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R.I.P. Don Knotts
« on: February 25, 2006, 06:26 PM »
"Oh my Barney, Oh my Barney,
Had a jail but couldn't lock it,
Had one bullet for his pistol
Had to keep it in his pocket"

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Andy Taylor: Hey, Barn, what if they was to ask you if you could sing a cappella, what would you do?

Barney Fife: Why, I'd do it! [snapping fingers in rhythm] "A cappella, a cappella"... Well, I don't remember all the words.


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R.I.P. Don Knotts
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 07:55 PM »
One of my favs; sorry to see you go.

Thank you Don for all the joy you've given us through the decades. You're loved and will be remembered for generations to come.

Peace.

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R.I.P. Don Knotts
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006, 11:34 PM »
Barney Fife: Why, I'd do it! [snapping fingers in rhythm] "A cappella, a cappella"... Well, I don't remember all the words.



Lots of good times watching Barney.  Still one of my favorite reruns.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 08:28 PM »
I was on the same plane with him once, back in the early nineties. It was a late flight and the plane was less than half full. After we landed he was very friendly and gracious and shook peoples hands and signed some autographs. A great guy!

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R.I.P. Don Knotts
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 11:53 AM »
when i heard the news, i just knew that jon e. was gonna post this. you have a penchant for many things from that era, jon.

don kinda freaked me out as a kid [the buggy eyes], but his passing is sad all the same. definitely had a long and varied career.

the sheryl crow/breast cancer thing was also a weekend shocker. she's like the poster child for health and fitness. scary.

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Re:R.I.P. Don Knotts
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 08:44 PM »
He was a very funny guy. Alway made me laugh.  Will be greatly missed.
If I am not mistaken, I also heard that Dennis Weaver passed on the radio today but they associated him with Gun Smoke.  He was also Sam McCloud. Correct me if I am wrong but I really didn't remember him on Gun Smoke.  Festus, Marshall Dillion and Kitty but I can't place Dennis Weaver?
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 09:36 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong but I really didn't remember him on Gun Smoke.  Festus, Marshall Dillion and Kitty but I can't place Dennis Weaver?

Dennis Weaver AKA Chester, was the original deputy before Festus.  Chester had a bad leg (could not bend at the knee) and it made the part.  I can remember him running down Dodge Main Street with the bum leg screaming Mister Dillion, Mister Dillion.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 07:37 AM »
Louis,
"I can remember him running down Dodge Main Street with the bum leg screaming Mister Dillion, Mister Dillion".
 I do remember that.  I just didn't know he was Dennis Weaver?
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Re:R.I.P. Don Knotts
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2006, 10:20 AM »
The Incredible Mr. Limpet was one of my fav. movies as a kid. I still enjoy it to this day.  

Don, I'll miss ya.

 

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