Saturday, February 25, 2006

RIP Barney

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) - 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."
I was 9 years old when Don Knotts fumbed his way into our living room, and by the second season he'd become my favorite comedic actor. Don was born to play Barney and it showed. No one is that good of an actor; Knotts let the inner Knotts take over and the show wasn't close to the same after he left to make movies such as The Incredible Mr. Limpett.
Here's hoping the big guy upstairs lets you have a pocketfull, Barn.

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