Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

  • Filmed: 96
  • Aired: 100
  • Original Air Date: 1963/10/28
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Earl Bellamy

Plot Summary

Briscoe Darling falls under the impression that Aunt Bee is sweet on him, so he decides to court her with the intentions of making her his bride. When he is finished courting, Briscoe kidnaps Bee and takes her back to the Darling cabin. Andy rescues her by convincing Bee to try to reform Briscoe. Bee's attempt to civilize the Darlings causes Briscoe to call off the engagement.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This episode features the only time someone is seen coming out of Nick's Cafe.
  • It also features a rare overhead camera shot from above the china cabinet of 8 people seated around the Taylor table.
  • "Doug's Tune", played by the Darlings and Andy in this episode, was actually written by Eric Dillard and made famous by the Dillards (who portray the Darling boys in the series).

Memorable Quotes

  • Briscoe: That haircut of yours may be city style but your heart was shaped in a bowl.
  • Briscoe: They twang my buds. (pearly onions)
  • Briscoe: We're known as a family of hearty eatin men and beautiful delicate women.
  • Briscoe: Three cuts of pie is my high water mark.
  • Briscoe: I'll raise my voice. I'll raise hogs. I'll raise whatever I want. This is my Table!
  • Briscoe: I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon!

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Denver Pyle - Briscoe Darling
  • The Dillards - The Darling Family


Episode Music

  • Dueling Banjos
  • Doug's Tune
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Low and Lonely