he left the show lost all of its laughter. Thanks Don for your genius, we enjoy you today as much as yesterday.

January 06, 2007 - Msg 4639: I don't think the Andy Griffith Show would have worked without Don Knotts (although it did continue for three seasons and spawned Mayberry, R.F.D.). He brought the charcter of Barney Fife to life. And the chemistry he had with Andy Griffith was priceless. No wonder the Warren charcter failed. No one could take his place.

January 07, 2007 - Msg 4640: A great show and wonderfull man.I loved the shows that had him and Floyd in them.

January 09, 2007 - Msg 4641: my best show with Barney was the one with Floyd when they went to a cabin and three escaped women convicts ended up holding them hostage. Barney was simply being Barney, and how he got the last convist in handcuffs was so funny that eveytime I watch it I lsugh so hard I can't hear what anyone is saying. But then I see all the dialog in Barney's face. He was the best and I greatly missed!

January 09, 2007 - Msg 4642: I watch The Andy Griffith Show to this day. I'm not sure if it's when the show went color or Barney left, but Don Knotts had definitely made the show clean, honest, and most funny, the way Andy Griffith let Don Knotts expand in his talent, there is nothing like it and definitely not be another Barney or Don Knotts. Whenever I am on patrol, someone sarcastically calls me Barney Fife, well like Don Knotts, I'll take it as a complement, but as I said, there is only one Barney Fife and may he rest in peace and always be remembered....Helmut

January 09, 2007 - Msg 4643: I still watch TAGS almost every day and love all the ones with Barney. Don Knotts continues to bring joy to my life, even during the darkest times. May your memory live on to the next generation and the next....

January 11, 2007 - Msg 4644: To my best friend Barney Fife (Don Knotts),I remember the day of your passing I was'nt surpised that Andy was near your bedside I think in one way or aother the world was there with you you'll be missed terrilbly but I will never forget you for what laughter and wisdom you gave me rest in peace my friend, God bless you & your family and Andy Griffith You two were and still are the greatest Actors the T.V screne has ever seen Thanks for all the memories Your friend Joe.S in Illinois

January 11, 2007 - Msg 4645: I hope that TAGS will continue to be on television around the world for many years to come. This past October, I met a Barney impersonator, and as much fun as he was, I still wish I could have hugged the real Barney. I wish I could have sat on the front porch with he and Andy on a Sunday afternoon. But let's not forget the movies Mr. Knotts gave us. My favorite is The Apple Dumplin' Gang with Tim Conway. Sooo funny! I miss you Barn! I hope you knew how much you were loved. -- Margie

January 12, 2007 - Msg 4646: The world has lost an actor that brought so much laughter to so many. You we're truly one of a kind and they don't make them likr yoou anymore. You will live on forever in our hearts and still provide laughter to our lives. God Bless reruns.

January 15, 2007 - Msg 4647: I am a true Mayberry fan, or should I say a true Andy Griffith and Barney Fife fan, FOREVER!!! There will always be a warm place in my heart for the Mayberry, NC Police Department. Love you guys. Randy in Buckhannon, WV

January 20, 2007 - Msg 4648: Don Knotts...thank you. You were the best!

January 25, 2007 - Msg 4649: I am so glad that I was brought up on the Andy Griffith Show. Im also glad that I have DVD's so that I can watch Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee, Opie and all the other Mayberry residents that make me smile whenever I watch them. Don Knotts will always be missed!

January 27, 2007 - Msg 4650: I watch at least one episode of Andy griffith everynight before I turn in. Everytime there's an episode without Barney, the kids leave the room. They say, "It's just not the same without him". Isn't that the truth. Thanks, Mark from So Cal.

January 27, 2007 - Msg 4651: barney fife is one of my favorite tv characters of all time. I watch him on a daily bases. He is greatly missed!

January 28, 2007 - Msg 4652: One of the most beloved characters of comedy whom I will greatly miss. I watch his tv shows & movies all the time, from Henry Limpit to Luther Heggs to Barney Fife. RIP Mr. Knotts...and thank you for making us all laugh with you..;) RIP...


