The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

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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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  • "The Beverly Hillbillies" Donna Douglas circa 1966
  • "The Beverly Hillbillies" Irene Ryan, Raymond Bailey circa 1966
  • Donna Douglas in The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
  • "The Beverly Hillbillies" Arthur Treacher, Buddy Ebsen circa 1966
  • "The Beverly Hillbillies" Soupy Sales, Max Baer Jr. circa 1966
  • "The Beverly Hillbillies" Irene Ryan, Buddy Ebsen circa 1966

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Creator:

Paul Henning

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14 November 2002 | Nick-337
funniest sitcom of the 60's
The Hillbillies was the funniest show of the 60's. In fact, I'm in my 20's and I prefer the classics to the sitcom wasteland of today. I catch them atleast twice a day on TV Land and they always make me laugh hard. The best episodes were the ones where somebody (or some critter) drank Granny's moonshine by accident. Then the fun would really begin. I didn't see anyone mention Harriet MacGibbon as Mrs. Drysdale and that's a shame because she was hilarious, always getting into fights with Granny and fainting. The comedy team of Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp had some of the best chemistry in TV history. Their reactions as they played off each other (and off the Clampetts) were side-splitting. Drysdale and Hathaway were a major factor in the show's success. I agree with someone else who commented that Irene Ryan should be up there in the same class with Lucille Ball. It's tragic that her name is all but forgotten today. But Granny lives on in the hearts of her fans.

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Trivia

The series rose to #1 quicker than any other show, within the first three weeks since its debut, in television history. This is a feat that is unmatched to this day. It remained #1 for two years. The first eight episodes that aired following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, were (and to some still are) the most watched half-hour shows in TV history. The eight episodes in question are The Beverly Hillbillies: Turkey Day (1963), The Beverly Hillbillies: The Garden Party (1963), The Beverly Hillbillies: Elly Needs a Maw (1963), The Beverly Hillbillies: The Clampetts Get Culture (1963), The Beverly Hillbillies: Christmas at the Clampetts (1963), The Beverly Hillbillies: A Man for Elly (1964) and The Beverly Hillbillies: The Giant Jackrabbit (1964). The Beverly Hillbillies: The Girl from Home (1964).


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Jethro: Uncle Jed, she handed me a big old sugar cookie, looked at me and said, "Jehtro, if you had a choice between that cookie and me, which one would you take". Uncle Jed, that's when I found out just how fast she was!
Jethro: I had to run nearly a mile to get ...


Goofs

During the Closing Credits of season one's Thanksgiving episode, immediate link: The Beverly Hillbillies: Elly's First Date (1962), 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.


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.


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The Ballad of Jed Clampett
Written by
Paul Henning
Performed by Flatt & Scruggs
Courtesy of Columbia Records

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Comedy | Family

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