The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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A Feud Is a Feud 

For the sake of a determined young couple, Andy aims to end an 87-year-old bloodless feud betwixt their daddies.


Don Weis


Frank Tarloff (as David Adler)

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Episode cast overview:
Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor
Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Jedediah Wakefield
Chubby Johnson ... Mr. Carter
Karyn Kupcinet ... Hannah Carter (as Tammy Windsor)
Claude Johnson Claude Johnson ... Josh Wakefield


A young couple wakes the Taylors late at night and wants to get married. Andy barely gets started when Hannah's father bursts in and stops the wedding at gunpoint, followed by Josh's father, who has the same intention. It seems that the Carters and Wakefields have been feuding for years and the patriarchs ain't about to let one o' theirs marry one o' them, so Andy backs down. In the morning Andy decides the best course of action is to end the feud before marrying the couple and visits both fathers. He learns that neither knows how the feud started and that no one has been killed in the 87 years of fighting. Andy proposes a duel to end the feud but both men run off rather than take the chance of getting killed. In the end, Andy marries Josh and Hannah at gunpoint. Written by bobbymaxwell

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Comedy | Family






English | French

Release Date:

5 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mayberry Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode incorporates Andy Griffith's humorous monologue retelling the story of Romeo and Juliet, much like his story "What It Was, Was Football." Both routines appeared on his 1958 album "Just for Laughs." See more »


Andy explains why he refused to marry the young couple by recounting the story of Romeo, and Juliet, which he attributes incorrectly to William Tell, as opposed to William Shakespeare. See more »


Andy Taylor: It just seems to me if I was going to take a shot at a fella, it'd pass my mind to ask what for.
Jedediah Wakefield: I'll be danged if I know where you young folks get all them newfangled ideas.
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Alternate Versions

The DVDs released by Raintree Home Video replaces the classic Andy Griffith Show theme with a generic instrumental song. See more »


References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »


The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer (as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen
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24 July 2017 | by elbgaSee all my reviews

This episode is always difficult for me to watch because it seems contrived to turn Andy's Romeo and Juliet stand-up comic routine into a full-blown half-hour TAGS story. Also, it seems much more outdated than even the early-feminist Ellie for Council episode, what with all the feudin' and shotgun nuptials. At least they all seem to be wearing shoes. Don Knotts was apparently held back here in order to give the stage to Andy alone. Andy's counting in French is hard on the ear, but the dueling scene overall is pretty funny. I like that lazy beagle in the background of the front porch scene.And what a bizarre bio for Ms. Windsor/Kupcinet. I have never read anything about the actress's demise and theories of conspiracy. Most bizarre.

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