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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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Return To Mayberry was only the third time in the show's (and spin-off show's) history that Gomer and Goober appeared on camera together. The other 2 times were The Andy Griffith Show in "The Fun Girls" and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. in "A Visit From Cousin Goober". See more »

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When Andy and Thelma Lou meet for the first time in the cemetery, as they hug, on the far shot Themla Lou's arm in over Andy's arm; however when the camera view changes for the closeup, Themla Lou's arm is now under Andy's arm. See more »

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Follows Goober & the Truckers' Paradise (1978) See more »

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movie is what the title suggests;a short return with the gang
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if you liked the original cast, then you'll get a kick out of them twenty years later, even though it means we're all older as well.i see where Helen,Howard and Otis have passed and barney as well recently, and that is sad but we can still look at this as a last get together for the group.living in north Carolina myself i have been to mt. airy and the surrounding area many times and always get a bit nostalgic for the good old' days of the 60's when the show first aired and life in general was much simpler.the movie,once again was'not quite a classic but it was still Andy and the gang and i have watched it several times ,as i did tape it when it first aired.it is worth a look if you have not checked it out.


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