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!
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.
01x22 - Cyrano Andy Season 1 / Episode 22: - Cyrano Andy

Opie Taylor: [playing checkers] Your move, Pa.
Andy Taylor: I know it is. I'm just formulatin' my plan of attack - and I believe I've got 'er!


Opie Taylor: Sure you wanna move there, Pa? I can jump ya.
Andy Taylor: Go right ahead. You'll fall in with my plans.
Opie Taylor: Okay. I jump HERE.


Andy Taylor: Now watch THIS.
Opie Taylor: I ain't finished, Pa. I also jump here, here, here, here and here.


Opie Taylor: Got any plans NOW, Pa?
Andy Taylor: [smiling] Well, gee, I got plans to quit plannin' with you. You're a riverboat sharpie's what you are.
01x21 - Andy and the Gentleman Crook Season 1 / Episode 21: - Andy and the Gentleman Crook

Andy Taylor: Uh, don't you... don't you wanna hear that story, Opie?
Opie Taylor: Not 'specially, Pa.
Andy Taylor: Well, is there, uh, is there another one that you 'druther hear?
Opie Taylor: Yeah.
Andy Taylor: Which one?
Opie Taylor: Do you know the one about the Kansas City Million Dollar Heist or The Toledo Payroll Caper?
01x21 - Andy and the Gentleman Crook Season 1 / Episode 21: - Andy and the Gentleman Crook

Opie Taylor: [as Dan ceases to be fascinating] You wouldn't shoot my pa!
01x20 - Andy Saves Barney's Morale Season 1 / Episode 20: - Andy Saves Barney's Morale

Opie Taylor: You gonna fingerprint me, Barney?
Aunt Bee Taylor: Oh, don't joke, honey! He's liable to send you up to state prison.
01x18 - Andy, the Marriage Counselor Season 1 / Episode 18: - Andy, the Marriage Counselor

Andy Taylor: Well, I gave y'all a nickel every time you DID play nice.
Opie Taylor: I know, Pa, but Billy would rather play good games for nothin' than get a nickel for playin' nice. Sure is borin', Pa.
01x18 - Andy, the Marriage Counselor Season 1 / Episode 18: - Andy, the Marriage Counselor

Andy Taylor: Now, I'm not goin' to give you and Billy any more nickels for playin' nice, you hear?
Opie Taylor: Really, Pa? We'll give back the nickels you already gave us.
Andy Taylor: No, no. You-you-you just keep them. That's a mighty cheep price for learnin' that what looks like rasslin' to one is dancin' to another.
Opie Taylor: You want Billy and me to dance, Pa?
01x16 - The Beauty Contest Season 1 / Episode 16: - The Beauty Contest

Opie Taylor: What's the matter with her, Pa?
Andy Taylor: Oh, I don't know, Opie. I guess she's just one of those girls that's got a peculiar hitch in her git-a-long.
01x14 - The Horse Trader Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Horse Trader

Andy Taylor: Uh, you know that, uh, that you've been taught the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have 'em do unto you?"
Opie Taylor: Yes, Pa.
Andy Taylor: Huh. You think you've been followin' that rule?
Opie Taylor: Sure. Tommy did it unto me, and now I'm doin' it unto Jerry.
01x14 - The Horse Trader Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Horse Trader

Opie Taylor: If honesty is such a good policy, how come I'm out a cap pistol?

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