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Return to Mayberry (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  13 April 1986 (USA)
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After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.

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This was a reunion bringing back most of the characters from The Andy Griffith Show. It begins with Andy Taylor returning to Mayberry and planning to run for his old job of Sheriff but when he arrives, he discovers that his old deputy and friend, Barney Fife, is planning to run also. So Andy decides to back down. And at the same time there are some strange things going on, and Barney's stumped, so Andy has to help him out. Also Barney's planning to propose to his old girlfriend Thelma Lou, and Opie, Andy's son is about to become a father. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Charlene Darling appeared on the series with a husband, Dud Wash, and later an infant daughter Andilina. However, in the movie, when she appears there is no mention of Dud or the daughter. See more »

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The production crew apparently payed very little attention when they were filming the scene in the classroom (with Barney dressed as a clown). You can see boys sitting in seats with the names "Melissa" and "Annie" on them, and a girl seated in a seat for "Edwin." See more »

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Follows The New Andy Griffith Show (1971) See more »

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Bad Script/ Good Memories
18 March 2004 | by (Ashland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The awful script notwithstanding, it is great to see the cast get back together in this trip down memory lane. Those of us who grew up with the Andy Griffith Show like it. When Barney asks Andy to answer the telephone in the Sheriff's Office, and hearing Andy simply say "Sheriff's Office," well, talk about your nostalgia! What's amazing is that in 2004, almost all of these people are still alive and many still working (Don Knotts for one).

This is just a nice movie for the "fans" of the show. No stunning acting, no over the top in your face "shock" humor we are all too sick of now.

They just don't make them like this anymore (the origional show, that is). These new so-called comedy sitcoms don't even come close....


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