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?

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

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

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

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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?

  • Drysdale
  • Hathaway
  • Bodine
  • Clampett
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What state do the Beverly Hillbillies come from?

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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?

  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • It’s never mentioned
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What is the exact amount of the Clampett’s fortune?

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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
  • $75 million dollars
  • $96 million dollars
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What is the real name of “Granny”?

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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”?

  • Daisy Duke
  • Margaret May
  • Beryl Bette
  • Daisy May
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What is the title of the show’s theme tune?

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

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Clampetts live next door to Jed’s banker, Milburn Drysdale.
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What is the name of their rich neighbor?

  • Jethro Bodine
  • Jane Hathaway
  • Pearl
  • Milburn Drysdale
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What kind of car did the Clampetts drive?

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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?

  • Ford truck
  • Oldsmobile truck
  • Dodge truck
  • Chevrolet truck
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Which character had a twin?

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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?

  • Pearl
  • Jed
  • Granny
  • Jethro
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Elly May owned two unusual pets, but what were they?

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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
  • Pigs
  • Flamingos
  • Goats
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How many episodes were there in total?

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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?

  • 274
  • 209
  • 180
  • 302
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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
  • Barbara Jean
  • Rose Ellen
  • June Margaret
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Which of these publications dubbed the show “painful to sit through?”

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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?”

  • The New York Times
  • Variety
  • The New York Post
  • Empire
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In what year was the television movie Return of the Beverly Hillbillies released?

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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?

  • 1981
  • 1978
  • 1990
  • 1985
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Producer Paul Henning originally wanted the show to be set where?

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

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

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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?

  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The Wizard of Oz
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Which cast member ran for office in 1984?

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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)
  • Harriet E. MacGibbon (Mrs. Drysdale)
  • Nancy Kulp (Jane Hathaway)
  • Buddy Ebsen (Jed)
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What kind of book was released off the back of the show?

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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 Cookbook
  • A Guide to Buying Trucks
  • A How-To Invest Wisely
  • A Guide to Getting Rich
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What did Jed’s banker Milburn Drysdale often try to do?

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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?

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

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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?

  • Lester Flatt
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Eugene Twombley
  • Dash Riprock
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What kind of Christian does Granny claim to be?

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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?

  • Angelical
  • Catholic
  • Lutheran
  • Baptist
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Which one of these is not a career that Jethro pursues?

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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?

  • Chauffer
  • Brain Surgeon
  • Writer
  • Spy
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How many seasons of the show were there?

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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?

  • Twelve
  • Six
  • Nine
  • Five
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What is the name of Granny’s longstanding rival?

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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?

  • Elverna Bradshaw
  • Gladys Flatt
  • Helen Thompson
  • Pearl Bodine
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What is Jed’s catchphrase?

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

What is Jed’s catchphrase?

  • “Welllll, horses!”
  • “Welllll, fishes!”
  • “Welllll, kittens!”
  • “Welllll, doggies!”
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What nickname did Jethro earn thanks to his love of food?

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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?

  • Six-foot stomach
  • Two tummies
  • Ten ton Lil
  • Hollow legs
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What breed is the family dog?

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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?

  • Bloodhound
  • Greyhound
  • Beagle
  • Rottweiler
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In the 1981 move, what job does Elly May have?

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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?

  • Scientist
  • Beautician
  • Homemaker
  • Zoologist
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Sharon Tate starred as Janet Trago, the secretary for the Commerce Bank for how many episodes?

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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
  • 25
  • 5
  • 3
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Which of these was a spin-off from the show, featuring character crossovers?

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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?

  • Silk Street
  • Trouser Turnpike
  • Petticoat Junction
  • Ruffle Road
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Two cast members famously didn’t get along due to conflicting personal views. Who were they?

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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
  • Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp
  • Buddy Ebsen and Irene Ryan
  • Donna Douglas and Max Bauer Jr.
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Elly May was romantically linked to which actor?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Elly May has an on-off relationship with handsome Hollywood actor Dash Riprock.
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Elly May was romantically linked to which actor?

  • Dash Riprock
  • Dirk Dashing
  • Leonard Love
  • Roger Regal
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How many Emmy Award nominations did the show garner over its run?

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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?

  • 5
  • 7
  • 1
  • 4
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Which famous actor appeared in the episode “The Indians Are Coming”?

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

  • John Wayne
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Robert Wagner
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Paul Henning originally came up with the concept in which year?

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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?

  • 1958
  • 1954
  • 1959
  • 1960
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Why was the show canceled?

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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?

  • There was a dispute over pay that wasn’t settled
  • CBS wanted to appeal to younger audiences
  • Ratings in the 7th and 8th season were low
  • The actors wanted to move on to new projects
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Which cast member had a hard time finding roles when the show ended?

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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?

  • Irene Ryan
  • Donna Douglas
  • Max Baer Jr.
  • Buddy Ebsen
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Raymond Bailey, who played Mr. Drysdale began suffering from which disease while still filming the show?

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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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Arthritis
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How many times did the series reach number 1 on the top 20 most-watched television shows of the year?

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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
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The show was sponsored by which popular breakfast cereal?

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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
  • Wheaties
  • Cap’n Crunch
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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

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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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