DAD: O.K. Crackerby (Burl Ives) / Widower
DAD’S JOB: Richest man in the world
KIDS: Cynthia (Brooke Adams), Hobart (teenagers), and O.K. Jr. (age unknown)
WHERE’S MOM?: Dead – unknown causes.
STAND-IN “MOM”: St. John Quincy (Hal Buckley), the Crackerby kids’ tutor
O.K., like Jed Clampett, was a recent billionaire. The difference was that O.K. was not okay about his roots, and was always trying to get his kids accepted into “High Society.” The tutor was hired to teach O.K.’s kids “ethics” instead of O.K.’s constant buying and selling of properties and people.
Update: An alert viewer from Israel pointed out that the Crackerby kids’ tutor, St. John (SIN-gin) Quincy, was played by Hal Buckley. St. John was an American, despite his British-sounding name.
A tip of the Lorne Greene Memorial Cowboy Hat to Shaul Ceder (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the inside scoop on the Crackerby’s stand-in “mom”, and the existence of O.K.,Jr. Thanks, Shaul!