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Old 12-07-05, 06:03 AM
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Paul Henning-Hooterville Trilogy

What do you think about these comedy/family series' that Paul Henning produced about rural familes, two took place in Hooterville (junction and acres)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962-71
Petticoat Junction 1963-70
Green Acres 1965-71
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I've always loved Green Acres, but I never much cared for Petticoat Junction (even though I even liked Uncle Joe in his appearances on Green Acres) or The Beverly Hillbillies.
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I'm with BigDan on this one.

Green Acres is one of the best comedies of the 60's and the other 2 (though more popular) seemed to be geared more for the people that they were portraying (meaning I don't like white trash shows, King of the Hill, etc.)

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I loved all three of these shows, but Green Acres was my favorite.
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Yep, each one just got better than the last.
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Loved The Beverly Hillbillies reruns as a young 'un, but in retrospect one can see that they were just doing the same joke over and over again... for almost 300 episodes!!!

Green Acres is the best. Just hilarious absurd and surreal jokes that still stand up today.
[Typing that I realized that GA was in many ways the 60s version of Arrested Development]

Petticoat Junction is just lame-o sixties non-offensive family entertainment. [Has anyone every laughed out loud at a PJ joke?]
But it's easy to see what put the "Hooter" in Hooterville
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Green Acres is the best. Just hilarious absurd and surreal jokes that still stand up today.
[Typing that I realized that GA was in many ways the 60s version of Arrested Development]
I like to think of it as the 60s version of Newsradio, personally.
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Green Acres rules! It's the Rodney Dangerfield of sitcoms... it gets no respect.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
I like to think of it as the 60s version of Newsradio, personally.

And all along, I thought NewsRadio was the '90s version of Arrested Development.

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Originally Posted by Fielding Mellish
And all along, I thought NewsRadio was the '90s version of Arrested Development.

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I've always referred to the world of the 3 series as the "Hooterverse."

And I agree about GA. Never missed it when I was a kid, then didn't see it again for years and years. When I finally saw it again recently on TVLand, I was amazed at how well it still held up.

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