Eddie Albert stars as the attorney with the hankering for the soil, Eva Gabor plays his wife, Lisa, whose response to the news of his farm purchase is decidedly explosive.
Oliver brings his wife Lisa to their new home, a ramshackle farm near Hooterville.
Oliver and Lisa call in a decorator to begin a major overhaul of their dilapidated farm.
The Hooterville rumor mill has it that Lisa packed up and left Oliver. Actually, she went back to New York to close up their penthouse apartment.
Oliver calls in a roofer, a plumber and an agricultural expert. All of them give the same appraisal of his farm: a disaster.
The Douglases are awaiting the arrival of their furniture. When it is accidentally delivered to Mr. Haney, he tries to sell them their own possessions.
It's plowing time and Oliver runs into trouble with equipment bought from Mr. Haney. The neighbors come to the rescue and plow the field in time for planting.
When Oliver sends a sample of his soil to the State Scientific College a report comes back that his farm contains ingredients never before found in soil.
Relying on statistics provided by the Department of Agriculture, Oliver plants wheat. His neighbors, using Mrs. Ziffel's lumbago to predict a crop, plant corn.
Oliver finally has a phone installed, but the Hooterville Phone Company installs it directly outside his bedroom window--on top of the telephone pole.
Oliver plants his entire 160 acres with wheat, only to hear from the Conservation of Stabilization Committee, a local farm organization, that he is not allowed to do so.
The cow Oliver bought from Mr. Haney is pregnant. Eb is afraid that if Mr. Haney finds out, he will claim that the calf belongs to him.
It's the Douglases' wedding anniversary. Oliver remembers the date but cannot recall the exact number of years he and Lisa have been married.
Lisa decides to bring a little culture and charm to Hooterville by means of a beauty parlor.
After persistent pleas from Lisa, Oliver agrees to have the bedroom enlarged.
Oliver buys 140 acres of land adjoining his property, excluding the farmhouse on it. Lisa misunderstands and thinks the farmhouse is their new home.
Oliver discovers the only requirement to join the Hooterville Valley Fire Department is that he must play a musical instrument.
Oliver is annoyed when Lisa puts a listing in the new phone book: 'Oliver Douglas, Attorney at Law.' Unfortunately, nobody calls for his services.
Oliver falls through the roof and sprains his ankle while putting up a TV antenna.
Oliver's apple crop is ready to be harvested, and he decides to market them himself.
Ralph, the lady carpenter, becomes enamored of Mr. Kimball, the county agent. However, he refuses to go out with a girl named Ralph.
Lisa must decide whether she and Oliver will remain on the farm or go back to New York.
Oliver and Lisa leave for New York to attend a reunion of the Harvard Alumni. They are unaware that the Ziffels' pig, Arnold, is a stowaway in the trunk of the car.
Sam Drucker is leaving on vacation, and talks Oliver into assuming his duties as deputy sheriff.
Oliver's generator breaks down and he decides it's finally time for the electric company to run power lines into his house.
There is a local superstition in Hooterville concerning an old hag named Molly Turgiss, who died twenty years before the Douglases came to town.
It's a few days before Oliver's birthday, and Lisa goes out and buys the biggest and fanciest tractor she can find.
Oliver discovers that Eb has a way with sick animals and offers to put him through college. Eb is rejected because he never graduated from high school.
A horse follows Oliver home, but every time he tries to show it to his wife, the horse disappears. Lisa assumes that her husband is imagining things.
Mr. Haney sues Oliver for non-payment of a vital contract.
The Every-Other-Wednesday-Afternoon-Discussion-Club decides that Hooterville needs a little 'culture.'
Oliver's nephew arrives for a visit, and Oliver is shaken up when the boy turns out to be a beatnik.