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Good-bye, Barney Fife by George on 27 February 2006 6:19am
 
Yesterday, the world lost another great character actor in Don Knotts at 86. He was best known as the simple minded, bumbling Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife, who couldn't be trusted with his own gun. What never ceased to amaze me was that before he got into show business, the soft-spoken diminutive Knotts was actually a drill instructor in the US Marine Corps.
 
Re: Good-bye, Barney Fife by peripatetically on 27 February 2006 8:37pm
 
I loved that man and am sorry he's gone. He made us laugh so hard sometimes that we cried. I loved when he said, "Anj". lol
 
Re: Good-bye, Barney Fife by peripatetically on 27 February 2006 8:38pm
 
I loved that man and am sorry he's gone. He made us laugh so hard sometimes that we cried. I loved when he said, "Anj". lol
 
Re: Good-bye, Barney Fife by intrepid on 28 February 2006 7:52pm
 
As a tribute to Mr. Knotts, I spent some time on the internet yesterday looking for some quotations from his immortal, intrepid Barney Fife, dogged champion of the law in a town with practically no crime. Got a chuckle out of these:

Andy: I don't remember you getting all 'A's.
Barney: I did that once. Remember? The teacher made such a fuss about it that all the kids hated me.
Andy: I don't remember.
Barney: Well, it's a fact. I didn't want 'em thinking I was some kind of a snob or an egghead or something, so I buckled down and got bad marks.
Andy: That must have taken real effort.
Barney: You think you're kidding. Listen, an IQ can be a mixed blessing sometimes. Some people want it and can't get it. I got it and had to get rid of it.
***
Barn: Who died and left you boss!? Why don't you go sit in the grocery store so we'll know you're the big cheese!
***
(the seemier side of Mayberry here)
Barney: She said the room was warm and turned out the light and boom I'm engaged!
***
Barney: The last big buy I made was my mom's and dad's anniversary present.
Andy: What did you get them?
Barney: A septic tank.
Andy: For their anniversary?
Barney: Yeah, oh they're really hard to buy for. Besides it was something they could use. They were really thrilled. Two tons of concrete, all steel reinforced.

There was one yesterday I which I can't find today, but the speech ended with the words "Sin City". It came about as the sherriff thwarted his attempt to bring an elderly jaywalker in for fingerprinting.
 



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