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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Complete series cast summary:
 Oliver Wendell Douglas / ... (170 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Lisa Douglas / ... (170 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Eb Dawson / ... (150 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Mr. Haney / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Sam Drucker / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Hank Kimball / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Fred Ziffel (82 episodes, 1965-1971)


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 <>

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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Country Cousins  »

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A running gag in the show was Lisa's silly antics and her Hungarian accent causing her mispronunciation and making various words humerous such as "Hootersville" (instead of Hooterville) and "Electrisicals" (electricity). Interestingly, in the first half of the first season, Lisa was far more intelligent and her pronunciation of Hooterville and Electricity were perfect and she is written as a far more practical and serious woman. One popular theory is that Lisa adapted to Hooterville to become as goofy and unusual as the rest of the town while in New York she had adapted herself to be practical, clear and sophisticated to be accepted into high society (which she no longer needed to be in Hooterville). The truth to the mispronunciation gags not showing up until later in the series is that the producers were unsure if Gabor's accent would be too thick to be understood by American audiences and they weren't written in until the audience responded well to the character. See more »


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 »


Eustace Charleton Haney: [as he and Mr. Ziffel are going into Oliver's house] Make sure you wipe yer feet.
Fred Ziffel: You don't ever wipe YOUR feet!
Eustace Charleton Haney: That's 'cause I don't own a pig farm.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, the Filmways logo appears, and Eva Gabor's voice is heard (in Lisa Douglas's posh Park Avenue style) saying, "This has been a Filmways presentation, Darling." See more »


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Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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15 November 2006 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

Watching this as a child during the late 1960's I didn't like this show. I didn't find it funny because it frustrated me! With all of the locals frustrating Mr. Douglas endlessly, they frustrated me too. Stumbling upon the show years later, the frustration was gone and I could finally enjoy the humor of it all. This was light years ahead of the tame (and boring) "Pettycoat Junction." This was life with "The Three Stooges." I always loved the on-going home improvement projects with the closet doors opening to the outside, the telephone poll phone, the over-blown big chic New York City furniture stuffed into a little farmhouse, Lisa's pink appliances, her cooking, Arnold the pig and many more. When they say they don't make 'em like they used to, they don't, and that's a darn shame.

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