Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Jesse "Don" Knotts

One of the funniest comedians who ever lived, his ability to create brilliant comedy out of absolutely nothing but his imaginative demeanor is something few if any comedians have even approached. As such he was misunderstood and often miscast as a fool (as in Disney's Apple Dumpling Gang) but some great TV never would have lasted past the first season without him though credit was given to others - The Andy Griffith Show and Three's Company especially. This skit from The Muppet Show showed his brilliant ability to make the audience think the absolutely absurd could be believable and have a logic of its own if you displaced your belief onto Knotts' character. You'll be missed Jess.