List of The Beverly Hillbillies episodes

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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[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRating
First airedLast aired
136September 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)May 29, 1963 (1963-05-29)136.0
236September 25, 1963 (1963-09-25)June 10, 1964 (1964-06-10)139.1
334September 23, 1964 (1964-09-23)June 9, 1965 (1965-06-09)1225.6
432September 15, 1965 (1965-09-15)May 18, 1966 (1966-05-18)725.9[2]
530September 14, 1966 (1966-09-14)April 19, 1967 (1967-04-19)723.4[3]
630September 6, 1967 (1967-09-06)April 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)1223.3
726September 25, 1968 (1968-09-25)March 26, 1969 (1969-03-26)1023.5
826September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)March 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)1821.7
924September 15, 1970 (1970-09-15)March 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)


Season 1 (1962–63)[edit]

All episodes in black-and-white

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
11"The Clampetts Strike Oil"Ralph LevyPaul HenningSeptember 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)1–1
The pilot starts after the theme song when Jed struck oil in his Lake. 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 Warner Brothers feature from (1928) "The Hillbillies of Beverly Hills" and it has a synchronized musical score and sound effects, as well as English intertitles and two dialogue sequences on the Vitaphone soundtrack and no laugh track and no narrator.
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 Drysdales 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 heart set for him. Jed comes up with a plan for her to save face by having Mr. Brewster propose 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. Drysdale's 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, when he sees how well he can throw. Wally Cassell appears as Buzzie Bavasi, the Dodgers General Manager.
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
James and Mabel Johnson (Murvyn Vye & Kathleen Freeman) back into the Clampett's car outside of the Commerce Bank. After they discover that the Clampetts are rich, they fake injuries and sue the Clampetts. During the trial, the couple's story begins to sound made up. Things really unravel when Mabel learns about James's girlfriend. Roy Roberts appears as the Judge. Dean Harens appears as the Attorney.
3333"The Clampetts Get Psychoanalyzed"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMay 8, 1963 (1963-05-08)1–33
Jethro needs a health certificate to graduate from the fifth grade, so he goes to the only doctor the Clampetts know about - Mrs. Drysdale's psychiatrist. The 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
Jethro finally gets his bill of health from Dr. Twombly so he can graduate the fifth grade. 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. Jed lends money to a Mr. Wilson (Willis Bouchey), who claims to be a poor chicken rancher. Because of that, Mr. Drysdale is named "Banker of the Year".
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)[edit]

All episodes in black-and-white

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
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. Granny also gives the men some of her hair growing potion.
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. Miss Jane takes Granny to a large Supermarket to show her how unnecessary it is to grow her own food.
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. Cynthia mistakes Jethro for royalty and Mrs. Fenwick mistakes Mrs. Drysdale for a cleaning woman.
426"Jethro's First Love"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 30, 1963 (1963-10-30)2–6

Jethro decides he wants to go a courtin', so Jed gives him a little education. Jethro develops feelings for an exotic dancer named Chickadee Laverne (Barbara Nichols) and brings her home to meet the folks. As usual, neither she or the Clampetts know what the other is really saying.

Note: This was Sharon Tate's first appearance (of 13) as Janet Trego, a member of the bank's secretarial pool.
437"Chickadee Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 6, 1963 (1963-11-06)2–7
Jethro thinks he's in love with Chickadee Laverne. She and the Clampetts still have a different idea about what an "engagement" is. Meanwhile, Miss Jane tries to woo Jethro away from Chickadee. 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. The Clampetts believe that Mr. Drysdale has forsaken them and taken the money. When Miss Jane figures out what has happened, Jake Clampett is arrested. Jed wants Jake freed as he might be kinfolk. Jake tries to pass himself off as a long lost cousin. Gil Perkins appears as the pool man.
459"The Clampetts Go Hollywood"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 20, 1963 (1963-11-20)2–9

Newly discovered "cousin" Jake Clampett soon has everyone but Jed thinking about and dressing for a role in a movie Jake wants to make. Mr. Drysdale hears that Jed is going to finance 10 million for the movie. Miss Jane comes up with a plan to put a stop to it all.

Note: 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 and her "rheumatism medicine" starts the real party. Curt Massey appears as the violin player.
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
Granny says they have no friends in Beverly Hills. Mrs. Schuyler-Potts (Eleanor Audley) expels Jethro from her school for being disruptive. Mrs. Drysdale wants to lock up all of Elly's critters. The Clampetts want to go back to the hills. 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. Granny thinks the TV is some kind of fancy washing machine. Mr. Drysdale hopes that if the Clampetts enjoy the boat enough, they won't want to go back to the hills.
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. Even though Granny is disappointed, Elly gets along with Quirt. Jed tries to help Quirt become more of a man's man.
5216"The Giant Jackrabbit"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 8, 1964 (1964-01-08)2–16

Granny sees an escaped kangaroo and thinks it is an oversized jackrabbit. This leads the others to suspect she has had too much moonshine. Meanwhile, the Clampetts have a hard time getting food from Beverly Caterers.

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. Jethro is looking forward to marrying Essiebelle until he sees how much weight she's gained. Essiebelle is not concerned as she loves a boy back in the hills. When Jed finds this out, he makes sure the wedding won't happen.
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. Lafe manages to con Mr. Drysdale into giving him a job at the bank guarding Jed's money. But when he finds out that most of Jed's money isn't actually in the bank, Lafe then believes Jed has his money buried behind the mansion.
5519"The Race for Queen"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 5, 1964 (1964-02-05)2–19
Mr. Drysdale would like Elly to run for Queen of Beverly Hills. The Clampetts think the race for the Queen is an actual foot race. So, Granny wants to run as well. Susan Hart appears as Candy Davis, one of the Commerce Bank secretaries and contestant for Queen. Robert Cummings appears as the contest announcer.
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 deep sea fishing, until he decides to take them to Marineland instead. Thinking that they're large fishing holes, Granny wants to "catch the whale".
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 appears as Gladys Flatt. Midge Ware appears as Louise Scruggs.
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". Granny is taken with Dr. Martin, after finally meeting him.
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 Justin Addison (John McGiver), the head of the Weather Bureau. Helen Kleeb appears as Addison's Secretary. Quinn O'Hara appears as a TV Weather Girl.
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 extra strong tonic and sends a sample to their new neighbor, the Countess Maria (Jean Willes). She loves it and wants to throw a party to celebrate. The Countess finds out that Mrs. Drysdale poured out the rest of Granny's tonic and now is not sure if she'll throw the party. Turns out Mrs. Drysdale poured the tonic into the pool, where it is now perfectly watered down. The Countess and Humphrey (Burt Mustin), her Chauffeur, drink some of the tonic. The party winds up being a wedding party for the Countess and Humphrey. Susan Hart appears as Candy Davis, a secretary.
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 (Addison Richards and Lester Matthews) 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. They also try to raise money to feed the owner, Madame Renee (Natalie Schafer), and her "starving" models. Elly puts on a fashion show for the customers. Marjorie Bennett appears as Mrs. Langwell, a customer of the store.
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
Mr. Drysdale gets Jed's old cabin from back home and sets it up in the Clampett's backyard to surprise Granny on her birthday. Ginny Jennings (Sheila James), a coed with a sociology major, thinks that they live there as the Drysdale's servants. She wants to stop what she thinks is Drysdale's oppression. She brings Professor Robert Graham (John Stephenson) to help her.
7135"Jed Foils a Homewrecker"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 3, 1964 (1964-06-03)2–35
Mrs. Drysdale hires a demolition man to remove the Clampett's cabin. Mr. Drysdale decides to occupy the cabin so it can't be removed. The Clampetts think a "home wrecker" is breaking up the Drysdale's marriage. Meanwhile, Ginny Jennings and Professor Graham still believe the Clampetts are being oppressed. Sheila James and John Stephenson guest-star.
7236"Jethro's Graduation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 10, 1964 (1964-06-10)2–36
Jethro's running late for his graduation ceremony rehearsal despite his new watch. Mrs. Potts (Eleanor Audley) of Jethro's school is afraid that his attendance will jeopardize her chances for a new endowment from philanthropist Theodore Switzer (Donald Foster). Mr. Drysdale and Mrs. Potts come up with a plan to have Jethro show up late to the ceremony. Skipper the chimpanzee takes Jethro's place in his sixth grade graduation ceremony, impressing Mr. Switzer. Lisa Davis appears as Diana Davis, Mrs. Pott's assistant.

