Green Acres (1965–1971)
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Rest and Relaxation 

Oliver's old friend, reporter Mort Warner, comes to Hooterville to relax and soothe his rattled nerves. He's ready to flee in less than one day. Mort is frightened by Lisa's syrupy coffee, ... See full summary »

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Oliver's old friend, reporter Mort Warner, comes to Hooterville to relax and soothe his rattled nerves. He's ready to flee in less than one day. Mort is frightened by Lisa's syrupy coffee, hosed down with oil by Oliver's rickety tractor, and has his bed invaded by a TV-watching pig. Fred Ziffel peers at him naked in the outdoor shower, Mr. Haney gouges him with his phony Auto Club, the sheriff arrests him for stealing the Douglas' car, and quail-hunting Hank Kimball fills his behind with buckshot. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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When Arnold comes into the bedroom and the sliding closet door opens and falls as it always does it hits and lands next to the bag on the floor and his shoes are neatly together on the left side of the bag. Then Arnold switches on the TV and when the guy tells him "shoo" Arnold goes and picks up a shoe however their position has changed and also the door that had been lying on the floor right next to the bag is now a little ways back away from it. See more »

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Lisa Douglas: [explaining to a frightened Mort that Arnold the Pig comes over every day to watch TV] Yes. His father, Mr. Ziffel, only has a black and white set at home.
Mort Warner: You-you mean there's an older pig who owns a black and white TV set?
Lisa Douglas: No, no. His father isn't an older pig. He's an older man. Arnold is the Ziffels' only child.
Mort Warner: [stuttering] Only child?
Lisa Douglas: Well, they had a daughter, but she ran away with another goat.
Mort Warner: Another goat?
Lisa Douglas: Yes. How do you like Hooterville so far?
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Superb Classic Episode of This Series
29 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This to me is the funniest episode of this series. Mort Warner (Bob Cummings) is a big city nationally known reporter friend of Oliver's who is just exhausted & needs a rest. So he comes to Hooterville to see his friend Oliver & get a rest. When the Hooterville folks get done, he needs to go back to the city for a rest! The entire regular gang puts Mort Warner through 30 minutes you will never forget if your a fan of this series. It is so funny the way they torment him, that you will want to watch this one again & again if you need to lift your spirits. Hank Kimball (Alvy Moore) has some of his best bits in this episode. You will howl especially when the Hooterville folks figure out Mort Warner is somehow related to Doris Ziffel! Enjoy this one, it is solid!


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