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 airedNielsen ratings[1]
First airedLast airedRankRatingTied with
136September 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)May 29, 1963 (1963-05-29)136.0N/A
236September 25, 1963 (1963-09-25)June 10, 1964 (1964-06-10)139.1N/A
334September 23, 1964 (1964-09-23)June 16, 1965 (1965-06-16)1225.6N/A
432September 15, 1965 (1965-09-15)May 18, 1966 (1966-05-18)725.9Bewitched
530September 14, 1966 (1966-09-14)April 19, 1967 (1967-04-19)723.4Daktari
630September 6, 1967 (1967-09-06)April 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)1223.3N/A
726September 25, 1968 (1968-09-25)March 26, 1969 (1969-03-26)1023.5N/A
826September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)March 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)1821.7N/A
924September 15, 1970 (1970-09-15)March 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)N/AN/AN/A


Season 1 (1962–63)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
11"The Clampetts Strike Oil"Ralph LevyPaul HenningSeptember 26, 1962 (1962-09-26)1–1
A rural Ozark family relocates to Beverly Hills after oil is discovered on their property worth $25 million. After finding oil on the land, the family is surprised when Mr. Brewster (Frank Wilcox) of the OK Oil Company offers to buy it. After much coaxing by Cousin Pearl (Bea Benaderet), Jed (Buddy Ebsen) sells the swamp and moves the family to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Upon their arrival, they are arrested because of a case of mistaken identity but are later returned to the mansion safely. Originally titled "The Hillbillies of Beverly Hills".
22"Getting Settled"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 3, 1962 (1962-10-03)1–2
The rough-hewn Clampetts are mistaken for servants as they try to adapt to their new environment.
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 tries furiously to make the Clampetts more acceptable to his socially conscious wife.
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.
66"Trick or Treat"Richard WhorfPaul HenningOctober 31, 1962 (1962-10-31)1–6
The homesick Clampetts decide to go door-to-door meeting their Beverly Hills neighbors, not knowing it is Halloween.
77"The Servants"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 7, 1962 (1962-11-07)1–7
Yet another Drysdale attempt to "reform" the Clampetts goes awry when he tries to loan his servants to the hard-working family.
88"Jethro Goes to School"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 14, 1962 (1962-11-14)1–8
The headmistress (Eleanor Audley) of an exclusive private school for boys is astonished to find the teenaged Jethro enrolled in her fifth grade.
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. Louis Nye guests as Sonny Drysdale.
1010"Pygmalion and Elly"Richard WhorfPaul HenningNovember 28, 1962 (1962-11-28)1–10
Sonny resumes his high-class courtship of Elly May, by playing Julius Caesar and Pygmalion.
1111"Elly Races Jethrine"Richard WhorfPaul HenningDecember 5, 1962 (1962-12-05)1–11
The Clampetts try to get Sonny to propose to Elly May, as Cousin Pearl steps up her efforts to get Jasper Depew to marry her daughter Jethrine.
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.
1313"Home for Christmas"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenDecember 19, 1962 (1962-12-19)1–13
The Clampetts return home to the hills to celebrate Christmas, where Cousin Pearl is still trying to win Mr. Brewster's hand in marriage.
1414"No Place Like Home"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenDecember 26, 1962 (1962-12-26)1–14
Back in the hills, the Clampetts aid Cousin Pearl in her efforts to "get hitched" to Brewster.
1515"Jed Rescues Pearl"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 2, 1963 (1963-01-02)1–15
Jed and Mr. Brewster contrive to end Cousin Pearl's pursuit of the oil man with his public surprise proposal.
1616"Back to Californy"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 9, 1963 (1963-01-09)1–16
Upon returning to Beverly Hills, Granny and Pearl spar over who is the "woman of the house".
1717"Jed's Dilemma"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 16, 1963 (1963-01-16)1–17
As the Granny-Pearl feud continues, 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
When his wife is away, Mr. Drysdale requests a female member of the Clampett family to perform housekeeping duties for him.
1919"Elly's Animals"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenJanuary 30, 1963 (1963-01-30)1–19
Many animals and even the police 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.
2121"Jed Plays Solomon"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenFebruary 13, 1963 (1963-02-13)1–21
Granny calls the police in an attempt to stop Pearl's incessant yodeling, but her plan backfires when the officers discover her still. Eddie Dean portrayed a police officer.
2222"Duke Steals a Wife"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenFebruary 20, 1963 (1963-02-20)1–22
Duke, the Clampetts' bloodhound, uses his animal magnetism to draw Jed and a Frenchwoman together.
2323"Jed Buys the Freeway"Richard WhorfPaul HenningFebruary 27, 1963 (1963-02-27)1–23
A conman 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 a rival bank 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.
2525"The Family Tree"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMarch 13, 1963 (1963-03-13)1–25
A prominent genealogist finds evidence that Jed's ancestors came to America prior to the arrival of the Mayflower.
2626"Jed Cuts the Family Tree"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMarch 20, 1963 (1963-03-20)1–26
After much excitement about the family entering the "high society life", Jed lies to the genealogist to get things back to normal.
2727"Granny's Spring Tonic"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Phil ShukenMarch 27, 1963 (1963-03-27)1–27
A fortune hunter sets her sights on Jed. Guest star: Lola Albright.
2828"Jed Pays His Income Tax"Richard WhorfPaul HenningApril 3, 1963 (1963-04-03)1–28
Jed and Granny are suspicious of a tax collector from the IRS.
2929"The Clampetts and the Dodgers"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonApril 10, 1963 (1963-04-10)1–29
After playing golf with Jethro, Los Angeles Dodgers coach Leo Durocher wants to sign him as a pitcher.
3030"Duke Becomes a Father"Richard WhorfPaul HenningApril 17, 1963 (1963-04-17)1–30
Duke and Jed become reacquainted with their French lady friends.
3131"The Clampetts Entertain"Richard WhorfPaul Henning, Dick Wesson, Herman Miller and Fred FreibergerApril 24, 1963 (1963-04-24)1–31
After securing the Clampett account, Mr. Drysdale is in line for a pay raise.
3232"The Clampetts in Court"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonMay 1, 1963 (1963-05-01)1–32
It's a case of one man's word against another as the Clampetts are accused of reckless driving in court.
3333"The Clampetts Get Psychoanalyzed"Richard WhorfPaul HenningMay 8, 1963 (1963-05-08)1–33
A psychiatrist may have bitten off more than he can chew when he starts treating Jethro.
3434"The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonMay 15, 1963 (1963-05-15)1–34
The psychiatrist shows great interest in Granny's home remedies for various ailments.
3535"Elly Becomes a Secretary"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Dick WessonMay 22, 1963 (1963-05-22)1–35
Believing he needs their help, the Clampetts volunteer to work at Mr. Drysdale's bank.
3636"Jethro's Friend"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Jay SommersMay 29, 1963 (1963-05-29)1–36
Jethro's friend Armstrong enjoys the less rigid lifestyle he encounters during a visit to the Clampett mansion.

