Beverly Hillbillies

Synopsis: Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and con artists ready to make a fast buck.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Penelope Spheeris
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min



I swear, if you don't learn to share this honey,

I'm gonna give you a real whompin'.

Now, go on!

- (boy) Is the doctor in?

- No doubt about it.

What's ailing you, Fat Elmer?

I ate too much cheese. Now I can't burp.

Can you fix me, Granny?

(belches, then farts)

(dog barks)


Before I sign anything, I wanna know

how much money we're talkin' about.

Mr Clampett, there's more petroleum

in your swamp than there is in all of Kuwait.

That bad, huh?

Mr Clampett, you are sitting on

the biggest domestic oil strike in history.

And when you sign these contracts,

we're going to pay you one billion dollars.

Do you have anybody

who can advise you on these contracts?

Cousin Jethro's coming

for Sunday supper, Pa.

He's the one with the learning.

He went to school at Oxford.

(# "White Lightnin"' by Joe Diffie)

- Jethro?

- Yes, Ma?

Did you fix those bare-as-bones brakes?

Course. I pulled 'em off yesterday.

The new ones

are coming in the mail next week.


- Jethro!

- Howdy, Granny.

You dad-blame, simple-minded yahoo!

Your crack-pluckin' head's emptier

than last year's bird's nest!

If your head was filled with dynamite,

you wouldn't know how to blow your nose!

- Granny!

- Just get out of my sight!

Jedediah, you're fixing to be

the richest man in this here county.

Look at how you live.

Your land's overrun with snakes and skunks.

You've got no TV, no telephone

and no radio.

You're right, Pearl. We are living in paradise.

No, Jed. Paradise is someplace like...

Beverly Hills, California.

They got swimming pools and movie stars.

- And smog.

- What's a smog?

I reckon it's a small hog.

Now, think about your daughter.

You need to get remarried

and she needs a mom,

someone to teach her womanly ways.

She's runnin' wild, Jed.

She's no different than a boy.

Imagine that. Elly May wearing

fancy dresses and acting ladylike!

Well, that don't sound like much fun.

(Jethro laughs mockingly)

Beverly Hills.

(Pearl) Listen to what I'm saying, Jed.

It would be the best thing for y'all. Just pack

up all your belongings and move on out.

Jethro could drive you out in the truck.

I ain't drivin' in no movin' vehicle

with no dunderhead!

I ain't no dunderhead.

Come on, put me down!

Set him down.

- (Pearl) See what I mean?

- (Jed) Who are you, mister?

Ozark Mountain Oil. Mr Briggs sent me

to see if you'd signed the contract.

Elly May Clampett.

Well, that's it.

I've made my decision.

For the good of this here family,

I'm movin' us to Beverly Hills.

Don't you worry, Elly May. We're gonna

take good care of your critters for you.

- Thanks, Sam. I know you will.

- (sobs)

Oh, Ma.

What's all this I hear about you

not wanting to go to California?

I like it here. There ain't nothin' you can do

to get me off of this rockin' chair.

I ain't goin' nowhere! Cut me loose!

- Jedediah, I'm gonna skin you alive!

- Hush up, Granny.

Get goin', boy, before she breaks loose.

(# "Ballad of Jed Clampett"

by Jerry Scroggins)

(Jethro) Watch your head, Granny!

There are so many people in this here town.

It's gonna take a long time

to meet everybody.

Hey, nice wheels, buddy!

Jethro, why do you think

that fella's pointing at us?

I reckon that's the way

they wave howdy in California.

- Excuse us.

- Has escrow closed on the Clampett estate?

With an offer of 22 million cash,

it closed swiftly.

It is inspirational how you found a place for

the Clampetts right next door to your own.

Hathaway, the people who lived there

were my best friends for over 20 years.

It's a shame they had to file for bankruptcy.

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Lawrence Konner

Lawrence Konner is an American screenwriter and television writer of shows such as Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. more…

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