The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 1 Episode 11

Elly Races Jethrine

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Aired Unknown Dec 05, 1962 on CBS
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Elly Races Jethrine
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Granny and Jed are looking at pictures of Sonny and Elly May together, and Granny is sure that the two will get married, after she heard Sonny telling Elly he’ll give her a ring at ten o’clock, not knowing he meant a phone call. Jed sends the pictures back home to Pearl, because she always bragged how Jethrine would beat Elly to the alter. After seeing these pictures, Pearl decides to get her daughter married before Elly. And Granny decides to help get Sonny and Elly engaged. Sonny picks Elly up for their date, a drive, and Granny wants to follow, but Jed stops her from going. Meanwhile, Pearl is planning Jethrine’s date with Jasper Depew, telling what to do, and giving her wine to calm her nerves. But when Jasper arrives, Jethrine becomes drunk and doesn’t do what her mother told her to. That night, Granny and Jed are nervously awaiting Elly’s return home. When she and Sonny do get home, Sonny mentions how Elly can’t dance, and Granny proves that her granddaughter can dance by having a square dance. Jethro comes home and asks why the family’s dancing, and Granny says it is because Elly is marrying Sonny, causing Sonny to run home, shouting for his mother.moreless

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  • One of the early installments that has all the classic elements.

    8.5
    Granny is especially eager to get Elly May "hitched" to the Drysdale's self-obsessed son while Pearl Bodine has similar plans for the sweet but unlovely Jethrine.



    One of the good ones that uses the best aspects of the "fish out of water" themes of the series, "Elly Races Jethrine" features a scheming and folksy Irene Ryan at her best, Ebsen is about dead-on as the detached but amiable Jed, and Max Baer Jr. has a dual roll in some of the most hideous drag in classic TV history. Also, this episode features one of my favorite running gags, gathering in the mansion's entryway and looking skyward wondering where the "music" of the doorbell is coming from - its almost choreographed here as the whole family wanders about the tiles in front of the grand staircase.



    Donna Douglas also does a good job, seeming as uncomfortable in a skirt as her character is supposed to be, but pulling out the stops to engage in a square dance with Jed, Granny, and the witless playboy - Sonny Drysdale.



    Classic example of a Henning comedy in its best form for me.moreless
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

Louis Nye

Louis Nye

Sonny Drysdale

Guest Star

Max Baer Jr.

Max Baer Jr.

Jethrine Bodine

Recurring Role

Bea Benaderet

Bea Benaderet

Pearl Bodine

Recurring Role

Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon

Jasper Depew

Recurring Role

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    • (Sonny is trying to get Elly in a romantic mood, but failing)
      Sonny: Are you frightened?
      Elly: No. Had I ougtta be?
      Sonny: Yes. You're in great danger.
      Elly: How come?
      Sonny: You're in a man's room alone.
      Elly: No I ain't. You're here.
      Sonny: You are not playing the game!

    • (Sonny shows Elly his teddy bear)
      Sonny: Would you like to kiss it?
      Elly: Well, not specially.
      Sonny: I guess you'd rather kiss me?
      Elly: I'll kiss the bear!

    • (Granny and Jethro plan to follow Elly and Sonny on their drive, but Jed tells them not to because they'll notice them)
      Granny: They won't know who we are. We'll be wearin' dark glasses.
      (Granny and Jethro put on black sunglasses)
      Granny: He'll think we're a couple of Beverly Hills movie stars out for a drive.

    • Elly; Howdy Sonny!
      Sonny: Elly May! You look positively divine!
      Elly: So do you, Sonny.
      Sonny: I know!

    • (Pearl and Jethrine are looking at the pictures Jed sent of Elly May and Sonny Drysdale)
      Pearl: Course, I gotta admit that you ain't quite as purty as Elly May.
      Jethrine: I ain't even as pretty as her fella!

    • Granny: Now tell me, how do you feel about getting' married, and settlin' down, and raisin' a family?
      Sonny: I find the notion completely repugnant.
      Granny: That's good!. That, that's good.
      Sonny: I'm one man who simply cannot be monogamous.
      Granny: Fine and dandy.

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