Knott an Ordinary Week
On July 21, 1924, a brilliant fellow was born to his parents in West Virginia. This man's name was Jesse Donald Knotts...better known to most by his stage name, Don Knotts. After landing a very successful role on the Andy Griffith Show and starring in several movies, he rose to popularity and eventually guest-starred on The New Scooby-Doo Movies twice in 1972, before later returning for a brief video game cameo as himself in Night of 100 Frights. To celebrate what would have been Don's 97th birthday (and just to be silly because it's fun lol), all content this week on the blog will be Don Knotts-themed. While there won't be a post every day like there was with the Guess Who or Be Cool Weeks, there will be a Don Knotts-themed the weekly poll, Monday's fun fact, and maybe a little surprise later on in the week. I call it: "KNOTT an Ordinary Week" haha.
Apparently, I'm not the first one to do something like this either! Upon researching a bit for the fun fact, Don's hometown, Morgantown, WV, there's apparently an event called "Don Knotts Days" in which Don is honored by his hometown, and in 2016, a statue of him was erected and part of University Avenue was renamed "Don Knotts Boulevard" to honor him. You can check out more about that in the news story here.
Hope you all enjoy this fun little week on the blog, and remember, don't do anything Don Knotts wouldn't do!
7/17/2021 11:05:44 am
IM SORRY BUT THIS IS HILARIOUS REMEMBER THAT DON KNOTTS COMMENTER HAHAHAHA
7/19/2021 09:03:10 am
Oh, don't worry, I remember lol.
7/17/2021 01:32:16 pm
Lol this is gonna be good
7/19/2021 09:07:23 am
Haha glad you're looking forward to it :)
7/17/2021 01:52:55 pm
i just realized that i share a birthday with don knotts
7/19/2021 09:09:19 am
Then you have the most incredible birthday of all haha! Happy early birthday :)
7/17/2021 02:31:08 pm
His episodes in "The New Scooby Doo Movies" are some that shined for me.
7/19/2021 09:08:57 am
Agreed! His two episodes, especially "Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner" were among my favorites of that series.
7/19/2021 01:27:21 pm
They're both some of the best of New Movies.
7/17/2021 06:05:52 pm
Hopefully Don Knotts joins us in the comments like he has before.
7/19/2021 09:04:42 am
I hope so too haha. Glad you're looking forward to the week :)
7/18/2021 04:39:26 pm
Nice. Don Knotts is very entertaining. It's unbelievable how many people love to do the voice in authoritative roles, a lot of them in Scooby-Doo.
7/19/2021 09:06:01 am
It is really interesting how much Don Knotts' voice has inspired future "authoritative"/officer voice roles in the franchise.
Lance A Rutt
7/18/2021 07:56:02 pm
You should review HOW TO FRAME A FIGG, a Knotts movie that prominently features Frank Welker in a supporting role + a spooky cemetery
7/19/2021 09:02:50 am
OMG that's an amazing idea! Do you know if it's available anywhere online? I checked Amazon and it just says it's unavailable in my country (which is the US).
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