5. Jed Clampett, The Beverly Hillbillies

"Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed." If you've got a honky-tonk theme song named for you, you might be a redneck. Jed Clampett was the ultimate backwoods rags-to-riches story, mining for black gold and taking his clan of denim wearers out West to Beverly Hills. Consider him the patriarch of this list.