The Andy Griffith Show

Season 2 Episode 1

Opie and the Bully

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 02, 1961 on CBS
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Opie learns a valuable lesson about how to stand up for what is rightly his.

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    • Common Theme: the weak standing up to the bully. Barney and Howard would have similar experiences and in an episode late in the series Opie would come to the defense of someone being pushed around by a bully.

    • We also see the inside of Andy's bedroom for the first time. There appears to be a door leading outside from his room. Since his room is on the second floor this could have lead to a deck or stairs leading into the backyard though neither are ever seen.

      As for the rest of the Taylor home, the closet just to the right of the front door has not yet made an appearance but the French doors to the left of the fireplace are gone, replaced by a window.

    • There are several set changes of note that we see for the first time in this episode. The inside of the jail was changed to match the outside of the jail - the indoor set now sports windows on either sides of the doors just as the outdoor set does. The mysterious door in the corner (most likely a broom closet - though fans have wildly speculated what could lie behind this door - a bathroom [the jail doesn't seem to have any] or stairs to the Mayor's office were some suggestions...) is gone, replaced by a gas heater and a chair. The window just to the right of Andy's desk moves and the distance between the gun rack and the outside wall increases.

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