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List of The Beverly Hillbillies episodes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971. Originally filmed in black and white for the first three seasons (1962-1965), the first color-filmed episode ("Admiral Jed Clampett") was aired on September 15, 1965, and all subsequent episodes from 1965 to 1971 were filmed in color. During its nine-season run, 274 episodes aired—106 in black-and-white, 168 in color. In its first two seasons, The Beverly Hillbillies was the #1 television program.[1]

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRatingTied with
First airedLast aired
136September 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)May 29, 1963 (1963-05-29)136.0N/A
236September 25, 1963 (1963-09-25)June 10, 1964 (1964-06-10)139.1N/A
334September 23, 1964 (1964-09-23)June 9, 1965 (1965-06-09)1225.6N/A
432September 15, 1965 (1965-09-15)May 18, 1966 (1966-05-18)725.9Bewitched
530September 14, 1966 (1966-09-14)April 19, 1967 (1967-04-19)723.4Daktari
Bewitched
630September 6, 1967 (1967-09-06)April 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)1223.3N/A
726September 25, 1968 (1968-09-25)March 26, 1969 (1969-03-26)1023.5N/A
826September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)March 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)1821.7N/A
924September 15, 1970 (1970-09-15)March 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)N/AN/AN/A

Episodes

Season 1 (1962–63)

All episodes in black-and-white

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
code
11"The Clampetts Strike Oil"Ralph LevyPaul HenningSeptember 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)1–1
A rural Ozark family relocates to Beverly Hills after oil is discovered on their property worth $25 million. After finding oil on the land, the family is surprised when Mr. Brewster (Frank Wilcox) of the OK Oil Company offers to buy it. After much coaxing by Cousin Pearl (Bea Benaderet), Jed (Buddy Ebsen) sells the swamp and moves the family to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Upon their arrival, they are arrested because of a case of mistaken identity but are later returned to the mansion safely. Originally titled "The Hillbillies of Beverly Hills".
22"Getting Settled"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 3, 1962 (1962-10-03)1–2
The Clampetts begin to settle in their new home in Beverly Hills. They are having to adjust to things such as refrigerators, ovens and the "cement pond." Jethro also encounters a flamingo that he thinks is a chicken (which causes Jed to suspect Jethro has been sneaking drinks of moonshine). Meanwhile, Miss Hathaway, executive secretary to banker Milburn Drysdale, mistakes the Clampetts for "domestic" help. She thinks Granny is a cook and Elly a maid.
33"Meanwhile, Back at the Cabin"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 10, 1962 (1962-10-10)1–3
Jane Hathaway finds that making the Clampetts more sophisticated will be harder than expected, while Pearl Bodine tries to get the attention of Mr. Brewster.
44"The Clampetts Meet Mrs. Drysdale"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 17, 1962 (1962-10-17)1–4
Mr. Drysdale panics when Mrs. Drysdale (Harriet MacGibbon) comes back from Boston early, because she'll meet the Clampetts. He sets Miss Hathaway on a plan to get them to go to Palm Springs. Meanwhile, Granny and Jed come to think Mrs. Drysdale is a drunk and make plans to cure her.
55"Jed Buys Stock"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 24, 1962 (1962-10-24)1–5
Upon Mr. Drysdale's advice to buy good stock, Jed purchases cows, pigs, and chickens to raise. Granny prepares her special mash to help cure Mrs. Drysdale of her drinking problem. Meanwhile, Mrs. Drysdale is convinced she's imagining things, because she sees Granny hovering outside her window and sees a goat and a chicken in her bathroom. Arthur Gould-Porter appears as Ravenswood, the Drysdale's butler. Sirry Steffen appears as Marie, the Drysdale's maid.
66"Trick or Treat"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 31, 1962 (1962-10-31)1–6
Granny wants to go home because folks are so unfriendly and no one has come to call. Jed convinces her they should call on them, and they find that people welcome them and give them all manner of gifts when they show up on Halloween in their normal hillbilly clothes. Meanwhile, Jed works on getting Pearl to come visit while she's trying to get hitched to the oilman and find a young man for Jethrine.
77"The Servants"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 7, 1962 (1962-11-07)1–7
Elly May starts wearing dresses but takes it as an insult when someone says she looks like a city girl. Mr. Drysdale talks Jed into taking in his butler Ravenswood (Arthur Gould-Porter) and upstairs girl Marie (Sirry Steffen) in a plan to civilize the Clampetts, but they don't quite understand the idea of servants.
88"Jethro Goes to School"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 14, 1962 (1962-11-14)1–8
Pearl continues to pursue Mr. Brewster, while a Jasper Depew (Phil Gordon) courts Jethrine. Jed tries to enroll Jethro at an exclusive Beverly Hills elementary school. When the headmistress (Eleanor Audley) learns that the Clampetts are neighbors of Mr. Drysdale, who holds the mortgage on the school, she warms up to the idea. There is a bit of a shock when she comes by to pick up Jethro and realizes who will be her new fifth grader.
99"Elly's First Date"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 21, 1962 (1962-11-21)1–9
Misunderstandings abound as the spoiled college student Sonny Drysdale attempts to woo Elly May, only to flee to his mother in the end. In an attempt to smooth things over Granny and Jed invite the Drysdale's for Thanksgiving. Louis Nye guests as Sonny Drysdale.
1010"Pygmalion and Elly"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 28, 1962 (1962-11-28)1–10
Sonny Drysdale decides he needs to be Pygmalion to Elly's Galatea and remake her from a hillbilly into a woman of society. Meanwhile Granny makes love charms for Elly, Miss Jane and Jed.
1111"Elly Races Jethrine"Richard WhorfPaul HenningDecember 5, 1962 (1962-12-05)1–11
When Sonny Drysdale promises to give Elly May a ring, Granny thinks he's going to propose and becomes a matchmaker. Cousin Pearl can't stand the idea that Elly May will get married before Jethrine, so she sets to matchmaking Jethrine with Jasper Depew.
1212"The Great Feud"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenDecember 12, 1962 (1962-12-12)1–12
The Clampett clan takes great offense when Sonny Drysdale jilts Elly May, and they start a feud with the Drysdales to avenge their kinfolk's honor. When Jed goes to the Commerce Bank to talk to Drysdale, everyone thinks he's a robber and he gets arrested. Mr. Drysdale says he will get Sonny to propose, but Elly says she doesn't want to marry him. Lyle Talbot and Ken Drake appear as a psychiatrists interviewing Jed in jail.
1313"Home for Christmas"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenDecember 19, 1962 (1962-12-19)1–13
The Clampetts take their first plane flight back home for Christmas to visit cousin Pearl, who is busy cooking up a feast to win Mr. Brewster's unwilling heart. Mr. Brewster insults Pearl when he asks her to be his housekeeper, while she thought it was going to be a proposal. Paul Winchell appears as Homer Winch, a man who has desires for Pearl. Eilene Janssen appears as an airline stewardess.
1414"No Place Like Home"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenDecember 26, 1962 (1962-12-26)1–14
Back home for Christmas, Elly May bonds with her old animal friends. Pearl plays the piano for the "new" movie in town (the silent version of Ben Hur) to impress Mr. Brewster. While Mr. Brewster tries to sneak out of the movie, Homer Winch declares his love for Pearl.
1515"Jed Rescues Pearl"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 2, 1963 (1963-01-02)1–15
Mr. Brewster doesn't want to get married, but the whole county knows that Cousin Pearl had her hat set for him. Jed comes up with a plan for her to save face by having Mr. Brewster proposed in public and then have her turn him down. Jed didn't count on Mr. Brewster's background in the theater and him making a huge production out of it. Mr. Brewster does such a convincing job that Pearl, after repeatedly saying no, then says yes.
1616"Back to Californy"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 9, 1963 (1963-01-09)1–16
The Clampetts pack up to return to Beverly Hills, so Jethrine tries to pack Jazzbo Depew. Elly says goodbye to her animals. Back in Beverly Hills, Miss Hathaway dresses the vamp to meet Jethro at the airport. Once home the feuding starts between Granny and Pearl over who's running Granny's kitchen.
1717"Jed's Dilemma"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 16, 1963 (1963-01-16)1–17
Granny and Cousin Pearl are at each other's throats over who's going to take care of cooking and the house, so Jed has to find ways to keep them apart. Jed tries to calm things down by taking a sightseeing tour of Beverly Hills.
1818"Jed Saves Drysdale's Marriage"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 23, 1963 (1963-01-23)1–18
Mrs. Drysdale leaves for a health farm saying Mr. Drysdale is "going to have a new wife" when she returns. Mr. Drysdale tells Cousin Pearl he'd like her to be his housekeeper. However, the Clampett's think he wants to marry Pearl, so Jed comes up with a plan to "save" the Drysdale's marriage.
1919"Elly's Animals"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 30, 1963 (1963-01-30)1–19
Many animals and even the police (Brian Kelly & Eddie Dean) respond to the unique sounds from Pearl's yodeling lessons.
2020"Jed Throws a Wingding"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenFebruary 6, 1963 (1963-02-06)1–20
Two of Pearl's most ardent former suitors (played by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs) come to visit her in Beverly Hills. Pearl thinks they're there to propose because a letter they sent mentions an engagement. But, the duo were actually referring to a concert they have in the Los Angeles area and in fact are already married. Jed throws a wingding for them and the duo play music for the Clampetts. Midge Ware appears as Louise Scruggs. Joi Lansing appears as Gladys Flatt.
2121"Jed Plays Solomon"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenFebruary 13, 1963 (1963-02-13)1–21
Granny can't stand Pearl's yodeling so she reports her to the police (Brian Kelly & Eddie Dean). When one of the officers takes Pearl outside to the squad car, Granny thinks she got Pearl in trouble and becomes sad and contrite. Meanwhile, the police find Granny's still, and new trouble results.
2222"Duke Steals a Wife"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenFebruary 20, 1963 (1963-02-20)1–22
Granny says Jed and Duke his dog are both down without a woman in their lives. French woman Mlle. Denise (Narda Onyx) and her poodle that she brought to breed with Mrs. Drysdales dog arrive. Duke takes a fancy to the poodle and Jed takes a fancy to Denise. Meanwhile Mrs. Drysdale has arranged a "marriage" between her dog Claude and Mlle. Denise's, complete with a decorated bedroom.
2323"Jed Buys the Freeway"Richard WhorfPaul HenningFebruary 27, 1963 (1963-02-27)1–23
The conman Harry Jones (Jesse White), who pretends to be an old friend, gives Jed a "bargain" when he offers to sell Griffith Park, the Hollywood Bowl, and the freeway to the millionaire.
2424"Jed Becomes a Banker"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMarch 6, 1963 (1963-03-06)1–24
When rival banker Bill Hacker (Charles Lane) challenges him to a skeet shoot, Mr. Drysdale has no choice but to enlist the sharpshooting skills of Jed by making him a bank vice president. But, when Hacker finds out about Drysdale's scheme, he demands that he be allowed to pick a different employee. Hacker sees Granny cleaning Jed's office and, assuming she is the cleaning lady, picks her. The only thing is, Granny is just as good a shot as Jed.
2525"The Family Tree"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMarch 13, 1963 (1963-03-13)1–25
Mrs. Drysdale wants to get rid of the Clampett's before the arrival of Mrs. Smith-Standish (Rosemary DeCamp), the head of a 'first family' historical society. But Smith-Standish goes to the Clampett's first and becomes enchanted with their antiques and way of life. She also finds evidence that Jed's ancestors came to America prior to the arrival of the Mayflower. She ropes Mrs. Drysdale's into helping with chores done the old way, to Mrs. Drysdale's horror.
2626"Jed Cuts the Family Tree"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMarch 20, 1963 (1963-03-20)1–26
Because of their possible new fame, Pearl wants the family to look and act like "high society". Mrs. Drysdale continues to be forced into doing "practices from the past" by Mrs. Smith-Standish. In order to confirm Jed's ancestry, Mrs. Smith-Standish asks him the name of his great grandfather. If his name was Ezekiel, they will be famous worldwide. Jed lies to her to get things back to normal.
2727"Granny's Spring Tonic"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenMarch 27, 1963 (1963-03-27)1–27
Miss Hathaway's brilliant-but-frumpy bank protegee Gloria (Lola Albright) is really a sultry gold-digger with eyes for Jed's $34 million, and Jed's just had his annual dose of Granny's spring tonic. Pearl and Granny are a little suspicious of her. Gloria claims that she has to marry a mountain man. Seeing through her scheme, Jed says that's a good idea, but she'll have to wait 3 or 4 years until Jethro is old enough.
2828"Jed Pays His Income Tax"Richard WhorfPaul HenningApril 3, 1963 (1963-04-03)1–28
An IRS agent (John Stephenson) gets chased away by Granny. Mr. Drysdale tells him the story of how the Clampetts came to be rich and move to Beverly Hills.
2929"The Clampetts and the Dodgers"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonApril 10, 1963 (1963-04-10)1–29
After playing golf with Jethro, Los Angeles Dodgers coach Leo Durocher wants to sign him as a pitcher.
3030"Duke Becomes a Father"Richard WhorfPaul HenningApril 17, 1963 (1963-04-17)1–30
Mlle. Denise comes back for the birth of her dog's puppies, and to see Jed. They do some "courtin' and sparkin'" Mrs. Drysdale isn't nearly so happy when she finds the puppies share more in common with Duke the bloodhound than Claude the poodle.
3131"The Clampetts Entertain"Richard WhorfPaul Henning, Dick Wesson, Herman Miller and Fred FreibergerApril 24, 1963 (1963-04-24)1–31
Jed arranges a party to get Granny out of her doldrums and invites the Drysdales. Mr. Drysdale's boss (Jim Backus) wants to come along to meet them, hearing how sophisticated they are. The boss is thrilled with what he believes to be a "Hillbilly Party" thrown for him.
3232"The Clampetts in Court"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonMay 1, 1963 (1963-05-01)1–32
When a couple (Murvyn Vye & Kathleen Freeman) who ran into the Clampett's car discover that they're rich, they fake injuries and sue the Clampetts. Roy Roberts appears as the Judge.
3333"The Clampetts Get Psychoanalyzed"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMay 8, 1963 (1963-05-08)1–33
A psychiatrist (Herbert Rudley) may have bitten off more than he can chew when he starts treating Jethro. Dr. Twombly gets nowhere with Jethro, so Pearl comes and she thinks he is testing her virtue when he tries to lay her on his couch.
3434"The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonMay 15, 1963 (1963-05-15)1–34
The psychiatrist shows great interest in Granny's home remedies for various ailments. Drysdale brings him to the Clampetts' just as Granny shows Pearl how to use a love potion, so everyone thinks Twombly's interest in Granny is love.
3535"Elly Becomes a Secretary"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonMay 22, 1963 (1963-05-22)1–35
When Miss Hathaway gets sick and Mr. Drysdale has to speak at a conference, Jed helps out by running the bank and having Elly be his secretary, while Jethro finds a speech that Drysdale accidentally uses instead of his own. All the while a new teller (John Ashley) sucks-up to the men and flirts with the women.
3636"Jethro's Friend"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Jay SommersMay 29, 1963 (1963-05-29)1–36
Jethro brings home a friend from school, Armstrong Dueser McHugh III, who is coddled by a chauffeur (Hayden Rorke) who treats him as frail. The Clampetts know better, and show him a good time, friendship and family.

