The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
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The Week Before Christmas 

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The Clampetts prepare to go to Hooterville for Christmas.

Director:

Ralph Levy

Writers:

Paul Henning (created by), Paul Henning | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Buddy Ebsen ... Jed Clampett
Irene Ryan ... Daisy Moses
Donna Douglas ... Elly May Clampett
Max Baer Jr. ... Jethro Bodine
Raymond Bailey ... Milburn Drysdale
Nancy Kulp ... Jane Hathaway
Lori Saunders ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Meredith MacRae ... Billie Jo Bradley
Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno The Bear ... Fairchild
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The Clampetts prepare to go to Hooterville for Christmas.

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christmas episode | christmas | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Family

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1968 (USA) See more »

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Filmways Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This takes place in December 1968. See more »

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References Petticoat Junction (1963) See more »

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The weak episode before Christmas
5 May 2016 | by jivers01See all my reviews

Season 7 (1968-69) was loaded with "Petticoat Junction" crossover episodes intended to boost ratings. This is the 5th one (with three more to come). The Clampetts are invited to Hooterville for Christmas. During the previous Thanksgiving show, Jethro conned the Bradley sisters (Meredith MacRae, Lori Saunders) into believing he was a Hollywood producer who'd make them movie stars. Apparently he also proposed marriage -- to both of them. And the girls, not being terribly bright, are okay with that and eagerly await his arrival. Their foolish fawning over Jethro is totally unreal, but both shows are exercises in absurd fantasy where anything goes.

The crossover aspect is limited to two scenes in Sam Drucker's general store with Sam (Frank Cady) and the Bradleys and him talking to Granny over the phone. As usual, Granny misconstrues the situation and believes Sam wants to marry her. There's some nonsense concerning a pet bear eating Sam's letter to Granny, but otherwise nothing much happens. The story exists just to string-out the crossover appeal and set up the conflict to be played out in the next B.H. episode.

Also, this is loosely linked to the next Petticoat Junction episode "A Cake from Granny" (shown three days later on December 21, 1968) with cameos by Granny and Mrs. Hathaway.


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