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.
Did You Know?
An episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show loosely following this same plot line, and also featuring Denver Pyle, aired two weeks after this one. Both shows came from the same studio and had significant cross-over in supporting actors. See more
Briscoe: I can take a bossy mouth, but I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon.
Low and Lonely
Lyrics by Fred Rose
Sung by Denver Pyle
and performed by The Dillards See more