Season 2 (1963–64)

All episodes in black-and-white

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
code
371"Jed Gets the Misery"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 25, 1963 (1963-09-25)2–1
Jed pretends to be sick so that Granny can get to doctoring and feel more at home. Mr Drysdale and his physician, Dr. Clyburn (Fred Clark) get pulled into the ploy and Granny's mountain medicine is put to the test by a city doctor.
382"Hair-Raising Holiday"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 2, 1963 (1963-10-02)2–2
After Granny cuts off the top of Drysdale and Clyburn's (his doctor) hair for some homegrown remedy, Clyburn tries to keep her from ever doctoring again. Meanwhile, the Clampetts are looking forward to the Possum Day parade, which of course isn't celebrated in Beverly Hills, so Drysdale has to figure out how to have one to keep them happy.
393"Granny's Garden"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 9, 1963 (1963-10-09)2–3
Granny has everyone up at the crack of dawn to plow the front yard for her garden, while Mr. Drysdale, Miss Hathaway, and a stubborn mule try to stop her.
404"Elly Starts to School"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 16, 1963 (1963-10-16)2–4
Mrs. Drysdale recommends Elly for a high-brow finishing school in hopes that humiliating her will drive the Clampetts away; but instead Miss Hathaway convinces the girls at the school that Elly is a fashion trend-setter. Elly invites the filthy rich Fenwicks (Joanna Barnes & Doris Packer) over, thinking they're destitute.
415"The Clampett Look"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 23, 1963 (1963-10-23)2–5
Cynthia Fenwick makes her filthy rich mother dress in the "Clampett Look" when they visit the Clampetts, since she thinks Elly is a fashion maven. That only reinforces the Clampett's belief that the Fenwicks are poor.
426"Jethro's First Love"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 30, 1963 (1963-10-30)2–6
Jethro develops feelings for an exotic dancer named Chickadee (Barbara Nichols), and brings her home to meet the folks.
437"Chickadee Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 6, 1963 (1963-11-06)2–7
As marriage seemingly draws nearer, Jethro discovers a deal-breaking secret about Chickadee: she can't cook.
448"The Clampetts Are Overdrawn"Richard WhorfStory by : Jay Sommers & Joe Bigelow
Teleplay by : Paul Henning & Mark Tuttle
November 13, 1963 (1963-11-13)2–8
An unemployed actor named J.D. Clampett (King Donovan) and his wife (Shirley Mitchell) benefit from a paperwork mixup at the bank, becoming $36 million richer.
459"The Clampetts Go Hollywood"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 20, 1963 (1963-11-20)2–9
Newly discovered "cousin" Jake Clampett decides that the hillbillies should act more like Hollywood movie stars (Jake purchases a brand new 1964 Imperial convertible to improve Jed's image, but the car is never seen again – the Clampett family truck is Jed's choice of vehicle).
4610"Turkey Day"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 27, 1963 (1963-11-27)2–10
Elly bonds with the Thanksgiving turkey so the family can't bring themselves to kill it; Mrs Drysdale hires some Indians (George Sawaya) & (Benny Rubin) to take a Thanksgiving picture, which puts Granny on the warpath.
4711"The Garden Party"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 4, 1963 (1963-12-04)2–11
Mrs. Drysdale has a garden party and 'invites' the Clampetts by mistake. They end up back by their 'cement pond' to handle the 'overflow' from Mrs. Drysdale's party. A gun shot by Granny starts the real party.
4812"Elly Needs a Maw"Joseph DepewKeith Fowler, Phil Leslie, Paul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 11, 1963 (1963-12-11)2–12
Mr. Drysdale needs investors for his real estate development project, so he enlists the Widow Fenwick, and aims to cement the deal by hitching her to Jed Clampett, who is looking to find a mother for his daughter, Elly May.
4913"The Clampetts Get Culture"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 18, 1963 (1963-12-18)2–13
Mr. Drysdale's efforts to prove to the Clampetts that Beverly Hills is really the place for them to be only makes matters worse.
5014"Christmas at the Clampetts"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 25, 1963 (1963-12-25)2–14
A television, a boat, and a chimpanzee are among the many gifts Mr. Drysdale gives to the Clampetts for Christmas.
5115"A Man for Elly"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 1, 1964 (1964-01-01)2–15
Granny's television idol, Western actor Quirt Manly (Henry Gibson), is revealed to be less than expected when he visits the mansion.
5216"The Giant Jackrabbit"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 8, 1964 (1964-01-08)2–16

An escaped kangaroo reported by Granny as an oversized jackrabbit leads the others to suspect she has had too much moonshine.

Note: As of January 2013, this episode is the 36th most watched prime-time telecast in U.S. television history.
5317"The Girl from Home"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 15, 1964 (1964-01-15)2–17
Some old love letters from Jethro lead mountain man Lafe Crick (Peter Whitney) and his daughter Essiebelle (Muriel Landers) to Beverly Hills.
5418"Lafe Lingers On"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 22, 1964 (1964-01-22)2–18
The freeloader Lafe Crick from back home takes advantage of Jed's charity and schemes to get rich off the Clampetts' wealth.
5519"The Race for Queen"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 5, 1964 (1964-02-05)2–19
Elly May enters a Beverly Hills beauty pageant, but may have to face competition from Granny.
5620"Lafe Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 12, 1964 (1964-02-12)2–20
Jed and Mr. Drysdale try matching Ellie with the bank's new CPA Fred Penrod (Bobs Watson) while Lafe continues to try to find where "Jed has his money buried".
5721"Son of Lafe Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 19, 1964 (1964-02-19)2–21
While Ellie continues to see Fred Penrod, Lafe Crick tries some match making with his son Dub (Conlan Carter) and Ellie.
5822"The Clampetts Go Fishing"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 26, 1964 (1964-02-26)2–22
Granny's fear of boats only temporarily thwarts Mr. Drysdale's plan to take the Clampetts fishing, until he decides to take them to Marineland instead.
5923"A Bride for Jed"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 4, 1964 (1964-03-04)2–23
Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane help country musicians Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs try to find a city woman for Jed the same way they found theirs, by holding auditions for backup singers. Joi Lansing guest stars.
6924"The Critter Doctor"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 11, 1964 (1964-03-11)2–24
Ellie has Dr. Martin (Russell Collins) of the zoo come over to treat her dog Duke who is sick. But Granny mistakes a bug repellent salesman Jim Gardner (Mark Goddard), who ends up falling for Ellie, for the veterinarian. Granny thinks he is no "Critter Doctor" but actually a "Bug Doctor" who is there to sell "bug vittles".
6125"Granny Versus the Weather Bureau"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 25, 1964 (1964-03-25)2–25
The accuracy of Granny's weather-prediction methods, including her weather beetle Cecil, convince even the head of the Weather Bureau (John McGiver).
6226"Another Neighbor"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 1, 1964 (1964-04-01)2–26
It's tonic time in Beverly Hills. Granny's made a batch of tonic and sends a sample to their new neighbor, the Countess Maria (Jean Willes). She loves it and throws a party to celebrate.
6327"The Bank Raising"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 8, 1964 (1964-04-08)2–27
Mr. Drysdale is having a ground-breaking ceremony for a new bank building and the Clampetts think they need to pitch in to help build it. Meanwhile Mr. Drysdale's associates try to get stock market tips off of Jed mistaking him for a financial wizard.
6428"The Great Crawdad Hunt"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 15, 1964 (1964-04-15)2–28
The Clampetts get a big food package from home and Mr. Drysdale's two associates, Mr. Lucus (Addison Richards) and Mr. Pendleton (Lester Matthews), think that the crawdads have something to do with the development of military reconnaissance technology. Peter Leeds appears as the package delivery driver, who goes back to the Clampetts to spy on them.
6529"The Dress Shop"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 22, 1964 (1964-04-22)2–29
Mr. Drysdale has Jed buy a Beverly Hills dress store for an investment and the Clampetts show up to help, and try to raise money to feed the designer (Natalie Schafer) and her "starving" models.
6630"The House of Granny"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 29, 1964 (1964-04-29)2–30
The Clampetts try to turn their newly acquired Beverly Hills dress boutique, The House of Renee, into a country store, The House of Granny. Edna Skinner (Kay Addison from Mister Ed) appears as a customer. George Cisar, (Sgt. Mooney from Dennis the Menace) appears a police officer.
6731"The Continental Touch"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 6, 1964 (1964-05-06)2–31
After efforts to teach her to cook come to naught, Jed sends Elly to the Beverly Hills dress boutique he used to own (now the House of Maurice) to learn how to be a lady, where Mrs. Drysdale mistakes her for royalty.
6832"Jed, Incorporated"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 13, 1964 (1964-05-13)2–32
Mr. Drysdale wants Jed to incorporate for the tax advantages. So the Clampetts take over the top floor of the Commerce Bank and start doing what they can to stimulate the economy by getting more money into the hands of more people.
6933"Granny Learns to Drive"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 20, 1964 (1964-05-20)2–33
A bad experience with a cab driver (Mel Blanc) makes Granny want to drive herself around. But Granny's driving and Ellie's cooking makes a policeman (Harry Lauter) and the cab driver think that the Clampett Mansion is a mental institution.
7034"Cabin in Beverly Hills"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 27, 1964 (1964-05-27)2–34
The Clampett cabin is reassembled in the mansion's back yard for homesick Granny's benefit. Sheila James and John Stephenson guest star.
7135"Jed Foils a Homewrecker"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 3, 1964 (1964-06-03)2–35
Mrs. Drysdale's attempt to get the cabin demolished meets stiff resistance from the Clampetts and Mr. Drysdale. Sheila James and John Stephenson guest star.
7236"Jethro's Graduation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 10, 1964 (1964-06-10)2–36
A chimpanzee takes Jethro's place in his sixth grade graduation ceremony, impressing visiting dignitaries. Eleanor Audley guest stars.

