Green Acres (1965–1971)

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A New York attorney and his wife try to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

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 Oliver Wendell Douglas / ... (170 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Lisa Douglas / ... (170 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Eb Dawson / ... (150 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Mr. Haney / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sam Drucker / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
Alvy Moore ...
 Hank Kimball / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1971)
Hank Patterson ...
 Fred Ziffel (82 episodes, 1965-1971)
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Storyline

Manhattan lawyer Douglas drags his protesting socialite wife and her finery to the rural backwash of a rundown farm outside Hooterville. They attempt to get the farm fixed up. Farmer Fred Ziffel's pig Arnold watches TV and is in many ways smarter than the Hootervillians. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Trivia

Although the names of the towns in this show are assumed to be made up, there is an area of southern Tulare County, California - a rural community about 175 miles north of Los Angeles - that has several towns whose names are suspiciously similar to those in this series: Porterville ("Hooterville"), Dutch Corners ("Crabwell Corners") and, in fact, there actually is a town in the vicinity called Pixley. 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: Could you keep it a secret from my husband? You see, I want to surprise him.
Ralph Monroe: My lips are sealed.
Hank Kimball: Now if we could only keep them that way.
Ralph Monroe: If you weren't so sexy, I'd beat your brains out!
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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. See more »

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Green Acres
Sang by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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Worthy of a reappraisal
14 August 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This programme was traditionally thought of as just another of the cornpone country comedies that CBS used to be noted for, like "Petticoat Junction" or "The Beverly Hillbillies". But with its button-down straight man, Eddie Albert, surrounded by a wild assortment of extraordinary oddballs, "Green Acres" looks both backwards to the screwball comedies of the '30s and ahead to the Bob Newhart series of shows which followed a similar premise.

I am a fan of the British absurdist tradition, as exemplified both by university humour, like "Monty Python" and "Fawlty Towers", with its basis in the antics of the Goons (and Alfred Jarry), and by John Lennon's disassociated imagery, with its basis, probably, in Edward Lear (and Hilaire Belloc), but I personally happen to believe that this particular show belongs to a distinct comedy continuum, one that's entirely American. But I do agree completely that where these two styles are concerned, fans of one are bound to appreciate the other.


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