Can you understand all this beatnik slang from The Beverly Hillbillies?

Are you hep or are you square, Daddy-O?

 

In The Beverly Hillbillies episode "Clampett A-Go-Go," a hipster named Sheldon Epps ends up in the Clampett mansion after trying to sell his artwork to the Drysdales. With his dirty sweatshirt and facial hair, he resembled Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver) of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, the most well-known beatnik in classic TV.

Sheldon has goo-goo eyes for Elly May, while Jed and the rest of the Clampett clan struggle to understand a single word he says.

Do you think you can dig the slang that "Shelly" is spewing?

See if you can translate these actual bits of dialogue from the sitcom!

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  1. What does it mean to "split the scene"?
  2. What does Sheldon call "drumsticks"?
  3. What is a "horn"?
  4. What does he call "Sacktown"?
  5. What is the "big pad in the sky"?
  6. What does Sheldon mean when he says, "I creamed the machine"?
  7. What are "skins"?
  8. What are "gumballs"?
  9. Who does Sheldon call a "Moneybunny"?
  10. What does Sheldon refer to as a "moose"?
  11. What does Sheldon mean when he says, "I still read 'Tilt'"?
  12. What is a "Clyde"?
  13. Finally, Sheldon painted this. What is it supposed to be a picture of?

Can you understand all this beatnik slang from The Beverly Hillbillies?

Your Result...

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98 Comments

Fred_Clampett 2 months ago
10 of 13. One of my favorite storylines from Hillbillies.
gregwilson363 3 months ago
WOW 😮😳 I only got 6 out of 13 bad 😞 😔 😆
WGH 10 months ago
8/13

I am a total square man!
72doug 16 months ago
10/13! missed 8,9, and 11.
Coldnorth 33 months ago
10out of 13. Not too bad.I haven’t seen that episode in a long time
sputnik_57 33 months ago
9/13 I don't recall this episode. Appears to be a early B&W one. I do remember the hippie "smokin' crawdads" one and it was one of my favorites!
WGH sputnik_57 10 months ago
I have a great memory and I've watched them all multiple multiple times over the years. I don't think this one made it to syndication, for good reason it would seem.
Classicmodel59 37 months ago
7 of 13 I guess I didn't know al his slang
EllisClevenger 40 months ago
You got 11 out of 13
Go ape! You are made in the shade.
Missed #8 and #9
Evan 48 months ago
7/13. Not the ginchiest!
kimmer 48 months ago
9/13.....I"ll just sit here and hug my pet rock for comfort and check the colors on my mood ring...lol
biscuits18521 kimmer 47 months ago
I got the same score, kimmer.
BillPfu 48 months ago
when will we get METV in Denver , Commerce City , Arvada Goldin co, when you left channel 20-2 that's the last time we could receive Metv.
WGH BillPfu 10 months ago
Philo.

$30/month and you can watch MeTV

Pricey but worth it
Croft1 48 months ago
You'll never get to heaven being L7. C Moon C Moon
Claire Croft1 48 months ago
Haven’t heard l7 since high school
Haha
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