The Beverly Hillbillies

The BEST episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/26/2022Network: CBS
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The Family Tree
star
9.57
76 votes

#1 - The Family Tree

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/13/1963

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

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Duke Becomes a Father
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9.46
80 votes

#2 - Duke Becomes a Father

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/17/1963

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.

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Doctor, Cure My Frog
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9.14
7 votes

#3 - Doctor, Cure My Frog

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/27/1970

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.

Jed Gets the Misery
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9.13
61 votes

#4 - Jed Gets the Misery

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/1963

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.

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Jed Cuts the Family Tree
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9.08
78 votes

#5 - Jed Cuts the Family Tree

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/20/1963

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?

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The Week Before Christmas
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9.00
10 votes

#6 - The Week Before Christmas

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/18/1968

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.

The Clampetts in New York
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9.00
6 votes

#7 - The Clampetts in New York

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/1969

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

Three-Day Reprieve
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9.00
9 votes

#8 - Three-Day Reprieve

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/4/1970

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

The Wedding
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9.00
9 votes

#9 - The Wedding

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/11/1970

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

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Hotel for Women
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9.00
9 votes

#10 - Hotel for Women

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/25/1970

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

Honest John Returns
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9.00
7 votes

#11 - Honest John Returns

Season 8 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/11/1970

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

Honesty is the Best Policy
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9.00
8 votes

#12 - Honesty is the Best Policy

Season 8 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/18/1970

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.

The Grunion Invasion
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9.00
6 votes

#13 - The Grunion Invasion

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1971

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

Shorty Go Home
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8.90
10 votes

#14 - Shorty Go Home

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/10/1969

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

Marry Me, Shorty
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8.90
10 votes

#15 - Marry Me, Shorty

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/21/1970

The marriage battle between Shorty and Elverna rages on.

Buzz Bodine, Boy General
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8.88
8 votes

#16 - Buzz Bodine, Boy General

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/31/1969

Jethro arrives in Hooterville wearing the uniform of a general. Jed arranges to go into the airline business with pilot Steve Elliott.

Shorty Spits the Hook
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8.88
8 votes

#17 - Shorty Spits the Hook

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/28/1970

Elusive Shorty Kellems gets off the marital hook with Elverna by convincing his eager bride-to-be that he is an inveterate gambler.

The Girl from Home
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8.86
44 votes

#18 - The Girl from Home

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/15/1964

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.

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Farm in the Ocean
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8.86
7 votes

#19 - Farm in the Ocean

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1970

Drysdale tries to stop Elly’s marriage.

Dog Days
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8.83
6 votes

#20 - Dog Days

Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/13/1968

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.

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The Giant Jackrabbit
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8.81
47 votes

#21 - The Giant Jackrabbit

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/8/1964

While out hunting, Granny confuses the Drysdale’s new kangaroo with a giant jackrabbit.

Directors: Richard Whorf
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Annul That Marriage
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8.80
10 votes

#22 - Annul That Marriage

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/18/1970

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.

Drysdale and Friend
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8.78
9 votes

#23 - Drysdale and Friend

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/1/1969

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

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Chickadee Returns
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8.76
45 votes

#24 - Chickadee Returns

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/1963

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.

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Jethro Proposes
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8.75
8 votes

#25 - Jethro Proposes

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/21/1968

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.