Season 3 (1964–65)[edit]

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
Mr. Drysdale buys Mammoth Pictures, a movie studio, for Jed. Jed, Granny, Elly and Jethro try to "help" the studio, which is losing money, by working at the studio. Milton Frome appears as Lawrence Chapman, the head of the studio. John Abbott appears as Sir Trevor Gielgud Burton-Guinness, a movie star. The only reason why Mr. Drysdale buys the studio for Mr Clampett is to tear it down and turn it into condominiums. This episode also features the Clampetts watching an extended scene of Doris Day and Rock Hudson in their upcoming comedy film Send Me No Flowers, due to be released 3 weeks after this episode aired.
742"Clampett City"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 30, 1964 (1964-09-30)3–2
Jed comes to the studio to start shooting western movies. Mr. Drysdale tells the Clampetts that he wants to build a city on the location where Jed's movie studio is located. The Clampetts mistake a western prop town for the city. Phil Gordon and Elvia Allman appear as actors. Kip King and Herb Ellis appear as producers. Don Megowan appears as a cowboy monster.
753"Clampett City General Store"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 7, 1964 (1964-10-07)3–3
The Clampetts open their "general store" on their Western set, but can't understand why they don't have any customers. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale makes sure that Jethro, Elly May, and Granny are cast in a picture about Nero (Theo Marcuse) and Cleopatra. He hopes the movie will be a flop so he can tear down the studio. Nestor Paiva appears as a Roman Slave Auctioneer.
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. Granny initially thinks Hedda's interest in Jed is romantic. Hedda persuades Jed to make films in the tradition of old. She becomes special guest at a screening of the Clampetts' first masterpiece, a silent film called "Little Orphan Elly". She changes her mind about saving the studio when she sees the film. Don Haggerty appears as a policeman.

Note: In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode No. 62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[5]
775"Doctor Jed Clampett"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 21, 1964 (1964-10-21)3–5
Jed gets an honorary doctorate when he donates money to the college that Mr. Drysdale attended. The family thinks he can now practice medicine, which doesn't sit well with Granny. After finding out Jed owns a movie studio, a bunch of people come to audition. This includes a mother (Hazel Shermet) who brings her dancing daughter (Teena Marie) and a woman (Virginia Sale) who dresses like a bird. Jed thinks they are all there for medical help.
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. Jethro mistakenly volunteers to be a diver who feeds the fish. And while there, Granny wants another chance to catch a whale. Robert Carson appears as the Marineland Manager.
797"Jed the Heartbreaker"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 11, 1964 (1964-11-11)3–7
Mrs. Drysdale thinks she can get the hillbillies to move out by throwing herself at Jed. Meanwhile, Granny is itching to fight her because Granny fell into the cement pond when Jed had to stop a fight between them earlier. After Miss Jane tells Jed what Mrs. Drysdale is up to, he turns the tables on Mrs. Drysdale.
808"Teenage Idol"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 18, 1964 (1964-11-18)3–8
Johnny Poke (Jesse Pearson), an old friend from back in the hills, is now an Elvis-like singing idol. Johnny gets off his train dressed as a farm boy in order to avoid all the girl fans. The Clampetts misunderstand the situation and decide to help Johnny get on his feet. Meanwhile Granny thinks she changed Jethro into a puppy and Johnny into a skunk. Alan Reed appears as Eddie Colton, Johnny's manager.
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. Jed and Emma Poke come up with a plan to discourage her.
8210"The Ballet"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 2, 1964 (1964-12-02)3–10
Mrs. Drysdale needs Jed to donate $190,000 to save the Beverly Hills Ballet. Meanwhile, Jed has his hands full trying to keep Granny from heading back to the hills pushing all her stuff in a wheelbarrow. Leon Belasco appears as Victor Gregory, Maestro of the Ballet.
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. Mr. Drysdale's new butler Arthur Pinckney (Arthur Treacher) mistakenly winds up at the Clampett house. They confuse the butler as their first guest and Arthur mistakes them for the help. Mr. Drysdale talks the butler into staying on, posing as a boarder, so that he can teach the Clampetts how to be more civilized.
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. Pinckney continues to try to bring culture to the Clampetts, without much success. When he tries to leave them, Granny thinks he trying to skip without paying his rent. The Clampetts put Pinckney on trial for skipping out and he agrees to stay a week and help them around the house.
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. She threatens Mr. Drysdale to stay there until he gets rid of them and even sends for Dr. Stuyvesant (Les Tremayne), a specialist from New York. 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
Mrs. Drysdale wakes up to find she is no longer in the hospital. The Clampetts, unhappy with what they feel as the hospital's poor level of care, broke her out and set her up in their mansion. Both Mr. and Mrs. Drysdale wind up back at the hospital. With the help of Granny's tonic, the Clampetts sneak them both out again. Willis Bouchey appears as Dr. Sanders, Head of the Hospital.
8715"The Movie Starlet"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 13, 1965 (1965-01-13)3–15
A young actress named Kitty Devine (Sharon Farrell) becomes interested in Jethro when she finds out his uncle owns the movie studio. Once at the mansion, Kitty starts to chase after Jed. Jerry Best (Bernie Kopell), Kitty's agent, sees Elly and wants to put her in a Surfer Movie. William Newell appears as a Gate Guard at the 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 (Larry Pennell), who doesn't realize who Elly is. Tom Kelly (Bill Quinn), of the studio, tells Dash to go and meet Elly at her dressing room. He also says to be nice to her because she is the owners daughter. But, when he gets to the dressing room, out comes Miss Jane. He now believes she is Elly May.
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 jilted her. He mistakenly thought Miss Jane was Elly and he pursued her instead of Elly. Jed tries to cheer Elly up by getting her a date with another actor, Biff Steele. When Biff comes by the mansion he also mistakes Miss Jane for Elly. Jed decides that the only way Elly can get a man is if she dresses like Miss Jane.
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 when he is distracted by the sight of Elly May. The Clampetts take care of his apparent injuries. The family can't understand his peculiar hipster slang and think he's mentally impaired from the accident.
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 appears as Fred, the man that gets Granny into gambling. Iris Adrian appears as Marge, Fred's wife.
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. Cushing succeeds in getting the Clampetts to transfer all of their money to his bank. But, when he can't show them it all in cash, they decide to put the money back with Drysdale. John Alvin appears as a photographer.
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. Grandon Rhodes appears as the Dog Show Judge. Steve Brodie appears as the armored car guard.
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. The Brewsters don't want to insult the Clampetts, so they stay in the cabin. Every time they try to sneak out during the night they fall into the swimming pool.
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. After a misunderstanding, Jed and Granny think the Countess wants to marry Jethro. 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. Paul De Rolf appears as Beatnik Horace. Marianne Gaba appears as Beatnik Squirrel.
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. Jed manages to convince Sheldon to help bring the three back to normal.
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 as Vice President of Farm Loans. Sue Casey appears as Roberta Graham, Jed's secretary..
10230"The Clampetts Versus Automation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 12, 1965 (1965-05-12)3–30
Leroy Lester (Byron Foulger), a longtime 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. Leroy goes back to the bank, where Mr. Drysdale's computer has now died. Mr. Drysdale offers Leroy his job back, but Leroy informs Mr. Drysdale that he will be taking an extended vacation and staying with his new friends, the Clampetts.
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." Jed and Granny think they have the perfect house in mind for their dream home, their little cabin.
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. Turns out the real reason he is in town is to be inducted into the Army.
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. Peter Leeds appears as a truck driver that gives Granny a lift.
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. Walter Woolf King appears as George Engel, Fine Arts Chairman.

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

Season 4 (1965–66)[edit]

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. Frank Coghlan Jr. appears as a Helmsman.

