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15 charming behind-the-scenes photos from 'The Beverly Hillbillies'

See the Clampetts like you've never seen them before.

Top image: The Everett Collection

It was one of the biggest sitcoms of the 1960s — and all time. A staggering audience of more than 50 million Americans tuned in to The Beverly Hillbillies in the early 1960s. The charming family comedy remained a top show during its entire nine-year run, from 1962–71, until the "rural purge" unceremoniously sent the Clampetts back to the farm.

Still, as popular as the show was, and remains, we bet you have not seen these behind-the-scenes peeks into the production of the series. It certainly looked like a fun time for the cast, too.

Donna Douglas strikes a pose amidst the palms of Beverly Hills.

Image: The Everett Collection

Irene Ryan thinks Venus is no match for Donna Douglas.

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Max Baer, Jr., gives his feet a refreshing soak in the washing machine.

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Douglas, Ryan and Baer kick back on a picnic table while checking out their press.

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The set of "Jed Buys the Freeway" was closely guarded.

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Douglas shows off her trusty rope belt.

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Nancy Kulp is ready for a dip with Douglas.

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Speaking of swimsuits, Julie Newmar was on set for "The Beautiful Maid."

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The gang is on location with the Smothers Brothers circa 1964.

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Irene Ryan campaigned for better nutrition for America's youth in 1965.

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Douglas takes a break with Buddy Ebsen.

Douglas and Baer horse around on the set.

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We're guessing goat's milk and chicken were on the menu that shoot?

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Orchestra leader Les Brown rehearses with Douglas and Baer before taping an episode in March of 1964.

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"Say cheese!"

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