(Briscoe Darling is waiting for Andy & Barney when they come into the courthouse)
Briscoe: Well, there's this fella up home: Ernest T. Bass. He just don't take to Dud and Charlene bein' married.
Andy: Well, it's all legal and everything. I give you a copy of the marriage certificate and kept a copy here for my files.
Briscoe: I know that. But that doesn't signify with Ernest T. Bass. He keeps botherin' Charlene... yellin' in the night... throwin' rocks through the windows.
Andy: Well, can't you and your boys handle it?
Briscoe: Well, we thought about killin' him – kinda hated to go that far.
Barney: Oh, it's a wise man that knows it's illegal to take the law into one's own hands.
Briscoe: Is he arguin' with me?
Andy: He's agreein' with you.
Briscoe: Just so's I know where I stand.