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TCNW 733: Return to Mayberry Again

Two Chairs No Waiting
Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:39:15

It’s May and for the past several years the MeTV network has shown extra MAY-berry things throughout the month. This year, they are kicking off the first weekend of MAYberry with the TV reunion movie, Return to Mayberry, on Sunday May 7, 2023 @4pm ET. Hopefully you aren’t getting this episode late and missed it but even if you are, I think you’ll find things here that you’ll enjoy learning about the movie and what happened to our Mayberry friends.

The movie originally aired on April 13, 1986; almost 18 years after the series ended. Sixteen original cast members reunited to reprise the characters fans all came to know and love during the 8 years of The Andy Griffith Show. On April 11, 1986 the New York Time wrote an….unfriendly review of the television movie saying it was “a less appealing reunion for the audience than it may have been for its actors.” Well, they were proven wrong because “Return to Mayberry” was the highest-rated television film of 1985-86 with around one-third of the TV-viewing public having tuned in to the broadcast.

We’ll even play a little Return to Mayberry trivia. Come along with us and let’s have fun talking Mayberry.

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