Malcolm Merriweather is quick to understand that his tenure at the Taylors makes Aunt Bee feel unneeded ("The Return of Malcolm Merriweather," Episode #124). He remedies the situation and then tells Opie before departing:
"You try and be a little more help around here, young man. And when your Aunt Bee starts singing around the house - and she will soon - you just join in and have a regular sing-along with Aunt Bee. All Right?"