QUIZ: How Well Do You Know The Beverly Hillbillies?

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer

The Beverly Hillbillies burst onto the screens in the early 1960s, bringing with it comical situations and hysterical laughter. One of the most popular shows of its time, the series left behind a lasting pop culture legacy – but how much of it do you remember?

We’ve done some digging into behind-the-scenes antics, little-known facts, and mind-blowing trivia of the show, coming up with the quiz to end all quizzes. How well do you really know the Beverly Hillbillies?

The show centers around a family living in Beverly Hills, but what’s the story?

Retry Correct Incorrect The family lived alongside an oil-rich swamp and were paid a fortune by an oil company to drill on their land.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

The show centers around a family living in Beverly Hills, but what’s the story?

  • They’re a southern family who moved to California so the kids could go to college
  • They moved to Beverly Hills when they got kicked out of their New York home to live with family
  • They’re a rich family that lost their fortune due to gambling and bad decisions
  • They were poor, but struck oil on their land and moved to Beverly Hills
0%

What is the last name of the family patriarch, Jed?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jed’s last name is Clampett, while the other names belong to other characters.
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Photo: Paul Harris/Getty Image

What is the last name of the family patriarch, Jed?

  • Hathaway
  • Clampett
  • Drysdale
  • Bodine
3%

What state do the Beverly Hillbillies come from?

Retry Correct Incorrect The state that the family originally comes from is never mentioned in the show.
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Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

What state do the Beverly Hillbillies come from?

  • It’s never mentioned
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
5%

What is the exact amount of the Clampett’s fortune?

Retry Correct Incorrect The amount is referred to as $96 million dollars – roughly $640 million in today’s money.
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Photo: Lambert/Getty Images

What is the exact amount of the Clampett’s fortune?

  • $33 million dollars
  • $25 million dollars
  • $96 million dollars
  • $75 million dollars
8%

What is the real name of “Granny”?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jed’s mother-in-law is referred to mainly as Granny, but her real name is Daisy May.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

What is the real name of “Granny”?

  • Margaret May
  • Daisy May
  • Beryl Bette
  • Daisy Duke
10%

What is the title of the show’s theme tune?

Retry Correct Incorrect The show’s theme is performed by bluegrass artists Flatt and Scruggs and is called The Ballad of Jed Clampett.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

What is the title of the show’s theme tune?

  • The Ditty of Jed Clampett
  • The Story of Jed Clampett
  • The Ballad of Jed Clampett
  • The Tune of Jed Clampett
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What is the name of their rich neighbor?

Retry Correct Incorrect The Clampetts live next door to Jed’s banker, Milburn Drysdale.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

What is the name of their rich neighbor?

  • Milburn Drysdale
  • Pearl
  • Jethro Bodine
  • Jane Hathaway
15%

What kind of car did the Clampetts drive?

Retry Correct Incorrect Despite their wealth, the family kept driving their Oldsmobile truck.
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Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What kind of car did the Clampetts drive?

  • Dodge truck
  • Oldsmobile truck
  • Chevrolet truck
  • Ford truck
18%

Which character had a twin?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jethro had a twin sister, Jethrine, played by the same actor, Max Baer Jr.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives

Which character had a twin?

  • Jethro
  • Jed
  • Pearl
  • Granny
20%

Elly May owned two unusual pets, but what were they?

Retry Correct Incorrect Elly owned two adorable monkeys, which she dressed in cute outfits.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

Elly May owned two unusual pets, but what were they?

  • Monkeys
  • Goats
  • Pigs
  • Flamingos
23%

How many episodes were there in total?

Retry Correct Incorrect The show ran for a total of 274 episodes.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

How many episodes were there in total?

  • 302
  • 274
  • 180
  • 209
25%

Jed’s deceased wife and mother of his children was named what?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Rose Ellen was the name of Jed’s dearly departed wife.
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Jed’s deceased wife and mother of his children was named what?

  • Eleanor Daisy
  • Rose Ellen
  • Barbara Jean
  • June Margaret
28%

Which of these publications dubbed the show “painful to sit through?”

Retry Correct Incorrect Variety panned the show, calling it “painful to sit through.”
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Photo: Ira Gay Sealy/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Which of these publications dubbed the show “painful to sit through?”

  • Empire
  • The New York Post
  • Variety
  • The New York Times
30%

In what year was the television movie Return of the Beverly Hillbillies released?

Retry Correct Incorrect The movie was released in 1981, featuring much of the original cast.
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Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In what year was the television movie Return of the Beverly Hillbillies released?

