Thursday, October 3rd, 1957
s1e1: Californy, Here We Come
The McCoys move from Smokey Corners, West Virginia., to a ranch in Fernando Valley, Calif., which Grampa McCoy has inherited from his brother Ben. They have also inherited Pepino, a ranch hand, and they meet their neighbors, Flora and George MacMichael. But Grampa finds himself homesick for ""West Virginny.""
Thursday, November 14th, 1957
s1e2: Luke Gets His Freedom
When Grampa thinks Luke is being henpecked by Kate, Luke decides to prove him wrongâ??and ends up sleeping on the couch in the living room.
Thursday, November 21st, 1957
s1e3: Grampa's Date
Luke and Kate urge Grampa to invite Flora MacMichael as his date to attend the Valley Ranchers annual fall dance and box supper. Grampa will have none of it until he hears that Flora is the best cook in the county.
Thursday, October 17th, 1957
s1e4: Kate's Dress
The male McCoys try to outwit the female members by using money in the cookie jar to buy a shotgun rather than a dress for Kate to attend the PTA meeting. When the men concede defeat and they buy Kate a dress, things get even worse. Fortunately, the PTA president is able to correct their choice of dress.
Thursday, October 10th, 1957
s1e5: The Egg War
The McCoys start a roadside eggstand and, inadvertently, an egg war with neighbor Harry Poulson.
Thursday, November 7th, 1957
s1e6: You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Grampa thinks he's made a sharp business deal when he sells some useless farm land, until he finds out the freeway is going through that part of their land. Luke and Kate feel Grampa has been swindled -- but Grampa's native honesty saves the day for the McCoys.
Thursday, October 24th, 1957
s1e7: Grampa Sells His Gun
The McCoys find themselves in trouble when they need $150 to meet a mortgage payment. Checking through all their wordly goods, they discover their only valuable asset is a rifle handed down to Grampa by his great-grandfather. Grampa finally decides parting with his treasure is better than borrowing money from his neighbor George.
Thursday, October 31st, 1957
s1e8: A Question of Discipline
Grampa McCoy takes over the supervision of Hassie and Little Luke when, after getting bad grades in school, Kate starts to discipline them. He soon learns it isn't as easy as he thought and is happy to turn the job back to Kate.
Thursday, December 5th, 1957
s1e9: It's a Woman's World
The McCoys' neighbor Mrs Webster asks their support in her race for a seat on the City Council, but Grampa feels women have no place in politics. When he learns it is necessary to read and write in order to vote, he tries various subterfuges to pass the reading test. His innate honesty prevails, and he also assists the neighbor in her political ambitions.
Thursday, February 6th, 1958
s1e10: Little Luke's Education
When Little Luke gets into a fight after classmates call him a ""hillbilly,"" the entire McCoy family becomes involved. Grampa finally sets things right when he is asked by the teacher to address the class, and he proceeds to tell them about the ""dumb hillbillies"" who helped build the country they are living in.
Thursday, June 26th, 1958
s1e11: You're Never Too Old
Luke and Kate join a young people's recreation group and suggest Grampa join the ""Young Old Timers."" He refuses, saying they are all old fuddy-duddies with no family interests. After consistently being left alone, he finally decides to investigate the old-timers group and is acclaimed by them as an artist at whittling.
Thursday, January 23rd, 1958
s1e12: The Matchmaker
A hunting dog wanders onto the McCoy ranch, and when the owner, Joe Johnson, appears to claim him, Grampa tries to make a trade with him for the dog. Joe refuses until Grampa promises he will arrange a date for Joe with Flora MacMichael.
Thursday, January 9th, 1958
s1e13: The Lady's Man
Luke becomes jealous when a photographer for a national magazine comes to their ranch to use Kate as a model and is over-attentive to Kate from Luke's viewpoint. Grampa eggs him on, and they are both humiliated when they learn the photographer is a happily married man. He tells Luke how lucky he is to have Kate for his wife.
Thursday, November 28th, 1957
s1e14: The Fishing Contest
Grampa McCoy and his archrival George MacMichael enter a fishing contest. With the discovery that California fish are elusive if not intelligent, Grampa almost resorts to cheating.
Thursday, February 13th, 1958
s1e15: Time to Retire
When Luke and Kate learn mailman Mr. Perkins is retiring at the insistence of his children, they decide Grampa should take things easy. Grampa feels he is not needed on the ranch, and he pretends to be ill. The family decides he is not yet ready for retirement.
Thursday, December 19th, 1957
s1e16: Gambling Is a Sin
Grampa and Luke invite their minister to the house for dinner to help Kate get on a church committee. Before the minister shows up, Grampa has given a billboard salesman permission to use the barn roof for an advertisement for a gambling house in Las Vegas. Luke solves the dilemma by painting out some of the letters in the advertisement.
Thursday, January 30th, 1958
s1e17: The Goodys Come to Town
The McCoys are visited by Frank Goody and his attractive daughter from Smokey Corners, West Virginia. When Elvira starts playing up to Luke, Kate becomes jealous.
