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Lisa Douglas' Appliances
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Post# 45635   9/23/2004 at 11:30 (7,142 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        

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TV Land seems to be showing a lot of Green Acres episodes. Never seen it in color before (and I'm watching on a Zenith roundie--woo hoo!) and I'm in love with her pink appliances.
Anyone know who made them? I can't tell if they're all by the same manufacturer or not. I know Lincoln provided the cars on the show, so I'm guessing Philco, but not sure.

Post# 45636 , Reply# 1   9/23/2004 at 12:48 (7,142 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Pink Maytag Combo

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Hi Veg-o-matic, welcome to the club, I recognize your screen name from Audio Karma.

I've been watching the 1st season on DVD of Green Acres (on my '59 RCA roundie) and they seem to be going through some appliance changes between different episodes, but the machine that stands out the most is Lisa pink Maytag Combo Washer & Dryer! I haven't got a good enough look at some of the other appliances to tell what they are. But I sure do know a Maytag Combo. I'll see if I can get a good shot of the Combo sometime.

Post# 45638 , Reply# 2   9/23/2004 at 13:24 (7,142 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        

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I think the episodes I've managed to catch are later ones. What struck me was the refrigerator--the door handles are just plain weird!

Post# 45646 , Reply# 3   9/23/2004 at 16:06 (7,141 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Wait!? Green Acres on DVD? Details are much appreciated : )


Post# 45647 , Reply# 4   9/23/2004 at 16:46 (7,141 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        
Green Acres Season One DVD

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This is my favorite on-line site for DVD purchases.


Post# 45677 , Reply# 5   9/23/2004 at 22:45 (7,141 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The dishwasher was a GE MobileMaid.

Post# 45689 , Reply# 6   9/24/2004 at 06:31 (7,141 days old) by programcomputer (Ann Arbor Michigan, USA)        
On Lisa Douglas's Appliances....

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There is one episode in particular where Oliver has rigged a old gasoline generator to the house with various plug circuits. He drew up a poster next to it I believe that rated each of her "modern appliances" on a 1 thru 10 rating.

Thru the episode, she is constantly forgetting to add the numerals together nad is forever blowing out the generator. This generator in fact reminded me of an old Maytag Multi-Motor that was refasioned with a generating device. Let's just say whatever motor it was SO very old....

In that smae episode I believe, she had an early 60's Kirby upright as their vacuum cleaner. And If Im not mistaken there was another Washer and dryer besides the Maytag combo looking at the stove ( where she made hotscakes), if you were able to look to your far right...there they resided.

I guess Im going to have to find my DVD of it and look again....


P.S. It's amazing how dumb they portrayed her( Mrs. Douglas) in the series. That must have really torqued off the new age bra burners who hated being seen as the mentally inferior race. I can almost guarentee that if that show aired today, Roseanne would lampoon it and womens activist groups all over would ban the show until it was cancelled.

Post# 45734 , Reply# 7   9/25/2004 at 12:19 (7,140 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        
on lisa's apps.

Your right there were 2 laundry appliances in some episodes and 1 in some episodes. guess we are the only ones that notice that kind of thing.alr2903

Post# 45742 , Reply# 8   9/25/2004 at 15:40 (7,139 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Arthur, thanks for leeting me know I wasn't crazy when growing up and thinking I didn't see the same laundry appliance(s) in some episodes.

Post# 45746 , Reply# 9   9/25/2004 at 19:05 (7,139 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        
Howdy Bob

LOL. Yep I saw your post somewhere about those 2 LK combo's in Mommie Dearest. I guess JOAN wanted that Laundry done DOUBLETIME LOL. There was also a Green Acres episode when Lisa washed the curtains on the rod. Arthur. alr2903

Post# 45775 , Reply# 10   9/26/2004 at 05:15 (7,139 days old) by programcomputer (Ann Arbor Michigan, USA)        
Mommie Dearest...washer and dryer

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Are you all sure that it wasn't a Philco-Bendix set that was used. I thought for the life of me that they were either that or a set of Westy Laundromat's.

I havent seen that movie in years so I am prob.


Post# 45781 , Reply# 11   9/26/2004 at 11:13 (7,139 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Mommie Dearest had two combos, almost the best part of the movie! When I was looking for my first house some years ago, in the basement of one house was a Lady Kenmore combo washer and a GE dryer. In the kitchen was a portable Waste King dishwasher. I should have bought that house!

I saw a 60's Thermador built in dishwasher yesterday at a sale - had the small, square tubes and offset arm lengths. Mint condition as well, too cool!

Post# 45787 , Reply# 12   9/26/2004 at 13:28 (7,139 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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One of my secretaries when I lived in Houston bought used laundry stuff as young newlyweds. they had a mid-line Kenmore combo as washer and a kenmore dryer. I know it was mid-line cuz it didn't have buttons, water temp knobs, and still had the filter-stream.

Post# 45790 , Reply# 13   9/26/2004 at 14:05 (7,138 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        
mommie dearest w/d name that starring washer.

yep, name that star name the washer.. Cher had a kenmore t/l in Mask. There was a slant front westy in "wait until dark".Annie Potts has a kenmore too, in Jumping Jack Flash. Absolute worse was poor Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn with that damn wringer on the porch she had to kick it, to make it run. Poor Sissy didnt have any "rench" tubs either.

Post# 45828 , Reply# 14   9/26/2004 at 19:23 (7,138 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        
Lassie and the new

This weekend I got the "50th anniversay editon of Lassie" on DVD.One of the Episodes#182-The program portrays Ruth getting a new refridgerator to replace the wooden "icebox" They used to store Lassies food bowel in he old box.When they tried to serve her food from the new Fridge-Lassie would not eat the food.It took a lot for them to convince Lassie to accept the fridge-Can anyone Identify the fridge in the show-A good one for the refriderator experts out there.Its a delightful show.The real stars in it are Lassie-the icebox and the new fridge.

Post# 45870 , Reply# 15   9/27/2004 at 07:06 (7,138 days old) by spiralactivator ()        
Name the star, name the washer

Mia Farrow used a coin-op Frigidaire washer in Rosemary's Baby. Pay attention and you can see the round window when she lifts the lid to add softener.

Post# 45982 , Reply# 16   9/29/2004 at 03:18 (7,136 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
Ruth's refrigerator in

I remember that episode, and once saw an interview where June Lockhart was interviewed talked about that particular episode.

Post# 46140 , Reply# 17   10/1/2004 at 19:11 (7,133 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        
Coal Miner's Daughter

Isn't it a square-tub Maytag? I'll have to look again. I reember the shaky washer scene where she was singing...

"Have I told you lately that I " (washer stops, KICK!, washer starts) "... that I love you..."

Post# 46276 , Reply# 18   10/4/2004 at 14:24 (7,130 days old) by spiralactivator ()        
Coal Miner's Daughter

I remember this machine as a round wooden barrel with gnashing aluminum rollers.

Post# 46278 , Reply# 19   10/4/2004 at 14:53 (7,130 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        
All In The Family

Do we EVER see a washer/dryer set in AiTF? Any basement scenes with a w/d?

Post# 46304 , Reply# 20   10/4/2004 at 22:11 (7,130 days old) by todde ()        
All in the Family

The Bunker's didn't have a washer and dryer. They had to go to the laundramat. The laundramat had Maytag top-loaders. There were 3 episodes featuring the laundramat. One early episode where the owner wants to sue Archie for overloading and breaking a machine, in which Edith has to act as judge and decide who is at fault. Another episode has a sponsor wanting Edith to do commercial for laundry detergent . A third episode features the laundramat when a widower falls for Edith at the laundramat.

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