Green Acres (1965) - Comedy, Family

Hohum Score

27

Watchable

A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

IMDB: 7.2
Director:
Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor
Length: 30 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-G
Reviews: 7 out of 53 found boring (13.2%)

One-line Reviews (10)

I think he only made two guest spots on that show, but how fascinating it was to see him in these masterpieces, which were not only serious........

This was light years ahead of the tame (and boring) "Pettycoat Junction.

Strange how that resembles the common condition of most of us today, especially in America: oblivious to the rest of the world, we settle for a reasonable facsimile of our heart's desires, & fail to let the boredom, difficulties, or absurdity of our world get us down.

(And, that was the case here with "Green Acres")Within just 3 episodes - This show's predictable, "one-note-joke" premiss was completely milked bone-dry.

I got several laughs out of it and it was a good source of entertainment on a slow night.

Modern audiences will still find the show's zany situations entertaining.

Then there was the biggest scam artist of them all,the slimy and unpredictable Mr. Haney(played by veteran cowboy sidekick Pat Buttram who was a regular of the Gene Autry movies of the 1940's and 1950's) who was forever pulling a fast one or con scam out of Mr. Douglass who was forever plying his oily wares at unreasonable prices.

They loved this show simply because the it bore some resemblance to the world that they lived in.

(And, that was the case here with "Green Acres")Within just 3 episodes - This show's predictable, "one-note-joke" premiss was completely milked bone-dry.

His slow burns and periodic outbursts at the zany madcap antics surrounding him seem all the funnier because he's so painfully serious all the time.