Otis Sues the County (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Otis Sues the County

  • Filmed: 141
  • Aired: 142
  • Original Air Date: 1964/12/28
  • Writer(s): Bob Ross
  • Director: Howard Morris

Plot Summary

Otis falls while leaving the cell, and a lawyer is able to convince him to sue the county for damages. The matter ends when Otis remembers that the whole thing happened because he tripped over his own suit coat.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • Actor Bartlett Robinson appeared in the classic "Twilight Zone" episode "To Serve Man".
  • Unseen Mayberry citizens: Mary Pleasance who works at the bank and is a Notary Public; & her friend Dixie Bell Edwards, with whom Mary is gone to hunt black bear at Great Dismal Swap during this episode.
  • Jay Novello plays Mt. Pilot attorney Neil Bentley. Novello earlier appeared in Mayberry as Sheldon Davis/Thomas A. Moody in "Guest of Honor". He appeared in two episodes of Gomer Pyle USMC - as Dr. Purdy in "Sue The Pants Off 'Em" and as Sam Wiggins in "The Short Voyage Home". He appeared as Mayor Lugatto in 7 episodes of Mchale's Navy.
  • We learn that Floyd has a sister who lives out of town.

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Don Knotts - Barney Fife
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Howard McNear - Floyd Lawson
  • Jay Novello - Neil Bentley
  • Bartlett Robinson - Mr. Roberts
  • undetermined - Mr. Schwamp