Green Acres: Season 1, Episode 5

My Husband, the Rooster Renter (13 Oct. 1965)

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Oliver is hoodwinked into renting a rooster from Mr. Haney. Of course he will need to rent a hen to make the rooster crow. It is the first of many things he will buy/rent from Mr. Haney.



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Episode cast overview:
Alvy Moore ...
Phil Gordon ...
Carl Flint
John Harmon ...
Jack Parker
Ed Ferguson


Mr. Haney rents Bertram the rooster to Oliver for fifty cents a day. Unfortunately, he's a "pecker", not a "crower"; he also gets a hen named Alice. Oliver then sets about getting a phone installed in the kitchen (though the line won't be connected for three months), the plumbing and roof fixed, and electricity via a rickety power generator. Mr. Douglas also meets his county farm agent, the scatter-brained Hank Kimball, who takes some soil samples for analysis. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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Comedy | Family





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13 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Sarah, the Hooterville phone operator, owns the company. Later in the series' run, her son Roy Trendell owns it and she is his employee. See more »


Oliver reluctantly admits to Mr. Haney that he doesn't have a rooster, but two episodes earlier, Lisa was chasing one around the back yard to try to get eggs. See more »


Oliver Wendell Douglas: Uh, please, you haven't told me what you think of the farm, yet.
Hank Kimball: What I think?
[trying to avoid answering]
Hank Kimball: Well, uh. Actually, it's, uh. Well, you see, a farm is, uh.
[getting into jeep]
Hank Kimball: I'll try and rush this report right through!
Oliver Wendell Douglas: If there's something wrong, I'd like to know what it is.
Hank Kimball: What it is? What it is.
Oliver Wendell Douglas: Yes, give me your frank opinion.
Hank Kimball: Frank opinion? Well, uh.
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Edited into Green Acres: The Day of Decision (1966) See more »

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