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bboisvert
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Feb 25, 2006, 07:59 PM
 
dead at 81, he was one of my fav actors.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/02/2....ap/index.html
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 08:15 PM
 
Why didn't you profess your liking of Don Knotts before he died? This is just more sappy shiot. He lived a great life that very few get to live. Now that he's dead, let's not get all crybaby over it. Once you are dead, you're dead.
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 08:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by thesunisgone
Why didn't you profess your liking of Don Knotts before he died? This is just more sappy shiot. He lived a great life that very few get to live. Now that he's dead, let's not get all crybaby over it. Once you are dead, you're dead.
No need to be a jerk.

May he rest in peace.
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 08:30 PM
 
He was still alive? I thought he kicked the bucket a long time ago.

Oh, and I like Bill Murray. He is my favorite comedian of all time. Just wanted to profess that before he dies. (Happy now thesunisgone?)

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Feb 25, 2006, 09:03 PM
 
Thanks for the memory, Knotts. May you rest in peace.


Need a bran muffin, thesunisgone?
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 09:08 PM
 
My prayers go out to the family and friends of Don Knotts. May he rest in peace. Thank you for the hours of enjoyment that you provided me when playing the part of Deputy Barney Fife.

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Feb 25, 2006, 09:10 PM
 
Rest In Peace! A reall funny guy, and a wonderful human being.
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Feb 25, 2006, 09:12 PM
 
And I just want to mention, there is already a thread about this.

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Feb 25, 2006, 10:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by thesunisgone
Why didn't you profess your liking of Don Knotts before he died? This is just more sappy shiot. He lived a great life that very few get to live. Now that he's dead, let's not get all crybaby over it. Once you are dead, you're dead.
The sun is gone.
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Happy crossover Don, thanks for the laughs.
     
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Feb 25, 2006, 10:10 PM
 
He was great. Thanks Don for many years of fun. You finally "nipped it in the bud"......

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Feb 26, 2006, 12:00 AM
 
81?
My uncle is 80. Still flies a high performance/complex aircraft.
Tough as a mule. Hunts in Idaho every winter
I wish I were in as good of shape.
     
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Feb 26, 2006, 12:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sky Captain
81?
My uncle is 80. Still flies a high performance/complex aircraft.
Tough as a mule. Hunts in Idaho every winter
I wish I were in as good of shape.
That's how my step father was. Until a heart attack.
     
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Feb 26, 2006, 12:47 AM
 
I love my one-year-old nephew. I thought that should be expressed before he kills over.

Don Knotts was a one of a kind brilliant performer. I love watching the Andy Griffith show for Barney the same way that I love watching Seinfeld for Kramer. By the way, watch episodes of Seinfeld carefully. Jerry does a blatant Barney Fife impersonation all the time. I noticed only after listening to some of the commentaries by the cast and crew.

Don Knotts...you rocked.
     
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Feb 26, 2006, 01:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Sky Captain
81?
My uncle is 80. Still flies a high performance/complex aircraft.
Tough as a mule. Hunts in Idaho every winter
I wish I were in as good of shape.
No offense to your uncle, (may he live as long as he wishes, in good health and happiness!)

But...

I must say your uncle was never challenged as Don Knotts was as...



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064606/

The Love God?

Don Knotts got a lot of mileage out of his inept Barney Fife character which he played in a series of movies throughout the 1960s (he won four or five straight Emmys so you have to give him credit). Most of his movie rip-offs were forgettable but not "The Love God?" Then and now, the movie is a social satire and a commentary on public morals. I'm not sure that is exactly what Knotts intended but that is what results. Knotts is Abner Peacock, the publisher of Peacock's Magazine, a bird-watcher journal which is in bankruptcy. Osborn Trelaine comes to his rescue with capital to save the magazine. What Abner doesn't know, and doesn't find out until he returns from a bird expedition, is that Trelaine is a pornographer. As soon as he returns to America, Abner is arrested for obscenity. The trial that follows is hilarious as Knotts' famous lawyer lambasts him and tells the country how disgusted he is to be representing such a degenerate. But because he loves liberty, he has to do it. Abner is acquitted and now finds himself to be considered to be a Casanova by every woman in America. His lawyers, his family and the pornographers convince him that it is his patriotic duty to put out a filthy magazine and prove to the world how free a country the US is. "But I don't know the first thing about publishing filth!" he objects. "You're young! You can learn!" he's told. With the luscious Anne Francis as his editor Abner then becomes the front for the most popular sex magazine of all time. Trouble is, while America thinks he's bopping models three at a time, he's actually a virgin and intimidated by women (except the faithful Rose Ellen who waits to marry him.). The funniest sequence of the movie is a musical montage of Abner living the jet-set life and appearing at a string of nightclubs. His hilarious rendition of "Summer in the Meadow" ("by Eloise W. Fetlock") is also unforgettable. Don Knotts never made a better movie and the social commentary hasn't diminished one iota in the over 30 yrs since it was released.
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