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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.

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Jay Sommers
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1971   1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   … See all »
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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 84 episodes, 1965-1971
Arnold the Piggy ...  Arnold Ziffel 73 episodes, 1965-1971
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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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Trivia

Hooterville's newspaper was the "World Guardian". 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

Lisa Douglas: Why do you want to irritate your corn?
Oliver Douglas: Irrigate. It means put water on it.
Lisa Douglas: Won't that irritate it?
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits, the Filmways logo appears, and Eva Gabor's [off screen] voice is heard (in Lisa Douglas' character role in an Engilsh Park Avenue style) saying, "This has been a Filmways presentation, dahling." See more »


Soundtracks

Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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Gee, Mr. Douglas...
28 March 2009 | by BolesroorSee all my reviews

"Green Acres" is a surrealist, subversive sitcom classic... one of TV's greatest comedies. Eddie Albert is Oliver Wendell Douglas, the big-city lawyer who escapes the rat-race with his wife Lisa to live the "simple-life" of a country farmer. The trouble is everyone in the small town of Hooterville is insane.

Tom Lester is Ebb, the twenty-something farmhand who seems almost intentionally obtuse. He insists on calling Oliver & Lisa "Mom & Dad" in spite of the fact that they are not his parents. This infuriates Oliver who frequently reminds the boy that they are not related. Ebb is a gangly innocent, so lanky that he can get a laugh just by standing up straight. His Adam's apple is constantly in the act of escaping his neck, and will one day surely succeed.

Alvy Moore is Hank Kimball. Well, he's not REALLY Hank Kimball- he just plays him on TV. Well, not ON the TV... more like IN the TV box. Well, not really IN the box...

Pat Buttram is Mr. Haney, the king of charlatan salesmen, always ready to sell Oliver a completely unnecessary item at a reasonably outrageous price. He takes a pride in gouging Mr. Douglas that borders on perverse.

Arnold Ziffel is the TV-loving pig with human parents who had a brief career as an actor in Hollywood. Long-story...

And don't forget Eva Gabor as Lisa Douglas, a Hungarian princess who never met a word she couldn't shlaughter...

This show is painfully funny... listen for the fife and drums every time Oliver gives his "American Farmer" speech. Enjoy the brilliant sight gags and the sweet pride that Fred & Doris have for their pig-son. Watch Eddie Albert go six seasons without ever finishing a sentence... the delirious insanity of "Green Acres" paved the way for future TV towns like The Simpsons' Springfield.

If you haven't seen "Green Acres" it is worth seeking out. I suggest watching at least 2-3 episodes at a time... it's funnier that way. But when it starts making sense it's time to take a break.

GRADE: A


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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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(170 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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