How well do you know the life and career of Don Knotts?

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Few television actors are more beloved than Don Knotts. He warmed hearts and tickled funny bones as Barney Fife. But Knotts was far more than a citizen of Mayberry. The comedian appeared on Broadway, performed skits, starred in Disney classics, hosted television shows and much more.

How well do you know Knotts? Well, if you've been reading our website for a while, you should know some of the trivia below. 

Only a true Knotts fanatic can nip this one in the bud.

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  1. What was the last name of Deputy Barney on The Andy Griffith Show?
  2. Knotts made his film debut opposite Andy Griffith in this comedic 1958 war film.
  3. Knotts served in the Army himself. When serving in the Pacific, he said he threw Danny "Hooch" Matador into the ocean. Who was Danny "Hooch" Matador?
  4. Don Knotts was born and raised in which state?
  5. Was Don Knotts in more episodes of The Andy Griffith Show or Three's Company?
  6. What was the name of Knotts' character on Three's Company?
  7. How many Emmy awards did Don Knotts win for his work on The Andy Griffith Show?
  8. Knotts left The Andy Griffith Show in 1965 to sign a five-movie deal with this Hollywood studio.
  9. The first picture in that deal was this classic comedy seen here.
  10. Late in his career, Knotts played a TV repairman in this 1998 movie.
  11. Knotts' final performance was providing the voice of "Sniffer" in this Disney movie.
  12. Knotts reunited with Griffith to play this character in several episodes of Matlock.
  13. Knotts once played Felix opposite Art Carney's Oscar in a stage production of this.
  14. In the 1976 Walt Disney film Gus, Knotts played a football coach with this animal on his team.
  15. One of Knotts' most beloved film roles was opposite Tim Conway in this Walt Disney movie and its sequel.
  16. Knotts made a name for himself as a comedian playing a nervous character named Mr. Morrison on this series.
  17. Believe it or not, Knotts made his TV debut on this soap opera.
  18. Knotts appeared in animated form on this Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
  19. What was the name of Barney's cousin on The Andy Griffith Show?
  20. Julie Newmar kissed Knotts when he appeared as Herb Groebecker on this series.
  21. Which of the following women was NOT a love interest of Barney Fife?

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rycki1138 13 months ago
21 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work! "Attaboy, Luther!"
robyni23 14 months ago
You got 16 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work!
Missed 5, 7, 8, 13 and 20
JL1965 18 months ago
19/21 not to bad 😉😉😉😉
ASperos 19 months ago
20/21 Not to bad!!! Love Barney Fife the best!!!
kimmer 24 months ago
Gotta love such a diverse soul!....21/21
Elaine 24 months ago
19 outta 21! I love me some Don Knotts..
GoUTVols1961 29 months ago
19/21 My mother hated Don Knotts. I love him. Comedy at its best!
DavidBarker 29 months ago
You got 17 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work!

Fairly tough one...
David 29 months ago
You got 21 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work!
sandman 29 months ago
15/21 I don’t know don!!!
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