1 9 7 7 (USA)
5 x 30 minute episodes
Conniving, greedy Jasper T Kallikak (David Huddleston) left his job as a coal miner in his native Appalachia and, along with his family, found his future out west in a town called Nowhere, California.
In tow were his gushingly affectionate wife, Venus (Edie McClurg), his status-conscious teenage daughter Bobbi Lou (Bonnie Ebsen, daughter of Buddy) and his pre-teen son Junior (Patrick J Peterson), who was a technical genius.
The family had inherited a small dual-pump gas station and now Jasper got to be his own boss, making it easier to “beat the system” -which just happened to be the title of the theme song for The Kallikaks.
Jasper had a hired hand from Germany named Oscar Heinz (Peter Palmer). Oscar spoke very little English and, because of his limited grasp of the language, often got a lot of things mixed up.
Jasper T Kallikak
Bobbi Lou Kallikak
Patrick J Peterson