The Real McCoys

Season 1 Episode 1

Californy, Here We Come

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Oct 03, 1957 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The song performed at the end is "Blue Tail Fly" ("Jimmy Crack Corn") and has a few non-standard verses sung by Luke and Kate. The ending credits sequence for this episode was unique and never used again.

  • Quotes

    • Grampa (about Luke's marriage to Kate): It's bad enough when an old man has to watch his grandson pass up a 16 year-old girl, who can lick two men in the morning and plow in the afternoon, and then take up with a skinny woman past 20 who sat right there and, bold as brass, said she didn't know how to shoe a mare--came right out and said it! I...I like to cried.

    • Pepino: Pardon me for asking, senor--but how does it happen that two brothers both have the same name?
      Luke: Well, ya see, in the excitement of having him, Ma and Pa done forgot they already had me!

    • Grampa (meeting Pepino for the first time): I think it's a Russian, judging from the language.
      Luke: That there's english--he's done somethin' to it, but english is what it was!

  • Notes

    • Danny Thomas actually co-produced the show with Norman Pincus. Danny Thomas Productions financed the series with a budget of $44,000 per episode for the first season.

    • Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, director Hy Averback, and writer Bill Manhoff received Emmy Award nominations for their work in the first season. Richard Crenna won the 1959 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series.

    • Exterior scenes for the series were filmed at the "40 Acres" backlot in Culver City, California. Originally an RKO-Pathe studios backlot, it was purchased by Desilu Studios in the late 1950s. Parts of many movies and television shows were filmed on this lot, including Gone With The Wind, King Kong, The Andy Griffith Show, Batman, Mission: Impossible, and Hogan's Heroes. By the 1970s, the backlot was rarely used; it was bulldozed and sold to industry in 1976.

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