Green Acres was the only show axed by CBS’ the Great Rural Purge at the right time. The series had lasted six seasons and had fully explored the concept of a city lawyer wanting to be a part of a farming community. The citizens of Hooterville had a great run and thankfully didn’t have that painfully bad final year that you watch out of obligation. All six seasons are fish out of water and local color fun. Now all 170 episodes of the original run are coming to DVD as part of Green Acres: The Complete Series. The bonus features include six episodes of Granby’s Green Acres, the radio show that inspired the series. Gale Gordon (Here’s Lucy and Bea Benaderet (The Flintstones) were the original couple on the farm. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with all the details:
GREEN ACRES: THE COMPLETE SERIES
COMES TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
ON OCTOBER 17, 2017 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Los Angeles, CA – Green Acres is the place to be! Green Acres: The Complete Series comes to DVD in a 24-disc set from Shout! Factory for the first time on October 17, 2017. Revisit your favorite friends from Hooterville in 170 episodes of farm-to-table homespun hilarity together on DVD for the first time!
Oliver Douglas (Academy Award® nominee* Eddie Albert) is a well-read lawyer who has had enough of the hustle and bustle of New York, so he pulls up stakes to settle down in a more pastoral setting … much to the dismay of his glamorous wife Lisa (Eva Gabor, The Rescuers), who’s more accustomed to life in The Big Apple than on a small farm.
Having said “goodbye, city life”, the Douglases must contend with their new surroundings – a bucolic world of slapstick silliness…and don’t get us started on one of television’s most recognizable theme songs!
A popular TV favorite throughout its six-season run from 1965 to 1971, Green Acres brings a comical touch of class to America’s favorite country comedy. Join transplanted New Yorkers, Oliver Wendell Douglas and his Park Avenue wife Lisa as they make a life-changing excursion to rural Hooterville, where they encounter the wackiest collection of neighbors this side of Arnold the Pig!
· Pilot Episode Commentary by Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
· Green Acres Is The Place To Be – Featurette with The Hooterville Handbook Author Stephen Cox
· Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert on The Merv Griffin Show (1966)
· Original Granby’s Green Acres Radio Show:
– Granby Quits His Job (Pilot)
– Granby Plants a Crop
– Granby Discovers Electricity
– Granby Bites the Love Bug
– Granby Lays an Egg
– Granby Breaks Down
· Photo Gallery
· Inside the Box: The TV History Podcast: “The Rural Purge” – as an alternate audio track/commentary to the last episode of the series
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