The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 1 Episode 8

Jethro Goes to School

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 1962 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • According to this episode, Jethro was born December 4, and he spent three years in the fourth grade and two years in the second.

  • Quotes

    • Mrs. Potts: Now then, how do you gentlemen like your tea?
      Jethro: We don't know ma'am. We ain't tasted it yet.
      Mrs. Potts: You are the fun loving one, aren't you?

    • Elly: Pa, please let me go with Jethro. I can help him fight if the big kids in the fifth grade goes to pickin' on him.

    • (Pearl and Jethrine are talking about Jethrine's sweetie, Jasper)
      Pearl: But you gotta stop pickin' him up all the time.
      Jethrine: He ain't heavy!

    • (Mrs. Potts asks about the boy that Jed wants to enroll, unaware it is Jethro)
      Mrs. Potts: What is his name?
      Jethro: Jethro Bodine.
      Mrs. Potts: Bodine, Jethro.
      Jethro: Uh, no ma'am, Jethro Bodine.
      Mrs. Potts: We always put the last name first. Now, male of course?
      Jethro: Uh, yes ma'am. Just got a letter this mornin'.
      Mrs. Potts: Date of birth?
      Jethro: Uh, December the fourth.
      Mrs. Potts: Year?
      Jethro: Uh, no ma'am. Back home. We've only been yhere a few weeks.
      Mrs. Potts: (to Jed) Perhaps you should answer the questions for our vital statistics. Now we need to know the complete birthdate, which in turn gives us the exact age. Now we have December fourth. And judging from the fact that your nephew is entering the fifth grade, I would submise that the year is um, fifty-one or fifty-two. Am I correct?
      Jed: No. Jethro ain't near that old.

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