Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that the only award the show ever won was given to the…pig – Green Acres
About the Show
Summary of Plot
A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.- iMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Eddie Albert – Oliver Wendell Douglas
Eva Gabor – Lisa Douglas
Tom Lester – Eb Dawson
Pat Buttram – Mr Haney
Frank CAdy – Sam Drucker
- Arnold the pig was the only cast member to win an award for a performance in a sitcom. He won the coveted “Patsy” Award in 1967, given to the best performance by an animal.
- Eddie Albert revealed in a January 1966 “TV Guide” article that as part of his deal he was given a 10% interest in the show.
- Hank Patterson, who played Fred Ziffel, was in his late 70’s and almost completely deaf when the show began. However, he was so popular with the cast, the producers and fans that, in order to keep him on the show, when his scenes were shot a dialogue coach would be lying on the floor, out of sight, and tap him on the leg with a yardstick to let him know when to speak his lines.
- This is the first television sitcom in which the theme song soundtrack lyrics were sung by the leading actor and actress of the show
Lisa Cooking Hot Water Soup
Arnold Ziffel Tests his Civil Rights