Monday, February 27, 2006

Knotts landing

Don Knotts died over the weekend, so I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you some of my favorite Don Knott's quotes (as Deputy Barney Fife) from the Andy Griffith Show:

This line is from episode 27 where Barney is supposed to go out to see if Aunt Bee needs some help, but can't quite leave yet.

And this line is uttered when Barney gets tricked in the station house in episode 49.

My favorite line of all time, though, happens in episode 70 after Barney and Andy spent a long day rounding up some stray cows that were wandering around Mayberry. Of course, they are dusty from a long day rising horses so they go and shower off the dirt and grime. The line perfectly captures the ensuing transition in their relationship.

19 comments:

Spinning Girl said...

This was so great. Especially the audio -- Don Knotts' legacy lives on in you!!!

scumbag said...

did you know that the chief export of mexico is illegal immigrants? i'm going to go all around blogland spreading my message of intolerance and drunken idiocy. good day to you jiggs casey; good day!

Übermilf said...

Nip it in the bud!

miss kendra said...

are you don knotts illegitimate love child?

Übermilf said...

The guy from Mythbusters is Don Knott's illegitimate love child???

Call the Enquirer!

Lee Ann said...

That is sad.

jiggs said...

spinner: I realized i had a special gift one day when I was trying to do an impression of don knotts.

scumbag: the chief export from Mexico, at least is my heart, is that extra sweet coke that they make. Good day to you scumbag. You're my favorite drunk idiot on the net.

uebermifl: what?

miss kendra: The love child of don knotts and will ferrell.

uebermilf: ha ha ha. (sarcastic laughter)

jiggs said...

lee ann: you're right lee ann. It is sad.

Tits McGee said...

Don Knotts was a comic genius.

Everyone should go watch The Incredible Mr. Limpet or The Love God? right now.

The Husband said...

I hope Don is resting in peace. we are in the same fraternity. you rock Don!!!

Übermilf said...

"Nip it in the bud" was one of Barney Fife's most famous lines. Nancy Reagan almost used it for her "War on Drugs" but went with "Just Say No" instead.

Friends of McDougal said...

Two words: Loaded Goat.

Tumbleweed said...

You tease, I thought this post was going to be about Knotts landing.
It is sad about Don, I love him and the show. I can whistle the intro tune perfectly!

nikki said...

When I was little The Andy Griffith Show (reruns - I'm only 29 for the love of God) came on right after The Little Rascals. I never really liked the show much, but I'd always keep the TV on that channel just long enough to watch the starting credits. I loved the whistled tune and the narrator's jovial voice.

I did love Don Knotts, though. My memories of him are all from that cheesy Three's Company. Mom didn't let us watch that one, so as soon Nick @ Nite came around as an adult, I was all over that shit. Was there really any comparison between Mr. Ropers? I think not. That guy's face was a contortional masterpiece.

jiggs said...

tits: will do

carl: true dat

uebermilf: it's probably good that they didn't have a slang term for weed (bud) in their antidrug slogan

mcd: thankgoodness for barney's harp

tumbleweed: I am a tease!

nikki: while I don't have a face that is a contortional masterpiece, I do have a funny face.

nikki said...

You mean you're not Joey Lawrence?

jiggs said...

nikki: both fortunately and unfortunately, i am not joey lawrence.

nikki said...

Thank God.

And Damn.

jiggs said...

true dat.