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.
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
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.
I'll be danged if I know where you young folks get all them newfangled ideas.
The DVDs released by Raintree Home Video replaces the classic Andy Griffith Show theme with a generic instrumental song. See more
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen See more