Green Acres 6 Seasons 1965

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Season 1
(215) IMDb 7.4/10

1. Oliver Buys a Farm TV-NR CC

Oliver Wendell Holmes, a big city lawyer who longs for a farm of his own, takes the big step and buys a spread near Hooterville. Eddie Albert stars as the attorney with the hankering for the soil, Eva Gabor plays his wife, Lisa, whose response to the news of his farm purchase is decidedly explosive.

Starring:
Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
September 15, 1965

Oliver Buys a Farm

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy, Kids & Family
Starring Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor
Supporting actors Tom Lester, Pat Buttram, Frank Cady, Alvy Moore, Hank Patterson, Arnold the Piggy, Mary Grace Canfield, Sid Melton, Barbara Pepper, Kay E. Kuter, Edgar Buchanan, Robert Foulk, Eleanor Audley, Rufe Davis, Dave Willock, Phil Gordon, Smiley Burnette, Hal Smith
Season year 1966
Network MGM
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Customer Reviews

The sound and video quality was great.
J. Gwinn
It is a show you can watch with yoru kids and family members of all ages.
D. Williams
Green Acres is one of my favorite classic tv shows.
timothy p doyle

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97 of 97 people found the following review helpful By R. Weisenbacher on January 25, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Well... I've been waiting for this First Season DVD set ever since I ordered the Columbia House video releases of Green Acres (late 1999-2001). Columbia House chose to release the "best" of Green Acres in no particular order, which was disconcerting to a fan. BUT, this new DVD set is released in broadcast order! It's great to see the development of the characters and it's quite satisfying to see that by the 14th episode ("What Happened in Scranton") all the characters have found their niche.
Some of the episodes have a few film scratches, but they are really minor. The sound is brilliant (no scratches there!) and the color VERY vibrant! I remember watching Green Acres re-runs as a kid, and didn't realize that the hay shoveled by Eddie Albert in the beginning credits was a green color.
Another reviewer mentioned the chemistry between Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor and I must also mention it. Interestingly, upon seeing the two actors names, one would think that Albert and Gabor would have nothing in common and be a disaster, but... something "clicks" between them just right. As the episodes move along, one can see that Eddie and Eva clearly TOTALLY ENJOYED each other and played off each other wonderfully. In fact, watch closely at the conclusion of one of the episodes (I kick myself for not remembering which one), where Eddie and Eva are in bed and Eddie goes to turn off the light (and theoretically conclude the episode). Eva leans over and TICKLES Eddie and he knocks the lamp off the table and he and Eva both laugh in an "out of character" way, all while the scene fades out and the end credits role. You can just see that they had FUN while making these episodes.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By e1x56u$*w# on December 7, 2004
Format: DVD
Although I grew up on this show I think this is probably the first time I have seen the episodes in proper order, and doing so I found them even more enjoyable than ever.

I was surprised to find that during the first 22 episodes the story actually develops in something of a logical progression, and while each episode is a self-contained story, the ridiculousness just continues to build from week to week as certain developments in one story are then further expanded upon in subsequent episodes.

The cast is fabulous and I especially love the cute hired hand Eb and shameless con man Mr. Haney. And although I recalled Eva Gabor as something of an airhead, viewing this show again as an adult I realize just how talented of a comedienne she truly was.

One of the things I really love about the show is the warm and loving relationship shown between main characters Oliver and Lisa. No matter how much at odds they may be during an episode, in the end it is their love for each other that makes everything alright and keeps them together in the face of every outlandish adversity that "Hootsersville" can throw at them.

And after having been bombarded with it throughout the subsequent decades of comedy, it now seems almost unbelievable that a show could be as funny as this and not have had to resort to a single joke about sex for the year's entire 32 episodes. I doubt that today's so-called comedy writers could manage that feat for more than about 2 minutes!

The first 22 episodes detailing the couple's first 6 months on the farm are very, very solid and gut-bustingly funny. Definitely classic comedy! I think that they must have all been plotted out before the series went into production and show a wonderful cohesion.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2004
Format: DVD
I won't attempt to describe the content of the Green Acres TV series except to say it is like a very strange comic book filled with parodies and satire.
I first heard about this DVD in October and I counted down the days until it was available from Amazon. I was expecting a product only slightly better than VHS quality, but I was pleasantly surprized. The video and audio qualities are quite good.
This comes as 2 disks in a moderately deluxe case. There are indeed 32 episodes including the pilot episode. I am sure I have never seen the pilot and despite what it says on the packaging, I have doubts it was ever broadcast. I know I wouldn't have bought the series based on it. However by Episode 3, the familar format is established.
In order to fit all the content on just 2 disks, the disks are double-sided, double-layered and this might be the cause of some problems with some DVD players. As other reviewers have mentioned, the selection menu requires you to select and view each episode separately. On my cheap DVD player I could only select the first episode on each side. However, there was no problem selecting all the content when I viewed the disks on my computer DVD drive.
I think this DVD set is bargain when compared with the pricing of newer TV series DVDs and I would like to see more of this content available.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Yarby on January 19, 2004
Format: DVD
First, I must say I am biased, as I have always considered "Green Acres" to be one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time. The surreal sequences make it unlike any other "rural" show, and it is funny yet today.
But, alas....the transfers on these DVD's leave something to be desired. The primary fault is during the opening sequence....the classic theme song. The opening sequence is spattered with scratches and dirt. It also appears they used the same source for the opening for all of the shows, as the dirt and scratches are amazingly alike on every episode. Given the classic status of this opening sequence, I am surprised they didn't put more effort into making it spotless.
I am not through every episode yet, but the majority of the episodes have average at best transfers....not as dirty as the opening, but not spotless either.
Of course, given that this is the one and only time these episodes will probably ever appear on DVD...snatch them up if you want them. Just be forwarned....it's not perfect.
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