The BEST Episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Network: CBS

The Beverly Hillbillies is among the most successful comedies in American television history, and remains one of the few sitcoms to involve serial plotlines. It centered around Jed Clampett, a simple backwoods mountaineer who becomes a millionaire when oil is discovered on his property and then moves his family to Beverly Hills. The fish-out-of-water farce ran for nine seasons.

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The Family Tree

#1 - The Family Tree

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 13, 1963

An authority on American history finds evidence that Jed’s ancestors preceded the Mayflower to America.

star 9.61
74 votes
Duke Becomes a Father

#2 - Duke Becomes a Father

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 17, 1963

Mlle. Denise returns for the birth of her dog’s puppies, and to see Jed for some “courtin’ and sparkin’.” Mrs. Drysdale isn’t nearly so happy when she finds the puppies share more in common with Duke the bloodhound than Claude the poodle.

star 9.55
76 votes
Dog Days

#3 - Dog Days

Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 13, 1968

Granny becomes enraged when Elly May's herd of canine friends trample her every time she announces a meal is ready. Granny threatens to leave unless Elly gets rid of her menagerie.

star 9.40
5 votes
Jed Gets the Misery

#4 - Jed Gets the Misery

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 1963

Jed pretends to be sick so Granny can practice her Doctorin’. Mr. Drysdale helps out too, but then Granny won’t let them out of bed.

star 9.29
58 votes
The Week Before Christmas

#5 - The Week Before Christmas

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 18, 1968

The hustle and bustle increases as Christmas nears. The hillbillies head for a Christmas in Hooterville and a possible wedding for Granny and Sam Drucker.

star 9.22
9 votes
Jed Cuts the Family Tree

#6 - Jed Cuts the Family Tree

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 20, 1963

Pearl wants the family to be in High Society now that their forebears were one of the first families to come to America. Will Jed’s family become famous worldwide?

star 9.20
74 votes
The Jogging Clampetts

#7 - The Jogging Clampetts

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 19, 1969

When the Clampetts take up jogging as a hobby, Mr Drysdale puts on a jogging suit to trot along and seek new business for his bank.

star 9.14
7 votes
Doctor, Cure My Frog

#8 - Doctor, Cure My Frog

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1970

Granny believes that Elly’s beau is a web-footed freak. Granny consults a psychiatrist to give 'modern medicine' a chance to keep frogman Mark Templeton from turning into a real frog.

star 9.14
7 votes
Drysdale and Friend

#9 - Drysdale and Friend

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 1, 1969

Banker Drysdale is jailed for transporting Granny's white lightning and Elly May's drunken bear in Jethro's truck.

star 9.13
8 votes
Jethro Proposes

#10 - Jethro Proposes

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 21, 1968

Granny wants Jed to propose marriage to Miss Jane. He says no, so she asks Jethro. Jethro is going to ask but meets Ilsa on the way and forgets all about it. Granny tells him to invite Miss Jane to dinner at a fancy restaurant where he can ask her then. Granny and Elly sit at the next booth where they can hear what’s happening and coach Jethro when needed. Jethro asks, Miss Jane accepts and Jethro runs. Later Miss Jane reluctantly turns down his proposal.

star 9.00
7 votes
The Clampetts Fiddle Around

#11 - The Clampetts Fiddle Around

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 28, 1968

Miss Jane and Jethro attend a violin recital and Miss Jane suggests Jethro takes violin lessons.

star 9.00
7 votes
Something for the Queen

#12 - Something for the Queen

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 1968

The Clampetts are flying to London to give the Queen the deed to Canada. When they arrive at the castle, Colonel Dumbarton next door fires off his sunset canon and lowers the Union Jack flag. Granny thinks he’s startin’ the war of the roses all over again.

star 9.00
9 votes
Coming Through the Rye

#13 - Coming Through the Rye

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 1968

Jethro spies Col. Dumbarton’s niece through his telescope, but Jed mistakes her brother in a kilt for the niece and elists Granny to help break up a potential marriage.

star 9.00
8 votes
Sam Drucker's Visit

#14 - Sam Drucker's Visit

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 5, 1969

Sam Drucker of Petticoat Junction wins a trip to Hollywood, and Granny assumes that he's come to marry her. He foments family unrest when he visits the Hillbillies.

star 9.00
9 votes
The Clampetts in New York

#15 - The Clampetts in New York

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1969

Phil Silvers as con man Shifty Shafer. Partly filmed in New York.

star 9.00
6 votes
Three-Day Reprieve

#16 - Three-Day Reprieve

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 4, 1970

Jed and Shad Heller discover it's a full-time job keeping Shorty Kellems corralled until his marriage to the indomitable Elverna.

star 9.00
9 votes
The Wedding

#17 - The Wedding

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 11, 1970

How to calm a nervous groom: lock him in a bear cage.

star 9.00
9 votes
Hotel for Women

#18 - Hotel for Women

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 25, 1970

The hillbillies leave Shorty Kellems temporarily in charge of the Clampett mansion and he turns it into a hotel for single secretaries.

star 9.00
9 votes
Honest John Returns

#19 - Honest John Returns

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 11, 1970

Con man Shifty Shafer hooks Jed on a plan to rid Los Angeles of smog.

star 9.00
7 votes
Honesty is the Best Policy

#20 - Honesty is the Best Policy

Season 8 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 18, 1970

Shifty Shafer and his wife scheme to defraud the Clampetts. Jed prepares to underwrite con man Honest John's scheme to drill a channel in the mountains to draw off the smog in Los Angeles.

star 9.00
8 votes
The Grunion Invasion

#21 - The Grunion Invasion

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 1971

The Clampetts go to war against a school of fish which they believe to be hostile aliens.

star 9.00
6 votes
Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs

#22 - Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 1968

The hillbillies get to play the part of gangsters when Mr Drysdale makes a commercial for his bank. Musicians Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs play themselves in a spoof of Bonnie and Clyde.

star 8.92
12 votes
The Girl from Home

#23 - The Girl from Home

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 15, 1964

Lafe Crick arrives from “back home” with his daughter, Essiebelle. He found love letters that Jethro wrote to her and schemes to get them married as a way to get rich.

star 8.90
42 votes
Shorty Go Home

#24 - Shorty Go Home

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 10, 1969

Granny uses her shotgun as she punishes Jethro for leading too wild a Hollywood life with Shorty Kellems. Granny wants to send Shorty packing.

star 8.90
10 votes
Marry Me, Shorty

#25 - Marry Me, Shorty

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 21, 1970

The marriage battle between Shorty and Elverna rages on.

star 8.90
10 votes