Beverly Hillbillies new DVDs

Sunday, 27 July 2008 19:23

Running for 274 episodes, The Beverly Hillbillies was clocked as the top-rated show of its premiere season in 1962-1963, and remained in the top ten throughout its nine year run. Thanks to Delta Leisure, when you nominated in this year’s Cult TV Awards, five lucky voters got a DVD set of the first 55 episodes, in order, on a brand new seven disc bonanza with a RRP of £29.99

So, what was the show all about? As reprised each episode in the opening song, Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen), a poor mountaineer, took and missed a shot while hunting, which led to the discovery of a huge oil pool, black gold, in the swamp he owned in Tennessee.

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Jed sells his land for $25 million, whereupon his town sophisticate cousin Pearl (Bea Benaderet), convinces him the wealthy Los Angeles suburb of Beverly Hills might provide a suitable beau for his daughter Elly May (Donna Douglas) and career opportunities for his wayward nephew Jethro Bodine (Max Baer Jr). So they load up the old rattletrap truck and along with Duke the family dog, they move to Beverly Hills, complete with a rocking chair up top to house granny (Jed’s wacky mother-in-law Irene Ryan), the family’s reluctant matriarch.

The Clampetts, in their new 32 room, 14 bathroom mansion on Crestview Drive, live as they always have, never abandoning their mountain attire or replacing the old truck. They continue to grow their own food and to keep livestock. Attempting to live a rural life despite his wealth, Jed, a practical, good natured man longed for the old ways back in the Ozarks, but made the best of being in Beverly Hills.

Other characters that we see often in the program include; the Drysdales, the Clampetts neighbours and more importantly their greedy bank manager, Milburn Drysdale; Jane Hathaway, loyal and efficient assistant to Mr Drysdale, who harbours something of a crush for Jethro, and Elly May’s critters, numerous adopted animals, including dogs, cats and goats as well as the more unusual - a deer, a bear, a raccoon, a kangaroo and several chimpanzees!

Misunderstandings are a general source of humour in this program, either the Clampetts don’t understand something they have never encountered before, such as the swimming pool (throughout the program Granny used it to do the laundry), or the various city dwellers don’t comprehend the Clampetts.

Delta offer us the largest collection of Beverly Hillbillies episodes ever released together on DVD. Now’s your chance to get a definitive release of the hilarious exploits of the ‘Clampett Clan’, as they come to terms with wealth and life on America’s west coast.

If you wanted to win a set, all you had to do was make your nominations in this year’s Cult TV Awards. Five lucky folk were pulled from the ‘electronic hat’ after the closing date of 31 August 2008, and they were Roman Krause of Rugby, Simon Harrington of Bridgnorth, Mark Prior of Chatteris, Mark Tucker of East Ham, and Chris Flaherty of Jarrow - well done all!

 

EPISODE GUIDE FOR THIS DELTA RELEASE

01. The Clampetts Strike Oil

Jed Clampett's swamp is loaded with oil. When a wildcatter discovers the huge pool, Jed sells his land to the O.K. Oil Company and, at the urging of cousin Pearl, moves his family to a 35-room mansion in Beverly Hills, California. But when they get to their new home, which they think is a prison, and the gardeners are inmates, they are mistaken for vandals and get arrested. When Milburn Drysdale, president of the bank their money has been transferred to, finds out, he demands their release. Or course, he does not recognize Jed as a millionaire. He takes the family back to their house in the limo, but the Clampetts think they are being taken to prison. They run in the other direction and head for the hills.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster) , Robert Osborne (Jeffrey Taylor), Ron Hagerthy (geologist)

First screening: 26 September 1962

02. Getting Settled

The Clampetts finally arrive at their new home, but find there aren't any of the conveniences of their old home. Jethro makes a few new discoveries, things they have never seen before, like pink chickens (flamingoes) and a cement pond. When Miss Jane Hathaway arrives, the executive secretary for Mr Drysdale, she mistakes the clan for a staff of bumbling, insubordinate, backwoods servants. She yells at them and fires them, but when Drysdale arrives, he tells her that who she has mistaken for servants is actually the Clampetts. So she doesn't get in trouble, Jed says she has been like one of the family, and everything is all right from then on.

First screening: 3 October 1962

03. Meanwhile, Back at the Cabin

The Clampetts find that the comforts of the mansion do not always compare to the comforts of their former mountain shack. And Jethro and Elly get something from Miss Jane. Elly gets tips and gifts on how to be a Beverly Hills girl, and Jethro believes Jane likes him.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only))

First screening: 10 October 1962

04. The Clampetts Meet Mrs Drysdale

When Mr Drysdale describes Mrs Drysdale as being a hypochondriac, the Clampetts assume she must be a drunk. With his wife coming home, Drysdale and Jane try to prevent her from meeting the family before they can shape the hillbillies up.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale)

First screening: 17 October 1962

05. Jed Buys Stock

When Drysdale suggest buying good stock, Jed quickly buys some cows, pigs and chickens. Meanwhile, Granny has plans to sober up Mrs Drysdale, who the family believes is a lush. And Mr Drysdale is trying to hide the new hillbilly neighbors from his wife.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Arthur Gould-Porter (Ravenswood), Sirry Steffen (Marie)

First screening: 24 October 1962

06. Trick or Treat

The Clampetts are feeling homesick. They are mostly all alone in Beverly Hills. And none of their neighbors are visiting them. So they decide to go visit their new neighbors. Little do they know, it is Halloween, a holiday they have never heard of. They visit many different houses, and in the end they get bagfuls of candy and treats. With their luck, they decide to try calling Pearl up, and they succeed! Their day that started with homesickness and loneliness ended in happiness and luck.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Phil Gordon (Jasper 'Jazzbo' Depew), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)) , Ted Eccles (Little Boy), Shirley Mitchell (Governess)

First screening: 31 October 1962

07. The Servants

The Clampetts are doing repairs for their home, just as Elly is adapting to the look of a city girl, but not enjoying being called a “city girl.” Drysdale and Jane have figure out a way to improve the Clampetts by lending them servants. However, the Clampetts don’t want any servants, so Drysdale tells them that some of his staff is just going to be staying with them for a few days. The Clampetts accept, and Ravenswood, the Butler, and Marie, the upstairs maid, move in. Ravenswood gets scared of the Clampetts because he has had a bad encounter with Jethro before and sees Elly throw Jethro down the stairs. But everyone finally gets well acquainted, and all goes well, until Ravenswood makes the mistake of calling Elly a “city girl” and she chases him up to the top of the stairs and throws him down. Jethro catches him, but after he puts him down, Ravenswood faints.

