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This was one of my favorite shows as a child. Buddy Ebsen was the PERFECT choice to play the role of Jed Clampett.
The Clampett family had a shack in the Appalachian Mountains. They were barely surviving, until...one day, Jed Clampett decided to go hunting with his bloodhound, Duke. Instead of finding a rabbit for his Sunday dinner, Jed found something much more valuable. He struck OIL! Jed's cousin convinced him to move to Beverly Hills. He took his daughter, Elly and his nephew, Jethro. He also took his mother-in-law, who the family affectionately called "Granny". Sadly, Jed had lost his wife a few years earlier. (This later became the plot of the big-screen Beverly Hillbillies movie in which Jethro wants his uncle to re-marry). The Clampetts arrive in Beverly Hills and face major culture shock. Their new mansion is 10 times bigger than their old home! They never had a swimming pool before. Granny had been accustomed to cooking on a wood burning stove. She was totally confused by her new electric range, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Every week, I enjoyed watching the misadventures of Jed and his family. This is one of the all time greatest comedies to ever be produced.moreless
What's the wittiest show I've ever seen "Beverly Hillbillies" would probably my answer! This crazy sitcom is really a bomb!!!! The actors is plainly talented with great acting ability and everyone is a comedian here so no dull moments and each episodes are truly enjoyable . I have great love for Granny, of course! She's really great and funny! I also searched everywhere to obtain my own copy of this show and found it at memorylanedvd. com . Glad I received good quality set! Eventhough, I have seen all of the episodes of it before, I still enjoy watching every moment of it until now! One of the renowned or I must say the Legendary Sitcom ever-produced!moreless
An Original Fish-out-of-water Classic
There's always something funny about watching a fish live on land - people who just don't seem to fit in, yet rise above their surroundings. It could be the most naive country boy ever, recruited by the Marines. Or it could be an Eastern European heiress married to a Harvard Attorney, choosing to live on a God-forsaken farm. Or it could be the poorest of poor, suddenly finding wealth, and having no idea how to handle it.
When The Beverly Hillbillies was running, it reminded me of a similar show: The Second Hundred Years. TSHY never made it, because it tried to compete with perfection in The Beverly Hillbillies.moreless
Funny all the way
The Beverly Hillbillies was a TV sitcom about a hillbilly family living in Southern California in the 1960s.
The patriarch strikes oil while hunting on his land near a fictionalized town called Bugtussle in the Ozark Mountains. After becoming wealthy he follows the advice of friends, neighbors family, and moves with his family to Beverly Hills,
The Beverly Hillbillies was is THE classic.
Buddy Ebsen was as down to earth in real life as he was on TV. My uncle was managing the office of his hotel and when business slowed he sat down to watch the Beverly Hillbillies as Buddy Ebsen came in to rent a room. My uncle said, "I'm watching you on TV right now." Buddy said, "We're not on for another hour." My uncle said, "You're on right now." Buddy said, "Oh, I forgot to set my watch ahead leaving Denver." He then said, "Can I watch it with you? So, my uncle watched Beverly Hillbillies with Buddy Ebsen.moreless
The Beverly Hillbillies is good old-fashioned American comedy. A comfortable, friendly, and good-hearted show.
The Beverly Hillbillies is good old-fashioned TV. Sure the humor isn't now, and wasn't then, cutting edge -- but sometimes it's nice to sit and watch some simple good-hearted comedy.
The jokes are standard sitcom fare, and the characters broad stereotypes. Still their humanity showed through. Granny toting her shotgun was always funny, Jethro always dumb, but happy -- and Elly May always the pretty tomboy.
The premise was as simple as can be -- the fish out-of-water hillbilly Clampett clan in Beverly Hills -- but America immediately loved it. The series lasted almost a decade and was #1 in the ratings it's first two years. Since then its folksy comedy has survived as a rerun staple, entertaining, literally, generations.
One of the classics of American comedy.moreless
The irony of this show is that it is just so literal! If you listen to the lines of the characters, you can see how literal they interpret everything. Do country folk really interprete things this way? Who knows! But lots of fun anyhow.
I loved watching this show every Friday night in prime time back in the day. I enjoy catching the Saturday mini marathons when they are on. I do enjoy the honesty of the characters and how the Clampets were portrayed as so very unpretentious. Even though they were living in the "Hills" of Beverly, they held fast and true to their old fashioned, down home morals and values. That is something to say for a family who has gone from rags to riches - then or now. I do enjoy the literal content of the script and am constantly surprised each time I watch an episode how the comedy was mixed with literal references for adults. This wonderful writing combination made the show entertaining for children and for adults, resulting in a great all around family show.moreless
Get ready to laugh, the good old fassioned way!
This show is so funny! Laugh, Cry (from laughing), get sick (from laughing, and from Granny's food), and laugh some more! Jed Clampett, a poor hillbilly living out in the middle of no where with his family, strikes oil on his property. When an oil company offers to buy his land for a few hundred million dollars, Jed isn't quite sure what he's gotten himself into. His sister in lay Pearl convinces him to move to Beverly Hills, California. The rest of the show describes the hillarious antics of Jed, his beautiful young daughter Elly May, his none-to-bright nephew Jethro, and his kick-but Mother in law Granny as they learn about life with the rich and famous, while the rich and famous learn to deal with them! In a few episodes Pearl and her daughter Jethreen (Jethro is Pearl's son, forgot to say) come to visit. The president of the bank keeping the Clampett fortune, Mr. Drysdale, is thier neighbor and is desparate to keeps them (and their money) in Beverly Hills. This is an old show, in black and white. Part of the fun is seeing all the things they considered 'new' back then. If you haven't seen this show, WATCH IT!! This is the funniest show, and it's good for all ages!moreless
One of the all time greats
While this show was cancelled long before I was born, I am glad that it lived on in syndication forever. This is a prime example of television at it's best. Along with the old Andy Griffith Show, it set the bar for all other comedies to follow.
It was fine quality family programming back then and it still passes the test of time. I am very glad that so many generations have been able to see the show. And I hope that all of the generations in the future get the chance as well.
Eventhough most of the cast is dead and gone, they will always be remembered.moreless
I still would like to watch it..... anyone know if the beverly hills mansion is a real address or just a screen set???
funny, reminds me of growing up , sleep overs, county fair and leaving the house in the morning during summer break from school and not having to check in till dark, no one had to worry either what a much more fun time. who hasnt had a crazy neighbor..... i always loved all the animals at the cement pond and bugged my mom for the same now granny's cooking i could do without. Uncle jeb had such a big heart. Even sometimes now you think , you would like to go back to such an easier time thanks for reminding me how much i enjoyed the easy things from the past.moreless