Oliver's tax refund check motivates the farmers of Hooterville to request their refunds, too. Not understanding that you have to actually pay taxes first, they write in and state their losses for the...
In just his first day as School Board President, Oliver starts a grammar school protest. The kids are upset that their mascot, Arnold, has been thrown out for popping his teacher with a pea shooter. ...
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.
Sick of the complications of life in Manhattan, successful, wealthy attorney, Oliver Wendell Douglas buys a run down farm from con-man, Eustace Haney, much to his sophisticated Hungarian wife, Lisa's chagrin. When they arrive at the ramshackle place, Oliver and Lisa try to get used to the bizarre town of Hooterville while trying to make the shack home with the help of their humble but slightly slow hired hand, Eb. Ironically, Lisa is the one who makes friends with their cow, Eleanor, their chicken, Alice and Fred Ziffel's television-loving pet pig, Arnold who he treats like a son and seems to be smarter than the citizens in several ways. Written by
Owing to the several occasions on which Oliver Wendell Douglas was compelled to defend the Ziffel's pet pig, Arnold in court, he was chagrined to find that newspapers had taken to referring to him as Oliver Wendell Douglas, the famous pig lawyer. To this, he always pretended to be angry & exclaim or shout harshly to any type of media, "I am not a pig lawyer!" 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 »
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 »
I kinda re-discovered GA after having watched it as a kid. Back then, it seemed funny enough, but I wasn't intelligent enough to appreciate the show's genius for absurd situations and dialogue. Of course it helped tremendously that the cast was perfect, and that the chemistry among the actors was ideal. I watch the re-runs nearly every day and am freshly amazed at the wacky plots and how Oliver (Eddie Albert) always finds himself virtually alone on this distant "planet" of Hooterville. Even the lamer shows are still very funny. Too bad television had to "grow up" and produce "serious" comedies like "All in the Family" and "MASH", two distinctly shallow and smart-alec shows, void of all of Green Acres' charm and endearing insanity.
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