The Beverly Hillbillies - Season 5

CBS (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • The Dahlia Feud
    The Dahlia Feud
    Episode 30

    Granny starts her day off in a happy, positive mood, but ends up getting into another scrap with Mrs. Drysdale due to a misunderstanding. Granny wants to seek revenge, but sees Mrs. Drysdale's gardener, and believes him to be a hired killer.

  • The Little Monster
    The Little Monster
    Episode 29

    Drysdale's nephew, little Milby, visits the Clampett house and tricks Jethro into selling him numerous priceless antiques for only a couple hundred dollars.

  • Delovely and Scruggs
    Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs visit the Clampetts along with Gladys, who is taking a screen test. Little does Gladys know, her husband arranged for Jethro to be the director of her test to maybe prevent her from becoming a big movie star. Gladys isn’t too pleased with this, but she does her screen test with Jethro, who is unaware, singing to him. The screen test is a success, and Gladys wants to celebrate by spending three days in a hotel suite as a second honeymoon with Lester. But Lester arranges to stay at the cabin out back and tells Gladys if she can’t handle the conditions, they can head back home. Gladys knows Lester’s intentions, and she plans to make him suffer while she is strong. She succeeds in her plan and gets the results of her screen test back. The studio tells her that they are ready to sign her, but she turns it down, saying she wants to stay Mrs. Lester Flatt, and not Gladys DeLovely.moreless
  • The Doctors
    The Doctors
    Episode 27
    It is Spring Tonic time, and Granny dispenses it out at the bank. However, Dr. Clyburn finds out about this and threatens to shut Granny out. Drysdale tries to prevent Clyburn from doing anything and suggests that Clyburn show Granny what modern medicine is. Granny accepts the invite, thinking it is a date, putting on flowers on her doctor’s coat. However, while she is down there, she sees that Roy doesn’t get any patients, unaware he has cleared his afternoon. When one of his patients, Mrs. De Longpre, does come, Granny gives real advice and not medicine, turning her away. When Granny gets back home, she wants to help Roy. The family makes a commercial advertising Clyburn’s services. Jane, Drysdale, and Clyburn see this, knowing it’ll hurt Clyburn and upset him. But once Mrs. De Longpre visits, praising Granny’s advice, she says how everyone is at a charity bazaar, meaning no one saw the commercial and Clyburn's reputation wasn't ruined.moreless
  • Super Hawg
    Super Hawg
    Episode 26
    Drysdale acquires a baby hippopotamus for a bank promotion, but the Clampettes mistake it for a giant hog, and Granny wants to buy it for meat.
  • His Royal Highness
    His Royal Highness
    Episode 25
    Mrs. Drysdale invites a king to stay with the Drysdales, paying the Clampetts to stay away. Drysdale plans to set King Alexander up with Elly May and tells Jed the King is visiting them. However, nobody knows that the King is actually broke and working as a servant. Drysdale sets Elly May up with His Majesty, but Mrs. Drysdale, who does not know about the set up of Elly and Alexander, hopes to set up her niece Doreen with the King. However, Doreen mistakes Jethro, dressed in a costume from the movie studio, for the King. The King hits it off with Elly May, but Doreen doesn’t exactly enjoy Jethro’s company. King Alexander tries to get engaged to Elly, but she is not impressed and turns him down. When Doreen and Mrs. Drysdale arrive and Doreen is told Jethro isn’t the King, Alexander goes after her, learning she is worth a good amount of money.moreless
  • The Gypsy's Warning
    The Gypsy's Warning
    Episode 24
    Mrs. Drysdale hires two gypsies, Narda and Yerko, to scare the Clampetts away. Granny is afraid that the gypsies will try to steal Jethro away. But the gypsies have another plan, after they hear how much the Clampetts have. They try to trick the Clampetts to get some of their fortune, as well as get money out of the Drysdales. But once Drysdale and Jane learn of what Mrs. Drysdale did, they pose as gypsies to try to make sure the Clampett fortune doesn’t get taken away. The first two gypsies try to get the Clampett money, but Drysdale is able to stop them, and in the end, the clan, Narda and Yerko, and Drysdale and Jane have a little hoedown.moreless
  • The Matador
    The Matador
    Episode 23