Thursday, December 12th, 1957
s1e18: The Bigger They Are
Grampa's jealousy leads him to court and a confrontation with his romantic rival---the judge. Grampa finds a stranger beating his time with Flora and takes his revenge on Flora's apple tree. When Flora hauls him into court for refusing to pay damages, Grampa recognizes the judge as the ""stranger.""
Thursday, April 24th, 1958
s1e19: It Pays to Be Poor
A wealthy couple learns the joys of simple living from the McCoys.
Thursday, March 27th, 1958
s1e20: New Doctor in Town
Grampa refuses to admit that the new doctor's treatment helped him get over a bad cold.
Thursday, December 26th, 1957
s1e21: Let's Be Buddies
Grampa can't tolerate George's insincere method of gaining membership at the local lodge.
Thursday, January 2nd, 1958
s1e22: Grampa and the Driver's License
Grampa doesn't want to admit that he needs glasses to pass the test for his California driver's license..
Thursday, January 16th, 1958
s1e23: Luke's Mother-in-Law
Mother Purvis comes for a visit, and Grampa warns Luke about mother-in-law trouble--but the trouble is for Kate.
Thursday, February 27th, 1958
s1e24: The Homeymoon
Grampa schemes to allow Luke and Kate a getaway to make up for their lost honeymoon, but it turns out to be everything but relaxing and private.
Thursday, February 20th, 1958
s1e25: Grampa's Proposal
When Flora's old flame returns and proposes marriage to her, Grampa decides he better put in a proposal himself.
Thursday, March 20th, 1958
s1e26: Grampa's Brithday
Grampa's method of keeping a calendar is off by a day, and he thinks that everyone has forgotten his birthday.
Thursday, March 6th, 1958
s1e27: Once There was a Traveling Saleswoman
Luke gets swindled into buying a swimming pool from a beautiful saleswoman, but Grampa has a plan to void the contract without hurting Luke's bruised pride.
Thursday, March 13th, 1958
s1e28: My Favorite Uncle
Everyone is thrilled when a rich uncle visits the McCoy's ranch for a short stay--except for Grampa, who has to share his bed with him.
Thursday, May 22nd, 1958
s1e29: Volunteer Fire Department
Grampa tries to join the volunteer fire brigade, but they refuse him.
Thursday, April 3rd, 1958
s1e30: For Love or Money
Pepino goes to work for George after Grampa refuses to give him a raise.
Thursday, April 10th, 1958
s1e31: Kate's Career
Grampa won't tolerate Kate working at home as a dress maker--until the local shop owner riles him up by trying to put an end to her success.
Thursday, April 17th, 1958
s1e32: When a Fellow Needs a Friend
Grampa mistakenly gets a parking ticket, and he decides to fight it in court--but when he needs character witnesses, even his own family has to consider all of the fibs and tall-tales that he has told over the years.
Thursday, May 1st, 1958
s1e33: The Life of the Party
Grampa thinks that he's the life of Kate and Luke's parties.
Thursday, May 8th, 1958
s1e34: Three Is a Crowd
A marriage-minded widow is chasing George, and Grampa tries to put a stop to it.
Thursday, May 15th, 1958
s1e35: The New Look
Grampa refuses to let go of his old-fashioned ways of farming after a new county farm agent offers to help Luke modernize the henhouse.
Thursday, May 29th, 1958
s1e36: You Can't Always Be a Hero
Grampa thinks he's the perfect role model for Little Luke--until the boy starts getting in trouble for telling fibs and using bad language.
Thursday, June 5th, 1958
s1e37: The Homely Boy
The homeliest boy in class wants a date with Hassie, but she refuses.
Thursday, June 19th, 1958
s1e38: The Corn Eating Contest
There's more than just pride riding on a McCoy in the school's eating contest--Grampa has bet Kate's prized laying hen that Little Luke will win.
Thursday, June 12th, 1958
s1e39: Her Flaming Youth
Grampa comes to the rescue when an old photograph of Flora in a bathing suit gets people talking.
Thursday, October 2nd, 1958
s2e1: The New Car
Luke and Kate decide the McCoys should have a new car and trade in their old Ford. When Grampa learns of the transaction, he's heartbroken at losing a "member of the family" and tries to get it back. Flora MacMichael, knowing how Grampa feels about the old car, has bought it from the junk man and returns it to Grampa.
Thursday, October 9th, 1958
s2e2: Grampa Learns About Teenagers
Grampa is upset when he finds Hassie learning to dance to rock and roll music and using makeup in order to attract the attention of Tommy, the most popular boy in her class. When Kate convinces Grampa his ideas are old-fashioned, he and Luke decide to assist Hassie in her conquest.
Thursday, October 16th, 1958
s2e3: Blow the House Down
Grampa has a scheme to get Little Luke a place in the school band.
Thursday, October 23rd, 1958
s2e4: The Dancin' Fool
When Kate is unsuccessful in trying to teach Luke to dance, she finally talks him into taking dancing lessons, much to Grampa's disgust. When Kate discovers the dancing teacher is a very attractive young lady, she becomes jealous.
