Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 26, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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The Beverly Hillbillies

Deciding to move to Beverly Hills to take advantage of their new-found wealth, the Clampetts find that their down-to-earth lifestyle clashes with the new suburb and its shielded, upper-class inhabitants.


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Bea Benaderet had a remarkable career in radio and television. In the days before television, she provided ...

Character Bio

Jed's cousin Pearl Bodine–portrayed by Bea Benaderet–was Jethro's mother. She was a generally well-meaning mother to Jethro. She also was a popular character, often used as a foil for Granny, and became a regular part way through the first season (the end credits were even refilmed to include Pearl with the other family members). She disappeared after the first year because Benaderet had become the star of another Paul Henning series, Petticoat Junction. Like Elly May, Pearl's name came from that of a character (Pearl Lester) in the popular rural-life novel, play, and film Tobacco Road. Pearl Bodine appears in 22 of the first season's episodes, 1962–63, and later makes a cameo in a 1967 episode. In the Episodes "The Clampetts Get Psychoanalyzed" & "The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted" Herbert Rudley plays the psychiatrist Dr. Eugene Twombley. In the episodes Pearl is enamored with Dr. Twombley, when Bea Benaderet's real life husband is named Eugene Twombley



Episode Screenshots

01x01 - The Clampetts Strike Oil
Season 1, Episode 01
01x24 - Jed Becomes a Banker
Season 1, Episode 24
01x13 - Home for Christmas
Season 1, Episode 13
01x12 - The Great Feud
Season 1, Episode 12
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Cousin Pearl Bodine Quotes

01x17 - Jed's Dilemma Season 1 / Episode 17: - Jed's Dilemma

Jethrine Bodine: [Granny and Cousin Pearl disagreeing over who is going to cook in the kitchen] Hey, Uncle Jed. Come on back. There's gonna be a fight.
Cousin Pearl Bodine: Oh, I don't fight nobody twice my age.
Daisy Moses: There ain't nobody twice your age!
Cousin Pearl Bodine: I happen to be on the sunny side of 45. [slaps table]
Daisy Moses: Well, then move over into the shade. You're drying up something awful.
01x17 - Jed's Dilemma Season 1 / Episode 17: - Jed's Dilemma

Cousin Pearl Bodine: I've got Clampett blood in my veins.
Granny: You wanna keep it there, you stay outta my kitchen.
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