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






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Complete series cast summary:
 George Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
 Barbara Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
 Grandfather Aldon (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
 Paul Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
Patti Cohoon-Friedman ...
 Cathy Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
Eric Olson ...
 Steven Apple (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
 Patricia Apple / ... (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frannie Michel ...
 Patricia Apple (13 episodes, 1974)


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 <>

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Drama | Family





Release Date:

10 February 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La maravillosa familia Apple  »

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Technical Specs


(24 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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Not that bad of a show
1 August 2006 | by (s.w. Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I suspect that were I to see this show today I'd find it hokey and corny and wonder what I ever liked about it back in the day. I saw an afterschool special w/Kristy McNichol about 5 years ago & I was like "Oh this is so unreal. That would never happen in real life that the divorced dad only sees his kids every other Sun afternoon & doesn't invite his kids to his wedding" I think seeing this would bring on similar comments.

The Apple family, as I recall, left the big city to live in the country (IA or some such). I remember Ronny Cox in the tree and I recall Franny Michael being replaced by Kristy McNichol & preferring Franny.

I remember well Ronny Cox in the tree. Must have been their biggest episode b/c several remember it. I also remember the family in a basement or something and singing corny songs to pass the time. One of the girls was cranky about it and I don't remember if they were locked in or hiding from a tornado. I don't remember the grandpa at all.

I mainly recall the thrill I got when I wrote to complain about the show being canceled and they sent me an autographed photo of the cast. I had the biggest crush on Vincent Van Patten.

BTW, the person above was wrong. Vincent Van Patten was never on "Eight is Enogh" unless it was a one time guest role. They must be thinking of Willie Aames

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