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?

Your Result...

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Catdan 17 days ago
Got 13 out of 14. Not to bad.
nightshade 26 days ago
only 50 percent ..... i only have seen Barnaby as one of the "late show" reruns once in a while
Debbie 29 days ago
You got 11 out of 14
Nice job at analyzing the evidence! You're an ace detective. Now if only you could strike oil…
kimmer 29 days ago
12/14.....Barnaby was a loveable P.I.....lol
scp 30 days ago
11 out of 14. Not too bad, I suppose, given how little I know about Barnaby Jones.
daDoctah 1 month ago
Buddy was also George Russel on Disney's 1955 "Davy Crockett" series.
You have to be as old as I am. CRAZYF 73
Wiseguy FranklinShulock 1 month ago
Knowledge of history doesn't indicate age.
Tampammm 1 month ago
Perfect game. Big fan of both shows.
#13 was tough. I guessed for a lucky 14/14
TheDavBow3 1 month ago
11/14. Not bad. I haven't watched those shows for a long time. Even on MeTV!
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