|Full Name||The Darling Family|
|First Episode||The Darlings Are Coming|
|Last Episode||The Darling Fortune|
|Spin-off Appearances||Return to Mayberry|
|Family||Dud Wash (Charlene's husband)|
|Spouse||Dud Wash (Charlene)|
|Romances|| Aunt Bee Taylor (Briscoe)|
Dud Wash (Charlene)
Ernest T. Bass (Charlene)
Helen Crump (Darling Boys)
|Children||Andelina Wash (Charlene's daughter)|
|Portrayed by|| Denver Pyle|
The Darlings are a family from the mountains who occasionally visit Mayberry.
Briscoe Darling is the patriarch of the Darling family. He is a jug-playing mountain man who visits the town of Mayberry with his family in six episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and in the TV movie Return to Mayberry. He is the father of four sons, The Darling Boys, who never speak unless they are singing in their family band, and of the very talkative Charlene Darling.
Charlene Darling is the daughter of Briscoe. She is very out-going and has a crush on Andy Taylor. She is very superstitious, and loves to sing - except for songs that make her cry. She is married to Dud Wash, and has a daughter named Andelina Wash. She has to push off advances from a wooing Ernest T. Bass.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Briscoe Darling + Mrs. Darling† | | Doug Darling____Rodney Darling___Charlene Darling___Dean Darling___Mitch Darling Dud Wash† | | Andelina Wash
- †: died
- __: sibling
- +: married
- The Darlings Are Coming
- Mountain Wedding
- Briscoe Declares for Aunt Bee
- Divorce, Mountain Style
- The Darling Baby
- The Darling Fortune
- Charlene's husband was portrayed by two different actors: Hoke Howell and Bob Denver.
- In Return to Mayberry, Ernest T. Bass says he is engaged to Charlene.