Season 3 (1964–65)

All episodes in black-and-white

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731"Jed Becomes A Movie Mogul"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 23, 1964 (1964-09-23)3–1
Jed purchases a movie studio, leading him to meet many stars and Elly May to try her hand on the silver screen.
742"Clampett City"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 30, 1964 (1964-09-30)3–2
Mr. Drysdale tells the Clampetts that he is building a city on the location where Jed's movie studio is located. The Clampetts mistake a western prop town for the city.
753"Clampett City General Store"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 7, 1964 (1964-10-07)3–3
As the Clampetts open the "general store" on their Western set to customers, Jethro, Elly May, and Granny are cast in a picture about Nero and Cleopatra.
764"Hedda Hopper's Hollywood"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 14, 1964 (1964-10-14)3–4

Famed Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper urges Jed not to allow the historic movie studio to be torn down, but changes her mind when she sees the film the Clampetts have made there.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode No. 62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[3]
775"Doctor Jed Clampett"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 21, 1964 (1964-10-21)3–5
Jed receives an honorary doctorate, but the family thinks he now has the power to heal.
786"Back to Marineland"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 4, 1964 (1964-11-04)3–6
After being turned down in his aspiration to be a "double naught spy", Jethro decides to enlist in one of the armed forces but he isn't sure which one. The Clampetts go to Marineland thinking that's where he would go to join the Marines.
797"Jed the Heartbreaker"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 11, 1964 (1964-11-11)3–7
Mrs. Drysdale decides to use her womanly charms on Jed, in an effort to scare the Clampetts back to the hills.
808"Teenage Idol"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 18, 1964 (1964-11-18)3–8
Teen singing sensation Johnny Poke, a friend from back in the hills, visits the Clampetts. Alan Reed guest stars.
819"The Widow Poke Arrives"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 25, 1964 (1964-11-25)3–9
Granny tries to play matchmaker between Jed and the Widow Poke (Ellen Corby) from back home, but the two turn the tables on her.
8210"The Ballet"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 2, 1964 (1964-12-02)3–10
Mrs. Drysdale tries to convince Jed to help support the Beverly Hills Ballet Company.
8311"The Boarder"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 9, 1964 (1964-12-09)3–11
The Clampetts decide to turn their spacious mansion into a boarding house, and confuse the butler that Mr. Drysdale hired for them as their first guest.
8412"The Boarder Stays"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 16, 1964 (1964-12-16)3–12
The Clampetts still don't realize that Mr. Pinckney (Arthur Treacher) is their butler instead of their boarder. When he tries to leave them Granny thinks he trying to skip without paying his rent.
8513"Start the New Year Right"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 30, 1964 (1964-12-30)3–13
Mrs. Drysdale checks into the hospital under "stress" caused by the Clampetts' antics, hoping to get away from them, but when the family gets word of their neighbor's troubles, they show up to offer their support and end up causing more trouble than ever.
8614"Clampett General Hospital"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 6, 1965 (1965-01-06)3–14
Unsatisfied with what they perceive as the hospital's poor level of care, the Clampetts break Mrs. Drysdale out and set her up in their mansion.
8715"The Movie Starlet"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 13, 1965 (1965-01-13)3–15
A young actress (Sharon Farrell) becomes interested in Jethro when she finds his uncle owns a movie studio.
8816"Elly in the Movies"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 20, 1965 (1965-01-20)3–16
Elly May gets a role in a movie, as well as the admiration of co-star Dash Riprock.
8917"Dash Riprock, You Cad"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 27, 1965 (1965-01-27)3–17
Elly is down in the dumps after believing that Dash Riprock (Larry Pennell) jilted her. (He mistakenly thought Miss Jane was Elly and he pursued her). Jed tries to cheer Elly up by getting her a date with another actor, Biff Steele.
9018"Clampett A-Go-Go"Joseph DepewRobert Schaefer & Eric FreiwaldFebruary 3, 1965 (1965-02-03)3–18
Beatnik Sheldon Epps (Alan Reed, Jr.) wrecks his car in front of the mansion, and the Clampetts take care of his apparent injuries. The Clampetts have a hard time understanding Sheldon due to his Beatnik lingo.
9119"Granny's Romance"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 17, 1965 (1965-02-17)3–19
Mr. Drysdale orders an elderly playboy (Kent Smith) member of the bank's Board of Directors to court Granny, much to the chagrin of the old man's gold-digging girlfriend Phyllis (Sylvia Lewis), who is enlisted to accompany Jed on a double date — though the woman's attitude makes a sharp turn when she discovers the extent of Jed's bank account.
9220"Jed's Temptation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 24, 1965 (1965-02-24)3–20
When Granny finds out that Jed and the gold-digger Phyllis are attending horse races, she sets out to put a stop to their gambling. But it's Granny new found love of gambling they need to worry about. Don Rickles guest stars.
9321"Double Naught Jethro"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 3, 1965 (1965-03-03)3–21
Jethro decides to become a "double naught" spy and converts the family's truck into his idea of a Bond-mobile. But he becomes the unwitting pawn in rival banker John Cushing's (Roy Roberts) scheme. Mr. Drysdale hires Ellie so she can compete in a Bankers Beauty contest against Cushing's entry, Mabel Slocum (Joyce Nizzari).
9422"Clampett's Millions"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 10, 1965 (1965-03-10)3–22
After Ellie beats out Mabel Slocum to win the Bankers Beauty contest, John Cushing woos Granny to get the Clampett account in his bank.
9523"Drysdale's Dog Days"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 17, 1965 (1965-03-17)3–23
Granny's anger at Mr. Drysdale continues when she wants to withdraw her eleven million dollars again. Mrs. Drydale's poodle Claude is to enter a dog show but gets sick right before. Granny offers to doctor the dog but Elly May is concerned he doesn't know any tricks so she decides to help out by substituting one of her own pets for Claude at the show.
9624"Brewster's Honeymoon"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 24, 1965 (1965-03-24)3–24
John Brewster, the oilman from Tulsa, is bringing his new bride Edythe (Lisa Seagram) to California for their honeymoon. Somehow the Clampetts get the idea that their backyard rustic cabin is the ideal place for the Brewsters to stay.
9725"Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 31, 1965 (1965-03-31)3–25
Flatt and Scruggs arrive just in time to cure Granny of her homesick blues by having her play with them at their club date.
9826"Jed and the Countess"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 14, 1965 (1965-04-14)3–26
With the arrival of spring the Countess Maria (Jean Willes) returns for Granny's new batch of spring tonic. Granny thinks she's looking for a new husband and that Jed is her perfect match. However, the Countess' husband Humphrey (Burt Mustin), who was lost at their wedding reception, returns. And with the help of some tonic, takes the Countess away.
9927"Big Daddy, Jed"Joseph DepewRobert Schaefer & Eric FreiwaldApril 21, 1965 (1965-04-21)3–27
Mr. Drysdale owns a building that houses beatnik Sheldon Epps' (Alan Reed, Jr.) club. He hopes to get rid of them when they can't pay their rent but they find a new a sponsor: Jed Clampett. Also, Sheldon turns Jethro and Elly into fellow beatniks.
10028"Cool School is Out"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 28, 1965 (1965-04-28)3–28
Jed soon regrets helping out the beatniks with their money problems when Jethro, Elly May (and even Granny!) decide to join them.
10129"The Big Bank Battle"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 5, 1965 (1965-05-05)3–29
Mr. Drysdale is appalled to learn that Jed is going door-to-door peddling his services as a handyman to keep busy. He then tries to get Jed involved in a hobby. Mr. Drysdale becomes furious when he discovers that Jed has been hired by John Cushing's rival bank.
10230"The Clampetts Versus Automation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 12, 1965 (1965-05-12)3–30
Leroy Lester (Byron Foulger), a long time employee of the Commerce Bank is being forcibly retired to make way for a new computer system. A chance meeting with the Clampetts gives him an idea about dealing with Mr. Drysdale.
10331"The Brewsters Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 19, 1965 (1965-05-19)3–31
Mr. and Mrs. Brewster purchase a lot in Beverly Hills to build a new home, and much to their dismay the Clampetts generously offer to help them "set up housekeeping."
10432"Luke's Boy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 26, 1965 (1965-05-26)3–32
Beauregard Short (Robert Easton) arrives in Beverly Hills from back home. Everyone assumes he's there to ask Elly to marry him, which she wants nothing to do with. So, Jethro decides to show him how to be like him, an international playboy.
10533"Jed, the Bachelor"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 2, 1965 (1965-06-02)3–33
Granny is determined to go back home even if she has to walk back all by herself. Granny sets off for the hills with nothing but a wheelbarrow full of her possessions, but Jed decides to teach her a lesson and let her go. When she reaches Las Vegas she has second thoughts. Jethro tries again to pick up women in front of the Commerce Bank, but this time gets arrested as a masher.
10634"The Art Center"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 9, 1965 (1965-06-09)3–34

Mrs. Drysdale thinks she has a new way of getting rid of the Clampetts: talk Jed into donating their mansion to the city for an art museum. They agree, on the assumption that they are supposed to provide the artworks and not move out.

Note: This episode is the final one to be filmed in black-and-white.

Season 4 (1965–66)

All episodes from Season 4 onwards now filmed in color

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1071"Admiral Jed Clampett"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 15, 1965 (1965-09-15)4–1

Granny's fear of sharks makes her reluctant to go yachting with the rest of the family. When Jed looks for boating attire, he accidentally acquires an Admiral's uniform instead. This causes confusion when he boards a Navy ship he believes to be the yacht Mr. Drysdale wants him to buy. David Frankham appears as the Lieutenant on the Navy ship.