Thursday, October 30th, 1958
s2e5: The New Well
Luke goes over Grampa's head when he hires a geologist to locate and drill the new well.
Tuesday, November 4th, 1958
s2e6: The New Dog
Grampa becomes involved with a couple of con men over a dog. He realizes they are trying to cheat him, and with the help of George MacMichael, they turn the tables on the crooks. Meanwhile, the entire McCoy family has become so attached to the dog, Mac, he becomes a member of the family.
Thursday, November 13th, 1958
s2e7: Sing for Your Supper
Luke decides to prove to the family that he can really sing by entering a talent show being broadcast on the radio.
Thursday, November 20th, 1958
s2e8: Do You Kiss Your Wife?
Luke and Kate have a spat when Luke and Grampa show their disgust for public kissing by the Emerys, who have been married over five years. It takes Grampa to clear up the situation by explaining that there's a time and place for kissing, and that a public display of affection doesn't necessarily denote love.
Thursday, November 27th, 1958
s2e9: The Perfect Swine
Grampa schemes at the county fair by a passing off a prized pig as his own.
Thursday, December 4th, 1958
s2e10: Leave It to the Girls
Grampa tries to teach Tommy the way to handle women, and starts a war of the sexes in the McCoy household that threatens to ruin the upcoming dance for everyone.
Thursday, December 11th, 1958
s2e11: The Gift
George gives Kate an old vacuum cleaner--and Grampa is insulted by the act of charity.
Thursday, December 18th, 1958
s2e12: The New Hired Hand
Pepino goes out of his way to hire what he thinks will be a weaker co-worker so that he won't have any competition.
Thursday, December 25th, 1958
s2e13: The New Neighbors
Kate likes the new neighbors, but Grampa insists that they are snobs.
Thursday, January 1st, 1959
s2e14: Luke Gets a Job
Luke gets a job as a shoe salesman--and Grampa disapproves.
Thursday, January 8th, 1959
s2e15: The McCoys Visit Hollywood
Grampa is worried that Kate will become disillusioned with farm life after they visit her old friend in Hollywood.
Thursday, January 15th, 1959
s2e16: The Bank Loan
The McCoys have a chance for a bank loan--until Grampa almost ruins everything.
Thursday, January 22nd, 1959
s2e17: The Great Discovery
Luke digs up a valuable prehistoric bone--and the trouble begins.
Thursday, January 29th, 1959
s2e18: Son of the Mystic Nile
A McCoy receives honors from the lodge--but it's Luke, and not Grampa.
Thursday, February 5th, 1959
s2e19: Kate Learns to Drive
Grampa refuses to give Kate driving lessons, but Luke gives in to her request.
Thursday, February 12th, 1959
s2e20: Grampa's Private War
Grampa delights in telling about his war adventures--until the truth comes to light.
Thursday, February 19th, 1959
s2e21: The Rainmaker
Grampa does everything he can to put an end to the drought--including a rain dance with an Indian.
Thursday, February 26th, 1959
s2e22: The Perfect Houseguest
The McCoys all think that George is wonderful houseguest--except for Grampa.
Thursday, March 5th, 1959
s2e23: The Wedding
The McCoy household is worried that Kate's widowed mom has been swindled into marrying a man who is really after her $40 a month income.
Thursday, March 12th, 1959
s2e24: Kate's Diet
Kate is worried about her weight, so Luke tries to ease her mind by altering her dress.
Thursday, March 19th, 1959
s2e25: What's a Family For?
Grampa thinks he's doing the right thing by escorting Hassie to the local hang-out for teenagers.
Thursday, March 26th, 1959
s2e26: Grampa Takes the Primrose Path
A young widow invites Grampa out, causing him to forget about his date with Flora.
Thursday, April 2nd, 1959
s2e27: Batter Up!
Grampa talks Luke into becoming a little league coach.
Thursday, April 9th, 1959
s2e28: Sweet Fifteen
Hassie thinks her family and friends are indifferent to her upcoming birthday, unaware that Grampa is secretly organizing a surprise party.
Thursday, April 16th, 1959
s2e29: Go Fight City Hall
Grampa becomes a civil disobedience hero when he threatens to bypass the county road commissioner's rules and repair a pothole himself.
Thursday, April 23rd, 1959
s2e30: Two's Company
Luke and Grampa's nightly checkers games leads Kate to feel like she is being neglected.
Thursday, April 30th, 1959
s2e31: The Tax Man Cometh
Grampa puts on a show to convince the tax man that he is poor--and the neighbors believe it as well.
Thursday, May 7th, 1959
s2e32: The Mrs. Homemaker Contest
Kate is in line to win the homemaker contest, but Grampa has his eyes on the prize.
Thursday, May 14th, 1959
s2e33: The Insurance Policy
Grampa's latest scheme backfires when he witholds an insurance payment.
Thursday, May 21st, 1959
s2e34: How to Paint a House
The McCoys are swindled by a shady paint salesman.
Thursday, May 28th, 1959
s2e35: The Great Woodsman
Grampa senses an opportunity to discredit Little Luke's new hero when the former city-dweller takes the neighborhood boys on a nature hike.
