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The Andy Griffith Show: A Medal for Opie

Opie finishes last in a foot race.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x19
Production Number: 051
Airdate: Monday February 12th, 1962

Director: Bob Sweeney
Writer: Frank Tarloff


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9/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Bob McQuainBob McQuain
As Joe Waters
Recurring
Joan CareyJoan Carey
As Undetermined
Pat CoghlanPat Coghlan
As Fred Stevens
Ralph LeabowRalph Leabow
As Undetermined

Recap

The boys in Mayberry look forward to a foot race and register at the courthouse. Opie enters his application and Barney gives him some physical training in several funny scenes. Opie is quite excited and dreams of winning countless medals. On the day of the the race, Opie finishes last and returns home in a very unsportsmanlike frame of mind. Andy tells him he is very disappointed in his attitude. Opie becomes anxious when he realizes he has lost his father's respect. He tells his father he doesn't want to disappoint him and will change his attitude about winning and losing. Father and son are reconciled and Opie makes plans to try harder the coming year...

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Warning: The Andy Griffith Show season 2 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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