Green Acres: Season 2, Episode 1

Wings Over Hooterville (14 Sep. 1966)

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When the dreaded bing bug threatens all the crops in Hooterville, Oliver tries to rally the people to rid the town of the menace. He is then volunteered to be the one to fly the crop duster... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Alvy Moore ...
Hank Patterson ...
Kay E. Kuter ...
Walter Baldwin ...
Grandpappy Miller
John J. Fox ...
Sergeant (as John 'Red' Fox)
Walter Alzmann ...
1st Tanker
Eric Forst ...
2nd Tanker
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Janos (as Oscar Beregi)


When the dreaded bing bug threatens all the crops in Hooterville, Oliver tries to rally the people to rid the town of the menace. He is then volunteered to be the one to fly the crop duster over the fields due to his experience as a pilot in World War II. It also gives him and Lisa a chance to reminisce about the first time they met after he was shot down during a mission. Written by Brian Washington <>

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14 September 1966 (USA)  »

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When Oliver ejects from his aircraft and lands in the tree, from the story of how Oliver and Lisa met during WWII, Oliver tells Lisa he's with the United States Air Force, But the US Air Force was not formed until 2 years after WWII, making it still the US Army Air Forces, or US Army Air Corps, depending on when he served. See more »


Eb Dawson: [Oliver's speech is interrupted by a crow] Your speeches draw more crows than the corn does.
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References Wings (1927) See more »

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4 September 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

When Hooterville farms are infested with a crop destroying Bing bug (when it rubs its antennas together it makes a "bing" sound) the local farmers are desperate. When they discover Oliver was a world war two pilot, they beg him to crop dust the fields before all is lost. Before he does we get treated to a story of how Lisa and Oliver first met--when he was an air force pilot (actually army air corp at the time) and had to bail out over occupied Hungary ("If you do get captured, try and get assigned to Stalag 13" the radio dispatcher tells him when he calls in his mayday, "Ask for Hogan") where he is rescued by the Hungarian resistance, led by Sgt. Lisa.

There's some great footage in this episode of a P-51 Mustang in flight and of a pilot bailing out of it. But that's where they must have spent all their money because a later shot of a German tank in the Hungarian woods is a very bad miniature.

The Douglas' scarecrow is named Carl in this episode. Later in the flying saucer episode in this season he'd be renamed "Stuffy". The shot of the old Jenny aircraft Oliver is forced to fly to crop dust looks like it was reused for the "Exodus to Bleedswell" episode.

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