Rivals, The (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

The Rivals

  • Filmed: 91
  • Aired: 91
  • Original Air Date: 1963/04/08
  • Writer(s): Harvey Bullock
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

When Opie can't do anything to catch the eye of little Karen Burgess, Thel steps in to cheer him up and ends up the object of Opie's affections. Barney suddely finds he's the third wheel and demands Andy have a talk with the boy. Andy drives the point home, and Opie dumps Thel for Karen.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date this episode first aired, singer Julian Lennon was born.


More Information

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Betty Lynn - Thelma Lou
  • Ronda Jeter - Karen Burgess