The Real McCoys

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The Real McCoys
The Real McCoys-Logo.jpg
Premiere October 3, 1957
Finale June 23, 1963
Creator Irving Pincus
Network ABC (seasons 1-5)
CBS (season 6)
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Brennan-Westgate Productions
Marterto Productions
Seasons 6
Episodes 224
Origin USA

The Real McCoys is a sitcom that aired on ABC for five seasons and CBS for one season.

The Real McCoys revolves around the lives of a mountain family who originally hailed from the fictional community of Smoky Corners, West Virginia. The McCoys moved to California, where they became dirt farmers. The family consisted of Grandpa Amos McCoy, the head of the family; his grandson Luke; Luke's new bride Kate; teenage sister Hassie;, and 11-year-old brother Little Luke. The double-naming of the brothers was explained in the first episode by the elder Luke: Because their parents were so excited over the birth of the younger boy, "they forgot all about me!"

When they arrived at the new ranch, which had been in the family (it was originally owned by an uncle, Ben McCoy, who had died), they gained a Mexican ranch hand named Pepino Garcia, played by the Puerto Rican-born Tony Martinez, who worked with them and eventually became a part of the family. The McMichaels, a brother-and-sister family played by Andy Clyde and Madge Blake, lived on the hill not far from the McCoys. Amos and George would sometimes quarrel, particularly over playing horseshoes. Kate was friendly with Flora McMichael, George's sister, and became involved with life in the community. Though still in her twenties, she was a mother figure for Luke's younger siblings, Hassie and Little Luke. Many of the episodes had a moral theme consisent with the views of Walter Brennan.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Walter Brennan Grandpa Amos McCoy 1 2 3 4 5 6
Richard Crenna Luke McCoy 1 2 3 4 5 6
Kathy Nolan Kate McCoy 1 2 3 4 5
Lydia Reed Hassie McCoy 1 2 3 4 5
Michael Winkelman Little Luke McCoy 1 2 3 4 5
Tony Martinez Pepino Garcia 1 2 3 4 5 6
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Andy Clyde George MacMichael 1 2 3 4 5 6
Madge Blake Flora MacMichael 1 2 3 4 5 6

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One October 3, 1957 June 26, 1958 39
Season Two October 2, 1958 June 25, 1959 39
Season Three July 16, 1959 March 17, 1960 29
Season Four August 4, 1960 May 25, 1961 39
Season Five July 27, 1961 May 10, 1962 39
CBS
Season Six September 30, 1962 June 23, 1963 39

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Complete Season 1 July 24, 2007 5

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Complete Season 2 October 30, 2007 5

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Complete Season 3 June 17, 2008 5

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Complete Season 4 June 29, 2010 4

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Complete Season 5 August 26, 2014 5

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Complete Season 6 August 26, 2014 4

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Episode Collections
Best of The Real McCoys, Volume 1 March 18, 2008 1

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