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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!
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?
01x14 - The Horse Trader Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Horse Trader

Opie Taylor: What's the matter, Pa?
Andy Taylor: The matter is that I got a idea about the idea Jerry got about that cuff link bein' a button off of General George Washington's uniform, and the idea I got is that it's just barely possible that the idea Jerry got coulda come from you. How 'bout it?
Opie Taylor: Well...
Andy Taylor: Now, come on, tell me the truth. I don't want cha lyin' to me on top of everything else.
Opie Taylor: Okay. It's barely possible.
01x12 - Stranger In Town Season 1 / Episode 12: - Stranger In Town

Opie Taylor: I'm part peculiar, Pa.
Andy Taylor: Yeah. How'd you find THAT out?
Opie Taylor: Well, today my teacher, she said to me did I wash my neck this mornin', and I said I did, and she took a look and then she said, "Well, it looks mighty peculiar to me."
01x10 - Ellie for Council Season 1 / Episode 10: - Ellie for Council

Opie Taylor: We won! We beat them females! We kept 'em in their place.
Andy Taylor: Yeah, well, wait just a minute.
Opie Taylor: Us menfolks don't want women running our town, do we, Pa?
01x09 - A Feud is a Feud Season 1 / Episode 9: - A Feud is a Feud

Andy Taylor: Goodbye, goodbye. Partin' is such sweet sorrow that I would say goodbye till it be morrow.
Opie Taylor: What's THAT mean?
Andy Taylor: Well, that means I'd love to set and jaw with ya awhile longer, but I got to be a-movin' on.
01x08 - Opie's Charity Season 1 / Episode 8: - Opie's Charity

Sheriff Andy Taylor: Why, I was readin' here just the other day where there's somewhere like four hundred needy boys in this county alone, or... or-or one and a half boys per square mile.
Opie Taylor: There is?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: There sho' is.
Opie Taylor: I never seen one, Pa.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Never seen one, what?
Opie Taylor: A half a boy.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, it's not really a half a boy. It's a ratio.
Opie Taylor: Horatio who?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Not Horatio. A ratio. It's mathematics - arithmetic. Look, now, Opie, just... forget... forget that part of it. F-f-forget the part about the half a boy.
Opie Taylor: It's pretty hard to forget a thing like that, Pa.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, try.
Opie Taylor: Poor Horatio.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Now look, Opie, Horatio is not the only needy boy... Son, uh, didn't you... didn't you ever give anybody anything just for the pleasure of it. Something you didn't want anything in return for?
Opie Taylor: Sure, just yesterday I gave my friend Jimmy somethin'.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Now that's fine. What'd you give him?
Opie Taylor: A sock in the head.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I-I meant charity.
Opie Taylor: I didn't charge him nothing.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I meant somethin' for the joy of givin'.
Opie Taylor: I enjoyed it!
01x08 - Opie's Charity Season 1 / Episode 8: - Opie's Charity

Sheriff Andy Taylor: I'm talkin' about the the Underprivileged Children's Drive.
Opie Taylor: Oh. They collected for that at school, Pa.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Oh, I know they did. Oh, I know they did. And when they called your name, you gave the large, generous amount of three cents. My, that is big of you, Diamond Jim.
Opie Taylor: Did I give 'em too much, Pa?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Too much?
Opie Taylor: I could ask 'em to give back two cents.
01x08 - Opie's Charity Season 1 / Episode 8: - Opie's Charity

Opie Taylor: What are we havin' for supper?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, you and Aunt Bee's havin' fried chicken, and I'm havin' crow.
01x07 - Andy the Matchmaker Season 1 / Episode 7: - Andy the Matchmaker

Sheriff Andy Taylor: Uh, Opie, Barney says there was a poem written on the wall of the bank and that you was standin' along beside of it with a piece of chalk in your hand.
Opie Taylor: Yeah, but I didn't do it, pa. Honest.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: I believe you.
Deputy Barney Fife: [angrily] Are you pittin' your crime detectin' judgement against mine?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, Barney, I have to, because, for one thing, Opie wouldn't lie to me.
Deputy Barney Fife: You call that evidence?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: And for another, he ain't learned how to write yet.
01x06 - Runaway Kid Season 1 / Episode 6: - Runaway Kid

Opie Taylor: I'm a-drawin' on you, Sheriff. Draw.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Aw, why don't you turn yourself in peaceful-like, son? You'll get a fair trial.

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