Guest starring: Arthur Gould-Porter (Ravenswood) , Sirry Steffen (Marie)

First screening: 7 November 1962

08. Jethro Goes to School

Jethro announces that Pearl has sent the family a letter. In this letter, Pearl says how she hopes her son is doing well in school. Jed realizes that Jethro should be in the fifth grade and tells him they have to find a school that day. While driving around Beverly Hills, they stop at the first school they see, Mrs Potts’ School. When Mrs Potts first sees the two hillbillies, she doesn’t believe they are trying to get into her exclusive private school. But after talking to Drysdale at the bank, she learns how much money they have. After interviewing them, she misunderstands and believes Jethro is less than ten years old. She is excited, until she sees that this Jethro is the adult she met and not a child. She says that she will not teach him under any circumstances, but when Jed sees Drysdale coming up the driveway, she changes her mind and takes Jethro to school.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Phil Gordon (Jasper Depew), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine) , Lisa Davis (Diana), Eleanor Audley (Mrs Potts)

First screening: 14 November 1962

09. Elly's First Date

Elly May is set up with Sonny Drysdale, who is at first unsure about it until he sees her by the pool. At the mansion, Elly is learning about courting and sparking. When they meet, the date ends very soon, after Sonny tries to kiss Elly’s hand, but she thinks he is trying to bite her. He runs away to his mother, and the Clampetts visit to make peace. At the end, the Drysdales join the Clampetts for Thanksgiving supper.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale) , Louis Nye (Sonny Drysdale)

First screening: 21 November 1962

10. Pygmalion and Elly

Sonny and Elly are getting more serious. Sonny loves Elly’s character and tells her how she makes him feel superior. But Jed worries about this courtship. However, Granny does not have any worries and does not want her granddaughter to be an old maid. During their poolside date, Sonny tells Elly how he is burning, and only she can put out the fire. So she pushes him in the pool. He runs home, and Elly tells the family that her charms did it, thinking that since she didn’t have her rabbit’s foot, he caught fire. Granny tells Elly she’ll get Sonny back, and Sonny wants to go back, much to the dismay of his mother. He hopes to tame the hillbilly beauty. Before he arrives, Granny creates a love charm to conjure Sonny Drysdale to her. Jane tells the women it is impossible, but as Elly says the spell, Sonny arrives. After arriving, Sonny tries to mold Elly into a proper city woman. Jed is glad his daughter could become sophisticated, and Granny gives Jed a love charm to use. He says the spell and Mrs Drysdale comes running over, looking for her son. Sonny comes out, acting like a hillbilly, causing his mother to cry.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale) , Louis Nye (Sonny Drysdale)

First screening: 28 November 1962

11. Elly Races Jethrine

Granny and Jed are looking at pictures of Sonny and Elly May together, and Granny is sure that the two will get married, after she heard Sonny telling Elly he’ll give her a ring at ten o’clock, not knowing he meant a phone call. Jed sends the pictures back home to Pearl, because she always bragged how Jethrine would beat Elly to the altar. After seeing these pictures, Pearl decides to get her daughter married before Elly. And Granny decides to help get Sonny and Elly engaged. Sonny picks Elly up for their date, a drive, and Granny wants to follow, but Jed stops her from going. Meanwhile, Pearl is planning Jethrine’s date with Jasper Depew, telling what to do, and giving her wine to calm her nerves. But when Jasper arrives, Jethrine becomes drunk and doesn’t do what her mother told her to. That night, Granny and Jed are nervously awaiting Elly’s return home. When she and Sonny do get home, Sonny mentions how Elly can’t dance, and Granny proves that her granddaughter can dance by having a square dance. Jethro comes home and asks why the family’s dancing, and Granny says it is because Elly is marrying Sonny, causing Sonny to run home, shouting for his mother.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Phil Gordon (Jasper Depew), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)) , Louis Nye (Sonny Drysdale)

First screening: 5 December 1962

12. The Great Feud

Sonny has jilted Elly May, and the Clampetts are prepared feud the Drysdales. They head over to the Drysdales’ mansion with their guns, where they are met by Ravenswood, the butler, who tells them Drysdale is at the bank and Sonny and Mrs Drysdale are in Boston. After Granny tells the family about a great feud she had with the Bodkin family back in Tennessee, Jed heads to the bank to talk to Drysdale, but brings a gun he took away from Jethro with him, and gets arrested. When Jethro comes home, he tells Granny and Elly about this, and they head to the Drysdale mansion for revenge. Jed is in jail being questioned by two psychiatrists. Drysdale and Jane visit the jail, and after seeing the largest depositor behind bars, demand his release. The return to the mansion, but are attacked, so go to the Drysdales’. The Clampetts head next door to get Jed back, and everything is solved, after Elly says she doesn’t want to marry Sonny. Though Drysdale messes things up for himself saying he is a Bodkin, and Granny threatens him. But the Clampetts finally end their feud, and all is well again.

Guest starring: Arthur Gould-Porter (Ravenswood) , Sirry Steffen (Marie), Ken Drake (psychiatrist #1), Lyle Talbot (psychiatrist #2)

First screening: 12 December 1962

13. Home for Christmas

The Clampetts decide to head home to the Hills for Christmas, and once Drysdale and Jane hear about this, they make all the arrangements, getting Granny and Elly mink coats and giving the Clampetts their first plane ride in style. After a slight mix-up, the Clampetts finally get home, surprising Pearl and Jethrine. Meanwhile, back in the Hills, Pearl is trying to woo Mr Brewster, getting close to a marriage proposal. She doesn’t succeed however, but comes close, since Brewster is trying to keep Pearl from heading to Beverly Hills to visit the family. After Brewster tells Jed what almost happened, Jed tells the family to head back out. After they arrival, they sing carols around the piano to start the holiday out right.
Guest starring: Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)), Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine), Jeanne Vaughn (stewardess #1), Eilene Janssen (stewardess #2)

First screening: 19 December 1962

14. No Place Like Home

The Clampetts arrive back at their old cabin to spend the Christmas holiday with Pearl. But since the cabin will be too crowded with the Clampetts and Brewster, Pearl suggests Brewster stays with her, in an attempt to get engaged. She tries to woo Brewster at show herself off at the theatre she works at during the premiere of Ben Hur. But Pearl has no luck, and the Clampetts aren’t too happy with the cold conditions. But they decide to stay to help Pearl win over Mr Brewster.
Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine), Paul Winchell (Homer Winch)

