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
Did You Know?
By 1986, the original outdoor set from The Andy Griffith Show
(1960) had been destroyed, so the Mayberry town square had to be re-created in a small town in California. This results in the road that originally came to an end in front of the courthouse, now going straight on, being much wider, and a flagpole being in the middle of the street. See more
The production crew apparently paid 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