Season 2 (1963–64)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]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 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
Granny's unlicensed medical practice draws the attention of the authorities.
393"Granny's Garden"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 9, 1963 (1963-10-09)2–3
The Clampetts decide to plow up their carefully manicured front lawn, to grow vegetables.
404"Elly Starts to School"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 16, 1963 (1963-10-16)2–4
Miss Hathaway's worry that Elly May won't fit in at a private school proves to be premature.
415"The Clampett Look"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 23, 1963 (1963-10-23)2–5
The Clampetts unwittingly become the pioneers of a fashion style that everybody who's everybody is wearing.
426"Jethro's First Love"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 30, 1963 (1963-10-30)2–6
Jethro develops feelings for an exotic dancer named Chickadee (Barbara Nichols), and brings her home to meet the folks.
437"Chickadee Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 6, 1963 (1963-11-06)2–7
As marriage seemingly draws nearer, Jethro discovers a deal-breaking secret about Chickadee: she can't cook.
448"The Clampetts Are Overdrawn"Richard WhorfStory by : Jay Sommers & Joe Bigelow
Teleplay by : Paul Henning & Mark Tuttle
November 13, 1963 (1963-11-13)2–8
An unemployed actor named J.D. Clampett benefits from a paperwork mixup at the bank, becoming $36 million richer.
459"The Clampetts Go Hollywood"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 20, 1963 (1963-11-20)2–9
Newly discovered "cousin" Jake Clampett decides that the hillbillies should act more like Hollywood movie stars (Jake purchases a brand new 1964 Imperial convertible to improve Jed's image, but the car is never seen again – the Clampett family truck is Jed's choice of vehicle).
4610"Turkey Day"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 27, 1963 (1963-11-27)2–10
Jed and Granny want to have some turkey for Thanksgiving, but Elly May has other ideas.
4711"The Garden Party"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 4, 1963 (1963-12-04)2–11
The guests at Mrs. Drysdale's garden party get a surprise when the Clampetts show up.
4812"Elly Needs a Maw"Joseph DepewKeith Fowler, Phil Leslie, Paul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 11, 1963 (1963-12-11)2–12
Jed begins searching for a wife, who he hopes will be able to turn Elly May into a young lady.
4913"The Clampetts Get Culture"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 18, 1963 (1963-12-18)2–13
Mr. Drysdale's efforts to prove to the Clampetts that Beverly Hills is really the place for them to be only makes matters worse.
5014"Christmas at the Clampetts"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 25, 1963 (1963-12-25)2–14
A television, a boat, and a chimpanzee are among the many gifts Mr. Drysdale gives to the Clampetts for Christmas.
5115"A Man for Elly"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 1, 1964 (1964-01-01)2–15
Granny's television idol, Western actor Quirt Manly (Henry Gibson), is revealed to be less than expected when he visits the mansion.
5216"The Giant Jackrabbit"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 8, 1964 (1964-01-08)2–16

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

Note: As of January 2013, this episode is the 36th most watched prime-time telecast in U.S. television history.
5317"The Girl from Home"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 15, 1964 (1964-01-15)2–17
Some old love letters from Jethro lead a mountain man and his daughter (Muriel Landers) to Beverly Hills.
5418"Lafe Lingers On"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 22, 1964 (1964-01-22)2–18
A freeloader from back home takes advantage of Jed's charity.
5519"The Race for Queen"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 5, 1964 (1964-02-05)2–19
Elly May enters a Beverly Hills beauty pageant, but may have to face competition from Granny.
5620"Lafe Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 12, 1964 (1964-02-12)2–20
A mild-mannered accountant and a jailbird from the hills both attempt to win Elly May's heart.
5721"Son of Lafe Returns"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 19, 1964 (1964-02-19)2–21
Granny sets a trap to interfere with one of Elly May's suitor's plans.
5822"The Clampetts Go Fishing"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 26, 1964 (1964-02-26)2–22
Granny's fear of boats only temporarily thwarts Mr. Drysdale's plan to take the Clampetts fishing, until he decides to take them to Marineland instead.
5923"The Critter Doctor"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 11, 1964 (1964-03-11)2–23
Granny mistakes a bug repellent salesman for a veterinarian.
6024"A Bride for Jed"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 18, 1964 (1964-03-18)2–24
Flatt and Scruggs try to find a city woman for Jed the same way they found theirs: auditions for backup singers. Joi Lansing guest stars.
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 convince even the head of the Weather Bureau.
6226"Another Neighbor"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 1, 1964 (1964-04-01)2–26
Countess Maria moves to town, and instantly becomes a fan of both Granny's spring tonic and Jed.
6327"The Bank Raising"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 8, 1964 (1964-04-08)2–27
Jed is mistaken for a financial wizard by some investors, and then feels he has to build a new bank building all by himself.
6428"The Great Crawdad Hunt"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 15, 1964 (1964-04-15)2–28
Two men feel they have discovered a family of geniuses in the Clampetts.
6529"The Dress Shop"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 22, 1964 (1964-04-22)2–29
The Clampetts come to own a dress shop, and try to raise money to feed the designer (Natalie Schafer) and her "starving" models.
6630"The House of Granny"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 29, 1964 (1964-04-29)2–30
The Clampetts transform their boutique into a general store.
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, the Clampetts have some success in making over Elly May's looks.
6832"Jed, Incorporated"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 13, 1964 (1964-05-13)2–32
The Clampetts set up shop running their tax write-off corporation.
6933"Granny Learns to Drive"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 20, 1964 (1964-05-20)2–33
A bad experience with a cabdriver (Mel Blanc) makes Granny want to drive herself around.
7034"Cabin in Beverly Hills"Richard WhorfPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 27, 1964 (1964-05-27)2–34
The Clampett cabin is reassembled in the mansion's back yard for homesick Granny's benefit. (Sheila James) guest stars.
7135"Jed Foils a Home Wrecker"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 3, 1964 (1964-06-03)2–35
Mrs. Drysdale's attempt to get the cabin demolished meets stiff resistance from the Clampetts and Mr. Drysdale.
7236"Jethro's Graduation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 10, 1964 (1964-06-10)2–36
A chimpanzee takes Jethro's place in his sixth grade graduation ceremony, impressing visiting dignitaries. Eleanor Audley guest stars.