Note: This is the first episode filmed and aired in color; and also the first episode in which Donna Douglas as Elly May takes over the Filmways Presentation announcement at the end of the show.
1082"That Old Black Magic"Joseph DepewRonny PearlmanSeptember 22, 1965 (1965-09-22)4–2
Granny confuses Mrs. Drysdale's forays into astrology with the practice of black magic. A gift for Elly Mae from Mr. Drysdale only adds to the confusion. The gift is a bird that has started mimicking Mrs. Drysdale. Granny thinks black magic has turned Mrs. Drysdale into that bird.
1093"The Sheik"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 29, 1965 (1965-09-29)4–3
Jed meets another oil millionaire - Sheik Ahmed (Dan Seymour) from an Arab kingdom - who presents him with an unusual gift: his very own harem. Things get complicated when the Sheik takes a fancy to Elly.
1104"The Private Eye"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 6, 1965 (1965-10-06)4–4
Jethro is anxious to become a new "Double Naught" spy and Mr. Drysdale gives him his own office. A bank robber (Donald Curtis) hopes to con an unwitting Jethro into helping him get into the bank vault by posing as the head of London's Double Naught Headquarters.
1115"Possum Day"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 13, 1965 (1965-10-13)4–5
Mr. Drysdale tries to get the city of Beverly Hills to celebrate Possum Day in order to keep the Clampetts from returning home.
1126"The Possum Day Parade"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 20, 1965 (1965-10-20)4–6
Granny campaigns dirty against Mrs. Drysdale for the title of Possum Queen. Mr. Drysdale goes to great lengths to hide that Possum Day isn't actually a holiday in Beverly Hills.
1137"The Clampetts Play the Rams"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 27, 1965 (1965-10-27)4–7
Jethro thinks the Drysdales' attractive young maid Linda (Nina Shipman) is interested in him and commences courting her, but she just wants to watch the football game on the Clampetts' color TV. Jethro decides he needs to learn how to play football to win her over.
1148"The Courtship of Elly"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 3, 1965 (1965-11-03)4–8
Granny's concocts a love potion for Elly Mae at the same time Mr. Drysdale hires an escort for Elly. Dean Peters (Van Williams) arrives at the mansion with the Clampetts believing he's Miss Jane's boyfriend so Granny tries a reverse spell.
1159"A Real Nice Neighbor"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 10, 1965 (1965-11-10)4–9
Mr. Drysdale and Granny try to set Jed up with the rich new neighbor, but they mistake the new neighbor's maidservant (Kathleen Freeman) for her instead.
11610"The Poor Farmer"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 17, 1965 (1965-11-17)4–10
Jed mistakes dieting billionaire Lucas Sebastian (Sebastian Cabot) for a poor farmer, but admires the man's unwillingness to accept Jed's charity. Mr. Sebastian wants Jed to invest in his new venture, undersea farming.
11711"Hoe Down a-Go-Go"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 24, 1965 (1965-11-24)4–11
Jed and Granny are concerned the young'uns aren't meeting anyone so decide to throw a wing ding. Miss Jane ends up hiring a rock and roll band (Cory Wells & The Enemys) but the older Clampetts are confused by the band names. A mix between a square dance and rockfest ensues.
11812"Mrs. Drysdale's Father"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 1, 1965 (1965-12-01)4–12
Mr. Lowell Farquar (Charlie Ruggles), Mrs. Drysdale's father comes for a visit. When he's alone with Drysdale, he reveals he's broke. It seems on his way over, he passed through Las Vegas and lost his whole fortune and is asking Drysdale for a handout, which he refuses. He later learns of the Clampetts, he goes there hoping to get some of their money so he can go back to Las Vegas.
11913"Mr. Farquhar Stays On"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 8, 1965 (1965-12-08)4–13
Daddy Farquhar continues to visit the Clampetts's mansion to his daughter Margaret's displeasure. He has plans for Granny, her money, and her gambling acumen in Las Vegas but she's expecting a marriage proposal.
12014"Military School"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 15, 1965 (1965-12-15)4–14
Jethro wants to be a five-star General and Mr. Drysdale decides the safest idea is to get him into a boys military academy. With Jethro twice the size of the other boys, Colonel Hollis (John Hoyt) has his doubts, until he realizes the Clampett property could be used to host an annual battle with a rival academy. This mock battle has Granny and Jed confused, believing that the boys have to save Beverly Hills.
12115"The Common Cold"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 29, 1965 (1965-12-29)4–15
When Mr. Drysdale is unhappy with Dr. Clyburn's (Fred Clark) treatment of his cold the Clampetts hear about it. Granny decides it's time to set up practice and enlists the rest of her family to help. She also claims a cure for the common cold. Olan Soule appears as a drug salesman.
12216"The Richest Woman"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 5, 1966 (1966-01-05)4–16
Tracy Richards (Martha Hyer), the world's richest woman tries to convince the Clampetts to sell her their mansion, but when Jed refuses to sell she turns to bribery and seduction in an attempt to get her way.
12317"The Trotting Horse"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 12, 1966 (1966-01-12)4–17
Granny wants to learn to drive the truck but can't get used to modern day contraptions. A horse is more of what she wants and Mr. Drysdale gets her one, a professional trotting race horse.
12418"The Buggy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 19, 1966 (1966-01-19)4–18
Granny buys a buggy for herself and a horse and buggy for Mrs. Drysdale, so the two women can have races, much to Mrs. Drysdale's chagrin.
12519"The Cat Burglar"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 26, 1966 (1966-01-26)4–19
After it becomes known that a cat burglar (John Ashley) is in Beverly Hills, the Clampetts take precautions to protect their home. Not surprisingly, they don't really understand what a cat burglar is.
12620"The Big Chicken"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 2, 1966 (1966-02-02)4–20
Granny sees an ostrich and thinks her growing potion for tomatoes has made a giant chicken. Until she can create a shrinking pill, she tries to keep the giant chicken a secret. John Baer appears as an ad man who was going to use the ostrich.
12721"Sonny Drysdale Returns"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 9, 1966 (1966-02-09)4–21
Granny's prediction that Elly May will soon get married seemingly comes true when Sonny Drysdale shows up. Mr. Drysdale arranges a job for Sonny as a beauty product salesman and his sixth stop at the Clampetts is where his merchandise is mistaken as courting gifts. Sonny proposes, but Elly says no.
12822"Brewster's Baby"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 16, 1966 (1966-02-16)4–22
Granny and Elly are heading back to the hills to deliver a baby. Jed then decides all four of them will go back to the hills. Mr. Drysdale is frantic to stop them so he reveals that the Brewsters are having a baby that Granny can deliver, knowing they plan to adopt. Jethro brings home some girls from the Kit Kat Club so he won't be lonely and then he decides to open his own club, The Possum Pen.
12923"The Great Jethro"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 2, 1966 (1966-03-02)4–23
Jethro wants to become a magician after meeting Marvo the Magnificent (John Carradine), a shady & penniless magician who sells his wares to the gullible Jethro.
13024"The Old Folks Home"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 9, 1966 (1966-03-09)4–24
Jed thinks Granny needs help in cleaning the mansion, but she believes it's because he wants to put her in a retirement home, so Granny is ready to head to the hills with her money, which Mr. Drysdale is desperate to avoid.
13125"Flatt and Scruggs Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 23, 1966 (1966-03-23)4–25
Lester Flatt's wife Gladys (Joi Lansing) dreams of being a singer, but Granny won't let her get away from cooking lessons. Miss Jane ends up quitting her job after her "Chief" gives her an undeserved scolding. Jethro adapts the truck with helicopter blades to avoid traffic.
13226"The Folk Singers"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 30, 1966 (1966-03-30)4–26
Jethro is bent on becoming an astronaut but gets sidetracked into teaming up with newly-unemployed Miss Jane to become a folk singer. Along the way Jethro invents a new musical device he dubs the Bodine o' phone.
13327"The Beautiful Maid"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 6, 1966 (1966-04-06)4–27
Drysdale, at first irate that beautiful actress Ulla Bergstrom (Julie Newmar) is kept on an expensive stipend without making a film, is smitten at first sight and so places the actress in the Clampett home to learn backwoods accents and ways for a movie.
13428"The Bird Watchers"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 13, 1966 (1966-04-13)4–28
Miss Jane's date with birdwatcher Professor Biddle (Wally Cox) inspires Mr. Drysdale to get Dash Riprock to go out with Elly May. Unfortunately, Elly May takes interest in the birdwatcher.
13529"Jethro Gets Engaged"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 20, 1966 (1966-04-20)4–29
Jethro decides to get a job as an actor. Taking the name Beef Jerky, he finds himself Dash's stunt double and has a rough time at the studio. Jethro is in love again, but Jethro's "girl" Debbie only wants a screen test and plays up to Jed. Pat Harrington Jr. appears as Jethro's director.
13630"Granny Tonics a Birdwatcher"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 27, 1966 (1966-04-27)4–30
Granny brews a batch of her tonic hoping it helps Elly get Dash Riprock for a husband. Jane with Mr. Biddle are trying to hatch a condor egg. Jane gives Biddle a sip of the potion in hopes of him falling for her, however, it changes the birdwatcher's focus and the Clampetts need to get him out of a tree.
13731"Jethro's Pad"Joseph DepewRobert Schaefer & Eric FreiwaldMay 4, 1966 (1966-05-04)4–31
After finding some of Mr. Drysdale's old "Swinger" magazines while cleaning his garage, Jethro gets a trailer and turns it into a bachelor's pad. Edy Williams appears as a bank employee who flirts with Jethro after learning Jed has 50 million dollars.
13832"Jethro Goes to College"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanMay 18, 1966 (1966-05-18)4–32
Jed thinks Jethro needs to go back to school to get his mind off girls; but, instead of college, Jethro enrolls in a secretarial school that takes his money and graduates him early. At his new bank job, he hires all his classmates. Elly May attends a College of Judo and Karate. Louise Lorimer appears as the Dean of the college.

Season 5 (1966–67)