January 31, 2007 - Msg 4654: Is there anything greater on TV than to sit down and watch a classic Andy Griffith show episode knowing that Barney and Andy were going to take care of things? I have the first 5 seasons on DVD and anytime I need a laugh I just watch that great show. Thank you Don Knotts!

February 07, 2007 - Msg 4655: Thank you Don Knotts for being such a great actor and man. You and the rest of the cast had a wonderful show which there are none like today. You were the greatest. God Bless. Brian K. North Port, FL.

February 07, 2007 - Msg 4656: Thank You life has be enriched and will continue to be enriched because of you...I purchased DVD Years 1 - 5, and whenever I need to escape this crazy world, I visit Mayberry...Some people have called me naive, but I consider it a complement....I've been to Mayberry :-)

February 09, 2007 - Msg 4657: I just lost my dad. Watching Barney Fife makes me laugh which is what I need now. He had a heart attack. I also loved him in Three's Company. Thank You Don.

February 13, 2007 - Msg 4658: There never was and never will be a person with the comedic genius of Don Knotts. It doesn't matter how many times I watch him on TAGS, I still laugh at him. And, in our house, we've adopted some of his terminology in regular conversation, such as "compelsion" and "klepterminerac" and "larnyx". ;)

February 15, 2007 - Msg 4659: It's been almost a year now since Don's death and it still brings tears to my eyes when I watch TAGS. But I bet they're having one heck of a good time in Heaven! We miss you.

February 19, 2007 - Msg 4660: I was borned ten years after the andy griffith show went off the air, and its by far my favorite show of all time, thanks to don knotts,andy and the gang. God Bless You All.

February 19, 2007 - Msg 4661: Barney Fife(Don Knotts) was the MOST funny guy ever on TV!!!

February 20, 2007 - Msg 4662: God speed my friend

February 22, 2007 - Msg 4663: TAGS is my favorite TV show. I have always wanted to live in Mayberry. Everyone cares for everyone. Barney makes me laugh with his words, or just a look. he will be sorely missed by all. I miss you Don and look forward to when I can meet you face to face. Teresa, Robinson, IL

February 22, 2007 - Msg 4664: TAGS used the CA State Highway Patrol uniform of the 1960's for Barney. My boyfriend, in the 1960's, could have been a stand-in for Don Knotts. Same size and build, and many of the same mannerisms. They wore the same uniform as well. I look back at the show, with nostalgia, and high regard for both men, one an actor playing a part, and the other just doing his job. Both good men, on the job and off. The world lost someone very special when Mr. Knotts passed away! Thank goodness we can still enjoy TAGS re-runs. In my mind, Don Knotts will always remain as young as he was on TAGS. And that's not a bad way to be remembered!

February 23, 2007 - Msg 4665: What a great and funny actor!
He shall be missed.

February 24, 2007 - Msg 4666: It was one year ago since Don Knotts died. I still watch him on The Andy Griffith Show every night. Plus I have DVD's of some of his movies, The Andy Griffith Show, and Three's Company. I will never forget him. I always love him. He will always be special. He is in heaven making my parents laugh. I just lost my dad one month ago.


February 27, 2007 - Msg 4668: Mayberry will always be my home town and Barney Fife my deputy
John Staten Island

March 10, 2007 - Msg 4669: I often wonder if Don Knotts would have had any idea the impact he made on people if he would have considered giving up his movie contract and staying on with TAGS. How wonderful it would be to have three more seasons with him in them. Although i truly loved Andy Griffith, the show was not the same after old Barn left. He was by far my favorite actor. To me, watching TAGS is very "therapetic" :-) A.Elliott, L.Alabama

March 14, 2007 - Msg 4670: Don Knotts was brilliant. The show wasn't the same after he left. But if you think about it, the show would also have been radically different if Don had stayed and Andy had left. The chemistry between the two of them made "The Andy Griffith Show" extraordinary. I love that show. Thank you to everyone who had anything to do with it. -- Mark, Stewartville, Minn.

