Bring Green Acres Home!

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 Green Acres - Complete Seasons 1 - 3

 Green Acres - The Complete First Season

 Green Acres - The Complete Second Season

 Green Acres: The Complete Third Season

 Green Acres: Farm Favorites

 The Hooterville Handbook: A Viewer's Guide To Green Acres


Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 15, 1965

Last Telecast: September 7, 1971

Broadcast History:

September 1965 - September 1968, Wednesday 9:00-9:30 on CBS

September 1968 - September 1969, Wednesday 9:30-10:00 on CBS

September 1969 - September 1970, Saturday 9:00-9:30 on CBS

September 1970 - September 1971, Tuesday 8:00-8:30 on CBS


Oliver Wendell Douglas..... Eddie Albert

Lisa Douglas..... Eva Gabor

Mr. Haney..... Pat Buttram

Eb Dawson..... Tom Lester

Hank Kimball..... Alvy Moore

Fred Ziffel..... Hank Patterson

Doris Ziffel (1965-1969)..... Barbara Pepper

Doris Ziffel (1969-1970)..... Fran Ryan

Sam Drucker..... Frank Cady

Newt Kiley (1965-1970)..... Kay E. Kuter

Alf Monroe (1966-1969)..... Sid Melton

Ralph Monroe (1966-1971)..... Mary Grace Canfield

Darlene Wheeler (1970-1971)..... Judy McConnell


One of the most successful of CBS' rural situation comedies of the 1960's, Green Acres was closely intertwined with Petticoat Junction, another show produced by the same people. Oliver Wendell Douglas was a highly successful Manhattan lawyer who, despite his good life in New York City, longed to get closer to nature. Ignoring the objections of his socialite wife, Lisa, Oliver bought a 160-acre farm, sight unseen, from Mr. Haney. The farm was located outside the town of Hooterville (the setting for Petticoat Junction). It was in terrible shape. It had not been worked in years, and the house was run-down, unfurnished, and in desperate need of major repairs.

Lisa wanted to turn right around and go back to their Park Avenue penthouse, but Oliver persisted in his determination to give it a chance. They found a shy, gawky handyman named Eb Dawson to help them get the place back into shape, and utilized the services of the Monroes, a sister-and-brother carpenter team, to rebuild the house and barn. Lisa never quite adjusted to the rural life. She kept applying the standards of sophisticated socialites to the ingenuous populace of Hooterville. Even her wardrobe, long flowing gowns and lots of jewelry, seemed out of place on Oliver's Green Acres. She did, however, grow quite fond of the animals they owned, giving names to all the chickens, cows, etc... on the farm. During the second season, a pig, though not theirs, became a featured member of the cast. One of the Douglases' neighbors, pig farmer Fred Ziffel, had a pet pig named Arnold who watched television, could do various tricks on cue, and was so intelligent that Fred treated him like a son.

Until Petticoat Junction left the air in the fall of 1970, there was always a certain amount of interplay between it and Green Acres, with characters from one series making guest appearances on the other. Green Acres itself, though still successful, was canceled in 1971 as part of CBS' general purging of rural comedies from its schedule.