Set a spell and enjoy the country charm and humorous appeal of the Clampett clan, stars of the highest-rated half-hour show in TV history.
Premiering in 1962, “The Beverly Hillbillies” sprang onto the American landscape like bubblin’ crude, turning into television’s number one show faster than any sitcom in history. A supreme television classic, this CBS-TV folklore favorite ran for nine years and still holds the record for TV’s highest-rated half hour.
The Beverly Hillbillies
Episode 12: The Great Feud
Sonny has jilted Elly May, and the Clampetts are prepared feud the Drysdales. They head over to the Drysdales’ mansion with their guns, where they are met by Ravenswood, the butler, who tells them Drysdale is at the bank and Sonny and Mrs. Drysdale are in Boston. After Granny tells the family about a great feud she had with the Bodkin family back in Tennessee, Jed heads to the bank to talk to Drysdale, but brings a gun he took away from Jethro with him, and gets arrested. When Jethro comes home, he tells Granny and Elly about this, and they head to the Drysdale mansion for revenge. Jed is in jail being questioned by two psychiatrists. Drysdale and Jane visit the jail, and after seeing the largest depositor behind bars, demand his release. The return to the mansion, but are attacked, so go to the Drysdales’. The Clampetts head next door to get Jed back, and everything is solved, after Elly says she doesn’t want to marry Sonny. Though Drysdale messes things up for himself saying he is a Bodkin, and Granny threatens him. But the Clampetts finally end their feud, and all is well again.
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… More the OK Oil Company for $25 Million, Cousin Pearl convinces Jed he should move his family to Beverly Hills.
Uncle Jed, Elly May, Granny, and Jethro bring their outrageous backwoods antics to Southern Californny in this hilarious CBS comedy series from 1962-71. As the oil-rich Clampetts struggle to make sense of modern city living, Milburn Drysdale lives in constant fear of these simple mountain folk withdrawing their $25 million from his Beverly Hills bank.
Cast and Crew:
* Buddy Ebsen – Jed Clampett
* Irene Ryan – Granny
* Donna Douglas – Elly May Clampett
* Max Baer Jr – Jethro Bodine
# Writers: Paul Henning
# Director: Ralph Levy
Production Company: Filmways Television
Original Air Date: 26 September 1962
Audio & Video: Mono – Black and White
Additional details in: IMDB
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