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Why is Cousin Pearl so much more cultured than the Clampetts, if only by a little? She knew what a million dollars was and about Hollywood. Though the Clampetts have no idea about what else goes beyond their borders it seems.
In the first few episodes, Granny was made to look like maybe the oldest woman in the world. But after a few, Irene Ryan's make-up was toned down, so it didn't look exactly how it does in these early episodes.
Bea Benaderet, who played Cousin Pearl, had originally wanted to play the role of Granny. When creator/writer Paul Henning and Ms Benaderet saw Irene Ryan's audition, Bea said to her old friend Paul, "There's your Granny."
Granny's kitchen layout changes later in the series. Her above-counter oven gets relocated to below the counter (perhaps after blocking too many scenes) and the refrigerators are moved to another wall, replaced by shelves of dishes.
In this episode, Jethro describes Big Mouth Bradshaw as the "prettiest girl in the Hills." But in season 8, she is called the "homeliest girl in the Hills."
In this episode, Jed says that Granny has never drinken more than a thimble full or liquor in her life. However, in later seasons down, Granny drinks a lot, straight from the jug. Why did she suddenly start drinking more when they went to Beverly Hills?
At their own mansion, the Clampetts do not know what the doorbell is. Whenever it rings, they cannot figure out what it actually is or where the sound is coming from. But when they go calling in this episode, they ring the doorbell at the first house and it makes a sound, much like their own. Why do they not know what it is at there place, but can figure it out at other places?
Elly says how she is playing football in this episode. But in a later episode, when Jethro is trying to impress Drysdale's new maid, the Clampetts learn what football is. But with Elly playing, they must have known before. So how did they forget?
In this episode, Granny doesn't know who Mary Pickford is. But in later episodes, Mary is her, or one of her, favorite actress(es).
According to Granny, Jed can't write letters, or write in general. And that means he also can't read. But in later episodes, Jed knows how to do both, along with the rest of the family. Did they get tutoring or did the writers decide to make them all literate?
According to this episode, Jethro was born December 4, and he spent three years in the fourth grade and two years in the second.
This is the first episode where they use the billard room as a dining room, or as they call it, "the fancy eatin' room."
This is actually a Thanksgiving episode, the first Thanksgiving episode of the series to be exact.
The roles reverse in the later seasons. In this episode, Jed wants to spy on Elly and Sonny, but Granny stops him. However, later on, Granny is the one who tries to spy on Elly May and her dates, and Jed has to stop her.
Elly May was making Granny get on the escalator at the airport, but Granny refused to. Right next to the escalator was a staircase, so why didn't Granny just make her way down the stairs before going to the escalator?
Goof: If Granny hit the right side of Jethro's butt them why does he rub the left side?
First appearance of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on the show.
The song which Flatt and Scruggs sang to Pearl, "Pearl, Pearl, Pearl", was a country hit for them in the summer of 1963 reaching number 8 and spending a total of 11 weeks on the country charts.
Goof: When Sergeant Dean tells Officer Kelly what he discovered near the pool was a still, a quick shot of a shocked Officer Kelly is shown. However, the shot they show is from when Kelly first met Elly May, which took place near the pool, not in front of the mansion, whic is where the two police officers were talking.
In season 8, the Clampetts would once again be in the clutches in a confidence man, Honest John/Shifty Schaffer, who would sell them most of New York City and Washington D.C., and the San Bernardino Mountains.
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