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Seasons:
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Release Date:
3 October 1957 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Cast

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Walter Brennan ... Grandpa Amos McCoy (224 episodes, 1957-1963)

Richard Crenna ... Luke McCoy (224 episodes, 1957-1963)
Kathleen Nolan ... Kate McCoy (178 episodes, 1957-1962)
Tony Martinez ... Pepino (153 episodes, 1957-1963)
Michael Winkelman ... Little Luke (145 episodes, 1957-1963)
Lydia Reed ... Hassie (132 episodes, 1957-1963)
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Series Directed by
Hy Averback (101 episodes, 1957-1960)
David Alexander (52 episodes, 1960-1963)
Richard Crenna (11 episodes, 1961-1963)
Sidney Miller (9 episodes, 1961-1963)
Charles Barton (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
Sheldon Leonard (6 episodes, 1957)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1961)
Robert Gordon (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Writing credits
Irving Pincus (166 episodes, 1957-1963)
John L. Greene (32 episodes, 1958-1963)
James Fritzell (31 episodes, 1957-1963)
Jack Elinson (31 episodes, 1957-1960)
Charles Stewart (31 episodes, 1957-1960)
Everett Greenbaum (28 episodes, 1958-1963)
Phil Shuken (23 episodes, 1958-1962)
Irving Elinson (20 episodes, 1958-1963)
Bill Manhoff (19 episodes, 1957-1959)
Fred S. Fox (13 episodes, 1960-1963)
Seaman Jacobs (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ed James (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
Paul David (9 episodes, 1962-1963)
Bob Ross (8 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bob White (8 episodes, 1959-1960)
Henry Sharp (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
Ben Gershman (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Harvey Bullock (6 episodes, 1961)
Paul West (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
Bill Davenport (4 episodes, 1957-1961)
Frank Tarloff (4 episodes, 1958-1961)
Leonard Burns (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Norman Paul (3 episodes, 1959)
Paul Henning (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Dick Wesson (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
George W. George (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Howard Dimsdale (2 episodes, 1958)
Maurice Richlin (2 episodes, 1958)
Stanley Shapiro (2 episodes, 1958)
Danny Arnold (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Elon Packard (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Harry Winkler (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Phil Sharp (2 episodes, 1961)
Ray Brenner (2 episodes, 1962-1963)

