I'm a mom to a boy. I guess that explains it. How else could I have missed that there was an Elly Mae Clampett Barbie doll. Me. Barbie loving extraordinaire. I LOVED Barbie as a young girl. I even collected Barbie as an adult. My parents have a huge box of Barbies to attest to this.
Well, it seems that Donna Douglas, the critter lovin' actress, Elly Mae Clampett wasn't so happy about it. The doll was released in late 2010 without the actresses permission. Today a settlement was reached between CBS and Mattel, and Ms. Douglas.
I still like to watch "The Beverly Hillbillies", it brings back fond memories, and still makes me laugh. I don't think my son has ever watched it though. I will be rectifying that soon.
I still can't believe I missed this Barbie doll, though.