First screening: 26 December 1962

15. Jed Rescues Pearl

The Clampetts are missing their Beverly Hills mansion, still living in their old cabin to help Pearl get Mr Brewster. But Pearl is having no luck with hooking him – all her tactics are failing. Pearl tells the family that he still doesn’t show any interest, and Granny tells Jed he has to make Brewster propose. Brewster tells Jed he thinks Pearl is a great woman, but isn’t interested in marriage, to which Jed says he understands, and comes up with a plan. Jed tells Brewster to propose to Pearl in front of someone, and she will turn him down, after being told to. Jed suggests he propose in front of the biggest gossip in the Hills, Elverna Brawshaw, but Brewster says he wants to do it in front of the audience at the movie house Pearl works at. Pearl doesn’t agree with the plan at first, but gives in. She and Brewster rehearse that day, but that night before the event, he changes what he’s going to do. At the theatre, Brewster charges in and gives s dramatic performance after Pearl turns him down. But he puts it on too strongly, and Pearl ends up saying “Yes”.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Elvia Allman (Elverna Bradshaw), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster)

First screening: 2 January 1963

16. Back to Californy

The Clampetts are heading back to Beverly Hills, taking Pearl and Jethrine with them. But Jethrine isn’t too excited about it because she has to leave her boyfriend behind. He tells her he can’t go with her, but after seeing Elly May, rethinks it. Back in Beverly Hills, Drysdale and Jane are preparing for the bank’s largest depositor’s return. When the family gets back, Jane tries to attract Jethro with a seductive-gypsy appearance and succeeds, and Pearl sees all the modern technology in the airport, an escalator and automatic doors. But when the family, minus Jethro, gets home, Pearl starts taking charge of the housework, upsetting Granny. When Jethro and Jane return, the family decides to have supper. However, Granny and Pearl sabotage each other’s dishes, so Jed takes the family out to eat, thinking he may have to just buy a restaurant with the way Granny and Pearl are acting.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Phil Gordon (Jasper Depew), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)), Gloria Marshall (Stewardess)

First screening: 9 January 1963

17. Jed's Dilemma

Pearl is trying to give Granny a break, figuring that Granny is so old and feeble that she cannot perform her household chores anymore. This upsets Granny greatly because she knows she can still get the job done. Granny chases after Pearl, and Jed decides to get the family to relax by taking them sightseeing around Beverly Hills. But the drive doesn’t solve the problem, only causing Granny and Pearl to bicker more. When they get back home, they continue their fight, but Jed tries to solve it, not finding any success. He then tells the women to swim with Elly May, but only Pearl goes. While everyone is at the pool and Granny is making lunch, Pearl decides to heat up some ham hocks on the barbecue. The clan eats until they are stuffed, and Granny comes out of the house to discover Pearl has done what Granny told her not to – cook for the family. Out of anger, Granny shoves Pearl into the pool and the barbecue she cooked on right after her.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)), Max Baer Jr (Jethrine Bodine)

First screening: 16 January 1963

18. Jed Saves Drysdale's Marriage

Jed and Granny are discussing Mr Drysdale, who they feel sorry for since his wife isn’t in town much and “a drunk,” as they still believe. Granny then realizes that Pearl is cooking in her kitchen and goes in to threaten her. Jed takes Pearl aside to tell her she shouldn’t hide in the kitchen, but stick to her talent – yodeling. Jed tells her how Drysdale “enjoyed” it at dinner last night. Meanwhile, Drysdale is having housekeeper problems, not having anyone to run his household. When Pearl calls to yodel for him as a surprise, Jane suggests to Drysdale that he employs Pearl to be the head housekeeper, and when he suggests it to Pearl, she thinks he means marriage. And when Granny and Jed visit Mrs Drysdale, who is going to a health spa, she says how Milburn is getting a more glamorous wife in her, but they think Drysdale is getting a brand new wife. When Jed and Granny catch Pearl and Drysdale in the parlor, they think Pearl is the new wife. So Granny and Pearl work together to save Drysdale’s marriage. They scare him away, and Jed believes the plan worked.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine)

First screening: 23 January 1963

19. Elly's Animals

Pearl is setting up to give singing, yodeling, and piano lessons to the people of Beverly Hills. Duke is having problems with Pearl’s yodeling because it hurts his ears, so he runs into the Drysdale yard, howling. Mrs Drysdale, tired of the Clampetts, calls the dogcatcher to get Duke and presses charges against Pearl for disturbing the peace with her yodeling. When police arrive, Pearl invites an officer in for a music lesson, and he ends up enjoying himself. After they leave, Jane drives up with Elly and a car-full of dogs that she got from the pound after getting Duke out. But after all of Elly’s dogs get settled, one of them scares Jethrine, and Elly says she’ll take them for a swim. As she does this, Pearl starts yodeling, causing the dogs to howl and Mrs Drysdale to file another complaint. When the same cops arrive, the other one comes to tell Elly she has to keep the dogs quiet, but after seeing Jed’s beautiful daughter, forgets what he was supposed to do. When the cops leave, Granny becomes the newest person to complain to Elly about her dogs, after a big one digs a hole that is her size.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Linda Henning (Jethrine Bodine (voice only)) , Eddie Dean (police officer #1), Peter Leeds (Joe), Brian Kelly (I) (police officer #2), Karl Lukas (Frank)

First screening: 30 January 1963

20. Jed Throws a Wingding

Pearl gets a letter from two old flames who used to fight over her hand, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. After reading some of the letter, Jed figures that the engagement they talk about in the letter is for Pearl to choose which one she wants to marry. However, Lester and Earl have since married two glamorous city women, and the engagement they speak of is a gig in Hollywood. Gladys and Louise, Lester and Earl’s wives, are jealous, and go to see Pearl ahead of time, posing as make-up sales girls, but see Elly May mistakenly. The wives stay at the beauty parlor during the wingding the Clampetts throw, and when Lester and Earl ask about the engagement, Pearl turns them down, not wanting to break them up. Lester and Earl leave to get their wives, and when they return, they come back with the “make-up sales girls,” who Jed warned Pearl about them marrying. Pearl sees them, and says how her two former beaus had to settle for second best.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Earl Scruggs (Himself), Lester Flatt (Himself), Joi Lansing (Gladys Flatt), Midge Ware (Louise Scruggs)

First screening: 6 February 1963

21. Jed Plays Solomon

Pearl gives up her music lessons because when she yodels, Elly’s dogs storm her. Jed comes up with a plan to figure out how the dogs are coming in the house, and it is revealed that Granny is letting the dogs in. Pearl continues her yodelling, and Granny still wants it to stop, so calls the police to file a complaint. They visit, but on a friendly visit, and after a misunderstanding, Granny reveals she called the cops on Pearl. Granny begs her forgiveness, telling Pearl to hurt her to make it even, and Pearl forgives her. Before the police leave, Officer Kelly reveals to Sergeant Dean he discovered a still near the pool. The cops figure it is Granny’s still, and Granny overhears them talking about it, mentioning Pearl’s name. Granny believes Pearl told the law about her still. When the cops ask her about it, the family cover up for Granny. But the officers say as long a Granny quits making it, she’ll have no worries about it.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine) , Eddie Dean (Sgt Dean), Brian Kelly (Officer Kelly), Lucille Starr (Yodeller)

