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Barney Fife and the Preamble to the Constitution

Classic Comedy bit where Don Knotts as Barney Fife demonstrates his masterful memorization of the Preamble the US Constitution

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25 comments on “Barney Fife and the Preamble to the Constitution

  • GoingConstitutional

    May 20, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Where is Andy now? I think Obama Fife needs his help reading it too!

  • alonzogarbanzo

    May 20, 2010 at 2:33 am

    No blooper here! Barney’s miraculous hair reset is the video equivalent of comic-book characters’ hats flying off their heads in one panel, only to be seen sitting back in place in the next.

  • falstaffswims

    May 20, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I hate to admit it–it’s so corny, but–now and then, this show was freaking hilarious, like this. And I think, on just about every such occasion, it was only because of Don Knotts, who was simply very, very good at what he did–as able at his work as Barney Fife was incompetent–as bright as Barney was dim.

    “…’We’?!” “Oh: ‘We’!” “th-?” “‘the’!” “‘We th-‘?” “‘We the people’! ‘We the people!'”

  • JesusSavesRepent

    May 20, 2010 at 3:34 am

    God is ANGRY with the wicked Everyday Psalm 7:11 The wicked SHALL be turned into HELL Psalm 9:17 REPENT OR PERISH LUKE 13:5 The FOOL Hath said in his heart there is no God Psalm 14:1 FEAR GOD AND REPENT Proverbs 3:7 Fear God who has the power to cast body and soul into HELL Luke 12:5 Repent of your sins now and submit 2 the Lordship of Jesus Christ now, trusting in HIM ALONE! There’s no other way, only Jesus can save! Seek the Lord while he may be found(Isaiah 55:6), tomorrow could be 2 late!

  • This is one of those famous AGS bloopers…..Barney’s hair is combed, then it’s messed up, then it’s combed again, messed up again, etc., throughout the scene.

  • thanks to schoolhouse rock, i’ve known the preamble since i was 8, or 9! yay!
    and the Gettysburg address

  • Nobody was funnier than Barney!!

  • This video is an excellent example of the knowledge level of most Americans with regard to the documents on which our country was founded. Sadly this level of ignorance allows those who would seek to change our “Republic” into a “Socialist State” a much easier path to follow.

  • EscapeNewJersey

    May 20, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Andy Griffith and Ron Howard are both real radical liberals – so I don’t watch them anymore!!!

  • Such a simple premise is so hilarious when done by these guys. You really don’t have to be vulgar to be funny

  • Tea Party Barney.

  • Barney knows it better than Sarah Palin, I’d wager!

  • @tinman842 Hey man, I get your point ! BUT…its bad all over. How many whites get scholorship money from the United Negro College fund. Why are the Black Panthers called the Black Panther party? Their the same as the KKK only black. If whites say they’re proud to be white, they’re called racists. I can’t think of another race that that applies to. By the way…I’m known as a ” white N”. Yes…thats the “N” word.

  • and what kinda gay hunter fisherman bachelor.. cant do his own cooking and cleaning. who does barnys cookin and cleaning..

  • how many blacks appeared on the show.. great show keep women in the kitchen and niggs in the fields.. the good ol days. and ur all commemerating it. lol racist fks.

  • Andy represents Dr. Ron Paul, Barney represents the rest of Congress.

  • scotiacruiser

    May 20, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Don Knotts looks like Tom Hanks

  • after he says United, he can’t even get States, oh funny

  • ok… we…WE….wait, we? hahaha

  • dontstarepleasek

    May 20, 2010 at 11:09 am

    everyone has these moments 😛 lol

  • seandeyoung01

    May 20, 2010 at 11:38 am

    @trppey66 That is a great suggestion :=). Kids would love this video!

  • seandeyoung01

    May 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Very funny! R.I.P. Mr. Knotts


  • @myOATHmyCREED You do realize that Andy is not a real sheriff, nor is Barney really his deputy, as well as any other sheriff’s deputy. This is a FICTIONAL TV SHOW. You really scare me, buddy. Have fun stocking up on your oatmeal and water. (this guy made some retarded video about stockpiling crap because a big virus is about to kill off the USA; check it out, it’s insane.)

  • Very Funny………And if you were watching and listening you may know a few more words of the Constitution than you did a few minutes ago.
    Notice it was filmed at two different times and edited together, you call tell by Barnies’ hair, watch again! oh, and listen!!

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