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The Beverly Hillbillies

Max Baer, Jr.

Jethro Bodine

Unlike the oafish dolt Jethro, Max Baer, Jr. is an educated man with a degree in business administration and a minor in philosophy. Son of heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Sr., the younger Baer became a studio player for Warner Brothers soon after graduating from the University of California at Santa Clara. A few years later, he was cast as Jethro (and his look-alike sister Jethrine) and the rest is typecasting history. After the cancellation of The Beverly Hillbillies, Baer moved behind the camera and became a film producer. Baer's first effort, Macon County Line, (which he also wrote) became a big hit and led to his next film, Ode to Billy Joe. Baer appeared in a couple of episodes of Murder She Wrote in the early 90s and still acts from time to time. Currently a resident of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Baer is using his entrepreneurial skills to create "Jethro's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion and Casino," an only-in-America amalgam of gaming and pop culture.

Character Bio

Jed Clampett's nephew, Jethro Bodine, is the ultimate dumb brute. He's a big boy who happily devours all manner of vittles, even if they've been prepared by Elly May. Jethro fancies himself a playboy (and with his sixth-grade education, why not?) and his appetite for Granny's possum stew is matched only by his appetite for pretty women. Believing himself to be more cosmopolitan than the rest of the Clampett clan, Jethro tries his hand at being a double-naught agent, a guru and even a neurosurgeon. Jethro's biggest problems arise when he tries to use his weakest muscle, his brain, and his numbskull schemes get him into nothing but trouble. Something to note: his resemblance to Jethrine Bodine is uncanny!

The Beverly Hillbillies TV Schedule

Thursday
December 25
10:00am
Home For Christmas
The Clampetts take their first airplane ride, returning to their mountain cabin for a surprise Christmas visit with Cousin Pearl.
TV-G
10:30am
No Place Like Home
The Clampetts, home for Christmas, help Cousin Pearl woo Mr. Brewster, the big oil company executive.
TV-G
11:00am
Christmas at the Clampetts
Christmas Day finds the Clampetts somewhat befuddled by their expensive gifts, all from banker Milburn Drysdale.
TV-G
11:30am
The Christmas Present
The Clampetts broaden their Beverly Hills experience by working as temporary Christmas help in a department store.
TV-G
12:00pm
Christmas in Hooterville
The hillbillies spend the Christmas holiday in Hooterville, where Eb courts Elly May and Granny pursues Sam Drucker.
TV-G