It's time for the farmer's to decide what crops they'll
be planting this year. Oliver uses the scientific method
and based on the Department of Agricultures reports,
decides to plant wheat.
In the meantime, "the fooz blew" because Lisa can't
understand that the generator works on the principal
of seven...meaning that the total value of the items
that she plugs into the wall cannot equal more than
seven. Oliver seems to have it all explained to her,
and Lisa, realizing she can't plug in the coffee pot
(which is a two) with the refrigerator (which is a six)
ends up melting the electric coffee pot to the stove
while trying to make coffee!
Oliver goes into Drucker's to buy his wheat seed (and
a new coffee pot) and finds out that all the other
farmers are determining their crops based on their wives'
aches and pains.
Since Doris Ziffel has Lumbago, the valley has decided to
plant corn. Oliver explains to them how silly this is when
there is so much scientific data available to the farmers,
but eventually, he falls in with the crowd and gets
pressured into returning his wheat seeds for corn.
Disaster strikes though when Lisa visits the "ailing" Mrs.
Ziffel and finds out that she has been faking her Lumbago
to get out of having to slop the pigs. This news puts the
valley into a tizzy with all the farmers changing their seed
orders over and over based on other aches and pains.
Eventually they all agree to plant potatos, based on a combination
of their aches and pains and Oliver's scientific method. It
seems the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture has a cold,
which guarantees a strong potato crop.
Oliver explains the "Principal of Seven" to Lisa
Lisa discovers that you can't use the electric coffee pot on the stove
Mrs. Ziffel admits that she's just faking her Lumbago
The farmers determine which crop to plant based on
aches and pains:
In this episode, Lisa meets Arnold for the very
first time. She doesn't think that Arnold likes her,
however, it turns out that she is just sitting in
his favorite chair.
- Cranky spells=soybeans
- Knots on head (Wheat bumps)=wheat
- Swollen ankles=carrots