Charlene Darling shows up in Mayberry alone and asking Andy for his help. He agrees and they go off into the woods where she buries something, finally announcing that she has divorced Dud Wash and is now free to marry - and that Andy is her intended. Soon, her father Briscoe and the entire Darling clan are in town to make sure Andy lives up to his obligations. Barney goes off to the library to find a book on local folklore and see if there's anything they can do to reverse what seems to be the inevitable. Sure enough, all it will take is the presence of a white horse with a black rider traveling east-west to curse the betrothed. Written by
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Actor Hoke Howell, who originated the role of Dud Wash, wasn't cast in this episode because this was the year CBS launched "Gilligan's Island," and they wanted to promote the new show by casting Bob Denver. See more
Obvious stunt double for Barney when he's riding the white horse around in a circle while yelling, "East to West! East to West!" See more
[Telling Andy why she is divorcing Dud
Last Sunday, I caught him makin' eyes at Idell Bushey durin' preachin'. And I know what they do up there in the hills when they say they're possum huntin'. They're just sittin' around the campfire, drinkin' hard cider, hittin' each other on the shoulder and hollerin' 'flinch!'.
Boil Them Cabbage Down
Performed by Andy Griffith
, Maggie Mancuso
, Bob Denver
and The Dillards See more