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

  • Good Quotes from this episode-From Briscoe
  • "That haircut of yours may be city style but your heart was shaped in a bowl"
  • "They twang my buds" (pearly onions)
  • "We're known as a family hearty eatin men and beatiful delicate women"
  • "Three cuts of pie is my high water mark"
  • Only time someone is seen coming out of Nick's Cafe
  • Rare overhead camera shot from above china cabinet of 8 people around Taylor table
  • "Doug's Tune" Played by Darlings and Andy was actually written by Eric Dillard and made famous by the Dillards (who are the Darlings boys in real life)

Character List

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