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
Season 9 Episode 21: Elly the Secretary
The Clampetts receive a telegram that says Louellen Aden is coming out to California. When Jed tells Jethro about this, they figure out that she wants to marry Jethro. He gets scared and runs away. Meanwhile, Elly is learning to be a secretary, but is not very good at it. She and Miss Jane go to bring Louellen to the Clampett mansion, and the family learns that she has changed into a lovely young lady. But she reveals she came to get into movies, not marry Jethro. At the bank, Drysdale tries to prove he is a good man by treating the girls to breakfast. But his anger towards the fact that Elly can’t do anything gets to him. He mistakenly sees Louellen and yells at her. When Jed enters and asks why she is crying, Drysdale lies and says he was giving her a screen test because he knew she was a born actress. After they leave, Drysdale tells Jane he will give the screen test, and she better look like Steve McQueen.
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
Video streaming: courtesy of www.finemoviesonline.com
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