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The Beverly Hillbillies: Come Set a Spell with Jethro

30 May 2007 10:27 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

After over 40 years, episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies are still some of the highest rated programs in television history. Sixteen episodes of Hillbillies sit on the list of the 100 highest watched programs in television history. The series can be found in reruns but is largely forgotten by today's audience. An unlikely member of the series' original cast is working on reminding them.

Max Baer Jr., who played the ever-hungry Jethro on the series, found himself typecast after the 1962-71 sitcom ended and tried to distance himself from his dimwitted on-screen persona. He passed on the 1981 reunion movie but did take part in the 1993 "documentary" special. These days, Baer seems to have fully embraced his past and is using it to ensure his business future.

In 1991, Baer reportedly secured sublicensing rights to The Beverly Hillbillies from CBS. He currently sells a number of Hillbillies-inspired cooking sauces and over five dozen Hillbillies-themed »


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