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 May 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. Granny gets conflicting advice on how to change Mrs. Drysdale back. John Gallaudet appears as Dr. Abbott, a Veterinarian. Tris Coffin appears as Dr. Reimer, a Psychiatrist. Dave Willock appears as an Elevator Starter.
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. After being told that Jed can't accept, the Sheikh, having fallen for Elly May, tries to broker a trade for her. Without Jed knowing, Jethro makes a deal with the Sheikh, but Elly soon puts a stop to it. Phil Gordon appears as a Reporter. Diane Bond and Nai Bonet appear as Harem Girls.
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. Jethro's clumsiness, however, proves the robber's undoing. Paul Bryar appears as the Detective.
1115"Possum Day"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 13, 1965 (1965-10-13)4–5
The Clampetts can't understand why there's nothing in the news about Possum Day in Beverly Hills. When Mr. Drysdale finds out the Clampetts want to go back home because of this, he takes it upon himself to organize one. Granny wants to run for the title of Possum Queen, and needs an opponent to run against. Mr. Drysdale "volunteers" his wife as her challenger, without his wife knowing what's going on.
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. Unbeknownst to Mrs. Drysdale, Mr. Drysdale runs a campaign for her against Granny. Mr. Drysdale goes to great lengths to hide that Possum Day isn't actually a holiday in Beverly Hills. He also goes to various towns trying to get them to hold Possum Day, to no avail.
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. When Linda wants to watch a Hockey game, Jethro wants to learn how to play Hockey. Mr. Drysdale tells Linda if she is nice to Jethro, he'll buy her a new color TV.
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. Meanwhile, Granny has Elly dressed up as a little girl to show Dean she is still in her courting prime.
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 Agnes (Kathleen Freeman) for her instead. Jed as usual, isn't interested. Agnes winds up having a little too much of Granny's "rheumatism medicine". William Bakewell appears as the Chauffeur.
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. Meanwhile, Jethro experiments with his chemistry set in the kitchen. Lester Matthews appears as Mr. Fleming Pendleton and William Forrest appears as John Canady, potential investors. Hal Baylor appears as Joe Leigh, massage therapist.
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 they 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 because they were expecting a country music group. 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 Milburn refuses. When Lowell later learns of the Clampetts, he goes there hoping to get some of their money so he can go back to Las Vegas. Lowell tries teaching them poker and pool, but Jed and Granny are the ones that keep winning.
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, who wants to distribute Granny's cure. Thomas Browne Henry appears as Mr. Parker, a patient.
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. When Jed refuses to sell she turns to bribery and seduction in an attempt to get her way. She manages to get Granny, Elly and Jethro on her side, but Jed still won't sell. Douglass Dumbrille appears as Doug, Tracy's secretary.
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. Mr. Drysdale believes they wanted the horse as an investment, but Granny wants to ride it. Granny is disappointed because she can't get the horse to go any faster than a trot. Elly teaches to horse to run fast. Herb Vigran appears as the horse handler.
12418"The Buggy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 19, 1966 (1966-01-19)4–18
Granny buys a horse and buggy for Mrs. Drysdale so that they can have buggy races, but she gets her an old broken-down mare and names it Lightnin'. Mrs. Drysdale agrees to race when Mr. Drysdale promises her that the Clampetts will leave Beverly Hills if she wins. Jed tries to teach Granny a lesson by switching horses with Granny's champion harness racer, Ladybelle. Granny uses her tonic to put some life back into Lightnin' before the race.
12519"The Cat Burglar"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 26, 1966 (1966-01-26)4–19
After it becomes known that cat burglar Mike Wilcox (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. Elly Mae is determined to keep her kitties safe, so she sets traps for the thief while Jethro decides to play private eye. Mike shows up at the Clampett's residence posing as a detective. While Jethro shows Mike around, Jethro keeps getting caught in Elly's traps. That night, Mike and his partner Bernie (Norm Grabowski) try to rob the mansion. Elly catches Bernie and turns him over to Mike. When Mike and Bernie try to escape, they are caught in one of Elly's outside traps.
12620"The Big Chicken"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 2, 1966 (1966-02-02)4–20
Granny sees an ostrich and thinks her growing tonic 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 Nelson, an ad man who was going to use the ostrich in a campaign for Mr. Drysdale's bank.
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 (Louis Nye) 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. The Brewsters try to explain to Granny about the adoption, but Granny believes that the Brewsters think they are going to a baby store to buy a baby. 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. Phyllis Davis, Joyce Nizzari and Christine Williams appear as the kitty kat girls.
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
Granny has decided it's time for spring cleaning. Jed thinks Granny needs help in cleaning the mansion. He thinks maybe a smaller place in the country would be better. But she believes it's because he wants to put her in an old folks home. Granny wants to head to the hills with her share of the money, which Mr. Drysdale is desperate to avoid. Mr. Drysdale makes Granny the Vice President of the whole building. She decides it's time for spring bank cleaning.
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 Mr. Drysdale gives her an undeserved scolding. Jethro adapts the truck with helicopter blades to avoid traffic, which as usual, doesn't quite work. Venita Wolf appears as Miss Murray, a bank secretary.
13226"The Folk Singers"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 30, 1966 (1966-03-30)4–26
Jethro is bent on becoming an astronaut. Miss Jane tells him he could get more glory being a folk singer. Along the way Jethro invents a new musical device he dubs the Bodine O'Phone. After seeing Jethro with his new instrument, musical agent Kingsley Sherman (Tom D'Andrea) suggests that newly-unemployed Miss Jane team up with Jethro. With a couple wigs and goofy clothes, Kingsley thinks they can be a hit. Thomas Browne Henry appears as Harvey Matthews, a potential depositor. Venita Wolf appears as Miss Murray, secretary.
13327"The Beautiful Maid"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 6, 1966 (1966-04-06)4–27
Drysdale is irate that beautiful actress Ulla Bergstrom (Julie Newmar) is kept on an expensive stipend without making a film. He decides to send her back to Sweden until he becomes smitten with her after meeting her when Chapman (Milton Frome) brings her to the bank. There's a role that requires her to speak as a backwoods character. Miss Hathaway suggests that they let her stay with the Clampetts so that she can pick it up. Meanwhile, Jethro, who appears to be running wild and not doing his chores, is put on a leash by Granny. He plans to leave home until he meets Ulla.
13428"The Bird Watchers"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 13, 1966 (1966-04-13)4–28
Granny remains eager to get Elly to the altar. Miss Jane's date with birdwatcher Professor Biddle (Wally Cox) inspires Mr. Drysdale to blackmail Dash Riprock into going out with Elly May. Unfortunately, Elly May takes interest in the birdwatcher. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale tries to make sure Jed doesn't give Biddle any money to save the Condors.
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. Jed, Granny and Elly believe that Jethro is taking Dash's job away from him. Jethro meets Debbie Haber and falls in love again. Debbie, however, only wants a screen test and plays up to Jethro so she can get to Jed. Dick Winslow appears as a man. Jack Bannon appears as Bob, a cameraman. Phil Gordon appears as a Second Assistant. Pat Harrington Jr. appears as the 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. Professor Biddle asks Miss Jane's help in hatching a condor egg, which she misinterprets as a marriage proposal. Jane gives Biddle a sip of the tonic 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. But, he has a hard time finding a girl to join him in it. 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 a real college, Jethro enrolls in Frisby Business Secretarial college that takes his money and graduates him early. Mr. Drysdale, believing he could never get a college degree, promises Jethro a job at the bank if he got one. At his new bank job, Jethro hires all his classmates. Not knowing what it is, Elly May attends a College of Judo and Karate. Louise Lorimer appears as the Dean of Frisby college. Hope Summers appears as Miss Pringle. Gloria Neil appears as Miss Plumpett.

Season 5 (1966–67)[edit]

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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. Jethro's attempt at setting up a party line with the phone results in the neighborhood losing power. 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 tries to convince Jed to let her go on TV. Jed thinks it would be dishonest to let her win using Granny's soup. Stafford Clark (Gavin Gordon), the head of the soup company and Roger Dickerback (Stephen Dunne), a representative of the advertising agency come by to get Jed's signature allowing Elly to go on TV. To appease Granny, Mr. Drysdale gets Miss Jane to dress up as Jed to sign the papers. Steve Pendleton appears as the TV Director.

