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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 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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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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26 September 1962 (USA)  »

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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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During the early years of the show, rumors persisted that Irene Ryan was actually younger than Donna Douglas, but wore extensive makeup as Granny. Ryan was born in 1902 and Douglas was born in 1933. Ryan was 31 years older than Douglas. Buddy Ebsen joked after the "Hillbillies" had ended how could anyone could believe such a thing. 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 »

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Milburn Drysdale: Miss Hathaway, are you responsible for the employees of this bank referring to me as Ebeneezer Scrooge?
Jane Hathaway: No, why do you ask?
Milburn Drysdale: When I came through the lobby just now they all chanted in unison 'Here come da Scrooge! Here come da Scrooge!
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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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Hilarious Show!!
28 November 2004 | by (Bynum, NC) – See all my reviews

I remember The Beverly Hillbillies from when I was a little kid, and then when I was 12 years old we had cable TV for the first time and I was able to catch it three times a day! That's when one of the stations decided to run all the episodes in their original sequence, starting from the first episode. Now Walmart has been selling Beverly Hillbillies' DVD's of 16 episodes at a time for around $10. It's a great deal, but the only drawback is that whoever puts out these DVD's didn't get the rights to use any of the opening and closing theme songs. There's plenty of good banjo playing, but no narration by Jerry Scoggins and no closing tune. Still the episodes are extremely enjoyable.

Of course some of it is cornball and dated, but this sitcom beats the pants off any current shows I've seen. Contrary to what some reviewers here have said, the Clampetts always seem to come out on top of every situation by simply being themselves. If that means they're stupid and backwards, then I'd rather be that than something else. By being themselves, decent and simple, they unintentionally expose everyone else's agenda's, phoniness, and crookedness, whether it's Mr. Drysdale's love affair with Clampett money or just some interloper trying to seduce Elly Mae, or whatever. I also find their unabashed Southern pride to be refreshing in today's stifled and overly-militant PC world. Again, they're simply being themselves. Maybe it helped that Irene Ryan was from Texas, Donna Douglas was from Louisiana, and Buddy Ebsen was from rural Illinois. I guess Max Baer was just a natural as Jethro, and he later dwelt on mainly Southern themes in his post-Jethro life as a film producer. PC or not, the show is funny!!


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