Fire Chief Joe Carson appoints Oliver as his assistant, assuming he'll pay for his trip to a Miami convention. Instead, Oliver's complaints about how the Hooterville Fire Department is ... See full summary »

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Fire Chief Joe Carson appoints Oliver as his assistant, assuming he'll pay for his trip to a Miami convention. Instead, Oliver's complaints about how the Hooterville Fire Department is inept and unprepared result in Carson being booted and himself being named chief. Not wanting the job or the grief he's getting for supposedly stabbing Uncle Joe in the back, Oliver finds a way to get himself canned--fining everyone in the valley for fire code violations. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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16 October 1968 (USA)  »

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The title makes reference to the march "Hail to the Chief" which announces the entrance of the President of the United States at public appearances and is preceded by four ruffles and flourishes. The march is often played by the United States Marine Band and has been used officially by the Department of Defense since 1954. See more »

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Oliver Wendell Douglas: [fining Haney on phony fire violations] Oh, I'm sorry. That's going to cost you $18.
Eustace Charleton Haney: Well, why?
Oliver Wendell Douglas: Section 14 of the fire prevention code states that a connected soldering iron must be at least 30 feet from an unflameproofed wooden Indian.
Eustace Charleton Haney: Well, it was. It was. But, uh, while I was working, uh, the Indian moved over closer to watch me.
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