Note: Max Baer Jr. does not appear on this episode.
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 tells Jethro to buy a convertible and invite Susie to go on a double date with Elly May and him. When Susie learns Jethro knows Dash, she agrees to go on the date. Do to Jethro's bungling, the date does not go well. Dash 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 young woman named Rita (Gayle Hunnicutt) poses as Emaline Fetty, an acquaintance from back home. The Clampetts insist she stay with them for awhile. She is actually a con-artist and hopes to blackmail Jed with some compromising photographs. Colonel Foxhall (Leon Ames), Rita's partner, brings the pictures to Mr. Drysdale and demands one million dollars. When they all go over to the Clampetts with the pictures, Jed says he'll do the right thing and marry Emaline. She, naturally, wants nothing to do with that option and leaves.
1435"The Badgers Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)5–5
Lieutenant Richards (David Frankham) brings Colonel Foxhall to the Clampetts to be identified. Due to the Colonel's fast talking, the Clampetts come to believe that the Lieutenant is the criminal. Mr. Drysdale arrives to explain who Richards is. Colonel Foxhall attempts to woo Granny, and now she won't let Richards arrest him. Meanwhile, Jethro decides to sophisticate Emaline to help her evade the police. But, she has bigger plans for blackmailing Mr. Drysdale with her cuckoo clock camera. However, 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
Jethro is chopping wood while a chimpanzee named May Bell watches. He wishes that he could teach May Bell to chop wood. When Elly May comes by, she and Jethro talk and decide that they want a gorilla. 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. Tom quits and leaves Drysdale with the gorilla suit. Drysdale puts the suit on and drives off with Miss Jane. The Clampetts go to the zoo and get another gorilla.
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. Jed asks Drysdale to bring Tom Kelly over because Jed would like to buy Herby from him. Tom comes up with a plan. Mr. Drysdale will wear the gorilla suit while Tom tells Jed that Herby is not for sale. When Jed offers $10,000, Tom accepts and drives off, leaving Mr. Drysdale in the gorilla suit.
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 Russell Tinsley (Paul Reed). When Tinsley comes by the house to check on things, Granny chases him away. Tinsley then threatens to shut down Granny's soap making. Jed decides to run against him in an upcoming election when he misunderstands Mr. Drysdale's advice. Jethro claims to have invented a small device to remove smog from cars. Believing the device works, Tinsley agrees to leave Granny alone and Jed drops out of the race. Then Tinsley sees the giant filter that goes along with the device. Tom Hatten appears as Tinsley's Assistant.
1479"Clampett Cha Cha Cha"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 9, 1966 (1966-11-09)5–9
Out-of-work vaudeville team Marvin (Frank Faylen) and Marita (Iris Adrian) offer Granny free in-home dance lessons in a scheme to get a foot in the door and hopefully sell the Clampetts additional lessons. Believing the schemers have lost their lease on their dance school, Jed and Granny generously offer to have Marvin and Marita bring their other students to the Clampett mansion. Of, course, there are no other students. Mr. Drysdale comes by to get rid of the dancers, but Marvin manages to convince Drysdale that he's a great dancer. Thinking the ungrateful students have left Marvin and Marita because they lost their lease, the Clampetts set out to get them some new students. Drysdale gets Marvin and Marita a job at the Bankers Convention Variety Show.
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, fearing potential embarrassment, convinces John Brewster to put Jed to work on the board of directors of O.K. Oil Company. Jed wants to help Brewster get more oil. Brewster discovers that oil losses in a Beverly Hills section of a pipeline are due to the Clampetts accidentally tapping the line. 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. Barry Kelley appears as E. W. Brachner, O.K. Oil Board Member.Tommy Farrell appears as the Pilot. Jack Grinnage appears as the Co-pilot. C. Lindsay Workman appears as Mr. Peterson.
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. Granny runs herself ragged entertaining both men separately in the house at the same time. Both men decide they've had enough and go to the casino together. Jo Ann Pflug appears as a casino employee and friend of Lowell's.
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. They go to see her and try to lift up her spirits by saying they like her movies and that they're still being shown in their hometown. Jed decides to ask Chapman (Milton Frome), who runs his movie studio, to make a silent movie with Swanson and the Clampetts in it. George N. Neise appears as Mr. Foley, in charge of the auction. Frank Sully appears as a Mover. Dan White appears as a Man at the movie premier.
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. He also sets up a Bird Watchers and Woodchucks get-together, so the bird watchers can come to Jethro's initiation. The initiation is interrupted by one of Jethro's achievement award attempts.
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. Bobs Watson appears as Harry Hogan, assistant 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 that the Drysdales are broke and she is selling all of her good clothes. They want to buy them back for her as a Christmas present. They can't money out of the bank because Mr. Drysdale would find out. So to keep it a secret, the Clampetts take seasonal jobs in a department store, with Jethro as the store Santa. They manage to get Mrs. Drysdale arrested for shoplifting. James Millhollin appears as the store manager. Bruce Hyde appears as the Floorwalker.
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: the Clampetts spot the flying saucer in Drysdale's backyard along with the Martian actors he hired (Frank Delfino, Jerry Maren and Billy Curtis). The Clampetts invite the Martians over for something to eat. But, as the actors only speak Italian, Granny gets annoyed with them. When Drysdale's plan falls through, he tries to pay off the actors with the Drysdale dollars. John Alvin appears as a Photographer.
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. Mr. Drysdale, trying to impress Jed, makes a lot of promises to Hogg that he can't keep. Jed, however, believes Hogg has eyes for Granny. When Hogg learns how much money Granny has, he is about to propose. But, before he can, Drysdale shows up with a check in order to get rid of Hogg.
15618"Granny Retires"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanJanuary 11, 1967 (1967-01-11)5–18
Granny wants to go back to the hills and take her share of the money. That means she'll have to retire from doctorin'. She needs to train someone to take over her doctoring and Elly and Jethro are her first choices. Drysdale gets Dr. Clyburn (Fred Clark) to volunteer, promising him money for his medical charity. Drysdale comes by, pretending to be sick, so Granny will have someone to cure. This backfires when Elly and Jethro start to work on him. Meanwhile, Granny 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
Feeling burdened by their wealth, Jed and Granny decide to donate all of their millions to Ginny Jennings (Sheila James) and her two college friends. The girls are seeking funds for a phony foundation for needy UCLA college students. Drysdale does anything he can to win the girls account for the bank. Only problem is, Ginny feels a little guilty cashing the 68 million dollar check. Heading back home, the Clampetts run out of fuel before they get out of Los Angeles and decide to make the best out of the situation. They want to clear part of a park and take up sharecropping. The Park Ranger runs the family off the land. Ginny gives Jed the check back. Bernadette Withers appears as Lucy.
15820"The Indians Are Coming"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 1, 1967 (1967-02-01)5–20
Granny misinterprets a phone call from Cousin Pearl and believes Indians have attacked in Bug Tussle and have taken over Clampett land. In reality, there is a simple boundary dispute. Chief Running Wolf and Little Fox (John Considine) travel to Beverly Hills to settle the dispute with Jed. Granny prepares for war and expects to be scalped by the "red devils". Mr. Drysdale goes to war to protect the Clampett fortune. Drysdale calls Chapman at the movie studio and tells him to send some actors dressed as Indians to the mansion. He hopes Granny will believe she fought them off and not go back to the hills to fight them. 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. Linda Oliver, from the dating service, takes a fancy to Jethro when she finds out how much money Jed has. But, because Jethro thinks he's intended for Mrs. Peabody, he tries to get Linda interested in Jed. Jed tells Jethro he's interested in Mrs. Peabody. In the end, everyone gets a date, including Granny and Elly.
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 the 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. Thanks to an idea from Miss Jane, 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
Jethro decides to get a job and he goes to the movie studio to become a director or a producer. 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 get Granny to believe there is a curse on the house. When the gypsies learn how much money the Clampetts have, they decide to run another scam on Granny involving a marriage prophecy. Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane dress as gypsies hoping to counter whatever Narda and Yerko have planned. Granny thinks gypsy Mr. Drysdale is whom she is supposed to marry and wants nothing to do with him.
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 King Alexander of Sabalia (Jacques Bergerac), believing he has a lot of money. Alexander, who is actually in need of money, works as a busboy on a yacht. Mrs. Drysdale intends on setting the King up with her recently divorced niece Doreen (Victoria Carroll). Doreen mistakes a uniformed Jethro for the King and is quickly unimpressed. Mr. Drysdale finds out the King is broke. Elly is also unimpressed with Alexander and turns down his marriage proposal. Edward Ashley appears as the yacht owner.
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. Granny wants to buy it from the Drysdales because she has plans for turning it into future meals. Elly knows it's a hippo and sees it as another pet. In the end, Mr. Drysdale sends the hippo to the children's zoo.
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 spring tonic. Dr. Clyburn (Fred Clark) is determined to get her to stop, so he 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. At Clyburn's office, Granny notices that he doesn't have any patients, not knowing it's his afternoon off. The Clampetts decide that Clyburn needs to advertise. They all act in a TV commercial promoting Clyburn.
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. But Gladys is on to his plan and is determined to beat him at his own game. In the end, Gladys changes her mind about being a star. Bobs Watson appears as Harry Hogan. John Alvin appears as Harry Barth the photographer.
16729"The Little Monster"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberApril 12, 1967 (1967-04-12)5–29
Jethro wants to open a five-second car wash by dunking cars in their pool. Meanwhile, the Clampetts agree to watch Drysdale's nephew Milby (Teddy Eccles) but they didn'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. Drysdale punishes Milby by taking away his money belt.
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 chimpanzee that was taking them. Granny wants to start a feud with Mrs. Drysdale but Jed says she should forgive her. When that doesn't work, Granny's back to feuding. 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. Granny begs Mrs. Drysdale and Mr. Ted to bury her and spare the others. They explain to her that the holes in the ground are dahlia beds and not graves. (Most recently restored)

Season 6 (1967–68)[edit]

