Who said it: Barney Fife or Randy Disher from Monk?

This quiz isn't just "trivial trivialities".


Any sidekick character created after The Andy Griffith Show, especially one in law enforcement, owes a debt to Barney Fife. Don Knotts’ beloved deputy is the epitome of the dedicated yet bumbling second-in-command. Randy Disher, the Lieutenant to Police Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in Monk, is a natural evolution of the archetype perfected by Knotts.

Randy and Barney share many similarities. They’re both dedicated to what they do, even if they don’t always do it right. They both offer some outlandish theories and both even threaten to quit the force when they feel they’ve gone underappreciated.

Here are some great lines uttered by both Randy and Barney. Can you guess who said what?

  1. “Here at the Rock we have two basic rules. Memorize them so that you can say them in your sleep.”
  2. “Lipstick Killer. Lipstick Assassin. Mr. Lipstick. I've always wanted to name one of these guys.”
  3. “I ain't got time to stand around here and discuss trivial trivialities.”
  4. “No problems! This won’t take a minute, I just need an extra set of handcuff keys… You know, just in case…”
  5. “I'm a big fan. Well, I was. Unless you're not guilty. In which case, we're all really sorry about all of this. Although, I'm pretty sure you're guilty. But if you're not, I'm sorry.”
  6. “There are atmospheric rays which control bodily motions. Now, if a person containing negative or hexing qualities gets between you and them rays, why, he creates a static that jars any successful motion into an unsuccessful motion and jinxes you.”
  7. “You know, it was pretty awful. But I got used to it. It's the worst part, you know. Getting used to it. Something you never really get used to.”
  8. “This screw-up. It wasn't me. It's always me. I can't believe it's not me. It's always me. This wasn't me. I wasn't even on the force back then.”
  9. “If only somebody would just commit a crime - one good crime! If only somebody'd just... kill somebody.”
  10. “Actually, Sheriff, the deer in the road was a big clue, was one of the keys to my solving the case.”

Who said it: Barney Fife or Randy Disher from Monk?

Your Result...

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Sachelle 28 months ago
8/10. I've only seen a few clips of the Andy Griffith's show. I know Monk's characters very well.
Snickers 32 months ago
8 out of 10. I know Barney but have no idea who Randy Disher is.
PilotTom 33 months ago
Got 9 out of 10 , lucky because we do not get to see Barney . OTA MeTv station "WFOXDT2HD" channel 30.2 in Northeast Florida refuses to air two great TV shows , Andy and Green Acres . They will not answer emails as why they will not !
paulat0805 33 months ago
Who cares what was said on monk anyway? Long live Barney Fife!!!
Filmnoirfan 33 months ago
8/10 - some memorable lines by some comedic sidekicks. Of course, Deputy Barney Fife still the leader of the pack
PilotTom 34 months ago
Got 8 out of 10 , very lucky because we can't see Andy our Green Acres on our Metv WFOX Channel 30.2 in Northeast Florida . They will not answer emails as to why they will not show these two great shows !!!!!!!!!
LoveMETV22 PilotTom 34 months ago
Hi PilotTom, Sorry to hear your unable to get those two programs. Most MeTV channels are affiliates- (OTA, Cable or otherwise). The local channels reserve the right to pre-empt programming if they choose, that's why you see the *available in most MeTV markets* on commercials and such. My area p-e's Happy Days for a local interest program and the 10:00 pm news p-e's another of their shows. Good luck however in your pursuit.
PilotTom LoveMETV22 33 months ago
Thanks for the reply . Sorry just saw it ( or how to get to it ) . Tom
LoveMETV22 PilotTom 33 months ago
Your welcome . Have to admire your efforts.
MrBill 34 months ago
10/10; I am a big fan of both shows.
MyLoveIainGlen 34 months ago
10 out of 10. I feel bad that I have never watched Monk, I have only heard positive things about it. It was Barney Fife that I new all about, huge Andy Griffith show fan.
LoveMETV22 34 months ago
Just saw this commercial for Monk thought it was creative on MeTV's part:
HopeDuchaine LoveMETV22 34 months ago
I love this commercial also. It is a great combination of my two favorite shows.💕💕💕
Tracye 34 months ago
10/10 have no idea who/what Monk is but love me some Barney !
Shatner1 34 months ago
Don't know the Monk guy--and I never will---But I know barney!!!
AlF Shatner1 34 months ago
Ohhh... You're missing out...
mojomoonjo 34 months ago
Was doing fine until #7 🤨
collin8 34 months ago
10 out of 10 never saw an episode of monk but I know Barney
Eb 34 months ago
10 out of 10. I never watched the Monk so for me it was simply; Did Barney say it or not?
Gayleistoons 34 months ago
9/10. Both of these shows are great
Dajj 34 months ago
8/10 They each deserve to carry 2 bullets!!
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