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Don Knotts lived the story at the heart of ''Opie's Hobo Friend'' As a boy, Knotts befriended passers-through at his mother's boarding house. March 3, 2021, 9:04AM
Here's a toast to Barney Fife's forgotten love Hilda Mae The delightful Florence MacMichael had a "wonderful humility," just like her Mayberry character. February 12, 2021, 9:18AM
You never saw Barney Fife faint for a reason Don Knotts had a real problem feeling faint in big life moments. January 22, 2021, 8:54AM
This Christmas, thank Santa Claus for believing in Don Knotts The Jolly Old Elf encouraged Knotts to pursue his showbiz career. Knotts: "Don't tell me there's no Santa Claus!" December 10, 2020, 9:33AM
Don Knotts laughed so hard in this Andy Griffith Show scene, it had to be reshot 20 times Even a comedy pro couldn't help but to crack up and ruin the scene over and over again. November 30, 2020, 1:50PM
Andy Griffith once teased Don Knotts for not being a ''tough dad'' Don's daughter Karen tells a hilarious story about Andy's parenting advice behind the scenes of The Andy Griffith Show. November 24, 2020, 8:58AM
Don Knotts perfected the comedic art of being scared "People seem to enjoy the idea of seeing me get scared." October 26, 2020, 8:46AM
This is the nearly superhuman singer who secretly sang while Barney Fife lip-synched He famously became the voice of both God and Mayberry's deputy. May 11, 2020, 11:25AM
The woman who played Barney Fife's mom owned more of Mayberry than you realize Lillian Culver has deep ties to television production history. May 8, 2020, 2:39PM
Don Knotts confirmed this was one of the funniest sight gags he ever saw on The Andy Griffith Show Don Knotts never found out what happened to Barney's memorable motorcycle. December 12, 2019, 1:11PM
Barney Fife is the only character with two musical themes on The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show is the best dubbed show in TV history, period. November 7, 2019, 9:43AM
Don Knotts was a go-kart spokesman while working on The Andy Griffith Show Watch him zip around the racetrack! October 29, 2019, 4:19PM
There's a surprising link between Green Acres' Eb Dawson and The Andy Griffith Show's Barney Fife Don Knotts inspired Tom Lester's Hollywood career. July 30, 2019, 11:29AM
Barney Fife recently helped solve a real crime in Indiana The victim's defense cited this classic episode of The Andy Griffith Show. June 21, 2019, 10:01AM
The secret of Don Knotts' most comedic performances on The Andy Griffith Show Navigating the "fragile" nature of Don Knotts. May 22, 2019, 3:45PM
Don Knotts once explained how Tim Conway turned Mayberry's biggest goof into a ''straight man'' "Where Andy pulled back for me, I had to pull back for Tim." May 15, 2019, 4:01PM
Don Knotts was just as funny in advertisements as he was on The Andy Griffith Show His slapstick comedy helped sell hardware, hot dogs and Atari. May 6, 2019, 1:36PM
Like a true partner, Andy Griffith was the last friend to visit Don Knotts before he passed away The actors evolved their instant connection into a lifelong friendship. March 8, 2019, 11:11AM
Don Knotts once explained why The Don Knotts Show just didn't work Andy stopped by, as did Florence Henderson, Chuck Connors and more. March 7, 2019, 1:57PM
This forgotten 1965 TV special explained why Andy Taylor chose Barney Fife as his deputy "You're courageous. You're conscientious. You're trustworthy." February 28, 2019, 3:15PM
Scooby Doo once spoofed The Andy Griffith Show with the help of Don Knotts The Mystery Machine met Dandy Griffith in Juneberry. January 21, 2019, 10:34AM
Barney's bloodhound Blue was the hardest working actor on The Andy Griffith Show Pluto the dog appeared on a bunch of classic shows. October 26, 2018, 11:30AM
Don Knotts said this is why Andy Griffith cut all the jokes from his show "Andy was the ultimate straight man." October 4, 2018, 3:42PM
9 TV shows Don Knotts was on besides The Andy Griffith Show Did you know Don Knotts was Lucy's last blind date? July 5, 2018, 12:39PM
Ron Howard confirms nobody could make Andy Griffith laugh like Don Knotts Just try not to smile at this super-cut of Barney making Andy laugh. June 15, 2018, 11:19AM