The Beverly Hillbillies

Season 5 Episode 13

The Woodchucks

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Aired Unknown Dec 07, 1966 on CBS
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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

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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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      • Jethro: Uncle Jed, I'm much ablidged for what yer doin', but I don't wanna be a Wood Chuck. It sounds stupid, dumb, and silly, and . . .
        (Jethro sees the girls making a fuss over the head Wood Chuck, and Athena moves him apart from the crowd to sit with him alone)
        Jethro: Like I was sayin' Uncle Jed, the Wood Chucks sounds stupid, dumb, and silly, and where do I sign up?

      • (Jed tells Jethro he is arranging him to become a Wood Chuck)
        Jed: Mr. Drysdale's arrangin' fer the Wood Chucks to have a campery and a chuckerama with the Bird Watchers.
        Jethro: Uncle Jed, are you makin' fun of me?

      • Jed: Jethro, yer girl troubles is over!
        Jethro: Did ya get me into the Bird Watchers?
        Jed: No, but listen. You are a Wood Chuck.
        Jethro: You don't hafta call me names.
        Jed: No, it's a club.

      • (Drysdale tells Jed he'll get Jethro in the Biddle Bird watchers so he can be closer to Athena, and Jed says he doesn't want to break rules)
        Jed: All I want is fer this girl and Jethro to get together long enough so she can see his good qualities, and they don't exactly jump up and shout at ya.

      • (Jed tells Drysdale Jethro is having girl troubles, and Drysdale asks what's wrong)
        Jed: Well, it seems that, uh, he's all pushed outta shape over one of Miss Jane's bird watchers, and uh, she won't even look at him cross-eyed.
        Drysdale: Not cross-eyed hey? Must be a new member.

      • Jed: Well, maybe you can help me with Jethro. He's havin' a bit of girl trouble.
        Drysdale: Well, you bet I can! You're talking to the old master.
        Jed: Do tell.
        Drysdale: Oh yes. Why back at college the girls used to call me . . . Nevermind what they used to call me.

      • Drysdale: Ya know, twenty years ago on this date, I took over the presidency of the Commerce Bank. So I declared a bank holiday, and all the employees have the day off.
        Jed: But the bank ain't even open today. It's Saturday.
        Drysdale: Yes. What a shame it falls on the weekend.
        Jed: I don't blame ya fer wantin' ta celebrate.
        Drysdale: Yes, it's a real rags to riches story! The great American dream! Poor boy to bank president.
        Jed: And today is the day ya got permoted!
        Drysdale: No, it's the day I got married. Margaret's grandfather was chairman of the board. I suppose every holiday has its sad side.

      • (Jethro comes running up to the pool, trying to impress Athena by carrying birds, unaware they flew off of him)
        Jane: Jethro, why are you here?
        Jethro: I'm in love. With birds! See hows they sets all over me.
        Jane: What birds?
        Jethro: These. My little feathered frie- (sees the birds left)) The dirty varmints! I mean, the little darlings must've flowed away.

      • (Granny asks Athena if she has a boyfriend, and she says that her studies and bird watching take up to much time for male companionship)
        Granny: Does that mean that she's fer it or agin it?

      • (Jed explains why Jethro is acting the way he is)
        Jed: Granny, the boy's got a problem.
        Granny: Yeah, no brain!

      • (Granny says that her pantry was cleaned out, and Jed tells her it was Jethro)
        Jed: Boy was fixin' to mail himself to Paris.
        Granny: Dandy! I'll take him to the post office!

      • (Jethro goes to take a swim after taking advice from Jed, who is trying to help solve his girl-getting problem)
        Jed: I know what the boy's goin' through. Least ways I think I can remember.

      • (Jed asks Jethro why he doesn't try to date any of the Biddle Bird Watcher girls)
        Jethro: Uncle Jed, have you ever seen any of them Birdwatchers? Heck fire, I'd just assume look at the birds.

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