The Andy Griffith Show

Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

Season 4, Ep 5, Aired 10/28/63
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  • Episode Description
  • Briscoe Darling falls in love with Aunt Bee after she tells a poem about a rose, and gives him extra food. He plays a song for her while she's trying to sleep. She wakes up and tells him to go away. Briscoe kidnaps Aunt Bee and takes her to his place. Andy comes to rescue her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ron Howard

    Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

  • Don Knotts

    Barney Fife (1960-1965)

  • Andy Griffith

    Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

  • Frances Bavier

    Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

  • James Fritzell

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Aunt Bee gets Kidnapped!

    By lstaltari, Aug 02, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Briscoe: Thank you Miss Bee, your kisses are prized and highly valuable... but they just ain't worth the pain.

    • Briscoe: I'll put on my square wheels so things don't move too fast.

    • (At the Darlings' dinner table Aunt Bee is correcting Briscoe's manners) Briscoe: (reaches for food, Aunt Bee hits him with spoon) Ow! Dog! For a pretty woman that reads rose poetry, you sure pack a mean spoon. Aunt Bee: Don't you raise your voice at the table. Briscoe: I'll raise my voice, I'll raise hogs, I'll raise whatever I want to raise – this is MY table. (Aunt Bee hits him with spoon) That tears it. That just tears it! (he goes over to Andy) Come on. Come on, take me away. Andy: What are you talkin' about? Briscoe: Clap them handcuffs on me, I'm breach a' promisin'. Andy: You're not! Briscoe: Yes I am. This is gone just far enough. I can take some manners, and I can take some cleanin' up, and I can take a bossy mouth. But, I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon!

    • (Opie brings note to Andy that shows Briscoe has "kidnapped" Aunt Bee; Andy is going to rescue her) Andy: You go over to Miss Martha's and ask her to fix you some lunch. Opie: Aw, gee, Pa... Andy: Now, Opie, I ain't got time to argue with you. Opie: But she'll feed me grits and prunes! Andy: In Norway the young'uns eat hardtack and raw fish. Opie: I'll take grits and prunes.

    • Aunt Bee: (recitation after dinner) "A Fading Flower of Forgotten Love" by Agnes Ellicott Strong A rose I give to you This rose so fresh with fragrance rare, Its petals bringing joy to you The fairest of the fair. Oh roses are like memories They fade and pass above But you dear heart will e'er remain my fading flower of forgotten love.

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    Notes (2)

    • Briscoe Darling sings for the first and only time in this episode. The singing is typically done by Doug (the guitar player) or Charlene.

    • This episode marks the only appearance of The Darlings without Charlene. Only Briscoe and his four boys appear.

    Allusions (1)

    • Right before Dinner, the Darling boys are playing "Dueling Banjos." This song was made famous (or infamous) in the 1970's film Deliverance starring Burt Reynolds.

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