The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 19

Hot Rod Otis

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 17, 1964 on CBS

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  • Mayberry addresses drunken driving (in 1964!)

    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!