Opie (Ronny Howard) gets rebuffed by a girl he likes, so Barney (Don Knotts) offers tips on how to handle women – but it’s Barney’s girlfriend Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn) who really lifts the boy’s spirits. 1963. First posted January 9, 2009.
Original episode @ Internet Archive
Ron Howard @ Wikipedia
Ron Howard Interview @ Archive of American Television (Videos in frame on right)
MFTB02 – Five Minutes to Live, part 1
Betty Lynn @ IMDB