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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, whom he dresses up as an oaf. Miss Jane tells Jethro that oafs are men, so Mr. Drysdale now must wear the clothes. The Clampetts head to the airport, with Miss Jane and Mr. Drysdale to follow on a later flight. 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 leave Beverly Hills for England to check out their new castle. They stop first in San Francisco, where Jethro, thinking they are in England, points out all of the London landmarks. On the flight over Jethro, the Royal Taster, insists on sampling the airline's food before it's served to Jed. Once they land in England, Jethro and Elly try to see the Queen. Jed and Granny head to a chemist's shop to replace her medical supplies that had been impounded by Customs. The elderly chemist (Alan Napier) doesn't understand what Granny wants and begins to quote Shakespeare's Sonnets. Granny thinks he's courting her. When Jethro and Elly return they all head off for their castle. Hugh Dempster and John Orchard appear as Customs Inspectors. Ernest Clark appears as Cedric Giles-Evans. John Barron appears as the Chauffeur. Larry J. Blake appears as a Cab Driver.
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. Sheila Fearn appears as a Young Lady.
1724"Robin Hood of Griffith Park"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 27, 1967 (1967-09-27)6–4
Mr. Drysdale tells Jed that if he stays at the castle, he'll have to pay 10 million dollars back tax. Granny wants to leave England until she thinks the feudal system means feuding with the neighboring castle. Meanwhile, Jethro wants to live the life of Robin Hood. Before they leave, Jed gives Mr. Faversham a check for the 10 million. 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 (Alan Reed Jr. and Laurel Goodwin) 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 is first made to wear hippie clothes. Then he is given Robin Hood clothes. Drysdale is later confronted by two park policemen who think he's crazy. When the hippies find out what crawdads really are, they decide to leave Jethro and the forest. Victor French appears as Tony the policeman. The band Peppermint Trolley Company perform.
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
Mr. Drysdale is released from jail after being arrested for the tank incident in the park. Back at the bank he finds out his picture is on the front of the newspaper. Jethro reports to the induction center after getting his draft notice. An Army psychologist (King Donovan) thinks Jethro is a genius in the way he pretends to be crazy to avoid military service. Paul Reed appears as Colonel Stark. Joe Conley appears as a Sergeant.
1768"Mr. Universe Muscles In"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberOctober 25, 1967 (1967-10-25)6–8
Banker John Cushing (Roy Roberts) has set Elly up with Troy Apollo (John Ashley). When Mr. Drysdale hears about it, he first sets Elly May up with a new beau and he's Mr. Universe Dave Draper. Jed and Granny are concerned about his muscles. Doctor Granny is convinced he is afflicted with barbell bloat and aims to cure him. When Troy arrives Drysdale makes him believe Miss Jane is Elly and Troy leaves in a hurry. Draper suggests that Elly is pretty enough to be "Miss Universe" which has the Clampetts thinking that he wants to marry her. Cushing sends Troy back and this time Troy believes Granny is Elly and leaves.
1779"A Plot for Granny"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 1, 1967 (1967-11-01)6–9
Granny's birthday is coming up. Since Granny can't plant crops in their yard, Jed thinks the solution is to buy her a plot of land somewhere else as a gift. 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. Jesse White appears as Mr. Mortimer, Happy Valley's 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 hillbilly socialite widow. Mrs. Drysdale and her snooty friends are misled to believe Adaline is a real socialite jet setter. Mrs. Drysdale asks Granny if Adaline could be her house-guest for a couple weeks. Adaline shows up at a shocked Mrs. Drysdale's doorstep.
17911"Jethro's Military Career"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 15, 1967 (1967-11-15)6–11
Jethro wants to join the Navy and become a frogman. 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 Moon Maidens there. Jethro buys a rocket to fly to the moon. He then uses Granny's moonshine as rocket fuel. Jethro has to be rescued at sea by a navy helicopter.
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, because Granny forced him to. 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 starting up again. Granny prepares to help with the fight. She and Elly go to the Reserves HQ to do some spying. William Mims appears as General Grant. Bobby Pickett appears as a Lieutenant. Harry Fleer appears as Col. Chittlen.
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". Grant and Granny discover they have something in common after all.
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. Granny calls Mr. Drysdale and threatens to take her money out of the bank because he left when the fighting started. Gen. Grant upsets Granny when he starts to make a play for Elly. 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 Dash Riprock's (Larry Pennell) new TV series "Bachelor Sheriff Knows Best" is occurring. Jethro mistakenly thinks he has been chosen, only to find out they want Elly's pet chimpanzee Cousin Bessie instead. Jethro even ruins Cousin Bessie's chance when he becomes her agent and changes her appearance. Theo Marcuse appears as Von Schlepper, the director. Milton Frome appears as Lawrence Chapman.
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 painting winds up winning. Frank Richards appears as a Truck Driver.
18517"The Clampetts Play Cupid"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 27, 1967 (1967-12-27)6–17
Granny asks Elly when she's going to marry Dash Riprock. Elly says that she's not going to marry Dash as she wants a man who'll live in the country in a log cabin and raise pigs. Granny decides it's time to do a little matchmaking for Dash. 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
Jed is worried that Granny is working herself to death with housework. Based upon Mrs. Drysdale's recommendation, Mr. Drysdale hires Mrs. Meek (Fran Ryan) as a housekeeper for the Clampetts. However, she is quite uninterested in doing housework. Once they realize this, Mr. Drysdale and Granny try to think of a way to get rid of her. Mrs. Meek saves them the trouble when she eventually quits.
18719"The Diner"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 10, 1968 (1968-01-10)6–19
Jethro's latest decision in life is to open a restaurant. Mr. Drysdale is reluctant to let the Clampetts spend a penny more than they have to, so he offers to look for a suitable place to open a restaurant. He finds one, but it's little more than a condemned dump that not even a hungry trucker would stop at. Still, Jethro is thrilled, and before long, they've opened "The Happy Gizzard". But, Jethro is having no luck attracting customers. Venita Wolf appears as Suzie.
18820"Topless Anyone?"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 17, 1968 (1968-01-17)6–20
Jethro's new diner the Hungry Gizzard isn't attracting any customers. After driving by all the restaurants that have the most customers Jethro realizes that they all have something in common. 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. Mr. Vanderponts buys the Hungry Gizzard from Jethro. Robert Foulk appears as a Truck Driver.
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, which sends 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. Jed figures out that the snow and wolves are not real. Mr. Drysdale blames Miss Jane for the hoax and Jed thanks her for trying to make Granny happy. Now they just need to make sure Granny doesn't find out.
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. Jed tries explaining to Granny that womenfolk in the city don't settle their differences through violence. Jethro says "Yes they do" and tells about the women wrestlers on TV. While watching "The Boston Strong Girl" beat up on "Rebecca of Donnybrook Farm", Granny believes the wrestling is real. She decides to rescue Rebecca. Later, as Jed and Elly are still watching the program, they witness Granny jump into the ring and teach the Boston Strong Girl why not to beat up on a Tennessee girl.
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 and Jed writes a check to pay off the mortage on Rebecca's farm. Mr. Booth expects the check to bounce and then he can force Granny to fight. After Mr. Drysdale tears up the check, Booth brings Rebecca's "parents" (Merie Earle & Jerry Brutsche) for a visit. Granny, Jed and Elly are convinced to fight. But Granny doesn't need any help to beat the Boston Strong Girl and her parents (Mike Mazurki & Margo Epper).
19224"Jethro Proposes"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 21, 1968 (1968-02-21)6–24
Granny is worried about Miss Jane's spinsterhood 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. Fritz Feld appears as a Waiter.
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 is sad because she has no one to doctor. Granny confuses a soap opera with real life and decides her doctoring can save Dr. Rex Goodbody (John Dehner) from a terminal illness. Mr. Drysdale believes Granny is just a big fan of Goodbodys. He coerces Goodbody into visiting Granny. Knowing he's being written off the show, Goodbody makes a play for Granny and her money. That doesn't go well and Granny chases him out of the house. Grandon Rhodes appears as a Doctor.
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. Meanwhile, Jethro and Ilse give one of Mrs. Drysdale's dog a haircut, which she actually likes.
19628"The Crystal Gazers"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 20, 1968 (1968-03-20)6–28
Jethro tries to see the future with a plastic crystal ball he ordered. Granny believes she has psychic abilities and 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 Milburn through the cabin's door. Granny decides Mr. Drysdale needs a head transplant. But before Granny can operate, Mr. Drysdale comes around. Drysdale proceeds to start filming 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 Halsey whom 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. Meanwhile, believing she is a wealthy business owner, Mr. Drysdale flies Myrtle in to visit Granny. Phil Arnold appears as a Maintenance Man.

Note: Roy Clark plays a dual role as Cousin Roy and Mother Myrtle.

Season 7 (1968–69)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
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. Richard Caldicot appears as John Faversham.

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, they try to meet with the Queen to give her the deed to Canada. The Clampetts then go to their castle where Granny would like to reignite a year-old feud with the neighboring castle. Their butler Faversham 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. Donald Bisset appears as Tetley. Jack Bannon appears as Customs Assistant. Alister Williamson appears as Hotel Doorman.
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 1 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. Sandra jokingly tells Jethro that she will marry him, but he thinks she's serious. Granny and Jed are upset over the idea that Jethro will marry what they think is an ugly woman. But when the Colonel tells them there will be no wedding, Granny feels jilted. Miss Jane explains to them that who they think is Sandra is actually a boy. The Clampetts finally meet Sandra and they have a celebration, everyone dressed in kilts.
2035"Ghost of Clampett Castle"Joseph DepewBuddy AtkinsonOctober 23, 1968 (1968-10-23)7–5
In an attempt to get the Clampetts to move back to California, 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. Jethro holds a seance to get rid of the ghost. Mr. Drysdale dresses like a ghost, hoping to scare the Clampetts. But Granny has a shot gun full of rock salt and shoots the ghost.
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. Miss Jane agrees to come over and fill in for Granny while she is away. Miss Jane hurts her back and Jed is trying to hold her up. Granny thinks Jed has fallen in love with Miss Jane. Mr. Drysdale see the two of them together and starts to believe the two will get married. Drysdale then begins to treat Jane like a queen, until he finds out from Jed that there will be no wedding. Aron Kincaid appears as Cliff.

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 Maria, 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. When Mr. Drysdale learns Granny is coming home, he goes to the Clampetts to fire Marie. But once there, he falls in love with her cooking.

