The Best Episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
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
Granny threatens to leave unless Elly gets rid of her menagerie.
#2 - The Clampetts in New York
Season 8 - Episode 7
Phil Silvers as con man Shifty Shafer. Partly filmed in New York.
#3 - Coming Through the Rye
Season 7 - Episode 4
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.
#4 - Cousin Roy in Movieland
Season 7 - Episode 18
Roy arrives @ the Clampett house hoping to make it in show biz. Problem is, he doesn’t have the money. So Jed decides to back up Roy. Meanwhile, Jethro faces eviction from his office @ the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills. Mr. Drysdale demands the $5,000 rent. Jed tries to have Jethro become Roy’s agent, but Jethro doesn’t want any country hick acts. So he changes Roy to being part of a group. When Roy’s new act bombs, Jed and Mr. Drysdale advise Jethro to stick with country music after Roy’s record becomes a hit! But Jethro tore the contract and starts begging for Roy to come back!
#5 - Jane Finds Elly a Man
Season 8 - Episode 4
Jane and Jethro become involved in the search for Elly's groom-to-be.
#6 - The Hired Gun
Season 7 - Episode 21
Drysdale schemes to evict the Clampetts.
#7 - The Rass'lin' Clampetts
Season 6 - Episode 22
Granny and Mrs. Drysdale have a scrap and Jed’s ashamed of Granny for fightin’ with the neighbour. Jethro says that in Beverly Hills everyone rassles, he’s seen it on TV. The Clampetts gather around the TV to watch the Boston strong girl battle it out with sweet lil ol’ Rebecca who only rassles to earn money so her parents won’t be evicted from their farm. Granny wants Jethro to take her to the wrestling centre. They’re standing at ringside when the Boston strong girl is beatin’ up on sweet lil Rebecca. Granny can’t take it any more and climbs in to the ring and beats up the Boston strong girl.
#8 - The Week Before Christmas
Season 7 - Episode 13
The hustle and bustle increases as Christmas nears.
#9 - Buzz Bodine, Boy General
Season 8 - Episode 15
Jethro arrives in Hooterville wearing the uniform of a general.
#10 - The Grunion Invasion
Season 9 - Episode 13
The Clampetts go to war against a school of fish.
#11 - Ghost of Clampett Castle
Season 7 - Episode 5
Mr. Drysdale wants to go home, but the Clampetts aren’t ready to go yet. Faversham tells him about the Ghost of Clampett castle. Mr. Drysdale thinks this will scare the Clampetts and they’ll want to go home. Mr. Drysdale tells them the story and Jethro wants to hold a seance to contact the ghost. Mr. Drysdale dresses as a ghost and almost has them packing their bags until Granny shoots the “ghost” with her shotgun and he goes howling down the hall. On the trip home Mr. Drysdale has to stand all the way ’cause he can’t sit down.
#12 - The Hot-Rod Truck
Season 7 - Episode 12
Jethro wants to junk his “old wreck” and Granny thinks he means her.
#13 - Hotel for Women
Season 8 - Episode 23
The Clampett mansion may become a hotel for single women.
#14 - The Phantom Fifth Floor
Season 7 - Episode 20
Chaos is rampant at Clampett Enterprises.
#15 - The Soap Opera
Season 6 - Episode 26
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.
#16 - Sam Drucker's Visit
Season 7 - Episode 23
Sam Drucker (Frank Cady) foments family unrest when he visits the hillbillies.
#17 - Doctor, Cure My Frog
Season 9 - Episode 6
Granny believes that Elly's beau is a web-footed freak.
#18 - The Jogging Clampetts
Season 7 - Episode 25
Jogging mania seizes the hillbillies and Drysdale.
#19 - Clampett Castle
Season 6 - Episode 3
The Clampetts arrive at their Castle in London and meet the staff and neighbors.
#20 - Jed Buys the Capitol
Season 9 - Episode 3
Shifty Shafer cons Jed into buying the U.S. Capitol.
#21 - The Great Tag-Team Match
Season 6 - Episode 23
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.
#22 - From Rags to Riches
Season 6 - Episode 29
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.
#23 - Cousin Roy
Season 6 - Episode 30
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.
#24 - Jethro the Flesh Peddler
Season 7 - Episode 17
Jethro starts his own Hollywood talent agengy called JB Enterprises. His office, the entire 5th floor of The Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, Cousin Roy pays a visit when a record agent heard him play back in his hometown. The gang decides to pay a visit to JB, hoping he would sign Roy. Jethro doesn’t want any hayseeds as clients. So Roy decided to pack for home until he saw Elly May in a nice dress. Roy was speechless (seeing Elly in a nice dress), he decides to pay a visit to that record company.
#25 - The Great Cook-Off
Season 7 - Episode 8
A temporary but tempting Italian cook stirs up a storm.