Who said it: Otis Campbell or Ernest T. Bass?

Can you tell these fan-favorite characters apart by their lines alone?

Mayberry's finest don't have to deal with too much trouble in their small quiet town. Sheriff Taylor doesn't even carry a weapon, and his deputy only has one bullet!

When trouble does arise in Mayberry, there's a pair of likely culprits: Otis Campbell and Ernest T. Bass. 

Campbell is known for spending plenty of time behind bars for stirring up trouble after a few too many. With Bass, there's no telling what caused his latest arrest! 

Though their characters are different in a lot of ways, these cellmates are similar in some. Sometimes, given no context, it might be difficult to tell which character said what lines, as both can say some pretty wild stuff! 

Look at the lines from The Andy Griffith Show below and determine if Otis or Ernest said them. 

Good luck!

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  1. Who said: "Sorry, tonight's choir practice."
  2. Who said: "Charlene, look out here. Can you see me?"
  3. Who said: "Why don't he spend his time putting down crime instead of destroying good liquor?"
  4. Who said: "By golly I'm going down to Davis' store to cut that charge account off right now!"
  5. Who said: "Just trying to help... Can't do enough for our boys in khaki."
  6. Who said: "I can do chin-ups, I'm the best rock-thrower in the county and I'm saving up for a gold tooth!"
  7. Who said: "But I like you both, you're both my good friends and I'm glad to be with you. This is my birthday."
  8. Who said: "I'm a little mean, but I make up for it by being real healthy."
  9. Who said: "You know what is the truth sheriff? As clever and as good looking as I am, I just can't get a girl."
  10. Who said: "I wouldn't waste two dollars on something that didn't have a cork in it."

Who said it: Otis Campbell or Ernest T. Bass?

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Shalyn 1 month ago
Has anyone noticed that in the episode that introduced Ernest T. Bass, he throws a rock wrapped with a note he has written. (He wants to marry Charlene Darling, who already is married to Dud Wash) But in a later episode he can’t read or write and wants to go to school so he can get a diploma.
Jan65 1 month ago
I'm so sick and tired of watching tv shows where everyone that was on the show is dead. It's depressing. You need some later shows.
a1k9 1 month ago
10/10 i think that I know everything any the Andy Griffith Show.
Spaceseed 1 month ago
Ernest T was just misunderstood.
postman50 1 month ago
10/10 one of my favorite shows.
Steve2021 1 month ago
10/10 My favorite saying from Ernest "I want to knock these two teeth out and place a gold tooth in the middle" So when I smile it stands out when I'm dancing !
a1k9 Steve2021 1 month ago
This was also my favorite
TownOfMayberry 1 month ago
Too easy!!!
You got 10 out of 10

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eyegor 1 month ago
10/10. One of my favorite shows!
MikeyMello 1 month ago
10/10….so many great quotes!!
Finnley 1 month ago
I know my Ernest T. Bass! I do ! I do! 10/10!
Proud2baBoomer 1 month ago
Goofed on #5, but most were too easy!
lucyfan330 1 month ago
10 out of 10 -- easy, since I've seen all those episodes numerous times! 😄
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