Green Acres (1965–1971)
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Never Trust a Little Old Lady 

It's tomato planting season and Oliver needs useful weather information. Hooterville relies on WPIXL-TV's Mildred, a little old lady who prances out of her dollhouse, or Walter, the singing... See full summary »

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It's tomato planting season and Oliver needs useful weather information. Hooterville relies on WPIXL-TV's Mildred, a little old lady who prances out of her dollhouse, or Walter, the singing weatherman. Both are always wrong so Oliver contacts the Weather Bureau which predicts warm days and nights. The plants are in the ground when Hooterville suffers the coldest night of the year. Lisa's Crepe Suzettes save the crop from the cold. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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28 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Lisa's Crepe Suzettes are just her regular "hotscakes" set on fire. See more »

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Oliver Wendell Douglas: [Eb is dressed for a drought in a swimsuit, jungle helmet & sunglasses] Eb, we've got to go to Pixley to pick up the tomato plants. Now take that stupid outfit off.
Eb Dawson: Pixley's a pretty big town. I ought to wear something.
Lisa Douglas: Eb's right. He might get arrested for undecent explosion.
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Weather Updates, Hooterville Style
28 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the first truly bizarre episodes of the series. There were hints of it earlier, but this episode really highlights the fact that Hooterville and its citizens are not like the rest of the world.

We learn that the residents of Hooterville have a unique way of predicting the weather - they watch the local news out of Pixley to see whether a little old lady, or a little old man, come out of a house apparently constructed on a set in the studio, something akin to one of those old Swiss clocks. But this isn't a clock. These are two actual people who apparently have done this for years. No further explanation is given. Only Green Acres would open with something this strange, then feel no need to elaborate.

The rest of the episode deals with the farmers reacting to the wildly shifting predictions. It's a fun episode, and unlike prior episodes, it's not afraid to be weird.


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