As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their town is to be used as an atomic bomb testing ground, unless they can find *something* necessary about the town. Could Mammy Yokum's Yokumberry tonic (which Abner has taken every day since he was a baby) be the key? Written by
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Did You Know?
The success of Li'l Abner (1959) brought about the inspiration for the popular TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-'71) A then unknown Donna Douglas appeared briefly in this film (about a half hour in) with the lines: "Yeah Mammy, we wants to get citified... we wants to broaden our horizons" She of course went on to play the role of Elly May Clampett, a character modelled in part after L'il Abner's Daisy Mae. The 'Dogpatch' influences also extended to another Beverly Hillbilly character... Clampett Matriarch Daisy 'Granny' Moses was even closer to Mammy Yokum. Her spunkiness and potion making were right out of Dogpatch. See more
During Abner's and Sam's "The Country's in the Very Best of Hands" musical number, both Mayor Dogmeat and the podium he's standing behind disappear twice. See more
[being introduced to Gen. Bullmoose
Well, howdy General! Welcome to Dogpatch. I'd say "what's your pleasure?", but I see you done brought it with you.
[Looks directly at Appasionata
Version of Li'l Abner
The Country's in the Very Best of Hands
Music by Gene de Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Peter Palmer
and Stubby Kaye See more