Monday, February 27, 2006

Don Knotts, Comedy Genius

A friend and reader linked me to this post about the Christian nature of Knotts's comedy:
One by one, Mr. Knotts mocked the pretenses of the comic actor who often has his eye on nobler pursuits. In the nervous man, he reveled in the discomfort that most comics tend to pass off as indignation or savoir-faire. As Barney, he satirized swagger and self-importance. Finally, on "Three's Company" in the late 70's and 80's, he sent up the comedian's hypersexuality, which is often his pride.
Knotts was reliably ahead of his time. He (along with Andy Griffith and others) are also Christian's from the old silent majority school that Ronald Reagan also espoused.

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