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"The Real McCoys" is a classic American television comedy show. Set in semi-rural southern California, this program centers on a family named the McCoys who moved to California from West Virginia. The McCoy's live on a ranch and they make a living by farming. The patriarch of the McCoy family is Grandpa and he is the man in charge of most of the family affairs. Although he can appear to be gruff and impatient Grandpa is really a warm and friendly man.

Grandpa lives with his grandson Luke and Luke's wife Kate as well as Luke's younger siblings Hassie and Little Luke.

Luke is always involved in some type of ultimately humorous situation. He could be chasing runaway cows, riding in a crop-duster airplane, coaching a youth baseball team or dating a new girlfriend.

The cast of "The Real McCoys" includes Walter Brennan as Grandpa McCoy, Richard Crenna as Luke McCoy, Kathleen Nolan as Kate McCoy, Lydia Reed as Hassie McCoy and Michael Winkelman as Little Luke. A Mexican man named Pepino who works for the McCoy's as a ranch hand is played by Tony Martinez.

Among the episode plots that are featured on "The Real McCoys" are Grandpa escorts Hassie to the local teenage hang-out, Luke sings in a local talent show, Kate becomes jealous when Luke compliments a female neighbor and Luke becomes an instructor at a women's health club.

Many of the episode plots deal with right and wrong issues and often contain a moral of sorts. No matter what type of situation is being faced the McCoy family always sticks together and they usually find a way to overcome whatever obstacles may be faced.

"The Real McCoys" originally aired in prime time for six seasons and more than 220 half hour episodes were produced.

6 Seasons, 224 Episodes
October 3, 1957
Cast: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez
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The Real McCoys Full Episode Guide

  • Luke schemes to get rich by selling Mama Garcia's bean sauce.

  • Luke runs smack into trouble when Little Greg spots him kissing his mother Louise.

  • Luke and Pepino regret trying to patch things up between George and his sister Flora.

  • Louise and Luke help patch up the Porters' spat - which starts one of their own.

  • Luke agrees to become Pat's partner in the ownership of a boat.

  • Luke blows Grampa's tractor payment on some worthless art at an auction.

  • Luke grows a full beard and a new rotten personality to go with it.

  • A visiting musician livens up the McCoy household.

  • Uncle Rightly promotes a corn growing contest at the Grange and volunteers a $500 award to the winner in Grandpa's and Luke's names.

  • Uncle Rightly woos George's sister Flora in hopes of getting her to invest in his latest invention - a musical milker.

  • Louise's socialite aunt takes an interest in Luke's uncle, but Luke doesn't like it.

  • Strange noises in the house convince Grampa that he has been cursed.

  • Luke, George and Grampa find themselves getting a lot of female attention after they are chosen as judges for a homemaking contest.

  • Luke does too good of a job as dog catcher, and the McCoys wind up with a household full of homeless pups.

  • While Grampa's out of town visiting kinfolk, Luke takes in a couple of hired hands.

  • Luke's romance with Louise is moving too slow for Aunt Win, so she tries to speed things along.

  • Grampa is worried that when Luke marries he'll leave the farm.

  • George loans Luke some money - thanks to the charms of Aunt Win.

  • Aunt Win goes all out when she campaigns for Grampa.

  • Luke joins the city slickers in his new job as a slogan writer for an advertising agency.

  • Little Greg runs away from home when his widowed mom decides to remarry.

  • The head of the McCoys in Scotland clashes with Grampa over who runs the family.

  • Grampa picks a peck of trouble when he helps Louise harvest her tomato crop.

  • Luke meets an attractive widow after her runaway cow tramples the McCoy cornfield.

  • Luke gets a hair-raising ride in an airplane that leaves him dizzy when he tangles with a crop duster over the affections of a wealthy girl from Texas and winds up on the short end.

  • A winsome dance instructor tricks Luke into signing up for a twenty-year dance course. Now, it's up to Grampa to rescue him from this expensive situation with a devious plan.

  • Luke discovers a new source of income when he reports the gossip he overhears at the laundromat to the reporter of the local newspaper.

