"The Andy Griffith Show" Mountain Wedding (TV Episode 1963) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Briscoe Darling comes to town seeking the sheriff's help to solve a problem with Ernest T Bass, who has decided to court Briscoe's daughter Charlene and is making a pest of himself by throwing rocks through the windows of the Darling's cabin to get her attention. Charlene is already married to Dud Wash but Ernest T doesn't recognize the marriage because it wasn't performed by a preacher. Reluctantly, Andy agrees to help out and he and Barney make the long drive up to the mountains the next day. Ernest T is not impressed by the lawmen and continues breaking windows. Andy decides the best solution is another wedding, this time with the circuit preacher presiding. When Ernest T threatens to kidnap the bride Andy dresses Barney up as a decoy and Dud and Charlene are remarried while Ernest T is trying to figure out who Barney is. In the end Dud and Ernest T shake hands and they all celebrate at the cabin.

    - Written by bobbymaxwell
  • Mountain man Briscoe Darling comes to Mayberry to get Andy's help. It seems that someone, Ernest T. Bass to be precise, has taken a shine to Darlene and refuses to accept that she's now married to Dud Wash. Andy had married Charlene and Dud and the patriarch of the Darling clan wants Andy to do something about it. When they finally meet Ernest T. he tells them that a marriage isn't valid if it isn't performed by a preacher. With a second preacher wedding planned for the next day, Ernest says he has 24 hours to try and court the girl of his dreams. When Charlene turns him down, he tries to kidnap her before the ceremony can be completed but Andy and the Darlings have a bit of a surprise for him.

    - Written by garykmcd


Andy and Barney are watching a sign painter at work outside the local grocery store, making an advertisement for a sale going on...

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