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)
Alvy Moore ...
 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

Tom Lester, who plays Eb Dawson, was brought up on a farm in Mississippi where he learned to grow and shuck corn, not unlike his character on the show. 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 »

Quotes

Oliver Douglas: But he couldn't be dead.
Fred Ziffel: Oh, yes he could, I personally attended his funeral.
Oliver Douglas: Are you sure?
Fred Ziffel: I don't know what you do in New York, but around here we don't give a man a funeral unless we're pretty sure he needs one.
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After the closing credits, the Filmways logo appears, and Eva Gabor's [off screen] voice is heard (in Lisa Douglas's posh Park Avenue style) saying, "This has been a Filmways presentation, Dahling." See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: Lois Kills Stewie (2007) See more »

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Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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absolutely brilliant
2 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I'll admit it. I must be pretty low-brow because I am a huge sucker for this series. The chemistry and silliness are really hard to beat. When you do watch the series, you'll notice that at the beginning Lisa wasn't stupid at all and the show was a lot more conventional. However, as the show continued, the episodes got sillier and sillier--introducing Arnold the pig, a neighbor kid who went to the moon, the town of Hooterville trying to host the Olympics, etc. The show got a lot of criticism for its dopey humor, but if you watch it you can't help but laugh--and that is what makes a great TV series.

By the way, if you have watched Petticoat Junction, do not assume this spin-off is similar at all. I never particularly liked Petticoat Junction, as it lacked the humor and silliness of Green Acres. Comparing the two is almost like comparing The Andy Griffith Show (great show) with Mayberry RFD (duller than watching paint dry).


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