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Green Acres

Season 4 Episode 5

The Candidate

Aired Unknown Oct 30, 1968 on CBS
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Episode Summary

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.

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    Skip Young

    Skip Young

    Campaign Worker

    Guest Star

    J. Pat O'Malley

    J. Pat O'Malley

    Ben Hanks

    Guest Star

    Robert Foulk

    Robert Foulk

    Roy Trendell

    Recurring Role

    Arnold the Pig

    Arnold the Pig

    Arnold Ziffel

    Recurring Role

    Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Sam Drucker

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Ben Hanks constantly gets Oliver Douglas' name wrong, calling him Mr. Dugal, Dingle, Dribble, and Dugan. Even the "Hooterville World Guardian" calls him Dungess.

      • Lisa's diswasher gets stuck in the "on" position for three days, causing all of their dishes and silverwear to shrink to doll-size.

      • The slogan inside the toupee that Ben Hanks gives Sam Drucker says, "Keep young. Keep Ben Hanks in office."

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Ben Hanks: (Oliver's introduced as a lawyer) Glad to meet a bona fide practicing member of the bar.
        Oliver: No, no. I gave up my practice in New York when I cam out here.
        Ben Hanks: Oh. Disbarred, huh?
        Oliver: No, I was not disbarred!
        Ben Hanks: Now, now, sir. We all have something in the past that we try to hide and I don't hold nothing against no man. I'm glad to know you Mr. Dingle!
        Oliver: Uh, Douglas.
        Ben Hanks: Ah. Good idea, changing your name to get a fresh start!

      • Hank: Arnold wants to know what you're givin' away.
        Oliver: I'm not giving anything away.
        Arnold: (Snorts)
        Hank: Well, you just lost his vote. Ben Hanks promised him a color TV set.
        Oliver: Since when does a pig have a vote?
        Hank: Well, he don't, but uh, he influences mine.

      • Lisa: (to Oliver during his speech on voting) Could you hold the fife down, please? It's pretty late.

      • Lisa: (to Oliver after crowd turns on him) Do you want to leave now or do you want to wait until they start throwing things at you?

      • Ben: (to Oliver Douglas) It's my old friend Mr. Driggle, the disbarred lawyer.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Ben Hanks tells Sam Drucker that, when wearing his toupee, he looks like a young Lew Cody. Lew Cody was an actor who worked primarily in silent films and into the early 1930s.

      • Sam Drucker tries to sell Oliver sideburn salve which gives your sideburns the look of leather. He says he sold a lot of it during the Rudolph Valentino days. Valentino was a silent film heartthrob during the 1920s and had slicked hair and sideburns.