TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.
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).
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 ...
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.
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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