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Mayberry R.F.D. 

The further misadventures of the citizens of Mayberry.


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Paul Hartman ...  Emmett Clark / ... 62 episodes, 1968-1971
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Buddy Foster ...  Mike Jones / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1971
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In this continuation to the "Andy Griffifth Show", Sam Jones, a local farmer, is elected to the Mayberry town council. Like Andy Taylor, Sam is a widower raising a young son named Mike. Sam also hires Aunt Bee as his housekeeper after Andy marries his sweetheart Helen Crump and moves away. The show chronicles Sam's dealings with the citizens of Mayberry as well as his home life. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The town that feels like everybody's home. (season 1)


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Release Date:

23 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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RFD Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


The characters of Andy Taylor and Helen Crump get married in the pilot episode of this show and later in the season, have a baby. However, in the television reunion movie, Return To Mayberry (1986), the same characters return as a long married couple, but make no reference to this child. See more »


Followed by Goober & the Truckers' Paradise (1978) See more »

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"Mayberry R.F.D."---Running From Death.
31 October 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

"Mayberry R.F.D." is basically "The Andy Griffith Show" without the key performers, the direction, the writing or the story-lines. What we are left with are city councilman Ken Berry and a sparse group of holdovers (Frances Bavier, Paul Hartman and Jack Dodson). Surprisingly the public did not seem to care as the show ran the better part of four years and completed 78 episodes. By the late-1960s "The Andy Griffith Show" had become stale though (even Griffith admitted to this) and losses like Don Knotts, Ron Howard, Howard Morris, Denver Pyle, Betty Lynn and Hal Smith were way too much to overcome. CBS held on to the idea out of respect, good manners and consistently above-average ratings, but the writing had been on the wall for quite some time when "Mayberry R.F.D." went the way of the dodo in 1971. Personally, I think this detracts from the original program and I have ended up dismissing it. But that is just me. 2 stars out of 5.

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