Do you guys remember all the spin offs from Andy Griffith?
The Beverly Hillbilly's,
OH!,, and Green Acres! What the heck was I thinking? LOL
Sam Drucker's pharmacy tied most of them together when a character was not directly involved and Jethro's aint was one of the characters on Petticoat Junction.
The only one that didn't maintain character relationships was "Mayberry RFD" but it was definitely a spin off because "Mayberry" is a fictitious town.
There is no such place in North Carolina.
I just thought of one more possibly related "spin off" (The Reluctant Astronaut) Staring Don Knotts.
It seems that in the movie, he is from Mayberry, but his character in the movie is not
the deputy of Mayberry.