YMMV / The Beverly Hillbillies

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Miss Hathaway is a lesbian. This is helped along, obviously, by the Real Life lesbianism of actress Nancy Kulp. Her movie actress, Lily Tomlin, is also a lesbian.
    • But how does that jibe with Miss Hathaway's obvious crush on Jethro? Unless...she's actually got a crush on Jethrine.
    • Not impossible Miss Hathaway was at least a little bi-sided. She may have suspected all along he'd never return her interest, and just liked the thrill of the chase.
  • Deader Than Disco: Almost no one would admit to liking this series, even when it was No. 1 in the ratings back in the 1960s.
    • Well, maybe it should be, but the show remains a staple of syndicated television to this day, and still brings in decent ratings.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song. I dare you to deny it.
    • Humorist Dave Barry: "If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies."
  • Idiot Plot: EVERY EPISODE.
  • Vindicated by History