March 13, 1967
Opie wants to take piano lessons. He doesn't like to practice. Instead, he wants to play football. Opie learns to manage his time more wisely.
- It is revealed in this episode that Mrs. Larch is the Taylor's next-door neighbor.
- 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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