Green Acres (1965–1971)

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A New York attorney and his wife try to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

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 Oliver Wendell Douglas / ... (170 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Lisa Douglas / ... (170 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Eb Dawson / ... (150 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Mr. Haney / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sam Drucker / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
Alvy Moore ...
 Hank Kimball / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1971)
Hank Patterson ...
 Fred Ziffel (82 episodes, 1965-1971)
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Manhattan lawyer Douglas drags his protesting socialite wife and her finery to the rural backwash of a rundown farm outside Hooterville. They attempt to get the farm fixed up. Farmer Fred Ziffel's pig Arnold watches TV and is in many ways smarter than the Hootervillians. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Was one of the victims of the infamous rural purge in 1971, along with The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Mayberry R.F.D. (1968), Hee Haw (1969) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka "The Ed Sullivan Show"). At the time, close analysis of demographics came into vogue, and these shows were perceived by CBS executive Fred Silverman to appeal only to those who lived in rural areas and older people, so he decided to cancel them, even though they were all still hugely popular. The oft-told joke that has passed into legend is that "CBS canceled every show with a tree in it". See more »

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In the opening song when Oliver sings "You are my wife," he reaches for Lisa with his left hand. As Lisa sings "Goodbye city life," Oliver reaches in and grabs her with his right hand. See more »

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Lisa Douglas: Why do you want to irritate your corn?
Oliver Douglas: Irrigate. It means put water on it.
Lisa Douglas: Won't that irritate it?
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In some episodes, the opening credits appear in unusual locations (e.g.: chicken eggs, towels, writing on walls, newspaper headlines). In other episodes, the characters - particularly Lisa - react to the appearance of the credits. See more »

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Green Acres
Sang by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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Classic!
15 January 2004 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, back in the 60's, there were two shows that I never missed. "Lost In Space" was one, and "Green Acres" was the other. Funny that both were on CBS, and I remember that my parents watched CBS's national news, too.

I always loved Mr. Haney, and when Mr. Douglas begins some story about "The American Farmer", and the patriotic music begins playing in the background. On one episode, the other actors begin looking for where the music is coming from. Priceless gag.

I am looking forward to the DVD of this series. I hope that they are cleaned up, as what we see on TV now are fairly faded prints of the show.


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