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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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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 83 episodes, 1965-1971
Arnold the Piggy ...  Arnold Ziffel / ... 70 episodes, 1965-1971
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family

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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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Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(170 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

During the Opening Credits, the theme song was "Shave a hair-cut: Six bits". Eddie Albert sang the first lyrics and Eva Gabor sang the second lyrics, themselves. (Eddie Albert was first & Eva Gabor was second, as they rotated) singing lyrics in the comical song. 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

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. These occurred as Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor', were singing their comical solo lyrics. See more »

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Referenced in The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Acres
Written by Vic Mizzy
Sung by Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor
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One of the Funniest
26 October 1999 | by vox-saneSee all my reviews

Many in my generation (too young to be a boomer and too old to be an "X"er) think this is one of the funniest shows ever. It doesn't have any deeper meanings or ramifications or redeeming social importance. It's funny, and for the sake of being funny. This show proves that humor rises from character. Too often a show gets by on a series of insults, or double entendres, or one-liners. "Green Acres" had characters who were rich and diverse, who might be funny by what they say, or by the fact that they're saying it, or just because they show up at a certain moment. "Hooterville" could, I suppose, be construed as a Kafkaesque construct where even the woman who doesn't want to live there understands what's going on there, and only the man who wants to live there can't comprehend what's going on, or understand what the pig is saying. But why bother with such interpretation? This show is funny, well-written, and performed by fine actors. Shot on a sound-stage, "Green Acres" nevertheless opens out where most shows seem claustrophobic -- there are fields, roads, houses, barns, cows, jeeps, tractors, and all the great outdoors. I'm a country boy myself, and I appreciate that, unlike most shows written by high-handed cityfolk that show country folk as either ignorant bumpkins whose foolishness is the basis of laughs, or makes them more sagely inscrutable than smugly-superior urbanites, "Green Acres" gives the people of Hooterville thier own mindset that is neither better nor worse, just different. And the show itself is different from anything else on television until the arrival of "Newhart" which, for all its humor, nevertheless remained stagey and claustrophobic. "Green Acres" is funny. Enjoy it.


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