A Medal for Opie (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

A Medal for Opie

  • Filmed: 51
  • Aired: 51
  • Original Air Date: 1962/02/12
  • Writer(s): David Adler
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Opie has his heart set on winning a medal in the annual Sheriff's Boys' Day race. Under the tutelage of legendary fifty-yard-dash winner Barney Fife, Opie enters the race confident of a win. When the day is done, however, Opie comes up empty. Andy finds Opie sulking at home, and the two have a heart-to-heart about the value of good sportsmanship.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actress Joan Carey was a stand-in on the tv show "Cheers".


Barney Fife: My mother, your mother, lived across the way. Every night they have a fight and this is what they say: Ickabacka-soda cracker, ickabacka-foo. Ickabacka-sode cracker, out goes you.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Bob McQuain - Joe Waters
  • Pat Coghlan - Fred Stevens
  • Ralph Leabow - undetermined
  • Joan Carey - undetermined