The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club
Don Knotts Memorial 

Please share your thoughts, well wishes, and memories of Don Knotts with other fans and his family. We will miss him but he we never be forgotten and will live on as Barney Fife for all time.


April 08, 2009 - Msg 4916: I never tire of watching Andy Griffith re-runs. They are just as funny now as they were the first time I saw them as a child. No one can match Don Knotts' humor. RIP, Don!! You were a classic in your own right.

April 24, 2009 - Msg 4917: I grew up watching Andy and Don every night. I'm 32 and I still watch them regularly. My children never knew Barney the dinosaur, but they knew and still love Barney Fife. (My youngest is 6.) Thank you for all the laughs. RIP, Don. We will always love you.

May 03, 2009 - Msg 4919: I watch the show at least once a day.Usually more. I never get tired if it.After Barney went off the show it was never the same. RIP Barney
" If you ever want to talk, Ill be right here................it's therapetic.

May 06, 2009 - Msg 4920: simply the greatest comic actor ever.
we love you Don.

May 08, 2009 - Msg 4921: We will always love you, Don Knotts!!!

May 12, 2009 - Msg 4922: There are people in our lives that you may have never met but make you feel great when you see them... Mr Don Knotts was one of those. A handful in the movie/tv industry,,, and he was one of them. Now that is truely more valuable than anything else. I wish I could have thanked him in person. He is a part of me always. Thank you.

May 19, 2009 - Msg 4923: I have seen every Don Knotts movie more than once and have the entire set of TAGS. I hope to get to meet his daughter at Mayberry Days 2009
Her father was a Giant, Thank You Barney for the memories

May 26, 2009 - Msg 4925: You were the greatest! The best Deputy ever! You gotta get pretty early in the moring to pull it over on ole Barny.

May 26, 2009 - Msg 4926: We can never forget people like Mr. Knotts and all the people on the show because that was the good old days wish we were living in those times now.

June 03, 2009 - Msg 4929: Don Knotts was a great actor and he will always be remebered!! we will miss him!

June 03, 2009 - Msg 4930: Don Knotts was a great actor !my favorite movie with him in it is "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" it is sooo funny!! I will deeply miss Don Knotts! He was great in the "Andy Griffith Show" and will be deeply missed!!

June 03, 2009 - Msg 4931: I never met Don Knotts but i always felt he was a friend of mine !!! I will miss him!!

June 10, 2009 - Msg 4934: To one of the best comic actors ever! The unique chemistry between Andy and Barn on TAGS will never be duplicated, nor will the warmth and brilliance of the Mayberry characters and stories be extinguished.

June 12, 2009 - Msg 4935: I try to watch andy griffith show each day. I wish I had neighbors like the people in Mayberry. Just think how funny it would be be have Barney renting out a room from you, and Andy coming over to visit. Thanks for all the laughs, Barney we miss you

June 16, 2009 - Msg 4936: my husband and I made it back to Mt. Airy a couple of weeks ago and it was a bittersweet trip-- we saw "the old salt-and-pepper" on display at the museum and were both reduced to tears. The chair Don sat in at the courthouse was there too, bronzed and had the signatures of many, many of the cast and crew on the back. We've watched TAGS every day since we returned. There's nothing like this show, the people who were in it or the people who love it. Don Knotts and Barney have certainly left their mark on the world.

June 17, 2009 - Msg 4937: I agree, there is no place like Mayberry.

June 24, 2009 - Msg 4938: I have never grieved so much for a person I have never met.Don Knotts brought joy and life into my home.He will never be forgotten.May I quote Barney Fife one last time "over and out Don."

July 01, 2009 - Msg 4939: The world is not as full without Don Knotts. He was such a great actor.

July 08, 2009 - Msg 4940: I am so glad I have Don knotts in movies and on my telivision so he can live forever in my heart.

