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fatpantz 1/13/2013 9:41:14 AM

My favorite of his was 1980 The Private Eyes with Tim Conway.  Don Knotts and Tim Conway were always great in everything they did together, their chemistry will never be matched.

monkeyfoot 1/13/2013 10:26:20 AM

When I was a kid, I enjoyed Knotts' movies running on local TV. Today, I don't think people realize he was a major movie star in the 60s. He and Jerry Lewis (yes he was a big star, too) were top box office draws of that time. 

Limpet and Astronaut were my very favorites as a kid. There is always talk of remaking Limpet now and again using CG instead of cel animation and I'd love to see someone like Carrey or Stiller do that.

After I'd grown up when I was at a bar with friends and they ordered boilermakers all around, I got that beer and whiskey chaser and realized, "Hey, this is that drink from The Reluctant Astronaut! 3..2..1..Blast off!" Oh, the hangover! At least I didn't end up in orbit.

Wyldstaar 1/13/2013 3:42:14 PM

I remember watching all of these on TV as a kid.  I don't really have much in the way of fond memories of them, though.  This sort of thing was always just on in the background, while I was playing with Star Wars toys, or Legos or whatever.  They couldn't really hold my interest to the point where I would sit quietly and just watch the movie.  If The Andy Griffith Show was on, that would have my undivided attention.  That was a fantastic show, and Knotts was great in it.  For me, he worked far better in a supporting role than as the star.

Dazzler 1/14/2013 3:21:51 AM

Have to catch them all sometime again. 

mike10 1/14/2013 7:39:11 AM

Come on, you can't forget Herbie goes to Monty Carlo  and the Apple Dumpling Gang. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken was a pretty cool movie back in the day, they used to have a Saturday afternoon creature double feature on TV and Ghost and Mr. Chicken would always show up with a Abbot and Costello Universal monster movie. 

domino2008 1/18/2013 8:39:49 PM

The Ghost an Mr Chicken , as a kid was my favorite Don Knotts movie . Yeah , just as the Jerry Lewis movies were back in the 60's , it was holsom , clean humor ,they have there place in time , as do the humor in movies have in this time .

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