Green Acres

Season 5 Episode 3

Where There's a Will

Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1969 on CBS
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Episode Summary


The descendant of Herman, a pig that predicted the weather with his tail, stands to inherit the $20,000,000 Birnbacher estate. Fred Ziffel is convinced Arnold has the same talent. Fred, along with everyone else in Hooterville, pressures Oliver to take Arnold to Chicago and claim his inheritance. Oliver, however, isn't interested in demeaning himself by becoming a famous "pig lawyer."


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    Roland Winters

    Roland Winters

    Mr. Gerber

    Guest Star

    Bob Noble

    Bob Noble


    Guest Star

    Alvy Moore

    Alvy Moore

    Hank Kimball

    Recurring Role

    Arnold the Pig

    Arnold the Pig

    Arnold Ziffel

    Recurring Role

    Hank Patterson

    Hank Patterson

    Fred Ziffel

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Charlie the rooster pecks on the Douglases' bedroom door and "crows" the opening credits. He has trouble with the "Written by" so Lisa coaches him with that one.

      • Mr. Haney has two current business cards. One states "Mr. Haney, Tracer of Lost Pig Heirs". The other says "Mr. Haney, Professional Pig Witness".

      • Doris Ziffel is in Philadelphia caring for Fred's eighty-year-old mother. She broke her leg in a Roller Derby match.

      • Lisa's latest cooking catastrophe: she fries a dozen eggs while they're still in their cardboard carton. She also serves spaghetti using organge juice as sauce.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Eb: (telling Oliver about the Birnbacher pork empire) Have you lost interest in the Gustaf Birnbacher story?
        Oliver: Yes.
        Eb: Mr. Birnbacher always said that he owed his success to Herman (his first pig), so in gratitude he left him all his money: 20 million dollars!
        Oliver: Oh. He must have been a real ding dong!
        Eb: When you have as much money as he did, it's called paranoia.

      • Lisa: Mr. Haney, how can you prove that Arnold is related to Herman?
        Haney: It's simple. I use the blood sample comparison method. Now if you'll step with me to the back of my mo-bile laboratory. I call it that because it was given to me by a grateful customer, Moe Bile.
        Oliver: Oh, brother!

      • Sam: You're the best pig lawyer in town!
        Oliver: (angrily) I'mNOT a--

      • Fred: I think Arnold is an inheirator.
        Oliver: An inheirator?
        Lisa: What did he inheiratate?

      • Oliver: Spaghetti for breakfast?
        Lisa: If it's good enough for Dean Martin, it's good enough for you.

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