First screening: 13 February 1963

22. Duke Steals a Wife

Jed and Duke are feeling poorly, so Jed asks Granny to make some Spring Tonic for them. Granny tells Jed she can make the tonic, but it won’t help because what they need is female company. Jed thinks Granny is speaking nonsense and says he isn’t interested. Meanwhile, Mrs Drysdale is preparing for her dog Claude’s wedding to a Parisian poodle. She is waiting for Mlle Denise, the owner of Claude’s bride, to arrive. But she mistakenly arrives at the Clampett mansion, and Jed takes interest in the beautiful stranger, while Duke runs off with her dog Colette. Jed fixes himself up to impress Mlle Denise: shaving and combing his hair, and his family teases him about it. At Claude’s wedding ceremony, Duke shows up, upsetting Mrs Drysdale. After he is returned to the Clampett mansion, Duke howls in agony and Colette runs to him. Jed continues to spruce himself up by shining his shoes, and the family continues to tease. Mrs Drysdale calls to demand Colette’s return to Claude. As Elly is about to take her back, Jed comes downstairs all dressed up, saying he’ll take the dog back so she can decide which dog she wants, just like how he decided who he wanted.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Narda Onyx (Mlle Denise)

First screening: 20 February 1963

23. Jed Buys the Freeway

The Clampetts are visited by a stranger, H.H.H. Jones. But this man is a confidence man, looking to get rich by selling Jed different monuments in the Los Angeles area. He starts out by trying to sell the Hollywood Bowl. Pearl takes interest in this so she’d have the ability to perform in front of a crowd. The family decides to go look at the Hollywood Bowl. Pearl is very impressed, but Jed doesn’t take much interest because there isn’t much hunting. So “Honest Hank” takes the Clampetts to another piece of his property, Griffith Park. Meanwhile, Drysdale and Jane know about this confidence man, and are trying to get the Clampetts out of his clutches. While at Griffith Park, the Clampetts are enjoying looking around and the animals at the zoo. On their way home, while on the freeway, the Clampetts are getting fed up with the other motorists’ rudeness. When they return to the mansion, Granny takes Elly and Jethro to the freeway to teach the drivers a lesson. Drysdale and Jane finally reach Jed, telling him that Jones is a fake. But Jed says he figured that out because he can’t hold his moonshine well.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine) , Jesse White (HHH Jones), Dick O'Shea (Auto Salesman)

First screening: 27 February 1963

24. Jed Becomes a Banker

The Clampetts want to go home because the hunting in Beverly Hills is poor. But Jed says they aren’t going home just to shoot. Elly suggests they shoot skeet, which is what Drysdale shoots. As a matter of fact, Drysdale is preparing for a skeet-shooting competition with Bill Hacker. But Drysdale is having troubles; his partner is hurt, and the Clampetts are shooting at passing cars, according to his wife. So Drysdale visits and learns what a great shot Jed is, hiring him as Vice President so he can compete in the competition. Drysdale takes the whole clan to the skeet-shooting club, learning how every member of the Clampett family is a great shot. After practicing, Jed goes to the bank, where Hacker is waiting for him, and Jed tells him all about how he got the job. Hacker tells Pendleton about this, and to make things fair, Hacker is allowed to choose Drysdale’s skeet-shooting partner. Hacker goes into the Vice President’s office, where Granny is cleaning the dust off the desk, and Hacker chooses this scrubwoman to be Drysdale’s partner. But the next day at the competition, Hacker sees what a great shot Granny is.

Guest starring: Charles Lane (Billy Hacker), Lester Matthews (Fleming Pendleton), Jack Boyle (Photographer), Laura Shelton (Secretary)

First screening: 6 March 1963

25. The Family Tree

Pearl is tired of all the old things around the mansion and wants Jed to buy new things so they can enter high society. This very day, Mrs Drysdale is expecting a very important visitor, Priscilla Ralph Alden Smith Standish, who is an expert on historical artifacts and genealogy. Mrs Drysdale wants the Clampetts to stay far away from her guest. But this backfires when Mrs Smith Standish is told that Mrs Drysdale is next door at the Clampett mansion, and she goes there. As soon as she arrives, Mrs Smith Standish falls in love with all of the family’s old properties and artifacts. When Mrs Drysdale finds out where her guest is, she calls the Clampetts, only to be told that Mrs Smith Standish is all tied up in Jed’s trunk. Mrs Smith Standish is looking through family treasures, but Mrs Drysdale thinks the Clampetts are torturing her. When Mrs Drysdale arrives, Mrs Smith Standish tells her that she believes the Clampetts preceded the “Mayflower.” Mrs Drysdale ends up making lye soap and washing pewter dishes to please Mrs Smith Standish.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Rosemary DeCamp (Mrs Standish)

First screening: 13 March 1963

26. Jed Cuts the Family Tree

Mrs Smith Standish is spending more time with the Clampetts, desperate to find out if the Clampetts did in fact precede the ‘Mayflower’. And Mrs Drysdale is continuously tortured, with old-fashioned chores and with a goat, which eats her hat, causing her to get very sad, making` Jane and Drysdale think she has been drinking. With this happening, Pearl is trying to prepare the family for high society. She buys them all gifts in town: a polo outfit for Jed, safari outfit for Granny, and tou-tous for Elly and Jethro. Mrs Smith Standish finally gets the call on the family, and says if Jed’s Great Grandfather’s name was Ezekiel, then they will be famous and treated to the social graces, including meeting the President. But Jed says his name was Jeremiah. When Granny asks him why he lied, he said he enjoyed the simple life and wouldn’t know what to say to the President.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Rosemary DeCamp (Mrs Standish)

First screening: 20 March 1963

27. Granny's Spring Tonic

It’s Spring Tonic time, and Granny hands it around to the family, giving Jed a double dose because he made a mean comment on it. Meanwhile, at the bank, the secretary Gloria Buckles, who has worked on the Clampett account, has said she can take the paper work to Jed. When she gets up there, she transforms herself from a plain secretary to a gorgeous one, with her sights set on Jed’s money. She flirts with Jed, telling him that she needs a mountain man to make her happy. The family is worried about this young gold digger, and the fact that Jed has had a double dose of tonic. They call Drysdale and he rushes over, not recognizing Gloria. She reveals that her and Jed have discussed marriage, and when questioned, Jed says it is true. Gloria asks when they should set the date, and Jed says a few years, because that is when Jethro will be of marrying age. Jethro runs off with Gloria, and Jane runs after them to get her man back. Elly asks her father why he doesn’t want to marry her, and he says you have to start worrying when the bait starts chasing you.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine) , Lola Albright (Gloria Buckles)

