The Beverly Hillbillies began airing in 1962, and everyone thought it was fun and quirky. In fact, it quickly became the most popular television show ever, continuing to hold the honor for much of its run.
Still, things weren’t as fun and exciting behind the scenes. Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp portrayed the fun-loving family on screen, but they usually clashed backstage. In fact, there was tons of drama between the whole Hillbilly gang.
Did you love The Beverly Hillbillies when it premiered? If so, you might want to go through its secrets and behind-the-scenes drama to learn even more about your beloved TV show.
The family truck had Granny’s chair strapped on the back, and Jethro was always behind the wheel. This is a well-known scene, but you might not realize that cousin Pearl owned the truck.
Nancy Kulp played Miss Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies. While she was a great actress, she was also a teacher, linguist, and politician. After nine years of being on the TV show, she quit, turning to politics. That’s when she ran as the democratic nominee for the US House of Representatives in Pennsylvania.