don knotts is dead

Don Knotts died of lung cancer last night in Los Angeles. Even though my plans to meet him never quite worked out, he was one of my favorite men in the world, and he will be sorely missed. (As coincidence would have it, Linette just today gave me a belated Birthday gift — a frame for the Don Knotts print given to me by my friend Dave in Seattle.) I wish I could have told him this in person, but his work really did improve the quality of my otherwise depressive young life, and I will always appreciate him for that. Here’s hoping that he’s somewhere better now, and that his work is always remembered.

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymatt
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m not surprised you put up a post to commemorate Don Knotts.

    I am surprised that you apparently are more interested in Dick Cheney’s dick size, as evidenced by your subsequent comments. On two different threads.

  2. mark
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    We have to go on living, Matt.

  3. Otto Walkes
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Herr Limpit ist ja tot. Schade. Ist doch ‘ne traurige Sache, dieser Krebs. Er schlaeft nun unter den Wellen … in ewiger Ruhe.

  4. mark
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    According to the Google translator, this is what Otto said:

    Mr. Limpit is dead. Harm. Nevertheless ‘ ne sad thing is, this cancer. It sleeps now under the waves… in eternal peace.

    I found it beautiful.

  5. mark
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Well, so much for giving the man the kind of send-off that he deserves…. I just looked at the webstats program and saw that someone a few minutes ago found this post by searching, “don knotts penis size.” Who does that? Who hears about a man passing away and then feels compelled to search for stories about his penis size?

  6. Brian
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Kolchak: The Night Stalker is dead! The prophecy has come true!!!

  7. kez
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    knotts was an original…

  8. Anonymatt
    Posted February 26, 2006 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Who hears a story about Don Knotts passing away and then feels compelled to search for stories about Dick Cheney’s penis? Mark, apparently.

  9. me
    Posted February 26, 2006 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I thought of you when I heard the horrible news. And by the way the translation was great, except for the “Schade” part. It means, it’s a pity or how unfortunate.

  10. Anonymous
    Posted March 3, 2006 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    I thought I’d pass the following on to you, Mark, so you can also grieve how close you might have been to getting an interview with Mr. Knotts. From Michelle C’s blog:

    “I also wanted to mention that I just found out that my neighbor’s sister was married to Don Knotts. My neighbor is probably in her early 40’s, so Don Knotts seriously robbed the cradle. Wasn’t he in his 80’s or something? Ewww.”

  11. JIM
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Don Knotts was the best comedy actor on TV in the 60’s. Rest in peace my friend. You were ,AND STILL are the best at your trade. I can’t get enough the reruns. TG I have taped a many of them. Even though I know all the punch lines , I still get a good laugh. There NEVER will be anyone close to what Don Knotts did.

  12. Rick
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Much like a birther won’t believe that Obama was born her unless he personally witnessed the birth, I won’t believe this fiction about Don Knotts.

  13. Rhet
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Donald Trump is demanding to see his death certificate.

  14. robert dishman
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Rest in peace Don, you were the best and funniest man on TV I have ever watched and I still watch Andy Griffith Show today.

  15. Rebecca owen
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I am and always will be an emotional heartfelt to the core fan of the andy griffith,fathers knows best, mr.ed, dick van dyke and all the othether good feeling good felt times of the united states of america that I miss so much.

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