Can you tell the difference between Jed Clampett and Barnaby Jones?

How well do you know Buddy Ebsen's iconic characters?

True television icons have two or more characters to their name. Andy Griffith was Sheriff Taylor and Matlock. William Shatner was Captain Kirk and T.J. Hooker. Mary Tyler Moore was Laura Petrie and Mary Richards.

And Buddy Ebsen, of course, was Jed Clampett and Barnaby Jones. The Beverly Hillbillies was one of the biggest — if not the biggest — sitcoms of the '60s. Barnaby Jones was one of the longest-running detective series of the '70s.

Showing Ebsen's range, they were two wildly different characters. So — think you can tell them apart?

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  1. Which character's favorite drink was milk?
  2. Which character drove a Ford LTD Brougham?
  3. Which character had a dog named Duke?
  4. Which character had a daughter-in-law named Betty?
  5. J.R. was the son of the cousin of which character?
  6. Which character had a sister named Myrtle?
  7. Which character continually faced a conman named Honest John Shafer?
  8. Which character fell in love with a dancer named Chickadee?
  9. Which character was canceled by the network after eight seasons?
  10. Which character was envisioned by his creator as a "foxy grandpa," according to the book 'A Behind-the-Scenes History of QM Productions and Its Founder'?
  11. Which character exployeed a man named Dash?
  12. Which character had a best friend named Shorty?
  13. Which character was a favorite of President Richard Nixon, who watched every episode and belonged to a fan club of the show?
  14. Buddy Ebsen made a cameo in the 1993 movie 'The Beverly Hillbillies' as which character?

Can you tell the difference between Jed Clampett and Barnaby Jones?

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89 Comments

gregwilson363 4 days ago
Both shows were great 👍 you got to see the funny side of Jed Clampett.🥸😄😂.. Then there was the serious side of Jed Clampett"s acting.🤨🤔😁
DaisyDuke67 1 month ago
I had to look up President Nixon's and it said Gilligan's Island and Kojack. Nothing about him liking Barnaby Jones. So, I chose Jed Clampett. I was wrong.
JHP 8 months ago
11/14 - now I want some milk or Granny's spring tonic:)
Kd55 20 months ago
Here’s a side question: who was crowned Miss America 1955?
JHP Kd55 8 months ago
ahhh 1st name Lee?
DanDo77 20 months ago
11/14 The word "Conman" threw me off on #7, but then now I remember that character's name who was played by Phil Silvers, #13 threw me off because Nixon was no longer president by the time Barnaby Jones first aired.
Greek1 21 months ago
14/14. Barnaby Jones is a great.
retired2019 25 months ago
Wasn’t Buddy going to portray the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz , but had an allergic reaction to the silver paint?
JHP retired2019 8 months ago
correct - he almost passed
bukhrn 29 months ago
11/14, some guesses as I never watched Barnaby
country46 30 months ago
Can someone tell me why when looking at episodes they are out of order
jtrain 31 months ago
13/14, got the last one wrong!
Classicmodel59 33 months ago
14 of 14 I should know about them I been watching both shows since I was a child and still watching them I Love Classic shows
RobertM 34 months ago
For what it's worth on #13--Buddy Ebsen, I believe, attended Richard Nixon's funeral.
JHP RobertM 8 months ago
yep he was on that side of the fence - that's why Nancy Culp despised Buddy
Jnlmhny 34 months ago
12 out of 14 not bad! I love watching this show. Especially when JR comes along. I don’t like how it’s on at 4am but I can’t help but watch most days. It has only been about a year or so since I first heard of it. My dad was a huge Beverly Hillbillies fan! I never even got the chance to ask him if he liked him as Barnaby, but I’m guessing maybe not or I would have heard of it growing up, right? Haha
sputnik_57 34 months ago
11/14 and I've only watched B Jones a few times. I'm a big fan of Hillbillies.
srrainwater 34 months ago
9/14. I won by default. My child bride is not familiar with both shows.
wyo307pink 36 months ago
10/14 darn it
Love him so much !!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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