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Oliver Buys A Farm (Pilot)

Episode: 001 | Aired: September 14, 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 21, 1965

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

The Decorator

Episode: 003 | Aired: September 28, 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 05, 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 12, 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 19, 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 26, 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 02, 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 09, 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 16, 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 23, 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 07, 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 14, 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 21, 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 28, 1965

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

Give Me Land, Lots Of Land

Episode: 016 | Aired: January 04, 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 18, 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 25, 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 01, 1966

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

The Price Of Apples

Episode: 020 | Aired: February 08, 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 15, 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 22, 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 08, 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 Deputy

Episode: 025 | Aired: March 15, 1966

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

Double Drick

Episode: 026 | Aired: March 22, 1966

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

The Ballad Of Molly Turgiss

Episode: 024 | Aired: April 05, 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.

Never Look A Gift Tractor In The Mouth

Episode: 028 | Aired: April 26, 1966

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

Send A Boy To College

Episode: 027 | Aired: May 03, 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.

Horse? What Horse?

Episode: 029 | Aired: May 10, 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.

The Rains Came

Episode: 031 | Aired: May 17, 1966

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


Episode: 030 | Aired: May 24, 1966

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

Uncle Ollie

Episode: 032 | Aired: May 31, 1966

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