Opie's new friend Trey is liked by everyone, but Opie becomes jealous when he thinks Andy likes Trey more than him.


(as Dick Crenna)



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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
David Alan Bailey ...
Trey Bowden (as David A. Bailey)
Richard Keith ...
Dennis Rush ...
Howie Pruitt


Opie makes a new friend, Trey, a fatherless boy who is visiting Mayberry with his mother. Trey is a good boy and he and Opie get along fine. That is until Andy also takes an interest in the boy and asks him to join them fishing. A jealous Opie then shuns his new friend and Andy tries to teach him the cost of just dropping friends. Barney becomes the object of the exercise. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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13 January 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Barney recalls when a pretty girl visited Mayberry as Queen of the State Apricot Festival and he thought he was going to be her escort but instead Andy met her at the city line and took her around. At 06:22 Barney recalls it was "June 23rd, 1952, on a Saturday afternoon", but 6/23/1952 was a Monday. See more »

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Thoughtful Opie-Centered Ep
16 November 2014 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

This is a sensitive and well conceived episode with a solid moral lesson. Opie has befriended a fatherless boy named Trey who is new in town. He introduces Trey to Andy, who also befriends him and in the process makes Opie jealous. What Opie does to sabotage the situation is one of his surprisingly duplicitous moments, to rival his behavior in "Opie's Rival." What's interesting in this episode is the way Andy and Barney's adult relationship is shown as being in some sense in parallel to Opie and Trey's childhood one. There is an affecting scene towards the end when Andy pretends to spurn Barney in front of Opie to give an idea of how Trey must have felt when Opie spurned him. The episode has a few flaws: Opie's jealousy mounts too quickly with too few causes, and later Andy realizes too easily what's going on. I suppose it's reasonable that with a twenty-five minute show you sometimes have to cut a few corners. The episode remains a fine one nonetheless.

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