The BEST Episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020

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.

Dog Days

#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.

star 10.00
3 votes
The Family Tree

#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.

star 9.66
71 votes
Duke Becomes a Father

#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.

star 9.63
72 votes
The Soap Opera

#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.

star 9.50
6 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 9.43
7 votes
The Crystal Gazers

#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.

star 9.40
5 votes
Cousin Roy in Movieland

#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.

star 9.40
5 votes
The Jogging Clampetts

#8 - The Jogging Clampetts

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 19, 1969

Jogging mania seizes the Hillbillies and Drysdale.

star 9.40
5 votes
Doctor, Cure My Frog

#9 - Doctor, Cure My Frog

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1970

Granny believes that Elly’s beau is a web-footed freak.

star 9.40
5 votes
The Great Tag-Team Match

#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.

star 9.33
6 votes
Cousin Roy

#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.

star 9.33
6 votes
Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs

#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.

star 9.33
9 votes
Drysdale and Friend

#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.

star 9.33
6 votes
Buzz Bodine, Boy General

#14 - Buzz Bodine, Boy General

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 31, 1969

Jethro arrives in Hooterville wearing the uniform of a general.

star 9.33
3 votes
Jed Gets the Misery

#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.

star 9.33
55 votes
Jed Cuts the Family Tree

#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?

star 9.30
70 votes
The Hot-Rod Truck

#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.

star 9.29
7 votes
The Grunion Invasion

#18 - The Grunion Invasion

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 1971

The Clampetts go to war against a school of fish.

star 9.25
4 votes
Jethro the Flesh Peddler

#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.

star 9.22
9 votes
Jethro Proposes

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
The Clampetts Fiddle Around

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Back to the Hills

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
The Great Cook-Off

#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.

star 9.11
9 votes
From Rags to Riches

#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.

star 9.00
7 votes
Something for the Queen

#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.

star 9.00
6 votes