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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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Paul Henning
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Buddy Ebsen ...  Jed Clampett 274 episodes, 1962-1971
Irene Ryan ...  Daisy Moses 274 episodes, 1962-1971
Donna Douglas ...  Elly May Clampett / ... 274 episodes, 1962-1971
Max Baer Jr. ...  Jethro Bodine / ... 274 episodes, 1962-1971
Raymond Bailey ...  Milburn Drysdale 247 episodes, 1962-1971
Nancy Kulp ...  Jane Hathaway 246 episodes, 1962-1971
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Storyline

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; beauiful, 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, the somewhat slow-witted nephew of Jed. He is constantly attempting to find a girlfriend by impressing them with his education (... 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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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mornin' Beverly Hillbillies See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(274 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Black and White | Black and White (1962-1965)| Color (1965-1971)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Although Irene Ryan's character Granny is the mother-in-law to Buddy Ebsen's character Jed, she was in fact only 6 years older than him in real life, having been born in 1902 and Ebsen born in 1908. See more »

Goofs

In a majority of season one and season two episodes, location/establisher footage showed Jane Hathaway's first car, a 1962 Plymouth convertible, but in some cases the scene would immediate cut to a close up of her arriving in a 1963 or 1964 Dodge. See more »

Quotes

Dub Crick: [to his equally shiftless father Lafe Crick] I knew you'd be proud a' me... it's the most I ever stole.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the Public Domain episodes of the show have "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" replaced with a generic theme song for copyright reasons. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TuneLand - Starring Howie Mandel (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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17 June 2006 | by angelsharpSee 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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