Briscoe Darling and his boys come to Mayberry and after being thrown out of the diner, accept an invitation to Andy's house for dinner. He is mighty impressed with Aunt Bee's cooking and the cleanliness of the her house and kitchen. Misunderstanding something she says, he suddenly declares his love for her and asks her to be his bride. She turns him down of course but the next day when Opie comes home for lunch, he finds a note from the Darling patriarch saying he's taken her. Andy goes to their mountain cabin and finds that she is okay and decides the only way to get Briscoe to change his mind will be to show him exactly what it would be like to have Aunt Bee running his household. Written by
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Right before dinner, the Darling boys (played by real-life Dillards) play "Dueling Banjos." This song was later made famous in the 1972 film, Deliverance. See more
Briscoe: I can take a bossy mouth, but I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon.
A Fading Flower of Forgotten Love
Words by Agnes Ellicott Strong
Performed by Frances Bavier See more