The Andy Griffith Show

Season 6 Episode 1

Opie's Job

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 13, 1965 on CBS
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Opie and another boy compete for a job at the Grocery store.

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  • After damaging his bicycle while showing off, Opie gets a job to pay for the damages.

    9.5
    Boy, did this show ever have an uphill battle starting here! True, there's quite a bit of difference between this ep and the wacky show of legend, but those differences aside, I think this one succeeds mightily by moving full steam ahead! True, "Ange" enters as quite a grouch, which is unsettling at first, but credit Griffith for playing Angry Andy without pulling punches. More a lesson in morality than a comic scenario, "Opie's Job" DOES provide a couple of solid gold lessons for folks of all ages and supporting cast performances, particularly from Howard McNear as Floyd and especially Ronny Howard (in his final scene on the porch) are top-notch. History tells that this series only continued to grow in popularity as it aged, and I can't imagine many folks who first caught this episode in September of 1965 figured that all the magic was gone-at least not yet!moreless
  • Opie teaches Andy

    9.0
    One of the best episodes of the season. Opie sets out to prove to his father that he is responsible and begins to compete with another boy for a job a the Grocery store. Andy boasts to everyone about his fine boy Opie, only to be dismayed when Opie gets fired. Opie explains to his Dad that the other boy needed the money more than him because his father had been out of work. A very touching moment between father and son. A very interesting episode,because we actually get to see Andy have a "bad day" and be out of sorts when he comes home. Very interesting episdoe that many parents can relate to.moreless
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Parley Baer

Parley Baer

Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Jack Burns

Jack Burns

Deputy Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)

Norris Goff

Norris Goff

Mr. Doakes

Guest Star

John Bangert

John Bangert

Billy Crenshaw

Guest Star

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

Recurring Role

Hope Summers

Hope Summers

Bertha Johnson/Clara Edwards

Recurring Role

Howard McNear

Howard McNear

Floyd Lawson

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Early in this episode when Andy is lamenting about his day to Aunt Bee he tells her that Otis got gassed and drove his car though a flower bed. Earlier in the series, in the episode "Hot Rod Otis," Otis vowed to never drive again. I guess he changed his mind.

    • The boys compete for a job at Mr. Doakes market which is where Foley's market is typically located. It could be assumed that Foley sold out to Mr. Doakes but the market is referred to as Foley's in later episodes.

    • This episode is the hands down winner of the Jump the Shark award on the www.jumptheshark.com, meaning this episode, for most fans, marks the point where the series began to decline. Obviously the reason most fans cite is the loss of Don Knotts as a regular cast member. In addition, the writers changed and the entire tone of the series changed dramatically. Andy's first appearance in this episode (he's quite grumpy!) makes it very clear that the jolly, easy going Andy of the early seasons is gone.

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  • NOTES (7)

    • Notable set change - the back door of the Taylor home, located in the kitchen, seems to have moved.

    • All speculation as to the spelling of Aunt Bee's name (her name is Beatrice and most people spell the shortened name "Bea" and not "Bee") is put to rest with this episode. The opening credits clearly stat that Frances Bavier is Aunt Bee.

    • The show moved to 9:00 p.m. Mondays, where it would remain for the rest of the series.

    • In addition to the opening credits (and the rest of the show) being in color, the voice over is also dropped at this point so we no longer hear the announcer say "The Andy Griffith Show, Starring Andy Griffith!"

    • Barney Fife (Don Knotts) was no longer a regular character on the show, and was not listed in the opening sequence.

    • Frances Bavier(Aunt Bee) is now listed in the opening credits for the first time.

    • This episode was the first filmed and broadcast in color. The opening and closing shots were refilmed in color (with a much older Opie), a rescored opening theme (actually abridged from the closing credits) is used for the first time and the voice over announcing the the starring characters is dropped.

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