The Best Episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2019

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

Granny threatens to leave unless Elly gets rid of her menagerie.

star 10.00
2 votes
The Clampetts in New York

#2 - The Clampetts in New York

Season 8 - Episode 7

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

star 10.00
2 votes
Jane Finds Elly a Man

#3 - Jane Finds Elly a Man

Season 8 - Episode 4

Jane and Jethro become involved in the search for Elly's groom-to-be.

star 9.67
3 votes
The Rass'lin' Clampetts

#4 - 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.

star 9.40
5 votes
The Week Before Christmas

#5 - The Week Before Christmas

Season 7 - Episode 13

The hustle and bustle increases as Christmas nears.

star 9.33
3 votes
Buzz Bodine, Boy General

#6 - Buzz Bodine, Boy General

Season 8 - Episode 15

Jethro arrives in Hooterville wearing the uniform of a general.

star 9.33
3 votes
The Soap Opera

#7 - 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.

star 9.25
4 votes
Ghost of Clampett Castle

#8 - 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.

star 9.25
4 votes
Cousin Roy in Movieland

#9 - 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!

star 9.25
4 votes
The Phantom Fifth Floor

#10 - The Phantom Fifth Floor

Season 7 - Episode 20

Chaos is rampant at Clampett Enterprises.

star 9.25
4 votes
Sam Drucker's Visit

#11 - Sam Drucker's Visit

Season 7 - Episode 23

Sam Drucker (Frank Cady) foments family unrest when he visits the hillbillies.

star 9.25
4 votes
The Jogging Clampetts

#12 - The Jogging Clampetts

Season 7 - Episode 25

Jogging mania seizes the hillbillies and Drysdale.

star 9.25
4 votes
Hotel for Women

#13 - Hotel for Women

Season 8 - Episode 23

The Clampett mansion may become a hotel for single women.

star 9.25
4 votes
Doctor, Cure My Frog

#14 - Doctor, Cure My Frog

Season 9 - Episode 6

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

star 9.25
4 votes
The Grunion Invasion

#15 - The Grunion Invasion

Season 9 - Episode 13

The Clampetts go to war against a school of fish.

star 9.25
4 votes
The Great Tag-Team Match

#16 - 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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Cousin Roy

#17 - 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.

star 9.20
5 votes
The Great Cook-Off

#18 - The Great Cook-Off

Season 7 - Episode 8

A temporary but tempting Italian cook stirs up a storm.

star 9.17
6 votes
Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs

#19 - Bonnie, Flatt, and Scruggs

Season 7 - Episode 9

Musicians Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs play themselves in a spoof of Bonnie and Clyde

star 9.14
7 votes
Foggy Mountain Soap

#20 - Foggy Mountain Soap

Season 5 - Episode 14

The Clampetts help Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs make a soap commercial.

star 9.00
5 votes
A Plot for Granny

#21 - A Plot for Granny

Season 6 - Episode 9

Jed wants to find some land for Granny to raise some crops, but he accidentally calls a cemetery.

star 9.00
6 votes
The Reserve Program

#22 - The Reserve Program

Season 6 - Episode 12

Jethro goes to join the Army Reserve wearing an old uniform from Granny's Grandpappy and is mistaken for an extra in a Civil War movie.

star 9.00
6 votes
The Great Snow

#23 - The Great Snow

Season 6 - Episode 21

Granny is homesick for snow back in Bugtussle, but Mr Drysdale tries to trick them into staying home.

star 9.00
5 votes
Jethro Proposes

#24 - Jethro Proposes

Season 6 - Episode 24

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 9.00
4 votes
The Clampetts Fiddle Around

#25 - The Clampetts Fiddle Around

Season 6 - Episode 25

Miss Jane and Jethro attend a violin recital and Miss Jane suggests Jethro takes violin lessons.

star 9.00
4 votes