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The Beverly Hillbillies 

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:


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 the Hollywood hills as the comic clan takes over. Starring Buddy Ebsen. (season 1) See more »


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Release Date:

26 September 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mornin' Beverly Hillbillies  »

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Technical Specs


(274 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


| (1962-1965)| (1965-1971)

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Did You Know?


Raymond Bailey was already starting to suffer from the effects of Alzheimer's disease when the show was nearing the end of its run, it's apparent in some of his final scenes that he was not 100% healthy. See more »


During the Closing Credits of season one's Thanksgiving episode, immediate link: The Beverly Hillbillies: Elly's First Date, a grounds keeper is clearly and easily visible, walking towards a filming camera on the right side. He is carrying a rake and wearing a white armless (tank-top) shirt. He abruptly changes his path and looks deeply shocked, when he realized he was accidentally being filmed, apparently. He then immediately ran off the film of the camera screen, to the right of the film screen. See more »


Jane Hathaway: When the other little kids played hide and seek, Little Milby started his first business.
Milburn Drysdale: Every kid had a lemonade stand.
Jane Hathaway: He opened a pawn shop!
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Spoofed in Green Acres: The Beverly Hillbillies (1967) See more »


The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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The most entertaining show.
29 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

The "Hillbillies" has vaudville like gags. Nothing but pure comedy. Just plain great. It's stood the test of time.

The casting was perfect. Buddy Ebsen is a favorite. Donna Douglas is the most beautiful woman I've seen. Could be my favorite TV show of all time.

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