The Andy Griffith Show

Season 3 Episode 10

Opie's Rival

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 03, 1962 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • (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

  • Allusions

    • 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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