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1391"The Party Line"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 14, 1966 (1966-09-14)5–1
Granny and Jethro return from visiting the hills with an old-fashioned telephone to communicate with home. So, Mr. Drysdale attempts to set up a party line for them without much luck. Vinton Hayworth appears as a representative of the phone company.
1402"The Soup Contest"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 21, 1966 (1966-09-21)5–2
In an attempt to attract suitors for Elly May, Granny enters some of her own soup in a contest under Elly's name. Elly wins the contest and Granny must convince Jed to let her go on TV. Gavin Gordon appears as the head of the soup company. Stephen Dunne appears as a representative of the advertising agency.
1413"Jethro Takes Love Lessons"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanSeptember 28, 1966 (1966-09-28)5–3
Jethro is in love with Susie, the carhop waitress at the local drive-in, but Susie keeps rejecting his advances. Jed advises a dejected Jethro to take dating advice from Dash Riprock. Dash advises Jethro to buy a convertible, invite Susie to go on a double date with Elly May and him, and even lets Jethro use his bachelor pad. Despite Dash's efforts, Jethro still can't get past his hillbilly ways to Susie's heart.
1424"The Badger Game"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 5, 1966 (1966-10-05)5–4
A scam artist named Colonel Foxhall (Leon Ames) and a young woman named Emaline Fetty (Gayle Hunnicutt), who poses as an acquaintance from back home, try to blackmail Jed with some compromising photographs.
1435"The Badgers Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)5–5
Jethro decides to sophisticate Emaline but she has bigger plans for blackmailing Mr. Drysdale with her cuckoo clock camera. The Colonel attempts to woo Granny. The two swindlers haven't met someone as sharp as Jed.
1446"The Gorilla"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 19, 1966 (1966-10-19)5–6
After the Clampetts request a gorilla to help out with housework, Mr. Drysdale hires Tom Kelly (George Barrows), a man in a costume, to change their minds. The Clampetts name the gorilla Herby and proceed to work him to death. He quits and leaves Drysdale with the gorilla suit.
1457"Come Back, Little Herby"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 26, 1966 (1966-10-26)5–7
The Clampetts miss Herby and ask Mr. Drysdale to get the tame gorilla back. Herby takes advantage of the Clampetts' lifestyle when he's supposed to be working.
1468"Jed in Politics"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)5–8
Granny's soap making sends noxious smoke into the air, which gets the attention of smog commissioner Tinsley (Paul Reed). He shuts down the operation and Jed decides to run against him in an upcoming election when he misunderstands Mr. Drysdale's advice.
1479"Clampett Cha Cha Cha"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 9, 1966 (1966-11-09)5–9
The Clampetts win free dancing lessons from some unlucky dance instructors and would-be swindlers, Marvin (Frank Faylen) and Marita (Iris Adrian).
14810"Jed Joins the Board"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 16, 1966 (1966-11-16)5–10
Jed wants to make himself useful by becoming a garbage collector. Mr. Drysdale instead gets Jed to join the board of the OK Oil Company. Jed decides to use the company's airplane to start an airline service with Jethro as co-pilot, complete with wooden benches and ropes for seat belts.
14911"Granny Lives It Up"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 23, 1966 (1966-11-23)5–11
John Cushing (Roy Roberts) makes another attempt to get the Clampetts to move their money to his bank by romancing Granny. When Drysdale learns of this, he decides to bring his father-in-law Lowell Farquhar (Charlie Ruggles), who had once dated Granny, to draw Granny away from Cushing.
15012"The Gloria Swanson Story"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)5–12
Gloria Swanson and Drysdale are doing some business which involves her selling her house and some of her possessions and donating the proceeds to charity. When the Clampetts read about her moving away, they think that she's broke and that she's being forced to sell her possessions. To help her out, the Clampetts make a silent picture with her.
15113"The Woodchucks"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanDecember 7, 1966 (1966-12-07)5–13
Jethro is so desperate to meet a woman that when Miss Hathaway's bird watching group arrives, he goes out of his way to try to impress one of the women, Athena (Nancy Dow). Mr. Drysdale gets Jethro to join the Woodchucks, so the bird watchers can come to his initiation.
15214"Foggy Mountain Soap"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 14, 1966 (1966-12-14)5–14
Flatt and Scruggs are visiting to film a TV commercial for Foggy Mountain Soap. Commodore Ratterman (Edward Andrews) thinks the Clampett authenticity would help sell the soap. He doesn't count on their honesty or Jethro's incompetence as a director.
15315"The Christmas Present"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanDecember 21, 1966 (1966-12-21)5–15
Mrs. Drysdale is selling her old clothes for charity. The Clampetts think she is selling all of her good clothes and they want to buy them back for her as a Christmas present. In order to do so, the Clampetts take seasonal jobs in a department store. James Millhollin appears as the store manager.
15416"The Flying Saucer"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 28, 1966 (1966-12-28)5–16
Mr. Drysdale has a great idea for a bank promotion: a flying saucer to swoop down over the Rose Bowl throwing out "Drysdale Dollars". One problem: Clampetts spot the flying saucer in Drysadle's backyard along with the Martian actors he hired (Frank Delfino, Jerry Maren and Billy Curtis).
15517"The Mayor of Bug Tussle"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 4, 1967 (1967-01-04)5–17
Amos Wentworth Hogg (James Westerfield), Mayor of Bug Tussle, travels to Beverly Hills to visit the Clampetts with hopes of raising $100,000 to cover an embezzlement debt. Jed, however, believes he has eyes for Granny.
15618"Granny Retires"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanJanuary 11, 1967 (1967-01-11)5–18
Granny wants to go back to the hills. She needs to train someone to take over her doctoring. Drysdale gets Dr. Clybourn (Fred Clark) to volunteer, promising him money for his medical charity. Granny also tries to find the cure for "Granny's Complaint," which Jed says is just old age.
15719"The Clampett Curse"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanJanuary 25, 1967 (1967-01-25)5–19
The Clampetts give all their money away to Ginny Jennings (Sheila James) and her two college friends, and feel relieved of the burden. Only problem is, Ginny feels guilty cashing the 68 million dollar check.
15820"The Indians Are Coming"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 1, 1967 (1967-02-01)5–20
When Crowfoot Indians come to Beverly Hills to discuss a boundary dispute at the Clampett oil field, Granny prepares for war and expects to be scalped by the "red devils". John Considine appears as Little Fox. John Wayne guest-stars as himself in a cameo.
15921"The Marriage Machine"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanFebruary 8, 1967 (1967-02-08)5–21
Jethro goes to a computer dating service. After Granny's love potion is a failure, she follows to find a date for Jed. A mix-up occurs and Mrs. Peabody (Lurene Tuttle), the woman that was intended for Jed, thinks she is supposed to be with Jethro.
16022"Elly Comes Out"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 15, 1967 (1967-02-15)5–22
After reading Society Sandy's (Robert Strauss) page, Granny decides to best way to get Elly a husband is to throw her a coming out party, complete with possum sausages and gopher gravy. Mrs. Drysdale, hoping to forever humiliate them, is all too happy to help make it a real hillbilly party. However, it turns out to be a success, with even Society Sandy enjoying it.
16123"The Matador"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 22, 1967 (1967-02-22)5–23
After seeing the matador El Magnifico (Miguel Ángel Landa) with many female admirers, Jethro decides to become a bullfighter. Upon learning how much El Magnifico is worth, Mr. Drysdale hopes to have him and Elly May marry, but her concern is only for the bulls.
16224"The Gypsy's Warning"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 1, 1967 (1967-03-01)5–24
Mrs. Drysdale hires gypsies Narda and her son Yerko (Leon Belasco) to scare the Clampetts away. They decide to run a scam on the unsuspecting clan involving both a marriage prophecy and a curse.
16325"His Royal Highness"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 8, 1967 (1967-03-08)5–25
Mr. Drysdale tries to get Elly May engaged to ex-King Alexander of Sabalie (Jacques Bergerac), who is actually in need of money, while Mrs. Drysdale intends on setting the king up with her recently divorced niece Doreen (Victoria Carroll). Doreen mistakes a uniformed Jethro for the King.
16426"Super Hawg"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 15, 1967 (1967-03-15)5–26
The Drysdales have temporary custody of a baby hippo and when Granny spots it she thinks it's a giant hog. She makes plans for turning it into future meals. Elly knows it's a hippo and sees it as another pet.
16527"The Doctors"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 22, 1967 (1967-03-22)5–27
Granny continues her doctoring and is especially pleased with her new batch of tonic. Dr. Clyburn (Fred Clark) is determined to get her to stop so invites her to his office to show her how modern medicine works. Granny has other ideas, because she believes Dr. Clyburn is interested in her.
16628"Delovely and Scruggs"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 29, 1967 (1967-03-29)5–28
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs visit the Clampetts while Lester's wife, Gladys, heads to Mammoth Studios for a screen test. Lester hopes to sabotage Gladys' chances to do well by having Jethro direct her. When the test goes well, Lester hopes three days in the Clampetts' cabin will discourage her.
16729"The Little Monster"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberApril 12, 1967 (1967-04-12)5–29
The Clampetts agree to watch their banker's nephew Milby (Teddy Eccles) but they don't know he's spoiled rotten. He tries to buy many of the antiques in the house from Jethro for pennies on the dollar until Mr. Drysdale steps in. Meanwhile, Jethro wants to open a five-second car wash by dunking cars in their pool.
16830"The Dahlia Feud"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonApril 19, 1967 (1967-04-19)5–30
Mrs. Drysdale's accuses Granny of theft when many of her dahlia garden supplies go missing. It was actually Elly's monkey that was taking them. Mrs. Drysdale hires gardener Mr. Ted (Ted Cassidy) to help her raise her dahlias, but Granny thinks he has been hired to kill the Clampetts. (Most recently restored)

Season 6 (1967–68)

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1691"Jed Inherits a Castle"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 6, 1967 (1967-09-06)6–1
Jed inherits a castle in England from a distant relative. Jethro proceeds to prepare them for their journey across the pond as part of royalty. He wants them to all dress in royal raiment except Granny, who he dresses up as an oaf. Paul Lynde appears as a passport agent.
1702"The Clampetts in London"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 13, 1967 (1967-09-13)6–2
The Clampetts head to England to visit the castle Jed inherited. Misunderstandings abound, from Jethro mistaking San Francisco for London, to the impounding of Granny's medical supplies, to an elderly chemist (Alan Napier) who misunderstands Granny's request for medical supplies as lines from Shakespeare. Hugh Dempster and John Orchard appear as Customs Inspectors.
1713"Clampett Castle"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 20, 1967 (1967-09-20)6–3
Finally at the castle, Granny believes that a dog has eaten Jed's cousin Marcus, while Jethro starts fulfilling his duty as a knight in shining armor by hunting for dragons. The Clampetts try to adjust to the English way of castle life. Richard Caldicot appears as John Faversham, the Head of the castle staff.
1724"Robin Hood of Griffith Park"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 27, 1967 (1967-09-27)6–4
Granny wants to leave England until she thinks the feudal system means feuding with the neighboring castle. Once back in America, Jethro decides to continue his Robin Hood ways in a local version of Sherwood Forest. Jethro and Elly enlist a couple of hippies who are interested in Jethro's talk of "smoking crawdads."
1735"Robin Hood and the Sheriff"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 4, 1967 (1967-10-04)6–5
Jethro continues his life as Robin Hood in Griffith Park. He's attracted a large group of hippies who still don't realize Jethro has no idea what he's doing. Jed, Granny, Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane go searching for them. Mr. Dysdale is captured by Jethro and made to wear Robin Hood clothes. Drysdale is later arrested by two park policemen who think he's crazy.
1746"Greetings From the President"Guy ScarpittaPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 11, 1967 (1967-10-11)6–6
While Granny and Elly May visit the folks back in the hills, Jethro receives a draft notice. Jed decides he should pay what it costs the Army to train him. When Mr. Drysdale hears this he starts figuring how he can get Jethro out on a Section 8. Jethro buys an old tank and takes Mr. Drysdale with him to Griffith Park to do some target shooting. Henry Corden appears as a police officer who catches Drysdale in the tank. Bea Benaderet makes a cameo appearance as Cousin Pearl.
1757"The Army Game"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 18, 1967 (1967-10-18)6–7
Jethro reports to the induction center after getting his draft notice. An Army psychologist (King Donovan) thinks Jethro is pretending to be crazy to avoid military service. Paul Reed appears as Colonel Stark.
1768"Mr. Universe Muscles In"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberOctober 25, 1967 (1967-10-25)6–8
Mr. Drysdale sets Elly May up with a new beau and he's Mr. Universe Dave Draper but the Clampetts are concerned about his muscles. Doctor Granny is convinced he is afflicted with barbell bloat and aims to cure him. Banker John Cushing has set Elly up with Troy Apollo (John Ashley), but when he arrives Drysdale makes him believe Miss Jane is Elly and Troy leaves in a hurry.
1779"A Plot for Granny"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 1, 1967 (1967-11-01)6–9
Since Granny can't plant crops in their yard, Jed thinks the solution is to buy her a plot a land somewhere else. He figures a place called Happy Valley is the best spot to buy land, not realizing it's a cemetery. Mr. Brubaker (Richard Deacon), Happy Valley's salesman, visits the Clampetts and from they way describe things, he believes they murdered Granny. Jessie White appears as Mr. Mortimer, Happy Valleys owner.
17810"The Social Climbers"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberNovember 8, 1967 (1967-11-08)6–10
Granny's old friend the widow Adaline Ashley (Mary Wickes) comes to Beverly Hills, and Granny sets to playing matchmaker for her and Jed. Jed is then aggressively courted by the socialite widow. Mrs. Drysdale and her snooty friends are misled to believe Adaline is really a socialite jet setter.
17911"Jethro's Military Career"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 15, 1967 (1967-11-15)6–11
Jethro wants to join the Navy. Jed thinks Granny has had too much moonshine when she mistakes Jethro in a frogman suit for a sea monster. Mr. Drysdale distracts Jethro with comics causing him to want to fly to the moon to meet the Moom Maidens there.
18012"The Reserve Program"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 22, 1967 (1967-11-22)6–12
Jethro heads down to the Reserves HQ while wearing an ancestor's Confederate Army uniform. Colonel Blake (Lyle Talbot) thinks he's an actor there to participate in a Civil War reenactment. Jethro runs home to tell Granny the Civil War is still on. Granny prepares to help with the fight. William Mims appears as General Grant.
18113"The South Rides Again"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 29, 1967 (1967-11-29)6–13
Granny confuses a reenactment movie with a restart of the Civil War. Granny, Elly, and Jethro, together with "General" Drysdale and "Private" Hathaway, take the fight to the enemy and rout the "Yankee invaders". Granny wounds the actor playing Grant with Ellie's cookies, and then has to cure him with her "rheumatism" medicine.
18214"Jethro in the Reserve"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 6, 1967 (1967-12-06)6–14
Col. Blake asks the actor playing Gen. Grant to play along with Granny so that the Civil War movie can continue. Meanwhile, Jethro uses his 6th grade education to take the written test to enter the Reserves.
18315"Cimarron Drip"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 13, 1967 (1967-12-13)6–15
Jethro believes his moment for Hollywood stardom has arrived. Casting for "Bachelor Sheriff Knows Best" is occurring and Jethro mistakenly thinks he has been chosen, only to find out they want Elly's pet monkey instead. Theo Marcuse appears as Von Schlepper, the director.
18416"Corn Pone Picassos"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 20, 1967 (1967-12-20)6–16
Mrs. Drysdale buys an expensive art sculpture that everyone thinks looks like a pile of scrap. She would like to enter it in an art contest. Granny wants to help Mrs. Drysdale win. So, she paints a picture to give to her to enter instead of the sculpture. Bessie the chimp paints over it. Jed and Jethro go to an upscale gallery to buy a painting but are mistaken for gardeners. They buy a Sam Rembrandt for Mrs. Drysdale to enter. Granny and Elly go to the Drysdales and cover the sculpture with mud thinking it will look better. Bessie's picture winds up winning.
18517"The Clampetts Play Cupid"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 27, 1967 (1967-12-27)6–17
After Ellie seems to be no longer interested in Dash Riprock Granny decides it's time to do a little matchmaking. She thinks the handsome actor would be perfect for Miss Jane.
18618"The Housekeeper"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 3, 1968 (1968-01-03)6–18
Mr. Drysdale hires Mrs. Meek (Fran Ryan) as a housekeeper for the Clampetts. However, she is quite uninterested in doing housework.
18719"The Diner"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 10, 1968 (1968-01-10)6–19
Jethro enters the business world by opening a diner, "The Happy Gizzard", but has no luck with customers.
18820"Topless Anyone?"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 17, 1968 (1968-01-17)6–20
Jethro, worried that his diner the Hungry Gizzard has no customers, has a wonderful idea. He busts in on Mr. Drysdale, who was trying to impress the wealthy Vanderponts (Ysabel MacCloskey & James Stone), announcing the restaurant is going topless. The Clampetts are informed what that really means. Jed invites the Vanderponts to the Happy Gizzard and finds out that they are actually mountain folk.
18921"The Great Snow"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonJanuary 24, 1968 (1968-01-24)6–21
Granny wants to leave sunny California because she misses the winter season sending Mr. Drysdale into a panic. The banker enlists Miss Jane in an elaborate scheme to convince the Clampetts that a blizzard has occurred at the mansion.
19022"The Rass'lin' Clampetts"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonJanuary 31, 1968 (1968-01-31)6–22
After Mrs. Drysdale complains to Granny about her cabin, they have a physical brawl. It leads to Jethro explaining to Jed and Granny about TV wrestling. While watching "The Boston Strong Girl" beat up on "Rebecca of Donnybrook Farm", Granny believes the wrestling is real. She decides to rescue Rebecca.
19123"The Great Tag-Team Match"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 7, 1968 (1968-02-07)6–23
The last televised wrestling match in which Granny beat up on "The Boston Strong Girl" was such a success that promoter Gene Booth (Alan Reed) wants a rematch. Granny isn't interested until Rebecca's "parents" (Merie Earle & Jerry Brutsche) visit. Mike Mazurki & Margo Epper appear as the Boston Strong Girls parents.
19224"Jethro Proposes"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 21, 1968 (1968-02-21)6–24
Granny is worried about Miss Jane's spinster hood and convinces Jethro to ask her to marry him. Granny assures him that she will decline the proposal, but will be thrilled to be asked. Jethro goes to the bank to ask Miss Jane out and meets a new employee, Ilse. Jethro falls for her. At dinner that night Jethro asks Miss Jane for her hand. Hathaway accepts leading to panic in the Clampett household. Jane regrets her decision and tells Jethro, who is happily free to pursue Ilse.
19325"The Clampetts Fiddle Around"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 28, 1968 (1968-02-28)6–25
Jethro is on to his next big idea and wants to play the violin as a means of attracting women. Jed asks Miss Jane to find a teacher and she hires Stromboli (Hans Conreid), a famed classical virtuoso. But the Clampetts want fiddle music so they call on Fiddlin Sam Dingle (Foster Brooks). When Stromboli learns that Sam Dingle makes 2 million a year, he joins in on the fiddle music.
19426"The Soap Opera"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 6, 1968 (1968-03-06)6–26
Granny confuses a soap opera with real life and decides her doctoring can save Dr. Rex Goodbody (John Dehner) from a terminal illness.
19527"Dog Days"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 13, 1968 (1968-03-13)6–27
Granny is on the warpath concerning the chaos caused by Ellie's critters and declares either they go or she does. Mr. Drysdale is equally irritated by the expense of his wife's poodle. Jed tries to find a solution, but in the end the dogs melt Granny's heart and she let's them stay.
19628"The Crystal Gazers"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 20, 1968 (1968-03-20)6–28
Granny and Jethro believe they have psychic abilities and have the power to predict the future. Granny's predictions weren't really coming true, but instead were coincidences. With her reputation on the line, she picks a stock for Mr. Drysdale, saying he will come into a lot of money. It turns out to be a stage coach manufacturer and that could cost him a small fortune. But, Jed buys the company so the stock will go up.
19729"From Rags to Riches"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 27, 1968 (1968-03-27)6–29
Mr. Drysdale wants to film a Super Banker commercial with the old Clampett cabin and the Clampetts as hillbillies who were raised from poverty by his bank. The shack's return has Mrs. Drysdale unhappy and she throws Milbourn through the door, which leaves Granny preparing a head transplant for Mr. Drysdale. Mr. Drysdale does come around and proceeds to film his commercial.
19830"Cousin Roy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonApril 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)6–30
Cousin Roy (Roy Clark) from back home comes to visit and to open up a distribution point for Mother Myrtle's Tonic. Granny isn't very keen on any competition against her own tonic, especially from Myrtle who Granny is not fond of. Cousin Roy sets up a stand outside of the Commerce Bank. When a policeman (Peter Leeds) comes by to check things out, he recognizes Mother Myrtle's tonic as he is from the hills as well. But when Granny and Jethro set up a stand, the same policeman arrests them. Roy Clark plays a dual role as Cousin Roy and Mother Myrtle.

