Four Episodes Of Television's Original Country Comedy.
Californy Here We Come: The Series Premiere
Original Airdate: October 3, 1957. The McCoys arrive in the San Fernando Valley from Smokey Corners, W. Va. Where Grandpa McCoy has inherited a ranch from his brother, Ben. The house has features the McCoys have never seen and a ranch manager - Pepino - who Grandpa McCoy suspects is Russian. Their new lifestyle will take some getting used to, but with a family like theirs, it's Californy that'll have to adjust.
The McCoys Visit Hollywood
Original Airdate: January 8, 1959.The McCoys have been living in the San Fernando Valley for nearly a year when Kate sees a photo of her high school friend, Glory, in the paper and discovers she's now a movie star. Hollywood may be a very long way from the Valley (20 minutes by freeway), but Kate convinces Grandpa and her husband Luke to make the trip.
You Can't Cheat An Honest Man
Original Airdate: November 7, 1957. When an insurance broker from L.A. shows up at the McCoys' farm with an offer to buy five acres of their useless, unplowable land, Grandpa Amos sees an opportunity to make some quick cash. But Kate and Luke won't have any part of it -- they don't think it's right to take advantage of the man. It isn't until after the deal has closed that Grandpa discovers they're the ones who've been had. But in the end, it's still the McCoys who have the last laugh.
Volunteer Fire Department
Original Airdate: May 22, 1958. They've had only one fire in five years but the fire brigade is looking for volunteers. Luke and Pepino aren't interested but Grandpa Amos, former head bucket for the Smokey Corners Fire Department back home in West Virginia, is anxious to join. When the fire chief tells Grandpa he's too old, he's embarrassed to tell his family. That's when the chief's barn catches fire and Grandpa, leading the volunteers, saves the day.