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.
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.