  • 1990
  • 1985
  • 1981
  • 1978
33%

Producer Paul Henning originally wanted the show to be set where?

Retry Correct Incorrect When first creating the premise of the show, Henning initially wanted the family to move to New York.
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Photo: Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images & ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images & Bettmann / Contributor & Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Producer Paul Henning originally wanted the show to be set where?

  • New York
  • Miami
  • Washington DC
  • San Francisco
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Buddy Ebsen was cast in which Hollywood classic prior to The Beverly Hillbillies?

Retry Correct Incorrect Ebsen was cast as the Tin Man in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Unfortunately, the aluminum used in his makeup made him ill and he had to drop out.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer

Buddy Ebsen was cast in which Hollywood classic prior to The Beverly Hillbillies?

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Gone with the Wind
38%

Which cast member ran for office in 1984?

Retry Correct Incorrect Nancy Kulp ran for office in 1984. Her chances were scuppered when Buddy Ebsen did an interview, calling her “too liberal.”
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer

Which cast member ran for office in 1984?

  • Raymond Bailey (Drysdale)
  • Buddy Ebsen (Jed)
  • Harriet E. MacGibbon (Mrs. Drysdale)
  • Nancy Kulp (Jane Hathaway)
40%

What kind of book was released off the back of the show?

Retry Correct Incorrect Granny’s Hillbilly Cookbook contained a plethora of tried and tested recipes, created by actress Irene Ryan.
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Photo James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images

What kind of book was released off the back of the show?

  • A How-To Invest Wisely
  • A Cookbook
  • A Guide to Getting Rich
  • A Guide to Buying Trucks
43%

What did Jed’s banker Milburn Drysdale often try to do?

Retry Correct Incorrect Many plotlines involved Drysdale’s outlandish efforts to keep the Clampett’s fortune in his bank.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

What did Jed’s banker Milburn Drysdale often try to do?

  • Get Granny to marry him
  • Hire Jethro as an assistant
  • Persuade Jed to invest elsewhere
  • Keep Jed’s money in his bank
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What is the name of the psychiatrist that Pearl becomes enamored with?

Retry Correct Incorrect In the episodes “The Clampetts Get Psychoanalysed” and “The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted” the therapist is called Eugene Twombley.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

What is the name of the psychiatrist that Pearl becomes enamored with?

  • Earl Scruggs
  • Dash Riprock
  • Eugene Twombley
  • Lester Flatt
48%

What kind of Christian does Granny claim to be?

Retry Correct Incorrect Granny often refers to her religion, calling herself a “dunked, not sprinkled” Baptist Christian.
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Photo: Philip Gould/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

What kind of Christian does Granny claim to be?

  • Baptist
  • Lutheran
  • Catholic
  • Angelical
50%

Which one of these is not a career that Jethro pursues?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jethro pursues a variety of careers, but he never tries to be a writer.
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Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Which one of these is not a career that Jethro pursues?

  • Spy
  • Brain Surgeon
  • Chauffer
  • Writer
53%

How many seasons of the show were there?

Retry Correct Incorrect CBS aired nine seasons of the show, that ran from 1962 to 1971.
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Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

How many seasons of the show were there?

  • Six
  • Nine
  • Twelve
  • Five
55%

What is the name of Granny’s longstanding rival?

Retry Correct Incorrect Granny’s rival is Elverna Bradshaw, appearing in 13 episodes and mentioned in several more.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives / Stringer

What is the name of Granny’s longstanding rival?

  • Gladys Flatt
  • Pearl Bodine
  • Elverna Bradshaw
  • Helen Thompson
58%

What is Jed’s catchphrase?

Retry Correct Incorrect “Welllll, doggies!” was Jed’s well-known catchphrase.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

What is Jed’s catchphrase?

  • “Welllll, kittens!”
  • “Welllll, doggies!”
  • “Welllll, fishes!”
  • “Welllll, horses!”
60%

What nickname did Jethro earn thanks to his love of food?

Retry Correct Incorrect Jethro garnered the name “six-foot stomach” for his huge appetite.
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Photo: Photoshot/Keystone/Getty Images

What nickname did Jethro earn thanks to his love of food?

  • Two tummies
  • Ten ton Lil
  • Hollow legs
  • Six-foot stomach
63%

What breed is the family dog?

Retry Correct Incorrect The family has a bloodhound called Duke.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

What breed is the family dog?

  • Greyhound
  • Rottweiler
  • Beagle
  • Bloodhound
65%

In the 1981 move, what job does Elly May have?

