Beverly Hillbillies aired in 1962 and it quickly became one of the most popular TV shows of its time. Although it was known for being a wild and wacky show, that was not always the case behind the scenes. Nancy Kulp and Buddy Ebsen played loving family members, but things were quite different in real life. Here’s some of the drama and secrets you never knew about this beloved show.
The show always showed Granny’s chair strapped to the back of the family truck, with Jethro driving the whole crew around. Of course, everyone knows this scene, but did you know that the truck was actually owned by cousin Pearl?
Nancy Kulp played Miss Jane Hathaway on the show. She did a great job playing her role, but Kulp was also an aspiring politician, teacher, and linguist. After being on the show for nine years, she quit and decided to pursue politics. She ran as a democratic nominee for the US House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania.