The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Barney Comes to Mayberry 

Barney visits the same time as a movie star who's also from Mayberry. When her PR man learns she and Barney dated in school, he has Barney escort her to her new movie's premiere. ... See full summary »


Lee Philips


Sidney Morse (as Sid Morse)


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Episode cast overview:
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
George Lindsey ... Goober Pyle
Aneta Corsaut ... Helen Crump
Diahn Williams ... Teena Andrews
Chet Stratton Chet Stratton ... Harold Carson
Christine Burke Christine Burke ... Harriet
Luana Anders ... Miss Clark
Ollie O'Toole Ollie O'Toole ... Man on Train
Mary Lou Taylor Mary Lou Taylor ... Woman
Patty Regan ... Renee
Stephen Dunne ... Announcer


Barney visits the same time as a movie star who's also from Mayberry. When her PR man learns she and Barney dated in school, he has Barney escort her to her new movie's premiere. Unfortunately, Barney thinks he has rekindled an old romance. Written by Ronny Bailey

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

23 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Don Knotts (I)' has the leading role in his special guest episode plus his name is listed above and before Andy Griffith's name. See more »


When Barney shows his revolver to the man on the train, he's wearing it on his left hip. Later, in Andy's office, he pulls back his jacket revealing it's now on his right hip. See more »


Teena Andrews: Barney!
[Tina jumps into Andy's arms]
Andy Taylor: Uh, actually, uh, actually that's Barney.
[points to Barney]
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Hollywood comes to Mayberry--again
31 July 2017 | by elbgaSee all my reviews

Even in a rented tux with pinned-up trousers and a clip-on bow tie, Detective Fife looks pretty sharp here for his date with a starlet. I don't recall another episode of the eight seasons that brought in so many extras, including a very tall African American male and, if I'm not mistaken, fan favorite Mr. Schwump lurking in the background during the TV interview outside the cinema. Andy and Barney bring some real pathos to this story of self delusion and disappointment. Andy's look of empathy and commiseration when the blow comes to his pal appears genuinely heartfelt. It reminds me of his look as he listens to Aunt Bee in a much earlier episode bemoan the unfulfilled lives of drifters like Henry Wheeler. We are treated to one of the best epilogues of the entire series in which Andy reads a letter from Barney to Aunt Bee and the two of them express what we all feel at this point in the series, that we miss Barney and there is only the one Barney Fife

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