‘The Beverly Hillbillies’: Pilot Episode

‘The Beverly Hillbillies’: Pilot Episode

This first episode aired September 26, 1962 and was titled “The Clampetts Strike Oil”…it was Donna Douglas’ 29th birthday. By the way, the truck was a 1921 Oldsmobile. The show ran for 274 episodes and was canceled in 1971 by Fred Silverman when CBS decided to erase its image as a “rural network.” In the process, other rural shows (including Green Acres and Petticoat Junction) were canceled as well. The general feeling was that “CBS canceled every show with a tree in it”.


…The Clampetts Strike Oil You wanted it, you’ve got it! This is the VERY first Beverly Hillbillies episode! I have to admit, the way the Pub Domain music w…


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