The WORST Episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 16, 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.

Silver Dollar City Fair

#1 - Silver Dollar City Fair

Season 8 - Episode 3

Granny is trying to snare a spouse for Elly May.

star 6.50
4 votes
No Place Like Home

#2 - No Place Like Home

Season 1 - Episode 14

Back home for Christmas, Elly May bonds with her old animal friends, while Pearl plays the piano for the “new” movie in town to impress Mr. Brewster.

star 7.17
18 votes
The Buggy

#3 - The Buggy

Season 4 - Episode 18

Mr. Drysdale convinces his wife to compete against Granny in a horse-and-buggy race.

star 7.22
9 votes
Jethro's Pad

#4 - Jethro's Pad

Season 4 - Episode 28

Jethro tries to be a playboy by fitting a cramped trailer with all the necessary items.

star 7.22
9 votes
The Common Cold

#5 - The Common Cold

Season 4 - Episode 15

Granny believes she has a cure for the common cold and opens up her own doctor’s office.

star 7.29
7 votes
Cool School Is Out

#6 - Cool School Is Out

Season 3 - Episode 28

Granny tries to rescue Elly May and Jethro from a band of beatniks.

star 7.31
13 votes
Luke's Boy

#7 - Luke's Boy

Season 3 - Episode 31

Luke Short’s son Beau comes from back home, and Granny wants him to marry Elly May.

star 7.33
12 votes
The Party Line

#8 - The Party Line

Season 5 - Episode 1

Granny demands a party line so she can listen in on telephone conversations.

star 7.33
21 votes
The Folk Singers

#9 - The Folk Singers

Season 4 - Episode 26

Jethro abandons his career as an astronaut to become a folk singer with Miss Jane.

star 7.36
14 votes
The Art Center

#10 - The Art Center

Season 3 - Episode 34

Mrs. Drysdale wants to get rid of the Clampetts and add culture to Beverly Hills by getting them to donate their home as an art gallery.

star 7.40
10 votes
Start the New Year Right

#11 - Start the New Year Right

Season 3 - Episode 13

Mrs. Drysdale’s frustration with the Clampetts lands her in the hospital with a nervous condition, and she refuses to leave until the Clampetts are gone.

star 7.41
17 votes
The Old Folks Home

#12 - The Old Folks Home

Season 4 - Episode 24

Jed's schemes to prevent Granny from cleaning the entire mansion makes her think she’s being sent to the old folks home.

star 7.44
9 votes
The Bird Watchers

#13 - The Bird Watchers

Season 4 - Episode 29

Miss Jane’s bird-watching leader, Professor Biddle, comes to visit. Jed and Granny try to get Elly May to go out with Dash Riprock again instead of the professor.

star 7.44
9 votes
The Richest Woman

#14 - The Richest Woman

Season 4 - Episode 16

The world’s richest woman schemes to acquire the Clampett estate.

star 7.45
11 votes
Brewster's Honeymoon

#15 - Brewster's Honeymoon

Season 3 - Episode 24

The Clampetts try to give newlyweds Mr. Brewster and his wife a hillbilly-style honeymoon.

star 7.47
19 votes
The Clampetts Meet Mrs. Drysdale

#16 - The Clampetts Meet Mrs. Drysdale

Season 1 - Episode 4

When Mr. Drysdale describes Mrs. Drysdale as being a hypochondriac, the Clampets assume she must be a drunk.

star 7.48
65 votes
Directors: Richard Whorf
Writers: Paul Henning
The Marriage Machine

#17 - The Marriage Machine

Season 5 - Episode 21

A computer matchmaking machine wreaks havoc for the Clampetts and Miss Jane.

star 7.50
6 votes
The Palace of Clampett San

#18 - The Palace of Clampett San

Season 9 - Episode 18

Granny and Elly seek happiness as liberated women.

star 7.50
4 votes
Meanwhile, Back at the Cabin

#19 - Meanwhile, Back at the Cabin

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Clampetts find that the comforts of the mansion do not always compare to the comforts of their former mountain shack. Meanwhile, Cousin Pearl is back at the cabin making eyes with the visiting oil man.

star 7.54
81 votes
Directors: Richard Whorf
Writers: Paul Henning
Jethro Returns

#20 - Jethro Returns

Season 9 - Episode 24

Fortune hunter Dick Bremerkamp schemes to marry Elly May.

star 7.56
9 votes
Elly's First Date

#21 - Elly's First Date

Season 1 - Episode 9

Mr. Drysdale convinces his self-absorbed stepson Sonny to date Elly May. Granny and Jed make preparations for Thanksgiving.

star 7.56
34 votes
Drysdale's Dog Days

#22 - Drysdale's Dog Days

Season 3 - Episode 23

Granny demands to see her money in cash, and Drysdale tries to talk her out of it.

star 7.56
16 votes
The Big Bank Battle

#23 - The Big Bank Battle

Season 3 - Episode 29

After Mr. Drysdale tries to get Jed interested in a hobby to stop him from roving the neighborhood with a fix-it wagon, two banks end up fighting over giving Jed a job.

star 7.57
14 votes
The Beautiful Maid

#24 - The Beautiful Maid

Season 4 - Episode 27

The Clampetts think a Swedish method actress is a poor sharecropper’s daughter.

star 7.58
12 votes
Jed Buys Stock

#25 - Jed Buys Stock

Season 1 - Episode 5

Granny prepares her special mash to help cure Mrs. Drysdale of her drinking problem while Jed follows Mr. Drysdale’s suggestion to buy “stock” by buying cows, pigs, and chickens.

star 7.59
49 votes
Directors: Richard Whorf
Writers: Paul Henning