Green Acres

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  • TV-G
  • 1965
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.2  (6,023)

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.

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Seasons
The Ex-Secretary
26. The Ex-Secretary
April 27, 1971
Oliver searches for an ex-secretary that found a place to fix his watch when it was broken.
Hawaiian Honeymoon
25. Hawaiian Honeymoon
March 16, 1971
Oliver and Lisa have to share a honeymoon suite with another couple after Lisa cons him into taking a fifth honeymoon to Hawaii.
Lisa the Psychologist
24. Lisa the Psychologist
March 9, 1971
Lisa becomes a successful psychologist while she and Oliver take courses at a Pixley college. But it eventually becomes too much for Oliver to handle, and Lisa gives up her practice to just be Oliver's wife.
The Hole in the Porch
23. The Hole in the Porch
March 2, 1971
Oliver and Lisa look after an injured, and annoying, Hank Kimball.
The Carpenter's Ball
22. The Carpenter's Ball
February 23, 1971
When Oliver refuses to take Lisa to Hooterville's annual Carpenter's Ball, everyone's happiness is threatened.
A Girl for Drobny
21. A Girl for Drobny
February 16, 1971
Lisa tries to help her pet duck, Drobny that her uncle sent her, find love.
King Oliver I
20. King Oliver I
February 9, 1971
After the governor announces that Hooterville is bankrupt, and that they plan on raising taxes by 52%, the citizens of Hooterville blow up the bridge and establish their own kingdom with Oliver as their king.
The Spot Remover
19. The Spot Remover
February 2, 1971
Lisa discovers that her uncle's cabbage soup can be transformed into a miracle cleaning solution.
Star Witness
18. Star Witness
January 26, 1971
Arnold is the only witness to a bank robbery in Pixley, and eventually leads the police to capture the crooks.
The Wedding Deal
17. The Wedding Deal
January 19, 1971
Eb gets Oliver and Lisa mixed up in his big wedding deal.
Son of Drobny
16. Son of Drobny
January 12, 1971
The son of a war hero, Drobny, that Lisa has to entertain, turns out to be a wild man.
The Free Paint Job
15. The Free Paint Job
January 5, 1971
Oliver and Lisa have their farmhouse painted for free as advertisement for a local painter.
The Engagement Ring
14. The Engagement Ring
December 29, 1970
So that Eb will be able to marry Darlene, Lisa gives him her engagement ring.
Charlie, Homer and Natasha
13. Charlie, Homer and Natasha
December 22, 1970
After Oliver refuses to take her to an anniversary party in the city, Lisa leads Oliver to believe that he is in a world full of little people.
The Liberation Movement
12. The Liberation Movement
December 15, 1970
Lisa decides that she will take over the male chorus line on the farm after she discovers the Women's Liberation Movement.
The High Cost of Loving
11. The High Cost of Loving
December 8, 1970
Eb enrolls in a correspondent acting class instead of an accounting class by mistake.
Oliver's Double
10. Oliver's Double
December 1, 1970
Oliver has to figure out a way to prove his innocence when he is arrested for a crime he didn't do, robbing a bank, because the real criminal looks and sounds exactly like him.
Enterprising Eb
9. Enterprising Eb
November 24, 1970
Eb transforms Oliver and Lisa's farm into a virtual dump because of a new girlfriend.
Apple-Picking Time
8. Apple-Picking Time
November 17, 1970
Oliver has to pick which one of two crises is more important: Lisa learning how to drive, or harvesting his apple crop.
Eb's Double Trouble
7. Eb's Double Trouble
November 10, 1970
Eb gets himself into a heap of trouble when he attempts to go with two dates to the same dance, without the other knowing.
The Great Mayoralty Campaign
6. The Great Mayoralty Campaign
October 27, 1970
When Oliver and Lisa become candidates for mayor from two different parties, it tears the Douglas family apart.
Oliver Goes Broke
5. Oliver Goes Broke
October 20, 1970
People in Hooterville begin to think that Oliver has gone broke when Lisa begins behaving strangely.
A Royal Love Story
4. A Royal Love Story
October 6, 1970
Lisa adds to the truth while telling Lori of her courtship with Oliver.
Jealousy
3. Jealousy
September 29, 1970
Eb begins to believe that he's being replaced by little Lori when Oliver and Lisa start giving all of their love and attention to her.
The Coming-Out Party
2. The Coming-Out Party
September 22, 1970
So that she can meet all of the other children of Hooterville Valley, Lisa plans a coming-out party for Lori.
The City Kids
1. The City Kids
September 15, 1970
Four children come to stay with Oliver and Lisa on the farm as part of the "Kids for the Country" program.
Lisa Uses The Stapling Machine
Lisa Uses The Stapling Machine

Clip - 1 min 16 sec

The Matchmaking Machine
The Matchmaking Machine

Clip - 1 min 43 sec

Lisa Goes To College
Lisa Goes To College

Clip - 1 min 40 sec

Arnold The Pig
Arnold The Pig

Behind the Scenes - 2 min 14 sec

Green Acres
Green Acres

Trailer - 1 min 4 sec

Description

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.

Green Acres is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (170 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 1965.

Where to Watch Green Acres

Green Acres is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Green Acres on demand at Amazon, Apple TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 15, 1965
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (6,023)