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March 13, 1967
Opie wants to take piano lessons. He doesn't like to practice. Instead, he wants to play football. His coach, Flip Conroy (Rockne Tarkington) teaches him how to manage his time more wisely.
- It is revealed in this episode that Mrs. Larch is the Taylor's next-door neighbor.
- This episode features the first credited African-American actor in the show's history: Rockne Tarkington.
- Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor
- Ron Howard as Opie Taylor
- Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee Taylor
- Hope Summers as Clara Edwards
- Sheldon Collins as Arnold Bailey
- Rockne Tarkington as Flip Conroy
- Maudie Prickett as Mrs. Larch
- Richard Bull as Mr. Jackson
- Johnny Jensen as Tim
- Kirk Travis as Joey
- Chuck Campbell
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