The Andy Griffith Show

Opie's Rival

Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 12/3/62
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  • Episode Description
  • Opie is afraid that Peggy, Andy's new girlfriend will take his place in his father's heart, and sets out to sabotage their relationship. In the end, the pain he causes his father is enough to make him tell the truth and resolve the conflict.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jim Nabors

    Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

  • Parley Baer

    Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)

  • Ron Howard

    Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

  • Jack Burns

    Deputy Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)

  • Clint Howard

    Leon

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Opie vs. Peggy

    By lstaltari, Jul 10, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Andy & Opie are fishing; Opie reels one in) Opie: He's a good one, ain't he, pa? Andy: Good? I believe never in history has anybody your size and weight landed a fish this big. Opie: You mean it, pa? Andy: You know, if I didn't know better I would swear you was kin to Izaak Walton. Opie: Who's he? Andy: Oh, when it comes to fishin' - he's the man that wrote the book. Opie: I bet he wasn't better than you. I bet nobody was better than you. Andy: Heh heh. I don't know. You remember Jonah? He caught hisself a whale. Opie: I thought the whale swallowed him. Andy: Well now, that's what I mean. When somebody catches a fish from the INSIDE... that's fishin'!

    Notes (2)

    • Don Knotts dosen't appear in this episode this is 2 in a row.

    • Peggy's final appearance in the series.

    Trivia (1)

    • The Indian incantation words that Andy uses at the fish fry (Oobum, Shoobum, etc...) will be used again word for word in the episode "The Darling Baby" when Andy is incanting over the betrothal contract he and Opie sign.

    Allusions (1)

    • Andy: You know, if I didn't know better I would swear that you was kin to Izaak Walton.
      Izaak Walton was the English author of "The Compleat Angler; or The Contemplative Man's Recreation", a famous 1653 masterwork on fishing and philosophy

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