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Green Acres 

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:
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 / ... 144 episodes, 1965-1971
Frank Cady ...  Sam Drucker / ... 142 episodes, 1965-1971
Alvy Moore ...  Hank Kimball / ... 140 episodes, 1965-1971
Hank Patterson ...  Fred Ziffel 83 episodes, 1965-1971
Arnold the Piggy ...  Arnold Ziffel / ... 70 episodes, 1965-1971
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Storyline

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)

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Country Cousins See more »

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Filmways Television See more »
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Runtime:

(170 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Oliver Wendell Douglas almost always wore business attire with a tie & vest, even when working out in the field. 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

Sam Drucker: How 'bout a dehydrated chicken?
Oliver Douglas: A dehydrated chicken?
Sam Drucker: Yeah. Just add water and bones, and let it sit for a couple hours, and you might have your own reconstituted chicken.
Oliver Douglas: That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.
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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. These occurred as Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor', were singing their comical solo lyrics. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Pompatus of Love (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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Surrealism hits the TV sitcom
28 September 2006 | by srlucadoSee all my reviews

I always thought that if Salvador Dali wanted to do a TV sitcom, he'd come up with something like "Green Acres".

This show was a lot of fun, and thank God it never took itself seriously. It was also one of the first to really break the "fourth wall", making self-referential remarks, such as the characters pointing to the credits as they rolled, or having the characters refer to background music being played--I don't think any sitcom had ever done that before! Anyway, Eddie Albert did a great job as perennial straight man to the lunacy around him, with everyone else in on the strangeness. I watched this show as a kid and never really appreciated Oliver's predicament, but now, as a middle-aged man, I know exactly how he feels.

Forty years after its heyday, the show holds up very well. Give it a look.


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