Opie gets a job working at the drugstore and learns that everyone makes mistakes.




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Episode cast overview:
Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Goober Pyle
Howard Sprague
Arnold Bailey
Jim Begg ...
Diane Deininger ...
Mrs. Briggs


Opie shows some initiative when he puts an ad in the local newspaper to find a part-time job for after school and on Saturdays. The local pharmacist, Mr. Crawford, asks Andy if Opie is mature enough to run the soda fountain, something he normally would only give to someone several years older. Andy says he is and Opie is soon working. Mr. Crawford is so pleased with his work that he's actually leaving Opie in charge of the entire store for short periods of time. When he's alone however, Opie accidentally knocks over an expensive bottle of perfume. His inclination is to tell Mr. Crawford what's happened but his friend Arnold tells him not to and just replace the bottle. Opie does so but he also learns a lesson in just being honest when something goes wrong. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Family






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15 January 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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If the bottle of Blue Moonlight that Opie broke were actual perfume instead of colored water, he would be able to smell the perfume while cleaning up the mess, and for days afterwards in that area. See more »

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23 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is, what, the third or fourth time the Taylors' open living room window has played a role in a plot? Be serious—would Sheriff Taylor, just a salaried man by his own admission, spend $64 for a bottle of perfume that today would cost several hundred dollars? The man could barely sustain a $50 hit just a few years earlier to cover Parnell Rigsby's lost "purse." A clear winner for best line goes to Arnold when he reports back to Opie on his embarrassing buying trip to Mt. Pilot. How about the cheapskate who comes in for just a smoke and a glass of water? At least he gets a dime tip from a woman who appreciates a good sandwich.Young Taylor has a checkered work history, stretching from grocery delivery to animal husbandry, and here again, as a combination of soda jerk and seller of fine fragrances, he can't seem to grasp the idea that proffering a simple, truthful explanation to the boss will spare him loads of grief.

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