Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 1960
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Opie Taylor The Andy Griffith Show

Opie Taylor

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  Played by:
Ron HowardRon Howard
Ron was born in Oklahoma, into an acting family - his father had realized a boyhood dream of acting ...

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Opie Taylor Quotes

04x07 - A Black Day for Mayberry Season 4 / Episode 7: - A Black Day for Mayberry

Opie Taylor: Who are they? Friends of Pa's?
Deputy Barney Fife: No, they're just waiting.
Opie Taylor: What for?
Deputy Barney Fife: Don't ask me what for, I just run the waiting room, that's all.
04x07 - A Black Day for Mayberry Season 4 / Episode 7: - A Black Day for Mayberry

Opie Taylor: Pa?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Ope, is this something we can talk about later on?
Opie Taylor: Well, if you could let me have a dime, we wouldn't even have to talk about it.
03x28 - The Rivals Season 3 / Episode 28: - The Rivals

Opie Taylor: Pa, just what can you do with a grown woman?
03x21 - Opie and the Spoiled Kid Season 3 / Episode 21: - Opie and the Spoiled Kid

Opie Taylor: Is Arnie going to get spanked, Pa?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Don't you think he deserves it?
Opie Taylor: I don't want to say. After all, he is one of my own kind.
03x16 - Man in a Hurry Season 3 / Episode 16: - Man in a Hurry

Opie Taylor: [as Mr. Tucker is leaving] Hey Mr. Tucker, you aren't gonna leave, are you?
Malcolm Tucker: I have to, son.
Opie Taylor: Aw, rats! If you were staying, I was going to get to sleep on the ironing board between two chairs.
Malcolm Tucker: Sounds terrible!
Opie Taylor: No it ain't - that's adventure sleeping!
02x28 - The Bookie Barber Season 2 / Episode 28: - The Bookie Barber

Opie Taylor: Pa, I don't wanna haircut. Those little hairs get down inside my shirt and they itch.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Take a bath and wash 'em off.
Opie Taylor: A bath! I have to take a bath, too?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: That's right.
Opie Taylor: This is turnin' out worse than I thought.
02x28 - The Bookie Barber Season 2 / Episode 28: - The Bookie Barber

Opie Taylor: It is, too, Joey!
Opie's friend Joey: It is not. You're crazy!
Opie Taylor: I'll betcha! I'll betcha that's Barney! Barney? It is Barney! See Joey! Whatcha' doing Barney? Trick or Treat?
Opie's friend Joey: You sure do look funny Barney.
Opie Taylor: He looks like Ms. Cox in the 2nd grade, don't he?
02x26 - Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee Season 2 / Episode 26: - Wedding Bells for Aunt Bee

Opie Taylor: Gosh, Pa, did I say the wrong thing?
Andy Taylor: No, Ope. You's the only one that said the RIGHT thing.
02x25 - Andy and Barney in the Big City Season 2 / Episode 25: - Andy and Barney in the Big City

Opie Taylor: If you think that's somethin', you outta hear me sing a song!
02x19 - A Medal for Opie Season 2 / Episode 19: - A Medal for Opie

Opie Taylor: You mean you're gonna make me one big muscle, too?
Barney Fife: Yeah.
Andy Taylor: Uh, 'cept in your case, we'll try to stop at the neck.
Barney Fife: [irritated] That's very comical, Andy, only comicalness don't win no medals.
02x19 - A Medal for Opie Season 2 / Episode 19: - A Medal for Opie

Opie Taylor: They don't give you no medal for tryin'.
Andy Taylor: I know that. I know they don't - and it's nice to win something. It's real nice to win something, but it's more important to know how NOT to win something.
Opie Taylor: I know how to do that real good.
Andy Taylor: No, you don't.
Opie Taylor: You mean there's more things I coulda not won?
Andy Taylor: I mean, you coulda been a nice loser. They call it sportsmanship.
02x19 - A Medal for Opie Season 2 / Episode 19: - A Medal for Opie

Andy Taylor: You got to learn how to take disappointment. There could be more of 'em comin' up, you know. You come up smilin', you're a good loser. The other way's bein' a bad loser. Now what do you wanna be?
Opie Taylor: A good winner.
02x19 - A Medal for Opie Season 2 / Episode 19: - A Medal for Opie

Andy Taylor: It don't take courage to be a winner. It DOES take courage to be a good loser. Now, you wanna be a good loser, you'll be proud of your friends that DID win and you'll congratulate 'em for it.
Opie Taylor: I won't.
Andy Taylor: You won't?
Opie Taylor: They ain't my friends. They beat me and they got my medal.
02x19 - A Medal for Opie Season 2 / Episode 19: - A Medal for Opie

Barney Fife: Where you goin'?
Opie Taylor: I'm leavin'. You're a sight.
02x14 - Keeper of the Flame Season 2 / Episode 14: - Keeper of the Flame

Opie Taylor: Hm. He ain't so dumb.
02x13 - The Farmer Takes a Wife Season 2 / Episode 13: - The Farmer Takes a Wife

Opie Taylor: [about Jeff Pruitt] Guess what I saw him doin'?
Andy Taylor: What?
Opie Taylor: Standin' on the corner, pickin' up girls.
Andy Taylor: What do you know about pickin' up girls?
Opie Taylor: Gosh, Pa, what's there to know. Whenever a girl walks by, he just picks her up and then sets her down and says, "'Scuse me, ma'am. Just checkin' your weight."
02x09 - Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter Season 2 / Episode 9: - Aunt Bee's Brief Encounter

