I loved Festus and loved the interaction with Doc Adams. Festus had a huge heart and looked after his "family" of Matt, Kitty and of course Doc. I think the acting of Ken Curtis was superb and added so much vitality to the show. He was unique and added a whole family of Haggens that always made me laugh. I loved them and Festus was my favorite character on the show. Such a great addition and one that everyone seemed to imitate and relish.