The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3, Episode 21

Opie and the Spoiled Kid (18 Feb. 1963)

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Opie's friend Arnold seems to have it all--a new bike, fat allowance, and plenty of leisure time. When the pressure's on, though, Opie learns that these assets are actually Arnold's greatest weakness.

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Mayberry is having a bit of a problem with a boy who is continually riding his bike on the sidewalks and knocking people over. The boy, Arnold Winkler, has just gotten his new bicycle and for Opie, it's a beauty. Actually, Opie thinks Arnold, who has just moved to Mayberry with his family, is the luckiest kid around. He not only has a new $70 bike, but he gets a much bigger allowance and doesn't have to do chores to get it. He thinks Opie is a sap and gives him some hints on how to get what he wants out of parents, like stomping your feet, holding your breath and pretending to cry. When Opie tries it with Andy, it doesn't get him very far. When Andy and Barney impound Arnold's bike for again riding on the sidewalk, they get a visit from the boy's father who soon comes to realize just how selfish and arrogant his little boy is. Written by garykmcd

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Ronnie Dapo, the boy who plays Arnold the tantrum kid, previously played alongside Ron Howard in the 1962 movie The Music Man. See more »

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[Arnold has just been taken by his father to the woodshed against his will crying and screaming "I want my bike!"]
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.
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A good summation of the Andy-Opie relationship
22 September 2006 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This is a great episode from perhaps the best season of the "Andy Griffith Show." Ronny Howard is especially good as he asks his "Paw" about the rules between dads and sons and as he tries some of the methods recommended by the "spoiled kid" for manipulating parents. Howard's deadpan delivery is just right. The writing is perfect, the acting is superb -- and, as in the best of the AGS episodes, a life lesson is taught in a warm, funny, subtle way. The relationship between Andy and Opie is well summarized in this episode. Overly doting 21st century parents would do well to watch and see the effects indulgence can have on their children. Oh, for more kids like Opie and fewer like the spoiled kid!


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