Green Acres: Season 2, Episode 23

The Beverly Hillbillies (1 Mar. 1967)

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When the cast takes ill, the Douglases become stars in a charity production of "The Beverly Hillbillies." After Eb "punches up" a script from the series, Hank Kimball plays Jed Clampett, ... See full summary »



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When the cast takes ill, the Douglases become stars in a charity production of "The Beverly Hillbillies." After Eb "punches up" a script from the series, Hank Kimball plays Jed Clampett, Oliver appears as Jethro, and Lisa portrays Granny with a combination Hungarian/southern accent. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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The title derives from The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), another show produced by Paul Henning. See more »


In this script "The Beverly Hillbillies" is a television series watched by the residents of Hooterville, but in later years the Clampetts visit Hooterville as friends and relatives of the residents. See more »


Lisa Douglas: [talking about her acting career in the old country] We used to do those very dramatic plays like 'The Cherry Orchard', 'Dolls House', 'War and Peace', 'Budapest Parastock'...
Sam Drucker: What was that last one?
Lisa Douglas: Budapest Hillbilies.
Sam Drucker: The Budapest Hillbilies?
Oliver Wendell Douglas: Oh, you know, it's the story about tha Hungarian peasant who struck goulash and moved his family to the Swiss Alps.
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Inside Joke
3 September 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This entire episode is kind of a big inside joke as Eb is part of a Hooterville theater group that plans to put on a big play. They can't decide between Shakesphere or several other great playwrights, so they decide to put on "The Beverly Hillbillies" instead. Eb writes to Paul Henning, the executive producer creator of "BH" (and "Green Acres") and gets sent several "BH" scripts to choose from. Eb says he'll look through them to see if he can find "a funny one" then decides to "punch it up" himself.

On the night of dress rehearsal, Eb re-injures himself and Oliver has to replace him as Jethro, while Lisa stands in for Mrs. Ziffel as Granny.

Unfortunately way too much time on this episode is spent on Eb's original injury and not enough on the Hillbillies parody. The actual scene where Lisa and Oliver play parts (Mr. Kimball is Jed) is frustratingly short, though funny. You keep expecting the real Ellie May (Donna Douglas) or Drysdale to show up as a town person that "has a passing resemblance" to the real star. Funny, but you just wish they had done more with this idea.

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