The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies ( Buick Flat Bed Truck )     1920

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The Beverly Hillbillie

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The Beverly Hillbillies

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr.

The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land.

Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shootin at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know ol Jed’s a millionaire,
Kinfolk said ‘Jed move away from there’
Said ‘Californy is the place you ought to be’
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars.

Well now its time to say good by to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin in.
You’re all invited back a gain to this locality
To have a heapin helpin of their hospitality

Hillybilly that is. Set a spell, Take your shoes off.

Y’all come back now, y’hear?.

CAST

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)

Jed Clampett: [bounces a golf ball on the kitchen table, thinking it’s a ‘golf egg’] Strictly speakin’, I don’t think these are fresh laid.

Goose: [describing the supercharged Interceptor that’s idling, in particular the supercharger itself] You can shut the gate on this one, Maxie… it’s the duck’s guts!
Barry, MFP Garage Mechanic: [excitedly] She sucks nitro… with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower through the wheels! She’s meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!
Goose: [looking at Max just staring at the engine] He’s in a coma, man!

Runtime: 30 min (274 episodes)
Sound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color: Black and White | Black and White (1962-1965)| Color (1965-1971)
Release Date: 26 September 1961 (USA) 
Also Known As: Mornin’ Beverly Hillbillies
Filming Locations: 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California, USA 

The Ralph Foster Museum’s best known exhibit is a cut-down 1921 Oldsmobile Model 46 Roadster, the truck used in the original Beverly Hillbillies TV series. It was a Bicentennial gift to the museum by the show’s producer, Paul Henning, who grew up nearby. Generations of fans have had snapshots of themselves taken in the battered front seat, in front of a large photo of Uncle Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Ellie May Clampett, Mr. Drysdale and Miss Hathaway. You only sit in the truck, however, if you pay the student at the cash register ten bucks to take your picture. After driving all of the way out here, how can you say no?

The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top twenty most watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most watched television episodes of all time.

The ongoing popularity of the series spawned a 1993 film remake by 20th Century Fox

The show’s theme song, ‘The Ballad of Jed Clampett’, was written by producer and writer Paul Henning and originally performed by bluegrass artists Flatt and Scruggs. The song was sung by Jerry Scoggins (backed by Flatt and Scruggs) over the opening and end credits of each episode.

John Wayne made a cameo appearance on The Beverly Hillbillies: The Indians Are Coming (1967), Wednesday, February 1st, 1967, to be exact. When asked how he wanted to be paid, he is best remembered answering back with: “Give me a fifth of bourbon – that’ll square it.”

During the early years of the show, rumors persisted that Irene Ryan was actually younger than Donna Douglas, but wore extensive makeup as Granny. Ryan was born in 1902 and Douglas was born in 1933. Ryan was 31 years older than Douglas. Buddy Ebsen later joked after the “Beverly Hillbillies” family members had ended how could anyone could believe such a naive thing.

QUIZ 1

What were the Names of  Elly May’s two Chimpanzees ?

QUIZ 2

What was The Beverly Hill Billy’s Claim to Fame

A. Gracie and George
B. Skipper and Bessie
C. Flanagan and Allen
D. Laurel and Hardy

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B. Skipper and Bessie

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A. The most watched 30min show in history
B. The most aired episodes in history
C. The most recorded episodes in one day
D. The most popular Tv Theam Tune in America

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A. The most watched 30min show in history

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QUIZ 1

What were the Names of  Elly May’s two Chimpanzees ?

A. Gracie and George
B. Skipper and Bessie
C. Flanagan and Allen
D. Laurel and Hardy

Hennings’s hit shows, which included Elly May’s “critters,” such as chimp Alfie, who portrayed Cousin Bessie, and Duke, Jed’s hunting bloodhound. Cousin Bessie was known to strategically outsmart Jethro 

QUIZ 2

What was The Beverly Hill Billy’s Claim to Fame

A. The most watched 30min show in history
B. The most aired episodes in history
C. The most recorded episodes in one day
D. The most popular Tv Theam Tune in America

The series rose to Number 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 Number 1 for two years.
The first 8 episodes that aired following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, were the most watched half-hour shows in TV history.

Turkey Day (1963)
The Garden Party (1963)
Elly Needs a Maw (1963)
The Clampetts Get Culture (1963)
Christmas at the Clampetts (1963)
A Man for Elly (1964)
The Giant Jackrabbit (1964)
The Girl from Home (1964).

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