Can you pass the great, big Green Acres quiz?

Gree-e-e-e-n Acres is the place for me…

The charmingly quirky Green Acres remains one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 1960s. While on the surface it was a simple tale of city folk moving to a farm, the sitcom was ahead of its time. Green Acres broke the fourth wall, had its characters acknowledge that they were living in a sitcom, and experimented with other postmodern techniques. 

But when it comes down to it, it was just darn funny. Regardless of all that academic stuff.

No wonder the series aired for six popular seasons. You can probably sing the theme song. Let's see how well you know some trivia about Green Acres.

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  1. What is the full name of the scene-stealing pig on 'Green Acres'?
  2. 'Green Acres,' like its sister show 'Petticoat Junction,' takes place around which fictional town?
  3. Eddie Albert's character name "Oliver Wendell Douglas" was a mash-up of Oliver Wendell Holmes and William Orville Douglas, who were two Americans famous for being what?
  4. 'Green Acres' was based on 1950's 'Granby's Green Acres.' What was 'Granby's Green Acres?'
  5. Oliver and Lisa move to the countryside from which big city?
  6. Lisa Douglas (and actress Eva Gabor) were of what nationality?
  7. In the opening credits, Lisa and Oliver pose with a pitchfork in an homage to what iconic American painting by Grant Wood?
  8. How did Oliver meet Lisa?
  9. What was unique about the first episode of 'Green Acres'?
  10. Vic Mizzy composed the theme song to 'Green Acres.' What other unforgettable TV theme song did he write?
  11. Who sang the theme song to 'Green Acres?'
  12. What did Oliver do for a living in the big city before moving to the farm?
  13. 'Green Acres' costars Eva Gabor and Pat Buttram (Mr. Haney) voiced the characters Duchess and Napoleon in this Disney classic.
  14. Lisa is a notoriously bad cook. Oliver uses this "specialty" of Lisa's to fix gaskets on his truck, reshingle the roof and mortar a fireplace.
  15. This character played by Frank Cady is the only person to be a regular on both 'Petticoat Junction' and 'Green Acres.'
  16. How did Oliver serve during World War II?
  17. Which of the following titles was NOT an early proposed title for 'Green Acres.'
  18. The earlier mentioned 'Granby's Green Acres' starred this 'Petticoat Junction' actress in the role of the wife.
  19. Arnold the pig falls in love with Cynthia. What kind of animal is Cynthia?
  20. Arnold the pig wins first prize in an art contest with an abstract painting titled…?
  21. Legendary Hollywood animal trainer Frank Inn also trained this dog who played Benji — and appeared on 'Petticoat Junction.'
  22. A reunion film, 'Return to Green Acres,' aired on TV in what year?
  23. This network newsman and host of 'What's My Line?' appeared the narrator in the first episode.
  24. Exactly how big was the Douglas farm?
  25. The final episode of the series was a backdoor pilot episode for a spin-off based on which character?

Can you pass the great, big Green Acres quiz?

Your Result...

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Moverfan 25 months ago
Just #12, did anybody else kind of expect the answers to be doctor, lawyer and Indian chief? (Thank you, MeTV, for getting that rhyme stuck in my head...)
Douglas 28 months ago
21/25! missed numbers 9,17,20, and 24.
cartga01 34 months ago
23/25. Not bad for the second go.
DerekBird 36 months ago
You got 21 out of 25
Marvelous. Simply marvelous!

I missed #8, 9, 19, 20.
PaulHughes 38 months ago
Russell Bridges- a.k.a. LEON RUSSELL played the xylophone for Vic Mizzy on the theme song.
MarkSpeck 44 months ago
24 out of 25. Didn't know the size of the farm!
Moverfan 44 months ago
About number 8...doesn't the answer here kind of depend on which how-Oliver-met-Lisa episode you watch?
Kate 46 months ago
18/25 I need to start watching more often, I thought I knew them!
EllisClevenger 47 months ago
You got 21 out of 25
Marvelous. Simply marvelous!
Missed #9, #17, #20, and #22.
Kthompson 50 months ago
I got everything because I watch green acres and I know a lot about it and I watch it all the time
TonyVeto 52 months ago
21/25.. can't believe I missed the Batman theme song . Love watching Monday thru Friday !
Andrew 57 months ago
20/25. At least a "B" in just about any TV "school". LOL!
Michael 57 months ago
22 of 25. Actually Mr.Ziffel was the one who shingled his roof with the HotsCakes. I don't know if Oliver ever actually did it but when he saw how Mr.Ziffel used them he said "why didn't I think of that?".
Kate Michael 46 months ago
That’s what I thought!
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