Darling Baby, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Darling Baby

  • Filmed: 139
  • Aired: 139
  • Original Air Date: 1964/12/07
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Howard Morris

Plot Summary

The Darlings return to Mayberry searching for an appropriate husband for Charlene's newborn girl Andilina. During a social call on the Taylors, Briscoe thinks Opie is the man for the job, so he tries to railroad Andy into a contract of marriage between his son and Briscoe's granddaughter. Andy spooks Briscoe by signing the contract with a pen loaded with disappearing ink. Believing there's witchery in the Taylor bloodline, Briscoe packs up his family and heads back to the hills.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This is the only known appearance of the Andilina character.
  • The Halcyon Loretta Winslow(Beasto Maristo) dialogue between Andy and Barney occurs in this episode.
  • Charlene performs "There is a Time" with her brothers. Rodney and Doug Dillard wrote the song.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Denver Pyle - Briscoe Darling
  • Maggie Peterson - Charlene Darling
  • The Dillards - The Darling Boys


Episode Music

  • There Is a Time
  • Ebo Walker
  • Stay a Little Longer