Season 3 (1964–65)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
731"Jed Becomes A Movie Mogul"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 23, 1964 (1964-09-23)3–1
Jed purchases a movie studio, leading him to meet many stars and Elly May to try her hand on the silver screen.
742"Clampett City"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 30, 1964 (1964-09-30)3–2
The Western set on the backlot of their movie studio provides the Clampetts with a taste of home.
753"Clampett City General Store"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 7, 1964 (1964-10-07)3–3
As the Clampetts open the "general store" on their Western set to customers, Jethro, Elly May, and Granny are cast in a picture about Nero and Cleopatra.
764"Hedda Hopper's Hollywood"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 14, 1964 (1964-10-14)3–4

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

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode No.62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[3]
775"Doctor Jed Clampett"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 21, 1964 (1964-10-21)3–5
Jed receives an honorary doctorate, but the family thinks he now has the power to heal.
786"Jed the Heartbreaker"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 28, 1964 (1964-10-28)3–6
Mrs. Drysdale decides to use her womanly charms on Jed, in an effort to scare the Clampetts back to the hills.
797"Back to Marineland"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 4, 1964 (1964-11-04)3–7
After being turned down in his aspiration to be a "double naught spy", Jethro decides to join the Marines by getting a job at Marineland.
808"Teenage Idol"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 11, 1964 (1964-11-11)3–8
Teen singing sensation Johnny Poke, a friend from back in the hills, visits the Clampetts. Alan Reed guest stars.
819"The Widow Poke Arrives"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 18, 1964 (1964-11-18)3–9
Granny tries to play matchmaker between Jed and the Widow Poke (Ellen Corby) from back home, but the two turn the tables on her.
8210"The Ballet"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 25, 1964 (1964-11-25)3–10
Mrs. Drysdale tries to convince Jed to help support the Beverly Hills Ballet Company.
8311"The Boarder"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 9, 1964 (1964-12-09)3–11
The Clampetts decide to turn their spacious mansion into a boarding house, and confuse the butler that Mr. Drysdale hired for them as their first guest.
8412"The Boarder Stays"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 16, 1964 (1964-12-16)3–12
The butler is put on trial by the Clampetts after running out without paying his room and board.
8513"Start the New Year Right"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 30, 1964 (1964-12-30)3–13
Mrs. Drysdale checks into the hospital under "stress" caused by the Clampetts' antics, hoping to get away from them, but when the family gets word of their neighbor's troubles, they show up to offer their support and end up causing more trouble than ever.
8614"Clampett General Hospital"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 6, 1965 (1965-01-06)3–14
Unsatisfied with what they perceive as the hospital's poor level of care, the Clampetts break Mrs. Drysdale out and set her up in their mansion.
8715"The Movie Starlet"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 13, 1965 (1965-01-13)3–15
A young actress (Sharon Farrell) becomes interested in Jethro when she finds his uncle owns a movie studio.
8816"Elly in the Movies"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 20, 1965 (1965-01-20)3–16
Elly May gets a role in a movie, as well as the admiration of co-star Dash Riprock.
8917"Dash Riprock, You Cad"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 27, 1965 (1965-01-27)3–17
A mix-up causes movie star Dash Riprock to pursue Miss Jane rather than Elly May, sending the Clampetts into a fury.
9018"Clampett A-Go-Go"Joseph DepewRobert Schaefer & Eric FreiwaldFebruary 3, 1965 (1965-02-03)3–18
Beatnik Sheldon Epps wrecks his car in front of the mansion, and the Clampetts take care of his apparent injuries.
9119"Granny's Romance"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 17, 1965 (1965-02-17)3–19
Mr. Drysdale orders an elderly playboy member of the bank's Board of Directors to court Granny, much to the chagrin of the old man's gold-digging girlfriend, 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 are attending horse races, she sets out to put a stop to their gambling. Don Rickles guest stars.
9321"Double Naught Jethro"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 3, 1965 (1965-03-03)3–21
Jethro reignites his passion to become a "double naught spy", while Elly May enters a beauty pageant.
9422"Clampett's Millions"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 10, 1965 (1965-03-10)3–22
A rival banker woos Granny to get the Clampett account in his bank.
9523"Drysdale's Dog Days"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 17, 1965 (1965-03-17)3–23
Granny's anger at Mr. Drysdale continues when she wants to withdraw her eleven million dollars again.
9624"Brewster's Honeymoon"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 24, 1965 (1965-03-24)3–24
The Clampetts generously offer Mr. Brewster and his new bride the honor of staying in their old cabin for the honeymoon.
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 lend a hand with several problems the Clampetts are having.
9826"Jed and the Countess"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 14, 1965 (1965-04-14)3–26
Countess Maria returns for some of Granny's spring tonic.
9927"Big Daddy, Jed"Joseph DepewRobert Schaefer & Eric FreiwaldApril 21, 1965 (1965-04-21)3–27
A group of beatniks hopes Jed will help them out with some "bread" so they can keep their "pad".
10028"Cool School is Out"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 28, 1965 (1965-04-28)3–28
Elly May and Jethro join the beatniks, but Jed gets worried when Granny starts to act like them.
10129"The Big Bank Battle"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 5, 1965 (1965-05-05)3–29
Mr. Drysdale tries to get the Clampetts involved in a hobby to keep them out of mischief.
10230"The Clampetts Versus Automation"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 12, 1965 (1965-05-12)3–30
The Clampetts befriend a bank accountant who is being replaced by a computer.
10331"Luke's Boy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMay 26, 1965 (1965-05-26)3–31
Jethro and his friend Beau Short decided to become "sophisticated international playboys".
10432"The Brewsters Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 2, 1965 (1965-06-02)3–32
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."
10533"Jed, the Bachelor"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 9, 1965 (1965-06-09)3–33
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 learn the hard way just how much they all need each other.
10634"The Art Center"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJune 16, 1965 (1965-06-16)3–34

