The Beverly Hillbillies was a television situation comedy about a hillbilly who strikes oil, becomes rich, and moves his entire family to Beverly Hills, California. It appeared on the CBS network from September 26, 1962 to September 7, 1971 and was a top rated program through most of its original run.
Most Beverly Hillbillies storylines revolved around the differences between hillbilly culture and modern American culture.
The Beverly Hillbillies starred Buddy Ebsen as patriarch Jed Clampett, Irene Ryan as Clampett's mother in law Granny, Max Baer, Jr. as Clampett's nephew Jethro, Donna Douglas as Clampett's daughter Elly May, Raymond Bailey as banker Milburn Drysdale, and Nancy Kulp as Drysdale's secretary Jane Hathaway.
The show was subsequently remade as a feature film, with Jim Varney (the Ernest films) as Jed, and featuring a cameo by Ebsen as Barnaby Jones.