The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 28

The Rivals

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Apr 08, 1963 on CBS

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  • Opie's First Crush

    A very good episode, in particular because the character of Thelma Lou is finally used to a fuller extent. The writing is also very good and the plot line consistent. Watching Barney's annoyance and frustration as Opie "steals his girl" is so funny! The phone conversation between Opie, Thelma Lou and Barney (the full text can be found in the quote section) is among the FUNNIEST of the series. I particularly enjoyed the resolution of the show when the little girl that Opie originally had a crush on shows her true colors.Definitely a winner!