By Heather Cahill on February 12, 2018
Do you remember what Jed Clampett discovered in his backyard? Ever wished your grandmother was as cool as Daisy May? And what was the name of the nosy rich neighbors that were always bothering the Clampetts? If you know the answer to these and other questions about "The Beverly Hillbillies," you might have the know-how to ace this quiz!
Years before a man named Jed was running into black gold or Texas tea, a show called "The Real McCoys" premiered on ABC in 1957. The black-and-white sitcom about a poor Appalachian family recognized as one of the first TV series in a so-called "rural revolution" that took place from the late '50s to the early '70s. As televisions were becoming more common in American homes, people were increasingly seeking a return to the past, and shows with rural themes and simple folks were growing in popularity.
After "The Real McCoys" came "The Andy Griffith Show," and while both of these shows were hits, neither had the chart-topping power of "The Beverly Hillbillies," which came out in 1962. The series about the Clampetts and their move to sunny California lasted for nine seasons, and never once failed to achieve a top-20 ranking during that entire run.
Though the series got the ax during the "rural purge" of the early '70s, it has lived on in syndication ever since. Even today, fans can relate to the rags to riches, a fish-out-of-water theme of the series -- and of course, many of the gags and down-home humor are just as funny today as they ever were.
Think you're an expert on the Clampetts? Take our quiz to find out!