Mayberry, RFD (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Mayberry, RFD

  • Filmed: 241
  • Aired: 249
  • Original Air Date: 1968/04/01
  • Writer(s): Bob Ross
  • Director: Peter Baldwin

Plot Summary

This episode features Ken Berry in the role of gentleman farmer Sam Jones. It aired as the final episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" and was used as the pilot for the spinoff series of the same name. The story centered around Sam hiring an immigrant Italian family to work the farm. The family finds it difficult to adapt to its new surroundings.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • A sign at the Mayberry train depot says Mayberry's elevation is 671 ft with a population of 5,360.
  • Actress Almira Sessions was born on September 16, 1888, in Washington, DC, to a very socially prominent Washington family. She spoke fluent French, Italian and German.
  • Actress Letitia Roman was once engaged to Aaron Spelling.
  • Delos Jewkes was the voice of God in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Hope Summers - Clara Edwards
  • Ken Berry - Sam Jones
  • Gabrielle Tinti - Mario Vincente
  • Letitia Roman - Sophia Vincente
  • Bruno della Santina - Papa Vincente
  • Buddy Foster - Mike Jones
  • Almira Sessions - Mrs. Fletcher
  • Delos Jewkes - Glenn Cripe