Beverly Hillbillies

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1962-71

DAD: Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Bazillionaire

KIDS: Elly May Clampett (teenager – yeah, right)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead for quite some time – unknown.

STAND-IN “MOM”: Granny Clampett / Daisy Moses (Irene Ryan)

Bet you forgot Jed Clampett was a TV Single Dad. Technically, he was also a father-figure to live-in nephew Jethro, but Jed’s sister Pearl was on enough to put Jethro on the “debatable” list.

Update: The “Just what kind of kin IS Granny?” question has been solved. An Alert Viewer in Israel, Shaul Ceder ( spotted a discussion between Jed and some Weather Bureau folks talking about “Hurricane Daisy” — when the weather people discuss what steps they can use to stop the hurricane, Jed says, “Oh, you can’t do that! She’s still my mother-in-law!”

A tip of the Porter Ricks Memorial scuba mask goes to Shaul Ceder ( for the Granny info. Thanks, Shaul!