The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 3 Episode 5

Doctor Jed Clampett

Aired Unknown Oct 21, 1964 on CBS
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Doctor Jed Clampett
Jed gets an honorary doctorate when he donates money to a college, and the family thinks he is now a legit doctor. However, Granny isn’t pleased with hearing that Jed is now a real college doctor and she isn’t because she didn’t go to college. Granny does her best to get a degree herself, but doesn’t find much success. When a busload of tourists comes by, a woman brings her daughter to see Jed, because she knows he owns a movie studio. She asks is she can bring others over, and when they arrive the Clampetts think they are patients in need of treatment. The family, especially Granny, who wants to help and has gotten over the certificate Jed got, does their best to cure them. In the end, Jed gives the degree back because it is too much stress curing those Hollywood folks.moreless

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    Donna Douglas

    Donna Douglas

    Elly May Clampett

    Buddy Ebsen

    Buddy Ebsen

    Jed Clampett

    Nancy Kulp

    Nancy Kulp

    Jane Hathaway

    Irene Ryan

    Irene Ryan

    Daisy Moses "Granny"

    Raymond Bailey

    Raymond Bailey

    Milburn Drysdale

    Max Baer Jr.

    Max Baer Jr.

    Jethro Bodine

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The people who come to visit Jed and Granny from the tap dancer to the fire eater, etc. seem to think that the mansion is a talent agency.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Granny: Get that truck movin' boy.
        Jethro: Where we goin', Granny?
        Granny: To that Greedy College.
        Jethro: I think it's "Greely."
        Granny: I think it's Greedy. And as long as it is, I'm gonna buy me one of them half-hour doctor certificates.
        Jethro: Hey Granny, how bout buyin' me one to be a brain surgeon?
        Granny: I'll price it.

      • (Granny and Jed are trying to cure the man spiting fire out (the fire eater))
        Granny: Take that man to the kitchen! Give him some bakin' soda and buttermilk!
        Jed: Be sure and get the jug with the buttermilk. Ya give him some of Granny's corn squeezin's, and he'll hiccup this house to a cinder.

      • Jed: Where ya goin' Granny?
        Granny: Goin' with Jethro. C'mon boy!
        Jed: Where's Jethro goin'?
        Granny: He's goin with me!

      • Jed: Now then Dr. Bodine, supposed that the X-rays don't quieten her nerves.
        Jethro: Then I'll just hafta yank them rascals out.
        Granny: Ha!
        Jed: That don't do it?
        Jethro: Then I'll just hafta remove what they call the entire skeletal structure.

      • Jed: Granny, I'll get that college to make you a doctor if it takes ever cent I got.
        Granny: They offered to make me one. Even give me a test.
        Jed: They did?
        Granny: Asked me the craziest dern fool questions you ever did hear. Had me puttin' pegs in holes and lookin' at spilt ink! But I passed it!
        Jed: Good fer you!
        Granny: That's what I thought, until they put me in that white doctor's coat. The crazy, dern, fool thing had sleeves that tied in the back.
        Jed: That don't make no sense at tall.
        Granny: If Jethro hadn't been there to rip it off of me, I'd still be tryin' to get outta it.

      • (The Clampetts are looking at Jed's honorary doctorate degree)
        Jethro: Hey Uncle Jed, when I wanted to be a brain surgeon, everybody said that I had to go to college eight years to be a doctor.
        Jed: Well, that's what I heard. But I reckon it's like the old saying goes, "Nothing graces the shoot like money."

    • NOTES (1)

      • Tina Marie Brockert, the tap-dancing child in this episode, is actually Teena Marie, the classic soul singer who appearaned on a whole lot of shows throughout her career. This is her very first TV appearance.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)