Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that from 1965 to 1971 Green Acres was what everyone watched. For six seasons, fans religiously watched an ordinary couple trade a fast-paced city life for a, uhh, “simple” country lifestyle. Come along with us as we look at 15 facts you didn’t know about the Hooterville life behind-the-scenes.
Based on a Radio Program
Green Acres was actually inspired by an old radio show, “Granby’s Green Acres”. And yes, the radio show did follow a story-line of a banker who became a farmer but his experiences with growing crops were no smooth feat. While the show was on the air for only seven weeks in 1950, it opened the door for Jay Sommers to produce a similar show a decade later.