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The Beverly Hillbillies

It was such a stupid show. Why didn't they ever buy new clothes?

by Anonymousreply 3003/17/2013

The Beverly Hillbillies is my favorite 1960s sitcom.

Especially the black-and-white ones. It got silly towards the end.

Margaret Drysdale was a treasure!

by Anonymousreply 103/16/2013

The first couple of seasons were great. The others were stupid and cartoonish.

by Anonymousreply 203/17/2013

They didn't need new clothes because Granny kept them clean with her lye soap!

by Anonymousreply 303/17/2013

OP is too stupid to understand the principles of farce.

Go back to Idol and pump up their ratings, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 403/17/2013

R4 shakes and moans whenever a phone rings - Gramps only communicates via Morse code and bottle message.

by Anonymousreply 503/17/2013

If a young woman like Ellie May found herself in Beverly Hills and never bought any new clothes, it'd be because her Uncle Jed never gave her any spending money.

by Anonymousreply 603/17/2013

I loved it. My favorite was the divine Miss Nancy Kulp. "Chief!"

by Anonymousreply 703/17/2013

Was Jethro sexy? I can't decide.

by Anonymousreply 803/17/2013

There were a few times when Ellie Mae was forced to wear a dress but she always moaned that she felt like a "girl" when she'd rather be outside rasslin' with critters.

by Anonymousreply 903/17/2013

The writing (from the first few years, at least) is so underrated. Hilarious literary and cultural references. And the show was perfectly cast.

by Anonymousreply 1003/17/2013

Sacrilege! Talk like that will get you waterboarded in the cement pond OP!

by Anonymousreply 1103/17/2013

I thought Max Baer Jr. was very hot!

I always looked forward to episodes that featured the cee-ment pond because Jethro might appear in swimming trunks, but he rarely did.

I don't think Max was into that kind of exploitation.

by Anonymousreply 1203/17/2013

OP is from Arkansas.

by Anonymousreply 1303/17/2013

**THIS** is why I love TBH!!

I am laughing like a hyena!

by Anonymousreply 1403/17/2013

Dash Riprock made my little boy nub hard.

by Anonymousreply 1503/17/2013

I loved the Drysdale's obviously gay son, and the clearly lesbian Miss Jane.

by Anonymousreply 1603/17/2013

Ellie May was clearly lesbian, and Jethro was clearly bi.

by Anonymousreply 1703/17/2013

I loved the whole Possum Queen/Festival arc.

"Anyone who would vote for Mrs. Drysdale would suck eggs!!!"

by Anonymousreply 1803/17/2013

[quote]Why didn't they ever buy new clothes?

Why don't the Simpsons, the Griffins, the Flintstones, or any other cartoon family? The Beverly Hillbillies was just a live action cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 1903/17/2013

Granny for Possum Queen!

by Anonymousreply 2003/17/2013

The general store in Bug Tussell didn't do mail-order, so no new clothes

by Anonymousreply 2103/17/2013

They gussied up once in a while. But usually there was chores to do!

by Anonymousreply 2203/17/2013

R22 Their "Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes!"

by Anonymousreply 2303/17/2013

"Otters and wolves – they's my favorites!"

by Anonymousreply 2403/17/2013

Irene Ryan was brilliant as Granny.

by Anonymousreply 2503/17/2013

I liked the black 1964 Chrysler Imperial that Mr. Drysdale drove.

by Anonymousreply 2603/17/2013

And Oldsmobile made the Clampett's truck.

How about that?

Oldsmobile in its early years made trucks in addition to passenger cars.

by Anonymousreply 2703/17/2013

The "Glory Swanson" episode where they thought Gloria was broke was hysterical.

by Anonymousreply 2803/17/2013

I know it was scripted but it was very sweet scene at the end of the Gloria Swanson episode when she met her public at Bug Tussle.

"Miss Swanson, you're the biggest thing to ever happen to Bug Tussle."

"Well, Bug Tussle is the nicest thing to ever happen to me."

by Anonymousreply 2903/17/2013

Paul Henning, the producer and head writer of The Beverly Hillbillies (and Petticoat Junction!) was also the genius behind the Burns and Allen TV series.

by Anonymousreply 3003/17/2013
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