Paul Hartman (Emmett Clark), Don Knotts (Barney Fife) and George Lindsay (Goober Pyle) all reprising their famous Andy Griffith Show roles. Andy Sawyer's three friends, Goober, Emmett, and Barney, come to visit from out of town to welcome Andy back to Greenwood however that is not their sole reason for coming. Emmett and Goober along with Buff MacKnight (new character played by Glen Ash) all have ideas of expanding their one store business into a chain on a site up for re-zoning. Barney has the same idea opening a restaurant believing that he has state wide celebrity status and his famous name will entice the general public to eat at a restaurant he wants to build on that site. While each has the same idea, each decides to keep it from the other three to use the power of bribery, friendship and Andy's new position as mayor to persuade the town council to accept their bid. After subtly warning each of them that there may be other bidders, he is put in a less than ideal position to ...
Did You Know?
The character played by Don Knotts, apparently "Barney Fife" from the old show, is never addressed or referred to by any name, even though he calls Andy by the nickname "Ange" just like Barney did in the first Andy Griffith Show. The closest anyone comes is when Andy's young son just says he's Andy's "old friend". See more
References The Andy Griffith Show