Mrs. Drysdale convinces the Clampetts to donate their home as an art museum, so they get to work sculpting and painting masterpieces for display.

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

Season 4 (1965–66)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
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. (This is the first episode filmed and aired in color; and also the first episode in which Donna Douglas as Elly Mae takes over The Filmways Presentation announcement).
1082"That Old Black Magic"Joseph DepewRonny PearlmanSeptember 23, 1965 (1965-09-23)4–2
Granny thinks her study of astrology has turned Mrs. Drysdale into a bird.
1093"The Sheik"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleSeptember 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)4–3
Jethro appreciates Arabic culture when Jed's new oil partner, a sheikh, arrives with his harem.
1104"The Private Eye"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 6, 1965 (1965-10-06)4–4
Jethro's attempt to become a "double naught spy" unwittingly leads him to foil a bank robbery.
1115"Possum Day"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 13, 1965 (1965-10-13)4–5
Mr. Drysdale tries to get the city of Beverly Hills to celebrate Possum Day in order to keep the Clampetts from returning home.
1126"The Possum Day Parade"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 20, 1965 (1965-10-20)4–6
Granny campaigns dirty against Mrs. Drysdale for the title of Possum Queen.
1137"The Clampetts Play the Rams"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleOctober 27, 1965 (1965-10-27)4–7
Jethro's date, Mr. Drysdale's maid, is more interested in watching his color television than in him.
1148"The Courtship of Elly"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 3, 1965 (1965-11-03)4–8
Granny's love potion for Elly May affects Miss Jane's boyfriend.
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 new neighbor, but they get her maid (Kathleen Freeman) instead.
11610"The Poor Farmer"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 17, 1965 (1965-11-17)4–10
Jed mistakes a billionaire for a poor farmer, but admires the man's unwillingness to accept Jed's charity.
11711"Hoe Down a-Go-Go"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 24, 1965 (1965-11-24)4–11
The Clampetts host a party so Jethro and Elly May can get more friends their age.
11812"Mrs. Drysdale's Father"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 1, 1965 (1965-12-01)4–12
Mrs. Drysdale's father feels he can take advantage of the hillbillies' lack of guile in a game of poker.
11913"Mr. Farquhar Stays On"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 8, 1965 (1965-12-08)4–13
Mrs. Drysdale's father wants Granny to go to Las Vegas with him so he can put her gambling acumen to work.
12014"Military School"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 15, 1965 (1965-12-15)4–14
Jethro's new life ambition is to become a five-star General.
12115"The Common Cold"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleDecember 29, 1965 (1965-12-29)4–15
Granny opens up her own doctor's office after making a batch of her cure for the common cold.
12216"The Richest Woman"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 5, 1966 (1966-01-05)4–16
The world's richest woman tries to convince the Clampetts to sell her their mansion, but when Jed refuses to sell she turns to largesse and seduction in an attempt to get her way.
12317"The Trotting Horse"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 12, 1966 (1966-01-12)4–17
Mr. Drysdale gives the Clampetts a racing horse, which Granny uses to ride to the grocery store and back.
12418"The Buggy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 19, 1966 (1966-01-19)4–18
Granny buys a buggy for herself and a horse and buggy for Mrs. Drysdale, so the two women can have races.
12519"The Cat Burglar"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 26, 1966 (1966-01-26)4–19
All of Beverly Hills is alarmed by the presence of a cat burglar, and the Clampetts are prime targets.
12620"The Big Chicken"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 2, 1966 (1966-02-02)4–20
Granny sees an ostrich and thinks her growing potion has made a giant chicken, and tries to keep it a secret.
12721"Sonny Drysdale Returns"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 9, 1966 (1966-02-09)4–21
Granny's prediction that Elly May will soon get married seemingly comes true when Sonny Drysdale shows up and proposes.
12822"Brewster's Baby"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 16, 1966 (1966-02-16)4–22
Granny hopes to deliver the Brewster's baby, not knowing they plan to adopt.
12923"The Great Jethro"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleFebruary 23, 1966 (1966-02-23)4–23
Jethro wants to become a magician after meeting Marvo the Magnificent.
13024"The Old Folks Home"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 2, 1966 (1966-03-02)4–24
Granny overworks herself at spring cleaning the mansion, leading her to fear being put in an old folks' home.
13125"Flatt and Scruggs Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 16, 1966 (1966-03-16)4–25
Lester Flatt's wife dreams of being a singer, but Granny won't let her get away from cooking lessons.
13226"The Folk Singers"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 23, 1966 (1966-03-23)4–26
Jethro and Miss Jane team up for a career in folk music.
13327"The Beautiful Maid"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleMarch 30, 1966 (1966-03-30)4–27
A Swedish actress (Julie Newmar) tries to learn the Clampetts' way of life.
13428"Jethro's Pad"Joseph DepewRobert Schaefer & Eric FreiwaldApril 6, 1966 (1966-04-06)4–28
After finding some of Mr. Drysdale's old magazines, Jethro gets a trailer and turns it into a bachelor's pad.
13529"The Bird Watchers"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 13, 1966 (1966-04-13)4–29
Miss Jane's date with a birdwatcher (Wally Cox) inspires Mr. Drysdale to get Dash Riprock to go out with Elly May.
13630"Jethro Gets Engaged"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 20, 1966 (1966-04-20)4–30
Jethro becomes Dash Riprock's stunt double, gaining the attention of a young actress as well as burned skin.
13731"Granny Tonics a Birdwatcher"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleApril 27, 1966 (1966-04-27)4–31
Granny's spring tonic is used to get Elly May and Miss Jane's respective suitors to propose.
13832"Jethro Goes to College"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanMay 18, 1966 (1966-05-18)4–32
Jethro attends a secretarial college to get his mind off of girls, while Elly May attends a College of Judo and Karate.

