The Andy Griffith Show

Season 4 Episode 19

Hot Rod Otis

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



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.