Thursday, June 4th, 1959
s2e36: The Big Skeet Shoot
Luke aims to raise his standing with Little Luke by beating Grampa in the annual skeet competition.
Thursday, June 11th, 1959
s2e37: Grampa's New Job
Grampa doesn't let his lack of reading ability to get in the way of getting hired for a new job that requires answering mail.
Thursday, June 18th, 1959
s2e38: The Actor
A visitor trips on a post hole, and uses his acting skills to trick the McCoys into letting him have a long stay.
Thursday, June 25th, 1959
s2e39: Fire When Ready, Grampa
Little Luke loses the church money he has raised to a carnival shyster, and Grampa has a scheme to get it back.
Thursday, July 16th, 1959
s3e1: The Farmer Took a Wife
Kate's "pickle-brained" ex-boyfriend visits the McCoys with his new bride, and Luke is envious of the old flame's unlikely success in the business world.
Thursday, July 23rd, 1959
s3e2: The Game Warden
Grampa doesn't take George seriously as the new game warden--until he is issued a summons for hunting pheasant in the off-season.
Thursday, July 30th, 1959
s3e3: The Screen Test
The McCoy household dips into their meager savings to pay for Hassie's screen test.
Thursday, August 6th, 1959
s3e4: Work No More, My Lady
After feeling unappreciated by the McCoy household, especially when it comes to her cooking, Kate undertakes some extreme measures to get their attentions.
Thursday, August 13th, 1959
s3e5: The Garden Club
Kate would love to get an invitation to the garden club--and Grampa schemes to get her one.
Thursday, August 27th, 1959
s3e6: The Weaker Sex?
Grampa is thrilled to have a new neighbor--a single, middle-aged lady--until she outdoes Grampa in everything from farming to pitching horseshoes.
Thursday, September 3rd, 1959
s3e7: The Fighter and the Lady
Luke gets tricked into stepping into the ring with a professional boxer, but Kate won't stand for it. With the McCoys' pride and $100 at stake, Grampa decides to take matters into his own hands.
Thursday, September 10th, 1959
s3e8: The Gas Station
Grampa takes a job at George's gas station, which leads to nothing but trouble.
Thursday, September 17th, 1959
s3e9: Grampa Fights the Air Force
Grampa sneaks into an Air Force base to complain about the low-flying jets that have been disturbing the farm.
Thursday, September 24th, 1959
s3e10: The Girls at Mom's Place
Grampa sends Luke out to sell farm produce, but Luke winds up lending the goods to a struggling cafe owned by a widow and her lovely daughter. Kate is suspicious that something more might be going on, while Grampa sets out to either collect the cash or take back the produce.LESS
Thursday, October 8th, 1959
s3e11: The Politician
The McCoys are proud to receive a visit from a politician who campaigns on behalf of the farmers, but they soon realize that nothing seems to be adding up right for the candidate.
Thursday, October 15th, 1959
s3e12: Pepino Takes a Bride
Grampa thinks that Pepino would work harder if he was a married man, so he convinces the farmhand to marry his latest girlfriend--but Grampa has to turn his scheme around when he finds out that Pepino would have leave the farm to provide the bride-to-be's expected lifestyle.
Thursday, October 22nd, 1959
s3e13: Hot Rod
Grampa thinks that he's discovered a shortcut into town, but it's actually a drag strip for the local hot rod club.
Thursday, November 5th, 1959
s3e14: The Ghostbreakers
Little Luke is terrified when he has to explore the local haunted house as a club initiation, so Grampa and Luke try to convince him that there's no such thing as ghosts.
Thursday, November 12th, 1959
s3e15: The Marriage Broker
Grampa has a scheme to prevent Sam from being deported: a quick marriage to Aggie.
Thursday, November 19th, 1959
s3e16: How to Build a Boat
Hassie has unexpected competition for her new boyfriend--Grampa and Luke need him to help build their boat from blueprints.
Thursday, November 26th, 1959
s3e17: The Artist
Grampa has a scheme to get rich after the junkman buys one of George's paintings for $20--until he finds out why the junkman wanted it.
Thursday, December 3rd, 1959
s3e18: The Perfume Salesman
Luke comes up with a new scheme for making money--selling perfume to sweeten barns.
Thursday, December 10th, 1959
s3e19: The Television Set
Luke promises Kate and the kids that he'll buy a used television set, but Grampa has already committed the cookie jar money to buy an electric saw.
Thursday, December 17th, 1959
s3e20: The Lawsuit
Thursday, December 24th, 1959
s3e21: The Town Councilman
Grampa manages George's campaign for town councilman, but trouble ensues when he starts favoring the opposition.
Thursday, January 7th, 1960
s3e22: Cousin Naomi
George's cousin stays at the McCoy's farm, and proceeds to take over the house.
Thursday, January 28th, 1960
s3e23: The Bowling Champ
Luke is headed for the gutter after Kate finds him bowling with a pretty girl.
Thursday, February 4th, 1960
s3e24: The Talk of the Town
Grampa has mixed emotions after Little Luke wins a prize by writing an essay about him.
