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Episode Guide

    • Music to Milk By
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      4/26/67
      9.9
      Eb becomes obsessed with winning a contest on a Pixley radio station. To identify all the songs, he has to listen day and night. That becomes even harder after Eleanor the cow swallows the radio Oliver just bought Eb for his birthday.
    • The Special Delivery Letter
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/22/69
      9.8

      Oliver tries to pick up a special delivery letter that arrived for him at the Hooterville post office. He and Lisa end up traveling all over the valley because Drucker mistakenly gave it to Hank Kimball, who gave it to Fred Ziffel, who gave it to Arnold. Arnold dropped it in the mail, sending the Douglases to the Pixley post office where two sets of identical twins are working at the windows.

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    • The Hooterville Image
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/16/66
      9.8
      The Hooterville farmers have decided that Oliver is ruining the town's image by doing his farming chores in a suit. Oliver eventually gives in to their demand to wear overalls, but they weren't planning on the fur-covered pair that Lisa's dressmaker has designed.
    • Haney's New Image
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      11/29/67
      9.8

      Oliver gets the usual runaround from Haney when he complains about the ancient tractor he'd bought. But suddenly, it's a new, honest Haney who offers to buy back the tractor and the "dump" of a farm he sold Oliver. Coincidentally, he's just learned that the Douglas farm is in the path of a proposed new highway. Oliver's soon onto his scheme and decides to make the charlatan squirm.

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    • 2/8/67
      9.8
      The only thing Oliver learns at a farming convention is how to get a hangover. He and Lisa meet up with Charlie, a former gangster-turned-farmer, and Wanda, his floozy dancer wife. The more Charlie talks about his farm, the more Oliver's convinced that his shady days are not in the past.moreless
    • Handy Lessons
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/6/68
      9.8
      Wanting to be a bigger help to Oliver, Lisa decides to learn carpentry. She buys overalls and begins to study the craft from the inept Monroe brothers. Lisa's talents result in destruction in Monroes' workshop and earns Oliver a punch in the nose.
    • School Days
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/4/67
      9.8
      Oliver spends a lot of time in the principal's office when Lisa enrolls at Hooterville High. In school primarily for a cooking course, she also disrupts history class with her own version of Hungary's past, distroys the womens' showers and explodes a chemistry lab.
    • The Confrontation
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      2/14/70
      9.8
      In just his first day as the School Board President, Oliver has started a grammar school protest. The kids are upset that their mascot, Arnold, has been thrown out for popping his teacher with a pea shooter. Fred asks Oliver to represent his "son" on grounds that he was discriminated against, but all Oliver can do is talk to the school's determined principal.moreless
    • His Honor
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/11/67
      9.7
      Oliver misunderstands when the Hooterville bigwigs ask him to be a judge. He thinks he's being appointed an appellate judge but they just want him to judge apples at the county fair. The Douglases travel to New York so Oliver can get some judging advice while Lisa shops for a robe and wig for His Honor.moreless
    • Kimball Gets Fired
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      3/29/67
      9.7
      Ralph is distraught when her beloved "Hankie" Kimball is fired as the county agricultural agent. His replacement is so rude and insulting that even Oliver is plotting to get Kimball rehired. His scheme is to scare the new guy away by fixing him up with Ralph.
    • 11/15/67
      9.7
      With Doris out of town, Fred looks after Arnold by himself. When Arnold sees an advertisement for free movies and ice cream, he goes to Pixley. Lisa is convinced he's been pig-napped, so they all go on a search that leads them to a packing house.
    • A Tale of a Tail
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/18/69
      9.7
      "Noted pig lawyer" Oliver arrives in Chicago with Lisa and Eb to prove Arnold's the rightful heir to a $20,000,000 fortune. While Arnold is given the royal treatment by the hotel staff, the Douglases are treated as persona non grata. The red carpet is rolled up for them all once Arnold's tail predicts snow--in July!moreless
    • The Birthday Gift
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/1/69
      9.7
      For Lisa's birthday gift, Oliver plans to gets her a horse. Mr Haney delivers one, and it's not your average nag. Its name is Mr. Fred, a talking horse who's also a has-been TV star. Meanwhile, the locals decide that Lisa has a drinking habit and attempt an intervention.
    • 4/27/66
      9.7
      Lisa wants to surprise Oliver with a new tractor for his birthday. To keep it out of sight, she has it delivered to the Ziffels' farm. The old couple mistakes it as a gift from Mrs. Douglas, leading Doris to think that Fred and Lisa are having a torrid affair.
    • 9/28/66
      9.7
      Oliver and Lisa babysit spoiled pig Arnold while his "parents" are on their second honeymoon at Niagra Falls. While they're away, Arnold receives a draft notice ordering him to report for his physical. Despite all of Oliver's protests, neither the board nor the FBI wants to believe that their draftee is livestock.moreless
    • 11/9/66
      9.7
      Eb is suddenly smitten with with Betty Jo Bradley and asks Oliver for some fatherly advice on romance. Recalling how his first evening out with Lisa cost him a fortune, Oliver advises Eb to make all of their evening's plans. That's just what Eb does--incorrectly--causing Billy Jo to cancel their date.moreless
    • Arnold Ziffel, Boy Hero
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      1/31/68
      9.6
      Arnold is opening an account at the Pixley Bank when two robbers make off with a bundle of cash and the pig's five dollars. The pair hides out at the Douglases' farm, taking Lisa, Oliver and Eb hostage. Arnold makes off with their bag of money and takes it to the authorities while the clueless criminals force Lisa to make hotcakes for them.moreless
    • Water, Water Everywhere
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/21/66
      9.6
      Short on water, Mr. Haney contracts Willie the Well-Witcher to find a new spot to dig a well. But once Mr. Haney gets water, the Douglases lose theirs. After Willie witches a new well for Oliver, the Ziffles' water dries up. After a few more rounds of this, Oliver suggests the valley get its water from a reservior. That idea sounds great, until the switches are thrown.moreless
    • 2/28/70
      9.6
      Oliver unintentionally provides the motive for the residents of Hooterville to illegally receive more than $500,000 from the Internal Revenue Service. The locals think all they have to do is write in and state their losses--not understanding that they actually have to file taxes first. Eventually, to get its cash back, the IRS invests in Haney's monkey racing track.moreless
    • The Picnic
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      3/7/70
      9.6

      Oliver wants to have a simple, romantic Sunday picnic with Lisa. His afternoon for two turns into an irritating crowd when everyone invites themselves and tags along. Joining the couple are Eb, his girlfriend Linda and her accordion, her parents, Sam Drucker, his date and her sousaphone, Hank Kimball, Linda's Grandpa and some old lady he hit on at the gas station. That night, Oliver and Lisa take refuge in the barn when the crowd shows up at their house.