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 feels useless with Maria, the Italian cook, around. Jed tries to fire Maria, but she doesn't understand him. Meanwhile, love-struck Jethro hopes to marry Maria. Jethro then believes that Jed wants to steal Maria away from him and challenges him to a gladiator duel. Jed talks Granny into making peace and she teaches Maria some of her dishes.
2079"Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 20, 1968 (1968-11-20)7–9
Lester Flatt, his wife Gladys (Joi Lansing), and Earl Scruggs visit the Clampetts dressed up as Bonnie and Clyde because they have just come 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 bookkeeper, abandoned his post. To get back at Homer, Mr. Drysdale dresses up as a bank robber but gets caught by the police. Drysdale steals Miss Jane's idea to have everyone dress up as crooks for a "Super Banker" commercial. However, the commercial doesn't go quite as Drysdale planned.
20810"The Thanksgiving Spirit"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 27, 1968 (1968-11-27)7–10

The Clampetts want to visit Hooterville to celebrate Thanksgiving with the inhabitants. Mr. Drysdale doesn't want them to go, because he's afraid they'll stay there and take their money with them. He even takes off some parts of their trucks motor. Miss Jane lets the Clampetts use her car. Everyone in Hooterville believes Jethro is a big Hollywood producer. He tries to convince the lovely Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo that he can make them movie stars. They naively fall for his phony showbiz talk. Meanwhile, Eb Dawson is smitten with Elly.

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

While feeding Elly's critters, Mr. Drysdale tells Miss Jane how he still believes the Clampetts will move to Hooterville. The Clampetts return 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 (Larry Pennell) to play homespun country boy Homer Noodleman. Granny insists on meeting Homer's father. Drysdale forces Miss Jane to dress as Noble Noodleman with the promise of a large reward. When Miss Jane figures out that Drysdale mislead her about the reward, she turns the tables on him.

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
Granny's birthday in coming up soon. Jethro, in search of a new identity, replaces their old truck with various modern hot rods. Granny over hears Jed and Jethro talking about the old truck and thinks they are talking about her. Jethro then has the truck turned into a hot rod. Granny wants to stay with the old truck and has it restored to the way it was. To prove how good the old truck is Granny races Jethro in his hot rod. Lonnie Burr appears as Medicine Man.
21113"The Week Before Christmas"Ralph LevyPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 18, 1968 (1968-12-18)7–13

Jethro receives letters from both Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo. Because he fooled them into believing he is a big producer, they both fool him by agreeing to marry him. 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. Jethro decides to stay home with Mr. Drysdale so he doesn't have to face Bobbie Jo and Billie Jo.

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. Sam talks to Elly about her marrying Eb. Granny overhears and mistakenly believes Sam wants to marry Elly. Mr. Drysdale, convinced that Mr. Clampett intends to move all of his money to Mr. Drucker's bank, drives to Hooterville to stop him. Mike Minor sings his single "One Day At A Time".

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. Stacy King appears as Kathy King. George Dunn appears as Bailiff. Hank Worden appears as Harry.

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. Mr. Drysdale is excited about getting a big time talent agent to lease part of the bank. Then he finds out it's Jethro who's taking 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. Roy decides to go back home, but Elly talks him out of it.
21618"Cousin Roy in Movieland"Joseph DepewDick WessonJanuary 29, 1969 (1969-01-29)7–18
Mr. Drysdale is trying to figure out how he can get his rent money from client-less Jethro. Under threat of eviction, 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 guitar player likeable. Jed and Ellie are dismayed. Roy tells Jethro that he can't perform with the new image and Jethro tears up his contract. Then they all learn that Roy's country record is a smash hit.
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. Mr. Drysdale talks the other Clampetts into taking 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. Venita Wolf appears as Suzy. Seamon Glass appears as Julie Andrews.
21820"The Phantom Fifth Floor"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 12, 1969 (1969-02-12)7–20
With Jed Clampett Enterprises firmly 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. Meanwhile, Jed agrees to let Jethro open his talent agency at the mansion. Armstrong visits the floor anyway. After speaking to Granny and Jed about Jethro and what the two of them are doing there, he believes it to be a place for occupational therapy. When Elly tells everyone that Jethro is coming back because there are no stars where he is, Armstrong knows the therapy is needed.
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. Drysdale pretends to be on the Clampetts side. Meanwhile, Homer Cratchit now has a full head of hair thanks to Granny. Thinking they've caused Drysdale enough trouble, Jed says they will leave. But after seeing what a good friend Drysdale was for sticking up for them, they decide to stay.

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. Jed and Granny decide they want to close up shop and vacate the 5th floor.
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 and leave him at the mercy of Elly's terrible cooking, Jethro tries to sabotage this supposed romance. When Sam arrives, Jethro tells him that many handsome actors are pursuing Granny. Jethro gets Dash Riprock to dress up like the Lone Ranger and pretend to be one of Granny's many suitors.

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 hears about 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. The Guru seems to have a fondness for money, alcohol and women. 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 (Paul Newlan), head of a running club. Granny doesn't understand the concept and thinks Margaret is trying to kill Milburn. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale needs a doctors note saying he is in perfect health to be able to join Detweiler's club. Knowing that no real doctor will sign the note, Miss Jane takes him to see Dr. Granny. Ellie and Jethro become enthusiastic and form "Jethro's Joggers". Drysdale collapses while jogging with Detweiler, so Detweiler comes back and insults Dr. Granny. Granny proceeds to out jog Detweiler.
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 and he wanders into their backyard. The Clampetts befriend him, thinking he's a hill country man down on his luck. Tristram Coffin appears as Mr. Tucker. Jack Bannon appears as Policeman.

Season 8 (1969–70)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
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. She wants to go back to the hills to find Elly a man. Granny tells Mr. Drysdale and he once again is worried they will take their money with them to the hills. Jethro says he can bring some college boys over to meet Elly. But it turns out they are more college protesters than college students. Granny, Jed and Elly leave for the hills. 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, Jethro continues his college protests. 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. Unfortunately, Mr. Parnell (Walter Woolf King), the new president of the Bankers Association, comes by and sees hippie Drysdale. Shug Fisher appears as Shorty Kellems.
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 keeps up her efforts to get Elly married, extolling her virtues to all the bachelors at the fair. Back at the mansion, Mr. Drysdale is tired of cooking for Jethro and Elly's critters. Slim Wilson appears as Man #1. Paul De Rolf appears as Man #2. Pauline Stroud appears as Woman.
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. Ellie enters a cake baking contest and Granny is worried that when people find out how bad it is, it will turn off potential suitors. A man buys the cake and uses it as a millstone. Miss Jane lends a hand in Granny's race to get Elly May married-off before Elverna Bradshaw's daughter. While bird watching, Jane meets Matthew Templeton wandering in the woods and thinks he is perfect for Elly.
2295"Wedding Plans"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 22, 1969 (1969-10-22)8–5
Granny talks up Elly's virtues to Matthew Templeton and believes he's willing to marry her. Granny calls Mr. Drysdale and tells him to bring Jed's money. The family begins to make plans for Elly May's upcoming wedding to Matthew. Granny keeps rubbing it in to Elverna that Elly will be married first and Granny will win the bet they have. Mr. Drysdale arrives and learns the Clampetts will put their money in the bank of Bugtussle. He decides that he will buy the bank.
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 from Jethro 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. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale comes back to Silver Dollar City after buying the bank of Bugtussle and learns the Clampetts are gone.
2317"The Clampetts in New York"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 5, 1969 (1969-11-05)8–7
After arriving in New York, the police give Honest John a twenty four hour notice to leave. Miss Jane and Mr. Drysdale try to get there to stop the con job. Believing they bought Central Park, the Clampetts find a spot to build a cabin. Honest John continues to show Jed around New York trying to "sell" him as many landmarks as possible. Jethro and then Jed come across some muggers, who soon find out how strong Jethro and Jed are. Honest John tells the Clampetts he has to leave. Feeling guilty after the Clampetts treated him so nice, Honest John gives Jed back all the money he took from him. Dick Wesson appears as a Cabbie. Norm Grabowski appears as First Mugger.
2328"Manhattan Hillbillies"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 12, 1969 (1969-11-12)8–8
While searching for the Clampetts in the park, Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane encounter the muggers. The Clampetts settle on their new property of Central Park and Jed starts building a log cabin. Police Officer O'Sullivan (Sean McClory) confronts Granny and after coming to believe she is Irish, he leaves her alone. Granny looks for possums but meets the muggers instead, giving them a lesson in manners. Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane finally find the Clampetts. They start to feel homesick and decide to return to California. Sammy Davis Jr. makes a cameo as Irish cop Sgt. Patrick Muldoon.
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. Judith McConnell appears as Jeanne Leeds.
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. Shorty would like to go to a big Hollywood party. Mr. Drysdale misunderstands a conversation and mistakenly believes Shorty is wealthier than Jed and he would like to win his account. But Shorty doesn't trust banks. A couple of Mr. Drysdale's secretaries promise to take Shorty to a big party at the bank if he deposits his money there. Mr. Drysdale sets up a "Roman Orgy" at the bank for Shorty. Mrs. Drysdale shows up and drags Mr. Drysdale out of the office.
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 leave. Drysdale enlists the secretarial pool to persuade Jed not to. Jed tells Shorty he should marry a girl from the hills and hints that he should find a girl like his daughter Elly May. This encourages Shorty to write a note asking Elly to marry him. Jed (who tricked Shorty into proposing to his daughter) tells Shorty he actually slipped the note under Granny's door. Shorty leaves in a hurry.
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. He, who after ten years, is still a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. 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 reluctantly gives Lance a job as vice president of the bank. Apparently, during the hero's welcome, the bank gets robbed. Lance takes an interest in Elly May.
23814"Our Hero the Banker"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 24, 1969 (1969-12-24)8–14
The Clampetts drop by the Drysdale home to wish Lance good luck on his first day at the bank. Granny's feud with Mrs. Drysdale continues. 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 50 cent allowance in the bank.
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. Steve tries to explain to Jethro that he shouldn't be wearing the uniform as it is impersonating an officer. But, Jethro doesn't quite understand. Jed wants to invest in an airplane with one Mr. "Howard Hewes" (Guy Raymond). Mr. Drysdale believes it to be the real Howard Hughes. Drysdale, seeing dollar signs as usual, plans to leave for Hooterville right away, hoping to get Hughes to put some of his fortune in the Commerce Bank.

