Darling Fortune, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Darling Fortune

  • Filmed: 193
  • Aired: 195
  • Original Air Date: 1966/10/17
  • Writer(s): Jim Parker and Arnold Margolin
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

The Darlings pay their final visit to Mayberry. They are carrying a large amount of cash and are looking for brides for the boys. They cannot find a suitable female and are just about to head back for the hills when they see the "omen of the owl", a sign that means the next female they see will steal their heart away. Moments later Helen shows up, and Andy has to convince the Darlings that Helen is not for them.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date that this episode first aired, TAGS actress Julie Adams celebrated her 38th birthday.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Denver Pyle - Briscoe Darling
  • Maggie Peterson - Charlene Darling
  • The Dillards - The Darling boys


Episode Music

  • Salty Dog
  • There Is a Time