Thursday, February 11th, 1960
s3e25: Once There Was a Man
Luke tries to put some backbone into his henpecked cousin.
Thursday, February 18th, 1960
s3e26: Weekend in Los Angeles
The McCoys are excited to stay at a posh Los Angeles hotel for the annual Sons of the Mystic Nile convention. Unfortunately, Grampa finds out that the lodge is planning to introduce mandatory retirement for its older officers, and Kate has to worry about Luke and the bathing beauties at the pool.LESS
Thursday, March 3rd, 1960
s3e27: First Date
Little Luke gets a lot of ribbing from his friends after he draws Agnes' name as his partner, and schemes to take another girl to the school dance. But, Grampa and Luke have schemes of their own to convince the boy to play by the rules.
Thursday, March 10th, 1960
s3e28: How To Discover Oil
Grampa and George make a friendly swap of a couple of small plots, but begin scheming against each other after they separately discover oil on the land they previously owned.
Thursday, March 17th, 1960
s3e29: A House Divided
Once again, Kate and Grampa argue about how to raise the youngsters of the family.
Thursday, August 4th, 1960
s3e30: Foreman of the Jury
Grampa thinks that his court case against the telephone company will be a sure victory after he finds out that George is the jury foreman.
Thursday, August 11th, 1960
s3e31: One for the Money
Little Luke does amazingly well after he starts delivering newspapers, but the rest of the family is even more astonished when the boy refuses to add his money to the McCoy cookie jar.
Thursday, August 18th, 1960
s3e32: That Was No Lady
Kate defies Luke and Grampa to wear a new strapless dress to the Grange dance.
Thursday, August 25th, 1960
s3e33: The Tycoon
The local farmers form a co-op and decide to raise the prices of their eggs by holding on to them--but Grampa sees it as an opportunity to get rich by underselling his half of the McCoy's eggs to willing customers.
Thursday, September 1st, 1960
s3e34: Where There's a Will
Grampa misunderstands why a couple of antique dealers paid a good price for some old furniture left to him by a late family member, and decides he can get rich by buying junk furniture and auctioning it off.
Thursday, September 8th, 1960
s3e35: The Jinx
Kate refuses to believe that a visiting cousin is really the family jinx, despite Luke and Grampa's warnings.
Thursday, September 15th, 1960
s3e36: The Delagates
Grampa proves to be a better schemer after he gets more votes than George to be a lodge delegate--but then Grampa finds out that he can't afford the trip to the convention in San Francisco.
Thursday, September 22nd, 1960
s3e37: The Gigolo
An elderly financier decides to foreclose the mortgage she holds on the McCoy's farm, and Grampa can think of only one way to save the family's home--by marrying the lonely spinster.
Thursday, September 29th, 1960
s3e38: Teenage Wedding
Much to everyone's dismay, Hassie and her latest boyfriend have decided to get married, and Grampa has his own scheme to solve the problem.
Thursday, October 6th, 1960
s3e39: McCoys, Ahoy
After a destroyer with historical ties to West Virgina is slated to be junked by the navy, Grampa takes matters into his own hands to save the ship from the scrap heap.
Thursday, October 13th, 1960
s4e1: Beware a Smart Woman
Kate goes back to school--but learns the most valuable lesson from Grampa.
Thursday, October 20th, 1960
s4e2: Excutive Wife
Things aren't so sweet between Kate and Luke after a company patents her preserves recipe.
Thursday, October 27th, 1960
s4e3: Pepino McCoy
Unknown to the McCoys, Pepino moonlights as a night-club singer.
Thursday, November 10th, 1960
s4e4: Father and Son Day
Little Luke thinks that he doesn't have a sporting chance with Grampa as his relay-race partner.
Thursday, November 17th, 1960
s4e5: Farmer or Scientist
Little Luke plants the seeds of trouble when he tells the McCoy household that he'd rather be a scientist than a farmer.
Thursday, November 24th, 1960
s4e6: The New Librarian
The rivalry between Grampa and George flares up again with the arrival of a pretty librarian.
Thursday, December 1st, 1960
s4e7: Smothered in Love
Grampa gets fed up with the family's constant pampering.
Thursday, December 8th, 1960
s4e8: Baldy (a.k.a.) Luke's Hair Problem
Luke becomes frantic when he realizes that his green thumb doesn't work for what grows on top of his head.
Thursday, December 15th, 1960
s4e9: The Hermit
Grampa takes on a scavenger hermit who is camping on the McCoy's land.
Thursday, December 22nd, 1960
s4e10: The Legacy
The McCoys are surprised to find out that George makes no mention of Grampa in his will.
Thursday, January 12th, 1961
s4e11: A Bundle from Japan
The McCoys hire Nikko, a Japanese girl, to help around the house.
Thursday, January 19th, 1961
s4e12: The Horse Expert
Grampa has no choice but to accept a horse as payment on a loan.
Thursday, January 26th, 1961
s4e13: The City Boy
Problems arise when the McCoys take in a city boy and try to fit him into their style of living.
