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Barney Comes to Mayberry 

Barney visits the same time as a movie star who's also from Mayberry. When her PR man learns she and Barney dated in school, he has Barney escort her to her new movie's premiere. ... See full summary »

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Barney visits the same time as a movie star who's also from Mayberry. When her PR man learns she and Barney dated in school, he has Barney escort her to her new movie's premiere. Unfortunately, Barney thinks he has rekindled an old romance. Written by Ronny Bailey

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23 January 1967 (USA)  »

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'Don Knotts (I)' has the leading role in his special guest episode plus his name is listed above and before Andy Griffith's name. See more »

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When Barney arrives in Mayberry on the train, the cars are painted up in the livery of the Union Pacific RR (obviously since it's filmed in Los Angeles area). However, the UPRR doesn't service North Carolina (they have no lines east of the Mississippi River).

The correct colors would have been cream and green, of the Southern Rwy, or the gold and black of the Seaboard Coast Line. See more »

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Hollywood comes to Mayberry--again
31 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Even in a rented tux with pinned-up trousers and a clip-on bow tie, Detective Fife looks pretty sharp here for his date with a starlet. I don't recall another episode of the eight seasons that brought in so many extras, including a very tall African American male and, if I'm not mistaken, fan favorite Mr. Schwump lurking in the background during the TV interview outside the cinema. Andy and Barney bring some real pathos to this story of self delusion and disappointment. Andy's look of empathy and commiseration when the blow comes to his pal appears genuinely heartfelt. It reminds me of his look as he listens to Aunt Bee in a much earlier episode bemoan the unfulfilled lives of drifters like Henry Wheeler. We are treated to one of the best epilogues of the entire series in which Andy reads a letter from Barney to Aunt Bee and the two of them express what we all feel at this point in the series, that we miss Barney and there is only the one Barney Fife


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