The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 5

Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 28, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

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.moreless

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  • Aunt Bee gets Kidnapped!

    A very charming episode that misses only Barney Fife's appearance. The scene at the dining room is hysterical as Aunt Bee watches them all eat. As Briscoe becomes infatuated with Aunt Bee and literally falls all over himself trying to woo her, Aunt Bee is so cute and funny trying to remain proper while finding the whole thing very unsettling. The musical numbers are quite good--and we even get to see Opie sing! Although this episode is not too well written, it is still defininitely entertaining and enjoyable.moreless
Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

Doug Dillard

Doug Dillard

Doug Darling

Recurring Role

Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle

Briscoe Darling

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • 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.

    • (After dinner, they sit down to play music)
      Andy: Come on, Mr. Darling. What'll it be?
      Briscoe: Well, you pick it and I'll jug it.
      Andy: How' bout, how 'bout "Dirty Me, Dirty Me, I'm Disgusted With Myself"?
      Briscoe: That one makes me cry.

    • (Briscoe and the boys are dining at Andy's house)
      Aunt Bee: Now, do you like pearly onions?
      Briscoe: Oh, they twang my buds.

  • NOTES (2)


    • 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.