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.
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
See you tomorrow, Sheriff.
[looks at Barney and then at Andy
He one of ours?
[looks back at Barney
More power to ya.
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
(Traditional Hymn) (1887)
Sung by Andy Griffith
and The Dillards See more