Way back when….

To tell the truth, I never saw the early episodes of this somewhat famous TV series. I was perusing YouTube and I stumbled upon this; The Clampetts Strike Oil   TV was much simpler back then. Somewhat funny, but enjoyable never the less.

I invite you to take it in, this so called first episode of The Beverly Hillbillies. Enjoy the trip down memory lane to September 26 1962.


Author: G.D.

I'm from Pensyltucky. Can trace my ancestry directly to whom the present day national anthem of Poland is written about.

5 thoughts on “Way back when….”

  1. What happened between 1962 and Beverly Hills 90210 generation? Checking the wiki page for Donna Douglas, she was a gospel singer after the show and lived long. Has anyone seen a picture of Tori Spelling lately?

  2. One curious thing about The Beverly Hillbillies is that the entire first season and 19 episodes of the second season are in the public domain.  Orion Television, the company which acquired its producer Filmways, forgot to renew the copyright and, under the law of the time, this placed them in the public domain.  The theme music, however, was subject to a separate copyright and sometimes on cheap-o home video prints it was replaced with other music.  This is not the case in the episode posted on YouTube linked in the original post.

    Here is a list of classic TV comedy in the public domain.

  3. As with most shows, the B&W episodes are better than color. “If the good Lord had a wanted me in Californi’ he’d a put me in Californi’”. Hope that’s right. It’s from memory. Love this show.

  4. Why do I think the earlier show were so much better? I like the stories better. Also some of the early shows came from radio so the voices were amazingly good. Nowadays it is hard to find rich voices.

  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Baer_Jr.Max Baer Jr. Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr. (born December 4, 1937) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for playing Jethro Bodine, the dimwitted nephew of Jed Clampett (played by Buddy Ebsen) on The Beverly Hillbillies.

    Max Sr. and Buddy Baer were good friends of my father in Sacramento, CA. Max Jr. was born 3 months before me, to the day. On my 4th birthday, (which I have mentioned before) both Max and Buddy were at my party, dancing me around on their shoulders and singing to me. That party sticks to me in vivid memory. Max Jr. may have been there as well but I don’t remember the children who were there. I received a German Shepard puppy as a present.


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