At his high school class reunion, Andy finds that while memories may fade over time, some connections are never completely broken, and some hearts never completely heal.



, (as Jim Fritzell)

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Episode cast overview:
Barbara Perry ...
Mary Lee Becktel
Ralph Hanes
Frank Behrens ...
Nate Bracey
Mrs. Bracey
Harry Becktoris
Virginia Eiler ...
Ramona Wiley Bektoris
Sharon DeSpain


While moving some of Barney's belongings into his garage, Andy comes across their old high school yearbook. The two of them reminisce about those days and soon Andy suggests they organize a class reunion. For Andy, the object will be to reunite with his old high school sweetheart, Sharon DeSpain. They were quite an item for several years but after graduation, she moved away and is now living in Chicago. Barney also hopes to see his old flame, Ramona though he becomes concerned about a possibly jealous husband when he hears that she is now married. Andy's reunion is bittersweet for while they are still attracted to one another, it also becomes obvious why nothing ever happened between them. For Barney, Ramona's reaction isn't at all what he expected. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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4 February 1963 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


While looking at their old high school yearbook, Andy reads Barney's full name as Bernard Milton Fife. Through most of the series, Barney is known as "Bernard P. Fife". See more »


The yearbook states Barney's name as "Bernard Milton Fife" but many times throughout the series, he refers to himself as "Barney P. Fife". See more »


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If one episode sums up the whole series... this is it
26 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one episode contains much of what made The Andy Griffith show great even though it doesn't have appearances by Opie or Aunt Bee. How? Because it has perfect examples of the show's humor (Barney's landlady growing mushrooms in her basement 'for fun and profit') but also more serious moments, such as when Andy meets his old high school flame at their class reunion. They wonder why they ever broke up, but as they discuss old times and current days, they remember that they split up over having different goals and dreams for the future.

The episode ends with Andy and Barney cleaning up after the reunion, and sort of re-capping the evening. Barney says it makes him kind of sad, seeing the people they went to school with, and how they're all getting older. Repeating a phrase that had been written in one of their high school yearbooks, Andy asks Barney, "Do the tears on your pillow bespeak the pain that's in your heart?" Barney kind of chuckles, but wistfully says "Yeah..." and Andy says "Me too." After a moment's pause to reflect, they get back to their clean-up. That's the ending of the episode, and probably one of the finest ones that ever aired.

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