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...
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.
Fans of Andy Griffith’s popular classic TV sitcom series The Andy Griffith Show know actor Don Knotts well as the sidekick deputy to Griffith’s Sheriff Andy Taylor. However, many fans of the prolific comedian and actor also know that his face is one that shows up quite often on a variety of popular television shows.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The Cultural Foundation of Harrison County will be hosting Jamie Lester and his band, the Lords of Lester, next week during the June installment of Artists After Hours. While you may not recognize Lester’s name, you will recognize his work. He created the statue of Don...
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.
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.
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?
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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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...
The City of Morgantown Arts & Cultural Development Department recently installed a new plaque in honor of Morgantown native and Hollywood actor, Don Knotts.
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...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — 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...
Karen Knotts, daughter of West Virginia University graduate Don Knotts, bringing one-woman show to Morgantown's Metropolitan Theater
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The city of Morgantown and RMA Presents will bring Karen Knotts and her “Tied up in Knotts” comedy show to The Metropolitan Theater at 4 p.m. on March 13. Karen Knotts is the daughter of Morgantown native Don Knotts, whose entertainment career...
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.
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.
We all have that one fancy outfit that makes us feel like a million bucks. We take it out for every formal occasion and save it for when we really want to get all dolled up. Don Knotts was the same way, except his fancy outfit wasn’t a few pieces he pulled off the rack at JC Penney; his fancy suit originated with Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.