The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Mountain Wedding 

Briscoe Darling comes to town seeking the sheriff's help to solve a problem with Ernest T Bass, who has decided to court Briscoe's daughter Charlene and is making a pest of himself by ... See full summary »


Bob Sweeney


James Fritzell (as Jim Fritzell), Everett Greenbaum


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Episode credited cast:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Don Knotts ... Barney Fife
Denver Pyle ... Briscoe Darling
Dub Taylor ... The Preacher
Hoke Howell ... PFC Dudley A. 'Dud' Wash
Maggie Mancuso ... Charlene Darling Wash (as Margaret Ann Peterson)
Howard Morris ... Ernest T. Bass
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Dillard Doug Dillard ... Doug Darling (as The Dillards)
Rodney Dillard Rodney Dillard ... Rodney Darling (as The Dillards)
The Dillards The Dillards ... The Darling Family
Mitch Jayne Mitch Jayne ... Mitch Brother (as The Dillards)
Dean Webb ... Dean Brother (as The Dillards)


Briscoe Darling comes to town seeking the sheriff's help to solve a problem with Ernest T Bass, who has decided to court Briscoe's daughter Charlene and is making a pest of himself by throwing rocks through the windows of the Darling's cabin to get her attention. Charlene is already married to Dud Wash but Ernest T doesn't recognize the marriage because it wasn't performed by a preacher. Reluctantly, Andy agrees to help out and he and Barney make the long drive up to the mountains the next day. Ernest T is not impressed by the lawmen and continues breaking windows. Andy decides the best solution is another wedding, this time with the circuit preacher presiding. When Ernest T threatens to kidnap the bride Andy dresses Barney up as a decoy and Dud and Charlene are remarried while Ernest T is trying to figure out who Barney is. In the end Dud and Ernest T shake hands and they all celebrate at the cabin. Written by bobbymaxwell

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

29 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don Knotts and Maggie Peterson both wore the same dress in this episode. According to Peterson, it fit both of them perfectly. See more »


When Mr. Darling offers Andy a guitar, he says it only has 5 strings, but when Andy plays it, the guitar clearly has 6 strings. See more »


Briscoe Darling: See you tomorrow, Sheriff.
Andy Taylor: Bye.
Barney Fife: Adios, amigo.
Briscoe Darling: [looks at Barney and then at Andy] He one of ours?
Andy Taylor: Oh sure.
Briscoe Darling: [looks back at Barney] More power to ya.
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Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
(Traditional Hymn) (1887)
Sung by Andy Griffith and The Dillards
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I Wanted It to End
8 December 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Other than the bit with Barney in a wedding dress, everything was low and dull. We are introduced to Ernest T. Bass who is a sociopath. We have seen this guy in countless movies and shows. He has a great voice. Anyway, the plot to get Charlene married by a minister is quite clever.

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