March 18, 2007 - Msg 4671: Don Knott's talent was amazing. He wasn't like Barney Fife at all. He was very low key and had a laid back personality (at least in public) in contrast to Barney Fife's nervous, exciteable personality. You would have had to have met him to know what a talented mam Don Knotts really was. May he rest in peace

March 19, 2007 - Msg 4672: the tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is
in my heart love, mikey yubacity, ca

March 26, 2007 - Msg 4673: march 26 2007msg 4673big barn is in great c ompany in tv heavin with auntbea,floyd,earnest t and his buddy john ritter god bless you there wii never be another comic genius as yourself sadly missed quanita/

April 07, 2007 - Msg 4674: Barney Fife. Just say the name, and the whole country (if not the world) knows who you're talking about. I've watched TAGS for ages, and will continue for ages, as long as they're broadcast, which I hope is forever. There will never again be a t.v. series where you wish you lived in that town and with those people. The down-home goodness and integrity of everyone, the easy going life style, the moral lessons, Aunt Bee's cooking, clean house and comfort...

April 08, 2007 - Msg 4675: There will never be another Barney Fife. He is greatly missed, but fondly remembered. A fan forever, Kathy

April 18, 2007 - Msg 4676: you are and will always be missed! Hunter

April 18, 2007 - Msg 4677: I grew up on this TV Show and always wanted to live there . . . and still do. Don Knotts - you were the best! Mari

April 19, 2007 - Msg 4678: Don Knotts, what a wonderful and truly funny man.We will miss you!

April 20, 2007 - Msg 4679: april 20 2007 i couldn't get through the day without barney you will always be missed ruby

April 22, 2007 - Msg 4680: Barn you will always and forever be missed and be rembered as a friend even in 7007!!! Your number 1 fan -Molly

April 24, 2007 - Msg 4681: Good Ol Don Knotts. Now matter how young he was, he always looked old. Seriously, I think he must have looked 40 at birth.

April 25, 2007 - Msg 4682: Thank you for everything you did in your life time. I miss you all the time.

April 25, 2007 - Msg 4683: Thank God for re-runs. Don Knotts will be loved for generations. Miss you Barn.

April 27, 2007 - Msg 4684: I am a PE teacher (55 years old). Sometimes we lose the gym for other activities ...When we do I sometimes show The Andy Griffith Show, the kids (8-12 years old) know who Barney Fife is!

April 28, 2007 - Msg 4685: I first started watching you when "The Andy Griffith Show" ran in primetime and there were only 3 channels to watch. Today I watch you whenever I can, be it 4:00PM or 2:00Am. And even though there are hundreds of channels to choose from, I still prefer you to anything else. Your autographed picture hangs proudly above my desk. Thanks for everything Mr. Knotts!

April 28, 2007 - Msg 4686: my dad worked on the production crew for Desilu and had the opportunity to speak with you on occasion. He's told me you always took time to be cordial. I think you are the best. Take care Don

May 02, 2007 - Msg 4687: I remember the sadness I felt the day I heard Don Knotts had passed away. I've always wanted to live in "Mayberry" with Andy, Barney and Aunt Bee. TAGS was such a moral blessing in a sinful world. Hope to see you in Heaven, Don. Sheryl

May 02, 2007 - Msg 4688: Don, you was the greatest. Your passing was like me loosing a member of my family. I cried when I heard the news and I still have trouble talking about you leaving us. Doyle

May 04, 2007 - Msg 4689: I wish there were more Barney Fife's in this world. You are greatly missed. Kathy

May 04, 2007 - Msg 4690: I still watch Barney, Andy, and the gang. I try to watch it once aday. It keeps me sane in this troubling world. Barney and Andy were two of the best. Barney Fife always makes me laugh! Kathie

May 06, 2007 - Msg 4691: I would have loved to live in the days of the Andy Griffith days. Such good clean comedy and morals.I still watch it twice a day on CBS in SHeffield, Alabama

May 08, 2007 - Msg 4692: You the man Barn!

May 12, 2007 - Msg 4693: I watch the andy griffith show each day. It is such a pleasure to watch a show that has moral content. It really is one of the few shows that can actually make me feel good about fellow humans. Don Knotts will always be missed.

May 13, 2007 - Msg 4694: You were wonderful in everything you did. I enjoy watching you on tv and in the movies. Thank you for everything. Keep my parents laughing. They are in heaven now too. Mary

May 22, 2007 - Msg 4695: There has never been a funnier character on any sitcom in TV history. Nobody does it better! Thanks Don....