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    • An Old Fashioned Christmas
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/21/66
      9.6
      Sam Drucker is selling artificial Christmas trees that squirt "genuine spruce spray" from the top and ooze fake sap from the trunk. Oliver is horrified; he wants an old fashioned Christmas with a real tree, but first he must get a permit from Mr. Kimball to chop one down. After decorating a real tree on Christmas Eve, the neighbors drop by the Douglases for an evening of songs and Lisa's hotscake "fruitscake".moreless
    • The Ugly Duckling
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/19/66
      9.6
      Ralph is devastated when her true love, Hank Kimball, stands her up on another date. Lisa's solution is make Ralph more feminine. While she works at the mammoth task, Oliver is forced to sleep in the barn with Eb. Later, the "new" Ralph, complete with false eyelashes that stick together, is presented to the unsuspecting Mr. Kimball.moreless
    • Getting Even With Haney
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      3/22/67
      9.6
      Tired of Doris' nagging about having to beat their laundry on a rock in the creek, Fred buys a Grabwell washing machine from Mr. Haney. The boat motor in a barrel goes berzerk, spraying water and clothes everywhere before chasing the Ziffels out their front door. Oliver is more than happy to take their case and stick it to Haney in the courtroom.moreless
    • Old Mail Day
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/20/68
      9.6
      It's "Old Mail Day" and Sam Drucker hands out letters that have gotten misplaced in his post office. Having learned nothing from his previous letter-writing fiascos, an upset Oliver complains to the Postmaster General for delivery service. The locals soon turn on Oliver because Drucker's General Store is never open; he's always on his bicycle delivering mail.moreless
    • The Computer Age
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      2/15/67
      9.6
      A desperate Ralph Monroe joins a computer dating service to meet a husband. Oliver thinks it's a great idea since computers are always right. Lisa thinks they can't possibly take the place of romance, so she challenges Oliver to test their match-up on the electric brain.
    • Alf and Ralph Break Up
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/13/67
      9.6
      Alf and Ralph announce that they are finally going to finish the Douglases' bedroom, but the project stalls when the "brothers" beging fighting. Lisa hires Ralph as their maid and Oliver can't bring himself to fire her when he discovers she's a good cook.
    • Exodus to Bleedswell
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      1/25/67
      9.5
      The residents of Hooterville flock to nearby Bleedswell for jobs at the new defense plant. To keep people from leaving, Hooterville reopens its old airplane factory to fulfill its contract with the Army--signed during WWI.
    • The Road
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/1/69
      9.5
      Oliver's angry over Hooterville's dirt road, especially after learning the money to pave it was appropriated thirty years earlier. Never content to leave well enough alone, he descends on the state capitol demanding that something be done. He makes little headway until Lisa mentions the name of powerful hot dog vendor Big Joe Haney.moreless
    • Love Comes to Arnold Ziffel
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/20/67
      9.5
      Fred Ziffel objects to Arnold's love affair with Haney's "basket" hound Cynthia. Realizing that their relationship can never work, Arnold breaks things off. When Cynthia performs miserably at the county field trials, Haney wants to sue over his heartbroken hound.
    • The Ex-Con
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      1/31/70
      9.5
      Oliver gives another of his speeches, this one to the County Bar Association, encouraging the hiring of ex-convicts. This leads to his hiring of Willie Dunhill, a man who's spent so many years in prison, he can't adjust to life on the outside; he keeps calling Oliver "warden".
    • 10/18/67
      9.5
      Oliver's reign as "El Presidente" of the phone company hits bottom when he hires a farm worker to be his operator. He pays Haney to take the business off his hands, but soon Hooterville is up in arms over the price-gouging Haney Phone Company.
    • 1/24/68
      9.5
      Boy genius Dilly Watkins improves farm life for Douglases with his new electronic inventions. Besides the barn door opener that works when Eleanor moos at it, there's the television camera that sends pictures of the cow to the bedroom set. Oliver doesn't realize the camera is transmitting to all the sets in the valley, turning him into an overnight Nielsen sensation.moreless
    • You and Your Big Shrunken Head
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/25/69
      9.5

      When the Douglases, Eb, and potentially wealthy Arnold return from Chicago, the pig goes on a gift-giving spree. Mr. Kimball gets a wristwatch, Lisa, an expensive bracelet, and Oliver, a shrunken head. Trying to cash in, Haney conducts tours of the important locations in the life of the pig. With Arnold the target of every salesman in the valley, he hides out at the Douglas farm. Soon they've tracked him down and it's Oliver who has to fight off the pushy peddlers.

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    • Ralph's Nuptials
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/13/69
      9.4
      Ralph finally squeezes a proposal out of a medicated Hank Kimball, sending a delighted Lisa into wedding planning mode. Even though the Haney-produced ceremony goes off without a hitch, the honeymoon with an absent-minded Hank doesn't.
    • The Milk Maker
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      3/26/69
      9.4
      Local inventor "Looney Luke" Needlinger has built a contraption that turns hay into milk. Convinced it will make them rich, Haney and Fred pitch Oliver on investing in the machine, but he thinks they're being conned. After seeing the milk maker in action, Oliver convinces a chemist to give the devise a once-over. What he discovers insures that cows will always have work.moreless
    • Oliver's Schoolgirl Crush
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/29/69
      9.4

      Oliver speaks about a law career at Hooterville High and impresses one student, Cathy, a teenagerwho develops a crush on every speaker who visits. Lisa's irritated whenthe girlstarts showing up at their house fawning over her "groovy" husband and calling her old. Oliver also has to contend with her jilted boyfriend who's angry that he broke them up.

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    • Our Son, the Barber
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      2/28/68
      9.4
      Eb's latest career choice is that of a barber. He talks Oliver into paying his tuition to MIT, a mail-order barber college. Eb's sent a dummy head and hair to practice on and receives his grades by mailing the trimmed toupees back to the school. Lisa is excited about Eb's education while Oliver is irratated by all the hidden costs he keeps being asked to pay.moreless
    • Happy Birthday
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      4/11/70
      9.4

      To his irritation, Oliver learns he shares his birthday with Arnold Ziffel. He refuses to spread the joy by getting a gift for theZiffel boy, even though the pig gives him a fur-lined electric snout warmer. Even though he requested no celebration, Oliver's convinced that Lisa is throwing him a surprise party, so he puts on his tux and goes all around Hooterville looking for it. He gets a surprise, but it's not a party.

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    • Flight to Nowhere
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/7/68
      9.4
      The farmers of Hooterville sign up for a government-sponsored agriculture exchange program to Europe. When they realize the $300 cost for tickets is per person, not per plane-load, they decide to supply their own airplane with Oliver as their pilot.
    • Where There's a Will
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/11/69
      9.4

      The descendant of Herman, a pig that predicted the weather with his tail, stands to inherit the $20,000,000 Birnbacher estate. Fred Ziffel is convinced Arnold has the same talent. Fred, along with everyone else in Hooterville, pressures Oliver to take Arnold to Chicago and claim his inheritance. Oliver, however, isn't interested in demeaning himself by becoming a famous "pig lawyer."

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    • Not Guilty
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/3/68
      9.4
      Sam Drucker calls the law when he discover $300 is missing from his safe. With the investigation pointing only to Frank Nitti, Eb is finally charged when he shows up in a car he paid $300 for and can't recall who gave him the money to buy it.
    • What's In a Name?
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/16/66
      9.3
      Ralph Monroe finds herself smitten with Hank Kimball, but discovers that he won't date a woman with a man's name. She asks Oliver to file court papers to have her name changed to something more feminine. While in court, Oliver learns that his license to practice law is not recognized by the state. This sends Oliver back to the books to study for the state's bar exam.moreless
    • A Prize in Every Package
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/22/69
      9.3
      Criminals rob a jewelry store in Chicago and stash their haul in a grain bin. The expensive gems end up packed in boxes of Crickly Wickly cereal shipped to Hooterville. Lisa knows real jewels when she sees them, but Oliver's sure they're just costume. After taking them to be appraised, the sheriff arrests Oliver for the jewelry store heist.moreless
    • The Price of Apples
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/9/66
      9.3

      Oliver will make considerably more on his apple crop if he gets it to market first. He hires local high schoolers to pick the fruit and uses their old truck to haul them. As the rickety vehicle suffers numerous breakdowns, the apple prices begin to drop. Finally, Lisa's hotscakes come to the rescue.

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    • The Rutabaga Story
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      3/20/68
      9.2

      It's planting season in Hooterville, but Oliver doesn't know what to grow. After testing the soil, he discovers Hooterville is perfect for growing rutabagas. The locals are overcome with rutabaga fever, going so far as to plan a "Rutabaga Bowl". To spread the word, Lisa is sent up in a hot air balloon to drop vegetables on people with the message "Eat Hooterville Rutabagas" written on them.

