Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Forgotten TV; THE REAL MCCOYS
Why is it I remember these old tv theme songs better than the plots? This show, a favorite of mine as a ten year old, was on from 1957-63 and starred Walter Brennan as the family patriarch who brings his son (Richard Crenna) his wife and their three kids to California to farm. A very nice evocation of a rural family that predated and prefigured The Waltons. You might also think ahead to THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, but this was a different kind of show-played less for laughs than smiles.