Set in the 1869 town of Quake City,
California, this western comedy follows the life
and struggles of Russell Donovan (Barry Van
Dyke), a frontier gambler who had the misfortune
of winning two orphaned children in a card game.
The kids in Donovan's care included:
Besides the orphans, Donovan also had to worry about the antics
to two bumbling would-be outlaws outlaws named Theodore (Tim
Thomerson) and Amos (Geoffrey Lewis) who were always
messy up and getting Donovan involved in their mishaps.
Other folks in town included Homer McCoy (Henry Jones), the town
barber/sheriff, Netty McCoy (Janis Paige), Homer's ex-wife and hotel
owner, and Colonel Mound (Pat McCormick), the stagecoach line
TRIVIA NOTE: The series is based on
the Disney films The Apple Dumpling Gang
(1975), The Apple Dumpling Gang Strikes
Again (1979) and the TV movie Tales of
the Apple Dumpling Gang (1982).
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