The BEST Episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020
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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - The Soap Opera
Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 6, 1968
Granny thinks her favourite TV soap opera is real. She invites the star to the Mansion because on the show he was sick and she wanted to Doctor him. When she thinks she’s cured him off he goes back to work. Next day Granny sees him sick on TV again, so this time asks Jethro to take her to the TV studio because something there must be making him sick. When they arrive He’s in the operating theatre and Granny takes him home so he’ll get better under her care.
#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.
#6 - The Crystal Gazers
Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 20, 1968
Supernatural shenanigans spook the Clampetts. Granny convinces herself that she has the gift of prophecy and starts making doubtful predictions for her family and friends.
#7 - Cousin Roy in Movieland
Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 29, 1969
Roy is still hoping to make it in show biz so Jed decides to back him. Jethro faces eviction from his office at the Commerce Bank.
#8 - The Jogging Clampetts
Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 19, 1969
Jogging mania seizes the Hillbillies and Drysdale.
#9 - Doctor, Cure My Frog
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1970
Granny believes that Elly’s beau is a web-footed freak.
#10 - The Great Tag-Team Match
Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 7, 1968
Rebecca and her Manager come to the Clampetts’ place. The Manager wants a rematch between Granny and the Boston strong girl. Granny says no. Jed offers to pay Rebecca’s parents mortgage and writes them a cheque. Rebecca and Manager want to cash cheque but instead bring Rebecca’s parents to meet the Clampetts. Rebecca’s Manager convinces Granny to fight with the Boston strong girls parents in a tag team match and Granny beats them all single handed.
#11 - Cousin Roy
Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 3, 1968
Cousin Roy arrives and wants to open a Hollywood branch of Mother Mabel’s elixir. Granny doesn’t want her old rival Mabel to be sucessful at her expense, so Granny and Jethro set up a stall on the sidewalk to sell Granny’s elixir. That is until a cop arrests them for operating a stall without a permit. Mr. Drysdale flys Mother Myrtle out to Beverly Hills and just as Jethro and Granny arrive home, she sees Myrtle and runs into the house for her gun.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - Buzz Bodine, Boy General
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 31, 1969
Jethro arrives in Hooterville wearing the uniform of a general.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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?
#17 - The Hot-Rod Truck
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 11, 1968
Jethro wants to junk his “old wreck” and Granny thinks he means her. Jethro tells Jed and Granny that they're no longer "with it" and trades the old family car for a new and powerful hot rod.
#18 - The Grunion Invasion
Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 1971
The Clampetts go to war against a school of fish.
#19 - Jethro the Flesh Peddler
Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 22, 1969
Jethro starts his own Hollywood talent agency on the entire 5th floor of The Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills. Cousin Roy pays a visit when a record agent heard him play back in his hometown, and the gang wants Jethro to take Roy on as a client.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Back to the Hills
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 1969
The Clampetts head for the hills to snare a man for Elly May.
#23 - The Great Cook-Off
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 1968
Jethro begins dressing and acting like the noblest Roman of them all to win the hand of Maria, the beautiful Italian cook who stirs up a storm.
#24 - From Rags to Riches
Season 6 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 27, 1968
Mr. Drysdale wants to make a commercial starring the Clampetts as lazy hillbillies wasting their lives at the beginning, to successful contributors to society at the end. He dresses as SuperBanker and they recite to the camera how worthless their existence was before SuperBanker changed things for them.
#25 - 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.