Season 7 (1968–69)

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1991"A Bundle for Britain"Joseph DepewGene ThompsonSeptember 25, 1968 (1968-09-25)7–1

The Clampetts feel that their eighty million dollars in the bank is a burden to Mr. Drysdale. When Jethro misunderstands and believes Britain's queen is broke, the family decides to give all their money to her. Alan Mowbray appears as Montrose, an actor Mr. Drysdale hires to try and talk the Clampetts out of giving their money away. When Montrose learns how much money Jed has, he comes up with a scam to have Jed buy Canada for the Queen, saying that that would help her much more.

Note: This is the first episode with Nancy Kulp and Raymond Bailey featured in the opening credits.
2002"Something for the Queen"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Gene ThompsonOctober 2, 1968 (1968-10-02)7–2
Heading to England Jethro smuggles Ellie's turkey buzzard on the plane upsetting Mr. Drysdale and a fellow passenger (Dick Wesson). After landing, the Clampetts go to their castle where Granny would like to reignite a year-old feud with the neighboring castle. Their butler Faversham (Richard Caldicot) tries to assure Granny that will be no trouble with the neighbors, but when Granny hears a cannon fired from next door, she believes their "War of the Roses" has begun.
2013"War of the Roses"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Gene ThompsonOctober 9, 1968 (1968-10-09)7–3
Jethro challenges Colonel Dumbarton (William Kendall) from the neighboring castle to a "War of the Roses". The Colonel remembers Jethro as the knight who rode through his rose bushes the year before and accepts. Jethro determines that a joust is the best way to end the dispute. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale dresses Miss Jane up as Queen Elizabeth in an attempt to fool the Clampetts who want to give her the deed to Canada. Rosalind Knight appears as Vanessa, the Colonel's daughter.
2024"Coming Through the Rye"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Gene ThompsonOctober 16, 1968 (1968-10-16)7–4
While in England, Jethro falls for Sandra MacGregor (Ilona Rodgers), the niece of Colonel Dumbarton at the neighboring castle. The Clampetts think Dumbarton's nephew Emlyn MacGregor (David Prowse), a man wearing a kilt, is the girl that Jethro has fallen for.
2035"Ghost of Clampett Castle"Joseph DepewBuddy AtkinsonOctober 23, 1968 (1968-10-23)7–5
Mr. Drysdale tells Granny about the spirit of Lady Clementine. Her husband was murdered in the Clampett castle. Lady Clementine's ghost is going to return to seek revenge on the person who killed her husband; her little old grandmother. Mr. Drysdale dresses like a ghost, hoping to scare the Clampetts into returning to Beverly Hills.
2046"Granny Goes to Hooterville"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Dick WessonOctober 30, 1968 (1968-10-30)7–6

After the Clampetts return from London, Granny gets a letter from Hooterville asking her to help with Betty Jo Elliot's baby.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe Carson and Frank Cady as Sam Drucker

Note: This episode begins a crossover with Petticoat Junction that concludes on "Granny, the Baby Expert".
2057"The Italian Cook"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 6, 1968 (1968-11-06)7–7

With Granny gone and Elly May's cooking skills nonexistent, Miss Jane gets Jethro to hire a gorgeous Italian cook who speaks no English. Once Granny believes that she has cured the Elliots' baby, she uses all manner of transportation to return to her starving family.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Linda Henning as Betty Jo, Mike Minor as Steve Elliott and Frank Cady as Sam Drucker

Note: This episode includes a clip from the Petticoat Junction episode "Granny, the Baby Expert" where Granny thinks the Elliots' baby had turned into their dog.
2068"The Great Cook-Off"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 13, 1968 (1968-11-13)7–8
Granny wants to get rid of Maria, the Italian cook, but love-struck Jethro has other ideas. Jethro then believes that Jed wants to steal Maria away from him and challenges him to a gladiator duel. Granny decides to make peace and teaches Maria some of her dishes.
2079"Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 20, 1968 (1968-11-20)7–9
Flatt, his wife Gladys, and Scruggs visit the Clampetts dressed up as Bonnie and Clyde because they just came from a publicity shoot. Jethro and Elly dress up in the same costumes and go the Commerce Bank to scare Mr. Drysdale. In the confusion, Mr. Dysdale believes Homer Cratchit (Percy Helton), the book keeper, abandoned his post. To get back at him, Mr. Drysdale dresses up as a bank robber but gets caught. Drysdale steals Miss Janes idea to have everyone dress up as crooks for a "Super Banker" commercial.
20810"The Thanksgiving Spirit"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 27, 1968 (1968-11-27)7–10

The Clampetts visit Hooterville to celebrate Thanksgiving with the inhabitants. Everyone there believes Jethro is a big Hollywood producer.

Guest stars
From Petticoat Junction: Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe Carson, Frank Cady as Sam Drucker, Linda Henning as Betty Jo, June Lockhart as Dr. Janet Craig, Meredith MacRae as Billie Jo, Mike Minor as Steve Elliott and Lori Saunders as Bobbie Jo
From Green Acres: Eddie Albert as Oliver Douglas, Eva Gabor as Lisa Douglas and Tom Lester as Eb Dawson
20911"The Courtship of Homer Noodleman"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Lou HustonDecember 4, 1968 (1968-12-04)7–11

The Clampetts return from Hooterville and tell Mr. Drysdale about Eb and Elly and how they are practically married. Drysdale tells them he can get Elly a man and Granny tells him they like Eb because he's a country boy. To keep the Clampetts in Beverly Hills, Mr. Drysdale gets Hollywood actor Dash Riprock to play a homespun country boy to woo Elly.

Guest stars: Frank Cady as Sam Drucker from Petticoat Junction and Tom Lester as Eb Dawson from Green Acres
21012"The Hot-Rod Truck"Guy ScarpittaBuddy Atkinson & Dick WessonDecember 11, 1968 (1968-12-11)7–12
Jethro, in search of a new identity, replaces their old truck with various modern hot rods. Granny wants to stay with the old truck. To prove how good the old truck is Granny races Jethro in his hot rod.
21113"The Week Before Christmas"Ralph LevyPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 18, 1968 (1968-12-18)7–13

Elly's bear eats Granny's letter from Sam Drucker in Hooterville before she gets to finish reading it. Now she doesn't know if Sam proposed to her or not. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale refuses to give the bank employees Christmas off and they all protest.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Lori Saunders as Bobbie Joe, Meredith MacRae as Billie Jo and Frank Cady as Sam Drucker
21214"Christmas in Hooterville"Ralph LevyPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 25, 1968 (1968-12-25)7–14

The Clampetts return to Hooterville to celebrate Christmas and join their friends for Christmas carols aboard the Hooterville Cannonball. Meanwhile, Eb pursues Elly and Granny pursues Sam. Mr. Drysdale, convinced that Mr. Clampett intends to move all of his money to Mr. Drucker's bank, drives to Hooterville to stop him.

