Sep. 26, 1962
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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The Beverly Hillbillies

Deciding to move to Beverly Hills to take advantage of their new-found wealth, the Clampetts find that their down-to-earth lifestyle clashes with the new suburb and its shielded, upper-class inhabitants.

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Elly May Clampett The Beverly Hillbillies
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Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
An honest to goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous role, Elly May on _"The Beverly ...

Character Bio

Elly May, Jed's only child, is a mountain beauty with the body of a pinup girl and the soul of a tomboy. She could throw a fastball as well as "rassle" most men to a fall. She could be as tender with her friends, animals and people, as she was tough with Jethro or anyone else she was rasslin'. She said once that animals could be better companions than people, but as she grew older she saw that, "fellas kin be more fun than critters." Elly was squired about by eager young Hollywood actors with stage names like "Dash Riprock" and "Bolt Upright". Other boyfriends for Elly included Sonny Drysdale, Beau Short, beatnik Sheldon Epps and Mark Templeton, a frogman.
Elly's most notable weakness, oft mentioned when she was being "courted", was her lack of kitchen skills. Family members would cringe when, for plot reasons, Elly would take over the kitchen. Rock-like donuts and cookies, for example, were a plot function in an episode featuring Wally Cox as bird watching Professor Biddle.
Elly is briefly considered for film stardom at the movie studio owned by Jed. In one episode, hearing Rock Hudson and Cary Grant are both single, Granny asks that Elly be introduced to them.
During the final season's episodes, Elly May takes a job as a secretary at the Commerce Bank although why she should be the only Clampett working is never explained.
In the 1981 TV movie of The Beverly Hillbillies, Elly May is head of a zoo. Elly May appears in all 274 episodes.

Episode Screenshots

01x33 - The Clampetts Get Psychoanalyzed
Season 1, Episode 33
01x07 - The Servants
Season 1, Episode 07
01x11 - Elly Races Jethrine
Season 1, Episode 11
01x26 - Jed Cuts the Family Tree
Season 1, Episode 26
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Elly May Clampett Quotes

04x24 - The Old Folks Home Season 4 / Episode 24: - The Old Folks Home

Elly May Clampett: Quick Pa, let's skedaddle! Granny's started spring house cleanin' and she's done caught Jethro.
03x12 - The Boarder Stays Season 3 / Episode 12: - The Boarder Stays

Elly May Clampett: I hope that soup we throwed out the winda don't kill the flowers.
Daisy Moses: How can anybody eat soup made outa turtles?
Jed Clampett: Pitiful
Jethro Bodine: And that thing he called Welsh Rabbit, didn't have no rabbit in it at all, just a lot of doggone melted cheese!
Jed Clampett: Wasn't too bad after Granny dumped the grits in it.
Daisy Moses: What was it he called that big crawdad?
Elly May Clampett: That was Lobster Thermidor.
Jethro Bodine: That didn't taste bad neither once we poured hot gopher gravy over it.
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