The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Jed Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Daisy Moses / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Elly May Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Jethro Bodine / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Milburn Drysdale (247 episodes, 1962-1971)
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 Jane Hathaway (246 episodes, 1962-1971)
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Storyline

Meet the Clampett clan - There's Jed, a kind and sensible man turned millionaire, though not as imbecilic as the others, things happen around him without he knowing it; Granny - old and senile, paranoid, and always certain she knows how to deal with a situation; Elly May - Incredibly beautiful but awful naive! And Jethro Bodine - the stupid nephew of Jed. He's a strong as he is dumb; and Mr. Drysdale, a greedy banker who will do anything to keep the Clampett money in his bank, even if he has to hurt other people. Anyway, they've struck oil, gotten millions of dollars, move into a giant mansion, but still live like hillbillies: they still dress in tattered ragged clothes with rope belts, and Granny still makes soap the old fashion way, and Jethro tries to woo the women with his manly ways, but he's actually only acting like a real idiot, and doesn't even realize it. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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millionaire | oil | hillbilly | nephew | idiot | See more »

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26 September 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mornin' Beverly Hillbillies  »

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(274 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(1962-1965)| (1965-1971)

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4:3
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Trivia

The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)'s pilot episode release date debut of _"The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962) {The Clampetts Strike Oil (#1.1)_, was also actress Donna Douglas's 29th birthday, coincidentally. Donna Douglas' popularity and fame rose with her role of "Elly May Clampett". See more »

Goofs

In a majority of season one and season two episodes, location/establisher footage showed Jane Hathaway's first car, a 1962 Plymouth convertible, but in some cases the scene would immediate cut to a close up of her arriving in a 1963 or 1964 Dodge. See more »

Quotes

Jethro: [Jed and Jehtro are discussing a "fast" girl back in the hills] Uncle Jed, she handed me a big old sugar cookie, looked at me and said, "Jehtro, if you had a choice between that cookie and me, which one would you take". Uncle Jed, that's when I found out just how fast she was!
[Jed leans in close to hear the rest of the story]
Jethro: I had to run nearly a mile to get away from her with that cookie!
Jed Clampett: [Disgusted] Jethro, some day me and you got to have a long talk.
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Connections

Referenced in Mad Men: Hands and Knees (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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One of the best sitcoms ever!
9 January 2001 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

When "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on the CBS network in the fall of 1962,critics panned it and wanted it off the air. But all of America loved it and this is why it has been a staple of American television for so many years and it continues on to this day. Even though it was basically the #1 show on the air for the nine seasons it ran has stood the test of time and its playing somewhere in repeats around the world. I still can get a good laugh every time its on,even though I have seen every episode about 20 to 30 times already. One of the best sitcoms ever!


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