The Darling family again converges upon Mayberry, with Charlene Darling's baby daughter Andilina in tow. Not a man to waste time, Charlene's dad Briscoe (Denver Pyle) wants to find a husband for Andilina-and promptly chooses Opie for the honor. Fully aware that the word "No!" is not in Briscoe's vocabulary, Andy once again must rely upon the Darlings' superstitious nature to free 11-year-old Opie from the bonds of impending matrimony. First broadcast on December 7, 1964, "The Darling Baby" was written by Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum.
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