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.
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 the girl's name.
1413"Jethro Takes Love Lessons"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanSeptember 28, 1966 (1966-09-28)5–3
Despite getting advice from an expert, Jethro remains unlucky at romance.
1424"The Badger Game"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 5, 1966 (1966-10-05)5–4
A young girl posing as an acquaintance from back home tries to blackmail Jed with some compromising photographs.
1435"The Badgers Return"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 12, 1966 (1966-10-12)5–5
A pair of con artists use the Clampetts' unwitting assistance to try to blackmail Mr. Drysdale.
1446"The Gorilla"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 19, 1966 (1966-10-19)5–6
After the Clampetts request a gorilla to help out with housework, Mr. Drysdale hires a man in a costume to change their minds.
1457"Come Back, Little Herby"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 26, 1966 (1966-10-26)5–7
The man in the gorilla costume takes advantage of the Clampett's lifestyle when he's supposed to be working.
1468"Jed in Politics"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 2, 1966 (1966-11-02)5–8
The government tells Granny to stop making her lye soap because it is causing smog, so Jed decides to run for the office of Smog Commissioner.
1479"Clampett Cha Cha Cha"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 9, 1966 (1966-11-09)5–9
The Clampetts win free dancing lessons from some unlucky dance instructors.
14810"Jed Joins the Board"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanNovember 16, 1966 (1966-11-16)5–10
Jed joins the board of the OK Oil Company, and uses the company's airplane to start an airline service with Jethro as the pilot, complete with wooden benches and ropes for seat belts.
14911"Granny Lives It Up"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 23, 1966 (1966-11-23)5–11
Granny is on a date with two men at the same time, in different rooms of the mansion.
15012"The Gloria Swanson Story"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleNovember 30, 1966 (1966-11-30)5–12
The Clampetts help save movie star Gloria Swanson from having her home demolished.
15113"The Woodchucks"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanDecember 7, 1966 (1966-12-07)5–13
Jethro attempts to impress a group of female Bird Watchers by joining the Wood Chucks organization.
15214"Foggy Mountain Soap"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 14, 1966 (1966-12-14)5–14
Jed and Granny star in a commercial for Foggy Mountain Soap, with Jethro as the director.
15315"The Christmas Present"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanDecember 21, 1966 (1966-12-21)5–15
The Clampetts decide to get into the Christmas spirit by doing something nice for Mrs. Drysdale.
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".
15517"The Mayor of Bug Tussle"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Mark TuttleJanuary 4, 1967 (1967-01-04)5–17
The Mayor of the Clampetts' hometown arrives needing money to cover up his misuse of city funds.
15618"Granny Retires"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanJanuary 11, 1967 (1967-01-11)5–18
Before Granny gives up her medicine practice, she trains a city doctor in the ways of mountain medicine.
15719"The Clampett Curse"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Ronny PearlmanJanuary 18, 1967 (1967-01-18)5–19
The Clampetts give all their money away, and feel relieved of the burden.
15820"The Indians Are Coming"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 1, 1967 (1967-02-01)5–20
A minor boundary dispute between an Indian tribe and Jed is blown out of proportion by Granny, who expects to be scalped by the "red devils". 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
After Granny's love potion is a failure, the Clampetts decide to use a computer dating service to find matches.
16022"Elly Comes Out"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 15, 1967 (1967-02-15)5–22
The Clampetts try once again to get a suitor for Elly May by holding a "coming out" party for her.
16123"The Matador"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 22, 1967 (1967-02-22)5–23
After seeing a matador with lots of female admirers, Jethro decides to become a bullfighter.
16224"The Gypsy's Warning"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 1, 1967 (1967-03-01)5–24
Mrs. Drysdale hires some Gypsies to scare the Clampetts away, and Granny thinks they want to steal her "baby boy" Jethro.
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 a king, who is actually in need of money, while Mrs. Drysdale intends on setting the king up with her niece.
16426"Super Hawg"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 15, 1967 (1967-03-15)5–26
Granny wants to buy a hippopotamus from Mr. Drysdale, thinking it is a giant hog that she can cook.
16527"The Doctors"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 22, 1967 (1967-03-22)5–27
Granny clashes with a city doctor over her unorthodox treatments.
16628"Delovely and Scruggs"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 29, 1967 (1967-03-29)5–28
Lester Flatt's wife has a successful screen test to be an actress, but she must endure three days in the Clampett's cabin.
16729"The Little Monster"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberApril 12, 1967 (1967-04-12)5–29
Elly May has to take care of Mr. Drysdale's 11-year-old nephew, Little Milby.
16830"The Dahlia Feud"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonApril 19, 1967 (1967-04-19)5–30
Granny thinks Mrs. Drysdale has hired a hit man to kill the Clampetts.

