About This QuizWell, doggies! It's time to load up the truck and return to Beverly. Hills, that is. Premiering in 1962, "The Beverly Hillbillies" was an instant hit that ran for nine seasons. Just three weeks after its pilot aired, it became the number one show in ratings. Let's see how well you remember it!
"The Ballad of Jed Clampett," the show's theme song, serves as an introduction to the Clampett's rags-to-riches story. It tells the tale of how Jed struck oil and moved his family to Beverly Hills. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country chart and No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"The Giant Jackrabbit" is one of the most-watched television episodes in history. When it aired on January 8, 1964, 65% of television sets in the United States were tuned in. "The Beverly Hillbillies" routinely earned impressive ratings, but President Lyndon B. Johnson's first State of the Union address proceeded "The Giant Jackrabbit" and likely boosted the episode's ratings.
Max Baer Jr., of course, played both Jethro and Jethrine. Wearing frilly dresses and a blonde wig, he played Jethrine in eleven episodes.
In "The Garden Party," a season two episode, Granny memorably mistakes an inflatable alligator for the real deal and shoots it. Guests from Mrs. Drysdale's stuffy garden party hear the ruckus and come over to investigate. Thanks to the commotion at their cement pond, the party moves to the Clampett's.
Jed's Swimmin' Hole
With a brunette wig covering her blonde locks, you might not even recognize Sharon Tate as Janet Trego, a bank secretary. Tate, whose rising career was cut short by the Manson Family, is best known for "The Valley of the Dolls."