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.

Director:

Ralph Levy

Writers:

Jay Sommers (created by), Jay Sommers
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Eddie Albert ... Oliver Wendell Douglas / Oliver's father
Eva Gabor ... Lisa Douglas
John Daly ... Himself / Guest Narrator
Eleanor Audley ... Mother Eunice Douglas
Willis Bouchey ... Mr. Felton
Jackie Jones Jackie Jones ... Young Oliver (as Jackie J. Jones)
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot
Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker
Hank Patterson ... Fred Ziffel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arnold the Piggy ... Arnold Ziffel
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Green Acres is a 160 acre farm. See more »

Goofs

While driving to the farmhouse in their convertible, the head-on camera angle clearly shows a rear view mirror mounted on the center of the front windshield. As they drive in the next shot angled about 45 degrees from the front side, the convertible no longer has a rear view mirror on the windshield. However, when the Douglas couple arrives at the farmhouse in the next shot and the camera returns to straight-on angle shots from both the front and then the back of the car, the rear view mirror appears again on the front windshield. 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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Connections

Edited into Green Acres: The Man for the Job (1967) See more »

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An Uneven Debut
20 September 2011 | by Chris-195See 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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