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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Jed Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
 Daisy Moses / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
 Elly May Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
 Jethro Bodine / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
 Milburn Drysdale (247 episodes, 1962-1971)
 Jane Hathaway (246 episodes, 1962-1971)


Meet the Clampett clan - There's Jed; the kind and intelligent patriarch(although lacking formal education) turned into an overnight millionaire through a stroke of luck. While he appears to be in a state of retirement, he is still frequently kept busy by trying to keep his family out of trouble and make peace with his neighbors. Then there is Granny; the Matriarch of the clan who is mature, highly opinionated, paranoid of new-fangled ways and things. She considers herself to be highly educated (a self proclaimed Doctor of Hillbilly Medicine) and has difficulty understanding why anyone doubts her wisdom. Then there is Elly May; Beautiful, but awkwardly naive. Apparently in her late teens or early twenties, she is considered an 'Old Maid' by the standards of her culture back in the mountains of her childhood. Last but not least, there is Jethro Bodine. Somewhat slow witted nephew of Jed. He is constantly attempting to find a girlfriend by impressing them with his education (elementary ... Written by Lord Farqua

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Fun fills swanky Beverly Hills as the Clampetts take the polish off the city slickers. In color. (season five)


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

26 September 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mornin' Beverly Hillbillies  »

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(274 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


(1962-1965)| (1965-1971)

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Did You Know?


The mansion in Beverly Hills where the Clampetts lived was actually the Kirkeby mansion in Bel Air. It was offered for sale in 2007 with an asking price of $30 million. See more »


During the closing credits of The Beverly Hillbillies: Pygmalion and Elly, 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 »


[repeated line]
Jed Clampett: Well doggies!
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Featured in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »


The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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funniest sitcom of the 60's
14 November 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Hillbillies was the funniest show of the 60's. In fact, I'm in my 20's and I prefer the classics to the sitcom wasteland of today. I catch them atleast twice a day on TV Land and they always make me laugh hard. The best episodes were the ones where somebody (or some critter) drank Granny's moonshine by accident. Then the fun would really begin. I didn't see anyone mention Harriet MacGibbon as Mrs. Drysdale and that's a shame because she was hilarious, always getting into fights with Granny and fainting. The comedy team of Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp had some of the best chemistry in TV history. Their reactions as they played off each other (and off the Clampetts) were side-splitting. Drysdale and Hathaway were a major factor in the show's success. I agree with someone else who commented that Irene Ryan should be up there in the same class with Lucille Ball. It's tragic that her name is all but forgotten today. But Granny lives on in the hearts of her fans.

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