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David Marshall

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Expertise

I can answer most trivia questions about this classic TV sitcom. I am also knowledgable on aspects of the production of the series and can give you the names of most guest stars and who they played.

Experience in the area

Huge fan of classic TV series with a growing library of books and radio shows to round out that knowledge.

Organizations

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Guild of West Michigan.

Publications

To date I've only written about TV programs for the Entertainment Asylum section of AOL. At that point I covered STARGATE SG-1 and STAR WARS.

Education/Credentials

I graduated from Godwin Heights High School in 1979. I attended one year of Grand Rapids Community College and decided that I didn't like the idea of sitting in one room for three hours a day, three times a week, listening to someone drone on.

Awards and Honors

Planetarium Award in 1979. I was given this honor by Mr. David Hoffman who was the Planetarium Director at Godwin Heights High School. During my time there, I wrote and produced 16 educational programs for the Reiser Planetarium. I also produced three light shows for the students when classes were winding down at the end of the school year.

What do you like about this subject?

I love the fact that this series takes a normal man and throws him into a world that is so different from anything he has known and he has to adapt to the zany life in Hooterville or give up and return to New York.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to eventually prooduce my own television series based on an idea I've been developing for over ten years now.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The TV series GREEN ACRES is based on an old radio show that ran for only 12 episodes called GRANBY'S GREEN ACRES and featured GALE GORDON (Mr. Mooney from THE LUCY SHOW).

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The most controversial thing about Green Acres that I can come up is how the show was canceled. It was still enjoying great ratings when CBS cancelled all their "rural comedies" like The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. CBS Management had changed and felt that these comedies were pushing an image that they did not want the network to be perceived as.

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