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Green Acres

Season 6 Episode 20

King Oliver I

Aired Unknown Feb 09, 1971 on CBS
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Episode Summary


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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    William Sylvester

    William Sylvester

    Governor's Aide

    Guest Star

    Lyle Talbot

    Lyle Talbot

    Governor Carstairs

    Guest Star

    Alvy Moore

    Alvy Moore

    Hank Kimball

    Recurring Role

    Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Sam Drucker

    Recurring Role

    Hank Patterson

    Hank Patterson

    Fred Ziffel

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Oliver: We've got to take some kind of action to make our feelings known in the state capital, so I'm throwing this meeting open to suggestions.
        Eb: How about a singing telegram?
        Oliver: A singing-- ?
        Hank Kimball: I'll vote for that! Whatta we sing?
        Fred Ziffel: How about "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" with new words?

      • Haney: First thing we got ta arrage for is Mr. Douglas' carnation.
        Sam Drucker: Coronation.
        Haney: Well, whatever it is, I got a coach and six horses left over from from the Cinderella pageant I'd be glad to rent to the kingdom for a nomynial fee.
        Hank Kimball: I think we outta let the king walk.
        Eb: Yeah, it's more democratic. It'll bring him closer to us peasants.

      • Oliver: (writing irate letter over the tax increase) Why don't you write a letter to the governor! Everybody in town ought to write one!
        Lisa: Oliver, remember the last time you told everybody in town to write to the electristical company?
        Oliver: Yeah! It got action, didn't it?
        Lisa: Yes. They cut off our electristical.

      • Hank: Why don't we join Czechoslovakia?
        Fred: Why don't we join something we can spell?

      • Oliver: I'd hoped for a larger turnout for this important meeting.
        Fred: Well, that's because a lot of people around here have come to your important meetings before and found them to be nothin' but big time wasters.

      • Lisa: Oh, Oliver. Isn't America a wonderful country! One day your nothing and the next day your're king!

      • Oliver: This morning I learned they closed Mr. Kimball's office and fired him!
        (group at meeting bursts into applause)

      • Oliver: That's three straight days our newspaper has been late.
        Lisa: That's because Arnold hasn't learned the route yet.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The gag of a crown appearing on King Oliver's head after eating margarine was a spoof of the Imperial margarine commercials of the 1960s. The brand's slogan was, "Flavor so good, it's fit for a king". When the actor would take a bite of food covered with Imperial, a fanfare would sound and a crown would magically appear on his head.