Opie's Girlfriend (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Opie's Girlfriend

  • Filmed: 190
  • Aired: 190
  • Original Air Date: 1966/09/12
  • Writer(s): Budd Grossman
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Opie is asked to entertain Helen's visiting niece Cynthia, who is athletically superior in every way to Opie. Opie takes a licking in football, then ends up with a black eye after starting a fight. Surprisingly, Helen suggests that Cynthia pretend to be impressed with Opie's machismo. Cynthia even throws a bowling match so that Opie can regain his male pride.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date that this episode first aired, Olympic athlete Jesse Owens celebrated his 53rd birthday.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump
  • Mary Ann Durkin - Cynthia
  • John Reilly - Billy