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Oliver Buys A Farm (Pilot)

Episode: 001 | Aired: September 15, 1965

Oliver Wendell Douglas, a big city lawyer who longs for a farm, buys a spread near Hooterville.

Lisa's First Day On The Farm

Episode: 002 | Aired: September 22, 1965

Oliver brings his wife Lisa to their new home, a ramshackle farm near Hooterville.

The Decorator

Episode: 003 | Aired: September 29, 1965

Oliver and Lisa call in a decorator to begin a major overhaul of their dilapidated farm.

The Best Laid Plans

Episode: 004 | Aired: October 06, 1965

The Hooterville rumor mill has it that Lisa packed up and left Oliver. Actually, she went back to New York to close up their penthouse apartment.

My Husband, The Rooster Renter

Episode: 005 | Aired: October 13, 1965

Oliver calls in a roofer, a plumber and an agricultural expert. All of them give the same appraisal of his farm: a disaster.

Furniture, Furniture, Who's Got the Furniture?

Episode: 006 | Aired: October 20, 1965

The Douglases are awaiting the arrival of their furniture. When it is accidentally delivered to Mr. Haney, he tries to sell them their own possessions.


Episode: 007 | Aired: October 27, 1965

It's plowing time and Oliver runs into trouble with equipment bought from Mr. Haney. The neighbors come to the rescue and plow the field in time for planting.

Lisa, The Helpmate

Episode: 008 | Aired: November 03, 1965

When Oliver sends a sample of his soil to the State Scientific College, a report comes back that his farm contains ingredients never before found in soil.

You Can't Plug In a 2 With a 6

Episode: 009 | Aired: November 10, 1965

Relying on statistics provided by the Department of Agriculture, Oliver plants wheat. His neighbors, using Mrs. Ziffel's lumbago to predict a crop, plant corn.

Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

Episode: 010 | Aired: November 17, 1965

Oliver finally has a phone installed, but the Hooterville Phone Company installs it directly outside his bedroom window--on top of the telephone pole.

Parity Begins At Home

Episode: 011 | Aired: November 24, 1965

Oliver plants his entire 160 acres with wheat, only to hear from the Conservation of Stabilization Committee (a local farm organization) that he is not allowed to do so.

Lisa Has A Calf

Episode: 012 | Aired: December 08, 1965

The cow Oliver bought from Mr. Haney is pregnant. Eb is afraid that if Mr. Haney finds out, he will claim that the calf belongs to him.

The Wedding Anniversary

Episode: 013 | Aired: December 15, 1965

It's the Douglases' wedding anniversary. Oliver remembers the date but cannot recall the exact number of years he and Lisa have been married.

What Happened In Scranton

Episode: 014 | Aired: December 22, 1965

Lisa decides to bring a little culture and charm to Hooterville by means of a beauty parlor.

How To Enlarge A Bedroom

Episode: 015 | Aired: December 29, 1965

After persistent pleas from Lisa, Oliver agrees to have the bedroom enlarged.

Give Me Land, Lots Of Land

Episode: 016 | Aired: January 05, 1966

Oliver buys 140 acres of land adjoining his property, excluding the farmhouse on it. Lisa misunderstands and thinks the farmhouse is their new home.

I Didn't Raise My Husband To Be A Fireman

Episode: 017 | Aired: January 19, 1966

Oliver discovers the only requirement to join the Hooterville Valley Fire Department is that he must play a musical instrument.

Lisa Bakes A Cake

Episode: 018 | Aired: January 26, 1966

Oliver is annoyed when Lisa puts a listing in the new phone book: "Oliver Douglas, Attorney at Law." Unfortunately, nobody calls for his services.

Sprained Ankle, Country Style

Episode: 019 | Aired: February 02, 1966

Oliver falls through the roof and sprains his ankle while putting up a TV antenna.

The Price Of Apples

Episode: 020 | Aired: February 09, 1966

Oliver's apple crop is ready to be harvested, and he decides to market them himself.

What's In A Name

Episode: 021 | Aired: February 16, 1966

Ralph, the lady carpenter, becomes enamored of Mr. Kimball, the county agent. However, he refuses to go out with a girl named Ralph.

The Day Of Decision

Episode: 022 | Aired: February 23, 1966

Lisa must decide whether she and Oliver will remain on the farm or go back to New York.

A Pig In A Poke

Episode: 023 | Aired: March 09, 1966

Oliver and Lisa leave for New York to attend a reunion of the Harvard Alumni. They are unaware that the Ziffels' pig, Arnold, is a stowaway in the trunk of their car.

The Ballad Of Molly Turgiss

Episode: 024 | Aired: April 06, 1966

There is a local superstition in Hooterville concerning an old hag named Molly Turgiss, who died twenty years before the Douglases came to town.

The Deputy

Episode: 025 | Aired: March 16, 1966

Sam Drucker is leaving on vacation, and talks Oliver into assuming his duties as deputy sheriff.

Double Drick

Episode: 026 | Aired: March 23, 1966

Oliver's generator breaks down and he decides it's finally time for the electric company to run power lines into his house.

Send A Boy To College

Episode: 027 | Aired: May 04, 1966

Oliver discovers that Eb has a way with sick animals and offers to put him through college. Eb is rejected because he never graduated from high school.

Never Look A Gift Tractor In The Mouth

Episode: 028 | Aired: April 27, 1966

It's a few days before Oliver's birthday, and Lisa goes out and buys the biggest and fanciest tractor she can find.

Horse? What Horse?

Episode: 029 | Aired: May 11, 1966

A horse follows Oliver home, but every time he tries to show it to his wife, the horse disappears. Lisa assumes that her husband is imagining things.


Episode: 030 | Aired: May 25, 1966

The Every-Other-Wednesday-Afternoon-Discussion-Club decides that Hooterville needs a little "culture."

The Rains Came

Episode: 031 | Aired: May 18, 1966

Mr. Haney sues Oliver for non-payment of a vital contract.

Uncle Ollie

Episode: 032 | Aired: June 01, 1966

Oliver's nephew arrives for a visit, and Oliver is shaken up when the boy turns out to be a beatnik.