The Beverly Hillbillies was the most popular sitcom in television history, and quite possibly the most successful network series ever, it ran for over 200 episodes, clocking in an the top-rated show of its premier season, and remaining in the top ten throughout its nine-year tenure. Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen) is an Ozarks mountaineer who, through epic fortuity and sheer ineptitude, falls into unfathomable wealth with the discovery of oil beneath his worthless Arcadian scrub oak. A roving petrochemical concern buys him out for $25 million, whereupon town sophisticate Cousin Pearl convinces him fabled Beverly Hills is the place to be. So they load up the truck and move to Beverly Hills replete with a rocking chair up top to house Granny (Irene Ryan), the family's reluctant matriarch.
17. Jed's Dilemma Trying to cool a feud between Granny and Pearl, Jed takes his family on a sightseeing tour of Beverly Hills. 18. Jed Saves Drysdale's Marriage Mr. Drysdale's marriage is threatened when he looks to the Clampetts for a housekeeper while his wife visits a health farm. 19. Elly's Animals Policemen and Elly May's animal friends converge on the Clampett estate when Cousin Pearl starts giving lessons in yodelling. 21. Jed Plays Solomon Granny's campaign to stop Pearl's yodelling backfires when Granny calls the law and the police find Granny's illegal still.