The Beverly Hillbillies

The Army Game

Season 6, Ep 7, Aired 10/18/67
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  • Episode Description
  • Granny and Elly arrive back home just as Jethro is going to head into the Army. Granny decides to give Jethro his physical examination so the Army doctors don’t touch him. Though, Granny’s medical tools consist of a hammer to test reflexes and a burning candle to examine his throat. She splints his busted knee and puts corks in his ear to keep the draft out of them. Jethro heads down to the recruiting office in that condition and limping. The Colonel thinks that Jethro is a real patriot, to want to serve in this condition, but the Army Psychiatrist believes that Jethro is a genius draft dodger. The Colonel and Psychiatrist ask to see his family, and he returns with his family in his Patton costume. After meeting the family they believe is fake, they believe that Jethro is a genius, hoping to draft him before the CIA does.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Donna Douglas

    Elly May Clampett

  • Buddy Ebsen

    Jed Clampett

  • Nancy Kulp

    Jane Hathaway

  • Irene Ryan

    Daisy Moses "Granny"

  • Raymond Bailey

    Milburn Drysdale

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Psychiatrist: Jethro, you don’t really hate Pearl, do you? Jethro: Heck no. I’m going right home to give her a bucket of slop. (The Psych looks confused, still thinking of Jethro’s mother as Pearl)

    • (The Army Psych is trying to get Jethro to talk about Pearl his mother, while he thinks they mean Pearl the pig who the family wanted to take along) Psychiatrist: Jethro? Jethro: Yes sir? Psychiatrist: How do you feel about Pearl? Jethro: What’s there to feel? She’s a pig! Colonel Stark: Terrible thing to say boy! Jethro: Well it’s true. She smelled bad enough when it was just the four of us in the tank.

    • Colonel Stark: You must be Granny. Granny: That’s right. Colonel Stark: You the one who put the corks in Jethro’s ear? Granny: Yep. Colonel Stark: Was it to keep the boy out of the draft? Granny: No. It was to keep the draft out of the boy.

    • Psychiatrist: Do you have a real castle? Jed: Yes sir. Psychiatrist: Big one? Jed: Yes sir. Psychiatrist: With a moat, and drawbridge, and knights in armor? Jed: Yes sir. Psychiatrist: Any dragons? Jed: Yes sir!

    • Colonel Stark: You must be the rich uncle. Jed: Oh, I don’t know if you could call me rich. I got about sixty, sixty-five million.

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    Notes (1)

    • King Donovan, the army psychiatrist, also played Jake J.D Clampett in "The Clampetts Are Overdrawn" and "The Clampetts Go Hollywood" in which he stayed with the Clampetts as Jed's potential cousin.

    Trivia (1)

    • After Granny put corks in Jethro's ears, he couldn't hear anything. But when the sergeant invites him in the Colonel's office, Jethro hears him while being out of the room. Why can Jethro hear from a slight distance but not up close?

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