The Beverly Hillbillies

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The Beverly Hillbillies
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Jed Clampett and kin, a poor Ozark Hillbilly family, were barely surviving until one lucky day. Jed while hunting for food in his swamp missed his target and struck the ground with his shot. Up through the ground came a bubblin' crude, Oil that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea.

After selling his swamp to the OK Oil Company for $25 Million, Cousin Pearl convinces Jed he should move his family to Beverly Hills. So Jed, along with his gorgeous daughter Elly May, feisty mother-in-law Granny, and half-witted nephew Jethro, all head to this new land inhabited by movie stars and the well-off.

Jed and his family get to Beverly Hills, and their money goes into the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills, with President Mr. Drysdale. For the nine years the clan is in Beverly Hills, all kinds of things happen. They try to get their beautiful daughter Elly May married. Their nephew Jethro gets a high education, highest in the family - he completes school through the sixth grade. Granny has her fights with Mrs. Drysdale and gets romanced by various men. And Jed takes hold of a movie studio. They travel to New York, Washington, and England. They make silent movies. And they make a few good friends.moreless
Nancy Kulp

Nancy Kulp

Jane Hathaway

Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen

Jed Clampett

Irene Ryan

Irene Ryan

Daisy Moses "Granny"

Raymond Bailey

Raymond Bailey

Milburn Drysdale

Max Baer Jr.

Max Baer Jr.

Jethro Bodine

Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas

Elly May Clampett

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Legendary Sitcom

    10
    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

    9.5
    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

    7.8
    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.

    10
    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.

    8.0
    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
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