The Beverly Hillbillies

related topics
{film, series, show}
{son, year, death}
{specie, animal, plant}
{food, make, wine}
{album, band, music}
{land, century, early}
{company, market, business}
{water, park, boat}
{school, student, university}
{black, white, people}
{build, building, house}
{math, number, function}
{war, force, army}
{city, population, household}
{game, team, player}
{town, population, incorporate}
{county, mile, population}
{country, population, people}

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas and Max Baer Jr.

The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills California after striking oil on their land. A Filmways production created by writer Paul Henning, it is the first in a genre of "fish out of water" themed television shows, and was followed by other Henning inspired country-cousin series on CBS. In 1963, Henning introduced Petticoat Junction and in 1965 he reversed the rags to riches model for Green Acres. Beverly Hillbilies paved the way for later culture-conflict programs such as McCloud, The Nanny, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Doc. Panned by many entertainment critics of its time, it quickly became a huge ratings success for most of its nine-year run on CBS.

The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top twelve most watched series on television for seven of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most-watched television episodes of all time.[1]

The ongoing popularity of the series spawned a 1993 film remake by 20th Century Fox.[2]


Full article ▸

related documents
Clint Eastwood
Cult film
The Avengers (TV series)
Fawlty Towers
Mickey Mouse
Woody Allen
Citizen Kane
Late Show with David Letterman
The Flintstones
Halloween (1978 film)
Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
Babylon 5
Coronation Street
Claudette Colbert
Dallas (TV series)
The Addams Family
Blade Runner
Modern animation in the United States
The Simpsons
Lost in Space
Stand-up comedy
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Fourth wall
Pinky and the Brain
Motion Picture Association of America film rating system
Calvin and Hobbes