Bringing Up Opie (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Bringing Up Opie

  • Filmed: 32
  • Aired: 32
  • Original Air Date: 1961/05/22
  • Writer(s): Jack Elinson and Charles Stewart
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Opie is banned from the friendly confines of the Mayberry courthouse when Aunt Bee decides it is not an atmosphere conducive to the proper upbringing of a young boy. Andy goes along with Bee's wishes until Opie wanders off and turns up miles away in another town. After his return, Bee agrees that father and son are better off together than apart.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • In the scene where Andy explains to Opie why he can't visit the jail house, the close-up images of Andy are "flopped" - this is most easily seen by observing the part in his hair.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Mike Brent - kid with apples