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  •  oops! I meant Don Knotts of course (4+ / 0-)
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    Youffraita, dougymi, BFSkinner, PSzymeczek

    Thanks for the correction.

    I checked the Wiki, and you're right, I thought he was on for the entire run, but I guess he left after being in five of eight years although he returned often for guest appearances. It did mention that originally Andy was supposed to be the funny one and Barney the straight guy but everyone realized after the first episode that the reverse was better.

    I think he was successful outside of the Andy Griffith show, but to me Barney Fife was his real role of a lifetime.

    Get Smart was also a great show. My family often makes jokes about "lowering the cone of silence" even today.

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    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:10:56 AM PST

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    •  He was one of my favorites too... (2+ / 0-)
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      Always loved the character of Barney and Mr. Furley wasn't bad either. Both he, Andy and Opie (Ron Howard) were good Democrats too, so that's a side benefit.  

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      by dougymi on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 09:34:13 AM PST

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