Oliver Wendell Douglas and wife Lisa move from a penthouse in Manhattan to a run-down shack to become farmers. Lisa is not used to running a household and can only cook rubbery hotcakes. Mr. Haney who sold them their new home is a con man. Their neighbors the Ziffle's have a "son" called Arnold who loves to watch TV and is a pig! Their handyman Eb lives in the barn and calls them mom and dad.
Last Episode06x26 The Ex-Secretary Aired: Apr. 27, 1971
Oliver searches for an ex-secretary that found a place to fix his watch when it was broken.
Green Acres: Season 2, Episode #1 - Wings Over Hooterville
The dreaded 'Bing Bug' invades Hooterville's corn crop.
Green Acres: Season 2, Episode #2 - Water, Water Everywhere
Mr. Haney has a new well dug on his farm, and it drains off all the water from Oliver and Lisa's farm.
Series Fun Facts
- Pat Buttram based his portrayal of Mr. Haney on Tom Parker (XI) - aka "Col. Tom Parker", Elvis Presley's manager - whom he met years earlier when Parker was a carnival barker.
- Jay Sommers adapted "Green Acres" from his radio show, "Granby's Green Acres", which was on the air around 1950.
- Creator Jay Sommers wrote extensively for Petticoat Junction in its second season (1964-65), and these un-syndicated shows feature the first appearances of Doris (then "Ruthie"), Fred, Newt…
[show]Creator Jay Sommers wrote extensively for Petticoat Junction in its second season (1964-65), and these un-syndicated shows feature the first appearances of Doris (then "Ruthie"), Fred, Newt and even Arnold the Pig the year before Acres went on the air.