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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Back on TVland!
Jennifer from Euless, Texas
5 July 2000
I was really happy to see that Mayberry RFD is back on the air. I have
really seen this show except for a few episodes but am anxious to start
watching it. As a die-hard fan of The Andy Griffith Show I know this show
isn't as good but It's interesting to watch the next generation of
Mayberrian's. My favorite episode I've seen so far is the Wedding of Andy
2 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
"Mayberry R.F.D."---Running From Death.
tfrizzell from United States
31 October 2003
"Mayberry R.F.D." is basically "The Andy Griffith Show" without the key
performers, the direction, the writing or the story-lines. What we are left
with are city councilman Ken Berry and a sparse group of holdovers (Frances
Bavier, Paul Hartman and Jack Dodson). Surprisingly the public did not seem
to care as the show ran the better part of four years and completed 78
episodes. By the late-1960s "The Andy Griffith Show" had become stale though
(even Griffith admitted to this) and losses like Don Knotts, Ron Howard,
Howard Morris, Denver Pyle, Betty Lynn and Hal Smith were way too much to
overcome. CBS held on to the idea out of respect, good manners and
consistently above-average ratings, but the writing had been on the wall for
quite some time when "Mayberry R.F.D." went the way of the dodo in 1971.
Personally, I think this detracts from the original program and I have ended
up dismissing it. But that is just me. 2 stars out of 5.
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