Amy who is s the youngest sister in the "Little Women" is spanked by her dad in OP of the 1987 TV series in Japan.
愛の若草物語 ～ いつかきっと！ 投稿者 retudou
Amy is punished over her skirt or sth alike perhaps because she broke vase.
(...staff in this anime possibly thought a spanking is major punishment in US or loved spanking purely.)
In 1987 we can see this punishment every Saturday on TV.