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The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series 1962–1971) - Plot Summary Poster

(1962–1971)

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  • 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 school) and imaginary skills as a 'Secret Agent'. Other recurring characters are Mr. Drysdale; a greedy banker who will do anything to keep the Clampett money in his bank and "Miss Jane" Hathaway, the over-worked under-appreciated secretary of Mr. Drysdale.

    - Written by Lord Farqua
  • The Clampetts were simple folk: living off the land, they wanted nothing and asked for nothing. When Jed Clampett accidentally discovered oil on his property, he and his family were instant millionaires. Deciding to move to Beverly Hills to take advantage of their new-found wealth, the Clampetts find that their down-to-earth lifestyle clashes with the new suburb and its shielded, upper-class inhabitants.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>
  • A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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