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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.

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

Buddy Ebsen was offered the role of Jed Clampett on the strength of his playing a similar role in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). See more »

Goofs

The long shots of the mansion in the closing credits show no benches on either side of the front door. In the closeups of the Clampetts coming outside, they are there. See more »

Quotes

Jed Clampett: When Mrs. Drysdale gets home she's gonna call the PO-lice!
Jethro: No she won't. I gnawed the stump so it'd look like a BEAVER done it!
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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 The Social Network (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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1 August 2003 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

Several series have tried to be funny based on the "misunderstanding" principal, but "The Beverly Hillbillies" did it first and funniest. The characters included Jed, a poor but wise mountain man who used his good old country wisdom and saying to rationalize everything, Granny, the world's oldest Confederate widow with moonshine in one hand and a shotgun in the other, Jethro, the idiot savante who thought he was a genius and then Elly Mae, the demurely sexy tom boy who could fight like a wild cat. Add to this the cheap and opportunistic banker Milburne Drysdale and his voice of reason, Jane Hathaway, who starts out as the only normal person in the series but who later turns out to be as crazy as the rest because of her Birdwatchers Club, and you have a recipe for disaster. This show had a great cast and numerous wonderful episodes and storylines that continued sometimes for eight to ten episodes, a thing unusual for a Sixties series. My favorite character is and always be Shorty Kellums, the short innkeeper from back home who was quite the ladies man up until the next storyline.


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