The Andy Griffith Show: Season 8, Episode 30

Mayberry R.F.D. (1 Apr. 1968)

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Sam Jones has his friend Mario from Italy come to help out on the farm. Mario brings his father and sister along without telling Sam first. When they have a difficult time adjusting to life... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard) (credit only)
Gabriele Tinti ...
Mario Vincente (as Gabrielle Tinti)
Letícia Román ...
Sophia Vincente (as Letitia Roman)
Buddy Foster ...
Bruno Della Santina ...
Papa Vincente
Almira Sessions ...
Mrs. Fletcher


Sam Jones has his friend Mario from Italy come to help out on the farm. Mario brings his father and sister along without telling Sam first. When they have a difficult time adjusting to life in Mayberry, Sam has to decide if they can stay in the U.S. Written by Ronny Bailey

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The last show of the series. See more »


The train that brings Mario and his family to Mayberry clearly displays the Union Pacific Railroad colors and logo. The Union Pacific has never provided service to North Carolina. See more »


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Yes indeed...very strange episode
27 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, the attitude by Sam is strange. But I wonder if this wasn't another total spin-off that was planned as another, separate series. That would have made sense. And then altered when AGS stopped production. That would explain why the Italian family was dumped. They just didn't fit the pattern for the final plans for the MRFD series. Very odd, I agree. Can you imagine what the viewers in the mid-60's must have thought when this episode came down the pike? In those days, it must have seemed like the final episode of a modern Seinfeld or the final Sopranos. A total and absolute jaw dropping HUH?? I imagine the answer is available somewhere on the internet. Overall, though, the AGS is still the finest television comedy ever produced. We're still watching after 40 years later.

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