Thursday, February 2nd, 1961
s4e14: The Investors
Cousin Claude talks Grampa into investing in an oil well.
Thursday, February 9th, 1961
s4e15: If You Can't Lick 'Em
Things backfire on Grampa when he schemes against a fellow fruit-stand operator.
Thursday, February 16th, 1961
s4e16: The Rival
Kate seems to be having too good of a time in Bakersfield, much to Luke's dismay.
Thursday, February 23rd, 1961
s4e17: The Good Neighbor Policy
Grampa feels the pain when George tries to collect on the McCoy's insurance policy after an accident.
Thursday, March 2nd, 1961
s4e18: You Can't Beat the Army
Grampa battles the U.S. Army after they take one of his cows.
Thursday, March 9th, 1961
s4e19: The Bazaar
Rivalry insues when Luke and Grampa set up competing booths at the PTA bazaar.
Thursday, March 16th, 1961
s4e20: The Swedish Girl
The McCoys hire a beautiful housekeeper in Kate's absence, leading to widespread gossip.
Thursday, March 23rd, 1961
s4e21: The New Sunday School Teacher
Grampa has to teach Sunday school class after a failed scheme against the pastor.
Thursday, March 30th, 1961
s4e22: Baseball vs. Love
Little Luke makes a few errors with his new girlfriend.
Thursday, April 6th, 1961
s4e23: Theatre in the Barn
Grampa schemes against George after losing a role in the Grange play.
Thursday, April 13th, 1961
s4e24: George Retires
Grampa plots to keep George on his farm after retirement.
Thursday, April 27th, 1961
s4e25: Pepino's Wedding
Pepino questions how to pay for his wedding, and Grampa has the answer.
Thursday, May 4th, 1961
s4e26: Sorority Girl
Hassie does more than her best to convince a sorority that she shouldn't be overlooked for membership.
Thursday, May 11th, 1961
s4e27: Kate Comes Home
Kate comes home from the hospital, and tries to jump back into her household chores despite everyone's objections.
Thursday, May 18th, 1961
s4e28: Money in the Bank
Grampa is convinced to stop using his cookie jar and to start putting the McCoy funds into the bank instead.
Thursday, May 25th, 1961
s4e29: A Man of Influence (a.k.a.) Amos McCoy, Leading Citizen]
A civic group has their hands full after they try to fool Grampa.
Thursday, July 27th, 1961
s4e30: Back to West Virginny
The McCoys fly back to West Virginia to celebrate Great-Grandma's 100th birthday.
Thursday, August 3rd, 1961
s4e31: Fly Away Home
Grampa causes trouble for his relatives in West Virginia when he holds up a proposed plant expansion.
Thursday, August 10th, 1961
s4e32: September Song
Grampa feels like he is young again when he encounters an old sweetheart.
Thursday, August 17th, 1961
s4e33: Kate's Competition
Kate gets the wrong idea after Luke is complimentary about a new female neighbor's cooking skills.
Thursday, August 24th, 1961
s4e34: Lost and Found
Grampa is astonished when $200 falls mysteriously right out of the sky.
Thursday, August 31st, 1961
s4e35: First Love
Little Luke thinks he is a knockout with his female classmates.
Thursday, September 7th, 1961
s4e36: Hassie's European Trip
The McCoy's wealthy neighbors invite Hassie along for a trip abroad, but Grampa is obstinate.
Thursday, September 14th, 1961
s4e37: How to Win Friends
Luke thinks his rural accent is holding him back, and takes elocution lessons.
Thursday, September 21st, 1961
s4e38: The Matador
A matador convinces Pepino that he was meant to be a bullfighter, but Grampa doesn't agree.
Thursday, September 28th, 1961
s4e39: George's Housekeeper
George's new housekeeper steals his heart.
Thursday, October 5th, 1961
s5e1: Excess Baggage
Grampa's mouth doesn't go well with his new job as a salesman, and almost leads him to bankruptcy.
Thursday, October 12th, 1961
s5e2: The Trailor Camp
Trouble ensues on the McCoy's property when Luke allows to a man to park his trailer on it.
Thursday, October 19th, 1961
s5e3: Luke Leaves Home
Luke is concerned when Grampa uses his nose to decide which crops will be planted.
Thursday, October 26th, 1961
s5e4: The New Piano
Hassie gets a new piano as a result of Grampa's sharp wheeling and dealing.
Thursday, November 2nd, 1961
s5e5: The Handsome Salesman
Kate spends $46 on cosmetics when she falls for a slick salesman's pitch.
Thursday, November 9th, 1961
s5e6: Honesty Is the Best Policy
Kate wants Grampa to lower the rental fee of his fruit stand.
Thursday, November 16th, 1961
s5e7: Cyrano McCoy
Grampa decides that George needs lessons in the McCoy style of courtship techniques.
Thursday, November 23rd, 1961
s5e8: The Diamond Ring
An ailing Kate is having a bad Christmas, until Luke presents a diamond ring.
Thursday, November 30th, 1961
s5e9: The Berry Crisis
Luke finds out the hard way about what it takes to run the farm when a swindler gets the best of him.