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    • Star Witness
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      1/26/71
      9.2
      While in Pixley with the Douglases, Arnold witnesses a hold-up of the Pixley Bank. With his voice gone from squealing, a hoarse Arnold is unable to describe the crooks to the sheriff. The robbers learn that one Arnold Ziffel can identify them, so they come to the Douglas farm to silence him for good. They mistakenly kidnap Eb, not realizing that it was a pig who saw the whole thing.moreless
    • After Oliver orders the Monroe brothers to finish work on the bedroom, they confess that they never got a building permit. Oliver storms off to get one himself, only to discover his barn is in Hooterville but his house is in Pixley. Haney, who sold them the farm, offers to hook a rope to the house and pull it to Hooterville with his truck.moreless
    • Apple-Picking Time
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/17/70
      9.1

      Oliver actually has a good apple crop, but the valley has no pickers. He suggests the farmers take turns picking each other's crops, but by the time they get to his, they're tired and injured. Adding to Oliver's troubles is Lisa's non-stop pestering for driving lessons. When she does get behind the wheel, she plows their vehicle into a sheriff's car. She doesn't have a license and Oliver's has expired.

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    • The Spring Festival
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      2/21/68
      9.1
      Everyone in Hooterville, except Oliver, is overcome with spring fever; even Sam Drucker is wearing his spring toupee. Deciding to revive the Hooterville spring festival, Lisa visits the neighbors to drum up support. Meanwhile, Oliver tries to do his planting with Eb who can't understand how to work the automatic planter.moreless
    • Everywhere a Chick Chick
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/8/69
      9.1

      Oliver has the bad idea of getting into the chicken raising business. Haney wants to sell him a ridiculous egg laying contraption, the Monroe brothers build a disastrous chicken coop, and Lisa wants to raise the chicks as human children. The serious trouble begins when the 1000 baby chicks arrive. The brooder stops working and the babies have to stay warm. Lisa's motherly instincts save the day.

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    • Oliver Goes Broke
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/20/70
      9.1
      After saying good-bye to Lori at the airport, a distraught Lisa seeks a job to fill her days. When Haney spots her applying at the County Welfare office, he assumes she's there for the free soup. Soon, Hooterville's convinced "dumb dumb" Oliver has lost his money and sent his wife out to find a job.moreless
    • The Cow Killer
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/7/70
      9.0
      Haney's latest attempt to cheat Oliver could land him in jail if he doesn't repay his $200 by six o'clock. He uses Oliver's irritation over Colby's renegade cow, the Douglases' cow Eleanor and a misplaced phony bovine to his advantage, selling and reselling all three cattle to make money. Along the way, Lisa and Eb become convinced that Oliver is a cold blooded "cow shooster".moreless
    • No Trespassing
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      12/20/67
      8.9
      Oliver's crabby attitude leads everyone think he's about to snap from overwork. To help him relax, Lisa takes him on a picnic by the lake. That's where he runs into gun-totin' Ira Hatch, who hassles him about trespassing on his property. When he tells the locals about the old man, they declare Haney the winner of the "Oliver Douglas crack-up pool" because Ira had died 20 years earlier.moreless
    • Trapped
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      1/17/70
      8.9
      Old timbers collapse, trapping Oliver and Lisa in a root cellar beneath their house. Calling for help through the drain in the kitchen sink, the two await a rescue by the addled Kimball and an amnesiac Eb. Their hopes are pinned on Arnold Ziffle and a game of charades.
    • Eb Elopes
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      10/25/67
      8.9

      The Douglases find a note from Eb saying he's eloped. While he's on his honeymoon, his cousin Walter will cover his duties. Unfortunately, Walter's experience is limited to bartending at the old Stankwell Falls Lounge. This leads to more destruction than usual on the farm and everyone thinking Oliver's opening a cocktail lounge.

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    • The Deputy
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/16/66
      8.9
      Sam Drucker's off for a two-week vacation to visit his sister, leaving Oliver to take over his duties as deputy sheriff. Complications ensue when Oliver demonstrates how to use a pair of handcuffs to Lisa before discovering that he's lost the keys.
    • Eb Returns
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      12/27/67
      8.9
      Eb is embarrassed to tell the Douglases that he was stood up at the altar and took his honeymoon trip alone. He begs an old girlfriend, Cynthia, to pose as his new bride just long enough to meet his "parents". She agrees if it won't take long since she has a big date to get ready for.moreless
    • A Home Isn't Built in a Day
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      11/30/66
      8.8
      Tired of living in a dump, Lisa demands some serious home improvements. Oliver fires the Monroe brothers and hires an architect to draw up plans. Renovations come to a screeching halt thanks to the Monroes' picket line and famous Hootervillian Rutherford B. Skrug.
    • Oliver's Double
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/1/70
      8.7

      An embezzler hiding out in Pixley is an Oliver Douglas look-alike. When Eb spots the crook kissing his wife, he accuses Oliver of cheating on "Mom". Haney also see the two together and tries to blackmail Oliver into buying a hideous painting by "famous" artist Pablum Picarasso. When the cops show up, Oliver's the first one who's arrested. With both the real and fake Oliver in custody, Lisa si given the tasks of identifying who is who.

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    • Beauty is Skin Deep
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      12/27/69
      8.7
      Sam Drucker stocks no "cosmeteticals" in his store, so Lisa offers to put together a display for him. When 395 cartons of Lady Love cosmetics are delivered, Lisa pushes Sam out the door and converts his business into a "beauty saloon". After Oliver tells her she must move her business somewhere else, she sets up shop in their living room.moreless
    • The Spot Remover
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      2/2/71
      8.7
      Lisa's Uncle Boris sends her a jar of his incredibly effective cleaning fluid. It removes stains from suit coats and rugs, not to mention green from toupees. Seeing dollar signs, Haney sneaks a sample and has it analyzed; the secret formula ends up being a magical recipe for cabbage soup.
    • You Ought to Be in Pictures
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      11/23/66
      8.7
      James Stuart from the agricultural department wants to do a film on the pitfalls of new farmers. The locals think "Jimmy Stewart" is coming to make a big Hollywood movie so they all enroll in Haney's acting school. In the meantime, Oliver's farming practices prove especially embarrassing for the camera.
    • Home is Where You Run Away From
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      1/10/68
      8.7
      A young runaway turns up in the Douglas' barn but refuses tell them his real name. After Oliver reports the child to the police, the boy goes on the lam. When encountering other Hooterville residents, his aliases include Oliver Wendell Douglas, Jr., Fred Ziffel, Jr. Hank Kimball, Jr. and Sam Drucker, Jr.moreless
    • A Pig In a Poke
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/9/66
      8.7
      Oliver is invited to New York to be the guest speaker at a Harvard alumni banquet but he arrives with an unexpected stowaway. Meanwhile, the Ziffels fear that they'll lose Arnold to Mr. Haney, who's trying to take the pig in lieu of a debt that he claims the Ziffels owe him.moreless
    • Rest and Relaxation
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/10/70
      8.7

      Oliver's old friend, reporter Mort Warner, comes to Hooterville to relax and soothe his rattled nerves. He's ready to flee in less than one day. Mort is frightened by Lisa's syrupy coffee, hosed down with oil by Oliver's rickety tractor, and has his bed invaded by a TV-watching pig. Fred Ziffel peers at him naked in the outdoor shower, Mr. Haney gouges him with his phony Auto Club, the sheriff arrests him for stealing the Douglas' car, and quail-hunting Hank Kimball fills his behind with buckshot.