July 15, 2009 - Msg 4941: I was just watching the andy griffith show and it hit me of how much he will be missed.I was able to watch him without wondering if my kids should leave the room or fast forward the DVD afraid that there might be a bad scene or something.We can just sit there and laugh. Thank you Don Knotts.

July 17, 2009 - Msg 4942: As a teacher, I often brought in episodes of TAGS to class to teach values and morals to the children. They watched "Man in a Hurry" and taught then that money isn't everything and the episode where Opie has to raise baby birds when he accidentally kills the mother bird. And, yes, some of the Grade 8's did cry!!

July 20, 2009 - Msg 4943: say don knott make me laugh when he get his couin out of jail. andy say he done it again

July 22, 2009 - Msg 4944: Don Knotts was a comedy genius....second to none!

July 28, 2009 - Msg 4945: Does anyone know why Andy and Barney were cousins for only the first few episodes and it was never mentioned again?

August 12, 2009 - Msg 4960: Don is the best all around! I love him and named my son, Barney, after him."Ernest T. Bass is a nut. Right, Ange?"

August 17, 2009 - Msg 4961: Don Knotts is one of a kind no one could ever replace him.

August 21, 2009 - Msg 4963: Don Knotts is my favroite actor. No one else comes close.

August 26, 2009 - Msg 4964: Its amazing how one man can touch your heart so much. He was such a blessing.

August 27, 2009 - Msg 4966: Don Knotts what a life!

September 06, 2009 - Msg 4971: By the time I really got to be a fan of Don Knotts he passed away which stinks. I would like to have met him.

September 23, 2009 - Msg 4973: I will always respect don for dedicating his career to good clean movies and shows.

October 08, 2009 - Msg 4975: I think its amazing to read these post because you get to see people who apreciate him just as much as you have and to see that he has not been forgotten like you thought he has because he passed away so long ago.

October 11, 2009 - Msg 4977: Thank you Don for all the joy and the laughs you gave us thru the years. Would have loved to met you in person. May you rest in eternal peace.

November 02, 2009 - Msg 4980: Nip It...Nip It In The Bud!

November 02, 2009 - Msg 4981: Don. Thank you for your clean humor, and the way you have and continue to bless the lives of millions, including myself. May God rest your soul. And please say hello to Samson for me.

November 04, 2009 - Msg 4982: I sure miss you, Don Knotts. I didn't care that much for 3's Company, but I enjoyed your movies and cameos on Matlock. But you'll always be remembered as Deputy Barney Fife. I always felt that the show went down hill after you left it.

November 06, 2009 - Msg 4983: I just love Andy and barney. Brings back so menny of my own childhood memeries.

November 13, 2009 - Msg 4987: Thanks Great memories Don!

November 13, 2009 - Msg 4988: I loved when you returned for those two episodes in season 6! you were great!

November 18, 2009 - Msg 4989: Just an absolute GEM! Funny = Don Knotts. Don Knotts = FUNNY! No matter how you mathc the words and his name. I can not wait for my barney "FIX". Don - you make all the troubles of the world go away with your huge presence in TV Productions and movies. You will live forever because of this! NIP IT - NIP IT! I used to say that all the time to my students when they got out of hand....IT wiorked cuz they did not know what I was talking about.

November 22, 2009 - Msg 4991: You will never be forgotten Don Knotts.. WVA most famous man.

December 11, 2009 - Msg 4995: Gotta love him 10 4 to the man who made america laugh.

December 12, 2009 - Msg 4997: perhaps the best comedy actor of all time

December 15, 2009 - Msg 5000: Don knotts was the Best!

December 17, 2009 - Msg 5001: the tears on my pillow bespeak the pain that is in my heart

December 28, 2009 - Msg 5004: Spoken by Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, circa 1960's.
Barney Fife: "Nip it in the bud! You got to nip it in the bud! ... Nip it! You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline, and you'll find that every one of 'em is in favor of bud-nippin'... Only one way to take care of it."
God bless you for the smiles and outstanding performances. I feel like I knew you. May you rest in peace.

