Otis the Deputy (TAGS Episode)

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Episode Info

Otis the Deputy

  • Filmed: 204
  • Aired: 202
  • Original Air Date: 1966/12/12
  • Writer(s): Jim Parker and Arnold Margolin
  • Director: Lee Phillips

Plot Summary

When Andy is held hostage by a couple of escaped convicts, Howard and Otis come to the rescue. Howard foils Andy's escape and gets both of them captured, leaving their fate in Otis' hands. Even though he is drunk, Otis somehow manages to stumble through to rescue them.

Odd Facts Known by Few

  • This was the last episode with Hal Smith playing the role of "Otis".
  • Actor Joe Turkel was cast in the movie "Blade Runner", but he cannot be seen in the final cut. All of his scenes as "Dr. Eldon Tyrell" were cut. On some special editions of the movie's DVD that feature deleted scenes, he does appear.
  • Actor Charles Dierkop appeared as "Killer Santa" in the 1984 cult movie "Silent Night, Deadly Night".

Character List

  • Andy Griffith - Andy Taylor
  • Jack Dodson - Howard Sprague
  • Hal Smith - Otis Campbell
  • Charles Dierkop - Larry
  • Joe Turkel - Fred