Ronny Cox plays a successful architect who moves his wife and four children from California to his hometown in Iowa in this family series.
Earl ("The Waltons") Hamner's latest TV family - California architect George Apple, his wife Barbara, and their four children — are introduced as they settle down to life in Apple's hometown in Iowa. They are another gentle family surrounded by dogs, except that Apple is a fighter when necessary, and he sharply opposes his own partners who want to cut down an old oak tree to make way for a new motel.
George Apple, a modern Mr. Deeds, helps a young cripple tonight. White building a gym for the youngster, Apple encourages the boy's interest in the guitar,which goes against the grain of the lad's sports-minded Dad.
Animal lover George Apple, angry over conditions in a wretched little zoo, brings the animals home for safekeeping. Children will enjoy this tale as each member of the Apple family becomes responsible for the assorted menagerie. The game warden and local zoning laws provide the plot conflict, and our idealistic Mr. Apple must come up with a workable solution.
The Apples answer an ad to hire a cleaning woman, and George's old French teacher shows up, ready to give the family lessons.
Reluctant to come and live with his son's family, Grandfather learns he's needed, particularly by young Patrica who shares her love for horses with the old man.
The Pen Pal
The Tornado (aka The Storm)
The First Love
The Candy Drive
The Winning Season
A group of high school pupils stage a guerrilla theater in which America is on trial, accused as a socialist state.
The Real Thanksgiving
The Outsider (aka Fathers and Sons)
The Christmas Party (aka The Still Life)