The Andy Griffith Show: Season 5, Episode 15

Otis Sues the County (28 Dec. 1964)

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After Otis falls down in the sheriff's office, a sleazy lawyer convinces him he would be helping Andy and Barney if he were to sue the county.



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Jay Novello ...
Attorney Neil Bentley
Bartlett Robinson ...
Mr. Roberts


After his usual weekly visit for drunkenness, Otis has a minor fall when exiting his cell. He wants to just forget about the incident and tells Barney and Floyd that he has an old football injury and has always had trouble with his knee. Barney however insists that they have to file a report and when Otis goes to a lawyer to get his statement notarized, the shady fellow suggests that he sue the County for $5,000. Needless to say, this doesn't sit well with Mayberry's law enforcement officers. Unfortunately, Floyd doesn't really remember what Otis said at the time and Otis himself wasn't completely recovered from the night before and can't quite remember how it happened. Written by garykmcd

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28 December 1964 (USA)  »

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When Andy turns off the tape recorder at one point, just after a conversation between Barney and Otis, he turns it back on a few seconds later, Otis and Barney are suddenly at the end of a chorus of "Sweet Adeline" even though the recorder had not been running. See more »

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