Opie's Piano Lesson (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Opie's Piano Lesson

  • Filmed: 215
  • Aired: 215
  • Original Air Date: 1967/03/13
  • Writer(s): Leo and Pauline Townsend
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

Opie talks Andy into letting him take piano lessons. Suddenly, the lessons conflict with football practice. Trying to do both, Opie gets caught when his friend Arnold sits in as a proxy for his half hour on the ivories while Opie quarterbacks the team. The matter is solved when Coach Flip Conroy drops by and tells Opie he can do both. To illustrate his point, Conroy, an ex-New York Giant, sits down and plays a classical work on the piano.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Richard Bull is best known for his role of "Nels Oleson" on "Little House On The Prairie".
  • Actor Johnny Jenson was "Scotty Baldwin #5" on the daytime soap "General Hospital, from 1974 to 1975.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Hope Summers - Clara Edwards
  • Rockne Tarkington - Flip Conroy
  • Richard Bull - Mr. Jackson
  • Maudie Prickett - Mrs. Larch
  • Sheldon Golomb - Arnold Bailey
  • Chuck Campbell - boy #3
  • Johnny Jenson - Tim
  • Kirk Travis - Joey