Guest stars
From Petticoat Junction: Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe Carson, Linda Henning as Betty Jo, Mike Minor as Steve Elliott, Lori Saunders as Bobbie Jo, Meredith MacRae as Billie Jo and Frank Cady as Sam Drucker
From Green Acres: Tom Lester as Eb Dawson
Note: Black-and-white stock footage of the Hooterville Cannonball on its caroling run from the Season One Petticoat Junction Christmas episode "Cannonball Christmas" was used in this otherwise color episode
21315"Drysdale and Friend"Guy ScarpittaPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonJanuary 1, 1969 (1969-01-01)7–15

When the Clampetts arrive home they learn from Jethro that Mr. Drysdale went to Hooterville where they were spending Christmas. He is jailed in a little town for transporting Granny's "white lightning" and Elly's drunken bear in the Clampett truck. Sam Drucker shows up to help, but Mr. Drysdale wants nothing to do with him, as he believes Sam wants to get Jed's money for his bank. The Clampetts show up to the trial, and through a few favors, they get Mr. Drysdale of the hook. J. Pat O'Malley appears as Judge Vinegar Joe Johnson.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Frank Cady as Sam Drucker and Hank Patterson as Fred Ziffel
21416"Problem Bear"Joseph DepewBuddy AtkinsonJanuary 8, 1969 (1969-01-08)7–16
Mr. Drysdale is sick and Dr. Granny springs into action and brings him some of her white lightning "flu" remedy. But Elly's bear Fairchild has taken a liking to Granny's "flu" remedy and drinks most of it. Meanwhile, Mrs. Drysdale fears that society Mrs. Van Ransonhoff (Norma Varden) will look down on her as Milburn only has the common flu and not the Hong Kong flu.
21517"Jethro the Flesh Peddler"Joseph DepewStory by : Buddy Atkinson & Lois Hire
Teleplay by : Buddy Atkinson, Lois Hire & Dick Wesson
January 22, 1969 (1969-01-22)7–17
Jethro's new plan is to become a big time talent agent and his first action is hiring beautiful Bunny to be his secretary. Jethro takes over the 5th floor of the Commerce Bank. Cousin Roy (Roy Clark), told he has musical gifts, arrives but Jethro refuses to accept him as a client which upsets the other Clampetts.
21618"Cousin Roy in Movieland"Joseph DepewDick WessonJanuary 29, 1969 (1969-01-29)7–18
Jethro agrees to take on cousin Roy as a client but first he wants to remake the singer's image which changes everything that made the banjo player likeable. Granny, Jed, and Ellie are dismayed but a hit record happens in spite of Jethro.
21719"Jed Clampett Enterprises"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 5, 1969 (1969-02-05)7–19
Jethro is evicted because he can't pay the rent for JB Enterprises. The other Clampetts take over the space. Granny will cut hair or pull teeth. Jed will sharpen tools and whittle something. Elly is the pretty receptionist. Mr. Drysdale decides to save money by having his employees get their healthcare from Granny.
21820"The Phantom Fifth Floor"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 12, 1969 (1969-02-12)7–20
With Jed Clampett Enterprises established in Jethro's vacated office space, Mr. Armstrong (Herb Vigran), a building inspector, visits the bank to find out about their business operations. To prevent him from going to the 5th floor, Mr. Drysdale tells him that Jethro came on hard times and jumped to his death and that the 5th floor is now vacant. Armstrong visits the floor anyway and believes it to be a place for occupational therapy.
21921"The Hired Gun"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 19, 1969 (1969-02-19)7–21

Mr. Drysdale hires a "troubleshooter" for the bank. His main mission is to get the Clampetts to close their business operating out of the 5th floor.

Note: Charles Lane reprises his role from Petticoat Junction as Homer Bedloe.
22022"The Happy Bank"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 26, 1969 (1969-02-26)7–22
Granny provides Homer Cratchit with a baldness cure which makes the other employees curious about what's going on on the 5th floor. Mr. Drysdale is even more eager to get the Clampetts out of his building when one of his secretaries takes an interest in Jed's money. Granny has one of Elly's cats in the maternity ward about to have kittens and Mr. Drysdale thinks it's one of his employees.
22123"Sam Drucker's Visit"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 5, 1969 (1969-03-05)7–23

Sam Drucker wins a trip to Beverly Hills and he sends a telegram to let the Clampetts know. Granny misunderstands the message and believes he's coming to court her. Fearing that Granny will leave with Sam, Jethro tells him that many handsome actors are pursuing her.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Frank Cady as Sam Drucker and Lori Saunders as Bobbie Jo
22224"The Guru"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Ric ToucedaMarch 12, 1969 (1969-03-12)7–24
Jethro meets Mrs. Drysdale's Guru (William Mims) and decides he wants to be one also because he believes all the Hollywood actresses are attracted to them. Granny shares some moonshine with the Guru and he proclaims her "Queen of Gurus". Mr. Drysdale, sensing the Guru is interested in the Clampetts money, calls the police to have him arrested. When the police officer arrives at the Clampetts, he finds a tipsy Granny dressed as a guru and arrests her.
22325"The Jogging Clampetts"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Lou HustonMarch 19, 1969 (1969-03-19)7–25
The Drysdales now jog so the banker can get the account of Jason Detweiler, head of a running club. Ellie and Jethro become enthusiastic and form "Jethro's Joggers".
22426"Collard Greens an' Fatback"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 26, 1969 (1969-03-26)7–26
Famous singer Pat Boone is in the neighborhood because he is interested in buying the Drysdale mansion. Once he arrives he smells Granny's cooking, he wanders into their backyard and the Clampetts befriend him, thinking he's a hill country man down on his luck.

Season 8 (1969–70)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
code
2251"Back to the Hills"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)8–1
Granny is worried that Elly is an old maid at twenty while Jed is concerned about Jethro joining college protesters. They both miss the hills so it's decided that Granny, Jed and Elly will head back there. Meanwhile, Jethro stays at the mansion and plans to continue his college pursuits. Rob Reiner appears as Mitch, one of the college students Jethro meets.
2262"The Hills of Home"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 1, 1969 (1969-10-01)8–2
After settling in at Silver Dollar City Jed, Granny, and Elly greet old friends. Granny meets up with her old rival Elverna Bradshaw (Elvia Allman) and restarts her feud. Elverna makes a bet with Granny that her daughter will be married before Elly May. Back in Beverly Hills, Mr. Drysdale dresses up as hippie to show Jethro and his friends that he is one of them and to prevent them from picketing his bank.
2273"Silver Dollar City Fair"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 8, 1969 (1969-10-08)8–3
The Silver Dollar City Fair begins and Granny and Elverna Bradshaw's feud continues. Granny continues her efforts to get Elly married, extolling her virtues to every bachelor she meets.
2284"Jane Finds Elly a Man"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 15, 1969 (1969-10-15)8–4
Miss Jane and Jethro head to Silver Dollar City. Miss Jane lends a hand in Granny's race to get Elly May married-off before Elverna Bradshaw's daughter, and finds an unwed winner wandering in the woods.
2295"Wedding Plans"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 22, 1969 (1969-10-22)8–5
The family begins to make plans for Elly May's upcoming wedding to Matthew Templeton, but Mr. Drysdale finds himself preoccupied during the entire matter by the prospects that the wedding will lead him to lose his biggest account.
2306"Jed Buys Central Park"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 29, 1969 (1969-10-29)8–6
Conman Honest John Shafer (Phil Silvers) arrives in Silver Dollar City. He learns about Jed's millions and he hopes to get the Clampetts to go to New York. Ellie's wedding plans fall through because Matthew is unavailable. Turns out he's a Preacher and is married. They head to New York City after Honest John tells them he will sell them Central Park.
2317"The Clampetts in New York"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 5, 1969 (1969-11-05)8–7
Honest John continues to show the Clampetts around New York trying to "sell" them as many landmarks as possible. Believing they bought Central Park, they find a spot to build a cabin. The police give Honest John a twenty four hour notice while Miss Jane and Mr. Drysdale try to get there to stop the con job.
2328"Manhattan Hillbillies"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 12, 1969 (1969-11-12)8–8
The Clampetts settle on their new property of Central Park and Jed starts building a log cabin. Granny looks for possums but meets muggers instead, giving them a lesson in manners. Mr. Drysdale pleads with them to return to California. Sean McClory appears as police officer O'Sullivan. Sammy Davis Jr. makes a cameo as an Irish cop.
2339"Home Again"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 19, 1969 (1969-11-19)8–9
The Clampetts return to their mansion and Mr. Drysdale claims the handsome veterinarian Dr. Graham is perfect for Ellie. But Granny, after losing her glasses, mistakes a seal for the veterinarian leading to a series of misunderstandings.
23410"Shorty Kellems Moves West"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 26, 1969 (1969-11-26)8–10
Shorty Kellems (Shug Fisher) sells the Silver Dollar City hotel and comes to Beverly Hills for a visit with his "Fortune" of $1380.00. Mr. Drysdale misunderstands a conversation and mistakenly believes Shorty is wealthier than Jed, and begins to indulge him in every way possible to win his account. Mr. Drysdale sets up a "Roman Orgy" at the bank for Shorty.
23511"Midnight Shorty"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 3, 1969 (1969-12-03)8–11
Mr. Drysdale, still believing Shorty has a lot of money, continues his misguided campaign to win him as a depositor. Shorty tiredly binges on all the attractive inducements, including Drysdale installing a casino in the Clampett's back yard. When Drysdale finds out Shorty isn't rich, the girls he had fawning over Shorty dump him in the pool.
23612"Shorty Go Home"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 10, 1969 (1969-12-10)8–12
Jethro is leading a wild life with Shorty. Granny makes Shorty do many chores around the house to encourage him to return to the hills. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale is afraid Jed will withdraw his money if Shorty does, he enlists the secretarial pool to persuade him not to. Jed tells Shorty he should marry a girl from the hills. This backfires when Shorty writes a note asking Elly to marry him. Jed solves this problem by telling Shorty he actually slipped the note under Granny's door.
23713"The Hero"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 17, 1969 (1969-12-17)8–13
Mrs. Drysdale's favorite nephew, Lance "Jetstream" Bradford (Soupy Sales) comes for a visit. Drysdale gives him a hero's welcome at the bank, which Jethro believes is for him because he thinks he saved Mrs. Drysdale's dog. Milburn gives Lance a job as vice president of the bank. Lance takes an interest in Elly May.
23814"Our Hero the Banker"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 24, 1969 (1969-12-24)8–14
Lance is desperate to land a new depositor for the bank and tells Milburn he's bringing in an Air Force General. Only problem is the General is actually Jethro, who says he'll put his whole allowance in the bank. Granny's feud with Mrs. Drysdale continues.
23915"Buzz Bodine, Boy General"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 31, 1969 (1969-12-31)8–15

Jethro comes to Hooterville in a general's uniform. Everyone is nervous until they realize it's him. Jethro hopes to have Steve Elliot give him flying lessons. The rest of the Clampetts return to Hooterville. Jed wants to invest in an airplane with one Mr. "Howard Hewes" (Guy Raymond). Mr. Drysdale believes it to be the real Howard Hughes.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Linda Henning as Betty Jo, Mike Minor as Steve Elliott and Frank Cady as Sam Drucker
24016"The Clampett-Hewes Empire"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 7, 1970 (1970-01-07)8–16

