A New York City attorney and his wife attempt 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 / ... (143 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sam Drucker / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Hank Kimball / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Fred Ziffel (82 episodes, 1965-1971)
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Manhattan lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas, who has dreamed to become a farmer, buys a rundown farm sight unseen from con man Eustice Haney. Upon his return to New York, he drags his protesting socialite wife Lisa and her finery to the rural backwash of the farm outside Hooterville. There, along with their hired hand, they attempt to build the farm into a useful venture to start over. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes acclimated to her surroundings and attempts to bring some form of civility to the backwood neighbors. Farmer Fred Ziffel's pig Arnold watches television and is in many ways smarter than the locals. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Poor Eddie Albert hasn't made a farmer's wife out of Eva Gabor yet. But he keeps trying. And trying. And trying. (season 6)

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Trivia

This is the first television sitcom in which the theme song soundtrack lyrics were sung by the leading actor & actress of the show, (beating The Monkees (1966), by just one season). The background musical melody soundtrack was "Shave and a Hair-cut: Six Bits". The first lyrics were sang by Eddie Albert sang the first lyric & Eva Gabor sang the second lyric. No consecutive lyrics were sang by either. They shared them: a 50% 50% split. See more »

Goofs

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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TV Kiddie Show Host: Sure, I remember that kid, he had on the most realistic looking pig costume I've ever seen. He won first prize!
Oliver Douglas: No, you don't understand, Arnold is a REAL PIG!
TV Kiddie Show Host: I'll say he is! We had five gallons of ice cream for those kids, and he ate every bit of it himself!
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Crazy Credits

As each Opening Credits concludes & just after the comical duo of Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor concluded their comical song, singing solo lines, there is one more "Shave and a Hair Cut: Six Bits" musical. As the musical concludes, (approximately five to ten seconds) Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor stand still as the melody plays. As "Six Bits" melody occurs they act like a living drawing of Grant Wood's "American Gothic" drawing. As "six bits" melody occurs, Eddie Albert quickly taps the ground twice, completing the Opening Credits. See more »

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Referenced in Petticoat Junction: Uncle Joe Plays Post Office (1965) See more »

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Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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"Oli-va!"
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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