Apple Pie

APPLE PIE/ABC/1978 (Blind)

Grandpa Hollyhock (Jack Gilford), a loudmouthed, senile, old blind man who answered a classified ad in the Kansas City Gazette in Kansas City, Missouri circa 1933.


Grandpa with Ginger Nell and her hired husband, Fast Eddie Barnes (Dabney Coleman)

The newspaper ad was placed by Ginger Nell Hollyhock (Rue McClanahan), a lonely woman who wanted a family. As she said, “Why shouldn’t you have the right to pick your own relatives.”

Ginger’s ad also netted a daughter and a son (Caitlin O’Heaney and Derrel Maurey).

Grandpa Hollyhock complained about politics especially, the Roosevelt Administration and his inability to read the newspaper funnies (he “smells” them).

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