    Jethro wants a job to make money and stops by the movie studio looking for work. He sees El Magnifico, a bullfighter, who gets flocked by girls and makes millions, and Jethro decides that bullfighting is what he wants to do. The family isn’t too happy, but Jed decides to get a bull for Jethro, figuring he’ll give up fighting the bull to barbecue it instead. Jethro gets the bull, but has no luck fighting it, and Elly starts making a pet out of it, naming it Marvin. Meanwhile, Drysdale sets up El Magnifico with Elly May, hoping for a joint savings account of twenty million in the future. El Magnifico is amazed with the gorgeous Elly, and she likes him as well, but after she sees him fighting the bull, she gets upset, throws him out of the fight, and leaves him. But Jethro sees the bull and attempts fighting him, also getting thrown out of the ring.moreless
  • Elly Comes Out
    Elly Comes Out
    Episode 22
    Elly shows Granny an article about an old school mate getting engaged after having a coming out party. Granny tells Jed about this, and the clan decides to give Elly May a coming out party. Drysdale isn’t happy about hearing this, especially the “spare no expense” part and seeing the Clampetts’ country decorations. Drysdale decides to get someone to help with the task so the Clampetts don’t embarrass themselves, getting his wife to tend to help the Clampetts. However, she sees this as the way to get the Clampetts out of Beverly Hills. She doesn’t change a thing the Clampetts have done. Drysdale and Jane see what she has done and make a few last minute changes. They call all the people on the guest list and tell them it is a costume party. That night the party is a success and everybody has a good time.moreless
  • The Marriage Machine
    Granny starts trying to find a sweetheart for Jed, which Jed is against. Jethro tells Granny about computer dating at Roto Romance, but Granny is against it. But once her potion doesn’t work, Granny looks into it. Jethro checks the place out to, attracting the secretary after she learns of his fortune. Granny goes there to put in a data card for Jed, but once Linda, the secretary, comes out, Granny isn’t pleased. But the real results come out, and the right woman for Jed, Gladys Peabody, heads to the mansion with Mr. Filbert, the man in charge of Roto Romance. Jethro thinks this is the girl picked out for him, leaving both him and Gladys confused. After visiting with Jed, Gladys and he make a connection and end up getting together and Jethro gets together with Linda. That night, the two couples go on a double date, and Jane visits with her date, and some for Granny and Elly. Granny believes computer dating results in getting the wrong guy, but after she sees the young guy for Elly, she changes her mind and heads out with him.moreless
  • The Indians Are Coming
    Granny is worried about an Indian attack on their land, after hearing about a problem on the land. However, all it is, is a boundary dispute, which can be easily solved. But Drysdale is worried about losing the Clampett land and Granny is worried about an attack, especially when she hears they are visiting Beverly Hills. However, the two Native Americans who visit, Chief Running Wolf and his son Little Fox, come to talk and visit with Jed and Jethro. But Granny is still expecting a full attack. Drysdale arranges for a fake attack to occur to satisfy Granny so she doesn’t go back home. The attack happens before Jed and Jethro arrive home, and they see the effects of it, thinking Granny did this to keep from admitting she was wrong. Granny, having lived through the “attack,” is visited by a man, John Wayne, and asks him where he was when she needed him.moreless
  • The Clampett Curse
    The Clampett Curse
    Episode 19
    Granny is getting tired of the clan’s sixty-eight million dollars. When three struggling college girls visit the Clampetts asking for a donation to help them out, Jed hands over a check for their entire fortune. The Clampetts are flat broke, and they have never been happier, though Drysdale is now in a wreck. They pack up to head back to the hills, but end up running out of gas and just pull up in a park. Meanwhile, the girls of N.E.E.D.Y. are being showered with gifts by Drysdale so he can get their sixty-eight million. When Jethro returns home and reveals Jed gave the girls all his money, the girls give the check back to the family, who return to get some food. Drysdale hears this and cries tears of joy to get his money back. Jed sees that the money is his burden, and they have to suffer it themselves.moreless
  • Granny Retires
    Granny Retires
    Episode 18
