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The Andy Griffith Show: Aunt Bee the Warden

Aunt Bee takes it upon herself to reform Otis.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: 055
Airdate: Monday March 12th, 1962



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Guest Stars
Bob McQuain
As Ike Gordon
Recurring
Hal Smith
As Otis Campbell
Recurring
Hope Summers
As Clara Johnson
Recurring
Mary Lansing
As Mary
Recurring
Orville Sherman
As Billy Gordon
Recurring
Paul Bakanas
As Junior Gordon

Recap

Andy brings the four Gordon brothers of Franklin Hollow to the Mayberry jail after arresting them for operating a still. Two of the brothers are locked in each of the jail's cells. Otis enters after one of his binges and expects to find a place to sleep it off. As the cells are occupied to capacity, Andy takes Otis home for the night to serve his sentence in the guest room. The next morning Aunt Bee sets Otis to work around the house lawn mowing, floor scrubbing, and window washing. Andy comes home to discover Aunt Bee has made Otis clean himself up and promise not to get drunk again. Otis is released and cannt flee the house fast enough. Meanwhile, Andy receives word the Gordon brothers have escaped. When the boys are rounded up, Andy takes them home for a taste of Aunt Bee's discipline...

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Episode Notes
Uncredited roles: Sherman Gordon, Laundry Man.



Cultural References
Otis Campbell: That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works.

Otis sings The Dipsy Doodle while he's being taken to Andy's house in the squad car. The song's composer, big band leader Larry Clifton, named the song for a baseball pitch developed by Giants pitcher Carl Hubbel.

THE DIPSY DOODLE
(Larry Clinton)

Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. (vocal: Edythe Wright) - 1937
Russ Morgan & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1937
Larry Clinton & His Orch. (vocal: Bea Wain) - 1937
Chick Webb & His Orch. (vocal: Ella Fitzgerald) - 1937
Freddy Gardner & His Swing Orch. - 1937
Paul Whiteman & His Orch. (vocal: The Modernaires) - 1938
Nat Gonella & His Georgians (vocal: The Jackdaws) - 1938
Jerry Gray & His Orch. - 1951
Bill Haley & HIs Comets - 1957
Homer & Jethro - 1963

Also recorded by:
Willie "The Lion" Smith; Myron Floren; Terry Gibbs;
Glenn Miller & The Army Air Force Band; Al Caiola;
Ernie Fields Orch: ......... and others.



The Dipsy Doodle's the thing to beware
The Dipsy Doodle will get in your hair
And if it gets you, it couldn't be worse
The things you say will come out in reverse
Like "You love I and me love you"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

The Dipsy Doodle's easy to find
You know it's always in back of your mind
You never know it, until it's too late
And then you're in such a terrible state
Like "The moon jumped over the cow, hey diddle"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

Whenever you think you're crazy
You're just a victim of the Dipsy Doodle
Ah, but it's not your mind that's hazy
It's your tongue that's at fault, not your noodle

You better listen and try to be good
And try to do all the things that you should
The Dipsy Doodle will get you some day
You'll think you're crazy, the things that you'll say
Like "Rhythm got I and hot am I"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

If it gets you, you'll be singin' it
And we'll bet you, you'll be swingin' it

The Dipsy Doodle's the thing to beware
The Dipsy Doodle will get in your hair
And if it gets you, it couldn't be worse
Ev'rything you say will come out in reverse
"You love I and me love you"
That is just the way the Dipsy Doodle works

Whenever you think you're crazy
You're the victim of the Dipsy Doodle
But it's not your mind that's hazy
It's your tongue that's at fault, not your noodle

You better listen and try to be good
And try to do all the things that you should
The dipsy doodle will get you some day
And you'll think you're crazy, the things you'll say
"Violets are red, roses are blue"
Roses, roses, roses, all around you

You'll never know it until too late
And then you're in such a terrible state
If you wanna do the Doodle, do the Dipsy Doodle
Doo, doo, doo, do the Dipsy Doodle
Doo, doo, doo, do the Dipsy Doodle
Doo, doo, doo, do the Dipsy Doodle
Do the Dipsy Doodle now

(Transcribed by From the Paul Whiteman/Modernaires
recording by Mel Priddle - December 2005)

**************************

As recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets:

The Dipsy Doodle is the thing to beware
The Dipsy Doodle will get in your hair
And if it gets you, it couldn't be worse
The things you say will come out in reverse
Like "You love I and me love you"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

The Dipsy Doodle is easy to find
It's almost always in back of your mind
You never know it until it's too late
And then you're in such a terrible state
Like "The moon jumped over the cow, hey diddle"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

When you think that you're crazy
You're the victim of the Dipsy Doodle
But it's not your mind that's hazy
It's your tongue that's at fault, not your noodle

You better listen and try to be good
And try to do all the things that you should
The Dipsy Doodle will get you some day
You'll think you're crazy, all the things that you say
Like "Rockin' not I and rollin' goodbye"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

(Instrumental Break)

Well, when you think you're crazy
You're the victim of the Dipsy Doodle
But it's not your mind that's hazy
It's your tongue that's at fault, not your noodle

You better listen and try to be good
And try to do all the things that you should
The dipsy doodle will get you some day
You'll think you're crazy, all the things that you say
Like "Roll, rattle and shake alligator"
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works
That's the way the Dipsy Doodle works

(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2006)

Otis Campbell: Aunt Bee? Bloody Mary!

Queen Mary I of England (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), also known as Mary Tudor, was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 1553 until her death. Mary is remembered for returning England to Roman Catholicism. To this end, she had almost three hundred religious dissenters executed; as a consequence, she is often known as Bloody Mary.

Otis Campbell: Andy, can we go now? I don't ever want to see The Rock again!

"The Rock" was slang for Alcatraz, the federal prison located on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. California. The island was home to a federal prison until 1963, when it became a national recreation area.



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