The Andy Griffith Show: The Darlings Are Coming – Season 3, Episode 25 (1963)

April 15th, 2012 DVD: March 18, 1963 The Sheriff has his hands full as a clan of mountain musicians descends on Mayberry. This is the first appearance of The Darlings. Trivia buffs will note that Andy’s microphone cord is visible in his pants leg as he first approaches the Darling’s truck at the watering trough. This marks the first appearance of Denver Pyle, who would go on to play Uncle Jesse on The Dukes of Hazzard The inscription on the trough reads: DAVID MENDELBRIGHT 1870-1933/LET NO HORSE GO THIRSTY HERE. Don Knotts does not appear in this episode. The Darlings check into Room #27 at the Mayberry Hotel. The Darling boys aren’t very talkative. Although they sing in most of the episodes in which they appear, this is the only episode in which they speak. In the jail cell Aunt Bee asks if everyone has had enough to eat and one of the boys says “about to pop”, and as she is leaving they all stand up and say “Thank You Aunt Bee/Good Night”. Dud Wash spent three years in the Army. He brought back a “tiger eye” ring for Charlene. He bought it in Spokane, Washington. Dud Wash arrives on a Southern Buslines bus out of Macon, Georgia. The Darlings were a fictional family of musically-inclined hillbillies in the American TV sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. The Darlings (usually pronounced Darlin’s) lived in a mountain shack somewhere in the mountains neighboring Mayberry. The good-natured, but trouble-making Appalachian clan, led by patriarch Briscoe Darling

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3 Responses

  1. anthony27557 says:

    Private first class dud wash…..anyone else notice? he’s wearing private stripes, not PFC?

  2. crankbaitkills says:

    All’s I need is a bed and a bible
    they simply just don’t make tv this good anymore?

  3. SueBeaWho says:

    YEE HAA? ty for posting ebo!!

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