Fans Should Know These Facts About ‘Green Acres’

Published on January 2, 2018
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While the idea seemed ludicrous – a fancy, successful attorney leaving his career to save a dying farm when he knows nothing about agriculture – there was someone who could relate to the premise. In a 1956 interview, the show’s producer Jay Sommers said, “I got the idea from my stepfather when I was a kid. He wanted a farm in the worst way and he finally got one.” Sommers added, “I remember having to hoe potatoes. I hated it. I won’t even do the gardening at our home now, I was so resentful as a child.”

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