Don Knotts (July 21, 1924 -- February 24, 2006) was a highly respected comedic actor, best known for his role on ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' as Barney Fife. Later, he appeared in two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' and on ''Series/ThreesCompany'' as the landlord Ralph Furley. He also did a several movies in a comedy duo with Creator/TimConway during TheSeventies, the best known being ''Film/TheAppleDumplingGang''.
!!Tropes Associated with Don Knotts:
* BowTiesAreCool: Barney Fife sported a bow tie as part of his formal wear.
* TheBusCameBack: Barney came back for some guest appearances.
* CluelessDeputy: Barney practically codified this trope.
* DirtyOldMan: Not Don Knotts himself, but how he portrayed Mr. Furley.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His full name is Jesse Donald Knotts.
* PutOnABus: Don Knotts left ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' and the character of Barney Fife accepted a new job in Charlotte. He did come back for a few guest appearances, and also for the 1986 [[ReunionShow reunion TV movie]] ''Return to Mayberry''.
* {{Slapstick}}: He was a master of the craft.