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, and Jethro proceeds to prepare them for their journey across the pond.
1702"The Clampetts in London"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 13, 1967 (1967-09-13)6–2
The Clampetts arrive in London, but Granny's medicinal supplies are confiscated by customs.
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, while Jethro starts fulfilling his duty as a knight in shining armor.
1724"Robin Hood of Griffith Park"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonSeptember 27, 1967 (1967-09-27)6–4
After returning to Beverly Hills, Jethro and Elly May start a band of Robin Hood's merry men.
1735"Robin Hood and the Sheriff"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonOctober 4, 1967 (1967-10-04)6–5
Jethro's band of merry men gets larger with an influx of hippies while Jed and Granny worry about their whereabouts.
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 (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
An Army psychologist thinks Jethro is pretending to be crazy to avoid military service.
1768"Mr. Universe Muscles In"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberOctober 25, 1967 (1967-10-25)6–8
Mr. Drysdale sets Elly May up with Mr. Universe.
1779"A Plot for Granny"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 1, 1967 (1967-11-01)6–9
Jed's plan to buy Granny some land out in the country backfires when he mistakenly purchases a cemetery plot.
17810"The Social Climbers"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberNovember 8, 1967 (1967-11-08)6–10
Jed is aggressively courted by a young socialite widow from back in the hills.
17911"Jethro's Military Career"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 15, 1967 (1967-11-15)6–11
Jed thinks Granny has had too much moonshine when she mistakes Jethro in a frogman suit for a sea monster.
18012"The Reserve Program"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 22, 1967 (1967-11-22)6–12
Jethro mistakes a movie set as being the planning stages of a second Civil War, and runs home to warn Granny.
18113"The South Rides Again"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 29, 1967 (1967-11-29)6–13
Granny, Elly May, and Jethro take the fight to the enemy and rout the "Yankee invaders".
18214"Jethro in the Reserve"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 6, 1967 (1967-12-06)6–14
Granny nurses "General Grant" back to health while Jethro enlists in the Reserves.
18315"Cimarron Drip"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 13, 1967 (1967-12-13)6–15
Jethro believes he is wanted to be the co-star in a television series, only to find out they want Elly May's pet monkey instead.
18416"Corn Pone Picassos"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 20, 1967 (1967-12-20)6–16
The Clampetts try to help Mrs. Drysdale out by creating art to enter in a contest for her.
18517"The Clampetts Play Cupid"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberDecember 27, 1967 (1967-12-27)6–17
Granny tries to get actor Dash Riprock uninterested in Elly May and more interested in Miss Hathaway.
18618"The Housekeeper"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 3, 1968 (1968-01-03)6–18
Mr. Drysdale hires a housekeeper for the Clampetts, one who is uninterested in doing housework.
18719"The Diner"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 10, 1968 (1968-01-10)6–19
Jethro enters the business world by opening a diner, "The Happy Gizzard", but has no luck with customers.
18820"Topless Anyone?"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberJanuary 17, 1968 (1968-01-17)6–20
Jethro has an idea to improve business at the diner, topless waitresses, but doesn't quite know what that means.
18921"The Great Snow"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonJanuary 24, 1968 (1968-01-24)6–21
Granny misses the snowy weather, so Mr. Drysdale spares no expense to put on a fake blizzard at the Clampett mansion to keep her in Beverly Hills.
19022"The Rass'lin' Clampetts"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonJanuary 31, 1968 (1968-01-31)6–22
Granny watches wrestling on television, and believing the story lines, she decides to take on the "bully" of the program.
19123"The Great Tag-Team Match"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 7, 1968 (1968-02-07)6–23
Granny takes on an entire family of wrestling bullies single-handedly.
19224"Jethro Proposes"Guy ScarpittaMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 21, 1968 (1968-02-21)6–24
Jethro proposes to Miss Hathaway, sure she will refuse, but is in a pickle when she accepts.
19325"The Clampetts Fiddle Around"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberFebruary 28, 1968 (1968-02-28)6–25
Jethro wants to take up violin lessons as a means of attracting women.
19426"The Soap Opera"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 6, 1968 (1968-03-06)6–26
The Clampetts confuse a medical soap opera for real life.
19527"Dog Days"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 13, 1968 (1968-03-13)6–27
Granny gets fed up with the hassle of having so many animals around the place, and issues an ultimatum: either they go, or she goes.
19628"The Crystal Gazers"Joseph DepewMark Tuttle & Deborah HaberMarch 20, 1968 (1968-03-20)6–28
Granny feels she has the power to predict the future.
19729"From Rags to Riches"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 27, 1968 (1968-03-27)6–29
Mr. Drysdale films a commercial starring the Clampetts as hillbillies who were raised from poverty by his bank.
19830"Cousin Roy"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonApril 3, 1968 (1968-04-03)6–30
A guy from back home arrives in Beverly Hills to sell his mother's (worthless) medicine, much to Granny's dismay. Roy Clark guest stars as "Cousin Roy".

Season 7 (1968–69)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]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, so they decide to relieve him by giving it to the Queen of the United Kingdom by buying Canada. (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
After flying to England and their castle, Granny decides the clan should reignite a year-old feud with the neighboring castle.
2013"War of the Roses"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Gene ThompsonOctober 9, 1968 (1968-10-09)7–3
Jethro determines that a joust is the best way to end the dispute between the neighboring castles, though everyone else thinks that they're just talking about the War of the Roses.
2024"Coming Through the Rye"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Gene ThompsonOctober 16, 1968 (1968-10-16)7–4
The Clampetts see a man in a kilt and believe Jethro has confused him for a young lady.
2035"Ghost of Clampett Castle"Joseph DepewBuddy AtkinsonOctober 23, 1968 (1968-10-23)7–5
Mr. Drysdale dresses like a ghost, hoping to scare the Clampetts into returning to Beverly Hills.
2046"Granny Goes to Hooterville"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Dick WessonOctober 30, 1968 (1968-10-30)7–6

Granny goes back to the hills to take care of a newborn baby.

