I’m ashamed to admit that I’m 31 years old and I have no idea what a rutabaga looks like.
Jack Hoge

Let’s just say it’s not pretty.

If you want to learn more, I’d suggest watching ‘The Rutabaga Story’, Season 3, episode 27 (March 1968) from the TV classic comedy series, ‘Green Acres’.

Here’s the plot summary from IMDb:

It’s planting season in Hooterville, but Oliver doesn’t know what to grow. After testing the soil, he discovers Hooterville is perfect for growing rutabagas. The locals are overcome with rutabaga fever, going so far as to plan a “Rutabaga Bowl”. To spread the word, Lisa is sent up in a hot air balloon to drop vegetables on people with the message “Eat Hooterville Rutabagas” written on them.

(I used to love how Lisa used to pronounce ‘Rooderbeggars’. And of course, ‘Hootersville’. Which takes on a different concept today, or… perhaps not.)

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