The Apple family adjusts to life in a small Iowa town.

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 George Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Barbara Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Grandfather Aldon (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Paul Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
Patti Cohoon-Friedman ...
 Cathy Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
Eric Olson ...
 Steven Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
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 Patricia Apple / ... (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frannie Michel ...
 Patricia Apple (13 episodes, 1974)
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After years of experiencing the rat race of Los Angeles, George Apple, his wife Barbara and their four children move back to George's hometown of Appleton, Iowa, where adjusting to a new culture, new climate, new friends and a new pace are not as easy as they thought it would be. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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10 February 1974 (USA)  »

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La maravillosa familia Apple  »

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Derivative of "The Waltons"
22 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I remember this show too. I was only 8 when it was on, but at the time I enjoyed it. It would probably give me cavities now.

Now I see it was really jumping on the bandwagon started by "The Waltons" two seasons earlier. "Little House on the Prairie" followed the same trend.

One of the episodes I remember involved the father sitting in a tree to protest its removal. Eventually everyone in town came to join him and sing-along as he played his guitar ("Down by the old mill stream...").

I did find the cantankerous grandfather with a heart of gold a little annoying. And I never really adjusted to the actress change for one of the daughters.


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