One-Punch Opie (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

One-Punch Opie

  • Filmed: 79
  • Aired: 77
  • Original Air Date: 1962/12/31
  • Writer(s): Harvey Bullock
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

A new kid moves to Mayberry and immediately starts leading Opie's friends down the wrong path. Opie finally decides to stand up to him and realizes the boy is all talk. This is the episode where Barney does his famous "Nip it in the Bud!" speech.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Kim Tyler starred as "Kyle Nash" in the classic tv show "Please Don't Eat the Daisies".
  • First appearance of Opie's pal, Johnny Paul Jason (Richard Keith). He earlier portrayed Little Ricky on "I Love Lucy" from 1956-1960.
  • The Quincy's rent a home on Grove Street that is owned by Charlie Eaver.
  • Barney references Emmy Schmaltz, the landlady in the Moon Mullins comic strips.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Frances Bavier - Aunt Bee Taylor
  • Scott McCartor - Steve Quincy
  • Kim Tyler - Billy Gray
  • Richard Keith - Johnny Paul Jason
  • Stanley Farrar - Mr. Foley
  • Clint Howard - Leon