"Hi, My name is Larry. This is my
brother, Darryl, and this is my other brother, Darryl" - On
the sitcom NEWHART/CBS/1982-90, three backwoods brothers who lived
in the rural town of Norwich, Vermont would often visit the
Stratford Inn, owned by how-to-writer Dick Loudon (Bob Newhart) and
his wife, Joanna (Mary Frann).
Darryl, Larry & Darryl
Every time the brothers visited (and even long after everybody in town knew
who they were), Larry (William Sanderson), the older brother of the
three would still greet anyone they met with this wordy
Darryl I (Tony Papenfuss) and Darryl II (John Volstad) never spoke
for the run of the series except on the last episode. However, they
both screamed "Quiet"! to their new wives who were arguing.
When Dick Loudon inquired "Why didn't they say anything up to now,"
their brother Larry responded "They've never been this P.O.' ed
(pissed off) before."
TRIVIA NOTE: The hillbilly
Darling family that lived outside the town of Mayberry on the sitcom
THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW/CBS/1960-68 were prototypes for the silent
Darryl characters. The Darling family consisted of a talkative
patriarch, Mr. Brisco Darling (Denver Pyle) whose four grown sons
never spoke (but played a dandy tune on the guitar, bass and banjo).
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