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ABC (ended 1966)

Green Acres versus "The Wide Open Spaces" (Season 4; Episode 25)

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    [1]Dec 5, 2013
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    I'm watching the episode (Season 4, Episode 25) "The Wide Open Spaces," which is a pilot. During the '61 - '62 season (#4), Ms. Reed was considering retiring from television. It was during this season her husband decided to produce several pilots and this is one of them. While this pilot didn't make it as is, others took the idea and gave us "Green Acres."

    Honestly, after watching most of this episode I stopped it to say here and now, "When comparing the Green Acres series to this pilot, clearly, this pilot is by far the better choice!!" For one they have children and for another they are more down to Earth than Mrs. Douglas, by far!

    Anyone else watched this episode and compared it to Green Acres?

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