First screening: 27 March 1963

28. Jed Pays His Income Tax

Drysdale tells an IRS man the story of the Clampetts and how they got to be where they are today. But Granny and Jed don’t trust this man because they think he is a revenuer, and refuse to let him on the property. But Drysdale helps him get in good, and they end-up eating leftovers – mustard greens and possum innards.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Frank Wilcox (John Brewster), John Stephenson (Mr Landman), Ron Hagerthy (Geologist)

First screening: 3 April 1963

29. The Clampetts and the Dodgers

Jed and Jethro are going to shoot golf with Drysdale and Leo Durocher, but Jed thinks that they’ll be shooting some new type of critter that lives underground, flies, and is a real challenge to kill. Drysdale calls to cancel, so the Clampetts go ahead to the club to shoot golf. When they visit Mr Durocher, he thinks they are caddies. He tries to ditch them, but the plan doesn’t work, and Jed and Jethro catch up. After Jethro messes up Durocher’s putt, he throws his golf ball in the tree, and Jethro ends up impressing him by knocking the ball out of the tree with a baseball. So Durocher visits the mansion to tell Jethro about the game and get him to sign a contract. He also tests Jethro’s arm, but learns that he can only throw a ball that has been smeared with possum fat, which disappointments him. Elly tells him she can throw a ball just as well as Jethro without possum fat and proves it by throwing the ball so hard that it knocks Durocher in the pool.

Guest starring: Leo Durocher (Himself), Wally Cassell (Buzz Bavasi), Skip Ward (Walsh Wesson), Norman Leavitt (Attendant), Jimmy Gaines (Little Boy)

First screening: 10 April 1963

30. Duke Becomes a Father

Elly tells Granny how Duke has been feeling poorly. The clan tries to help make the family dog feel better, and Elly tells Jed she figures he misses Claudette, the poodle Mrs Drysdale’s dog Claude is now with. Jethro then brings Jed a letter from Paris, France, which the clan figure is from Mlle Denise, who brought Claudette over. Jed looks at the letter, seeing it is in French, and heads down to the bank, where Mrs Drysdale is anticipating Claude and Claudette’s puppies, for Jane to read it. In the letter, Mlle Denise says she is coming to Beverly Hills. When Mlle Denise comes, Jed slicks up for the lovely Frenchwoman. Duke meanwhile tries to visit Claudette, getting shooed by Mrs Drysdale while Drysdale looks at the new puppies, seeing that the puppies look like Duke. After Jed’s French lesson, Mrs Drysdale comes to complain about Duke, Claudette, and the puppies. After the Drysdales leave, Jed asks Mlle Denise out for a date. Jane accompanies them as a translator, with Jethro as her date, but when Jed and Denise return, they come back with Duke and Claudette instead.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale) , Narda Onyx (Mlle Denise)

First screening: 17 April 1963

31. The Clampetts Entertain

Granny is feeling lonely, so the family tries to get her riled up so she can start a fight with someone, since that always makes her feel better. The plan backfires though, and the family apologized to Granny. So to get Granny in higher spirits, Jed invites the Drysdales and Jane to supper. But the chairman of the board, Marty Van Ransohoff stops by and invites the Drysdales to dinner on his yacht. He also mentions inviting the Clampetts. Drysdale doesn’t want Marty to see the hillbillies and makes up excuses as to why they can’t come. Drysdale tells Jed that he and his wife can’t make it to their dinner, and will come another time. But the plans get rearranged, and Jane and Marty end up going to the Clampett mansion for dinner. When Drysdale hears this, he worries he’ll get fired. Marty doesn’t know what to expect when he arrives at the mansion, and when he sees the hillbillies, he believes the Clampetts are in costume and this is a themed party. Marty and Jane decide to join the fun. After the night, Marty is tremendously impressed with the Clampetts and their party, having the best time he’s had in a while.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale) , Jim Backus (Marty van Ransohoff)

First screening: 24 April 1963

32. The Clampetts in Court

As the Clampetts are going to the bank, a car bumps into them. When the Johnsons in the car learn how much money the Clampetts have, they decide to sue them. In court, the Johnsons appear to be in a bad condition and make up a story where the Clampetts smashed into their car while intoxicated. The Clampetts aren’t aware that they're the ones being referred to and they are the ones in trouble. When they are told, they try to figure out why the Johnsons are lying like this. After everyone returns from recess, the Clampetts get to tell their side of the story. After the Johnsons’ attorney questions Jed, Jed refuses to come down and tells the story the way it really happened. After that, court lets out to make the decision, and when court resumes, Jed says he wants to give the money to Mr Johnson. He tells the judge how he saw James with his “daughter,” and when Mabel hears of this, she chases James out of the courtroom.

Guest starring: Kathleen Freeman (Mabel Johnson) , Murvyn Vye (James Johnson), Roy Roberts (Judge), Dean Harens (Attorney), Jess Kirkpatrick (Bailiff)

First screening: 1 May 1963

33. The Clampetts Get Psychoanalyzed

Pearl returns to Beverly Hills with reports of Jethrine’s wedding, who has eloped with Jasper Depew. Jethro comes home from school early, saying he needs a Certificate Of Health to return to school. The family tries to come up with a doctor, and Jethro comes up with the doctor Mrs Drysdale has been seeing, Dr. Twombly, a psychiatrist. Jethro meets with Twombly, who asks him about his family, not getting any good answers. Jethro returns home and tells Pearl that the doctor wants to meet her. But when Pearl meets with the doctor, she mistakes his actions, closing the curtains and inviting her to the couch, as advances. Jed visits Twombly to get him to come to the mansion and apologize, and Twombly agrees, being utterly fascinated by the Clampetts. Granny questions him of his medical abilities, throwing out mountain illnesses and cures, which the psychiatrist knows nothing about. After a few misunderstandings, including Elly’s new jaguar, which the doctor thinks is a car, the doctor runs out.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine) , Herbert Rudley (Dr Twombly), Dick Wesson (Patient), Karen Norris (Nurse)

First screening: 8 May 1963

34. The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted

Jethro returns to Dr Twombly’s office to get his Certificate Of Health. Twombly examines Jethro, learning about each member of the family. But the family member that interests the psychiatrist is Granny. Twombly asks Drysdale to help him learn more about the family, wanting to know more about Granny. Meanwhile, Pearl is hoping to see the doctor again, and Granny creates a love charm for Pearl to use to conjure the doctor to her. But to show her how to use it, Granny says the spell, and Twombly comes running in wanting Granny, making her think she conjured him for herself. The rest of the time, Granny tries to “break the spell,” but nothing works. Twombly wants Granny even more each time, and the clan still thinks the spell is much too strong. Granny finally gives in and decides to go with Twombly, but the two get into a disagreement about the rain, and Granny ends up being right – it pours. Twombly leaves, and Granny is glad to get rid of him.

