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2 items from 2012

Steve Martin DVD unearthes wild and crazy hidden treasures -- Exclusive Video

18 September 2012 8:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Steve Martin has been making people laugh so hard for so long that some — especially younger audiences — might not fully appreciate just how pure and fresh his early comic work was. Before the Oscars, before Father of the Bride, before Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, even before The Jerk, Martin was a total force of nature whose main platform was television, beginning with writing for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In his wild and crazy prime, an appearance by Martin on Johnny Carson or other primetime showcase was insane, yet so carefully crafted. When he hosted Saturday Night Live or had a stand-up special, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Beverly Hillbillies: Elly Mae Clampett's Strange Return

20 February 2012 6:51 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Donna Douglas played Elly Mae Clampett on The Beverly Hillibillies for all nine seasons and 274 episodes of the very popular CBS sitcom. The show ran from 1962 until 1971 and was a top 20 show for eight seasons.

She returned to her beloved role in the disappointing reunion movie The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies in 1981, joining Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp.

Douglas later appeared as Elly Mae in The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies, a mockumentary-style tribute that included in-character appearances by Buddy Ebsen, Max Baer Jr., Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert, Louis Nye, and Larry Pennell.

That was aired the same year as the disappointing release of the feature film starring Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman, Dabney Coleman, and Lily Tomlin.

Douglas has returned to her signature just one more time, in a very »


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