Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Where Oliver Found His Place
by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved.
This is the 1960s, and a wife's place is at her husband's side, as Oliver testifies:
You are my wife!"
Lisa had forgotten about the Hungarian Parliament's "Big Dumb Law of 1924," which stated: "All Hungarian women have to do whatever their husbands want them to do, no matter how dumb it is."
Goodbye city life.
And so the Haney Place becomes the Douglas Farm -- with all its clutter, fallow fields, and telephones mounted atop telephone poles -- for six television seasons. Oliver struggles gamely to make his farm a success while Lisa brings some graciousness and finer things of life to their rural experience. They stand side by side, in a parody of American Gothic, and declare:
Green Acres, we are there!
Continued at... Where Oliver Found His Place
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Artwork: Green Acres Poster