The Love God?

When it comes to family friendly classic TV shows, they don’t come much more squeaky clean than The Andy Griffith Show. For me, the man who the series was named for was never the standout player on the show. That honor belonged to Don Knotts as Barney Fife. When Knotts achieved greater stardom thanks to…

The Shakiest Gun in the West

Who’s the greatest lawman in the history of the moving image? Barney Fife, of course! Well, maybe that’s a stretch…after all, Barney kept his only bullet in his pocket. Don Knotts’ alter ego was certainly a beloved character, if not quick on the draw. In today’s movie, Knotts brings his less-than-stellar shooting skills to the…

How to Frame a Figg

“The Andy Griffith Show” is one of the all-time great television programs. Though, as loveable as Griffith’s Andy Taylor character was, it’s arguable that he was not the highlight of the program. Many fans would give that honor to Barney Fife himself, the one and only Don Knotts. He was a truly talented comedic performer…