The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
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Opie's Charity 

Pride in what other people think presents itself to Andy two-fold when he hears that Opie only gave a measly three cents to a school charity fund and when a two-years-dead husband walks up to say hello.




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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Barney Fife (credit only)
Aunt Bee Taylor


Annabelle Silby, Chairwoman of the Underprivileged Children's Charity Drive, drops by the jailhouse to talk to Andy about serving on the Fund Soliciting Committee. During their conversation, Annabelle admits that the Charity fills her time as she has been lonely the past two years since her husband Tom went to Charlottesville and was run over by a taxicab, yet Mayberry's proudest widow won't admit that he was a drinker. Even further, she informs Andy that in collecting money for the charity at the school, Opie only gave three cents. Confronting Opie about his lack of giving, Andy tries to explain the nature of giving, but Opie explains that he only gave three cents because he's saving money to buy something for his girlfriend Charlotte. Sending Opie home to think things over, Andy is shocked to confront the late Tom Silby himself, alive and well. It seems that he and Annabelle had a huge fight and he left her for Charlottesville, but after a few years he thought things over and began ... Written by Jerry Dean Roberts <> / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family





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28 November 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first time in the series that Barney does not appear. See more »


In the opening scene where Opie pitches to Andy in front of the courthouse, Andy wears a catcher's mitt on his left hand. To let Annabelle Silby into the courthouse, Andy opens the courthouse door with his right hand because his left is still in the catcher's mitt. As they step over threshold, the next camera shot from inside the courthouse shows Andy opening the door with his bare left hand, his catcher's mitt nowhere in sight. See more »


Opie Taylor: What are we havin' for supper?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, you and Aunt Bee's havin' fried chicken, and I'm havin' crow.
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The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen.
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