In 1986, Andy Griffith, bottom center, and most of the major cast members of "The Andy Griffith Show" reunited for "Return to Mayberry," one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year. Shown on Jan. 9, 1987, clockwise from top left, are Jim Nabors, George Lindsey, Ron Howard, Griffith and Don Knotts.
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