May 27, 2007 - Msg 4696: for me, there is no greater comic actor in the
world. Thankyou Don and keep making the
universe smile.

May 27, 2007 - Msg 4697: Don, You were the greatest Thanks for the memories and your reruns I can watch

May 28, 2007 - Msg 4698: THANX Don!

May 29, 2007 - Msg 4699: OH SWEET BARNEY,

May 31, 2007 - Msg 4700: I grew up watching TAGS as a small child and in reruns with my Dad!

May 31, 2007 - Msg 4701: My children and grandchildren watch it all the time! I'm thankful for such a fine show that teaches morals and a simplier lifestyle than we know today. It is by far the greatest sitcom ever put on t.v. My son and I had the pleasure of meeting you at a cast reunion show in Nashville, Tn., a few years ago. Thanks Barn, for the wonderful memories!!

June 03, 2007 - Msg 4702: Thanks for the laughs Don, actors come and will never leave us...DCW, MN

June 20, 2007 - Msg 4703: Don Knotts is the best, and The Andy Griffith Show will always be a staple in my home. One of my favorites was when Barney and Floyd were held hostage by three escaped women convicts. I can still see Barney dancing with Ma, and Floyd sitting there watching and eating a bannana. The one liners and the looks on their faces were priceless. Don is greatly missed.

June 20, 2007 - Msg 4704: I love watching Andy Griffit show it is the best show on TV my children love it to .Andy and BARNEY #1--James Cassell Nottingham---Ansted WV

June 24, 2007 - Msg 4705: "The tears on my pillow bespeak the pain in my heart." Thank you for helping to make Mayberry the place we all wished we lived.

June 24, 2007 - Msg 4706: I can't believe that Don Knotts was taken from his family and fans a little over a year ago. He was such an important part of my growing up, and still is. I watch Andy Griffith as much as I can, and it makes me forgot about all the sad things you hear on a daily bases. Don wil be always missed but never forgottne. a fan forever, Kathy

July 01, 2007 - Msg 4707: I saw Andy in The Waitress. He was great. Don would be proud. Mary

July 08, 2007 - Msg 4708: The Andy Griffith Show is played at my home and at my place of business at the least once a day, either on DVD,or the over 100 shows I recorded on VHS, or on my friendly hometown station WDBJ 7 here in Roanoke, Va. I just have to visit Mayberry every day, and Don Knotts is the person who always brings a smile to my face just in anticipation of knowing what he is going to say or do. We all love and miss him. My thoughts are still with his family. Sharon Guacheta ..Roanoke ,Va.

July 11, 2007 - Msg 4709: Long live Barney Fife. Don Knotts may not be on this earth but his memory lives on.

July 11, 2007 - Msg 4710: good job fife

July 11, 2007 - Msg 4711: Don Knotts was the best. His memory will live forever.

July 11, 2007 - Msg 4712: RIP MR KNOTTS

July 11, 2007 - Msg 4713: RIP JOHN

July 18, 2007 - Msg 4714: Wow! We just can't say enough. Take comfort in knowing you will still bring smiles and laughter long after your passing. One of the things my sons and I enjoy sharing together is TAGS. You beat everything... you know that? Jay, Eason& GT

July 19, 2007 - Msg 4715: We love you Mr. Knotts. You are missed.

July 23, 2007 - Msg 4716: He will live in my heart, and millions of others forever! Barney was the man, hands down!!

July 23, 2007 - Msg 4717: There just aren't enough words to describe how incredibly funny and yet touching t.a.g.s show was, and still continues to attract a new generation over and over!

July 24, 2007 - Msg 4718: Tomrrow is 6 months since I lost my best friend. My dad. I miss terribly but I know he is enjoying Don and John Ritter. I also know dad was very proud of Ron Howard. Most little kids that worked like that get into trouble these days. But Ron was lucky to have you Don Knotts and Andy in his life. Mary

July 25, 2007 - Msg 4719: The Andy Griffith Show is wonderful. Show's like the Andy Griffith show is the way life should be. All on the show makes me smile.