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?

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cartga01 22 days ago
23/25. Not bad for the second go.
DerekBird 2 months ago
You got 21 out of 25
Marvelous. Simply marvelous!

I missed #8, 9, 19, 20.
PaulHughes 4 months ago
Russell Bridges- a.k.a. LEON RUSSELL played the xylophone for Vic Mizzy on the theme song.
MarkSpeck 10 months ago
24 out of 25. Didn't know the size of the farm!
Moverfan 10 months ago
About number 8...doesn't the answer here kind of depend on which how-Oliver-met-Lisa episode you watch?
Kate 13 months ago
18/25 I need to start watching more often, I thought I knew them!
EllisClevenger 13 months ago
You got 21 out of 25
Marvelous. Simply marvelous!
Missed #9, #17, #20, and #22.
Kthompson 17 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 19 months ago
21/25.. can't believe I missed the Batman theme song . Love watching Monday thru Friday !
Andrew 23 months ago
20/25. At least a "B" in just about any TV "school". LOL!
Michael 23 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 13 months ago
That’s what I thought!
jeopardyhead 24 months ago
I got 25/25. I'm a Green Acres freak, so I would have been disappointed with anything less. The only question that gave me any trouble was #17.
Kthompson jeopardyhead 17 months ago
Same with md
NightGaunt49 28 months ago
5/25 But it has been a long while since I have seen all the episodes. My favorite of the slew of shows of that time. Surreal. Also there is an Outer Limits that can almost be compared to Green Acres in a weird and frightening ways. Remember the exploding tumble weeds? The frogs that dissolved in water? The old guy who dies and then the alien presence uses his hands to write? Called "Sound of Silence". One of the few really good episodes of the 2nd season.

I even had this peculiar urge to write brief synopsis for a Addams Family/Green Acres crossover of 26 episodes. The family Summer Vacation between Hooterville and Pixley in a haunted Martense mansion of course prone to lightning storms and weird sounds etc.
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