- 6 Seasons
Green Acres is a comedy about a married couple who move from the bright lights of New York to the farming town of Hooterville. The husband, Oliver Douglas, decides to give up his successful and hectic law practice to lead a more relaxed life on the farm. He has always dreamed of having a farm where he can work the land with his own two hands. Oliver's down to earth, practical personality is offset by the personality of his somewhat ditzy wife, Lisa. Lisa's heart is in the life she had in New York and she longs to return to her beautiful townhouse. The character of Lisa is whimsical and charming, which makes her well liked by the residents of Hooterville. Oliver, on the other hand has no patience for their slow ways and often becomes frustrated when dealing with the residents of this town. The residents themselves add a lot of spice to the humorous mix by bringing a wide assortment of different personalities to the show. Mr. Ziffel for instance, has a pig named Arnold, who he treats as a son. The construction team of Alf and Ralph Monroe are an unlikely brother and sister pair who never seem to complete any projects they work on. A county representative for the agricultural department is found in the character of Hank Kimbell who seems to lose his track of thought when discussing agricultural matters with Oliver. The show also has an unscrupulous character in the form of Mr. Haney. Mr. Haney will try to sell anything to anyone for an outrageous price. He sold Oliver the farm house, which is constantly breaking down and has not incoming telephone line. In order to answer the phone, Oliver and Lisa need to climb to the top of a nearby telephone pole to which their phone is attached. Other comical characters in the town of Hooterville include a couple of slow moving train engineers and a dry goods store owner. Oliver and Lisa also acquire a not so handy man named Eb, when they purchase the farm.