One of TV’s biggest hits of the era, The Real McCoys
(1957-1963) paved the way for other rural comedy shows, including Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.
, The Beverly Hillbillies
, Petticoat Junction
and Green Acres
. When a happy-go-lucky West Virginia mountain family moves to a ranch in California’s San Fernando Valley, anything is likely to happen.
Starring Grampa Amos McCoy (three-time Academy Award-winner Walter Brennan
) – a porch-rockin’, gol-darnin’, consarnin’ old codger with a wheezy voice – who loves to meddle in other people’s affairs, neighbors and kin alike. Joining him are grandson Luke (Richard Crenna
); Luke’s new bride, Kate (Kathleen Nolan
); teenage sister, “Aunt” Hassie(Lydia Reed
); 11-year-old brother, Little Luke (Michael Winkelman
); musically inclined farm hand, Pepino (Tony Martinez
); and their argumentative neighbor, George MacMichael (Andy Clyde
). George’s spinster sister, Flora (Madge Blake
), has eyes for Grampa but, alas, it’s not meant to be.
This Season #2 collector’s set includes all 39 half-hour episodes (1958-59).