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    • Eb Uses His Ingenuity
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      3/12/69
      8.7
      All of Hooterville is excited about the upcoming big dance. Eb, however, is obsessed with raising $20 to buy his girlfriend a birthday present. Oliver tells him to be ingenious, so he begins leasing out the Douglases' wardrobe, telling people they're strapped for cash. Eb's big brainstorm: sit for ten babies while their parents go to the dance.moreless
    • The Rains Came
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      5/18/66
      8.7
      A drought in Hooterville has crops wilting in the fields. Oliver is so desperate, he agrees to pay Haney $350 if he can bring some relief. That's when Haney presents dancing Chief Thundercloud. When the rains eventually arrive, Oliver refuses to pay. He says the Chief's dancing is not what did the trick.moreless
    • Send a Boy to College
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      5/4/66
      8.7

      Eb's talent for curing sick animals leads the Douglases to send him to veterinarian school. Unfortunately, his college career is short-lived due to one small over site.

    • The Youth Center
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/15/69
      8.6
      Alarmed by the dropping population of Hooterville, Oliver calls a town meeting to find a way to keep the young people from moving away. Lisa urges him not to become involved because his "goo dooding" always backfires, but he forges ahead anyway. Soon, he's involuntarily volunteered his barn to be the valley's new youth center.moreless
    • Oliver's Jaded Past
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      3/6/68
      8.6
      Lisa's long-awaited vacation to New York is not what she'd hoped for. She's none to thrilled hearing about Oliver's womanizing playboy days or all the wild parties they're invited to. When Oliver's offered a job with his old law firm, he's the Douglas who's tempted by the excitement of city life.moreless
    • Four of Spades
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/8/69
      8.6
      Lisa the fortune-teller predicts that a mysterious stranger will soon enter Oliver's life. That stranger is Tadpole Talbot, Eb's country music singing cousin. Tadpole hires Eb to go on the road and plug his music, but it's not nearly as glamourous as Eb imagined.
    • Eb's Double Trouble
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/10/70
      8.6
      The new schoolteacher, Carol, arrives in Hooterville and Eb is in love. He'd asked his current girlfriend, Darlene, to the dance weeks earlier, but now wants to go with Carol. After seeking and ignoring advice from Oliver, Eb listens to Mr. Haney and tells Darlene that he has a wife in Racine, Wisconsin. Darlene's father, angry over this little revelation, takes his displeasure out on Oliver's nose.moreless
    • The Free Paint Job
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/5/71
      8.6

      Oliver's happy to let a paint company put a fresh coat on the house as an advertising stunt. But to everyone's surprise, the wood is so porous, it sucks up the paint as quickly as it's applied. The wood literally makes a sucking sound as the paint disappears. Haney shows Oliver how to close the house's pores, but that causes it to make an even worse sound. In the kitchen, Lisa is taking three weeks to practice cooking spaghetti and meatballs for Oliver's birthday.

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    • Eb's Romance
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/23/68
      8.6

      Eb announces his engagement to Loreli Appleby, a girl he met the day before. In an attempt to impress his future father-in-law, Eb succeeds in destroying the farmer's cabbage crop. To get back in the man's good graces, Eb pawns Oliver's cow Eleanor so he can make the Appleby's mortgage payment.

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    • Oliver and the Cornstalk
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/20/69
      8.6

      With minimal help from Eb, a stressed Oliver begins planting his corn crop. Lisa tries to be a useful farm wife by making dreadful lemonade which Oliver pours out onto the ground. The next morning at that spot, he finds a giant cornstalk that reaches into the clouds. At the top of the stalk there's a Jolly Green Giant who bellows "Ho, Ho, Ho" and drops down creamed corn, both in the can and by the bucketful.

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    • Lisa's Vegetable Garden
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      3/8/67
      8.6
      According to Oliver, every farm wife should be growing her own vegetables so Lisa starts her own garden. Armed with useless pamphlets from Mr. Kimball and a flask of perfume, Lisa begins work. It's hardly a money-saving proposition after she buys a tractor, farm supplies, and hires Alf and Ralph as her housekeepers.moreless
    • Double Drick
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      3/23/66
      8.6
      Tired of repairing the rickety generator that Haney sold him, Oliver checks on the status of his electricity. Learning that his application was never mailed, Oliver decides to deal with the power company in person. He finds that nothing in Hooterville is done simply--or correctly; he ends up with a meter that runs even when it's disconnected and another pole by the bedroom window.moreless
    • Economy Flight to Washington
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/12/69
      8.5
      The Hooterville Young People's Agricultural Society, comprised of Eb, Hank and Arnold, flies to Washington, D. C. for the national convention. When the stewardess tries to throw the pig off the DC-3, the Douglases come on board to smooth over the problem. With Arnold hiding in "the occupied", the plane takes off with the whole Hooterville crowd aboard.moreless
    • Retreat From Washington
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/19/69
      8.5
      With the Douglases in Washington, the "Haney Farm Mindin' Service" leases out their house (for $4 a day) to a couple with six children. Meanwhile in D.C., Lisa and Eb go to the White House to have unannounced lunch with the president, Kimball causes chaos for the Secretary of Agriculture, and Arnold causes problems in a laundromat. Oliver calls an early end to their trip, forcing Haney to quickly dispose of his new tenants.moreless
    • Oh, Promise Me
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/5/69
      8.5

      A check of their their marriage license revals that Oliver and Lisa aren't husband and wife. They'd been mistakenly given a license to practice dentistry. Refusing to stay in the house with a bachelor dentist, "Dr. Gronyitz" moves in with the Monroe brothers until they can re-tie the knot. Their church wedding goes fairly smoothly considering Hank Kimball is the best man and Ralph Monroe is the maid of honor.

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    • A Square is Not Round
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/14/66
      8.5
      The Douglases try to determine which of their hens is laying square eggs. Once word gets out, Haney and a chicken breeder both want in on the action. Oddly, the cube-shaped eggs don't worry Oliver nearly as much as their toaster that operates when you say the number "five".
    • The Great Mayoralty Campaign
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      10/27/70
      8.5

      Mayorial candidate Oliver Douglas faces an opponent when the Hooterville women nominate Lisa to run. While the men plot to improve Oliver's stuffy image, Ralph Monroe wages a campaign of dirty tricks against him that includes hotscake batter in his hat and a water hose in the face.Oliver and Lisa's marriage begins to suffer, resulting in Ralph Monroecampagning as Lady Godiva.

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    • How to See South America By Bus
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/5/66
      8.5
      A lovely young female farmer comes to Oliver for his professional help. He's glad to oblige, especially when he learns that she can cook. Lisa first becomes jealous of the time the two spend together. Then she becomes convinced they're having an affair, especially after overhearing Mrs. Ziffel describing the plot on her favorite soap opera.moreless
    • The Marital Vacation
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/15/69
      8.5

      Even though taking separate vacations was Lisa's idea, she misses Oliver before she even gets to the airport. Her constant phone calls and the goofy locals who think he tossed her out of the house irritate Oliver to no end. He gives up and hops a plane tojoin her; the layover in Cuba was an added surprise.

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    • The Agricultural Student
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/27/68
      8.4

      The Agricultural Department is sending a student to learn the ropes from agent Hank Kimball. No one's too interested until Terry turns out to be an attractive blonde co-ed. All the men of Hooterville, eligible and otherwise, fall over themselves flirting and fawning. On the night of the big barn dance, the Douglas living room is packed full of maneuvering men, each thinking they're her date for the evening. Terry's choice turns out to be none of the above.

