Wrinkly bloodhound dog (played by Stretch) featured on the sitcom
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES/CBS/1962-71. Duke belonged to Jed Clampett (Buddy
Ebsen), an Ozark hillbilly who discovered oil on his property when he was
"shooting at some food." After the Clampetts moved to Beverly Hills, Duke
the family hunting dog did nothing but sit around their mansion and sleep
all day. Lamenting Jed said "There's a dog who could trail a butterfly
through a rain storm. Now he couldn't smell cabbage cooking."
Duke with the Clampett Family
In episode No. 22 "Duke Steals a Wife," Duke
becomes matchmaker for his master and a beautiful Frenchwoman; and in
episode No. 30 "Duke Becomes a Father" the Frenchwoman returns to the Clampett mansion with her dog and a litter of puppies sired by Duke.
Stretch the dog who played Duke had reached the age of 13, he was replaced by a
younger bloodhound. Stretch also appeared in the military comedy film No
Time for Sergeants (1958) starring Andy Griffith as newly recruited army
private Will Stockdale.
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