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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

Monday
September 1
10:12am
Teenage Idol
Johnny Pole, singing idol of millions, has a hectic reunion with his old friends the Clampetts.
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10:48am
The Widow Poke Arrives
In one of her periodic campaigns to get Jed married, Granny secretly summons an old and eligible acquaintance.
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11:24am
Clampett A Go Go
The Clampetts care for a madcap artist who wrecks his car when he sees Elly May in a bathing suit.
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12:00pm
Jed, The Bachelor
Granny, finally making good her threat to go home to the hills, takes to the open road.
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12:30pm
The Gorilla
Jethro shops around for a gorilla when Elly May's pet chimpanzee proves too small to relieve him of his household chores.
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1:00pm
Mr Universe Muscles In
A rival banker arranges a date for Elly May with a handsome model, so Drysdale counters by furnishing "Mr. Universe" as an escort.
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1:30pm
A Plot For Granny
Two confused salesman attempt to sell Jed a cemetery plot for a much-alive Granny.
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2:00pm
Jed Clampett Enterprises
Drysdale finally gets a paying tenant for the fifth floor of his bank building - by evicting Jethro and renting it to Jed.
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Tuesday
September 2
9:00am
Mr Universe Muscles In
A rival banker arranges a date for Elly May with a handsome model, so Drysdale counters by furnishing "Mr. Universe" as an escort.
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9:30am
A Plot For Granny
Two confused salesman attempt to sell Jed a cemetery plot for a much-alive Granny.
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7:00pm
The Clampets Strike Oil
A proud hillbilly family reluctantly exchanges a one-room mountain cabin for $25 million and a 35-room mansion in Beverly Hills.
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7:30pm
Getting Settled
Wealthy hillbilly Jed Clampett and his family members are mistaken for a staff of crazy servants when they move into their new mansion.
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Wednesday
September 3
9:00am
Getting Settled
Wealthy hillbilly Jed Clampett and his family members are mistaken for a staff of crazy servants when they move into their new mansion.
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7:00pm
Meanwhile Back at the Cabin
The Clampetts find that the luxuries of their new mansion are a poor substitute for the comforts of their former mountain shack.
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7:30pm
The Clampets Meets Mrs. Drysdale
When Mr. Drysdale describes his wife as a hypochondriac, the Clampetts assume she must be a tippler.
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8:00pm
Jed Buys Stock
When banker Drysdale advises the Clampetts to invest in some good stock, Jed quickly buys some cows, pigs, goats and chickens.
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