Nip It In The Bud

Nip It In The Bud

There are 16 comments on the Tom Watson story from Feb 25, 2006, titled Nip It In The Bud. In it, Tom Watson reports that:

It is easy to forget in noting the quiet passing of an old man whose last major appearance was in an ill-fitting toupee replacing Norman Fell on Three's Company in the late 1970s that Don Knotts was one for the ...

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Jethro Bodine

United States

#1 Feb 26, 2006
A great man was he. He has made his mark in the history books having made many laugh. The Andy Griffith show is at the top of the list of great shows that has been on TV. We will miss you Don!

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2006
What a great man....Kept his only bullet in his pocketfunny stuff...Great physical comedy... His talent will live on thanks to cable tv
Ted Readdy

Shalimar, FL

#3 Feb 26, 2006
We will miss you Barney Fife!
Jeff Jarnigan

Nashville, TN

#4 Feb 26, 2006
In a time where comedy primarily relies on shock value to attempt to entertain it is difficult to fully appreciate the talent tht Don Knotts exhibited. He possessed the ability to garner laughter without a spoken word. His portrayal of Barney Fife will be forever remembered as possibly the most memorable character in television history. It seems odd to feel like I have lost a family member when I never met the man. To me, that is the ultimate compliment to the character he portrayed on the show.

Goodbye Don. Thanks for always leaving us laughing.

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Gregory Schauer

Mchenry, IL

#5 Feb 26, 2006
You're probobly having some of Aunt Bees apple pie right now and then you'll stop into Floyds barber shop for a trim.
Thank you for all the laughs you have given us over the years.
We'll miss you Barney.

Federal Way, WA

#6 Feb 26, 2006
Thanks Barn for all the laughs. You are in my Top 10 TV funny men. It's not as safe since Deputy Fife has moved on.

College Grove, TN

#7 Feb 26, 2006
I can't count how many laughs he gave me. He will live on in the hearts of those of us he entertained so beautifully. We'll repeat his quotes over and over as we have throughout the years. He was a sweet blessing from God in a world that often was not very pleasant.
May he rest in peace!
jul miller

United States

#8 Feb 27, 2006
i grew up watching barnie back when you could only get a few channels on the tv.hell be sadly missed
Bev Fredette NC

United States

#9 Feb 27, 2006
I was very upset when I had heard that Don Passed away, He did Mayberry proud! I too have grown up watching that silly deputy... as a matter of fact, I still catch him on wupn 64... He shall be missed! God Bless You Mr. Knotts!

High Point, NC

#10 Feb 28, 2006
Don Knotts was a comic genious. I would put the comic team of Don Knotts and Andy Griffiths right up there with the all time greats, Lewis and Martin, Abbot and Costello, Hope and Crosby etc.. Mr. Knotts was one of the funniest men reagrdless of the character he was portraying, but naturally my personal favorite is Barney Fife. As much as I love the Andy Griffith show when Don left the show it never had the same appeal. I am nery saddened by his death. There will never be another like him. God bless him.
Sally Dee Perry - Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Feb 28, 2006
I loved Don Knotts...our Barney. Oh, how he made us laugh!!! He made us happy. Even if you are out of town--a long way from home--you can feel like you are home if you have "The Andy Griffith Show" on TV. That cast seems like family...And among them, Don Knotts was truly a national treasure. God bless and keep him!
allen randall

Miami, FL

#12 Feb 28, 2006
Childhood memories, Watching a man i admired for decades after.So many laughs.The ghost and Mr. chicken , I'll never forget it as long as I live. Thank you Mr Knotts.
Joan and Clyde

United States

#13 Feb 28, 2006
Thanks, Don Knotts for all the laughs and fun you brought us in our youth, and now again in our later years. You're one of a kind, and there's nobody out there to take your place. We just recently moved to Mr.Airy, N.C. home of Andy Griffith and Mayberry. We get to see your face, and we'll always remenber you and Andy.

Brooklyn, IN

#14 Mar 15, 2006
I loved to watch Don Knotts. Somehow we have forgotten
to have clean comedy such as he often presented. I will
miss him.

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2006
Gates wrote:
I loved to watch Don Knotts. Somehow we have forgotten
to have clean comedy such as he often presented. I will
miss him.
I totally agree. Don Knotts was one of the best.

Beijing, China

#16 Jun 30, 2006
I love watching Don Knotts and while I am here in China I watch the DVD's of him and Andy over and over. I Loved everyone on the show. Thanks for the fun and laughs..:)

Bob in Beijing.

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