The Television Crossover Hall Of Fame continues its tribute to the Queens of May with this week’s Friday Hall of Famer….
MISS JANE HATHAWAY
There are certain Toobworld characters that just need to have a form of address in connection to their names: Lt. Columbo, Dr. Kildare, Sister Bertrille….
I’ve always felt that should apply with Miss Jane, but as a sign of respect. Unfortunately, it also highlights her single status.
Some might think it odd that Miss Jane would be considered among the “Queens”. But Nancy Kulp was the archetype for the man-hungry spinster and it’s a position she will hold for tele-eternity.
From The Beverly Hillbillies Wiki:
The Beverly Hillbillies
- A Cake from Granny (1968)
This photo of Lori Saunders with Nancy Kulp in an episode of 'The Beverly Hillbillies is of a different character she played after 'Petticoat Junction' had been cancelled. For now, 'twill serve as an example.)
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies
(Don’t worry, Ms. Kulp. Miss Jane’s showcase Is located on a different floor from Jed Clampett’s, so that she doesn’t have to run into him. I’ll make sure the same holds true for Barnaby Jones when the time comes….)