The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 19

Hot Rod Otis

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 17, 1964 on CBS
8.8
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Otis buys a car and puts Mayberry in danger.

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  • Mayberry addresses drunken driving (in 1964!)

    9.5
    This is an amazing episode! Otis finally gathers up the money to buy himself a car--which immediately sends Barney into a tailspin about the evils of driving and drinking. The subject of drunken driving is handled in a very realistic and sober way--and yet with a great amount of humor. The scene in which Andy and Barney pretend that Otis has "passed on" from a car accident to demonstrate how tragic it could be is a classic--not only for this show, but for the anything related to driving and drinking. A not-to-be missed episode!moreless
Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors

Gomer Pyle (1962-1964)

Parley Baer

Parley Baer

Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Jack Burns

Jack Burns

Deputy Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Leon

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell (1960-1967)

Hal Smith

Hal Smith

Otis Campbell

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Hope Summers

Hope Summers

Bertha Johnson/Clara Edwards

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Look closely - you will notice that Otis's house is the same house where the wild party takes place later in the episode (notice the "X" shaped railings on the front porch). If you look even closer you'll notice that this house is actually next door to the Taylor house. All outdoor scenes were filmed at the 40 acres backlot, a frequently used film and tv lot, so much of Mayberry is recycled from different camera angles and often shows up in other television shows and films.

    • Andy, Barney, and Otis are the only characters to appear in this episode, the fewest of any episode in the series.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Andy & Barney: We shall meet, but we shall miss him
      The song that they sing "in memory" of Otis is The Vacant Chair (We Shall Meet But We Shall Miss Him) a famous Civil War era song published in 1862. The words are by Henry S. Washburn, the music is by George F. Root. This is the lovely chorus:
      We shall meet, but we shall miss him
      There will be one vacant chair;
      We shall linger to caress him
      While we breathe our evening prayer.

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