Green Acres

Season 5 Episode 7

Four of Spades

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1969 on CBS
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Episode Summary

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.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Tommy Roe

    Tommy Roe


    Guest Star

    Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Sam Drucker

    Recurring Role

    Pat Buttram

    Pat Buttram

    Mr. Eustace Haney

    Recurring Role

    Tom Lester

    Tom Lester

    Eb Dawson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Lisa serves cups of cream and sugar, but doesn't get around to brewing any coffee.

      • As Lisa deals cards to predict Oliver's future, the "Executive Producer," "Written by," and "Directed by" credits appear on the first three cards.

      • The Haney Employment Service employs a computer-tator. It's a combination of a computer and a potato peeler.

      • Eb is off the tour when he plugs Tadpole's AC guitar into the D/C outlet and blows out his instruments, speakers, and three of his tooth fillings.

      • The Original Tadpole Talbot's big songs include "Tiptoe Though the Barnyard" and "I've Got a Right to Drink the Booze". All were released by the Connubial label.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Haney: (pitching the Haney Employment Service) In order to fulfill our slogan of fittin' the man to the job, I use the services of the Haney computer-tator.
        Oliver: I believe the word is "computer."
        Haney: That is correct. But my machine is a combination of an old computer and a new potato peeler, hence computer-tator.
        Oliver: There must be somebody I can complain to about you!

      • Oliver: (scoffing at Lisa's fortune telling) I'm not interested in that nonsense.
        Lisa: Nonsense? It's a lucky thing you're not a Hungarian, or you'd be in big trouble with the Gypsies.
        Oliver: (disinterested) Wow. That's--
        Lisa: Do you know what they do to you for making fun of fortune telling? They turn you into a chicken!
        Oliver: A chick--?
        Lisa: Or a duck, or a goose. When they get mad, there's no telling what they do to you. They turned a girlfriend of mine into a rabbit. She's working in the Playboy club in Budapest.

      • Oliver: (after Haney gives him another ridiculous sales pitch) Have you no shame?
        Mr. Haney: Not much.

      • Lisa: (after Eb leaves to tour with Tadpole) I hope he knows what he's doing.
        : Why should he start now?

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