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, Miss Jane and three singing secretaries arrive in Hooterville. The Shady Rest is full of presents that Drysdale bought with. Granny thinks they are for her and that Sam sent them. Drysdale fawns all over Howard after he meets him. Mr. Drysdale is then greatly disappointed when he discovers Jed has gone into business with plain farmer "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. Secretary Gloria comes by the Clampett mansion to drop off some papers and drives off with Shorty. Elverna, thinking Elly's chimp is Shorty sleeping in the back of the car, heads off to Las Vegas to get married.
24218"Marry Me, Shorty"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 21, 1970 (1970-01-21)8–18
Elverna discovers Elly's chimp is in the car and not Shorty. Gloria drops Shorty back at the mansion. Shorty tells Elverna they'll get married once he has his bachelor party. Confused by Jed's phone call, Mr. Drysdale says he will give Shorty a party at the bank. Elverna finds out from Jethro about the Harem Girl party Drysdale is going to throw. Granny and Elverna decide to dress up and crash the party. Jean Bell appears as Sugar Jean Bell.
24319"Shorty Spits the Hook"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 28, 1970 (1970-01-28)8–19
Jed catches Shorty several times trying to sneak out of the house so as to not have to marry Elverna. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale has cheated Miss Bell out of her bonus for coming up with the Harem Bachelor party idea. Miss Jane tells Drysdale that Miss Bell's little brother Cookie would like to meet him. Cookie turns out to be anything but little. Cookie is joined by his big brother, who is even bigger. Drysdale decides to pay Miss Bell her bonus. Miss Jane suggests they use some of the pictures from the Harem Party as an add for the bank. In a last-ditch desperation attempt to avoid marrying Elverna, Shorty pretends to be addicted to gambling which he knows she's against. Drysdale gets himself in trouble with Miss Bell's brothers again.
24420"Three-Day Reprieve"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 4, 1970 (1970-02-04)8–20
Shorty continues to resist marrying Elverna and has run off again. Shad and Jed learn there is a three day waiting period before the wedding. Shorty has locked himself in the bank's secretarial pool. Shad and Jed get him back to the mansion, only to have Shorty sneak out again. Shorty is back at the secretarial pool, but this time he took Jethro with him. To track the reluctant groom Jed has Shad put a bell on him. Miss Jane shows Shorty a "Doctored" photo of Elverna in a bathing suit. But after really seeing her in a bathing suit, Shorty runs off to the secretarial pool 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. To make sure Shorty gets married, Jed and Shad build a cage for Shorty. But Jethro gets out-smarted and lets Shorty go. Shorty heads to the bank's secretarial pool. Mr. Drysdale brings Shorty back to the mansion. While rehearsing for the wedding, a handcuffed Shorty tricks Jethro several times into letting him go. Shorty is caught again, put in the cage again and Jethro is once again tricked into letting him go. He is caught at the bank and handcuffed to secretary Gloria. A confused Judge marries Shorty and Gloria.
24622"Annul That Marriage"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 18, 1970 (1970-02-18)8–22
Even though Shorty and Gloria are married, Elverna brings Shorty to the mansion to lock him in the cage again until the wedding can be annulled. Hoping to convince her she should annul her marriage, Jed offers Gloria a taste of country living by offering her a stay in their little cabin in back. Granny briefly thinks that Jed has married Gloria. Shorty tricks Jethro again and gets out of the cage. After Granny has her do several chores, Gloria decides farm life is not for her. Because the marriage license was made out for Shorty and Elverna, Shorty's marriage to Gloria is invalid.
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. The girls from the bank secretarial pool move in. When Jethro finds out, he wants to be part of the action, but Shorty won't let him in the mansion. Jed begins to suspect something is going on. When he enters the mansion he finds Jethro trying to sneak in dressed as a girl. Jed tells Shorty he needs to move back to the hills.
24824"Simon Legree Drysdale"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 4, 1970 (1970-03-04)8–24
Shorty's been sent back to the hills. But the Clampetts still have all his girl boarders to deal with in the mansion. Jean Bell's brothers ask Mr. Drysdale why she moved out of their house. He tells them that Jean is living in luxury at the Clampett mansion and they should go and see the place. Jean has volunteered to do some chores around the mansion. Mr. Drysdale has serious trouble when Jean's brothers get the mistaken idea that he has enslaved their sister.
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 he will build a giant fan to blow all the smog out of Los Angeles. Jed has a hard time getting some money from Mr. Drysdale. Jed tells him the project is a secret, but it has to do with the San Bernardino Mountains. Mr.Drysdale thinks Jed has struck oil there. Honest John 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. Meanwhile, 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. Drysdale sends Miss Jane to find out the location where Jed plans to drill. Flo and John go to the Clampetts to continue the smog removal scam. Flo goes as Honest John's Spanish mother. Miss Jane finds out from Granny that Jed is drilling to remove smog , not drilling for oil. But to teach Drysdale a lesson, she won't tell him. 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. Drysdale finds out that he spent a fortune on useless land.

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)[edit]

(This season an "edited" version of the opening credits, without the ballad, is used.)
No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
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. Jed writes a check for one million dollars and gives it the Schafer, who says he will give it to the President. To get even more money from Jed, Honest John plans to sell Jed the White House. Flo dresses like a Native American and claims to own the land that the White House is built on. After some conversation, Sitting Hawk (Flo) agrees to sell the White House to Jed. The Clampetts then ask a White House Guard (Richard Erdman) if they can see the President. Thinking they are crazy, the Guard gets them into a car to be taken away.
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. Honest John comes up with a story as to why they couldn't visit the White House. Meanwhile, Mr. Drysdale is selling tickets to school children to see Elly's animals. Miss Jane informs him that Jed has written two $1 million dollar checks. Drysdale tells her to fly to D.C. and get the Clampetts. Honest John proceeds to sell Jed 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. Cliff Norton appears as a Waiter.
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 up to meet Elly May. After explaining to Granny what he does, she believes that he is half man and half frog. Mark wants to show Elly his diving suit by the cement pond. Granny sees Mark with his diving pants on and is even more convinced the water turns him into a man frog. Granny tries to tell what she thinks to Jed, but he thinks she's been at her moonshine.
2555"Don't Marry a Frogman"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 20, 1970 (1970-10-20)9–5
Ellie continues dating Mark Templeton 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. Granny then gives Mark a potion to drink. After Mark leaves, Granny finds a frog outside. She believes that her potion worked the wrong way and turned Mark completely into the frog. Granny speaks with Miss Jane and somehow gets the idea that if Elly kissed the frog, it would turn Mark back. When Granny sees Mark again, she thinks her advice to Elly worked.
2566"Doctor, Cure My Frog"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 27, 1970 (1970-10-27)9–6
Granny is desperate to keep Mark from being a frog so he can eventually marry Ellie. She even checks his feet to make sure they're not webbed. To thank Miss Jane for her help, Granny brings her a frog. That way Miss Jane can kiss it and have it change into a man for herself. Meanwhile, Jed has a nice heart to heart conversation with Elly. Granny continues to believe that every time Mark enters the water, he turns into a frog. She is also alarmed that Elly and Jethro want to be frogmen like Mark. Believing Granny is having bad dreams about frogs, 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 continues to believe that when Elly kisses the frog that is around, it turns back into Mark. Dr. Klingner prescribes a tranquilizer for Granny. Granny has a dream that Elly marries a giant frog in a Naval Uniform and then Elly turns into a giant frog. Meanwhile, to get on Mark's good side, Drysdale pretends he was in the Navy as well. Granny sees Mark and Elly wearing their scuba suits in the pond and thinks they're both turning into frogs. Granny visits Dr. Klingner with two frogs and she wants him to turn them back into Mark and Elly.
2588"The Frog Family"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 17, 1970 (1970-11-17)9–8
Granny remains convinced that going in the water is turning everyone into frogs. Granny takes a frog she believes is Jethro to Dr. Klingner in the belief he is able to return frogs back into humans. Mark offers to teach Jed how to be a frogman. Now Granny believes Jed has been turned into a frog and she brings him to Dr. Klingner.
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 still trying to get on Mark's good side by pretending he was in the Navy also. But when Drysdale hears from Mark that Jed wants to invest millions in underwater farms, Drysdale throws Mark out of his office. Drysdale now wants Elly to stop seeing Mark. Granny brings more frogs to Dr. Klingner thinking they are her family. Miss Jane explains to Dr. Klingner that Granny believes that Jed and the rest turned into frogs when they went into the water. Granny later thinks that even Dr. Klingner has turned into a frog and she brings the frog to Dr. Klingner's wife, Sharon. Granny hopes that Sharon can change him back by kissing him.
26010"Shorty to the Rescue"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 1, 1970 (1970-12-01)9–10
Granny sends for Shorty. She wants him to pretend to be Ellie's boyfriend to drive Mark away. Granny tells Mark that Shorty's a killer and that Mark better be careful. Jed and Mark eventually find out what Granny is up to. Mr. Drysdale leads Jed to believe 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 in order to help Miss Jane. 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 stills believes that Shorty has been changed into a seal. Then, after threatening him, she thinks Mark has changed Shorty back. Miss Jane informs Mr. Drysdale that she has a check for Jed for 48 million. Drysdale comes up with a scheme to get Miss Jane to leave and to prevent Jed from taking his money. Mr. Drysdale dresses as Napoleon to make Jed think taking the money has caused Drysdale to lose his mind. Jed leaves without his money. Meanwhile, Granny hopes if Mark tastes Ellie's cooking he will leave. Miss Gordon brings Jed the check. Jed finds out about Granny's plan. Granny thinks Shorty and Miss Gordon have been changed into seals.

