Lisa wants to surprise Oliver with a new tractor for his birthday. To keep it out of sight, she has it delivered to the Ziffels' farm. The old couple mistakes it for a gift from Mrs. Douglas, leading...
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
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 »
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 »
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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