Series Produced by
Irving Pincus .... producer / executive producer (199 episodes, 1957-1963)
Norman Pincus .... associate producer (140 episodes, 1957-1962)
Danny Thomas .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1957-1963)
Danny Arnold .... producer (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
Charles Isaacs .... producer (33 episodes, 1962-1963)
Andy Brennan .... associate producer (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Cookerly (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
William Loose (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lothrop B. Worth (137 episodes, 1958-1963)
William V. Skall (29 episodes, 1957-1958)
Charles Burke (13 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Frank Capacchione (37 episodes, 1960-1963)
Joseph Gluck (35 episodes, 1957-1959)
Bud S. Isaacs (30 episodes, 1957-1959)
Bert Jordan (19 episodes, 1959-1962)
Elmo Veron (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
Harold White (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (6 episodes, 1961)
Bud Molin (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ralph Berger (90 episodes, 1957-1960)
Rolland M. Brooks (71 episodes, 1961-1963)
James Hulsey (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
Howard Hollander (40 episodes, 1958-1961)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ken Swartz (30 episodes, 1958-1959)
John MacNeil (17 episodes, 1957-1959)
Ross Dowd (13 episodes, 1959-1962)
Glenn P. Thompson (4 episodes, 1958)
Harry Gordon (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Frank Wade (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Stevens (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ted Offenbecker (2 episodes, 1958)
Frank Tuttle (2 episodes, 1962)
Stuart A. Reiss (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Makeup Department
Hollis Barnes .... hair stylist (96 episodes, 1957-1962)
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (81 episodes, 1957-1959)
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1960-1962)
Irene Beshon .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1962)
Larry Butterworth .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1963)
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Production Management
Edward Donahue .... production manager (146 episodes, 1957-1962)
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor / production manager (141 episodes, 1957-1962)
Norman Pincus .... executive in charge of production (33 episodes, 1962-1963)
Bob Lewis .... post-production supervisor (8 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Evans .... assistant director (129 episodes, 1957-1963)
Paul Helmick .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1957-1958)
Nate D. Slott .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Art Department
Gene Gossert .... property master (86 episodes, 1957-1963)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound engineer (104 episodes, 1958-1963)
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor (79 episodes, 1957-1961)
James Thomson .... sound engineer (36 episodes, 1957-1958)
Dick Le Grand .... sound effects (34 episodes, 1960-1961)
Earl Cooper .... sound effects (28 episodes, 1961-1963)
Cam McCulloch .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Lossman .... costumer (77 episodes, 1958-1963)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... editorial supervisor (43 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Music Department
Harry Ruby .... composer: theme music (203 episodes, 1957-1963)
E.C. Norton .... music supervisor / music editor (118 episodes, 1957-1963)
Jimmie Rodgers .... singer: theme song (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Other crew
Gloria Morgan .... script supervisor / script continuity (122 episodes, 1958-1963)
Bob Ross .... script editor / script consultant (37 episodes, 1959-1962)
Danny Arnold .... script consultant (26 episodes, 1961-1962)
Paul West .... script editor (14 episodes, 1959)
Norman Paul .... script consultant (10 episodes, 1962-1963)
Charles Isaacs .... script consultant (8 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ronald Jacobs .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1957)
Jack Elinson .... script editor (5 episodes, 1958)
Charles Stewart .... script editor (5 episodes, 1958)
Bill Manhoff .... script editor (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Seaman Jacobs .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1963)
Ed James .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1963)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The McCoys" - , USA (rerun title)
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Runtime:
30 min (224 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Lyrics for the show's theme song: Want you to meet the family that's known as the real McCoys / From West Vir-gi-nee they came to stay in sunny Cal-i-for-ni-ay / 'Ole Grandpappy Amos and the girls and boys of the family known as The Real McCoys / What a housekeepr Kate is, she's doin' what she enjoys / No gal can beat her when it come to looks and the same can be said 'bout the way she cooks for / Grandpappy Amos and the girls and boys of the family known as The Real McCoys / Livin' as good folks should live and happy as kids with toys / 'Ole Grandpappy Amos is the head of the clan, he roars like a lion but he's gentle as a lamb / His grandson Luke keeps a beamin' with joy since he made Miss Kate Missus Luke Mccoy / Sharing each other's sorrows, enjoyin' each others joys / Like all other families they quarrel and fuss but it a'int never serious with / Grandpappy Amos and the girls and boys of the family known as The Real McCoysSee more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The "original" rural sitcom, 29 March 2003
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This was indeed the grandfather of all shows and it set the standard for its precessdors,"The Andy Griffith Show"(CBS,1960-68),"The Beverly Hillbillies"(CBS,1962-71),"Petticoat Junction"(CBS,1963-69),"Green Acres"(CBS,1965-71),"Mayberry RFD"(CBS,1968-71),"The Waltons"(CBS,1972-81),and not to mention on the same category "Hee Haw"(CBS,1969-71),and "The Dukes of Hazzard"(CBS,1979-85)as the foundation for the successful "rural" comedy show. The Real McCoys was just that,a mountain family who moved from the hills of West Virginia to the countryside of California. It format was the first to feature a "real star" as the understanding Grandfather Amos McCoy(played by Oscar winning actor Walter Brennan),his faithful son Luke(played by Richard Crenna),and his lovely wife Kate(played by Kathleen Nolan)and their two wonderful children. And their was the next door neighbor(played by Andy Clyde),and the hired handyman Papito who manages to work around the farm and to keep things in order. However his son Luke and the rest always had their hands full and they share some of the sorrows and joys during the family's up and downs.

The show ran on two different networks---first it was on ABC-TV for four seasons,and then it went to CBS-TV for its last two and during its six year run the show went on to win Emmys for actors Walter Brennan and Richard Crenna. The last time this show was ever seen was recently on TNN(formerly The Nashville Network before it changes the logo to The National Network)and for those who like some down home spun country humor with a message in between,well "The Real McCoys" was the show to watch and set the standard for other country sitcoms to follow.

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