The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 9 Episode 24

Jethro Returns

Aired Unknown Mar 23, 1971 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the past year, Granny knew the truth about the Civil War, that the South lost and that the North won. But in this episode, Granny is back to believing what she believed in the beginning – that the South won. In this episode, she even believes that Confederate president Jefferson Davis gave the Gettysburg Address. Why did she forget again?

  • Quotes

    • (Robert learns that Elly is not in love with him, and realizes if he goes to the bank, he'll be in trouble)
      Robert: Hey, would you like to drive?
      Elly: Well, is it alright?
      Robert: Yeah. Maybe we won't make it.

    • (Robert is unsuccessfully giving Elly a driving lesson, and she says she is going to be the driver in the family because Jethro ran away in fear)
      Elly: He's hidin' out cause he's scared of gettin' married.
      Robert: He doesn't know what fear is.

    • (Elly notices how Robert's face is turning green)
      Robert: The light is turning red. Can you tell the difference?
      Elly: Course I can. You got a mustache.

    • (Elly is having a driving lesson, without much success)
      Elly: Did you see him?! That rascal just went straight through the green light!

    • Granny: Remember the sayin', "Marriages is made in Tennessee."
      Jed: That's "Heaven."
      Granny: You've been there, have ya?
      Jed: Granny, you are somethin' else.
      Granny: I like you too Jed.

    • Jed: Say, uh, what happened to the truck the boy was drivin'?
      Officer: Oh, we had to impound it.
      Jed: Well, that's alright. Truck's taken a beatin' before.

    • (Drysdale tells Jed and Granny how he fixed Elly and Robert up)
      Drysdale: Yes, I could see immediately that theirs would be a perfect union.
      Granny: Perfect what?!
      Drysdale: Union.
      Granny: You mean Confederacy!

  • Notes

    • The 1971 cancellation of the series resulted from CBS' desire to erase its image as a "rural network." In process, other rural shows ( "Green Acres," "Hee Haw," and "Mayberry R.F.D" ) were canceled as well.

  • Allusions