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

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

With Granny gone and Elly May's cooking skills nonexistent, Jed hires a cook who only speaks Italian.

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 tries to get rid of the Italian cook, but love-struck Jethro has other ideas.
2079"Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 20, 1968 (1968-11-20)7–9
Jethro and Elly May dress as Bonnie and Clyde to pull a trick on Mr. Drysdale at the bank.
20810"The Thanksgiving Spirit"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonNovember 27, 1968 (1968-11-27)7–10

The Clampetts visit Hooterville to celebrate Thanksgiving with the inhabitants.

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

Mr. Drysdale gets Hollywood actor Dash Riprock to play a homespun country boy to woo Elly May.

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
After Jethro buys a new car, Granny uses the truck to race him, to see which auto is superior.
21113"The Week Before Christmas"Ralph LevyPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonDecember 18, 1968 (1968-12-18)7–13

Elly May's bear eats Granny's letter from Hooterville, while Mr. Drysdale refuses to give the bank employees Christmas off.

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 celebrate Christmas in Hooterville.

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
21315"Drysdale and Friend"Guy ScarpittaPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonJanuary 1, 1969 (1969-01-01)7–15

Mr. Drysdale is arrested in a small town and the Clampetts have to come to his rescue.

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
Elly May's bear takes up the bad habit of drinking Granny's moonshine.
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 gets a job as a talent agent, but refuses to represent old friend "Cousin Roy".
21618"Cousin Roy in Movieland"Joseph DepewDick WessonJanuary 29, 1969 (1969-01-29)7–18
Jethro finally is willing to represent Cousin Roy, but first he wants to remake the singer's image.
21719"Jed Clampett Enterprises"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 5, 1969 (1969-02-05)7–19
Jed and Granny get an office in Mr. Drysdale's bank building, and the miserly banker decides to save money by having his employees get their healthcare from Granny.
21820"The Phantom Fifth Floor"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 12, 1969 (1969-02-12)7–20
A building inspector becomes suspicious about what is going on in the Clampetts' offices on the fifth floor.
21921"The Hired Gun"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonFebruary 19, 1969 (1969-02-19)7–21

Mr. Drysdale, eager to get the Clampetts out of his building, hires a man to scare them off.

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
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.
22123"Sam Drucker's Visit"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 5, 1969 (1969-03-05)7–23

Granny tries to convince Sam Drucker to propose to her by claiming that many handsome actors are pursuing her.

Guest stars from Petticoat Junction: Frank Cady as Sam Drucker and Lori Saunders as Bobbie Jo
22224"The Guru"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Ric ToucedaMarch 12, 1969 (1969-03-12)7–24
Jethro wants to become a guru, but after Granny shares some moonshine with his mentor, she is proclaimed "Queen of Gurus".
22325"The Jogging Clampetts"Joseph DepewBuddy Atkinson & Lou HustonMarch 19, 1969 (1969-03-19)7–25
The Clampetts and the Drysdales join the jogging fad.
22426"Collard Greens an' Fatback"Joseph DepewPaul Henning & Buddy AtkinsonMarch 26, 1969 (1969-03-26)7–26
Pat Boone is interested in buying the Drysdale mansion, but is distracted by the aroma of Granny's home cooking.

Season 8 (1969–70)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
2251"Back to the Hills"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)8–1
Granny wants to return to the hills to find Elly May a husband.
2262"The Hills of Home"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 1, 1969 (1969-10-01)8–2
The Clampetts travel to the hills and meet up with nemesis Elverna Bradshaw, who makes a bet with Granny that her daughter will be married before Elly May.
2273"Silver Dollar City Fair"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 8, 1969 (1969-10-08)8–3
Granny goes to great lengths to get Elly a husband.
2284"Jane Finds Elly a Man"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 15, 1969 (1969-10-15)8–4
Miss Jane discovers a prospective husband for Elly May while birdwatching.
2295"Wedding Plans"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 22, 1969 (1969-10-22)8–5
Granny plans Elly May's wedding with her "fiance", and misunderstands his proposition.
2306"Jed Buys Central Park"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 29, 1969 (1969-10-29)8–6
A grimy con man (Phil Silvers) tricks the Clampetts into buying Central Park.
2317"The Clampetts in New York"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 5, 1969 (1969-11-05)8–7
The family sees all the sights of New York, and attempts to set up a cabin in Central Park.
2328"Manhattan Hillbillies"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 12, 1969 (1969-11-12)8–8
Granny has fun with a black Irish police officer (Sammy Davis, Jr.) while they are visiting in New York.
2339"Home Again"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 19, 1969 (1969-11-19)8–9
Elly falls for a handsome veterinarian when the Clampetts finally return from their long vacation.
23410"Shorty Kellems Moves West"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 26, 1969 (1969-11-26)8–10
Shorty Kellems from back home comes out to Beverly Hills to live large with his two hundred dollars.
23511"Midnight Shorty"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 3, 1969 (1969-12-03)8–11
Mr. Drysdale tries to get Shorty's "fortune" out of him by installing a casino in the Clampett's back yard.
23612"Shorty Go Home"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 10, 1969 (1969-12-10)8–12
Granny makes Shorty do lots of chores around the house to encourage him to return to the hills.
23713"The Hero"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 17, 1969 (1969-12-17)8–13
The Drysdales' nephew, a supposed Air Force hero, takes an interest in Elly May.
23814"Our Hero the Banker"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 24, 1969 (1969-12-24)8–14
Drysdale's nephew starts working at the bank, but causes more trouble than he is worth.
23915"Buzz Bodine, Boy General"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 31, 1969 (1969-12-31)8–15

Upon returning to Hooterville, Jed invests in an airplane with one Mr. "Howard Hewes".