Thursday, December 7th, 1961
s5e10: The Rich Boy
Trouble ensues when Grampa meets Randy, Hassie's rich boyfriend.
Thursday, December 14th, 1961
s5e11: The Gamblers
The McCoys get a hot stock-market tip, but Grampa stubbornly refuses to invest.
Thursday, December 21st, 1961
s5e12: The Marriage Counselor
Kate's visit to a marriage counselor upsets the McCoy household.
Thursday, January 11th, 1962
s5e13: The Washing Machine
The household snubs Grampa when he refuses to buy a new washing machine for Kate.
Thursday, January 18th, 1962
s5e14: Pepino McCoy, Citizen
Pepino prepares to take his citizenship test.
Thursday, January 25th, 1962
s5e15: Meeting Hassie's Friends
Hassie's hip friends ridicule Grampa.
Thursday, February 1st, 1962
s5e16: The Law and Mr. McCoy
Grampa goes to jail for burning trash.
Thursday, February 8th, 1962
s5e17: George's Nephew
Thursday, March 15th, 1962
s5e18: Double Date
Thursday, February 22nd, 1962
s5e19: Made in Italy
Thursday, March 1st, 1962
s5e20: Who's Margie?
Thursday, March 8th, 1962
s5e21: You're as Young as You Feel
Thursday, March 22nd, 1962
s5e22: In Grampa We Trust
Thursday, March 29th, 1962
s5e23: Never a Lender Be
Thursday, April 5th, 1962
s5e24: Allergies Anonymous
Thursday, April 12th, 1962
s5e25: Pepino's Fortune
When Grandpa is entrusted with $200 belonging to Pepino, he can't resist the temptation to settle a few of the McCoy's past due bills. Luke and Kate berate him for violating his trust. Then an unexpected liquid asset turns to straighten things out.
Thursday, April 19th, 1962
s5e26: Pepino's Vacation
Thursday, April 26th, 1962
s5e27: Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Thursday, May 3rd, 1962
s5e28: Don't Judge a Book
Thursday, May 10th, 1962
s5e29: The Raffle Ticket
Sunday, September 30th, 1962
s6e1: Grampa Pygmalion
Grandpa arranges for Tilda Hicks from Smokey Corners to join the McCoy family as housekeeper, and she immediately sets her cap for widower Luke McCoy. The arrangement proves highly successful until Tilda attends the neighborhood dance with Luke and scores an immediate hit with the local masculine populace.
Sunday, October 14th, 1962
s6e2: Army Reunion
George MacMichael's big moment during his election as commander of the local VFW post is shattered when Grandpa brings to the ceremonies three of George's buddies who know the real story of his ""heroic"" battlefield actions.
Sunday, October 28th, 1962
s6e3: The Good Will Tour
Grandpa becomes involved with diplomatic relations and the U.S. State Department when a foreign nation's farm tour visits neighbor George's ranch and Grandpa pursuades the group to detour by the McCoy farm. At first it appears Grandpa has committed a colossal faux pas, but his apparent blundering develops unexpected consequences.
Sunday, October 7th, 1962
s6e4: Three Strikes and Out
Grandpa becomes romantically entangled with three matrimonially inclined widows when he encourages their interest just enough to promote some free housecleaning chores and a few well-laundered shirts. Luke and Pepino take a dim view of his scheme when it becomes apparent that the three marriage-minded women are literally doing all the McCoy housework in separate shifts.
Sunday, November 18th, 1962
s6e5: The New Housekeeper
Grandpa proves an easy target for Mrs. Gaylord, an ambitious housekeeper who hopes her new position in the McCoy household may lead to a more permanent position for her unmarried daughter. The daughter, Mary, turns out to be an extremely healthy specimen who immediately makes a play for Luke.
Sunday, November 11th, 1962
s6e6: Actress in the House
Taina Engstrom, a Hollywood actress escaping from her hectic existence, finds peace and quiet at the McCoy farm and discovers that Luke has developed a strong attachment to her. Grandpa grasps the true situation and plans, with Tiana, to prevent Luke from receiving a major disappointment.
Sunday, November 4th, 1962
s6e7: Money From Heaven
Grandpa thinks he has discovered a gold mine in the sky when an Army paratrooper lands with destructive force on a dilapidated chicken coop that was already marked for the scrap heap. When an Army captain arrives to assess the damages, Grandpa paints a black picture. Luke, however, takes a dim view of Grandpa's shenanigans and bluntly tells him so.
Sunday, October 21st, 1962
s6e8: The Roofing Salesman
The wiles of a smooth-talking saleswoman embroil Luke in a roofing paint swindle that involves several of the McCoys' neighbors. Luke soon finds himself in such an embarrassing predicament that he needs the help of Grandpa to rescue him from it.
Sunday, December 23rd, 1962
s6e9: Luke the Reporter
Luke feels he has discovered a new source of income when he reports the gossip he overhears at the laundromat to the reporter of the local newspaper and is paid for the items. He runs into trouble with Pat Clemens, who runs a local gas station, when he reports that Pat is getting married.
