History Series / TheBeverlyHillbillies

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* ScoobyDooHoax: "The Ghost of Clampett Castle" had Mr. Drysdale try to scare Granny away from the Clampett's English castle and back to California. He imitates the "Ghost of Lady Clampett" in the attempt. It backfires when Granny goes after the ghost, shooting the "ghost" in the backside with rock salt and bacon rind. However, Mr. Drysdale disguised as a ghost (moaning from his injury!) manages to scare Jethro Bodine so much that the Clampetts leave for his sake.
29th Feb '16 1:33:33 PM johnsmithxxi
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* DownLADrain: In "Christmas at the Clampetts", the hillbillies receive a boat as a gift from Mr. Drysdale. Jed, having heard of the Los Angeles River, directs Jethro to take the family down to the "stream". The hillbillies are disappointed, to say the least.
-->'''Elly May''': “Well, there ain’t enough water down there to wet down a good-sized crawdad, is there Pa?”
-->'''Jed''': "Pitiful, pitiful"
21st Feb '16 12:26:26 PM johnsmithxxi
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* BeleagueredAssistant: Originally, Mr. Drysdale is a responsible, intelligent banker. However, in later years [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he turns into a odious, deceitful, moneygrubbing maniac]]. Cue Miss Hathaway's transformation from his trusted and respectful confidante to a beleaguered assistant.

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* BadToTheLastDrop: Elly May's coffee, a thick syrup that pours out as slowly as molasses.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Originally, Mr. Drysdale is was a responsible, intelligent banker. However, in later years [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he turns into a odious, deceitful, moneygrubbing maniac]]. Cue Miss Hathaway's transformation from his trusted and respectful confidante to a beleaguered assistant.



* LondonEnglandSyndrome: In the film, Jethro is first mentioned when Elly May says he's coming from Oxford to visit them. The next scene shows him leaving Oxford, Arkansas.

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* LondonEnglandSyndrome: LethalChef: Elly May Clampett's cooking is nigh inedible. Her biscuits and donuts are hard as a rock and just as heavy. One episode sees her make a meatloaf in the shape of a giant meatball. Said meatloaf bounces like a basketball.
* LondonEnglandSyndrome:
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In the film, Jethro is first mentioned when Elly May says he's coming from Oxford to visit them. The next scene shows him leaving Oxford, Arkansas.Arkansas.
** The trope makes its appearance in the series. In the first couple seasons, Cousin Peal, Jethro and Jethrine Bodine are plainly said have originally lived in Oxford, Tennessee. This leads to a gag in the second episode, "Getting Settled", where Mr. Drysdale and Miss Hathaway believe that Jethro goes to school at ''the'' Oxford.
19th Jan '16 8:02:42 AM johnsmithxxi
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* NeverMissWithGranny: Literally true, ''never ever'' mess with Granny. None of them were wimps, but Granny was one of the toughest scrappers in the whole family. And you don't want her shooting at you, whether it's buckshot or [[EdibleAmmunition rock-salt and bacon rind]]. Mr. Milburn Drysdale the banker found out ''[[ShotInTheAss the hard way]]'' in England... pretending to be a [[BedsheetGhost ghost]]. Lucky for him, it was the [[ShotInTheAss rock-salt and bacon rind ammo]]!

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* NeverMissWithGranny: NeverMessWithGranny: Literally true, ''never ever'' mess with Granny. None of them were wimps, but Granny was one of the toughest scrappers in the whole family. And you don't want her shooting at you, whether it's buckshot or [[EdibleAmmunition rock-salt and bacon rind]]. Mr. Milburn Drysdale the banker found out ''[[ShotInTheAss the hard way]]'' in England... pretending to be a [[BedsheetGhost ghost]]. Lucky for him, it was the [[ShotInTheAss rock-salt and bacon rind ammo]]!
19th Jan '16 8:01:58 AM johnsmithxxi
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* NeverMissWithGranny: Literally true, ''never ever'' mess with Granny. None of them were wimps, but Granny was one of the toughest scrappers in the whole family. And you don't want her shooting at you, whether it's buckshot or [[EdibleAmmunition rock-salt and bacon rind]]. Mr. Milburn Drysdale the banker found out ''[[ShotInTheAss the hard way]]'' in England... pretending to be a [[BedsheetGhost ghost]]. Lucky for him, it was the [[ShotInTheAss rock-salt and bacon rind ammo]]!
14th Jan '16 8:08:11 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ErmineCapeEffect: Averted, then played straight in "His Royal Highness." The deposed king is at first dressed in an ordinary suit. This is much to Jethro's disappointment ("He doesn't look like the kings in my Big Blue Book of Fairy Tales"). Later, on Mr. Drysdale's suggestion, he dresses up in ermine cape and crown to court Elly May. [[spoiler: Elly May rejects him as she doesn't take kindly to him putting on airs.]]
9th Jan '16 7:33:59 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ImpoverishedPatrician: In "His Royal Highness", an impoverished ex-king schemes to marry Elly-May for her money. His entire "fortune" is in "Glotny's", which, according to Miss Hathaway's book of world currencies and exchange rates, is "absolutely worthless." In fact, on two occasions in the episode, they're even used as table napkins!
8th Jan '16 10:19:52 AM johnsmithxxi
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* BookOnTheHead: In "Pygmalion and Elly", Sonny Drysdale demonstrates book-balancing to Elly May. Jed and Jethro, spying from behind the "fancy courtin' parlor" curtains, think he's nuts.
6th Jan '16 4:41:55 PM johnsmithxxi
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* BeleagueredAssistant: Originally, Mr. Drysdale is a responsible, intelligent banker. However, in later years [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he turns into a odious, deceitful, moneygrubbing maniac]]. Cue Miss Hathaway's transformation from his trusted and respectful confidante to a beleaguered assistant.
4th Jan '16 5:40:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Expy}}: Sort of with some characters. Jethro is vaguely a bit like [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Li'l Abner.]] Ellie Mae is similar to [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Daisy Mae Skragg]] (except she's Jethro's cousin rather than love interest) & Granny is very much like [[LilAbner Mammy Yokum]] (and her name actually ''is'' Daisy Mae). YMMV of course.

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* {{Expy}}: Sort of with some characters. Jethro is vaguely a bit like [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Li'l Abner.]] Ellie Mae is similar to [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Daisy Mae Skragg]] (except she's Jethro's cousin rather than love interest) & Granny is very much like [[LilAbner [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Mammy Yokum]] (and her name actually ''is'' Daisy Mae). YMMV of course.
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