Lots of Criticism
Debuting in 1962, The Beverly Hillbillies was one of the most popular sitcoms during the 60s. It premiered on the Colombia Broadcasting System (CBS) and ran for a total of nine seasons, with eight seasons ranking among the 20-most watched shows of the year. To this day, the episode The Giant Jackrabbit from season two remains one of the most-watched TV episodes of all time.
The show was even nominated seven times for an Emmy Award. But, even with all of this success, the show still received a lot of criticism. Critics from the New York Times called the show “strained and unfunny,” and Variety went as far as to say that it was “painful to sit through.” Well, you can’t please everyone.