Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain (TAGS Episode)
Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain
- Filmed: 103
- Aired: 103
- Original Air Date: 1963/11/18
- Writer(s): John Whedon
- Director: Jeffrey Hayden
Opie surprises everyone with a report card of straight As only to find out later, after Andy rewards him with a new bicycle, that the marks were a mistake. Afraid he's let his pa down, Opie decides to run away and join the navy.
Odd Facts Known by Few
- Watch for Barney's straight, then mussed-up hair in the "preamble" scene. Director Jeffrey Hayden has explained that it was due to mis-matched closeup and master shots.
- 4:24 minutes into the DVD version of the episode Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain is where the quote starts for Barney saying, "When a man steps into that booth he's alone with his conscience and nobody is allowed to ask him how he voted. Now that's the American way and I'm for that!"
- Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
- Don Knotts - Barney Fife
- Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
- Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
- Aneta Corsaut - Helen Crump