  • Grampa and George take turns playing Cupid when their respective farmhands, Pepino and Pedro, find themselves competing for the same girl.

  • When Luke lands a job teaching calisthenics at a ladies' health club, Grandpa sees an opportunity to attract some business to the McCoy roadside fruit stand.

  • Knowing that Grampa will disapprove, Luke pretends that the girl veterinarian secretly treating their ailing cow is one of his new girlfriends.

  • Grampa and Luke are left with an unproductive hired helper when Pepino apparently inherits a valuable Arizona estate.

  • Luke proves to be an easy target for Mrs. Gaylord, an ambitious housekeeper who hopes her new position in the McCoy household may lead to a more permanent position for her unmarried daughter.

  • Taina Engstrom, a Hollywood actress escaping from her hectic existence, finds peace and quiet at the McCoy farm posing as a housekeeper.

  • Grampa sees an opportunity for financial gain after a paratrooper lands on an old chicken coop, but Luke doesn't like the idea.

  • Grampa commits a colossal faux pas when foreign dignitaries visit neighbor George's farm.

  • Luke gets swindled by a wily, smooth-talking saleswoman, but Grampa has a plan.

  • George's big moment during his election as commander of the local VFW post is disrupted when Grampa brings to the ceremonies three of George's buddies who know the real story of his "heroic" battlefield actions.

  • Grampa thinks he has a good thing going when he encourages three widows to do household chores at the farm, until he realizes that all three are looking for marriage.

  • Grandpa arranges for Tilda Hicks from Smokey Corners to join the McCoy family as housekeeper.

  • Grampa and George win a piglet in a raffle, but will it wind up as a pet for Kate or on Grampa's dinner plate?

  • Grampa thinks there is trouble in Cousin Sarah's marriage and knows how to fix it.

  • Grampa finds out that it can be unlucky to be on the bad side of the strange Owl Woman.

  • Pepino suspects that Grampa is up to something when he is offered a vacation.

  • When Grandpa is entrusted with $200 belonging to Pepino, he can't resist the temptation to settle a few of the McCoy's past due bills.

  • Checkers night has a new twist: George is allergic to Grampa's checkerboard.

  • Amos and George have a falling out over the true ownership of a plant sprayer they've been lending back and forth to each other for years.

  • Trouble crops up when Luke takes charge of George's fruit stand.

  • Grampa believes he's seven years younger when he gets a letter from the government mistakenly stating his age as 61.

  • Kate becomes suspicious of Luke after she hears him muttering about his love for an unknown Margie in his sleep.

  • Pepino falls in love with a beautiful Italian girl named Carla.

  • Flora is fed up with Amos when he cancels their date in favor of going out with a more attractive woman.

  • Grampa Amos decides to fight City Hall after he is arrested and jailed for burning trash.

  • The McCoys get more than they bargained for when they try to better acquaint themselves with Hassie's friends.

  • Grampa decides to help Pepino study for his U.S. Citizenship test.

  • The household snubs Grampa when he refuses to buy a new washing machine for Kate.

  • Kate's visit to a marriage counselor upsets the McCoy household.

  • The McCoys get a hot stock-market tip, but Grampa stubbornly refuses to invest.

  • Trouble ensues when Grampa meets Hassie's rich boyfriend.

  • Luke finds out the hard way about what it takes to run the farm when a swindler gets the best of him.

  • An ailing Kate is having a bad Christmas - until Luke gives her a diamond ring.

  • Grampa gives George lessons in the McCoy technique of courtship.

  • Kate wants Grampa to lower the rental fee of his fruit stand.

  • Kate falls for a charismatic door-to-door cosmetics salesman's pitch and blows the cookie jar money on makeup.

  • Hassie gets a new piano thanks to Grampa's sharp wheeling and dealing.

  • Luke is concerned when Grampa uses his nose to decide which crops will be planted.

  • Trouble ensues on the McCoys' property when Luke allows to a man to park his trailer on it.

  • Everyone in the McCoy family, including Grampa, gets a job in order to make ends meet.

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