A young couple wakes the Taylors late at night and wants to get married. Andy barely gets started when Hannah's father bursts in and stops the wedding at gunpoint, followed by Josh's father, who has the same intention. It seems that the Carters and Wakefields have been feuding for years and the patriarchs ain't about to let one o' theirs marry one o' them, so Andy backs down. In the morning Andy decides the best course of action is to end the feud before marrying the couple and visits both fathers. He learns that neither knows how the feud started and that no one has been killed in the 87 years of fighting. Andy proposes a duel to end the feud but both men run off rather than take the chance of getting killed. In the end, Andy marries Josh and Hannah at gunpoint. Written by
Did You Know?
As Jedediah Wakefield and Mister Carter handover their rifles to Sheriff, Andy Taylor, the scene of Sheriff, Andy Taylor shooting a pistol up in the air to scare them away, from each other, is the first time, if not the only time he shot a gun, for he was very gentle. See more
As the episode opens Andy, Aunt Bee and Opie are coming down the stairs in the middle of the night. Aunt Bee is helping Andy put on a night shirt and hat and handing him a Bible. As she is doing so she is explaining to Opie that this is appropriate dress for a justice of the peace when marrying someone in the middle of the night. However all they know is that someone is knocking at the door. Neither Aunt Bee, Andy or Opie have been to the door and have no idea who it is or what they want. Only after answering the door does Aunt Bee learn that it is Josh Wakefield and Hannah Carter and that they wish to get married. See more
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen. See more