Andy gets worried about how to pay for Opie's college, so he opens a laundromat to earn some extra money. It takes a lot more of his time that he thought it would.


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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Paul Hartman ...
Mr. Rogers
Trooper Leroy Miller
Jesslyn Fax ...
Mrs. Le Grande
Maudie Prickett ...
Mrs. Larch
Richard Collier ...
Mr. Giddings
Ceil Cabot ...


Not having thought about it a great deal up to now, Andy becomes quite worried about how he will manage to pay for Opie's college education which is only a few years away. The fees at private colleges are enormous and Opie may not have the grades to get into a State college, so he has a bit of a dilemma. Reading through the newspaper, he sees an ad for a turnkey laundromat advertised as being an easy way to earn a second income. He likes the idea of having something that won't take up too much of his time but as he soon learns, running any kind of a business has it's own requirements. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family





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20 November 1967 (USA)  »

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In this episode, Opie decides he'll study to be a dentist while his friend, Arnold, has decided to be a doctor. The actor who played Arnold in many episodes (but did not actually appear in this one), is in reality now a dentist. See more »


Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, how 'bout, um, 'Knowledge is the... tool of life'?
Aunt Bee Taylor: Good, Andy! Good!
Aunt Bee Taylor: Knowledge is the tool of life.
[to Andy]
Aunt Bee Taylor: Who said it?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Me.
Aunt Bee Taylor: Oh? I thought maybe it might be somebody like Shakespeare.
Sheriff Andy Taylor: No. I beat him to it this time.
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