Petticoat Junction. It was a fish-out-of-water sitcom about a big city lawyer, Oliver Douglas (Eddie Arnold, center), who had a naively romantic view of rural life -- and so moved with his Hungarian heiress wife Lisa (Eva Gabor) to Hooterville.
Little did he know! Although it was set in the same town as Petticoat Junction, with some of the same characters, Green Acres was played for surreal, absurdist humor. Most of the townspeople were manipulative and greedy, but even those who were well-meaning looked askance at the pretensions of this blustering city feller and his pleasant but incompetent wife.
There was a long list of male characters: Mr. Drucker, who ran the general store; Mr. Haney, the local con artist entrepreneur; Hank Kimball, county agricultural agent; Eb, the lanky farm hand. But none of them were particularly attractive; they were played as goofballs, not as heartthrobs. And there was nary a tender glance between them.
It's even hard to find a gay connection in their other roles. The male actors were mostly from rural areas, and married to women for fifty years. Tom Lester (Eb) is a Baptist minister, which leads me to conclude (perhaps unfairly) that he is homophobic. Eva Gabor dated Merv Griffith, who was gay.
Born in 1924, Mary Grace Canfield is an accomplished comic actress with roles as diverse as Mrs. Grundy in a tv adaption of Archie Comics, Gladys Kravitz's sister Harriet on Bewitched, and Goody Cloyse in Young Goodman Brown. She has never married.
The Golden Girls.