The Beverly Hillbillies

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  • TV-G
  • 1962
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.2  (10,682)

The Beverly Hillbillies is a classic American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey, Nancy Kulp, Bea Benaderet, and Harriet E. MacGibbon. The show revolves around the Clampett family, who strike it rich when they discover oil on their land in the Ozarks and subsequently move to Beverly Hills.

The patriarch of the family, Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen), is a kind-hearted and simple man who is content with his humble life in the mountains. His mother-in-law, Daisy Moses (Irene Ryan), known as "Granny," is a feisty and sharp-tongued woman who can brew up a powerful moonshine. Jed's beautiful daughter, Elly May (Donna Douglas), is a tomboy who loves animals and is the apple of her father's eye. Finally, Jed's nephew, Jethro Bodine (Max Baer, Jr.), is a dimwitted but well-meaning young man who becomes fascinated with the lifestyle and technology of the Beverly Hills elite.

Once the Clampetts arrive in Beverly Hills, they are met with culture shock as they encounter the eccentricities and extravagances of the rich and famous. The show's humor largely derives from the misunderstandings and miscommunications that arise from the Clampetts' lack of experience and understanding of modern life.

The Beverly Hillbillies was a massive hit in its time, becoming the number one show on television during its second season. It was beloved for its quaint charm, slapstick humor, and the endearing performances of its cast. Buddy Ebsen is particularly memorable as Jed Clampett, bringing a warmth and sincerity to the character that made him an instant fan favorite.

Despite its popularity, The Beverly Hillbillies also faced some controversy during its run. Critics accused the show of perpetuating negative stereotypes of rural Southerners, depicting them as ignorant and backwards. However, the show's defenders argued that it was a harmless, good-natured comedy that celebrated the innocence and simplicity of a bygone era.

In the end, The Beverly Hillbillies remains a beloved classic, remembered for its charming characters, memorable catchphrases (such as "weee doggy!"), and its enduring message that family and kindness are more important than material wealth.

In conclusion, The Beverly Hillbillies is a classic American sitcom that ran from 1962 to 1971, chronicling the adventures of the Clampett family as they move from the Ozarks to Beverly Hills. The show was a massive hit in its time and remains a beloved classic today, celebrated for its charming characters, lovable humor, and enduring message.

The Beverly Hillbillies is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (274 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 1962.

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Jethro Returns
24. Jethro Returns
March 23, 1971
Elly May's cheating suitor is unmasked and his plans revealed. Jethro comes out of his hideout when the wedding plans are announced.
The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty
23. The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty
March 16, 1971
A fortune hunter charms everyone at the Clampett household and sets his sights into marrying Elly May.
Love Finds Jane Hathaway
22. Love Finds Jane Hathaway
March 9, 1971
An unemployed actor sees a chance to marry a millionaire when he learns about Elly May's background. The actor woos Jane Hathaway to reach the hillbilly girl.
Elly, the Secretary
21. Elly, the Secretary
March 2, 1971
Jethro steals away as his former ugly girlfriend announces she's coming to visit the Clampetts.
Elly, the Working Girl
20. Elly, the Working Girl
February 23, 1971
Elly begins working at Drysdale's bank and becomes close friends with Ms. Hathaway. Eventually Elly May moves into Ms. Hathaway's flat.
Lib and Let Lib
19. Lib and Let Lib
February 16, 1971
Granny and Elly May return home only after being assured their rights will be respected.
The Palace of Clampett San
18. The Palace of Clampett San
February 9, 1971
Female Clampetts part company with Jed and Jethro leaving them on their own in the mansion.
The Teahouse of Jed Clampett
17. The Teahouse of Jed Clampett
February 2, 1971
Granny and Elly May ally with other women's lib supporters to resist against a Karate expert and his minions, Jed and Jethro.
Women's Lib
16. Women's Lib
January 26, 1971
Jed and Jethro suffer the consequences of women's lib when Grammy and Elly May support a women's group.
The Grunion Incident
15. The Grunion Incident
January 19, 1971
Drysdale's secretaries form a group known as GRUN to express publicly their demand for better work conditions. The Clampetts join them in their efforts.
The Girls from Grun
14. The Girls from Grun
January 12, 1971
Drysdale persuades the hillbillies to remain waging the war against the Grunions.On the other hand, at his bank the secretaries rally to protest their situation.
The Grunion Invasion
13. The Grunion Invasion
January 5, 1971
The Clampetts head to beach in order to face the onslaught of warring aliens. Surfers become the victims of this misunderstanding.
The Great Revelation
12. The Great Revelation
December 15, 1970
Drysdale's scheme to discredit Mark have the Clampetts quite convinced they're at war.
Welcome to the Family
11. Welcome to the Family
December 8, 1970
Granny's boundless imagination leads her to imagine the poor Shorty has transformed into a seal.
Shorty to the Rescue
10. Shorty to the Rescue
December 1, 1970
Disgruntled with Elly May and Mark's love affair, Granny summons Shorty Kellems, an old suitor of Elly May's. But her plan stumbles upon some snags.
Farm in the Ocean
9. Farm in the Ocean
November 24, 1970
Drysdale attempts to win the Clampetts' favor through Mark but the navy officer suggests the banker to donate a sum on behalf of the oceanography. Drysdale gets angry and throws Mark out of his office.
The Frog Family
8. The Frog Family
November 17, 1970
Jed wants to become a frogman as well so he starts taking lessons. Granny, still confused about all this stuff, believes he's also got under a spell.
Do You, Elly, Take This Frog?
7. Do You, Elly, Take This Frog?
November 10, 1970
When Granny learns that Elly's suitor is teaching him to be a frogwoman, she runs as hell to help the poor girl shun her fate.
Doctor, Cure My Frog
6. Doctor, Cure My Frog
October 27, 1970
Granny convinces Jane Hathaway to kiss Elly's suitor to grant a perfect transformation from frog to man.
Don't Marry a Frogman
5. Don't Marry a Frogman
October 13, 1970
Poor Granny is befuddled when a potion to cure Mark apparently backfires and the Navy frogman is turned into a frog.
Mark Templeton Arrives
4. Mark Templeton Arrives
October 6, 1970
Granny distrusts Mark Templeton, Elly's latest suitor. She considers the man something of a freak: half-man, half-frog.
Jed Buys the Capitol
3. Jed Buys the Capitol
September 29, 1970
The poor Clampetts are thrown into a psychiatric ward after being labeled as paranoiacs. Still they persist on their idea of meeting the President.
The Clampetts in Washington
2. The Clampetts in Washington
September 22, 1970
Believing that the President will accept their donation to fight smog, the Clampetts head straight to Washington, only to be arrested before they can meet the President.
The Pollution Solution
1. The Pollution Solution
September 15, 1970
Jethro considers he must do something to eradicate smog from L.A. and comes up with a new car. Drysdale concocts a scheme to convince Jed of returning his money. He uses a comedian to impersonate President Nixon.
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The Beverly Hillbillies is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Beverly Hillbillies on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free, Hoopla, Crackle, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 1962
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (10,682)