Guest starring: Bea Benaderet (Pearl Bodine), Herbert Rudley (Dr Twombly)

First screening: 15 May 1963

35. Elly Becomes a Secretary

The Clampetts learn that some of the bank employees are sick, so the clan decides to go down to the bank and offer Drysdale some help. Drysdale is getting ready for the Bankers’ Convention, and the Clampetts take over his bank while he is away. Jed acts as the President, and Elly is the secretary. Granny goes over to Jane’s apartment to help her get well, and Jethro gives Drysdale a speech – the Gettysburg Address. Jed and Elly work on their new positions, as Drysdale gives his speech, which he formats with his own words, which impresses the audience. At the bank, a man stops by, Mr Wilson, to get money for his chicken ranch. Jed gives him the money, being glad to help out. When Drysdale returns, he tells Elly that there was a contest to find the nicest bank in Beverly Hills, and Wilson visited six banks that were secretly nominated, and the Commerce Bank won. Granny returns, handing out her medicine, and Bob Billington, who has been making a move on Elly, gets a taste, causing him to spasm, which Elly thinks it a dance he wanted to teach her.

Guest starring: Bill Baldwin (convention speaker) , Willis Bouchey (Mr Wilson), John Ashley (Bob Billington), Joy Harmon (Kitty)

First screening: 22 May 1963

36. Jethro's Friend

A friend of Jethro’s from school, Armstrong Dueser McHugh III, comes to the mansion to visit. But Armstrong is treated very delicately at his house, and his chauffeur is very worried about how the boy will be treated. At the Clampett mansion, Armstrong is treated to a really good time, eating real food, climbing trees, swimming, learning to fight, fishing, and more. Wilkins returns to the mansion, after seeking help from Drysdale and Jane, to pick Armstrong up, but the boy refuses to go. After using the self-defense moves Elly May taught him, Armstrong tells Wilkins he’ll call him when he needs him. Just as Wilkins is about to leave, he sees Elly May’s skunk, and sprays it with antiseptic spray. The skunk sprays him back, and Wilkins runs away.

Guest starring: Hayden Rorke (Wilkins), Michel Petit (Armstrong Dueser McHugh III)

First screening: 29 May 1963

37. Jed Gets the Misery

The season two premiere. Jed is feeling poorly, and the family is worried about him. To make Elly feel better, Jed reveals that he is faking an illness to please Granny. When Drysdale hears of this, he decides to help out to and fakes sick as well. Granny puts him in bed and tells him he needs to wait. When Drysdale’s doctor, Dr. Clyburn, hears of this, he rushes over to the Clampett mansion to see what is going on. Granny mistakes Clyburn as a patient and puts him in bed with Jed and Drysdale. Clyburn is now very upset about all of this. Jane visits and hears of Granny planning to cut on the patients. Elly calms her by telling her that Granny is only going to cut off hair and fingernails. Clyburn tries to help Granny out, when he learns of her plan to cut since she has no medicine. He tries to get her medicine, but at the pharmacy, Granny’s mountain medicines aren’t available. After that’s not a success, she goes on with cutting the hair and nails. In the end, the guys feel better, making Granny happy.

Guest starring: Fred Clark (Dr Clyburn)

First screening: 25 September 1963

38. Hair-Raising Holiday

Drysdale is planning to tell Granny to stop “doctoring” after she cut off his hair to “cure” him. He sends Jane to tell her, and when she arrives at the mansion, the clan is celebrating Possum Day, and Jane doesn’t go through with it. At the bank, Dr. Clyburn is complaining about what Granny did and tells Drysdale that he’s going to report her. Jane returns and says that she didn’t tell Granny to stop practicing medicine. Drysdale tells Clyburn he’ll stop Granny. Just as the family is about to leave to watch the Possum Day Parade, Drysdale and Jane pull up. Drysdale tells Granny she can’t practice medicine in Beverly Hills, but after seeing how she grew Jed’s hair back, he doesn’t stop her. Granny tries to grow Clyburn’s hair, but he mean-mouths her, and she decides to leave Beverly Hills. And the Clampetts get further offended when they are told there is no Possum Day, just as Drysdale is planning it. Clyburn visits the bank again, and sees that Drysdale’s hair grew back. Clyburn begs Granny to grow his hair back, and the Clampetts are told there will be a Possum Day Parade, but a day later. The next day, the family celebrates the holiday.

Guest starring: Fred Clark (Dr Clyburn)

First screening: 2 October 1963

39. Granny's Garden

The Clampetts wake up before daybreak to plow and plant crops in the front yard. But the only one who is truly awake is Granny. The rest of the family falls asleep. After Granny complains, the family wakes up. As Granny goes to make breakfast, she sees the mule Elly got to pull the plow so Jed and Jethro wouldn’t have to. Granny is afraid she is having visions, until Jed confirms he sees it too. After breakfast, they start to plough, but Drysdale hears this from his house and runs over to stop them. But it doesn’t matter because the ploughing mule refuses to work, until Elly steps in. And Drysdale says they can’t plough because there is a zoning ordinance. Jane visits, also telling the clan they can’t do any ploughing. Since the mule decides to not work again, Jed tells Drysdale and Jane why Granny wants to plough the front yard. Jane comes up with an idea. She takes the Clampetts on a field trip to show Granny modern farmers a grocery store to show Granny she can buy her vegetables. After they return, Granny still wants to plough the front yard because her Confederate money was turned down and she couldn’t buy anything.

First screening: 9 October 1963

40. Elly Starts to School

Elly May is preparing for her first day of the Willows, a finishing school Mrs Drysdale recommended where she hopes the girls will offend Elly and run the Clampetts out of town. Jane hears of Mrs Drysdale’s plan and decides to prevent Elly from being hurt. She poses as a fashion expert who has heard that the famous trendsetter Elly May Clampett is going to the school. In doing so, one girl, Cynthia Fenwick, wants to acquire Elly’s hillbilly look. Elly returns home early, and the family decides to invite Cynthia over. When she hears this, Cynthia is very excited and tells her mother how the Clampetts are the top trendsetters, and they accept. But the clan misunderstands the Fenwicks, thinking they've fallen on hard times. They bring them clothes and after mistaking their gardener’s place for their house, decide to bring furniture. Mrs Drysdale sees them packing and believes her neighbours are finally moving and helps them pack. Cynthia calls to say they can’t make it, and Jed invites them over for tomorrow. Jed tells Mrs Drysdale that she can stop moving furniture, and after she leaves, Granny tells Jed she emptied most of the rooms.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale) , Sharon Tate (Sharon), Tom Cound (Beasley), Joanna Barnes (Cynthia Fenwick), Doris Packer (Mrs Fenwick)