Mr. Drysdale is greatly disappointed when he discovers Jed has gone into business with a plain farmer named "Howard Hewes", rather than the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. Winifred Deforest Coffin appears as Mrs. Bertha Hewes.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Linda Henning as Betty Jo, Mike Minor as Steve Elliott and Frank Cady as Sam Drucker
24117"What Happened to Shorty?"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 14, 1970 (1970-01-14)8–17
Shad Heller, the Mayor of Silver Dollar City, comes to visit the Clampetts. They discover that Shorty has been hiding on their property for a month, afraid to go back home. Shad tells them that Elverna Bradshaw bought the Silver Dollar City Hotel. Shad and Jed try to make Shorty think that Elverna won a beauty contest, in hopes he will propose marriage to her as a way to get his hotel back. Elverna arrives to marry Shorty.
24218"Marry Me, Shorty"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 21, 1970 (1970-01-21)8–18
Granny gets her rival Elverna Bradshaw to come out to California to marry Shorty.
24319"Shorty Spits the Hook"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 28, 1970 (1970-01-28)8–19
In a last-ditch desperation attempt to avoid marrying Elverna, Shorty pretends to be addicted to gambling.
24420"Three-Day Reprieve"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 4, 1970 (1970-02-04)8–20
Shorty Kellems tries to spend the three day waiting period before marriage by locking himself in the bank's secretarial pool. Shad and Jed get him back to the mansion, only to have Shorty sneak out again and again.
24521"The Wedding"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 11, 1970 (1970-02-11)8–21
Shorty is more desperate than ever to get out of his engagement to Elverna. The Clampetts keep locking up Shorty, but Jethro keeps getting out-smarted and lets Shorty go. Shorty finally gets married, but it's to Gloria, a secretary at the Commerce Bank.
24622"Annul That Marriage"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 18, 1970 (1970-02-18)8–22
The Clampetts run Shorty's city bride, Gloria, through the rigors of rural living, trying to convince her she should annul her marriage to Shorty.
24723"Hotel for Women"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 25, 1970 (1970-02-25)8–23
Granny gets Jed, Elly, and Jethro to move into the old cabin in the backyard. Shorty Kellems exploits the now-unoccupied mansion and turns it into a hotel for only women.
24824"Simon Legree Drysdale"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 4, 1970 (1970-03-04)8–24
The hotel for women is filled with women doing chores, leading some to think Mr. Drysdale is running a slave plantation.
24925"Honest John Returns"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 11, 1970 (1970-03-11)8–25

Honest John returns to his wife Flo (Kathleen Freeman) and confesses that he has gone straight. She convinces him he's got to get back into the "con-game" and should start with the Clampetts again. He goes to the Clampetts and claims to have invented a giant fan to blow all the smog out of Los Angeles. He gets half a million from Jed, but once again has a change of heart and gives it back.

Note: This is the first time an "edited" version of the opening credits, without the ballad, is aired. A clip of Phil Silvers appears before the titles with an announcer telling us Phil Silvers is in the episode.
25026"Honesty is the Best Policy"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)8–26

Flo Shafer is intent on helping her husband Honest John regain his scheming composure. The both of them go to the Clampetts to continue the smog removal scam. Flo goes as Honest John's mother. Mr. Drysdale wants his real estate agent, Fred Hutchins (Dave Willock), to buy up land in the mountains where he thinks Jed has found more oil. Once again Jed gives Honest John a lot of money. But this time Flo, who has just had some of Granny's "medicine", makes him give it back.

Note: This is the second time an "edited" version of the opening credits, without the ballad, is aired. A clip of Phil Silvers appears before the titles with an announcer telling us Phil Silvers is in the episode.

Season 9 (1970–71)

(This season an "edited" version of the opening credits, without the ballad, is used.)
No.
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No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
code
2511"The Pollution Solution"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 15, 1970 (1970-09-15)9–1

The Clampetts decide to travel to Washington DC to give their fortune to the President to fight the smog problem. Mr. Drysdale resorts to some outrageous schemes to keep the money in his bank. Meanwhile, in an effort to help the smog problem, Jethro converts the truck to steam (evidently either wood-fired or coal-fired, producing thick clouds of smoke), then converts it to electricity (requiring a very, very long extension cord).

Note: A young (early thirties) Rich Little impersonates President Nixon.
2522"The Clampetts in Washington"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 22, 1970 (1970-09-22)9–2
The Clampetts fly to D.C. in hopes of giving the president money to fight the smog problem. Con artist Honest John Schafer (Phil Silvers) and his wife Flo (Kathleen Freeman) follow them out there. Honest John proceeds to sell Jed the White House. Richard Erdman appears as a White House Guard.
2533"Jed Buys the Capitol"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 29, 1970 (1970-09-29)9–3
When the Clampetts try to get into the White House to give the president the deed that Honest John sold them, they are taken to a psych ward for evaluation. After Honest John explains to Jed why they couldn't visit the White House, he sells them other Washington landmarks each conveniently only $1 million. Once again, after the Clampetts tell him what a wonderful man he is, Honest John refuses to keep the money.
2544"Mark Templeton Arrives"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 6, 1970 (1970-10-06)9–4
Rev. Matthew Templeton's lookalike brother Mark, a Navy frogman, shows ups to meet Elly May. The two head to the cement pond but later when Granny sees Mark in his diving gear she is convinced the water turns him into a man frog.
2555"Don't Marry a Frogman"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 20, 1970 (1970-10-20)9–5
Ellie continues dating Navy man Mark over Granny's objections who is convinced he is part frog. While Jed tries to keep Mark from eating his daughter's cooking, Granny puts her medical knowledge to work trying to figure out a cure for being half-frog.
2566"Doctor, Cure My Frog"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 27, 1970 (1970-10-27)9–6
Granny continues to believe that every time Mark enters the water, he turns into a frog. Granny is desperate to keep Mark from being a frog so he can eventually marry Ellie. She is also alarmed that Elly May and Jethro want to be frogmen like Mark. Miss Jane refers her to psychiatrist Dr. Klingner (Richard Deacon).
2577"Do You Elly Take This Frog?"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 10, 1970 (1970-11-10)9–7
Granny is desperate to keep Elly May from going into the water with Mark, believing she too will turn into a frog.
2588"The Frog Family"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 17, 1970 (1970-11-17)9–8
Granny remains convinced that Mark is turning the rest of the Clampetts into frogs. She takes the amphibians to psychiatrist Dr. Klingner in the belief he is able to return them back into humans.
2599"Farm in the Ocean"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 24, 1970 (1970-11-24)9–9
Mark shows Granny and the rest of the family a film about his navy job to help her understand his frogman activities. She remains unconvinced. Mr. Drysdale is alarmed that Jed wants to invest millions in underwater farms. Granny thinks that even Dr. Klingner has turned into a frog.
26010"Shorty to the Rescue"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 1, 1970 (1970-12-01)9–10
Shorty returns and Granny convinces him to pretend to be Ellie's boyfriend to drive Mark away. Mr. Drysdale tells Jed that the idea of him giving millions to the ocean project has made Miss Jane mentally unstable. So, Jed decides to not spend the money just yet. Granny thinks Mark has turned Shorty into a seal.
26111"Welcome to the Family"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 8, 1970 (1970-12-08)9–11

Granny and Mr. Drysdale are desperate for different reasons. Granny hopes if Mark tastes Ellie's cooking he will leave. Mr. Drysdale dresses as Napoleon to keep Jed from investing in Mark's ocean project.

Note: Lori Saunders from Petticoat Junction appears as Elizabeth Gordon, a secretary at the Commerce Bank. Petticoat Junction was canceled the previous spring.
26212"The Great Revelation"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 29, 1970 (1970-12-29)9–12
Granny finally grasps that Mark is not half-frog, and wants him to date Elly May again. Mark tells Elly he is resigning his Navy commission to pursue oceanography research. When Drysdale steals from Mark the check Jed gave him, Miss Jane quits. Mr. Drysdale makes the Clampetts believe that Mark is quitting the Navy because he is a coward and afraid to fight against an imminent invasion of grunion.
26313"The Grunion Invasion"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 5, 1971 (1971-01-05)9–13
When The Clampetts learn that the invaders from the island of Grun are due on the California coast, and having no idea who or what the grunion are, they head down to the beach to defend it from invasion. They believe all the surfers they see are the invaders.
26414"The Girls From Grun"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 12, 1971 (1971-01-12)9–14
Mr. Drysdale's latest ploy involving duping the Clampetts into believing the annual running of the grunion fish is an invasion of the people of Grun backfires when Miss Hathaway revolts and organizes the female bank employees in protest. The bank's secretaries form a union called GRUN. They take their protest of Mr. Drysdale to the beach, leading the Clampetts to believe that the grunions are solely female.
26515"The Grun Incident"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 19, 1971 (1971-01-19)9–15
The women employees at the bank rebel against Mr. Drysdale's unfair work practices. To help the girls, Jed tells them they can stay at the mansion. When Drysdale hears of Jed's offer he locks the girls in his office. The Clampetts are caught in the middle where Jed tries to hear both sides but Granny and Elly May are sympathetic to the secretaries' plight.
26616"Women's Lib"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 26, 1971 (1971-01-26)9–16
Miss Jane and the bank's secretarial staff continue to picket against Mr. Drysdale's repression. Drysdale brings in Banzai Sakito, the number one Karate fighter in the world, to stop the rebellion. Elly May and Granny join the women's liberation movement, leaving Jethro and Jed to fend for themselves. Jed keeps trying to go along with the women, but Jethro keeps ruining any progress Jed makes. Drysdale brings Banzai over to the Clampetts to stop Granny and Elly, but Granny takes care of him.
26717"The Teahouse of Jed Clampett"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 2, 1971 (1971-02-02)9–17
Jed and Jethro get help from Banzai Sakito's geisha girls to run the mansion, while Granny, Elly, and the bank's secretaries all move into Miss Jane's small studio apartment as a headquarters for their cause.
26818"The Palace of Clampett San"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 9, 1971 (1971-02-09)9–18
The girls want to teach Jed, Jethro, and Mr. Drysdale a lesson because of their luxurious lifestyle at the mansion. They manage to get the geisha girls to join the Woman's Lib movement. Then, Miss Jane, Granny and one of the secretaries dress up as the Geisha's and go to the mansion to get the men to surrender.
26919"Lib and Let Lib"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 16, 1971 (1971-02-16)9–19
The Clampetts have a hard time adjusting to life back together in the mansion. Jed wants to support Granny and Elly, but Jethro is still against their Women's Lib. Miss Jane has a contract for the secretaries that Mr. Drysdale signed. Drysdale has Banzai take the contract away from them. However, Banzai won't give the contract back to him until he flies three new girls in from Japan. Jethro, Mr. Drysdale, and Banzai will have adjustments to make.
27020"Elly, the Working Girl"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 23, 1971 (1971-02-23)9–20
Miss Jane asks Elly May if she would like to work at the bank. She hopes that with Elly there, Mr. Drysdale will have to abide by his contract with the secretaries. Elly May decides to move in with Miss Jane at her apartment. Drysdale persuades Phinney the landlord (Charles Lane) to make things miserable for them.
27121"Elly, the Secretary"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 2, 1971 (1971-03-02)9–21
Jethro's childhood sweetheart, Louellen, comes to visit the Clampetts. She wants to try her hand at the movies, but they believe that she wants to marry Jethro. Jethro panics and runs away because he thinks that marrying a hillbilly girl like Louellen would damage his image as a sophisticated international playboy. Elly May starts her new job as a secretary for Mr. Drysdale, who is nice to Miss Hathaway only when Elly May is around.
27222"Love Finds Jane Hathaway"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 9, 1971 (1971-03-09)9–22
Dick Bremerkamp (Mike Minor), a penniless actor, learns the Clampetts are millionaires. He poses as Robert Audubon, a descendant of John James Audubon, so he can use Miss Jane to get to Elly May. He also fools Mr. Drysdale into believing that he is a nephew of billionaire J. Paul Getty.
27323"The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty Crockett"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 16, 1971 (1971-03-16)9–23
Audubon pretends to be a Getty when meeting Mr. Drysdale and a Crockett when meeting the Clampetts.
27424"Jethro Returns (Series Finale)"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)9–24

The elaborate fraud is unraveled as everybody learns that "Audubon" is just a starving actor.

Note: Series finale.

See also

References

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. pp. 1683–1685. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Beverly Hillbillies Episodes". TV Guide. New York City: CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.
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