A New York City attorney and his wife attempt 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 / ... (143 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Sam Drucker / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
Alvy Moore ...
 Hank Kimball / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1971)
 Fred Ziffel (82 episodes, 1965-1971)


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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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Two comical series, Green Acres (1965) & "Hogan's Heroes" (1965)_, differ two days of debuting weekly on TV. "Green Acres (1965)_ debuted on Wednesday, September 15th, 1965 & Hogan's Heroes (1965) debuted on Friday, September 17th, 1965. 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

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 »


Referenced in Petticoat Junction: Hooterville Valley Project (1966) See more »


Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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Only gets better with time
19 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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