The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 6 Episode 25

The Clampetts Fiddle Around

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Aired Unknown Feb 28, 1968 on CBS
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The Clampetts Fiddle Around
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Jane took Jethro to a concert the previous night, sparking an interest in playing the violin in Jethro. Jed has Drysdale and Jane hire the violinist they saw, Sebastian Stromboli, to teach Jethro. Before his lesson, Jane learns that Jethro doesn’t care about the music, having fallen asleep during the concert, and only wants to meet girls. Jethro’s music lesson doesn’t go well at all because he keeps falling asleep and doesn’t take it seriously, not to mention he lacks talent. Granny and Jed aren’t pleased with the music they hear, and they call up an old friend, Fiddlin’ Sam, to give Stromboli lessons. Stromboli is offended at first by being told he needs help, but after he learns that Fiddlin’ Sam makes two million dollars a year, ten times more than he makes, he starts playing Turkey In The Straw.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

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      • Jane: Mr. Clampett, you don't understand. He wouldn't teach Jethro.
        Jed: Something wrong with Jethro?
        Granny: Other than what we already know about?

      • Jane: And you should have seen Jethro's reaction to the music. I think I finally discovered his true interest.
        Granny: Where ya been? You've seen him around food before.

      • Granny: Elly sure didn't inherit my talent. It's a good thing she got my looks.

      • Jane: And I thought you had a serious interest in music.
        Jethro: I do. What a way to meet girls!

      • (Elly is describing how she and Bessie made the shirt)
        Elly: You won't believe it, but it only takes us five or ten minutes.

      • Miss Jane: What ever happened to that shirt?
        Granny: Elly.
        Miss Jane: Oh.

      • Man: I just heard Stromboli play. The man's a absolute genius. Unbelievable. Fantastic! Magnificent! I'm overcome. Without a doubt, the greatest violinist of all time is Sebastian Stromboli.
        Drysdale: Well, I'd love to meet him. I'm Milburn Drysdale.
        Man: You are meeting him. I'm Sebastian Stromboli.

      • (Jed shakes Stromboli's hand, which he does not allow)
        Stromboli: Nobody has shaken Stromboli's hand in twenty years.
        Jed: Oh, you poor man.

      • Jane: But you have never met anyone like Jethro.
        Stromboli: I met Mr. Clampett.
        Jane: But Jethro is nothing like him.
        Stromboli: Good.

      • Jane: I hate to walk out on you.
        Stromboli: Well I don't mind. You're the first woman to have done it who hasn't asked for alimony.

      • (Jethro wakes up after the music puts him to sleep)
        Stromboli: Well, I see your eyes are open. Of course with you, that's no guarantee that you're awake.

      • Stromboli: The music I was playing made me cry.
        Jethro: No need to. It's dreary but it weren't that bad.

      • Stromboli: Because I'm an artist.
        Jethro: I didn't know that. You'll have to show me your painting sometimes.

      • Jethro: Mr. Stromboli thinks that I am a genius.
        Elly: I don't believe you.
        Jethro: He said that my talent is infinitecible.

      • Jed: He's played in the birthplace of the world's greatest music.
        Stromboli: Moscow?
        Jed: Nashville.

      • Fiddlin' Sam: Let me give you a little tip from one fiddle player to another. You may think my music is trash and rubbish, but dog gone it, I make two million dollars a year playing it.
        Stromboli: Two million?
        Fiddlin' Sam: Course, you're gonna have to have a lot better fiddle then the one ya got. Something like this.
        Stromboli: That's ten times what I make.

      • (Granny is talking about the song "There's A Hog Jowel Where Your Heart Ought To Be")
        Granny: That song is responsible for more weddings than the shotgun.

      • (Jethro is asking about Stromboli's violin)
        Jethro: Say, how much did you pay for that one, huh?
        Stromboli: Fifty thousand dollars!
        Jethro: Wow, that's gotta be the slicker of all time. I only paid sixteen dollars for mine. Yours ain't no bigger than it.
        Stromboli: That's a Strataverius, ignoramus!!!
        Jethro: Strataverius Ignoramus, huh? I wonder who made mine. Hey, I see a label in here. It says "Made In Texas By Texans". Is this a Strataverius Ignoramus?
        Stromboli: No, simpleton!
        Jethro: Oh. Well, let's see which one has the best tone. You play your Ignoramus, and I'll play my Simpleton.
        Stromboli: Anything would sound better than this conversation.

      • Jed: Granny wanted me to make sure the first song ya taught Jethro was "Redneck Romance."

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