Airing from 1965 to 1971, Green Acres is unquestionably one of America’s most classic and ultimately timeless sitcoms.
Based on a popular 1950’s radio series, Green Acres became an overnight favorite for millions of Americans, as the show followed the trials and tribulations of Oliver Wendell Douglas and his glamorous Hungarian wife Lisa, as they left life in Manhattan behind in favor of a much more simple life in the country.
Having departed her own very comfortable life in New York altogether unwillingly, Green Acres focused for the most part on Oliver’s wife Lisa, as she struggled to support her husband’s dream of a small town country existence. However, as Green Acres became ever more highly rated, the show explored much more absurdist and surreal parody’s of American country life.
Slapstick humor-laden from the outset, Green Acres was an instant family favorite and can still hold its own today against many contemporary comedy offerings.
Nominated for several Emmy Awards, Green Acres has proved itself as a timeless classic through both the shows appeal to more contemporary audiences, and a significant number of revival and movie follow-ups. The most popular of these was a 1990’s catch up with Lisa and Oliver, which found the pair having finally moved back to Manhattan, only to be lured back to the country by their co-stars the Hootervillians.
Now available to own in the series entirety on DVD, you too can catch up with the Douglas family as they attempt to achieve small town happiness far away from the perils of the big city. Encompassing 170 uncut episodes, the hilarity starts from the get-go and simply doesn’t end until the show's final farewell. This being the case, make sure not to miss out and get your hands on this timeless classic today.