December 30, 2009 - Msg 5007: I just discovered the Andy Griffith Show and Don Knotts is awesome :D

January 10, 2010 - Msg 5008: I wish Don would have stayed a few more years.
RIP From Denver

January 12, 2010 - Msg 5009: I only wish Hollywood could come up with something as great as the Andy Griffith show. I really wish we still had shows like it.:)

January 16, 2010 - Msg 5010: The greatest show ever!

January 30, 2010 - Msg 5011: You can't censor me leave Don alone

January 30, 2010 - Msg 5012: You can't censor me leave Don alone

January 31, 2010 - Msg 5013: Thanks for the memories Don.

January 31, 2010 - Msg 5014: Awwwwww, I see the Mayberry people removed all of my posts and censored me. I have returned and will be back OFTEN! I love Don Knotts but please let him be!

February 08, 2010 - Msg 5015: MR DON KNOTTS
WAS A GOOD ACTORS WITH ANDY.

February 22, 2010 - Msg 5016: Don knotts was awesome would have like to have met him.

March 10, 2010 - Msg 5017: I still enjoy and always will watch the Mayberry citizens often. It is a great way to forget about your worries. Don Knotts and Andy Griffith was such a great pair. Thanks for all the fond memories.

March 25, 2010 - Msg 5018: message 5017 I agree with you 100% and message 5001 you made me laugh so hard LOL!!!Good memories :)

April 04, 2010 - Msg 5019: The fact that it has been over 4 years since Don went to heaven and we're still posting positive comments about his talent is truly remarkable. He had that kind of impact on our lives. Thanks Don for what you added to our lives. JC in MO

April 05, 2010 - Msg 5020: 5019 thank you for your support :)

April 24, 2010 - Msg 5021: BARNEY WAS THE GREATEST COMIC I EVER SAW!!!

May 13, 2010 - Msg 5022: Don Knotts will always be in our hearts and memories. We grew up watching Andy and Barney. Plus all the other great movies and things that Don did during his life time. What a great legacy.

May 16, 2010 - Msg 5023: Barn i hope one day to meet you and we could walk down to wallys fillin station and grab a bottle of pop.

June 24, 2010 - Msg 5024: June 24, 2010- Msg 5024 I still watch the Andy Griffith shows today. I'm 62 yrs old. I loved Aunt Bee too. In this month's issue of AARP they have an article on the show. I loved the article. Rest in peace, Don Ruth Plencner in Il

June 28, 2010 - Msg 5025: I've watched all of the shows a dozen times and I'm still watching them everyday. I am 78 years old andthe one I liked best was the one where Barney bought the motorcycle. When he left Andy sitting in that side car, the look on his face and the old men laughing was a classic.

June 29, 2010 - Msg 5026: he was pure, one of the few reasons God may still love mankind, will aways remember him and always miss him.

June 29, 2010 - Msg 5027: it's sad, I have to watch andy griffith re-runs because most of t.v is no where close to the entertainment this show was. you see, you do not need , drugs, murder, filth, and pure evil in about everything on t. v now... maybe it truly was just a better time to be alive...

July 02, 2010 - Msg 5028: Don Knotts,you was the best. I just love it when
Andy put you to a test, we all would laugh.
love yoy.

July 25, 2010 - Msg 5029: While unfortunately, all of us must one day die, the wonderful characters and stories of The Andy Griffith Show will live forever. Undoubtedly, many years from now, viewers will take as much pleasure from this timeless show as we have for the past 50 years. RIP Mr Knotts, and thank you.

July 27, 2010 - Msg 5030: I try to get in a Andy Griffith aleast once a day. I just forget about this crazy world, and visit the citizens of Mayberry. Don and Andy will always be my two most favorite tv characters.

August 05, 2010 - Msg 5031: Message 5029, Amen..........

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