Henry Wheeler: Man needs someone to cake care of, and somebody to take care of him.
Opie Taylor: Well, if that's all you want, Mr. Wheeler, why don't you buy a dog?
02x06 - Opie's Hobo Friend Season 2 / Episode 6: - Opie's Hobo Friend

David Browne: [given the task to trim Andy's hedges] First, we must determine precisely what type of atmosphere we desire to create. The, uh, stately, dignified solid feeling of the hedges around Buckingham Palace or the shapely freeform that surrounds the fountains of Rome.
Opie Taylor: Pa usually just lops off the tops.
02x05 - Barney on the Rebound Season 2 / Episode 5: - Barney on the Rebound

Opie Taylor: What does that mean, Pa?
Andy Taylor: What's what mean?
Opie Taylor: "Passed the hand-holding stage and ready to set the date."
Andy Taylor: Means they're ready to set the date for the wedding.
Opie Taylor: But I thought Barney HAD a girl - Thelma Lou.
Andy Taylor: He does. This is somebody else.
Opie Taylor: Well, what does he need two of 'em for?
Andy Taylor: [flatly] He doesn't.
02x01 - Opie and the Bully Season 2 / Episode 1: - Opie and the Bully

Opie Taylor: You wouldn't like to sorta let me pass by your street today for free, would ya?
Sheldon: Why should I?
Opie Taylor: Well, then I could give Pa back a nickel I sorta owe him.
Sheldon: Who's stoppin' ya?
Opie Taylor: Well, If I give him back his nickel, and I have to give you a nickel for passin' by your street, I ain't gonna have no nickel for milk, and boy, Sheldon, it ain't easy gettin' a peanut butter and jelly sandwich down dry.
02x01 - Opie and the Bully Season 2 / Episode 1: - Opie and the Bully

Opie Taylor: But if I don't drink milk, I'll get soft bones.
02x01 - Opie and the Bully Season 2 / Episode 1: - Opie and the Bully

Opie Taylor: [handing over a bundle of clothes] Would you take this down to the courthouse and hold it there for me?
Andy Taylor: Well, I guess I could. Ch'oo want me to do that for?
Opie Taylor: Well, if somethin' was to happen that got my clothes tore and messy, I figured I could go over to the courthouse and change so's Aunt Bee won't know about it.
Andy Taylor: Oh, I see.
Opie Taylor: You know how she is when a fella gets his clothes tore and messy.
Andy Taylor: She sure does kick up a fuss, don't she?
Opie Taylor: She sure does.
02x01 - Opie and the Bully Season 2 / Episode 1: - Opie and the Bully

Opie Taylor: A sandwich sure tastes better with milk.
01x32 - Bringing Up Opie Season 1 / Episode 32: - Bringing Up Opie

Opie Taylor: Oh-oh.
Andy Taylor: What's the matter?
Opie Taylor: Every time grown-ups think of something for your good, it turns out to be not so good.
01x32 - Bringing Up Opie Season 1 / Episode 32: - Bringing Up Opie

Opie Taylor: You tryin' to get rid of me, Pa?
01x29 - Quiet Sam Season 1 / Episode 29: - Quiet Sam

Opie Taylor: A penny hit by lightnin's worth six cents.
Andy Taylor: Who told you that?
Opie Taylor: Nat Pike told me.
Aunt Bee Taylor: Oh, Nat Pike is always telling Opie the craziest things.
Andy Taylor: And you believe him?
Opie Taylor: Sure!
Aunt Bee Taylor: Well, I wouldn't put much stock in what Nat Pike tells you.
Opie Taylor: Why not?
Aunt Bee Taylor: Well for one thing, he's only four years old.
Opie Taylor: He may be young, but he's been around plenty.
01x24 - The New Doctor Season 1 / Episode 24: - The New Doctor

Opie Taylor: Sure would be nice to have a ma that owns a drugstore with a soda fountain.
01x24 - The New Doctor Season 1 / Episode 24: - The New Doctor

Aunt Bee Taylor: Barney's right. One day you'll go to call on Ellie and her husband will greet you at the door.
Andy Taylor: Husband?
Aunt Bee Taylor: That's right, along with their two children.
Andy Taylor: Well, golly, Aunt Bee, what am I supposed to do?
Aunt Bee Taylor: You're supposed to get engaged. You're supposed to stake your claim.
Andy Taylor: Engaged?
Aunt Bee Taylor: Yes. I think it's a step you ought to take. Ellie's a wonderful girl, and if she's gonna have a husband, it ought to be you.
Opie Taylor: Yeah, Pa. And if she's gonna have kids, it ought to be me.
01x24 - The New Doctor Season 1 / Episode 24: - The New Doctor

Opie Taylor: Come on, Pa, get married. Be a good scout.
01x23 - Andy and Opie, Housekeepers Season 1 / Episode 23: - Andy and Opie, Housekeepers

Andy Taylor: Yeah, this place looks neat as a pin.
Opie Taylor: Sure does, Pa.
Andy Taylor: Makes you feel good, don't it? Kind of a warm feelin' right in the middle of your stomach, lightness around your heart, your head two or three feet above your shoulders. You know why you're feelin' that way, don't you, boy?
Opie Taylor: 'Cause I'm pooped.

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