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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Comedy | Family

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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 1971 cancellation of the series, by Fred Silverman resulted from CBS' desire to erase its image as a "rural network." In the process, other rural shows (including Green Acres (1965) and Petticoat Junction (1963)) were canceled as well. The general feeling was that "CBS canceled every show with a tree in it". See more »

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During the closing credits of _"The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962) {Pygmalion and Elly (#1.10)_, shows a man's right arm (with short sleeved shirt) as he is walking on the driveway toward the camera, and then it/he is jerked out of the picture as he gets close to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Jed Clampett: When Mrs. Drysdale gets home she's gonna call the PO-lice!
Jethro: No she won't. I gnawed the stump so it'd look like a BEAVER done it!
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Spoofed in Curse of the Queerwolf (1988) See more »

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The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Most Classic Of All
17 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anyone's mind is pickled on older TV series, it is mine. And I know millions of others as well cherish "The Beverly Hillbillies" among the top of them all. The cast of this show fits so well with each other that they become the real deal. They became a part of our family somehow. Each regular character goes beyond typecast. The Scruggs/Flat music simply adds more of the same quality. I sometimes practice my guitar while watching the show so I can pick up a few licks each time.

I think that one of the most endearing qualities is that most any viewer can find something to identify with. The most obvious things are Uncle Jed's wisdom laden observations and Granny's energy and willingness to take up a cause. Jethro keeps her busy, but she never lacked for time to pick up her doctoring bag and charge full steam ahead to cure whoever might be ailing. From childhood to this day, I never seem to tire from watching this show. I can't say that about many others. Perhaps the Western series, "Bonanza", is one other that comes to mind. In both shows the characters own personalities forge their way into immortality.


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