The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 5 Episode 19

The Clampett Curse

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Aired Unknown Jan 18, 1967 on CBS
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The Clampett Curse
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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

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  • A Worthy Cause.

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    When Jed is approached by . he grabs the chance to unburden himself and his family of their millions and writes a check which leaves them penniless. Once they start on the road for their former home in the hills Jethro points out that they have no money for gas so they get as far as they can and decide to become sharecroppers. Of course they will end up back in the mansion with all those millions, watch this episode to see how.moreless
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

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    • (Granny is talking about their 68 million, which they got back)
      Granny: It's a curse, Jed. It's a curse!

    • Granny: Well, it was nice being broke while it lasted.
      Jed: Yeah, but the money is our problem. It's up to us to bare the burden.

    • (The Clampetts are stranded in a park while trying to drive back home)
      Jed: How's Granny doin' back there Elly?
      Elly: Well, she's still asleep, Pa. Has been since afore we turned off the road.
      Jethro: How'd she manage to sleep through all this bumpin'.
      Jed: She's plum tuckered out. She loaded up the truck single handed in twenty minutes flat.

    • (Jethro tells Jed that they won't be able to make it to the Hills)
      Jethro: With the gas we got, we'll be doing good if we get outside the city limits.
      Jed: How far can we go?
      Jethro: Beats me. We's runnin' on wishful thinkin' right now.
      Jed: Ya better find the first, big, thick, green woods ya can and . . .
      (The truck makes a funny popping sound)
      Jed: First place ya see more than two trees together pull over.

    • (Drysdale is thratening to hang himself since he lost the Clampett account)
      Drysdale: It's too late. Don't try to change my mind. Just pull the desk out from under me.
      Jane: Well Chief I couldn't.
      Drysdale: If you feel that strongly about losing me.
      (Drysdale takes the rope off from around his neck)
      Jane: No, no it's not that. It's just that this desk is too heavy for me to pull.
      Drysdale: Miss Hathaway!
      Jane: Well, if you'd like to get on to this chair . . .

    • Elly: Granny, we've been livin' here fer five years, and now we's leavin'. Ain't ya sad?
      Granny: Yeah. Sad it took so dag blane long to pack.

    • (Jed just handed over a check for his entire fortune to N.E.E.D.Y., and now Jed and Granny are celebrating)
      Granny: We is plum broke, and I've never been so happy in my whole life!

    • (Granny is saying how the money is a curse to Jed)
      Jed: As long as we're stuck with it, we just gotta suffer it alone.

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