A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Old fashioned gender values. Very tame content. Encourages getting outside your comfort zone.
Violence & Scariness
Slapstick stuff -- people getting bonked on the head, etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic sitcom from the 1960s is full of lighthearted gags and silly, surreal elements. Traditional, now-dated male-female dynamics provide the basis for the show and some of its humor -- Lisa's lack of cooking skills is a constant source of comedy, for example. But other than that (and some smoking), there's not much to object to.
Is It Any Good?
Green Acres is full of slapstick humor and oddly surreal elements -- like the fact that the Douglases have to climb the telephone pole in front of their house to use the phone, or the fact that they treat the neighbors' pet pig like a human child. Sometimes characters even address the audience directly, which was an unusual comedic element for the time. Lisa's malapropisms (like Gabor, the character is a Hungarian native) also draw laughs.
Green Acres is lighthearted comedy with an old-fashioned feel. The jokes that rely on gender stereotypes -- like those making fun of Oliver's ability to make good business decisions, or Lisa's inability to cook -- seem so outdated now that they're not funny and may leave today's kids scratching their heads. While the show is suitable for all ages, it will probably appeal most to adults who remember it nostalgically.
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