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Douglas Farm - Dilapidated farm located four miles outside the town of Hooterville on the sitcom GREEN ACRES/CBS/1965-71.

The Douglas Farm House - GREEN ACRES

The Douglas farm was owned by Oliver Wendell Douglas, a New York lawyer who left the big city to fulfill his dream of being a farmer. Oliver purchased the farm sight unseen and discovered to his dismay a farm filled with clutter, broken boards, fallow fields, and a telephone mounted on top of the telephone pole. But despite the drawbacks, Oliver decided to stick it out and make the farm a success. To help him run the operation, Oliver hired local yokel Eb Dawson (Tom Lester) as a handyman. Oliver hired local carpenters Alf (Sid Melton) and Ralph (Mary Grace Canfield) to fix up their dilapidated far house.

Oliver's wife, Lisa (Eve Gabor) was not that optimistic about the move to the country. She would have rather stayed in the Big Apple and enjoyed a "penthouse view."

To plow the fields Oliver purchased a Hoyt-Clagwell tractor from Mr. Haney. Whenever the Douglas's' needed supplies they purchased items from storekeeper Sam Drucker (Frank Cady) or Mr. Haney (Pat Buttram), a fast-talking local business who originally brokered the Douglas farm sale.

Local neighbors included pig farmer Fred Ziffel (Hank Patterson), his wife, Doris (Barbara Pepper), and their talented pig pet, Arnold Ziffel (the smartest pig in the county). When Oliver needed farming advice, he consulted with the scatterbrained local agricultural agent, Hank Kimball (Alvy Moore).

TOP ROW - Hank Kimball, Eb Dawson, Mr. Haney / BOTTOM ROW - Lisa Douglas, Oliver Douglas, Oliver's Mother, Eunice
[Top Row] Hank Kimball, Eb Dawson & Mr. Haney,
[Bottom Row] Lisa & Oliver Douglas & Oliver's mother

The Douglas farm was revisited on the CBS TV-movie sequel Return to Green Acres (1990).


Theme Song Lyrics

Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin' is the life for me.
Land spreadin' out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.

New York is where I'd rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Darling I love you but give me Park Avenue.

...The chores.
...The stores.
...Fresh air.
...Times Square.

You are my wife.
Good bye, city life.
Green Acres we are there.

Oliver, Lisa and Arnold Ziffel the Pig - GREEN ACRES
Oliver, Lisa and Arnold

The Roof of the Douglas Barn - GREEN ACRES
Roof of the Douglas barn near Hooterville, USA

Carpenters Ralph and Alf Monroe - GREEN ACRES
Carpenters Ralph and Alf hired to fix the Douglas House


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