The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 14

One-Punch Opie

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 31, 1962 on CBS
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One-Punch Opie
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Opie must learn to defend himself against a bully.

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  • Opie gets in trouble

    6.0
    Maybe they haven't done this one already--but it certainly feels that way. Opie meets a spoiled kid and gets in "trouble". This episode had me yawning. It was a little too pat with the resolution of the story--it felt forced and not "real". The only interesting thing I found were the camera angles that were used in a scene with Andy and Opie. They shot it from the ground and had the sky very prominent in the frame. It added some degree of depth to an otherwise fairly shallow episode.moreless
Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

Scott McCartor

Scott McCartor

Steve Quincy

Guest Star

Kim Tyler

Kim Tyler

Billy Gray

Guest Star

Stanley Farrar

Stanley Farrar

Mr. Foley

Guest Star

Richard Keith (I)

Richard Keith (I)

Johnny Paul Jason

Recurring Role

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

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    • (during his talk to Opie and the town boys, Barney accidentally locks himself in the cell; the boys leave)
      Andy: Well, got yourself a little incarcerated, didn't you?
      Barney: (annoyed) Get the key.
      Andy: No more carefree hours; no more doin' what you want to when you want to; no more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
      Barney: Get the key.
      Andy: I tell you what we'll do in your case, though. If you're good – if you're VERY good – we'll toss some peanuts in your cell and you can jump up and down on 'em and make your own peanut butter.
      Barney: Are you gonna get the key.
      Andy: Hmm?
      Barney: Open this door!
      Andy: Oh, you figure you've paid your debt to society. Oh, alright, we'll, uh, we'll let you out. (opens cell) Alright, you can go. But remember: it is definitely NO FUN when that iron door clangs shut on you.
      Barney: (irritated; storms out) You belong in the funny papers, you know that. Get you a wig and a dress and you're another Emmy Schmaltz!

    • (Opie and the townboys are about to leave the courthouse after Andy's lecture)
      Barney: Now, boys, I'd like to just add a word or two to what the Sheriff has said, so as to make everything absolutely clear. I think it's only fair to warn you that if you keep on getting' into trouble and breakin' the law, it can only lead to one thing: incarceration. Now, I know none of you likes the idea of bein' incarcerated. The idea scares you a little bit, doesn't it?
      Opie: Yeah. And we don't even know what it means.
      Barney: Ho, ho, well, to be incarcerated…
      Johnny Paul: I know what it means. It's like when a doctor gives you a shot.
      Barney: No. No, that's inarculated. No, I mean jail – locked up.

    • (Opie and other town boys have been doing mischief, including braking a street lamp)
      Barney: I don't like it. I don't like it one bit. I tell you this is just the beginnin': goin' around breakin' street lamps - city property, mind you. Next thing you know they'll be on motorcycles and wearin' them leather jackets and zoomin' around. They'll take over the whole town... a reign of terror!
      Andy: Barney, these are just boys you're talkin' about. They're only about 8 years old.
      Barney: yeah, well today's 8-year olds are tomorrow's teenagers. I say this calls for action and now. Nip it in the bud. First sign of youngsters goin' wrong you got to nip it in the bud!
      Andy: I'm gonna have a talk with 'em. Now what more do you want me to do?
      Barney: Well, just don't mollycoddle 'em.
      Andy: I won't.
      Barney: Nip it! You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline and you'll find that every one of them is in favor of bud-nippin'.
      Andy: I'll take care of it.
      Barney: Only one way to take care of it.
      Andy: Nip it.
      Barney: In the bud.

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    • Barney: You belong in the funny papers, you know that. Get you a wig and a dress and you're another Emmy Schmaltz!
      Emmy Schmaltz was the landlady of the boarding house where Moon Mullins lived. "Moon Mullins" was a comic strip started in 1923 by Frank Willard and distributed by Chicago Tribune Syndicate. The strip ran until 1991.

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