First screening: 16 October 1963

41. The Clampett Look

The Clampetts are getting ready for Mrs Fenwick and Cynthia to come to share a meal with them, hoping to give them a better life than what the Clampetts believe they are leading. Jed and Jethro head to visit the Fenwick house, still thinking the gardener’s place is their house, and after seeing the little building, decide to get the Fenwicks to move into their place with them. Mrs Drysdale hears this and is very excited that this high family might be her next-door neighbour. When the Fenwicks arrive, the Clampetts prepare to bathe the women they think don’t clean themselves. Before the meal, the Clampetts try to get the Fenwicks to see the pool for their bath, and the two women see Jethro. After a misunderstanding, Cynthia thinks he is the Duke Of Oxford, gets excited, and decides to visit the pool. After an unsuccessful try of giving Mrs Fenwick a bath, the Widow runs out, but gets into a fight with Mrs Drysdale. When the chauffeur comes, the Fenwicks run to the car, and the Clampetts follow. They see him take the women to what they think is his house, and leave after they see the good deed being done.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale) , Doris Packer (Mrs Fenwick), Joanna Barnes (Cynthia Fenwick)

First screening: 23 October 1963

42. Jethro's First Love

Jed is trying to see if Jethro is ready to start dating and tests him. After he sees that Jethro is ready to start, he tells him how you know a girl is right for you and how you hear a special music playing. Jethro decides to go down to the bank, where Chickadee Laverne, a burlesque dancer, is demanding her pay for a performance the previous night. As she is leaving, she has her hidden transistor radio on, and when Jethro hears it, he believes this is a sign of love. He rushes Chickadee home with him, and after talk about an engagement, Chickadee thinks she will be dancing in the mansion, unaware the Clampetts mean marriage. They try to get to know more about this girl. When Drysdale and Jane visit, Drysdale asks about the problem Granny mentions, and when he is told it is Chickadee Laverne, he tells Jed that she isn’t right for Jethro. As Chickadee is about to talk about her new routine, Drysdale whisks her away. Jed thinks this is a good thing, because he heard music playing when he looked at her, the same way Jethro did, thinking he started to fall in love with her.

Guest starring: Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), Barbara Nichols (Chickadee Laverne)

First screening: 30 October 1963

43. Chickadee Returns

Jethro is still hoping to marry burlesque dancer Chickadee Laverne, and she still is hoping for a dance engagement from the Clampetts. Chickadee returns to the mansion, making Jethro very happy. She plans to show them her whole new act, Little Red Riding Hood. But after Elmer, the raccoon, pulls off her dress early by mistake, Jethro must marry her after seeing her in her underwear, really just a costume. Granny tries to prepare Chickadee for her upcoming marriage, teaching her to cook and clean. But it is all called off after Jethro sees the prop food in her Little Red Riding Hood basket, thinking it is real, and Chickadee doesn't want to do all the household chores Granny is trying to teach her for when she becomes a wife, as Chickadee thinks this is all part of what she has to do in her engagement.

Guest starring: Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), Barbara Nichols (Chickadee Laverne)

First screening: 6 November 1963

44. The Clampetts Are Overdrawn

After seeing the pool man putting chlorine in the pool, thinking it is poison and getting a letter they are overdrawn, the Clampetts think that they are broke and Drysdale is trying to get rid of them. However, this is all a misunderstanding, since the letter Jed got was meant for another JD Clampett, Jake, who is an out-of-work actor. When Jake gets Jed’s letter, he takes advantage of the notice that he has thirty-six million dollars, buying a new car and other things. Meanwhile, Granny thinks they spent all their money, and the Clampetts still wonder if Drysdale is trying to get rid of them, after they get threatened by a cop, see a man with hot tar in front of their house, and their water is shut off. Jed decides that they still need to earn the money that is overdrawn, so they decide to look for jobs to pay back the money. But Jane calls the Clampetts and soon learns an imposter has drawn out Jed’s money. Jake Clampett is arrested, and when the Clampetts hear this, they decide that if he is related to them, they want to have him over. Jake and his wife Opal visit, meet the family, and stay with them a week.

Guest starring: Sharon Tate (Janet Trego) , King Donovan (Jake 'JD' Clampett), Shirley Mitchell (Opal Clampett), Gil Perkins (Pool Man), Robert Foulk (Police Officer), Jack Boyle (Photographer), Dick Crockett (Paving Man)

First screening: 13 November 1963

45. The Clampetts Go Hollywood

Jake and Opal Clampett are continuing to stay at the Clampett mansion, and Elly and Jethro are more than happy to serve them. But Granny isn’t impressed by Jake at all, and isn’t even sure if Jake is related to Jed. Jethro and Elly both decide they want to get in the movie business, and the two get help from Jake and Opal. Jethro turns into a Marlon Brando-type and Elly becomes like a glamorous movie star, getting renamed Venus Adore. Granny still isn’t impressed, and Jake tries to get in good with Granny by telling her she will be the dance hall queen in the new Hoot Gibson picture. This plan works, and Granny goes Hollywood as well. But Jed isn’t happy about what has become of his family, and decides to make them realize how foolish they look. With the help of Jane and Drysdale, who has just learned of what happened, Jed goes “Hollywood” too, and the rest of the clan realize how ridiculous they look. Granny, Elly, and Jethro chase Jake away, and all is well again.

Guest starring: Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), King Donovan (Jake 'JD' Clampett), Shirley Mitchell (Opal Clampett)

First screening: 20 November 1963

46. Turkey Day

Elly May makes a pet out of the Thanksgiving turkey Drysdale gives the family, making it impossible for "Herman" to be killed. And to celebrate in her own way, Mrs Drysdale organises a picture to represent the first Thanksgiving. Of course, she has no idea that the two Native Americans are actors. When they head to the Clampetts mansion to get the turkey for the picture, Elly and Granny think they are being attacked. But in the end, all is resolved, and the Clampetts, the Drysdales, Miss Jane, and the two actors end up having a great Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Benny Rubin (Indian #1), George Sawaya (Indian #2)

First screening: 27 November 1963

47. The Garden Party

Mrs Drysdale is having a garden party and tells the Clampetts not to attend. However, they misunderstand and think she wants them to come. Jane and Drysdale try to stop them, but when they say how they still want to go, Jane arranges for them to have society clothes. When they arrive at the party, Mrs Drysdale sends them back next door to handle the overflow crowd. But the clan gets bored, and decides to make it more exciting. When Granny sees an alligator in the pool, actually inflatable, she shoots it, and a few of Mrs Drysdale's party guests rush over to see what happened, and decide to stay, especially when they see Elly and Jethro. Eventually the whole party ends up at the Clampetts, and they show these Beverly Hills folk how to have a real party.