Sunday, December 2nd, 1962
s6e10: The Girl Veterinarian
Afraid that Grandpa will disapprove, Luke pretends that the girl veterinarian secretly treating their ailing cow is one of his new girlfriends. When Grandpa learns that Luke's ""romance"" is actually only trying to cure Agnes, the sick cow, he explodes, ordering the girl off his property.
Sunday, November 25th, 1962
s6e11: Pepino's Inheritance
Grandpa and Luke are left with an unproductive hired helper when Pepino apparently inherits a valuable Arizona estate. He warms up his romance with an old girlfriend and brings a flood of salesmen to his doorstep.
Sunday, April 21st, 1963
s6e12: Uncle Rightly and the Musical Milker
Uncle Rightly McCoy starts courting Flora, hoping she will finance his musical milker. When Luke informs George that Uncle Rightly is only interested in Flora's money, they decide to step in and break up the romance. Their scheme doesn't quite work out as they had planned.
Sunday, December 16th, 1962
s6e13: The Love Bug Bites Pepino
Grandpa and George take turns at playing Cupid when their respective farmhands, Pepino and Pedro, find themselves competing for the same girl. Grandpa steps into the romantic triangle because it turns out that Pepino's working efficiency suffers as he loses favor with his girlfriend, Chiquita.
Sunday, December 9th, 1962
s6e14: The Health Addict
Luke lands the enjoyable job of teaching calisthenics at a ladies' health club. Grandpa decides that Luke's presence there may attract some business for the McCoy roadside fruit stand. Grandpa then surreptitiously tempts the dieting health club enrollees with a variety of tasty fruit products, thus undermining the efforts of unsuspecting Luke.
Sunday, April 28th, 1963
s6e15: Up to Their Ears in Corn
Luke is horrified when Uncle Rightly promotes a corn growing contest at the Grange and is so carried away he volunteers a $500 award to the winner in Grandpa and Luke's name. When Luke learns Uncle Rightly doesn't have the $500, it becomes a major problem of raising the money and saving face with the Grange members, but Rightly solves the problem in an unusual way and comes up with the prize money.
Sunday, December 30th, 1962
s6e16: The Farmer and Adele
A winsome dance instructor tricks Luke into signing up for a 20-year dance course. It is up to Grandpa to rescue him from this embarrassing situation with a devious plan that involves Grandpa's signing up for the course, too. He also saves George, who likewise was tricked into taking the course.
Sunday, January 6th, 1963
s6e17: The Crop Duster
Luke gets a hair-raising ride in an airplane that leaves him dizzy when he tangles with a crop duster over the affections of a wealthy girl from Texas, and winds up on the short end.
Sunday, January 27th, 1963
s6e18: Sir Fergus McCoy
Grandpa bristles at Sir Fergus, head of the Scottish branch of the McCoy family, when he arrives and proceeds to exercise all the authority of the Laird of the Clan. Grandpa's anger erupts when Sir Fergus extends his influence to Grandpa's pet goose, Floyd. Grandpa begins one of his devious plots to oust the Scotch usurper from his position of power.
Sunday, March 17th, 1963
s6e19: How're You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?
Luke and Louise feel they have a real problem with Greg, who is addicted to telling fantastic stories about imaginable playmates and people. When they return home from a day's outing, after leaving Greg with Pepino, he tells them three escaped convicts had been captured by the police at their home, and they decide it is just another one of his tall tales.
Sunday, January 13th, 1963
s6e20: Cupid Wore a Tail
Luke discovers a new romance when he meets an attractive widow, Louise Howard, after her runaway cow tramples the McCoy cornfield. Grandpa connives to promote a romance between Luke and Louise in a most surprising way.
Sunday, April 14th, 1963
s6e21: Skeleton in the Closet
Sunday, January 20th, 1963
s6e22: The Other Side of the Fence
Sunday, February 3rd, 1963
s6e23: The Little Boy Blew
Sunday, June 16th, 1963
Sunday, February 10th, 1963
s6e25: Luke in the Ivy League
Sunday, June 2nd, 1963
s6e26: The Peacemakers
Sunday, February 17th, 1963
s6e27: Aunt Win Arrives
Sunday, March 10th, 1963
s6e28: Aunt Win Steps In
Sunday, February 24th, 1963
s6e29: Aunt Win's Conquest
Sunday, March 3rd, 1963
s6e30: Grampa Apron Strings
Sunday, March 24th, 1963
s6e31: Luke the Dog Catcher
Sunday, April 7th, 1963
s6e32: The McCoy Hex
Sunday, March 31st, 1963
s6e33: The Incorruptibles
Sunday, June 9th, 1963
s6e34: Don't Be Nosey
Sunday, May 5th, 1963
s6e35: The McCoy Sound
Sunday, June 23rd, 1963
s6e36: Pepino's Mama
Sunday, May 12th, 1963
s6e37: Luke Grows a Beard
Sunday, May 19th, 1963
s6e38: The Auction
Sunday, May 26th, 1963
s6e39: The Partners