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?

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kimmer 22 days 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 3 hours ago
I got the same score, kimmer.
BillPfu 22 days 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.
Croft1 23 days ago
You'll never get to heaven being L7. C Moon C Moon
Claire Croft1 5 days ago
Haven’t heard l7 since high school
Haha
Muleskinner 24 days ago
11/13. I'm made in the shade, Daddy-O.
MichaelNivens 25 days ago
12/13 - actually would have had all 13 , but I go too fast - these episodes were among my favorites
TheDavBow3 25 days ago
9/13. Well, I'm definitely not "Kookie"! 😉
texasluva TheDavBow3 25 days ago
You need to use a comb first 🙂 then you'd be cooler 😎💁‍♂️
TheDavBow3 texasluva 25 days ago
Yeah but I'm getting closer to using a rag and a can of Pledge! 😉😂
Aja 26 days ago
Well as much as I love The Beverly hillbillies 😁 I sure wish I could see mission impossible on other days besides what is that 3 a.m. in the morning on Sundays 😜
DarioWiter 26 days ago
10 out of 13; I missed 7, 9, and 11. Not bad, really! 👍👍👍👍👍 😀😀😀😀😀
Runeshaper 26 days ago
10/13 - I learned most of this from watching other shows LOL
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