Sunday, February 26, 2006

Say goodbye to a pioneer of comedy...


R.I.P.
Don Knotts
1924 - 2006

11 comments:

Brewster said...

They'll probably have a memorial at Mullin's church. Followed by a Star Wars and Wizard of Oz service.

Jamison said...

Don't forget a televised statement from Michael Jordon and some NASCAR drivers...

...Brew started it...

Diana said...

Wierd. I loved him.

bigsip said...

Remember ALF?

Little alien who had his own TV show...I know, you've been trying to forget since the late 80s...

Anyway, on his home planet of Melmac, they actually worshipped Don Knotts as a god.

Always thought that was amusing. Sort of a reflection of the French adoration of Jerry Lewis or something.

Jamison said...

I do remember ALF, remember LOVING that show, and now cant imagine how any TV executive let it pass...

Right up there with "Small Wonder".

bigsip said...

HAHA!

I loved it, too, at the time.

I look back at it now and wonder how it lasted as long as it did, though.

Not as bad as Manimal, though...

Jamison said...

Why does the mention of "Manimal" ALWAYS make me laugh...? It may be the image of a beaver chewing on wood flashed back and forth with the image of a man that does it...

bigsip said...

It was a little cheesy, too...

I loved it when I was a kid, though!

It was the predecessor to the "Animagus".

mullinz8 said...

Come on now fellas. What’s wrong with a preacher trying to make a point… At least we don’t attract public ridicule from silly street signs.

Don was a fine actor, Apple Dumpling Gang, The Detectives, not to mention Three’s Company. He had a double take that was second to none.

Jamison said...

A touching note... Andy Griffith was at his side on his deathbed...

bigsip said...

I'd heard that, too. I think it's a fitting end to their personal and professional relationship.

Wonder if Gomer stopped by?