Sep. 26, 1962
30 min.
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 ...

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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

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01x06 - Trick or Treat
Season 1, Episode 06
02x10 - Turkey Day
Season 2, Episode 10
02x14 - Christmas at the Clampetts
Season 2, Episode 14
02x18 - Lafe Lingers On
Season 2, Episode 18
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