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.
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.
Elly May Clampett Quotes
|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.
|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.
Elly May Clampett Photos
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