Opie and the Spoiled Kid (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Opie and the Spoiled Kid

  • Filmed: 84
  • Aired: 84
  • Original Air Date: 1963/02/18
  • Writer(s): Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum
  • Director: Bob Sweeney

Plot Summary

Arnold Winkler makes his first appearance as a rotten little kid who tries to teach Opie how to manipulate his parents by throwing well-rehearsed tantrums. After terrorizing Mayberry, Winkler's bike is impounded and Opie learns a better lesson when he sees Winkler's ways just don't wash.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • On the date this episode first aired, TV personality Vanna White celebrated her 6th birthday, and actor John Travolta celebrated his 9th birthday.


More Information

  • This episode of the podcast was recorded live at the Mayberry Meet-up weekend at the Mayberry Motor Inn Mt. Airy, NC (July 13, 2014).

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Ronny Howard - Opie Taylor
  • Ronnie Dapo - Arnold Winkler
  • Harlan Warde - Mr. Winkler
  • Mary Lansing - Mrs. Rodenbach