Guest starring: Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Arthur Gould-Porter (Ravenswood), Curt Massey (Violinist), Murray Pollack (Young Man)

First screening: 4 December 1963

48. Elly Needs a Maw

Jed visits the bank to tell Drysdale that he plans to go back home to look for a wife so Elly May can finally have a mother. Drysdale tries to think of a bride for Jed, and when Mrs Fenwick visits, he decides that she would be a perfect match for Jed. However, the Clampetts still think she is poor as a church mouse, and Mrs Fenwick believes this is all a business deal. When Mrs Fenwick visits, Jed misunderstands her, thinking she desperately wants to get married, not beating around the bush at all, while she is only trying to get the funding for her project. In the end, Mrs Fenwick realizes that Jed wants to get married to her and leaves, after getting her little dog back.

Guest starring: Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), Doris Packer (Mrs Fenwick), Tom Cound (Beasley)

First screening: 11 December 1963

49. The Clampetts Get Culture

The Clampetts are having no success with getting acquainted with their neighbors. Not to mention, the clan is having trouble with Mrs Drysdale and Mrs Potts. They decide to go back home to the hills, and when they go see Drysdale, they feel they are not wanted. Drysdale tries to clear everything up, and even has his Italian tailor to make a full suit for Jed, though Jed thinks this man is trying to tie him up. But to solve all the problems, Drysdale organizes a bridge game with Granny, Jane, Mrs Potts, and his wife, and he takes Jed and Jethro golfing. But when they get there, they decide to not change in the hall (actually the locker room), and head to the steam room, which shrinks their clothes. They return, and learn Granny and Elly had no success, so decide to go home. But they change their minds when they finally get the friendly treatment they were looking for - carolers Drysdale and wife, Jane, Mrs Potts, and Janet Trego.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), Eleanor Audley (Mrs Potts), Don Orlando (Italian Tailor)

First screening: 18 December 1963

50. Christmas at the Clampetts

It is Christmas time, and the Clampetts receive beautiful gifts from the Drysdales, including a boat and a television set. However, they mistake the gifts for other things, the TV set for a washing machine, and the boat as someone else’s. The Drysdales also give the Clampetts a pet chimpanzee, which they mistake for a sailor from another country. But Elly realizes it is actually an animal and begins to play with it. And to share the Christmas spirit, the Clampetts give Mrs Drysdale what she wants – a full-length mink. Of course, she means the coat, while the Clampetts get the animal. When the Drysdales arrive, Mrs Drysdale figures it is a diamond she is receiving, than learns that it is lost. And when her coat falls on the floor and Drysdale hides it to teach her a lesson, she worries about where that went to. She runs out in a hurry, trying to find her mink. To complete their Christmas, the Clampetts decide to find some water to sail their boat. However, all they see is people driving their boats around. They go back home and see on their TV/washing machine that it is all dried up too. They had a short Christmas, but a merry one.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Arthur Gould-Porter (Ravenswood)

First screening: 25 December 1963

51. A Man for Elly

Granny is glued to the television set the Clampetts received for Christmas, especially with one TV Western star, Quirt Manly. She really wants to meet him, and Drysdale arranges it to happen. And Granny already has him set up for Elly May, because she knows he is probably the only who can tame the vine-swinging girl. However, when he arrives at the mansion, the Clampetts see he isn’t who they thought he was. Quirt Manly is actually a short actor with a high-pitched voice who doesn’t do any of his own stunts or riding. But Elly begins liking him, though Granny is disappointed. Jed tries to make Quirt look more impressive, but without much luck. Meanwhile, Jethro borrowed Quirt’s car and many girls on the street believe he is their favorite Western star. When they all arrive at the mansion, Jed tells the girls he’ll pay them if they make a fuss over the little cowboy inside. They do, but over Skipper, in a cowboy outfit, instead. And Granny begins shooting at Quirt, chasing him out.

Guest starring: Henry Gibson (Quirt Manly), Amedee Chabot (Girl)

First screening: 1 January 1964

52. The Giant Jackrabbit

At the mansion, the clan is in need of food, because the hunting in Beverly Hills is horrible. They call a catering company, but get mean-mouthed. At the bank, Drysdale gets a call and learns that he got a kangaroo from a friend and it is at his house. But the kangaroo gets out, and Granny sees it, thinking it is a giant jackrabbit. When she tells Jed, he thinks it is a vision from her jug. She never can seem to catch the creature, and whenever she tells someone, they don't believe her. She finally does, and when Beverly Caterers comes, Granny tells her to cook it, but it escapes from her rope, and runs back to the Drysdale place.

Guest starring: Arthur Gould-Porter (Ravenswood), Sharon Tate (Janet Trego), Kathy Kersh (Marian Billington), Peter Bourne (Bill Tinsman)

First screening: 8 January 1964

53. The Girl from Home

Lafe Crick arrives with his daughter Essiebelle. He found love letters Jethro wrote to his daughter, a beauty contest winner. He plans to get Jethro and Essiebelle married so he can get his paws in the Clampett fortune. However, the two don't want to get married, Essiebelle already has a man back home, and Jethro doesn't want to marry Essiebelle because she doesn't look the way she did before. She has gained a considerable amount of weight. When Jed finds this out, he arranges a plan to get Lafe to cancel the engagement between the two, and it works. So in the end, everybody's happy. Essiebelle is marrying her boyfriend back in the hills, and the Clampetts give her the diamond jewelry they bought at the jewellery store. And Jethro is still single.

Guest starring: Kathy Kersh (Marian Billington) , Muriel Landers (Essiebelle), Peter Whitney (Lafe Crick), Chet Stratton (Jewellery Salesman)

First screening: 15 January 1964

54. Lafe Lingers On

Lafe Crick returns to the Clampett mansion looking to get rich, off of Jed's money. He tries to get a job at the bank guarding Jed's money, only to get a few million of it. But Granny has her doubts about the freeloader, though he seems to be proving her wrong. He's excited to work at the bank, though nobody else knows the reason why. He even digs Granny's root cellar, thinking that they buried their fortune in the back yard. Lafe never does get any of the Clampett cash.

Guest starring: Peter Whitney (Lafe Crick)

First screening: 22 January 1964

55. The Race for Queen

Elly May enters a Beverly Hills beauty contest, Queen Of Beverly Hills, and the Drysdales and Miss Jane try to make sure that she'll win. Though, when they hear it is a race, Granny is set on entering. When she finds out what type of contest it is, Granny drops out. Elly makes the final two, but doesn't win when she makes her speech. Instead, the judges give the prize to one of their own, a hidden beauty, to represent the city of Beverly Hills.

Guest starring: Harriet MacGibbon (Mrs Margaret Drysdale), Kathy Kersh (Marian Billington) , Bob Cummings (Himself), Susan Hart (Candy Davis), John Alvin (Photographer)

First screening: 5 February 1964

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