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.
An authority on American history finds evidence that Jed’s ancestors preceded the Mayflower to America.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
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.
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.Watch Now:Amazon
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?Watch Now:Amazon
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.
Phil Silvers as con man Shifty Shafer. Partly filmed in New York.
Jed and Shad Heller discover it's a full-time job keeping Shorty Kellems corralled until his marriage to the indomitable Elverna.
How to calm a nervous groom: lock him in a bear cage.Watch Now:Amazon
The hillbillies leave Shorty Kellems temporarily in charge of the Clampett mansion and he turns it into a hotel for single secretaries.
Con man Shifty Shafer hooks Jed on a plan to rid Los Angeles of smog.
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.
The Clampetts go to war against a school of fish which they believe to be hostile aliens.
Granny uses her shotgun as she punishes Jethro for leading too wild a Hollywood life with Shorty Kellems. Granny wants to send Shorty packing.
The marriage battle between Shorty and Elverna rages on.
Jethro arrives in Hooterville wearing the uniform of a general. Jed arranges to go into the airline business with pilot Steve Elliott.
Elusive Shorty Kellems gets off the marital hook with Elverna by convincing his eager bride-to-be that he is an inveterate gambler.
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.Watch Now:Amazon
Drysdale tries to stop Elly’s marriage.
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.Watch Now:Amazon
Shorty and Elverna engage in marital mayhem. The Clampetts set up a miniature farm so Shorty's bride Gloria can sample farm life, and soon the exhausted girl is delighted to hear she's not really married.
Banker Drysdale is jailed for transporting Granny's white lightning and Elly May's drunken bear in Jethro's truck.Watch Now:Amazon
Jethro still wants to marry burlesque dancer Chickadee Laverne, while she tries to figure out what the Clampetts want her to do in her dance routine.Watch Now:Amazon
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.