How well do you really know Opie Taylor?

These details are as small as first-season Opie!

Ron Howard stole our hearts as Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show. Howard credited much of his future success to this early role. In an interview with PopEater in 2010, Howard said, "[Andy Griffith] treated me really well, but he made it a learning experience, not in a stern, taskmaster kind of a way, but I was really allowed a real insight into creativity and how things work and why some scenes were funny and others weren't. That insight has served me really well over the years. Andy was really kind to me, always playful and fun, but, by the same token, he wanted to get the work done." 

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Howard appeared most of the episodes of the show, an impressive run for someone growing up in the business. 

We want to see how well you know America's favorite rock-skipping, bike-riding, question-asking son. Can you answer all of these questions about Opie Taylor? Good luck!

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  1. As a child (think: black-and-white episodes), who is Opie's best friend?
  2. You can't spell Opie without pie! In "Opie's Ill-Gotten Gain," Aunt Bee makes Opie his favorite pie. What is his favorite pie?
  3. In "Opie's Job" what is Opie's Job?
  4. As a teenager (think: color episodes), who was Opie's good friend?
  5. What is the name of Opie's wife? A helpful hint: We learn this in the reunion movie, 'Return to Mayberry.'
  6. In "Andy's Investment," what does Opie say he is going to study in college?
  7. When the series first kicks off, how old is Opie?
  8. Opie isn't a huge fan of Aunt Bee when she first arrives. What is the name of the housekeeper whom Aunt Bee replaced and Opie adored?
  9. What does Opie call his father?
  10. According the to TV reunion Return to Mayberry, what is Opie's adult career?

How well do you really know Opie Taylor?

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10/10 Wowee! You could easily be Opie’s new best Friend. Well done! Love The Andy Griffith Show...
legion1a 18 days ago
3/10!
Apparently I don't pay enough attention to Opie.
(A capital crime in Mayberry)
Eye4truth 18 days ago
9/10. i didn't know Opie's wife name
LindaWilliams 18 days ago
You got 9 out of 10
Wowee! You could easily be Opie's new best friend. Well done!
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Allison 19 days ago
8/10 pretty good. i thought i did worse.
MaryHelen 19 days ago
i don't know about the job one-i remeber and epidose where he works in a drugstore (so i assumed ice cream counter..) where he breaks a bollte of perfume
ETristanBooth 19 days ago
10/10. Easy for a life-long fan who also watched the movie multiple times.
Rickey 19 days ago
You got 8 out of 10
Wowee! You could easily be Opie's new best friend. Well done!
MrBill 19 days ago
9/10; missed #6 - I do not remember Opie saying he wanted to study dentistry in college in an episode. Ironically the actor who played Opie's best friend Arnold in the colored episodes became a dentist.
anthony 20 days ago
9/10.Got the wrong"Opies job".There's another"Opie's Drug Store Job" in the color seasons.
Tony 20 days ago
Wait? Opie was six and couldn't read or write (as mentioned in a first season episode)?
anthony Tony 20 days ago
They took things a little slower back then.Especially in Mayberry.😋
garykevinware anthony 20 days ago
Does that mean that he couldn't put a space between sentences?!
Larry 21 days ago
You got 8 out of 10
Wowee! You could easily be Opie's new best friend. Well done!
Stephen 21 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Wowee! You could easily be Opie's new best friend. Well done!

1st try.
Barry22 21 days ago
9/10, missed the pie question
Corey 21 days ago
Opie also owned the newspaper.
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