From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

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 Grandpa Amos McCoy / ... (225 episodes, 1957-1963)
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 Luke McCoy (225 episodes, 1957-1963)
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 Kate McCoy (186 episodes, 1957-1962)
Tony Martinez ...
 Pepino (152 episodes, 1957-1963)
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 Little Luke (136 episodes, 1957-1962)
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 Hassie (124 episodes, 1957-1962)
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

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3 October 1957 (USA)  »

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In the promos for this series, the McCoys' farm is described as "20 miles northwest of the Los Angeles City Hall". This would be very close to where Walter Brennan was buried, at the Mission San Fernando Cemetery. See more »

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Referenced in The Joey Bishop Show: Jack Carter Helps Joey Propose (1964) See more »

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Rural America comes to Californy
4 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any show with Walter Brennan is a winner! I was very little when this show aired. Walter Brennan was the epitome of a grandfather to me. I loved the way he walked, arms slightly bent, elbows back and kind of cocking them in the rhythm of his step.

Favorite episodes include Grandpa's games of checkers with George (Andy Clyde).

Brennan's Grandfatherly persona was showcased in this series. He disappeared for several years after the show's cancellation from television and resurfaced as a tough old hombre in The Guns of Will Sonnet, which was another great series.

The show declined over the years with cast members falling off like over-ripe cherries from a cherry tree. It finally died and made way for its successor, The Beverly Hillbillies.

When it aired on TNN a few years ago, it made for some wonderful memories of retro-t.v.


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