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    • Jealousy, English Style
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      11/22/67
      8.4
      Over Lisa's objections, Oliver plans on attending a farm symposium alone. To watch over her, he hires a charming young British man as a temporary farm hand. Determined to go along, Lisa plots to make Oliver so jealous of the handsome help that he wouldn't dare leave her behind.
    • The Ballad of Molly Turgis
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      4/6/66
      8.4
      Oliver wants to write a folk song about local legend Molly Turgis, a woman so ugly she was run out of Hooterville. Facts are hard to come by, though, because the mere mention of her name causes bad to happen. Lisa feels sorry for Molly and offers to give her a make-over.moreless
    • Culture
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      5/25/66
      8.4
      The "Every Other Wednesday Afternoon Discussion Club" decides to bring culture to the valley by starting the Hooterville Symphony Orchestra. Oliver calls the women "nuts" for considering such a ridiculous idea. Undeterred, Lisa calls her conductor friend Sir Geffory, aka "Poopsie", to come and conduct the orchestra. What he encounters is the Hooterville Volunteer Fire Department Marching Band playing the only song they know.moreless
    • 9/25/68
      8.3
      Peterson's Poi Juice is giving away a trip to Hawaii and Arnold Ziffel is chosen as the winner. When the ad agency rep meets Arnold and discovers he's not a human, he tries to disqualify the swine. Famous pig lawyer Oliver Douglas is retained to fight for Arnold's winnings.
    • Uncle Ollie
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      6/1/66
      8.3
      Oliver's groovy nephew arrives in Hooterville on his motorcycle with long hair, hip lingo and no interest in work. Chuck is excellent with motors, however, and proceeds to "soup up" all the vehicles in the valley. The easily influenced Eb is quick to decide he wants to be a beatnik.
    • The Beverly Hillbillies
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/1/67
      8.3
      When the cast takes ill, the Douglases take to the stage in a charity production of The Beverly Hillbillies. After Eb "punches up" a script from the series, Hank Kimball plays Jed Clampett, Oliver appears as Jethro and Lisa portrays Granny with a combination Hungarian/southern accent.
    • A Kind Word For the President
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/11/67
      8.3
      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.
    • Lisa's Jam Session
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/13/67
      8.3

      Drucker's store doesn't sell jam since all the Hooterville women make their own. Oliver encourages the reluctant Lisa to learn how to make preserves from Doris Ziffel since her's are the best in the valley. Lisa submits, citing the Hungarian Parliament's "Big Dumb Law of 1924" which stated, "All Hungarian women had to do whatever their husbands wanted them to do, no matter how dumb it was." With Doris' help, Lisa easily makes dozens of jars of "homemade" jam. Oliver is impressed until he learns Mrs. Ziffel's secret.

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    • 2/22/67
      8.3
      Oliver has to choose between being a farmer or lawyer when he gets an offer to practice in Washington, D. C. The official-looking letter, however, has the locals convinced that Oliver is hiding an juicy secret from them. After ruling out tax cheat and counterfeiter, that leaves only one choice: CIA agent.moreless
    • The Man For the Job
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/6/67
      8.2
      The state committee to nominate a new senator considers Oliver as their candidate. Upon hearing about his credentials (he can read and write), they send representatives to Hooterville to meet the man and learn what his neighbors think of him.
    • A Star Named Arnold is Born (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      4/10/68
      8.2
      Oliver and Lisa chaperone Arnold to Hollywood for his screen test. Producer Boris Fedor isn't interested in the pig; he's just using him to pressure a greedy horse to come back to work. When the horse's agent balks, the publicity machine starts promoting Arnold as the studio's next big star. A stunned Oliver, who came along for laughs, can't believe what he's witnessing.moreless
    • A Star Named Arnold is Born (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      4/3/68
      8.2
      Arnold's performance as a British police dog in the Hooterville theater production of Who--the marquee wasn't big enough for Who Killed Jock Robin?--turns him into an overnight star. Lisa is so impressed, she arranges for an old friend to give him a Hollywood screen test. The Douglases are soon Tinseltown bound, escorting the hammy actor west for his big showbiz break.moreless
    • The Candidate
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/30/68
      8.2
      Fed up with the lousy condition of the Hooterville highway, Oliver launches an attack on their beloved state district representative, Ben Hanks. The folksy, duck-calling, guitar-playing politician proves too wily for Oliver, even when caught padding the state payroll with relatives.
    • Jealousy
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      9/29/70
      8.2

      Eb won't stop badgering "Dad" to buy him a car, though an increasingly irritated Oliver keeps saying no. Meanwhile, Lisa is busy lavishing gifts on little Lori. Feeling he's been replaced in the Douglas family, a dejected Eb runs away to find a new job. He stops by Drucker's store just long enough to tell Sam how Oliver keeps him locked in leg irons and lost his $4000 on a drunken gambling spree in Las Vegas. Eb quickly returns home to discover Oliver isn't the monster he's been claiming.

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    • It's So Peaceful in the Country
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/18/67
      8.2
      Oliver's mother needs bed rest so what better place than her son's farm. All she has to do is ignore Alf and Ralph's drilling, Haney's tour group, a group of dancing Sioux Indians and their chief who think's she's a looker.
    • The Reincarnation of Eb
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      4/2/69
      8.2
      Oliver, Lisa and Eb talk about reincarnation after watching a movie about a grandfather who returns as a racehorse. Later, when Eb goes missing during a nasty thunderstorm, Lisa is worried sick that something bad has happened to him. She's greatly relieved when he returns home safely--"reincarcerated" as a dog.
    • Horse? What Horse?
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      5/11/66
      8.2

      Lisa believes that Oliver's beginning to crack under the pressure of running the farm. After Oliver claims to have seen a spotted horse and a zebra, she calls Doc Watson to give him a checkup. Lisa's attempt to slip Oliver a sedative backfires, resulting in her taking a very long nap.

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    • Oliver vs. the Phone Company
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      9/27/67
      8.2
      Oliver is finally fed up with the lousy service of the Hooterville phone company. He petitions the state "futilities commercial" for improvements, but they can't help; Hooterville needs at least forty-two customers to be covered by the law. Tired of hearing Oliver boast about how he could run the company better, the owner hands him the keys to the place.moreless
    • Oliver Buys A Farm
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/15/65
      8.1
      New York lawyer Oliver Douglas quits his job at the law firm of Felton, O'Connell, Clay, Blakely, Harmon, Dillion & Pasteur and buys a farm in Hooterville, sight unseen. The locals are astounded that Haney had managed to unload the place on someone and try to talk him out of it. Laying her eyes on the dilapidated farmhouse for the first time, Lisa bursts into tears.moreless
    • 10/4/67
      8.1
      Oliver's without an operator on his first day as president of the Hooterville Phone Company. As he wrestles with an exploding switchboard, the locals gossip about how he stole the company from Roy Trendell in a rigged card game. Lisa figures out how to put calls through, but had rather flirt with the president than work the switchboard all night.moreless
    • The Engagement Ring
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      12/29/70
      8.1

      Eb is sent packing when Darlene's dad learns he proposed to is daughter with a watch fob he won in a bowling tournament rather than a ring. Lisa gives Eb the $2000 ring Oliver used to get engaged to her and everyone is happy--until the old man has it appraised. The cheapo ring only makes Mr. Wheeler madder. Since the old man cares more about money than love, Lisa has a chat with the old man that makes him see the light.

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    • How to Enlarge a Bedroom
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      12/29/65
      8.1
      After Lisa delivers an ultimatum, Oliver hires incompetent carpenters Alf and Ralph Monroe to enlarge the tiny bedroom. The Monroes have just begun moving the walls when the building inspector, the father of Eb's girlfriend, "disapproves" the project and condemns the whole house. Oliver is left with an open air bedroom without a roof.moreless
    • The Wedding Deal
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      1/19/71
      8.1
      With just two weeks until their wedding, Eb and Darlene still don't have a location for the ceremony. Mr. Haney's first suggestion, to have it for free at a car wash, doesn't wash. His second scheme, which comes complete with a household of furniture, gets Eb's signature on the dotted line. Darlene's father, however, refuses to let her get married on television in a furniture emporium's front window.moreless
    • Lisa Bakes a Cake
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/26/66
      8.1

      Oliver's upset that Lisa listed him the new phone directory as an attorney. He fears he'll be flooded with calls wanting his legal advice. Instead, he turns cranky when his phone doesn't ring. Meanwhile, Lisa accepts the challenge of baking a cake. When a potential client finally does show up, the unlucky man has to face Lisa's 20-pound pound cake.