    Granny announces to the family that she is planning to retire from her doctor’s practice and tells Elly and Jethro she expects one of them to take over. Jed tells this to Jane and Drysdale, also mentioning how she wants her money to take back to the hills. Drysdale plans to get Granny to stay, so he gets Dr. Clyburn to go to the mansion. After Granny reveals why she is really going back to the Hills, to cure what she calls “Granny’s Complaint,” Clyburn visits the mansion for medical advice. When Granny sees he is lacking on knowledge, she puts him in her class. Though, Clyburn isn’t good with the mountain medicines. Granny decides to let Clyburn go and invents her own cure for her sickness, giving her a whole new look on life, two times everything.moreless
  • The Mayor of Bug Tussle
    The Clampetts are preparing for a visit from the great mayor of Bug Tussle, even rolling out the red carpet. Of course, the Clampetts have no idea about how Mayor Hogg really is. In fact, he steals other great speeches from great minds in history. When the Clampetts visit the bank, Drysdale tries to impress Jed by planning a giant party for the Mayor, and when he asks to speak to the Mayor alone, Hogg reveals he has misused funds and asks Drysdale for money to keep himself and the city out of trouble. Drysdale turns him down. Mayor Hogg tries to ask Jed for the money, but backs out. Jed tells Granny that he thinks Hogg was trying to propose to her, and Jethro mentions to Hogg he’d get Granny’s millions if they married. Hogg prepares to propose to Granny, but when Drysdale returns with the check, the Mayor runs away. Granny knows that Bug Tussle needs him more than she does.moreless
  • The Flying Saucer
    The Flying Saucer
    Episode 16
    The Clampetts see part of the Drysale’s new advertising gimmick – Martians and a flying saucer. Drysdale plans to have them fly over the Rose Bowl, throwing out Drysdale Dollars. Jethro thinks they have come for him, since he sees himself as the “giant brain of the world.” The Clampetts take the Martians in for food, though Granny is not happy about their manners. She ends up blowing up their space ship, a giant balloon in the Drysdales’ back yard.moreless
  • The Christmas Present
    The Clampetts are preparing for Christmas, but are lacking in one thing – Christmas spirit. Jed thinks it is because they aren’t doing anything special for anyone this Christmas. He thinks they should do something special for Mrs. Drysdale, unaware she is still trying to get rid of them. They try to get jobs to raise money for her gift, so she doesn’t find out. After they see the “high-fashion finery” she is donating to the rummage sale, they think she needs to sell her “nicest things” and decide to buy them back. After unsuccessfully searching in the paper, Jethro gets them jobs at a department store, with Jethro as Santa, Elly as an elf, and Jed and Granny in retail. Even though they aren’t the best workers, causing Mrs. Drysdale’s shop lifting arrest and giving clothes away, the Clampetts raise money and buy her clothes back from the rummage sale. They give her back her old clothes on Christmas.moreless
  • Foggy Mountain Soap
    Foggy Mountain Soap
    Episode 14
    Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs visit the Clampetts, just as Jethro and Elly are preparing to go Hollywood for them and their new movie. But the pair has come to contribute a song for the Foggy Mountain Soap commercial, ruining Elly and Jethro’s plans. Jed and Granny meet the man responsible for the commercial, Commodore Stewart, and the Commodore wants the Clampetts in the commercial. So Jed and Granny become the stars, with Jethro as the director and Elly as Jethro’s “Yes Girl.” The commercial shoot doesn’t go as the Commodore thought it would. Jethro isn’t a good director, and Jed and Granny want to be honest. They think the commercial script is giving lies to the public. Granny ends up plugging her own homemade lye soap, saying not to waste money on store-bought soap. The Clampetts end up going home, not participating in the commercial.moreless
  • The Woodchucks
    The Woodchucks
    Episode 13
    Jethro is desperate to meet a girl, planning to mail himself to Paris. However, Jed talks him out of it. When the Biddle Bird Watchers come to visit for a recruitment gathering, Granny suggests he tries to date one of those girls, but Jed knows that the female bird lovers aren’t exactly his type, attractive. But Jed sees one girl, Athena, that he knows Jethro will like. And sure enough, he does. Jethro spends the afternoon trying to impress Athena, but she isn’t interested. Drysdale suggests he become a Wood Chuck, the male equivalent to a Biddle Bird Watcher. After he sees how impressed Athena is by the head Chuck, he does everything he can to be a Chuck, even building an ant farm, with a miniature farm. Jethro gets sworn in, but the ceremony is cut short after the ants from the farm attack. In the end, Jethro gets a date, with Lolita, the birdwatcher who saved him from drowning.moreless
