Opie's Job (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Opie's Job

  • Filmed: 161
  • Aired: 160
  • Original Air Date: 1965/09/13
  • Writer(s): Ben Joelson and Art Baer
  • Director: Larry Dobkin

Plot Summary

Opie competes with Billy Crenshaw for a job as a box boy at Foley's Market, and after a week-long trial, wins the position. Opie learns Billy wanted the job to help pay family medical bills, so he cleverly gets himself fired by telling Mr. Doakes he'd rather be playing baseball. When Andy finds out secondhand that Opie didn't want to work he scolds him and then, hearing his explanation, realizes his son has become a man.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Norris Goff portrayed "Abner Peabody" on different radio networks through the years (NBC, CBS, ABC, Mutual) on "Lum & Abner" with his partner Chester Lauck.

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Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • George Lindsey - Goober Pyle
  • Norris Goff - Mr. Doakes
  • Ronda Jeter - Karen Porter
  • John Bangert - Billy Crenshaw