History Series / GreenAcres

3rd Oct '17 2:09:51 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* SleepingSingle: Oliver and Lisa when they first arrive in Green Acres. However, they were only temporarily using Mr. Haney's old cots, and eventually Lisa brought over from New York their lavish double bed.
30th Sep '17 5:21:30 PM FGHIK
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* TheAllegedHouse: The Old Haney Place, which former big city lawyer Oliver Douglas buys so he can become a farmer. A run-down old farmhouse with no inside phone (Oliver has to climb a telephone pole to make a call). Renovations take up much of the show's run and are never fully finished; the master bedroom closet, for example, doubles as a back door.
16th Jul '17 9:41:47 AM nombretomado
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** Oliver and Lisa's stories about how they met are never the same... the only consistency with their stories is that their first meeting took place during WW2.

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** Oliver and Lisa's stories about how they met are never the same... the only consistency with their stories is that their first meeting took place during WW2.[=WW2=].
26th Mar '17 8:49:10 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LoopholeAbuse: In one episode the town revives its economy by building planes for the US military. . . useless antique planes because their contract didn't have a due date so they could still make planes designed for UsefulNotes/WW1. The government gets Oliver back by using the same loophole in his military discharge. All abuses fall through when it turns out that the town isn't competent enough to make even an antique plane.



* LoopholeAbuse: In one episode the town revives its economy by building planes for the US military. . . useless antique planes because their contract didn't have a due date so they could still make planes designed for UsefulNotes/WW1. The government gets Oliver back by using the same loophole in his military discharge. All abuses fall through when it turns out that the town isn't competent enough to make even an antique plane.
26th Mar '17 8:48:16 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LoopingLines: Eddie Albert lost his voice when they were filming the Christmas episode, and because of that, he had to loop ALL of his own dialogue in post-production.
10th Jan '17 3:49:16 AM bombadil211
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* LethalChef: whatever you do, don't try Mrs. Douglas' "hotscakes".
** In one episode, Oliver even used the batter to shape a replacement car part.
** They also make excellent replacement roof shingles.

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* LethalChef: whatever you do, don't try Mrs. Douglas' "hotscakes".
** In
Lisa is a horrendous chef and it's one episode, of the few things that Oliver and the kooky townsfolk agree on.
** She thinks nothing of making tea with a [[KlatchianCoffee teabag and a pot of steaming hot coffee]].
** The smell of her old-fashioned "fruitscake" alone is enough to clear out a room.
** Her "hotscakes" are so tough that you can't
even stick a fork in them and no amount of syrup will soften them up. Oliver once used the batter leftovers as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ae4NDjHr4Y functional head gasket for his truck]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6DBMxYTT4Y Fred Ziffel likes to shape a replacement car part.
** They also make excellent replacement
use her "hotscakes" as roof shingles.shingles]]!
** The only remotely edible dish that Lisa can cook is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGdDqWJcFU "hot water soup"]]. Which is exactly like how it sounds.
23rd Nov '16 1:25:57 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** Also happens to Kate Bradley, due to [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim the death of Bea Benederit.]]

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** Also happens to Kate Bradley, due to [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim the death of Bea Benederit.Benederet.]]


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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Inverted with eager would-be farmer Oliver and classy no-nonsense Lisa.
20th Nov '16 1:28:44 PM MarkLungo
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* Mr. Kimball (Alvy Moore), the county Agricultural Agent in charge of keeping all the local farms in good stead, and victim to short-term memory loss to the point that he forgets what he's talking about in mid-sentence as a matter of course.
* Fred and Doris Ziffels (Hank Patterson and Barbara Pepper/Fran Ryan), friendly neighbors whose pet pig Arnold is treated by everyone as a real person -- specifically, their son. Eventually, Arnold becomes a fairly major character on the show. Everyone can communicate freely with him, except Oliver, who is at a loss as to why these people think they can talk to a pig.

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* Mr. Hank Kimball (Alvy Moore), the county Agricultural Agent in charge of keeping all the local farms in good stead, and victim to short-term memory loss to the point that he forgets what he's talking about in mid-sentence as a matter of course.
* Fred and Doris Ziffels Ziffel (Hank Patterson and Barbara Pepper/Fran Ryan), friendly neighbors whose pet pig Arnold is treated by everyone as a real person -- specifically, their son. Eventually, Arnold becomes a fairly major character on the show. Everyone can communicate freely with him, except Oliver, who is at a loss as to why these people think they can talk to a pig.
17th Nov '16 9:44:43 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Probably justifiable in some way, but in one early episode, Oliver knows that Lisa is up to something when she gives him a glass of milk because he doesn't like milk (she had spiked it to put him to sleep). In a much later episode, a highschooler who has a PrecociousCrush on him, is thrilled to see that he loves milk because she does too.

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** Probably justifiable in some way, but in one early episode, Oliver knows that Lisa is up to something when she gives him a glass of milk because he doesn't like milk (she had spiked it to put him to sleep). In a much later episode, a highschooler high schooler who has a PrecociousCrush on him, is thrilled to see that he loves milk because she does too.
17th Nov '16 9:41:54 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* LoopholeAbuse: In one episode the town revives its economy by building planes for the US military. . . useless antique planes because their contract didn't have a due date so they could still make planes designed for UsefulNotes/WW1. The government gets Oliver back by using the same loophole in his military discharge. All abuses fall through when it turns out that the town isn't competent enough to make even antique plane.

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* LoopholeAbuse: In one episode the town revives its economy by building planes for the US military. . . useless antique planes because their contract didn't have a due date so they could still make planes designed for UsefulNotes/WW1. The government gets Oliver back by using the same loophole in his military discharge. All abuses fall through when it turns out that the town isn't competent enough to make even an antique plane.
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