The further misadventures of the citizens of Mayberry.

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 Sam Jones (78 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Goober Pyle (66 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Howard Sprague (61 episodes, 1968-1971)
Paul Hartman ...
 Emmett Clark / ... (58 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Millie Swanson / ... (46 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Mike Jones / ... (38 episodes, 1968-1971)
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In this continuation to the "Andy Griffifth Show", Sam Jones, a local farmer, is elected to the Mayberry town council. Like Andy Taylor, Sam is a widower raising a young son named Mike. Sam also hires Aunt Bee as his housekeeper after Andy marries his sweetheart Helen Crump and moves away. The show chronicles Sam's dealings with the citizens of Mayberry as well as his home life. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The town that feels like everybody's home. (season 1)

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The characters of Andy Taylor and Helen Crump get married in the pilot episode of the show and later in the season have a baby. However, years later in the TV reunion movie, "Return To Mayberry", the same characters return as a long married couple but make no reference to this child. See more »

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Followed by Return to Mayberry (1986) See more »

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A Good Show
21 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mayberry RFD was a pretty good follow up to The Andy Griffith Show. A lot of newer generation TAGS fans aren't even aware of Mayberry RFD's existence. Hopefully one day it will finally make it to DVD. As with TAGS, I haven't watched an episode that I didn't enjoy. Yes, many of the episodes are rehashes of TAGS episodes. The thing that makes it still work though, is it's still Mayberry. It's still the wholesome fantasy world that we loved in TAGS. The main thing that I wished they would have done of this show was include more of the TAGS guest stars like Otis, The Darlings, and Ernest T Bass. The best episode of the show is by far the first one. Andy and Helen finally get married, and Don Knotts makes his final appearance as Barney Fife until Return to Mayberry. Andy makes several appearances as Sheriff Taylor in the first season until he just disappears and is no longer mentioned until in mid season 2 he returns to Mayberry with Helen and their new baby. I always wondered why in TAGS they never did any farewell episodes to outgoing characters. Usually they just disappear, and occasionally they're mentioned later on such as "Otis started doing his drinking in another town." Sheriff Taylor himself disappears in RFD, never to be heard from again after the "Andy's Baby" episode for the rest of the series. Anyway, if you've never seen it, its worth checking out if you can find it.


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