John Wayne Fighting The Indians


During the show’s fifth season, John Wayne made a small guest appearance. In the episode titled “The Indians Are Coming,” Granny kept talking about her hopes that country star John Wayne would show up and help fight the “Injuns,”. At the end of the episode, John Wayne actually does show up, and Granny’s dream is fulfilled. It is widely reported, Wayne was happy to accept a fifth of bourbon as payment for his appearance on the show. What a legend.

Where Did The Idea Come From?

Paul Henning came up with the idea whilst visiting Civil War sites in 1959. The concept of the show was the move someone from the South and moving them to a totally different way of life in an upper-class community. Henning wanted to it to be set in New York but it was eventually decided to do it in Beverly Hills.