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    • Lisa's First Day On the Farm
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/22/65
      8.0
      Lisa gets her first look at their dilipidated--and empty--farmhouse and is horrified. Oily Mr. Haney, who previously owned the dump, took everything with him, including the bathroom fixtures, and tries to resell them to Oliver. Eb, one of Haney's workers, is hired on as their farm hand. Lisa goes out to meet the locals, most of whom have entered a pool wagering on how long the Douglases will stay. Lisa is ready to immediately return to New York, but after a chat with Kate Bradley, she decides to give farm life a try.moreless
    • 10/20/65
      8.0
      Oliver's mother sends the Douglases their furniture from New York, while she also rides down to visit them. While Oliver and Lisa wait for the furniture to arrive, Eunice is stuck with Uncle Joe on his handcar, getting to Hooterville. Things go bad to worse when Eunice finds herself the target of Newt Kiley's bull, and the Douglases' furniture is delivered to Mr. Haney's instead.moreless
    • One of Our Assemblymen is Missing
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/26/66
      7.9
      Oliver's back on his soap box, delivering fiery patriotic speeches after getting a bill for the State Farm Unattached Duty Tax. No one in Hooterville seems to know what the tax is for, so Oliver tries to contact his assemblyman. That's when he learns Hooterville hasn't held an election for one since 1922. He and Lisa travel to the state capital to meet the governor and remedy the situation.moreless
    • My Husband, the Rooster Renter
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/13/65
      7.9
      Mr. Haney rents Bertram the rooster to Oliver for fifty cents a day. Unfortunately, he's a "pecker", not a "crower", so he also gets a chicken named Alice. Oliver then sets about getting a phone installed in the kitchen (though the line won't be connected for three months), the plumbing and roof fixed, and electricity via a rickety power generator. Mr. Douglas also meets his county farm agent, the absent-minded Hank Kimball, who takes some soil samples for analyzing.

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    • The Day of Decision
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      2/23/66
      7.9
      Lisa agreed to try out Green Acres for six months. Today's the day she decides whether to stay in Hooterville or return to New York. Everyone anxiously awaits her decision. In the meantime, Oliver flashes back to their first days on the farm, his physical mishaps around the house, and Haney's lousy products.moreless
    • How Hooterville was Floundered
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/11/68
      7.9
      After Joe Carson quits as head of the Hooterville centennial celebration, Oliver gets the job. His idea is to stage a re-enactment of the town's founding starring he and Lisa as Horace and Doris Hooter. In the dramatization, saloon girl Doris fleeces Horace out of the money he'd hoped to buy a farm with. Eventually, he gets his money back, thanks to her skills as a card shark, and they marry and settle Hooterville.moreless
    • A Husband For Eleanor
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/13/68
      7.9
      Oliver plans to leave Eleanor with Mr. Cowan's bull Dudley so she'll birth a calf and start giving milk again. However, Lisa complicates matters when she wants to make sure Eleanor has a good "husband" with bright prospects. No bull Lisa meets seems good enough to marry her "daughter".
    • You Can't Plug in a 2 with a 6
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/10/65
      7.9
      It's planting time in Hooterville and Oliver is shocked that the locals make their crop choices based on aches and pains. Back on the farm, Oliver assigns every electrical device a number from one to seven in an effort to keep their creaky generator from blowing. All gadgets up to a total of seven can be plugged in at the same time, but Lisa can't quite grasp the concept.moreless
    • Hail to the Fire Chief
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/16/68
      7.9
      Scheming to get Oliver to pay his way to a convention, Fire Chief Joe Carson appoints him as his assistant. Instead, Oliver finds the Hooterville Fire Department to be inept and ill-prepared. Oliver's call for improvements results in Uncle Joe being voted out and him being named the new chief.
    • The Rummage Sale
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/2/68
      7.9
      The Douglases are asked to donate old clothing to a charity rummage sale. Lisa is glad to give away Oliver's entire wardrobe, but can't part with any of her dresses. Each has a memory attached, leading to flashbacks of Oliver asking Lisa's father for her hand in marriage, the Douglases' honeymoon in Switzerland and their first party in their new Park Avenue apartment.moreless
    • Wings Over Hooterville
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/14/66
      7.8
      Lisa tells the locals how she and Oliver met during WWII. After parachuting from his plane, he was rescued from a tree by Lisa, then a sergeant in the Hungarian Underground. Back in present day Hooterville, the valley's corn crop is being devoured by the "bing bug". Oliver is drafted to pilot Haney's ancient biplane and dust the crops, even though he hasn't flown since the war. Again, it's a good thing he's wearing a parachute.moreless
    • Never Trust a Little Old Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      12/28/66
      7.8

      It's tomato planting season and Oliver needs useful weather information. Hooterville relies on WPIXL-TV's Mildred, a little old lady who prances out of her dollhouse, or Walter, the singing weatherman. Both are always wrong so Oliver contacts the Weather Bureau which predicts warm days and nights. The plants are in the ground when Hooterville suffers the coldest night of the year. Lisa's crepe suzettes that save the crop from the cold.

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    • Sprained Ankle, Country Style
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/2/66
      7.8

      While fixing the TV antenna, Oliver falls through the roof and sprains his ankle. A parade of Hooterville residents shows up to give their regards while he's off his feet. They all bring him food but he gets none of it; they munch on it as they crowd him off his own bed to watch Frankenstein Meets Mary Poppins on TV.

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    • Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/17/65
      7.8
      With their phone still not connected, Oliver asks Mr. Kimball to put some pressure on his mother, who owns the telephone company. Kimball says he and his mother aren't speaking, but Oliver convinces him to make up with her. His mom is so grateful, she promptly has a phone installed--on top of a pole outside their bedroom.moreless
    • Give Me Land, Lots Of Land
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/5/66
      7.8
      Lisa is against buying neighboring property owned by the Watsons until she see their farmhouse. Thinking the house is part of the deal, Lisa sells the Watsons' furniture to Mr. Haney and has their things brought over. All of this happens while Oliver is in New York arranging the financing.
    • Lisa's Mudder Comes for a Visit
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/27/69
      7.8
      Lisa's mother surprises her and "Whatshisname" (Oliver) with a three week visit. She just became a countess--the title came with an estate she bought--but Eb tells everyone she's the Queen of Sicily. In her royal honor, the locals hold a Ceremonial Day complete with a solid gold wooden key to the city. The highlight is a 21-gun-salute using just one cannon and three balls.moreless
    • Parity Begins at Home
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/24/65
      7.7
      Oliver wants to plant wheat on all 160 of his acres, but the local agricultural committee says he can only do eight. Incensed, Oliver takes his complaints all the way to Washington. Surprisingly, Haney sides with Oliver and prepares to fight the National Guard in "The Siege of Green Acres".
    • The Carpenter's Ball
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      2/23/71
      7.7
      Ralph wants Hank to ask her to the Carpenter's Ball, but he comes up with feeble excuses to avoid going. Planning to get the two together at the event, Lisa asks Hank to be her date to the party. In no time, Hooterville is convinced that the Douglases' marriage is on the rocks and that Lisa and Hank are running off to Acapulco.moreless
    • The Best Laid Plans
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/6/65
      7.7
      While Oliver makes plans to get the farm in working order, Lisa travels to New York to pack up their furniture. The Hooterville locals begin gossiping, assuming Lisa left him for good. While she's in the city, Oliver's mother connects her with an architect who designs an extravagant country club.
    • The Decorator
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/29/65
      7.7
      Oliver wants to start farming but Lisa demands he have their house redecorated first. Sam Drucker recommends a decorator from Pixley. Kate Bradley tries to tutor Lisa in the kitchen since she doesn't know the first thing about cooking. Kate starts by showing her how to make something easy: hotscakes. Adding to the chaos is Oliver's mother, who arrives to rescue Lisa from her nightmarish country life.moreless
    • Enterprising Eb
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/24/70
      7.7

      Oliver and Lisa give Eb and his future bride two acres to build a house on. Eb, however, has only saved $538 for the task. He comes up with several schemes to raise a down payment for a bank loan; he rents out the Douglas' farm as a trailer park, a trash dump, and a bed and breakfast. Oliver hits the roof, but he was irritated to start with. He'd endured dinner with Eb's future in-laws, the Wheelers, who kept accusing him of being a lush.