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

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

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
After returning to Beverly Hills, the Clampetts discover that Shorty has been hiding on their property for a month, afraid to go back home.
24218"Marry Me, Shorty"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 21, 1970 (1970-01-21)8–18
Granny gets her rival Elverna Bradshaw to come out to California to marry Shorty.
24319"Shorty Spits the Hook"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 28, 1970 (1970-01-28)8–19
In a last-ditch desperation attempt to avoid marrying Elverna, Shorty pretends to be addicted to gambling.
24420"Three-Day Reprieve"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 4, 1970 (1970-02-04)8–20
Shorty locks himself with some secretaries from the bank to avoid being forced to marry Elverna.
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.
24622"Annul That Marriage"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 18, 1970 (1970-02-18)8–22
Shorty's marriage to Drysdale's secretary turns out to be only a temporary respite from Elverna.
24723"Hotel for Women"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 25, 1970 (1970-02-25)8–23
Shorty turns the Clampett mansion into a hotel for only women.
24824"Simon Legree Drysdale"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 4, 1970 (1970-03-04)8–24
The hotel for women is filled with women doing chores, leading some to think Mr. Drysdale is running a slave plantation.
24925"Honest John Returns"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 11, 1970 (1970-03-11)8–25
Con man Honest John has an investment for the Clampetts, a giant fan to blow all the smog out of Los Angeles.
25026"Honesty is the Best Policy"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)8–26
Honest John teams up with his wife to defraud the Clampetts of their millions.

Season 9 (1970–71)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
2511"The Pollution Solution"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 15, 1970 (1970-09-15)9–1
The Clampetts travel to Washington DC to give their fortune to the President to fight the smog problem. (This is the first time an "edited" version of the opening credits, without the ballad, is aired). 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). 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 con artists follow the Clampetts to Washington, and sell them the White House.
2533"Jed Buys the Capitol"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonSeptember 29, 1970 (1970-09-29)9–3
Jed gets swindled into buying the Capitol Building and the Clampetts are taken to a psych ward for evaluation.
2544"Mark Templeton Arrives"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 6, 1970 (1970-10-06)9–4
Mark Templeton, a Navy frogman, arrives to court Elly May, but Granny misunderstands his profession and thinks he is half-human, half-frog.
2555"Don't Marry a Frogman"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 13, 1970 (1970-10-13)9–5
Granny puts her medical knowledge to work trying to figure out a cure for being half-frog.
2566"Doctor, Cure My Frog"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonOctober 27, 1970 (1970-10-27)9–6
Granny is alarmed that Elly May and Jethro want to be frogmen like Mark.
2577"Do You Elly Take This Frog?"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 10, 1970 (1970-11-10)9–7
Granny is desperate to keep Elly May from going into the water with Mark, believing she too will turn into a frog.
2588"The Frog Family"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 17, 1970 (1970-11-17)9–8
To add to Granny's distress, Jed decides he too would like to be a frogman.
2599"Farm in the Ocean"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonNovember 24, 1970 (1970-11-24)9–9
Mr. Drysdale and Granny team up to run the frogman away from Elly May
26010"Shorty to the Rescue"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 1, 1970 (1970-12-01)9–10
Shorty Kellems returns to help Granny with her frogman problem.
26111"Welcome to the Family"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 8, 1970 (1970-12-08)9–11
Granny's latest idea is to get Mark uninterested in Elly May by having the girl cook for him.
26212"The Great Revelation"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonDecember 15, 1970 (1970-12-15)9–12
Granny finally grasps that Mark is not half-frog, and wants him to date Elly May, but Mr. Drysdale makes the Clampetts believe that the Navy needs Mark due to an imminent invasion of grunion.
26313"The Grunion Invasion"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 5, 1971 (1971-01-05)9–13
The Clampetts decide to defend their country against the invaders from the island of Grun, so they head to the beach.
26414"The Girls From Grun"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 12, 1971 (1971-01-12)9–14
The bank's secretaries form a union called GRUN, 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
Granny and Elly May are sympathetic to the secretaries' plight.
26616"Women's Lib"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonJanuary 26, 1971 (1971-01-26)9–16
Elly May and Granny join the women's liberation movement, leaving Jethro and Jed to fend for themselves.
26717"The Teahouse of Jed Clampett"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 2, 1971 (1971-02-02)9–17
A group of Japanese girls arrive at the mansion to help with the housework.
26818"The Palace of Clampett San"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 9, 1971 (1971-02-09)9–18
The girls want to teach Jed, Jethro, and Mr. Drysdale a lesson because of their luxurious lifestyle at the mansion.
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.
27020"Elly, the Working Girl"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonFebruary 23, 1971 (1971-02-23)9–20
Elly May gets a job at the bank as a secretary.
27121"Elly, the Secretary"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 2, 1971 (1971-03-02)9–21
A girl from back home arrives to try her hand at the movies, but Jethro fears she wants to marry him.
27222"Love Finds Jane Hathaway"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 9, 1971 (1971-03-09)9–22
A man pretends to be an Audubon so he can use Miss Jane to get to Elly May.
27323"The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty Crockett"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 16, 1971 (1971-03-16)9–23
Audubon pretends to be a Getty when meeting Mr. Drysdale and a Crockett when meeting the Clampetts.
27424"Jethro Returns"Bob LeedsPaul Henning & Dick WessonMarch 23, 1971 (1971-03-23)9–24
The elaborate fraud is unravelled as everybody learns that "Audubon" is just a starving actor. NOTE: Series finale.

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  3. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.