The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 8 Episode 26

Honesty is the Best Policy

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Aired Unknown Mar 18, 1970 on CBS
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While the Clampetts are talking about Honest John and why he didn't accept the money, Shifty and his wife are talking about why Shifty gave it back. They decide to work as a team, with Flo posing as John's Spanish mom. Flo is worried that they'll spot her and realize she is not at all Spanish. Well, luckily, the Clampetts can't see pass her disguise. She uses simple Spanish words as answers. Drysdale wants to know where the drilling is, so he sends Jane to find out. Granny tells Jane the plan to drill to get rid of the smog. When Drysdale finds out, he buys the specific mountain range. Jed heads to the bank to get a new bag of money, but Drysdale isn't too happy about it. He tells him he's acting tacos and should be more tortilla. At the mansion, Flo is looking in the front hall safe, unaware there is goat cheese. She smells it and gets knocked out. Granny revives her with tonic. Jed gets back and gives Honest John the money. He calls a cab and is about to get away with everything, until the tonic gets to his wife. Flo makes him give it back. The two leave, with the same amount as they came with. Drysdale comes to tell Jed that if he wants to drill for oil, he has to lease the land from him. Jed tells him what the whole plan was, and Drysdale is sick, after just mortgaging everything. He is out everything, and Miss Jane has finally seen him getting what he deserves.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

    Dave Willock

    Dave Willock

    Fred Hutchins

    Guest Star

    Phil Silvers

    Phil Silvers

    Honest John/Shifty Shafer

    Recurring Role

    Kathleen Freeman

    Kathleen Freeman

    Flo Shafer/Flo Shafer (1969-1971)

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Spanish - English dictionary, as according to Honest John:
        Iguana – pleasure
        Tacos – rude
        Tortilla – marvelous
        Oy vey – unbelievable
        Escondido Avocado – money
        Guadalajara – love you/forgive you
        Yuck – on a diet
        Sierra Madre – Mother (a term of endearment)
        Caper – a Spanish delicacy made of olives and wine
        Flo – a term of endearment Honest John uses for his "mother"
        Jersey City – a quaint little hamlet nestled in the hills of Barcelona

    • QUOTES (11)

      • (Drysdale refuses to give Jed the money)
        Jed: You're acting awful tacos. You should be more tortilla.
        Jane: Tortilla?
        Jed: Yeah. It's a good thing Granny ain't here to see him.
        Jane: I believe you're talking about a thin, crusty, corn product.
        Jed: That's Granny.

      • (Granny mentions the front hall safe behind the mirror)
        John: You keep goat cheese in it?
        Granny: Well, I used to keep it in my root cellar, but the Board of Health made me take it out.

      • (Granny gives Flo some of her tonic, after she fainted from the smell of Granny's goat cheese)
        Flo: Holy cow!
        John: Very religious woman, my mother. You see, in Spain, the cow is sacred. The bulls, they don't treat too well.

      • (Flo and Shifty are talking about their plan to trick the Clampetts)
        Flo: What if they say something to me in Spanish?
        Shifty: Are you kidding? They can barely speak English.

      • (After Flo had some of Granny's tonic, she is feeling very sensitive)
        Flo: Shame on you. How can you be so rotten?
        John: What's rotten? C'mon, let's go. Driver, the bag!
        Flo: NO! This belongs to the sweetest people in the whole world. And you're not gonna take it from them. You crook!
        John: Flo!
        Flo: Sierra Madre to you.
        John: Oh boy.
        Flo: Those sweet people in there never gave us anything but iguana, and now you wanna be tacos! I'll never Guadalajara you again!

      • (Drysdale feels sick after learning the truth of Jed's plan)
        Jed: Granny will have you feeling iguana in no time.
        Jane: Iguana is a great big lizard.
        Jed: No ma'am, it's a big pleasure.

      • Granny: You could have met Jed's partner and his Sierra Madre.
        Jane: Sierra Madre is a mother mountain.
        Jed: Well, she was kinda stout, but I wouldn't go that far.

      • (Flo is crying after having some of Granny's tonic, wanting to give the money back)
        Jed: Why is your Mama cryin'?
        Honest John: Homesick. Homesick for the place of her birth.
        Flo: Jersey City.
        Honest John: Um, quaint little hamlet nestled in the hills of Barcelona.

      • (Granny tells Jane about the plan to drill a hole through the mountain to get rid of smog, but not for oil)
        Jane: I trust that Mr. Clampett's secret partner is a qualified engineer.
        Granny: Oh, I don't think they's gonna run a train through the tunnel. Just smog.

      • (Honest John introduced his "mother," actually his wife, to the Clampetts, and she keeps repeating the same phrase)
        John: Not only does she speak no English, she speaks very little Spanish.

      • Jane: Chief, Mr. Clampett is you friend, your largest depositor, your benefactor. How can you undercut him?
        Drysdale: That's what I'm trying to figure out. How?

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