Green Acres

Season 3 Episode 6

A Kind Word For the President

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1967 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Irritated by complaints and about how much money he's losing, Oliver raises the rates at the Hooterville Phone Company. His top priority, however, is getting the Monroe brothers to connect his own phone inside the house. Meanwhile, Lisa discovers the magic of cooking dehydrated food.

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    Merie Earle

    Merie Earle

    Sarah Hotchkiss

    Guest Star

    Kay E. Kuter

    Kay E. Kuter

    Newt Kiley

    Recurring Role

    Robert Foulk

    Robert Foulk

    Roy Trendell

    Recurring Role

    Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Sam Drucker

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Drop the contents of a bag of Dee Dee's Dehydrated Mason-Dixon Chicken Dinner into a quart of boiling water for five minutes. It produces fried chicken, corn muffins, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, and apple pie. Also available, Dee Dee's Dehydrated New England Boiled Dinner, and Dee Dee's New Orleans Pompano Dinner with a dehydrated bottle of wine.

      • The Hooterville Chamber of Commerce votes to give Oliver a $1.35-a-plate testimonial dinner at the Pixley Diner.

      • Looking over the Hooterville Phone Company books, Oliver estimates Roy Trendall lost $6000 on the business last year.

      • Alf and Ralph Monroe complain about their costly phone bill: $8.20 for six months service.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Oliver: (to the Monroe brothers) When this bedroom is finished, you'll be paid.
        Ralph: When it's finished, you call us and we'll come around for our money.
        Alf: How can he call us? He took our phone out?

      • Lisa: (giving Oliver a pep talk) Two weeks ago, you were nothing but a plain old farmer, planting your little seeds in the ground and watching them shoosting and now you are the president of the telephone company. Why, yours is a regular Horatio Algebra story!

      • Alf: (after Oliver yells about the hole they made in the ceiling) There he goes complaining again.
        Ralph: Yeah. Don't you know you catch more herring with honey than you do with sour cream?
        Oliver: I believe you mean you catch more herring with honey than you do with vinegar. I mean--flies with honey!

      • Oliver: Where's all the food you're gonna cook?
        Lisa: (holds up small plastic bag containing white granules In here.
        Oliver: Oh boy.
        Lisa: This is a bag of Dee Dee's dehydrofacated Mason-Dixon chicken dinner.
        Oliver: Dee Dee's dehydrofacated--?
        Lisa: That means without water.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Roy Trendall complains that he's missing The Beverly Hillbillies. The sitcom was airing on CBS-TV at the time, and was also a production of Executive Producer Paul Henning.