DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
GREEN ACRES 2020
April 1, 2017  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

TV Land, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
SPECIAL: Eleven years ago, Donald Trump appeared on the 2006 Grammy Awards, making a surprise appearance during a medley in which various celebrities took turns singing familiar TV theme songs. Trump, as himself (at the time, a New York real estate tycoon)  and Megan Mullally, in character as the brazenly wealthy and comically clueless Karen from Will & Grace, sang the theme to Green Acres. That was the 1965-71 sitcom that started out as Beverly Hillbillies in reverse, with rich folks going to the country, but soon became flagrantly surreal, with Eddie Albert and heavily accented Eva Gabor, as Oliver and Lisa Douglas, urban millionaires turned rural farmers, dealing with goofy neighbors, silly problems, and a scene-stealing pig. Well, just before deciding to run for President, Trump made this TV Land pilot for a modern remake, in which he and his wife Melania Trump starred as Oliver and Lisa. This unsold, formerly unseen pilot is a real treasure. But why stop there? If it were revived as a series in a few years, Green Acres 2020 couldn’t miss – let's face it, Donald and Melania Trump in Green Acres would be HUUUGE. (And President Trump already knows the words to the theme song.) Let’s just hope, by the fall TV season that year, he’ll be free to entertain other business interests.
 
 
 
 
 
Leave a Comment: (No HTML, 1000 chars max)
 
 Name (required)
 
 Email (required) (will not be published)
 
 Website (optional)
 
CSTSB
Type in the verification word shown on the image.
 
 
 Page: 1 of 1  | Go to page: 
1 Comments
 
 
B Trumpis
Just ran search for Trump/Green Acres. This is brilliant. The thought occurred to me watching the Easter Egg show, hearing Melania/Lisa speak and feeling so sad that she has to spend time in that tacky old White House.Working on a new theme song now.
Apr 18, 2017   |  Reply
 
 
 
 Page: 1 of 1  | Go to page: