Andy is curious as to why Opie asked Aunt Bee for a nickel for milk and then came and asked him for another. Inquiring later as to why he needed two, Opie ducks and dodges the issue and Andy gives up when the boy pretends to be asleep. The next day, the mystery deepens when he discusses the problem with Barney who reveals that Opie stopped by and asked him for a nickel. Barney decides to find out for himself by following Opie home from school and discovers that one of the older kids has threatened to give Opie a knuckle sandwich every day if he doesn't produce a nickel. Barney is outraged and suggests to Andy that he give Opie some lessons in how to fight. Andy figures that this is not an issue of fighting but an issue of overcoming fear and decides that he needs an indirect way of getting Opie to stand up for himself. The next day he takes Opie fishing and uses the opportunity to tell him the story of how he found this spot when he was a little boy after overcoming a bully named ...
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Andy holds a nickel when Opie asks him if he wants to know something, but when the camera changes for Opie's line "A sandwich sure tastes better with milk," Andy's hand holds Opie's shoulder, not the nickel. See more
You wouldn't like to sorta let me pass by your street today for free, would ya?
Why should I?
Well, then I could give Pa back a nickel I sorta owe him.
Who's stoppin' ya?
Well, If I give him back his nickel, and I have to give you a nickel for passin' by your street, I ain't gonna have no nickel for milk, and boy, Sheldon, it ain't easy gettin' a peanut butter and jelly sandwich down dry.
The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen
and Herbert W. Spencer
(as Herbert Spencer)
Performed by Earle Hagen See more