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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Girl from Home

episode 2.17

USA 1964
produced by
Paul Henning, Al Simon (executive) for Filmways/CBS
directed by Richard Whorf
starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer jr, Peter Whitney, Muriel Landers, Chet Stratton, Kathy Kersh
written by Paul Henning, Mark Tuttle, created by Paul Henning, music by Perry Botkin jr

tv-series
Beverly Hillbillies

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Lafe (Peter Whitney) from the Clampett's hick hometown arrives at their fancy place in Beverly Hills to make cousin Jethro (Max Baer jr) marry his daughter Essiebelle (Muriel Landers) - solely for money reasons of course. Jethro, who is not the smartest, is all for it initially, but makes a hasty getaway when he sees she is no longer the pretty giurl he has left behind in his hometown but a bit on the (too) well-fed side.

Eventually, Pa Clampett (Buddy Ebsen) has a talk with Essiebelle and finds out that she doesn't love Jethro either but a boy back home, so to dissuade Lafe from pursuing the wedding plans any further and make everyone (but himself) unhappy, he makes up a story about all the worthless gifts he's going to give the couple for a wedding presend and then asks for a dowry, too - which does the trick of course.

 

Mildly funny, with most of the jokes about hillbillies in a fancy neighbourhood (which the show is based on, essentially) having gone stale long ago. In this respect it's more than a bit surprising that the show had such an incredibly long run.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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