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Feb 26th 2006

Don Knotts (1924-2006)

Don Knotts passed away earlier today.

The Andy Griffith Show is still one of my favorite TV shows.

Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. He was 81.

The West Virginia-born actor’s half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was the Griffith show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmies.

The show ran from 1960-68, and was in the top 10 of the Nielsen ratings each season, including a No. 1 ranking its final year. It is one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top: The others are “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld.” The 249 episodes have appeared frequently in reruns and have spawned a large, active network of fan clubs.

3 Responses to “Don Knotts (1924-2006)”

  1. Ryan

    One of those legends it is sad to see go.

  2. doug, i’ve been noticing that you’ve been incredibly verbose lately. someone is going to have to reign you in.

  3. Ryan

    Both of you have been incredibly verbose lately! I’m going to stop coming! 😀