The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
|1||The New Car (2 Oct. 1958) |
Grandpa reluctantly agrees to let Luke and Kate trade the McCoys' family car (plus $80) for a newer model, but they regret their decision when they realize that he was genuinely attached to the ancient vehicle.
|2||Grampa Learns About Teenagers (9 Oct. 1958) |
Grandpa and Luke's efforts to help Hassie win the attention of the most popular boy in school backfire, but for unexpected reasons.
|3||Blow the House Down (16 Oct. 1958) |
Little Luke desperately wants to join the school band as a trumpet player, but he has no talent for the instrument and Grandpa feels compelled to resort to chicanery in order to help him prevail when tryout day arrives.
|4||The Dancin' Fool (23 Oct. 1958) |
Kate insists that Luke take dancing lessons in order to improve his social graces, but she is unpleasantly surprised to learn that his teacher is an attractive young woman.
|5||The New Well (30 Oct. 1958) |
When it seems that Grandpa's location of water by divining rod is a failure, Luke employs a geologist and drilling equipment as Amos gloats at the apparent unsuccessful outcome of Luke's chosen methods.
|6||The New Dog (6 Nov. 1958) |
Grandpa solicits George MacMichael's help in turning the tables on two swindlers who convinced him to pay $35 for a worthless dog, but he begins to have a change of heart when he discovers that Little Luke has become quite attached to the animal.
|7||Sing for Your Supper (13 Nov. 1958) |
The rest of the McCoys find themselves torn over what to do about musically-challenged Luke's determination to enter an amateur singing contest.
|8||Do You Kiss Your Wife? (20 Nov. 1958) |
Luke's reluctance to kiss Kate in public causes her to feel unappreciated, especially when she notes how demonstrably affectionate their friends George and Betty Emery act toward one another.
|9||The Perfect Swine (27 Nov. 1958) |
Grampa schemes to pass off a prized pig as his own at the county fair.
|10||Leave It to the Girls (4 Dec. 1958) |
The stakes escalate as Flora, Kate, and Hassie refuse to go to the annual Grange Dance with Grandpa, Luke, and Tommy unless they receive a proper apology for Grandpa's remarks to Tommy about how a man should "handle" women.
|11||The Gift (11 Dec. 1958) |
George gets into a dustup with Grampa over a used vacuum cleaner, which George wants to give to Kate as a gift.
|12||The New Hired Hand (18 Dec. 1958) |
Pepino feels his job is threatened when Grampa takes on another hired hand.
|13||The New Neighbors (25 Dec. 1958) |
Grampa wants nothing to do with his wealthy new neighbors.
|14||Luke Gets a Job (1 Jan. 1959) |
Grandpa and Kate are dubious when Luke gets a part-time job as a shoe salesman, but when he loses the job the rest of the McCoys unknowingly come to his aid by going to the store en masse to buy shoes.
|15||The McCoys Visit Hollywood (8 Jan. 1959) |
When the McCoy's learn that hometown girl Glory is a Hollywood celebrity, Luke fears Kate will be dissatisfied with her life when the McCoy's visit her so when Glory comes to visit, the McCoy men try to paint Kate's life rosier than it is.
|16||The Bank Loan (15 Jan. 1959) |
In order to secure a loan from the bank, Grampa must sign title to the McCoy farm over to his grandson Luke.
|17||The Great Discovery (22 Jan. 1959) |
The McCoys dig up a brontosaurus leg bone on their property. Kate wants to donate the bone to a museum, but Grampa would rather cash in on a roadside stand tourist attraction.
|18||Son of the Mystic Nile (29 Jan. 1959) |
Grampa wants to become the new Grand High Imperial Mummy of the Ancient and Loyal Order of the Mystic Nile.
|19||Kate Learns to Drive (15 Feb. 1959) |
When novice driver Kate mistakenly believes that she has damaged the family car, her heartfelt efforts to make amends cause the real culprit (Grandpa) to become increasingly conscience-stricken.
