Oliver's tax refund check motivates the farmers of Hooterville to request their refunds, too. Not understanding that you have to actually pay taxes first, they write in and state their losses for the...
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur! But this gets Wilbur in all kinds of trouble because Mister Ed won't talk to anyone ... See full summary »
Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.
Manhattan lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas, who has dreamed to become a farmer, buys a rundown farm sight unseen from con man Eustice Haney. Upon his return to New York, he drags his protesting socialite wife Lisa and her finery to the rural backwash of the farm outside Hooterville. There, along with their hired hand, they attempt to build the farm into a useful venture to start over. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes acclimated to her surroundings and attempts to bring some form of civility to the backwood neighbors. Farmer Fred Ziffel's pig Arnold watches television and is in many ways smarter than the locals. Written by
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Eddie Albert revealed in a January 1966 "TV Guide" article that as part of his deal he was given a 10% interest in the show. He also mentions that he was offered the part after Don Ameche turned it down, and that Marsha Hunt and Janet Blair had screen-tested with him before Paul Henning had the idea to cast Eva Gabor (over CBS' objections that no one would understand her because of her accent). See more »
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 »
Oliver Wendell Douglass:
[after watching a "conversation" between Lisa and an oinking Arnold]
How can you carry on a conversation with him? I can't understand a thing he's saying!
That's because you don't LISTEN!
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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. See more »
I kinda re-discovered GA after having watched it as a kid. Back then, it seemed funny enough, but I wasn't intelligent enough to appreciate the show's genius for absurd situations and dialogue. Of course it helped tremendously that the cast was perfect, and that the chemistry among the actors was ideal. I watch the re-runs nearly every day and am freshly amazed at the wacky plots and how Oliver (Eddie Albert) always finds himself virtually alone on this distant "planet" of Hooterville. Even the lamer shows are still very funny. Too bad television had to "grow up" and produce "serious" comedies like "All in the Family" and "MASH", two distinctly shallow and smart-alec shows, void of all of Green Acres' charm and endearing insanity.
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