The Beverly Hillbillies is one of the longest running and best-known sitcoms in television history.
Jed Clampett and his faithful dog Duke are out hunting for some food, and unearth an oil gusher with a gun shot. Next thing you know, the OK Oil Company has purchased the Bug Tussle property from the Clampetts for $25 million. Jed’s worldly cousin Pearl convinces the widower to move his family to the land of swimming pools and movie stars, Beverly Hills, Calif. So Jed, his daughter Elly May, his mother-in-law Granny and his nephew Jethro pack up their belongings and drive their rickety flatbed truck to the West Coast.
The Beverly Hillbillies premiered in September 1962 and ran in prime-time until September 1971. The Beverly Hillbillies went on to become one of the most popular syndicated programs in history and has aired in reruns continuously since its cancellation.