Just As I Thought

Hard living in Mayberry

This weekend, two rather famous actors died — Don Knotts and Darin McGavin. Knotts, of course, is remembered for his portrayal of Barney Fife, and McGavin will go down in history as The Night Stalker.
Here’s the interesting thing: Knotts was 81 when he passed away — he certainly seemed older than that. But McGavin was 83. Who would have guessed that Darin McGavin was older than Don Knotts?


  • He may be the nightstalker to you, but he’ll always be the dad from “A Christmas Story” to me.

  • Actually by far my favorite memory of Don Knotts was “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” I *loved* that movie. Oh and ther ewas another Disney movie where he was a pretend astronaut…

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