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Don Knotts Once Revealed His ‘Favorite’ Role

We never get tired of seeing interview clips of the legendary Don Knotts. So, as a way to celebrate what would’ve been his 98th birthday, we’re looking back at one of his many memorable moments. In a restored interview with Knotts from 1994, Knotts chatted with a Kansas...
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‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Star Ron Howard Remembers Don Knotts on Late Actor’s Birthday

Actor-director Ron Howard is sweetly remembering his costar from The Andy Griffith Show, Don Knotts, on Knotts’ birthday. Howard offers up some tender words about Knotts in a message from Twitter on Thursday. Of course, Knotts played Deputy Barney Fife in the CBS sitcom. That was opposite Howard, who played Opie Taylor, Andy Taylor’s son. Let’s see what Howard writes here about his dear friend.
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‘The Andy Griffith Show’: Griffith Credited Don Knotts for the Show Lasting Beyond One Season

If you ask Andy Griffith, “The Andy Griffith Show” owes a lot to classic TV legend Don Knotts, who made a key suggestion before the show aired. Today, June 7, would’ve been Andy Griffith’s 96th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away back in 2012. But Cowboys & Indians dug up some of Griffith’s older interviews to commemorate the beloved actor on his birthday.
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‘The Andy Griffith Show’: How Don Knotts Was ‘Very Loved by Women,’ According to His Daughter

Despite typically playing comedic, awkward characters, “The Andy Griffith Show” and classic TV star Don Knotts knew how to woo the ladies. Don Knotts’ daughter, Karen Knotts, opened up about her dad’s dating life to Page Six earlier this year. She also wrote a memoir, “Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me,” that detailed her experiences with her famous father.
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Don Knotts by the book

Earlier this year, I put a hold on a book at the library. It was a biography of Don Knotts titled “Tied Up in Knotts.” It’s written by his daughter Karen. The library said the hold would be for about 15 weeks, which didn’t surprise me. Who wouldn’t want to know more about West Virginia’s favorite son?
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Looks like Don Knotts was a noisy house guest just like Gomer

When Knotts visited his hometown, he stayed at his childhood friend’s house so he wouldn’t disrupt his mother. In the fourth season of The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle wound up being welcomed to stay as long as he liked at Sheriff Taylor’s home for an episode called "Gomer the House Guest."
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Don Knotts grew up getting free haircuts in his uncle's barber shop

Like Floyd's Barber Shop in Mayberry, Knotts spent many hours there. One of the most cherished episodes to take place in Floyd’s Barber Shop is "The Bookie Barber," which came in the second season of The Andy Griffith Show. In the episode, Floyd hires a second barber, who it...
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New plaque honors Morgantown native Don Knotts

MORGANTOWN — The City of Morgantown Arts & Cultural Development Department recently installed a new plaque in honor of Don Knotts on the exterior of the Metropolitan Theatre. Knotts, a Morgantown native, began his career performing at the Metropolitan Theatre as a ventriloquist. Knotts graduated from Morgantown High School...
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Morgantown native Don Knotts honored with plaque

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The City of Morgantown Arts & Cultural Development Department recently installed a new plaque in honor of Don Knotts on the exterior of the Metropolitan Theatre. Morgantown native, Don Knotts began his career performing at the Metropolitan Theatre as a ventriloquist. Knotts graduated from Morgantown High...
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There was a little bit of jealousy between Andy Griffith and Don Knotts

In the third season of The Andy Griffith Show, Opie copes with mounting jealousy as Andy’s new girlfriend starts to take up more and more of his dad’s time. In "Opie’s Rival," audiences were treated to one of those classic episodes that established Sheriff Andy as the sort of father who could help his son navigate emotional ups and downs.
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‘The Andy Griffith Show’: How Don Knotts Was ‘Not Barney Fife’ as a Dad, According to His Daughter

Don Knotts was one of the funniest men on television. At times, it seemed like his face was made of rubber. Additionally, his comedic timing helped The Andy Griffith Show truly shine. In fact, Andy Griffith once said that it was Knotts who really brought the show together. Deputy Fife allowed Andy to play the straight man and it made a world of difference. Without Knotts’ contribution to the show, Andy probably would have turned in his badge and gun after a season or two.
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WATCH: Don Knotts As a Nervous Weatherman Will Give You Sunshine on Even a Cloudy Day

Though he’s not with us anymore to deliver those legendary wide-eyed expressions, Don Knotts leaves behind a legacy in the world of American TV and comedy. And while Throwbacks are generally reserved for Thursdays, there’s no one stopping the Outsider community from Takin’ It Back this fine Tuesday. We know life can get a little rough and headlines can start to weigh heavy, so we’ve got just what you need– some Don Knotts from his classic days. This video of him portraying a nervous weatherman will give you sunshine on even the cloudiest of days.
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