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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kimmer 3 months ago
Gotta love such a diverse soul!....21/21
Elaine 4 months ago
19 outta 21! I love me some Don Knotts..
GoUTVols1961 8 months ago
19/21 My mother hated Don Knotts. I love him. Comedy at its best!
DavidBarker 8 months ago
You got 17 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work!

Fairly tough one...
David 8 months ago
You got 21 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work!
sandman 8 months ago
15/21 I don’t know don!!!
MikefromJersey 8 months ago
They left out the best Don Knotts trivia query of all.
On the Joey Bishop Show, Knotts appeared in his Mayberry uniform, called to the rental cabin
of Joey Bishop. In the credits it reads "Barney Fife as Deputy Sheriff Don Knotts"!
MeTV, you boys should send me a jar of Aunt Bee's kersosene pickles as you will
not find this trivia bit noted anywhere else.
The reason is the Joey Bishop Show was not shown for many decades since going off the air in 1964
or 1965. Season one was filmed in both color and black and white. Season Two and Three in color,
season four in black and white with a few color episodes. Season One's format had Joey living at home with his mother(the aunt from Batman), his sister( Marlo Thomas), brother Warren Berlinger
with another sister married to bum Joe Flynn.
However after Season one they were all discarded for a new format of Joey being a TV host in NYC.
This sitcom is very funny, with many great Borscht Belt comics making appearances. Joe Besser almost steals the series as an apartment handyman. MeTV, take a look, maybe you will run it.
Tlor MikefromJersey 8 months ago
I saw Joey Bishop(once with the wife and Corbett Monica was his manager(you know that guy the comedian that did the imitation of a fly on Ed Sullivan show) got my parents really laughing, the other time with the mother and sister/brother in the 2 story house). Its on early morning hours of I think it was Antennae TV station(the station that runs the old Burns and Allen shows). We don't have cable and pick up all sorts of shows on our antennae :-)
Tlor MikefromJersey 8 months ago
I found this when I did a search: Episodes of The Joey Bishop Show aired on TV Land in 1998. In 2016, the series began airing on Retro TV.
Antenna TV announced in October 2016 it would begin airing the series the following January, including the rarely seen first season.
MikefromJersey Tlor 8 months ago
Hi Tlor,
Guys Marks was the person who imitated flies and other critters brilliantly. He also did those bits on the Dick Van Dyke Show, where despite playing a loathsome cad courting Sally, he was so hilarious the audience loved him. He was a legendary nightclub performer, one of the greatest of all time, it's a crime he never got his own show and now is only remembered for his Van Dyke and Bishop shows appearance. You Tube used to have some of his performances, maybe they are still on there. The episode on Joey Bishop where he was pretending to be a rich, highly educated
upper class git to impress a girl, is one of the greatest sitcom episodes EVER!
Marks comedic genius is on full display, Joey Bishop generously plays second banana and is clearly bowled over by the routines Marks does.
rycki1138 8 months ago
21 out of 21
You sure kept your cool in that one! Nice work!
Muleskinner 8 months ago
18/21. However, No Time For Sergeants (1958) was not a war movie. It was a service comedy.
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