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The Beverly Hillbillies 

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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Creator:

Paul Henning
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1971   1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Sonny was Margaret Drysdale's son from a previous marriage. His actual last name was never revealed and he was always known as Sonny Drysdale. Louis Nye, who played Sonny, was only eight years younger than Harriet E. MacGibbon, who played his mother. See more »

Goofs

The premise of the series, according to the pilot & the theme song, is that "a poor mountaineer" accidentally found oil on his property. But oil deposits do not occur in or near mountains - the geology of a mountain does not sustain oil pockets. See more »

Quotes

Jane Hathaway: Most places do something for their employees at this time of year.
Milburn Drysdale: Well, I've given them Christmas Day off.
Jane Hathaway: Chief, most banks even give a holiday bonus.
Milburn Drysdale: I've already thought of that.
Jane Hathaway: You have?
Milburn Drysdale: Just this morning I said to myself, 'Milburn, you've got to give those loyal employees of yours a Christmas bonus.'
Jane Hathaway: But, Chief, that's extraordinary!
Milburn Drysdale: I thought so, too. Fortunately, a cold shower brought me to my senses.
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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 »


Soundtracks

The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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They did have Blacks in Beverly Hillbillies
1 July 2007 | by har1oldSee all my reviews

A person posted a comment defying anyone to find an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies that had a Black person in it. For a person who claims they never missed an episode, the person obviously missed the appearance of Sammy Davis Jr. He portrayed Sgt. Patrick Muldoon in an episode. Also there were no less than 5 episodes where Elly Mae had a black girlfriend. That part was played by former Playboy playmate Jeannie Bell. Her sinister looking brothers were played by huge former football players Cookie Gilchrist and Earl Faison. Granted, there were only a few blacks in the show but to say there was not even one black person in the Beverly Hillbillies is totally wrong. Go to IMDb.com and verify Sammy was on the show by putting his name in the search box and it will tell you even the name of the particular show. Please do your research before printing such a definite statement that there were no blacks without verifying it first.


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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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