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Old 08-24-2014, 12:08 AM   #16
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Of course, as far as any California claims: Remember that on The Beverly Hillbillies, the Clampetts and Mr. Drysdale visited Hooterville, and Sam Drucker paid a visit to Beverly Hills. And none of these were short trips by any means, as in-state would be. Cali ruled out -- sorry comedyfreak.
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and once on BH the Clampetts asked Miss Hathaway to drive them to Hooterville and she said "We'd better leave now, since it'll take us most of the night."
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Of course, as far as any California claims: Remember that on The Beverly Hillbillies, the Clampetts and Mr. Drysdale visited Hooterville, and Sam Drucker paid a visit to Beverly Hills. And none of these were short trips by any means, as in-state would be. Cali ruled out -- sorry comedyfreak.
That's true, but they weren't exactly driving state of the art vehicles. In an old truck, it would take quite a long time to get from Pixley, CA to Beverly Hills. They would have had to go over the mountains. Imagine trying to do that in a rickety old truck!

Bakersfield, Pixley, Tulare County etc were places where Dust Bowl "immigrants" settled. You can indeed find people who have literally spent their entire lives in CA who sound like they're fresh off the bus from Oklahoma-the accent has somehow lived on in later generations.
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Imagine trying to do that in a rickety old truck!
You're not taking into account the qualities of Granny's homemade truck fuel.
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If you watch the episode where Hooterville's Sam Drucker visits Beverly Hills, I believe it's stated that he arrived via airplane. Not a very likely mode of transportation if Hooterville were in southern Calif...!!

Sorry, but to put it bluntly, anyone who thinks Hooterville was in CA must be on drugs or drunk. It's just not so.
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I read somewhere that Paul Henning purposely made it so it would be difficult to pinpoint an exact location.
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If you watch the episode where Hooterville's Sam Drucker visits Beverly Hills, I believe it's stated that he arrived via airplane. Not a very likely mode of transportation if Hooterville were in southern Calif...!!

Sorry, but to put it bluntly, anyone who thinks Hooterville was in CA must be on drugs or drunk. It's just not so.

LOL @ On drugs or drunk!!!

I agree, I don't think Hooterville is in California either! The only thing is why they named a town near Hooterville (Pixley) after a town in California,that is near a railroad track too?

Other that that, I still go for somewhere near Southern Missouri ( Read my post on the previous page) ! Oh and I meant to say Paul Henning's wife had relatives in Missouri, not Paul Henning.
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I read somewhere that Paul Henning purposely made it so it would be difficult to pinpoint an exact location.

Exactly! Like I just posted about naming a neighboring Hooterville town after a California town? Throwing people off track (no pun intended) not referring to the Cannon ball train track! Having people speculate that Hooterville wouldn't be in the Southern Midwest or the deep south (where is seems like it would be, judging by the characters) , but in California or somewhere else even!
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There are also communities in Kansas and Wyoming referred to as Pixley. Pixley is also the name of a township in Illinois. So a writer likely had heard the name and stole it for use on the Henning sitcoms, whether from California or not. It's very common in the U.S. for several states to share a community name. (Look at all of the places named Lakeville, for example.)

I think it's crazy to follow the Pixley angle, but I get tired of trying to convince people that the Henning shows obviously took place in the southern, midwestern U.S. states.
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Another clue, that it isn't on the West Coast.

On a season 2 ep of Petticoat Junction that was on yesterday, there was a top secret air force camera that falls from an airplane flying over Hooterville ! When the pilot is explaining where it fell, he is saying that Hooterville is somewhere EAST of the Rockies !!!
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My understanding is that this was where the Beverly Hillbillies were from, and Hooterville or Pixley was the county seat. Wasn't Green Acres basically The Beverly Hillbillies in reverse?
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Petticoat Junction folks and Green Acres folks were from the same place of course. A lot of the same characters played on both shows! The Douglases moved to Hooterville from NY.

My understanding was the Clampetts were from the Hills somewhere like Tennessee . And Hooterville and Pixley , I believe to be Southeastern Missouri/ Southwestern Illinois which isn't too far from Tennessee. But not right around the corner. And Pearl and Kate were distant cousins!

Green Acres had folks that came from the big city to a farming area and Beverly hillbillies had folks that came from a rural area to the city, but they weren't coming from the Hooterville/Pixley area.
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My understanding was the Clampetts were from the Hills somewhere like Tennessee .
Granny (Daisy) Moses on The Beverly Hillbillies was definitely from Tennessee. She states several times that the Moses family was from the hills of Tenn. As far as the Clampetts & Bodines though, it's never specified as to the state.

I wanted to add too that Pixley was definitely a bigger town than Hooterville. It may have been stated on Petticoat Junction that Pixley was the county seat, but I can't recall. Regardless, if either is the county seat it's much more likely Pixley.

One other thing regarding Hooterville is that if you consider the crops being grown on Green Acres, they are certainly consistent with things produced in the midwest and south -- as opposed to California crops, many of which can't easily be grown in other climates.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Joaquin_Valley


A link you might find interesting. I never saw any grapes or oranges being grown in Hooterville!
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But the Clampett's knew Sam Drucker and wasn't there an episode where all the cast from all three series did a Christmas episode?
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