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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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Let's All Return To Mayberry !
21 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderfully nostalgic movie to a classic television show. I think the critics were crazy to complain that this movie looked like a senior citizen reunion; don't they know that these characters are timeless to the fans of the "Andy Griffith Show." I do have to say that I'm a little surprised to notice that Opie[Ron Howard] didn't marry Mary Alice Carter [played in the series by the beautiful Morgan Brittany]. I also miss not seeing Ellie Walker [Elinore Donahue] the pretty lady druggist.Also missing is Leon [Ron's brother Clint who was off filming another film at the time];I'd bet that the adult Leon is still somewhere in town still munching on those PB & J's with his son. Sam Jones [Ken Berry] is also missing or did he move away after "Mayberry R.F.D" ended. I also have to wonder if Rafe Hollister [Jack Prince] is still making moonshine in the cellar of the Old Rimshaw House. For that matter, did Gomer finally marry LuAnne Poovie [Elizabeth McRae] or did he leave her to the Marines ? I guess it really doesn't matter. Andy is still sensible,Barney is still Barney and Ernest T. is still a nut ! [He'll kill ya,you know that.] This movie still captures the flair, style and charisma of the old show as if it never left us.Excuse me as I take down my fishing pole and stroll down to the fishing hole.........


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