With the jail full after the arrest of the four Gordon brothers for moonshining, Andy is faced with what to do with Otis when he shows up after his weekly drunk. The Gordons are angry with Otis for having changed liquor suppliers so leaving him with them is out of the question. Left with little choice, he takes Otis home with him to serve his sentence. Aunt Bee is a little disconcerted at first but when Andy tells her that she's in charge of the prisoner, she takes to making him do chores around the house like washing floors and windows, cutting the grass and chopping wood. Otis takes to calling her the Warden and has worked so hard that he swears off liquor. Written by
Did You Know?
During filming of a previous episode Andy Griffith
injured his hand during a mild tantrum. It was written into this episode as having happened while trying to apprehend some prisoners. See more
When Aunt Bee asks the laundry man to open the van doors, the boom mic is visible in the reflection of the van window. See more
The Dipsy Doodle
Music and Lyrics by Tommy Dorsey
Performed by Hal Smith See more