Opie and another boy compete for a job at the grocery store.
Ernest T. is back in Mayberry to get his diploma. He is so determined that Andy convinces Helen to allow him to attend class. E.T. is so out of control, she has to slap him across the knuckles to get his attention. Helen's discipline causes Ernest T. to fall in love with her, but doesn't get him any closer to learning, creating extra problems for Andy.moreless
Opie develops a crush at school. Believing Opie's crush is a classmate, Barney helps him try to woo her, only to discover that Opie's crush is his teacher, Miss Helen Crump.