The perils of "escaping the rat race" and dropping out of society - to start a farm in Surbiton (and to drive Margo nuts).
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 Tom Good (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Barbara Good (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Margo Leadbetter (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
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 Jerry Leadbetter (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
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Tom and Barbara Good's dream is to live completely self-sufficiently. This means, among other things, raising their own vegetables and animals for food. Trouble is, they live in the suburbs. Their very conservative neighbors, the Leadbetters, look on, horrified, at this bold experiment. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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4 April 1975 (UK)  »

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Good Neighbors  »

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Trivia

The part of Margo was first intended for Hannah Gordon. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: I was just telephoning to find out if I can have my car today. Oh, Tuesday.
[Margo grabs the phone from Jerry]
Margo: What do you mean Tuesday?
[to Jerry]
Margo: Be quiet!
[on telephone]
Margo: I don't care if the spare parts come from Mars. Go and collect them. "A bottle-neck in the lube bay." What does that mean in English? Well, say lubrication, then.
Jerry: Margo!
Margo: [to Jerry] Be quiet, Jerry.
[on telephone]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits listed the actors' names but not the corresponding names of the characters that they played. See more »

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The Bandolero
Written by Leslie Stuart
Performed by Peter Dawson
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Stands the test of time
8 March 2005 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show on PBS in the early 80's and loving it. However, I hadn't seen it in nearly 20 years, and wasn't sure how much of my "wonderful" memory was simply nostalgia.

So I was thrilled to discover that my local library has a few episodes on VHS, but it was with a bit of trepidation that I checked them out. Would the show be as good (unintentional pun) as I remembered? I can happily say that yes, this show stands the test of time. True, most of Jerry and Margo's wardrobe is horribly dated, and the typical American wouldn't get a few of the jokes. However, by and large this charming sitcom is still big on laughs, in a very family-friendly way (except for some light innuendo, and the occasional drink, there's virtually nothing to offend here).

Oh, and even wearing a raincoat and wellies, Felicity Kendal is still one of the loveliest ladies I've ever seen.


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