The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 1 Episode 36

Jethro's Friend

Aired Unknown May 29, 1963 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Wilkins mentioned Armstrong eating possum pie, Drysdale responds "delicious." But in episodes that follow, Drysdale isn't a fan of the Clampetts' food.

    • In this episode, Elly talks to the pool man. However, in some episodes in the next season, they think the man working on the pool is poisoning it.

  • Quotes

    • (Jed tells Wilkins Armstrong is napping, and Wilkins asks what room he is in)
      Jed: He's nappin' right out there in the sun.
      Wilkins: The sun?! His skin is far too sensitive to be exposed to ultra-violet rays!

    • Granny: I spoke to Young Master Armstrong, and he told me to tell ya that he ain't ready to go home yet. He's havin' too much fun.
      Wilkins: He's not permitted to have fun. It's bad for his blood pressure.

    • (Wilkins is worried about Armstrong at the Clampetts)
      Wilkins: But they're violent people. Granny threatened me with a shotgun.
      Drysdale: What did you say about the South?

  • Notes

    • "The Beverly Hillbillies" rose to #1 in the ratings faster than any other show within the first three weeks since its debut, a feat still unmatched to this day, where it remained for two years. The following eight episodes that aired during the wake of JFK's assassination are the most watched half-hour shows ever.

  • Allusions