When Beverly Hillbillies first aired in 1962, people thought it was quirky and fun. Quickly, it became a highly popular show on TV, and it continued holding that honor for most of its run.
However, things weren’t so exciting and fun behind the scenes. Though Nancy Kulp and Buddy Ebsen looked like a fun-loving family on the screen, they often clashed backstage. There was plenty of drama between the entire Hillbilly gang.
If you loved the Beverly Hillbillies when the show premiered, it might be fun to take a look at the behind-the-scenes drama and secrets. That way, you have more information about this beloved show!
The family truck always had Granny’s chair strapped to the back, with Jethro behind the wheel. This scene is very well-known, but you may not realize that the truck was owned by cousin Pearl.
Nancy Kulp was Miss Jane Hathaway on the Beverly Hillbillies. Though she was great in her role, she was an aspiring politician, linguist, and teacher, too. After nine years on the show, she quit and turned to politics, running as a democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s US House of Representatives.