Green Acres (1965–1971)
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Oliver Buys a Farm 

Oliver Douglas quits his job as a lawyer & moves from Park Avenue to Hooterville. He wants to get away from the rat race of the city. His beautiful wife Lisa doesn't exactly love the idea.

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Oliver Wendell Douglas / Oliver's father
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John Daly ...
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Mr. Felton
Jackie Jones ...
Young Oliver (as Jackie J. Jones)
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Oliver Douglas quits his job as a lawyer & moves from Park Avenue to Hooterville. He wants to get away from the rat race of the city. His beautiful wife Lisa doesn't exactly love the idea.

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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Abrams was the show's first associate producer in 1965, and created amongst other ideas, the aerial shot for GREEN ACRES show name on the barn roof. Gary had to leave the show early due to health issues, and was replaced by Guy Scarpitta. See more »

Goofs

At the end the Douglas's pull up to their new farm, car in view of their house, then the next same shot there is no car. See more »

Quotes

Mother: [to Lisa] I told you not to marry him, I warned you.
Oliver Wendell Douglas: Look, who's side are you on, anyway?
Mother: Hers!
Oliver Wendell Douglas: But you're *my* mother!
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Edited into Green Acres: The Man for the Job (1967) See more »

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An Uneven Debut
20 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not bad, but the first episode of Green Acres doesn't give much of an indication of how eccentric the show will eventually be. The episode is narrated by a newscaster as if the audience is viewing a documentary about Oliver Douglas buying a farm in Hooterville and convincing his wife to move with him. Like a handful of other early episodes, too much time is spent in the city and not enough in Hooterville. The citizens of Hooterville still feel more like guest stars from "Petticoat Junction" than actual cast members, and that will continue to be the norm until about halfway through the first season.

Overall, not the best introduction to the series. Like a lot of pilots, it feels a little like it was shot separate from the rest of the series, so at times it almost feels like another show.


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