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"The Andy Griffith Show" Bailey's Bad Boy (1962)

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Leo Solomon (written by) &
Ben Gershman (written by)
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Original Air Date:
15 January 1962 (Season 2, Episode 15)
Andy teaches self-reliance and responsibility to the spoiled son of a rich man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Yet another fine object lesson taught in a pleasant and enjoyable manner. See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Andy Griffith ... Andy Taylor

Don Knotts ... Barney Fife

Frances Bavier ... Aunt Bee Taylor

Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)

Hal Smith ... Otis Campbell

Jon Lormer ... Fletch Dilbeck

John Graham ... Arthur Harrington

Bill Bixby ... Ronald Bailey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Male ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Bob Sweeney 
Writing credits
Leo Solomon (written by) &
Ben Gershman (written by)

Aaron Ruben (created by) uncredited &
Sheldon Leonard (created by) uncredited &
Danny Thomas (created by) uncredited

Produced by
Sheldon Leonard .... executive producer
Richard O. Linke .... associate producer
Aaron Ruben .... producer
Original Music by
Earle Hagen 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
Film Editing by
Marshall Neilan Jr. 
Casting by
Ruth Burch 
Art Direction by
Kenneth A. Reid 
Set Decoration by
Ken Swartz 
Costume Design by
Bob Christenson 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank E. Myers .... production manager
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor (as W. Argyle Nelson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Bilson .... assistant director
Art Department
Reggie Smith .... property master
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound engineer (as David Forrest)
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor
Music Department
Alan Jaggs .... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Hazel W. Hall .... continuity (as Hazel Hall)
Aaron Ruben .... story consultant
Jay Sandrich .... assistant to producer
Series Cast
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Howard McNear ... Floyd Lawson

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sheldon Leonard  created by
Aaron Ruben  created by
Danny Thomas  created by

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The title is from the classic 19th century play of disobedience and redemption Peck's Bad Boy.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Andy, Barney and Ron open the door to leave the jailhouse for Sunday dinner, you can glimpse the painted backdrop against a wall hanging on a frame instead of filling the entire door shot.See more »
Bringing in the SheavesSee more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Yet another fine object lesson taught in a pleasant and enjoyable manner., 18 October 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This episode begins with a spoiled brat of a man driving through town like he owned the world. As far as being caught speeding goes, he feels that the Sheriff should give him special consideration because he comes from a rich and well-connected family. And, when Andy doesn't let him off with just a warning or fine, the young man becomes abusive and threatens to ruin Andy. As for Andy, he sticks to his guns and locks up the guy. Later, through a long series of events, the guy comes to realize that he was a jerk and should accept the consequences graciously. So, when the powerful Dad does intervene, Bixby is willing to finally stand on his own and accept what he's justly earned.

While I have never been a huge Bill Bixby fan, he's at his best here and does one of the better guest appearances in the show's history. On top of that, it's a darn good episode thanks to lovely writing and it manages to teach a great object lesson in a painless and enjoyable manner.

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