The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 7 Episode 16

Problem Bear

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Aired Unknown Jan 08, 1969 on CBS
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Drysdale has come down with the flu after spending so many nights outside while on the way to Hooterville. Granny wants to help him with her Possum Ridge Penicillin, also known as White Lightening. She leaves Drysdale a jug of it, but he puts it to the side and takes a sleeping pill. However, Elly’s bear Fairchild has taken up drinking Granny’s moonshine and climbs into his room as Drysdale is sleeping and drinks the entire jug. When Granny checks on Drysdale, she sees the jug empty and believes he drank it all. She leaves another jug, which Fairchild gets hold of, and when the Clampetts return, they believe he drank another full jug. Meanwhile, Mrs. Drysdale is upset that her husband only has a common flu, but after he tells her he saw a hairy creature float out, a drunken Fairchild, and a little nurse, Bessie, she cheers up. She shows her friend, but Mrs. Van Ransonhoff sees the animals and wants to learn more, asking Granny what she knows. And Granny reveals everything, embarrassing Mrs. Drysdale.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

    Norma Varden

    Norma Varden

    Mrs. Van Ransonhoff

    Guest Star

    Harriet MacGibbon

    Harriet MacGibbon

    Mrs. Margaret Drysdale

    Recurring Role

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      • Jed: I didn't know you had a flu serum.
        Granny: Course. I just run off a new batch last Friday.
        Jed: Are you talkin' about your corn squeezin's?
        Granny: I'm talkin' about the greatest, all-purpose, miracle medicine ever developed. Possum Ridge Penicillin.
        Jed: Also known as White Lightenin'.
        Granny: Folks call it lightenin' cause it gets into the blood stream twice as fast. Now I had a jug here. Now where is it?
        Jed: Well I never go near the stuff, lessen I wanna strip paint or blow stumps.
        Granny: Fine thing. A lifetime of medical research down the drain.
        Jed: Yeah. It's dandy for unclogging drains too.

      • (Granny comes in the kitchen to see Fairchild drinking)
        Granny: I'll learn you to drink.
        Jed: I think he's got the hang of that already.
        Granny: Hit him in the nose Jed. Make him let go that jug.
        Jed: And who's gonna make him let go of me?

      • (Jed enters the house to see Fairchild drinking from Granny's jug)
        Jed: Take a look Granny.
        Granny: We got a prowler?!
        Jed: I'm afraid so.
        Granny: Did he get much?
        Jed: Bout a half a gallon.

      • (Elly's bear falls after finishing the jug)
        Granny: Shame on you Fairchild; now you's gonna get a whoopin'. Now this is gonna hurt me worse than it does you.
        Jed: You can bet on that.

      • (Elly's bear Fairchild is drinking Granny's moonshine/flu serum)
        Granny: Well don't stand there jokin', take it away from him!
        Jed: You're the one that's jokin'.

      • (Mrs. Van Ransonhoff tells Granny she wants to know about the Drysdales, after Granny thinks Drysdale drank two jugs, and Mrs. Drysdale is holding a potted plant)
        Granny: Well, his problem is drinking. Her problem is poison oak.

      • (Jed tells Granny that she said her jug was for medicine, after she called Drysdale a drunk)
        Granny: When ya take it by the dose, you're a patient. When ya take it by the jug, you're a drunk.

      • Elly: Well, you reckon we oughtta stay and see he don't get out of bed?
        Jed: After two jugs of Possum Ridge Paralyzer, the only thing that could get him outta bed is a earthquake.

      • (The Clampetts leave Drysdale sleeping in his room)
        Elly: Sure restin' peacefully, ain't he?
        Granny: Just like he was rocked to sleep.
        Jed: Or stoned.

      • (The Clampetts find the Jug empty and Drysdale asleep. Granny tells Elly to pull his covers up so he doesn't catch a chill)
        Jed: Well with what he's got in him, he couldn't chill at thirty below.

      • (Jed tells Granny two jugs of her flu serum is enough)
        Granny: There's a flu epidemic, and I gotta risk it!
        Jed: If the police get downwind of your mash cookin', they'll be more than a epidemic arrested.

      • Granny: Jed, have you ever had Hong Kong Strain?
        Jed: Not that I know of. What is it?
        Granny: Oh, ya get it from liftin' something heavy.

      • (Mrs. Drysdale opens the door to Drysdale's room where he is sick in bed and Claude runs in)
        Mrs. Drysdale: Wait Claude, don't go near Daddy! You'll get germs! Milburn, stop breathing! (Covers Drysdale's face with a pillow)

      • (Granny tells Jed she is going to bring medicinal help to Drysdale)
        Jed: Granny, Mr. Drysdale has got hisself one of the finest doctors in Beverly Hills.
        Granny: Aw, thank ya Jed.

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