  • The Gloria Swanson Story
    Jethro gets a job as a paperboy, and on the papers he delivers, the Clampetts see that one of their favorite silent movie stars, Gloria Swanson, is auctioning her belongings and selling her house. The clan thinks that she has fallen on hard times, and since they are huge fans, they decide to help. They visit her home and meet her. But what the Clampetts don’t know is that she wants to do this. Gloria is doing extremely well, only selling her home and belongings to donate the money to the Actors’ Relief Fund, while her home is part of a golf course deal, and she herself is moving back East. To help their idol out, the Clampetts decide to make a new silent movie with Gloria in it. Passion’s Plaything premieres at the Bijou Theatre in Bugtussle, where she is and forever will be the Queen of the Movies.moreless
  • Granny Lives It Up
    Granny Lives It Up
    Episode 11
    The family is doing spring-cleaning when there is a knock on the door. John Cushing comes to take Granny out. When Drysdale finds out, he gets Mrs. Drysdale’s father, who was in Vegas and is sent to Beverly Hills with his “financial advisors” (Las Vegas showgirls), to also sweep Granny off her feet. Soon she is juggling both Mr. Farquhar and Mr. Cushing, trying to decide. But both men give up and head to Las Vegas with the two financial advisors, and Granny goes back to her spring-cleaning.moreless
  • Jed Joins the Board
    Jed Joins the Board
    Episode 10
    Jed, who took a job as a garbage man to do something to keep busy, gets a job at the O.K. Oil Company on the Board of Directors after Drysdale talks him into it. He decides to help the company get more oil and money. The clan brings oil from their backyard to donate more oil, and to make some profit for O.K. Oil, they start an airline with the O.K. plane, complete with Jethro as the pilot. But their attempts don't exactly help, though they do make one director happy.moreless
  • Clampett Cha Cha Cha
    The Clampetts win free dance lessons from the Marvin and Marita Dance School. The Clampetts are excited, but don’t know that Marvin and Marita are out of work and have no school. After they start their dance lessons with the Clampetts, Marvin tries to reveal that they have no students or international headquarters, as they said. The Clampetts end up finding out that Marvin and Marita have fallen on hard times and decide to help out. Jed figures out a way to help Marvin and Marita after this, getting them a gig at the Bankers’ Convention, being joined by Jed and Drysdale, doing an impressive performance.moreless
  • Jed in Politics
    Jed in Politics
    Episode 8
    Granny is feuding with the Beverly Hills Smog Commission because they tell her she has to stop making her lye soap. Commissioner Tinsley visits the mansion, ordering Granny to quit her soap making, and when she sees him, she threatens him with her shotgun. Jed and Granny visit Drysdale’s office for some help, where Jane tells them they should try to defeat Tinsley on Election Day, and Jed mistakes this as being told to run. Drysdale and the clan are in favor of it. So Jed participates in the election, and Tinsley tries to get Jed to stop. Jethro tries to contribute to Jed’s campaign by inventing an anti-smog device, which Tinsley is very interested in. Tinsley says that if Jed gives him his device, Granny can continue to make soap. But Jethro's invention fails, making Tinsley lose his hope of anti-smog.moreless
  • Come Back, Little Herby
    After the Clampetts don’t have success with the gorilla they took out of the zoo, they decide to get Herby back. They contact Drysdale who tells Mr. Kelly, but he refuses to do it. Mr. Kelly tells Drysdale he’ll return on his own terms and has Drysdale buy him designer clothes and expensive food. Herby returns to the mansion and starts living the life of luxury, dancing and dining with Elly by the pool. The Clampetts cannot stand seeing the gorilla living like this, so decide to buy Herby. Mr. Kelly and Drysdale plan on how to reject the offer, by having Drysdale wear the suit. Jed gives Mr. Kelly his offer, and when Mr. Kelly turns him down, Jed gives him a wad of cash. Mr. Kelly throws Herby at Jed and leaves, causing Drysdale to chase after him.moreless
