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Mayberry R.F.D. 

The further misadventures of the citizens of Mayberry.


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Complete series cast summary:
Ken Berry ...  Sam Jones 78 episodes, 1968-1971
George Lindsey ...  Goober Pyle 78 episodes, 1968-1971
Jack Dodson ...  Howard Sprague 66 episodes, 1968-1971
Paul Hartman ...  Emmett Clark / ... 62 episodes, 1968-1971
Arlene Golonka ...  Millie Swanson / ... 49 episodes, 1968-1971
Buddy Foster ...  Mike Jones / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1971
Frances Bavier ...  Aunt Bee Taylor / ... 36 episodes, 1968-1971


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 The New Andy Griffith Show (1971) See more »

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Still life in Mayberry
28 May 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Andy Griffith made an end to his TV show but the citizens of Mayberry still had a couple of years of life left in them with Mayberry, RFD.

Sheriff Andy Taylor and school teacher Helen Crump married and moved away from Mayberry. To give the new show a central character Ken Berry fresh from F Troop plays Sam Jones, a farmer just elected to the Mayberry town council is brought in. He's a widower like Andy Taylor was and raising a small son Buddy Foster. He even hires Aunt Bea to be his housekeeper now that Frances Bavier no longer had to keep house for Andy and Opie.

All the other Mayberry regulars and semi-regulars were retained and the show did well for two seasons. But at that point CBS pulled all its rural based shows to get a different market. And at that point those Mayberry characters like Paul Hartman, George Lindsey, Jack Dodson etc. all went to television Valhalla.

Sad the show ran into CBS's determination to get younger viewers. It's the seniors who watched this and other rural type shows and the seniors least likely to respond to advertising pitches.

Other than reunion movies this ended our look into Mayberry, North Carolina.

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