|20||Grampa's Private War (12 Feb. 1959) |
After Grandpa tells Little Luke and his friends an exciting (but untrue) story about serving with Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War, he is invited to appear as a guest of honor at a public Veteran's Day celebration.
|21||The Rainmaker (19 Feb. 1959) |
An aging and nomadic Arapaho Indian Chief insists that he can repay the McCoys' kindnesses by doing an extended sequence of dances that will bring much-needed rain.
|22||The Perfect Houseguest (26 Feb. 1959) |
George is the perfect houseguest for all the McCoys - except Grampa.
|23||The Wedding (5 Mar. 1959) |
Kate's mother and her fiancé visit the McCoys. Kate feels there's something not right about the couple.
|24||Kate's Diet (12 Mar. 1959) |
Determined to fit into a tight "Anniversary Dress" and concerned that she is taking after her corpulent Aunt Bessie, Kate embarks upon a crash program of diet and exercise.
|25||What's Family For? (19 Mar. 1959) |
After breaking a date with Tommy, Hassie takes things out on her family.
|26||Grampa Takes the Primrose Path (26 Mar. 1959) |
Grampa begins neglecting Flora MacMichael when an attractive 50-year-old widow develops an interest in him.
|27||Batter Up (2 Apr. 1959) |
Luke volunteers to coach Little Luke's baseball team, but soon finds himself beset by constant interference and advice from the other boys' fathers.
|28||Sweet Fifteen (9 Apr. 1959) |
Grandpa's determination to keep Hassie's 15th birthday party a surprise causes her to become genuinely hurt and angry when she becomes convinced that no one cares about the occasion.
|29||Go Fight City Hall (16 Apr. 1959) |
Grampa defies the city road commissioner when he decides to take matters into his own hands, by fixing a pesky hole in the road in front of his house.
|30||Two's Company (23 Apr. 1959) |
A conflict arises between Luke and Kate when Grandpa monopolizes all of Luke's free time, but Grandpa decides to make amends after Pepino makes him aware that he is the source of the problem.
|31||The Mrs. Homemaker Contest (7 May 1959) |
Grandpa and Luke convince Kate to enter a local merchant's "Mrs. Homemaker Contest" when they realize that the first prize of $50 in merchandise would almost exactly cover the cost of the new gun they've been admiring.
|32||The Tax Man Cometh (30 Apr. 1959) |
Grandpa's attempts to hide his furniture from the tax assessor lead the McCoys' minister to conclude that the family is experiencing serious financial difficulties
|33||The Insurance Policy (14 May 1959) |
When Grandpa injures his arm, he sorely regrets that he stubbornly (and secretly) refused to join the rest of the family in taking out a group health insurance policy offered by the Grange.
|34||How to Paint a House (21 May 1959) |
When Grandpa and George MacMichael realize that their house painting contracts with the "Sparkle Paint Company" are a fraud, they utilize a ruse to try to recover their money.
|35||The Great Woodsman (28 May 1959) |
Envious Grandpa attempts to sabotage a camping trip arranged by Hank Johnson, a generous neighbor who has become increasingly popular with Little Luke and his friends.
|36||The Big Skeet Shoot (4 Jun. 1959) |
Tired of being goaded about his lack of competitive spirit, Luke becomes determined to beat Grandpa in the county's annual skeet shooting tournament.
|37||Grandpa's New Job (11 Jun. 1959) |
Grandpa volunteers for a lodge job to shame Luke for refusing it and then finds the task is to assist in answering lodge letters but because he is to vain to announce his illiteracy, creates chaos faking the assignment.
|38||The Actor (18 Jun. 1959) |
Fastidious actor Sterling Ames injures his back on the McCoys' property and must remain on their sofa for several days, much to the annoyance of "cantankerous" Grandpa.
|39||Fire When Ready, Grandpa (25 Jun. 1959) |
Grandpa decides to turn the tables after a fast-talking shooting gallery proprietor hustles Little Luke out of $14 in proceeds from the sale of church social tickets.