Retry Correct Incorrect In the 1981 movie, Elly is the head of a zoo, putting her love of animals to good use.
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Photo: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

In the 1981 move, what job does Elly May have?

  • Homemaker
  • Zoologist
  • Beautician
  • Scientist
68%

Sharon Tate starred as Janet Trago, the secretary for the Commerce Bank for how many episodes?

Retry Correct Incorrect Sharon Tate starred in the series for 15 episodes. Tragically she was murdered by Charles Manson’s “family” before the start of season 8.
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Photo: Eddie Waters/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Sharon Tate starred as Janet Trago, the secretary for the Commerce Bank for how many episodes?

  • 15
  • 3
  • 25
  • 5
70%

Which of these was a spin-off from the show, featuring character crossovers?

Retry Correct Incorrect Petticoat Junction is one of the interrelated shows Paul Henning created on the back of Beverly Hillbillies. The other is Green Acres.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

Which of these was a spin-off from the show, featuring character crossovers?

  • Ruffle Road
  • Trouser Turnpike
  • Silk Street
  • Petticoat Junction
73%

Two cast members famously didn’t get along due to conflicting personal views. Who were they?

Retry Correct Incorrect Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp clashed over their differing political views on numerous occasions.
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Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Two cast members famously didn’t get along due to conflicting personal views. Who were they?

  • Max Baer Jr. and Irene Ryan
  • Donna Douglas and Max Bauer Jr.
  • Buddy Ebsen and Irene Ryan
  • Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp
75%

Elly May was romantically linked to which actor?

Retry Correct Incorrect Elly May has an on-off relationship with handsome Hollywood actor Dash Riprock.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

Elly May was romantically linked to which actor?

  • Roger Regal
  • Dirk Dashing
  • Leonard Love
  • Dash Riprock
78%

How many Emmy Award nominations did the show garner over its run?

Retry Correct Incorrect The show received an impressive seven nominations during its nine years of being on air.
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Photo: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

How many Emmy Award nominations did the show garner over its run?

  • 7
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
80%

Which famous actor appeared in the episode “The Indians Are Coming”?

Retry Correct Incorrect John Wayne appears in the episode, after Granny keeps talking about her hopes that the country star would turn up and help.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

Which famous actor appeared in the episode “The Indians Are Coming”?

  • Kirk Douglas
  • John Wayne
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Robert Wagner
83%

Paul Henning originally came up with the concept in which year?

Retry Correct Incorrect The concept came to Henning in 1959, when he visited Civil War states.
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Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Paul Henning originally came up with the concept in which year?

  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1954
  • 1958
85%

Why was the show canceled?

Retry Correct Incorrect The show was still doing well, but was canceled as part of the “rural purge”. Networks wanted to appeal to younger, hipper audiences.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

Why was the show canceled?

  • Ratings in the 7th and 8th season were low
  • There was a dispute over pay that wasn’t settled
  • CBS wanted to appeal to younger audiences
  • The actors wanted to move on to new projects
88%

Which cast member had a hard time finding roles when the show ended?

Retry Correct Incorrect Max Baer Jr. credited the show with both making a success of and ending his career. He couldn’t escape the shadow of Jethro.
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Photo: Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Which cast member had a hard time finding roles when the show ended?

  • Donna Douglas
  • Max Baer Jr.
  • Buddy Ebsen
  • Irene Ryan
90%

Raymond Bailey, who played Mr. Drysdale began suffering from which disease while still filming the show?

Retry Correct Incorrect Sadly, Bailey began suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease towards the end of the show. Eventually, it led to him quitting acting altogether.
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Photo: Peter King/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Raymond Bailey, who played Mr. Drysdale began suffering from which disease while still filming the show?

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
93%

How many times did the series reach number 1 on the top 20 most-watched television shows of the year?

Retry Correct Incorrect The show cinched the number 1 spot on two occasions.
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Photo: Paul Harris/Getty Image

How many times did the series reach number 1 on the top 20 most-watched television shows of the year?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 8
95%

The show was sponsored by which popular breakfast cereal?

Retry Correct Incorrect Kellogg’s Corn Flakes sponsored the show. In the end credits, Jed points to a Kellogg’s billboard.
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Photo: Bettmann / Contributor

The show was sponsored by which popular breakfast cereal?

  • Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
  • Quisp
  • Cap’n Crunch
  • Wheaties
98%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Did y’all even watch an episode? Looks like it’s possum stew for you tonight. Welllll, doggies! You need to buy the box set and brush up on your thinkin’. You did alright, young ‘un. You struck it rich! With oil that is, black gold, Texas tea. Y’all come back now, ya hear?
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