An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills, but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.
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Complete series cast summary:
Loni Anderson ...  L.K. McGuire 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Jack Elam ...  Uncle Alvin 'Bully' Stevenson 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Lee Weaver ...  Ricardo Williams 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Dana Ivey ...  Eleanor Standard 22 episodes, 1986-1987
James Cromwell ...  Quentin Standard 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Arthur Malet ...  Bobby 22 episodes, 1986-1987
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An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills, but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.

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When two bums move in with a beautiful heiress... There goes the neighborhood and here come the laughs!

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Calle tranquila See more »

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Viacom Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Eleanor Standard: I thought I had grown, that I'd developed grace and style, that it wasn't just the money they liked. Well, thank you for blowing that illusion to hell.
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Featured in The Runnin' Kind (1989) See more »

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Still Remember Seeing The Pilot
23 July 2013 | by chow913See all my reviews

I'm really bored so I feel the need to write a review of the pilot episode I saw when it originally aired way back in 1986.

This series was obviously a rehash of 'The Beverly Hillbillies' with a fish out of water scenario.

The premise: Two elderly grizzle impoverished rednecks have nothing better to do than joke about killing themselves when Loni Anderson arrives as one of their long lost daughter or granddaughters.

Anderson has hit it big time as a showgirl gold digger and married a Beverly Hills billionaire. After a brief marriage she's become a mega rich widow and come to rescue her grizzel father or grandfather and his friend from a life of poverty.

The troubles in paradise come from the late husband's family headed by villain James Cromwell. ('Babe') The fact that I can still remember the plot after all these years means it was either really good or really bad. But I honestly cannot remember which.


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