The Beverly Hillbillies - Season 1, Episode 1 (1962) - The Clampetts Strike Oil
American sitcom (situation comedy) originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. This video is the 1st (first) episode.
A rural Ozark family relocates to Beverly Hills after oil is discovered on their property worth $25 million. After finding oil on the land, the family is surprised when Mr. Brewster of the OK Oil Company offers to buy it. (The family home is set in the Branson, Missouri area.) After much coaxing by Cousin Pearl, Jed sells the swamp and moves the family to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Upon their arrival, they are arrested because of a case of mistaken identity but are later returned to the mansion safely.
Turner Classic Movies host, Robert Osborne appeared in the pilot episode, as Jeffrey Taylor.
The show starred:
Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett
Irene Ryan as Daisy May "Granny" Moses
Donna Douglas as Elly May Clampett
Max Baer Jr. as Jethro Bodine
Raymond Bailey as Milburn Drysdale
Nancy Kulp as Jane Hathaway
The Beverly Hillbillies
First plane ride for the Clampetts to visit cousin Pearl.