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    • Who's Lisa?
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      4/19/67
      7.7

      While fixing the roof, Oliver accidentally drops a hammer on Lisa's head, giving her amnesia. Initially, he's upset because she doesn't even recognize him. Oddly enough, she's now an excellent cook. Oliver begins to suspect she's faking so he'll take her to New York for the opening of opera season.

    • The Liberation Movement
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/15/70
      7.7
      After Lisa hears a women's liberation speaker, she demands that Oliver share the household chores while she runs the farm. While he meets with nothing but red tape while trying to build a tool shed, Lisa gets the permit and completes the building with ease. A skeptical Oliver is in disbelief that his wife is so successful at "men's work".moreless
    • Lisa Has a Calf
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/8/65
      7.6
      Fearful that Mr. Haney will lay claim to Eleanor's calf, the Douglases decide to keep the cow's pregnancy a secret. The Hooterville gossips get part of the story right, except they think it's Lisa who's expecting.
    • The Wedding Anniversary
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/15/65
      7.5
      While Oliver tries to recall how long he's been married to Lisa, she flashes back to last year's anniversary which ended with them in jail. The trouble began when a panicked Oliver found corn bores in his terrace garden. His mother, refusing to keep party guests waiting at the Waldorf while Oliver plays farmer, started tossing his "crop" off the balcony. Pots crashing onto the street below did not please the NYC cops.moreless
    • The Old Trunk
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      3/19/69
      7.5

      From inside an old trunk Eb found in the barn, Lisa begins reading the diary of Lydia Plunkett who, in 1898, becomes a traveling saleswoman for a corset company. Lydia falls in love with rival salesman Harry Wright, whose career falters as a result of her success. The two marry, she becomes president of the corset company, and unhappily tends house. He eventually tires of being a housewife and leaves her. As Lisa continues reading, Eb is entranced by the story, but Oliver scoffs at the soppy romance.

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    • The High Cost of Loving
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/8/70
      7.5
      Wanting a better paying career, Eb enters the accounting program of a correspondence school. When they mistakenly enroll him in their acting course, Eb believes it's destiny calling. Despite a disastrous attempt at makeup, he studies by dramatizing everyday events; a boring meal becomes dinner with King Louis XIV with Lisa as his serving "wrench".moreless
    • 1/19/66
      7.5
      Oliver is allowed to join the Hooterville Volunteer Fire Department if he'll play an instrument in their marching band. As Chief Joe Carson explains, they have more parades than fires. Patiotic speeches follow as Oliver takes his new duties very seriously.
    • Uncle Fedor
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      3/28/70
      7.5
      Lisa's skittish Uncle Fedor uses the Douglases home to hide out--mostly under the bed and sofa. He claims he's on the run from the Secet Police who want him for smuggling a secret formula. When a man with a scar and another without an ear are spotted in Hooterville, his wild tale starts to seem believable.moreless
    • A Hunting We Won't Go
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      2/26/69
      7.5
      After a friendly doe wanders onto the farm, Lisa starts a drive to ban deer hunting. When the governor arrives in Hooterville for the start of hunting season, Lisa presents him with her petition. He threatens Oliver and Lisa with jail time because her petition promises everyone who signed it a one-hundred dollar payment.moreless
    • The Saucer Season
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      3/15/67
      7.4
      Once Eb's wild story about meeting space aliens hits the press, tourists descend on the Douglas farm to meet the new celebrity. Oliver's more concerned about the crowd trampling his crops, but the Air Force takes his claim seriously...at first.
    • Lisa the Helpmate
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/3/65
      7.4

      Oliver races over some new soil samples for the university to analyze after learning his first batch was destroyed in shipping. Seeing an opportunity to get Oliver to give up farming, his mother spikes the dirt with items from her cosmetics bag. Eunice gets her comeuppance when uncouth Joe Carson shows up to woo her with an action-packed evening on the town: a poker game at the Elks lodge.

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    • The Good Old Days
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/2/66
      7.4
      Oliver describes to Lisa the book he's reading, hoping she'll have a greater appreciation of being a farm wife. Set on the frontier in 1887, poor farmer Gus Thompson and his mail-order bride Etta clear the land, start a farm from scratch, and have 25 children.
    • Neighborliness
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      10/27/65
      7.4
      Oliver is frustrated because, among other problems, his new plow won't arrive in time for planting season. Uncle Joe has a solution that, naturally, benefits him as well. He charges farmers one dollar each to enter a plowing contest, promising them free lunch and big prizes. This is all news to Oliver as the neighbors on their tractors start descending on his farm.moreless
    • The Hole in the Porch
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      3/2/71
      7.4

      Oliver's temporary fix on his dry-rotted front porch proves pointless when Kimball removes the new board and promptly falls through. After Lisa moves the injured patient their bedroom to recuperate, he blows non-stop on his kazoo whenever he wants something. Ralph Monroe shows up wearing in a nurse's uniform from a theater production to care for her "Hankie" and throw herself at him while he can't run away. Self-appointed "attorney" Haney tries to soak Oliver with a $50,000 lawsuit just before local farmers bring their livestock into the bedroom for Kimball's animal clinic. Oliver finally storms out in search of a saloon.

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    • 10/4/69
      7.3
      Two weeks of bordom is finally enough for Lisa's mother. To Oliver's relief, the woman who still doesn't know his name is packed and ready to go. His celebration is short lived once Haney and Joe Carson learn how much money she has. The two become a pair of dueling Romeos vying for her hand and, more importantly, her fortune.moreless
    • 2/5/69
      7.2
      The law office of Douglas and Williams is open for business, even though the sign has Oliver Mendell Douglas (later Oliver Wendell Wilkie Holmes) listed as a partner. Unqualified secretary Lisa destroys a office typewriter before having the new phone connected to a fire alarm "clanger". Later, to boost business, she advertises a grand opening special with free prizes and discount law services.moreless
    • The Beeping Rock
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      3/21/70
      7.2
      A wild story told by an 11-year-old about his recent trip to the moon enthralls Eb and Lisa. Oliver believes none of it, especially when the kid sells Lisa a "moon rock" for $14. But once the rock stars beeping under the moonlight (and when Arnold snorts at it), he suspects he's the subject of a practical joke. Oliver ships it off to NASA for their scientists to examine.moreless
    • What Happened in Scranton?
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/22/65
      7.1

      Lisa is shocked that Hooterville doesn't have a beauty salon. She calls Oliver's mother who ships out her hairdresser, Claude. (She blackmails him with one word: "Scranton.") Setting up shop on the Cannonball, he gives the Hooterville women new hairdos. Now, they're too "beautiful" for farm work.

    • Lisa the Psychologist
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      3/9/71
      7.0

      Oliver takes a night course in organic farming at the state college while Lisa studies psychology. After just three classes, everyone in Hooterville is running to "Doctor Lisa" to analyze their problems and give advice. Despite all of Oliver's bellyaching about her not being a doctor, she's soon "saved the life" of Hank Kimball, Sam Drucker, Arnold the Pig, and a quacking goat with an identity problem. Exasperated, Oliver has to make an appointment just to see his own wife.

