R.I.P. Deputy Fife
"Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81."
And Carl Kolchak
"The husky, tough-talking performer [Darrin McGavin] went on to become one of the busiest actors in television and film, starring in five TV series, including "Mike Hammer," and endearing holiday audiences with his role as the grouchy dad in the 1983 comedy classic "A Christmas Story."
SciFi fans, however, will always remember him as Carl Kolchak in The Night Stalker which so influenced a young Chris Carter he grew up to create The X Files.
AHM says it's pretty much the last nail in the coffin of her young personhood.
posted by Harrison at 12:52 PM