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Green Acres 

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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.


Jay Sommers
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Complete series cast summary:
Eddie Albert ...  Oliver Wendell Douglas / ... 170 episodes, 1965-1971
Eva Gabor ...  Lisa Douglas / ... 170 episodes, 1965-1971
Tom Lester ...  Eb Dawson / ... 150 episodes, 1965-1971
Pat Buttram ...  Mr. Haney / ... 147 episodes, 1965-1971
Frank Cady ...  Sam Drucker / ... 142 episodes, 1965-1971
Alvy Moore ...  Hank Kimball / ... 140 episodes, 1965-1971
Hank Patterson ...  Fred Ziffel 85 episodes, 1965-1971


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 PeggyLeigh McCook

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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)


Comedy | Family


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Did You Know?


There was a running gag in the early seasons of the show where Lisa would threaten to move back to New York whenever she didn't like something that Oliver said or did; she would instantly begin packing. See more »


In establishing shots of the farmhouse, the junk around it disappears and reappears. See more »


[the Douglases are looking for clothes to donate to a rummage sale]
Oliver Douglas: Why don't we give away this one?
Lisa Douglas: No that's the dress I graduated from high school in.
Oliver Douglas: How about this one?
Lisa Douglas: That's the dress I wore the first day of college.
Oliver Douglas: [holding a black, low-cut dress] What about this one?
Lisa Douglas: That's the one I got expelled in.
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Crazy Credits

In some episodes, the opening credits appear in unusual locations (e.g.: chicken eggs, towels, writing on walls, breakfast items, newspaper headlines). In other episodes, the characters - particularly Lisa - react to the appearance of the credits superimposed over them or next to them. See more »


Referenced in Petticoat Junction: Bobbie Jo's Sorority (1965) See more »


Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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15 January 2004 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

When I was a kid, back in the 60's, there were two shows that I never missed. "Lost In Space" was one, and "Green Acres" was the other. Funny that both were on CBS, and I remember that my parents watched CBS's national news, too.

I always loved Mr. Haney, and when Mr. Douglas begins some story about "The American Farmer", and the patriotic music begins playing in the background. On one episode, the other actors begin looking for where the music is coming from. Priceless gag.

I am looking forward to the DVD of this series. I hope that they are cleaned up, as what we see on TV now are fairly faded prints of the show.

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English | Hungarian

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15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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