The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 5 Episode 15

The Christmas Present

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Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1966 on CBS
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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

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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

    James Millhollin

    James Millhollin

    manager

    Guest Star

    Bruce Hyde

    Bruce Hyde

    floorwalker

    Guest Star

    Dee Carroll

    Dee Carroll

    woman

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    Harriet MacGibbon

    Harriet MacGibbon

    Mrs. Margaret Drysdale

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      • (A woman asks the manager about the man playing Santa, making the manager apologize)
        Woman: I wanted to thank you for him. I've never seen anyone with such report with childen. It's just like he has the mind of a seven year old.
        Manager: Well, you may be closer than you think.

      • Elly: Pa, most of these help wanted ads is fer engineers.
        Jed: Yeah, looks like railroads has become a thing.

      • (Granny, who believes Mrs. Drysdale wants new shoes for Christmas, is examining her shoes)
        Granny: This appears to be size five. But if ya ask me, you outta take a seven.
        (Mrs. Drysdale runs away)
        Elly: How come she run off?
        Jed: Just skiddish I reckon.
        Granny: No. I caught her wearing too small a shoe. Some folks won't admit they got big feet.

      • (Mrs. Drysdale suggests Drysdale do something for the Clampetts, since she can't stand them any longer)
        Mrs. Drysdale: It's Christmas. As a gift, why don't you give the Clampetts a nice, long, vacation in some tropical retreat? Like Devil's Island.

      • Jane: Merry Christmas!
        Drysdale: Ba, humba!

      • (Jane suggests Drysdale do something for the bank employees)
        Drysdale: Just this morning I said to myself, "Milburn, you've got to give those loyal employees of yours a Christmas bonus."
        Jane: Well, Chief, that's extraordinary!
        Drysdale: Em hm. I thought so too. Fortunately, a cold shower brought me to my senses.

      • (Granny is using her mind reading potion to determine what Mrs. Drysdale wants for Christmas)
        Granny: Wait, sumthin's comin' through. What is it, a new churn? No, it's a corset. No. Wait, I see it! Clear as a bell! It's shoes! She wants new shoes!
        Jed: Granny, them's your shoes. Your potion done ate through the table.

      • (Mrs. Drysdale tells Drysdale all he cares about is money, and Drysdale asks her about the Christmas rummage sale she is working with)
        Margaret: The proceeds are to go to underpriviledged families. Over in Brentwood.
        Drysdale: Brentwood?!
        Margaret: Why, half of them don't even make twenty-five thousand a year!

      • Drysdale: Margaret, this is the season to be with friends, and the Clampetts are my closest, dearest, warmest, savings account.

      • (Jethro is trying to get the tree in the house, but it is turned horizontally)
        Jethro: Uncle Jed! Uncle Jed come quick! We got trouble! We got a tree too big to go through the front door!
        Jed: Jethro, turn it the other way!
        Jethro: Oh yeah, good thinkin'. That's really usin' yer head. Ya know Uncle Jed, fer an uneducated man, yer real smart.
        Jed: Thanks boy.

      • Elly: Jethro's back. What should he do with the tree?
        Granny: Climb it!

      • (The manager visits Jed, who he learns got rid of all the merchandise in only twenty minutes)
        Manager: Well, how did you do it? I've never heard of anyone moving merchandise like this before!
        Jed: Oh shucks, ain't nothin' to it when you're givin' it away.
        Manager: You gave it all away?!
        Jed: It is Christmas, and besides, I was just too embarrassed to try and sell them flimsies in the like.
        Manager: You're going to pay for this!
        Jed: Oh, I plan to. You just call the Commerce Bank, and they'll tell ya I'm good for it. But don't say nothin' to Mr. Drysdale. We're doin' all this to surprise his wife.
        (Tate, who gave the manager the news of Jed selling everything, comes up to them)
        Tate: What a salesman, huh Mr. Van Hook?!
        Manager: Tate, if you don't shut up, I'll have you pounding a beat in the bargain basement!

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