The Andy Griffith Show/Opie and the Spoiled Kid

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Opie and the Spoiled Kid
Airdate February 18, 1963
Writer(s) Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum
Director(s) Bob Sweeney
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The Andy Griffith ShowSeason Three

Guest Stars: Ronnie Dapo (Arnold Winkler), Harlan Warde (Simon Winkler), Mary Lansing (Mrs. Rodenbach)


Plot Overview

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.