Today marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Buddy Ebsen. As Jed Clampett of 'The Beverly Hillbillies', Ebsen is a member of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame from 2002 when he was inducted along with Daisy Moses, aka Granny (played by the late great Irene Ryan).
In Toobworld he's also well known as Barnaby Jones, private eye, and for many one-shot appearances like villainous sheriff Scratch Madden in a 'Maverick' episode, and as 'Heroes'-like mutant Jimbo Cobb on 'The Twilight Zone'.
And he was the original Tin Man for the movie "The Wizard Of Oz", but had to drop out because he was nearly poisoned to death by the silver make-up. (That incident became a test case on an episode of 'House'.
Toobworld Central salutes the memory of Buddy Ebsen. And as Red Skelton would say, "May God Bless".....
"Any TV schedule without Buddy Ebsen sucks eggs."