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    • The Thing
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/1/67
      7.0
      Oliver is tired of paying storage for something neither he or Lisa can recall, so he has it shipped to Hooterville. Inside a giant crate is a genuine Stavinski birdbath that Lisa had bought years earlier for Oliver's birthday. The hideous collection of pipes and faucets leads Oliver to plot "the thing's" demise.moreless
    • My Mother the Countess
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/14/68
      7.0
      On learning that Lisa's mother is coming for a visit, the Hooterville residents go overboard in wanting to welcome the countess. Despite Oliver's protests that she's not royalty, they forge ahead anyway with plans for a parade and marching band.
    • The Vulgar Ring Story
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      4/12/67
      7.0
      Lisa says that women in her family must marry an American every fourth generation to keep the huge ring she now wears. She regales Hooterville with the story of her great, great grandmother, the Queen of the Gypsies, and her courtship of an American artist, Cornelius. Much stealing and dancing is involved.moreless
    • King Oliver I
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      2/9/71
      7.0

      The governor declares the state bankrupt, shuts down most services, and raises taxes by 52%. Hothead Oliver demands the locals protest and, after hearing Lisa's story of how her father the king responded to a tax increase, secedes from the union. They blow up the bridge out of town and anoint Mr. Douglas as King Oliver I. Now in a panic, Governor Carstairs puts on his waders and comes to Hooterville for a summit with his royal highness.

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    • Law Partners
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      1/29/69
      7.0
      Recent law school graduate Brian Williams pitches Oliver on joining him in a new practice. After another of his patriotic speeches, this time about law, Oliver is ready to hang out his shingle. Meanwhile, Lisa is excited about becoming their secretary and Eb is ready to run the farm.
    • The Hungarian Curse
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      3/13/68
      6.9
      The man who saved the life of Lisa's uncle moves in on the Douglases seeking repayment for his good deed. Lisa feels an obligation to help Lazlo, but Oliver is simply irritated by his constant money-grubbing. Oliver's also unfazed by Lazlo's threats to cast a Hungarian curse on him.
    • The Wish-Book
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/3/70
      6.9

      The discovery of a Wish Book from 1898 leads Haney to tell the story of Calvin and Tessie Whittaker, who once owned the Douglases' house. When a magic lantern is mistakenly delivered by the catalog company, Calvin opens a Wall Picture Theater in Pixley, thrilling audiences with a slide of Abraham Lincoln standing on his head. Eventually he goes to Hollywood to pitch his ideas, but they call him a nut. They even scoff at his idea to put a mouse named Dickey into films. They love Tessie, however, and she becomes a silent film star.

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    • It's Human to Be Humane
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/1/67
      6.9
      Bored and looking for a project, Lisa becomes the head of the "Hooterville Human Humane Committee". She takes her cause to the extreme, declaring everything from duck hunting to selling chicken eggs off limits. Soon, the Douglases house is a zoo and the locals are ready to run her out of town.moreless
    • The Blue Feather
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/18/68
      6.8

      Lisa's convinced that Hungarian gypsies have placed a curse on her when she receives a dreaded blue feather in the mail. To "de-hexify" her, Haney sells Lisa a ridiculous recipe that she mixes up, places in a green purse, and hangs outside the front door. Eb gets a look at it and panics because the "green purse hex" will bring a drought. He counteracts it with his own concoction in ared purse. Oliver takes action to put a stop to all this foolishness.

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    • Das Lumpen
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/8/67
      6.8
      Lisa tells another version of how she and Oliver met during World War II. As a member of the Hungarian underground, she saved him from Nazis by hiding him in a barn and earned him a Purple Heart by poking him in the rump with a pitchfork. They saw each other again after the war when Lisa was a professional cello player.moreless
    • Bundle of Joy
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      1/24/70
      6.8

      While Oliver's in New Yorkfinishing a casefor his old law firm, Lisa and Eb discover "Little Freddie" on the doorstep. Oliver panics when Lisa calls and tells him about the baby, but fails to mention it's a baby dog. Unable to talk Lina into contacting the sheriff, he abandons his case and races back to Hooterville to take charge.

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    • The City Kids
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/15/70
      6.7
      Four children from the city spend a week on the farm the Douglases. While Oliver teaches them to plant seeds and milk a cow, Lisa falls in love with the little girl of the group, Lori. The two bond over a batch of banana jelly.
    • The Ex-Secretary
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      4/27/71
      6.6
      Oliver contacts Carol, his one-time secretary, to find out where she'd had his watch repaired years earlier. In this pilot for a proposed series, Carol now works for a California realtor. She prevents her current boss from being conned by man that Oliver Douglas had tried to indict back in New York.moreless
    • A Girl for Drobny
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      2/16/71
      6.5
      Lisa concludes that Drobny, the duck she received from her uncle in Hungary, is lonesome. She invites Arnold over to play with him, but alas, the language barrier is too great to overcome. Lisa's next plan is get Drobny a girlfriend, so she talks Oliver into buying a female duck from Mr. Haney. Soon, love is in bloom for Drobny and Gertrude.moreless
    • Son of Drobny
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      1/12/71
      6.5

      Hooterville plans an elaborate celebration for the son of war hero Drobny who just arrived at the Douglas farm. Lisa claims Drobny's father delivered secret messages to General de Gaulle while she was in the Hungarian underground during WWII. As usual, the locals ignore Oliver's attempts to tell them that their guest of honor is literally a duck sent by Lisa's weird Uncle Janos.

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    • The Coming-Out Party
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      9/22/70
      6.5

      Lori, the little girl who missed the train back to the city, is staying with the Douglases. Lisa's plan to introduce her to the local children by having a party and gets out of hand; the festivities grow to include an elephant and Haney giving biplane rides. While Oliver fights to downsize her event, he searches for a replacement part for his ancient Hoyt-Clagwell tractor so he can begin planting.

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    • Instant Family
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      3/27/68
      6.4
      At Sam Drucker's store, Oliver and Lisa meet their new neighbor who's about to go into labor. After racing her to the hospital, Oliver arrives home to find Lisa's volunteered to keep the woman's four other children in their home. Oliver's nerves become frayed when he's forced to sleep in the barn with the boys and spend all day carrying the kids to and from school.moreless
    • The Wealthy Landowner
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      4/11/70
      6.0
      In a personals ad, Eb advertises himself as a wealthy landowner. He begins communicating with a woman with a Park Avenue address, prompting him to exaggerate his worth even more. By the time she arrives for a visit, Eb is passing the Douglases off as sharecroppers who work for him.
    • A Royal Love Story
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/6/70
      6.0
      Lisa tells Lori yet another version of how she and Oliver met. In this one, she was living in a Paris apartment with her father, the deposed King of Hungary. While he was plotting his return to power, Lisa was working as a waitress at a sidewalk cafe when Oliver stopped by for six bottles of champagne. The King wants her to marry a baron who will bankroll his army, but Lisa loves poor American Oliver Douglas.moreless
    • Charlie, Homer and Natasha
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      12/22/70
      5.5

      While Oliver refuses take Lisa to New York for a big party, Eb begins hanging around with his new invisible friend, Charlie. Lisa joins in and fabricates Natasha, and Oliver invents a nonexistent buddy just to make fun of the other two. Eventually, Oliver thinks Eb may have flipped and needs a psychiatrist. Conveniently, Lisa knows a good one in New York.

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    • Hawaiian Honeymoon
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      3/16/71
      4.0

      Lisa cons Oliver into taking a fifth honeymoon together, this one in Hawaii. When they check into the honeymoon suite, they are unaware that the hotel manager's groovy daughter has already given her friends the suite. Since the suite has two bedrooms it's just a matter of both couples avoiding each other while on their honeymoons.

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