Andy Griffith and Don Knotts clown at a party in 1981.
Andy Griffith and Don Knotts clown at a party in 1981. Ron Galella WireImage/Getty Images
Andy Griffith and Don Knotts clown at a party in 1981. Ron Galella WireImage/Getty Images

Eric Frederick is the Carolinas regional growth editor for McClatchy. He is a former sports editor, night editor, front page editor and digital managing editor at The News & Observer. Reach him at 919-829-8956.