The story about a man named Jed took the ’60s and early ’70s by storm; of course we’re talking about The Beverly Hillbillies.

Jed, Elly May, Jethro and the rest of the characters became household names thanks to the American sitcom.

The series ran from 1962 – 1971 with an impressive nine seasons. This led to tons of Hillbillies merchandise being bought, as well as a spin-off show and even a film in the ’90s.

But what don’t you know about the hit show that made everyone laugh? Here are 17 surprising facts about The Beverly Hillbillies. 

No. 1 Theme Song

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Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs are the musicians behind the memorable theme tune for The Beverly Hillbillies. The duo reached number one in the charts with ‘The Ballad of Jed Clampett’. The guys even had a few cameo appearances in the series themselves!