Granny receives a box from Cousin Pearl in the hills. One of the items in the box is an old fashioned crank telephone. Granny asks Jethro to hook it up to a party line on the pole so she can listen in on the party line.
Jethro is in love with Susie, the carhop waitress at the local drive-in, but Susie keeps rejecting his advances. Jed advises a dejected Jethro to take dating advice from Dash Riprock, the movie star/playboy neighbor to the Clampetts. Dash advises Jethro to buy a convertible, invite Susie to go on a double date with Elly Mae and him, and even lets Jethro use his bachelor pad. Despite Dash's efforts, Jethro still can't get past his hillbilly ways to Susie's heart.
Jethro decides to sophisticate Emaline but she has bigger plans for blackmailing Mr. Drysdale with her cuckoo clock camera. The colonel continues to woo Granny. The two swindlers though haven't met someone as sharp as Jed.
Granny's soap making is sending noxious smoke into the air which gets the attention of smog commissioner Tinsley. He shuts down the operation and Jed decides to run against him when he misunderstands Mr. Drysdale's advice.
Cushing makes another attempt to get the Clampetts to move their money to his bank by romancing Granny. When Drysdale learns of this, he decides to bring his father-in-law Lowell Farquhar, who had once dated Granny, to draw Granny away from Cushing.
Gloria Swanson and Drysdale are doing some business which involves her selling her house and some of her possessions and donating the proceeds to charity and she's moving East. When the Clampetts read about her moving away,Jethro who heard a story that she's auctioning of her things think that she's broke and that she's being forced to sell her possessions Granny being a big fan is heart broken. They go to see her and try to life up her spirits by saying they like her movies and that they're still being shown in their hometown. Jed decides to ask Chapman to make a ...
Flatt and Scruggs are visiting to film a TV commercial for a detergent. Commodore Ratterman thinks the Clampett authenticity would help sell the soap. He doesn't count on their honesty or Jethro's incompetence as a director.
Amos Wentworth Hogg, Mayor of Bug Tussle, travels to Beverly Hills to visit the Clampetts with hopes of raising money to cover an embezzlement debt. The Clampetts, however, believe he has eyes for Granny.
After reading the Society page Granny decides to best way to get Elly a husband is to throw her a coming out party, complete with possum burgers and gopher gravy. Mrs. Drysdale, hoping to forever humiliate them, is all too happy to help.
Jethro learns about bullfighting and decides bring a matador would be a perfect job. El Magnifico is to teach him but then he meets Ellie Mae and wants to marry the Clampett heiress. Her concern is for the bulls.
The Clampketts come across Narda and Yerko, two gypsies, who decide to run a scam on the unsuspecting clan. Involving both a marriage prophecy and and a curse, the crooks see the families 's naivety to their advantage.
The Clampetts are visited by a real king, Alexander so Granny and Mrs. Drysdale start matchmaking. The broke royal needs a wealthy bride and courts Ellie. Drysdale niece Doreen is tricked by a costumed Jethro and ends up unimpressed.
Granny continues her doctoring and is especially pleased with her new batch of tonic. Dr. Clyburn is determined to get her to stop so invites her to his office to show her how modern medicine works. Granny has other ideas.