Green Acres

Season 4 Episode 10

How Hooterville was Floundered

Aired Unknown Dec 11, 1968 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.