Andy's new girlfriend is the new county nurse. Everyone likes her except Opie, who is jealous of all the time they spend together.



(as Sid Morse)

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Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
Peggy 'Peg' McMillan


Opie enjoys his time together with his father, especially when they go fishing. When Andy suddenly invites his new girlfriend Peggy to join them, Opie feels that their relationship is threatened and sets out to end his father's relationship with Peggy. Just as Andy is about to go out on a date one evening, Opie feigns sickness and forces Andy to call Peggy and break the date. When she asks Opie the next day is he is still sick, he says he wasn't sick the night before. Opie then mislays a message Peggy leaves for his father with the result that she thinks Andy is avoiding her. It's Opie in the end who has make things right between them. Written by garykmcd

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fishing | nurse | worms | See All (3) »


Comedy | Family





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3 December 1962 (USA)  »

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The final appearance of Joanna Moore as Peggy 'Peg' McMillan. See more »


At the beginning of the show, when Andy and Opie are in their boat fishing, Andy drops the fish in the bag, you can hear a splash of the water. The logical assumption being that the bag had no bottom and that the fish dropped back into the water off-camera. See more »


The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert W. Spencer (as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen
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