Green Acres

Season 4 Episode 10

How Hooterville was Floundered

Aired Unknown Dec 11, 1968 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
10 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

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

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
    Edgar Buchanan

    Edgar Buchanan

    Uncle Joe Carson

    Recurring Role

    Alvy Moore

    Alvy Moore

    Hank Kimball

    Recurring Role

    Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Sam Drucker

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Doris Hooter's maiden name is Doris McGivney.

      • Hooterville's founding fathers, besides Horace and Doris Hooter, are carpenters Larry and Harry Monroe and storekeeper Ben Drucker.

      • Horace Hooter stops in a town called Barstool with $800 wanting to buy a farm.

      • Arnold wrote the tune, Ralph the lyrics to "Hail to Horace Hooter":
        "Horace Hooter, Horace Hooter/ The founder of our town/ Horace Hooter, Horace Hooter/He never wore a frown/ For a hundred years our town has stood/ We don't know what you did, but you sure did it good/ So hail to Horace Hooter, the founder of our town!"

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Oliver: (a tune has been written for the Centennial) Is this the song? "Hail to Horace Hooter"?
        Alf: Yeah. I wrote it.
        Arnold: (squeals)
        Fred: You didn't write it, Alf. Arnold hummed it to you and you put it down.
        Oliver: How could Arnold hum--
        Ralph: I wrote the lyrics, Sweetie, and you're going to sing them.

      • Joe Carson: (giving his plans for the celebration) At 8:30, we march to the station to greet the governor.
        Oliver: What governor?
        Joe Carson: Well, I ain't sure. I invited all 52 of 'em. One of 'em outta show up.
        Oliver: Oh, boy.
        Joe Carson: Now we take which ever governor shows up first and march him to the town square and show him the cement slab where someday we're gonna erect a statue of Horace Hooter.

      • Lisa: Who do you re-enact a floundering?

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • When Oliver's singing the Horace Hooter song, Ralph calls him both "Rudy" and "Dino". Rudy is a reference to the popular 1920's radio singer Rudy Vallee; Dino is crooner/TV and movie star Dean Martin.

      • Before deciding on the town's name, Doris Hooter suggests "Horace Heights". This was a play on the name of Horace Heidt, a big band leader popular during the 1930s and 1940s.