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 again. Mark tells Elly he is resigning his Navy commission to pursue oceanography research. Mark was going to deposit Jed's check in a special account in Drysdale's bank. But, because of Drysdale's attitude, Mark will go elsewhere. 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
The Clampetts learn that the invaders from the island of Grun are due on the California coast. Having no idea who or what the grunion are, they head down to the beach to defend it from invasion. They run into Miss Jane down at the beach. Not knowing the Clampetts think grunion are fierce fighters, she explains that you don't shoot grunion, you catch them by hand. This confuses the Clampetts, who thought there would be more of a fight. They believe all the surfers they see are the invaders. Elly captures one of the boy surfers. Jethro then brings a girl (Susan Bernard) back to the camp. The boy and girl both admit to being grunions after being offered something to eat.
26414"The Girls From Grun"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 12, 1971 (1971-01-12)9–14
Mr. Drysdale sends secretary Helen out to find Miss Jane. He needs Miss Jane's help before the Clampetts find out he made up the story about grunion being warlike invaders. Jed and Granny come to like the boy and girl that they believe to be grunions and wonder why Drysdale told them they were bad. Jed tells Miss Jane that they are going back home. Helen asks Miss Jane to come back to work. Drysdale promises to be a better person and not lie to the Clampetts and Miss Jane agrees to come back. When he learns that the Clampetts still believe the grunion are people, he goes back on his word to Miss Jane. Drysdale tells Jed he fought a battle on the island of Grun and Jed promises not to take any money out of the bank. Miss Jane 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 continue to picket against Mr. Drysdale's unfair work practices. To help the girls, Jed tells them they can stay at the mansion. Drysdale hears of Jed's offer and that the girls threaten to tell Jed everything he has done. Drysdale tricks the girls into believing he will negotiate with them and then 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 are sympathetic to the secretaries' plight. Miss Jane and Helen climb out the window and head to the mansion to tell Jed of Drysdale's lies. Granny finds out what happened to the girls at the bank and teaches Dyrsdale a lesson. Foster Brooks appears as Man outside the bank.
26616"Women's Lib"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 26, 1971 (1971-01-26)9–16
Elly May and Granny join the women's liberation movement, leaving Jethro and Jed to fend for themselves. Miss Jane and the bank's secretarial staff continue to picket against Mr. Drysdale's repression. Jed keeps trying to go along with the women, but Jethro keeps ruining any progress Jed makes. Drysdale brings in Banzai Sakito, the number one Karate fighter in the world, to stop the rebellion. Drysdale brings Banzai over to the Clampetts to stop Granny and Elly, but Granny takes care of him. Granny and Elly decide to move in with Miss Jane. Feeling disgraced, Banzai stays with Jed and Jethro.
26717"The Teahouse of Jed Clampett"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 2, 1971 (1971-02-02)9–17
Jed and Jethro are still fending for themselves as Granny and Elly are still at Miss Jane's place. Banzai Sakito is still feeling humiliated and staying with the Jed and Jethro. Banzai sends for his geisha girls to run the mansion. Meanwhile, Miss Jane's sneaks some secretaries into her small studio apartment as a headquarters for their cause. Miss Jane has to keep the women's presence a secret from her landlord Foster Phinney (Charles Lane). Jed is starting to enjoy being pampered by the geisha girls. Miko Mayama appears as Miko. Sumi Haru appears as Girl #2.
26818"The Palace of Clampett San"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 9, 1971 (1971-02-09)9–18
Jed and Jethro continue to be pampered by the geisha girls. Miss Jane and the women continue their crusade against male chauvinism and hiding everyone from landlord Phinney. Granny comes by the mansion, and seeing a resting Jed and Jethro, think they've starved to death. But Miss Jane explains to her that Jed and Jethro are living a life of leisure. 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. Miss Jane also manages to teach Phinney a lesson.
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 her. However, Banzai won't give the contract back to Drysdale until he flies three new girls in from Japan. Miko comes to the mansion and Jethro thinks she is in love with him. Jethro finds out differently and wants to run away from home. Miss Jane has Granny get the contract back from Banzai. Miss Jane then agrees to move into the mansion and lets Jethro stay at her apartment.
27020"Elly, the Working Girl"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 23, 1971 (1971-02-23)9–20
Miss Jane asks Elly 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. Not knowing about Elly, Drysdale forces Phinney the landlord to make things miserable for Miss Jane. The Clampetts come by to see Miss Jane and Elly. While there, Phinney causes problems for them. Phinney even insults Jed. He winds up having the Clampetts and Miss Jane thrown in jail. Not knowing the Clampetts are in jail, Drysdale starts to celebrate what Phinney did to Miss Jane. Drysdale finds out what happened and has to straighten things out with Jed and the rest.
27121"Elly, the Secretary"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 2, 1971 (1971-03-02)9–21
Jethro's childhood friend, Louellen Aden, is coming to visit the Clampetts. 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. Turns out she wants to try her hand at the movies. Elly May starts her new job as a secretary for Mr. Drysdale, who is nice to Miss Jane only when Elly is around. Jed brings Louellen to Mr. Drysdale, hoping he can help get her an acting job. Drysdale at first believes she is there to get a secretary job and yells at her. Once he realizes she is with Jed, he promises to get her a screen test.
27222"Love Finds Jane Hathaway"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 9, 1971 (1971-03-09)9–22

Dick Bremerkamp (Mike Minor), a penniless actor, lives in Miss Jane's building. He sees Elly and asks Mr. Phinney about her. Dick learns from Phinney that 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. Dick also fools Mr. Drysdale into believing that he is a nephew of billionaire J. Paul Getty.

Note: Max Baer Jr. does not appear on this episode.
27323"The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty Crockett"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 16, 1971 (1971-03-16)9–23

Miss Jane still thinks that Robert Audubon is interested in her. Mr. Drysdale still thinks Robert is related to J. Paul Getty. Robert comes by the bank to teach Elly how to drive. After speaking to Elly, Robert decides to pretend to be related to Davy Crockett to impress Granny. Meanwhile, Jethro is still in hiding thinking that Louellen Aden is still around and wanting to get married.

Note: Max Baer Jr. does not appear on this episode.
27424"Jethro Returns"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)9–24

Granny believes that Elly and Robert A. Crockett will soon be wed. Officer Massey (Curt Massey) finds Jethro and brings him home. Jethro ate a bucket of mortar that Jed was stirring up. Robert gives Elly another driving lesson and it's not going well. Robert brings another present to Granny. Drysdale comes by and tells Robert that he has a love poem that Elly wrote to him. Actually, it was Miss Jane that wrote the poem. Drysdale gives Robert a large sum of money and tells him to take Elly to Vegas and get married. Elly tells Robert that it was Miss Jane that wrote the poem. Robert brings Elly back to the bank and admits to everyone that he is Dick Bremerkamp, an out of work actor.

Note: Series finale, due to the Rural Purge of 1971.

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  2. ^ Tied with Bewitched
  3. ^ Tied with Daktari and 'Bewitched
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Beverly Hillbillies Episodes". TV Guide. New York City: CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.