  • The Gorilla
    The Gorilla
    Episode 6
    Elly and Jethro both want a gorilla to help out around the house, so Jed asks Drysdale to get them one. Drysdale hires a man dressed as a gorilla to scare the Clampetts, but it fails. They put their new “gorilla,” Herby, to work doing chores and dress him in old clothes. Mr. Kelly, the man in the gorilla suit, wants out of the deal and gives his suit to Drysdale. Drysdale puts it on and runs out of the mansion. Jane follows him and they drive off. The Clampetts decide they want another gorilla, so they go to zoo and take one out.moreless
  • The Badgers Return
    The Badgers Return
    Episode 5
    Drysdale is intent on getting the Clampetts to identify Colonel Foxhall and Emaline Fetty as dangerous criminals. Emaline is in hiding, but visits Jethro, tricking him into helping her hide from the police. The Clampetts mistake the officer that brought Foxhall as a criminal, and Foxhall gets away from the man holding him and hides in the Clampett mansion. He flirts with Granny in the kitchen to get away. Emaline, meanwhile, dresses as a city woman, changes her name, and heads down to the bank, posing as an agent. She tricks Drysdale into compromising positions, taking pictures of it, in order to blackmail him. Foxhall visits the bank to show Drysdale the pictures, threatening him to pay, just as Jed visits. He tells Drysdale and Foxhall he and Granny stopped Emaline and if they don’t behave, they’ll be sent to jail, causing Emaline and Foxhall to give up the caper.moreless
  • The Badger Game
    The Badger Game
    Episode 4
    A young girl shows up at the Clampett mansion, claiming she is a friend from back home, Emaline Fetty. The Clampetts welcome her in their house. But it turns out that Emaline is working with someone to blackmail the Clampetts. She takes pictures of her and Jed in a compromising position. Colonel Foxhall, the man who is in control of the caper, and Emaline develop the photos and show them to Jane and Drysdale, who believe something else is going on. When they visit the mansion, Jethro is intent on marrying Emaline, chasing after her, as Drysdale is trying to prove Jed is innocent. The Colonel and Emaline show Jed the pictures, and Jed doesn’t fully understand what he is being accused of. But with the pictures, Jed says he will do the right thing, saying he’ll marry Emaline right away. After she hears that, Emaline decides to give up the caper and walks out.moreless
  • Jethro Takes Love Lessons
    Dash Riprock gives Jethro advice on how to get a girl he really likes. Jethro follows it, but he doesn't have the talent with women Dash does. He has two dates with his girl Susie and both end terribly. Jethro ends up losing his girl, but gets what he really loves - food, three-dozen hamburgers to be exact.moreless
  • The Soup Contest
    The Soup Contest
    Episode 2
    Granny enters Elly in a soup-making contest, with her own Snider Surprise Soup. When Jed finds out Granny cheated, he demands that she pull Elly May out of the contest. But Granny refuses to because this is a way to get Elly a husband. She tricks Jed into believing she got Elly out of the contest and gets him to go hunting, just in time. The men from Savory Soup visit the mansion and are amazed by the beautiful Elly, originally thinking she’d be a beetle. But once Granny tells Roger and Stafford that Elly isn’t twenty-one, they need her father to sign. Jane ends up posing as Jed, signing the papers. But Jed finds out what everyone has done, and Granny ends up doing the special, of course, not without having Elly show up in a swimsuit.moreless
  • The Party Line
    The Party Line
    Episode 1
    Granny and Jethro return to Elly and Jed, who has been suffering his daughter’s cooking for a while, from visiting Pearl back home. Granny returns with presents and a new device – a telephone. This phone goes into the wall and is used for party lines, not like their basic phones. For Granny, this phone is high tech. She gets Jethro to install it, but he installs wrong, connecting wires to a light pole instead of a telephone pole, electrocuting himself, causing it to blow up, and making Granny go temporarily deaf. Jed and Granny head to the bank and ask Drysdale to get them a party-line telephone. Drysdale demands it with the telephone company. And in return, the phone company takes away their phone and replaces it with an old fashioned switchboard full of tubes.moreless