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The Lake Street Testament

The most popular TV show of my youth was a strange yet derivative series called “The Beverly Hillbillies.” The basic device of this comedy was as old as Shakespeare’s rude mechanicals, and as common as 19th and 20th Century perennials like hillbilly plays, Ma and Pa Kettle films and even minstrel shows. 649 more words


The Beverly Hillbillies Go To Washington

I was thinking about a very rich family with more money than sense, and about their beautiful daughter and a son who thinks he is a lot smarter than he is. 746 more words


View the military service of actress:

Ltjg Nancy Kulp

US Navy

(Served 1943-1945)

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Short Bio: With aspirations of becoming a journalist, Kulp studied at Florida State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1943. 42 more words

Jim Varney

Jim Varney (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000)

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Varney began acting in local theater at age 8. His first professional acting gig was as Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1965. 207 more words


Mayberry Isn't A Healthy Place To Live

Sara Pulliam Bailey’s trip to Mount Airy spurred some of my own reflections about growing up in small town North Carolina, watching the Andy Griffith Show, and why nostalgia is dangerous. 645 more words

Food For Thought

The Clampetts are off to Washington

J.D. “Jed” Clampett and the Clampett family are leaving their Hollywood mansion for Washington, having taken offense at Meryl Streep recalling Jed’s ridicule of a disabled reporter at the Golden Globe Awards. 153 more words


Beverly Hillbillies Go Home For Christmas

After you watch this video, flying will never be the same again.