Hearing that Don Knotts had passed away was one of those feelings that a little piece of myself had died. How many hours of my life had been humored by this master comedian? To this day I'll watch an Andy Griffith marathon and all my favorites are the ones about Barney. The same goes for 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken' ( the "atta boy Luther" speech ) and 'Shakiest Gun In The West'. Masterful stuff.