The Beverly Hillbillies – “Drysdale’s Dog Days”

The Beverly Hillbillies Volume 2 DVD

Original Air Date: March 17, 1965
Starring: Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan
Directed by: Joseph Depew

Synopsis: Elly May (Donna Douglas) plans to enter her dogs in Mrs. Drysdale’s Dog Show.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Elly May is teaching her dogs some tricks. She has little Arnie walking across two ropes. Rusty the cat (played by cat actor Orangey) is watching intently.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Rusty cat Orangey on bench

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Rusty cat Orangey on bench

After Arnie does the trick, Elly May rewards him with whatever he wants from a basket. When Arnie takes a whole hamhock, Elly May tells the dogs that whoever does the trick next will get to share. Rusty then jumps up onto the ropes and starts to walk.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Rusty cat Orangey on ropes trying to do trick for Elly May Donna Douglas

Elly May picks up Rusty and explains to him that cats aren’t allowed in the dog show.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Elly May Donna Douglas holding Rusty cat Orangey

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Elly May Donna Douglas holding Rusty cat Orangey

Jed (Buddy Ebsen) walks out of the house and asks Elly May what is happening. She explains that Rusty is jealous because she’s learning her dogs some tricks. Jed suggests she learn Rusty some, too, but she explains it’s for the dog show. She sets Rusty down on the back of the family truck.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Elly May Donna Douglas holding Rusty cat Orangey with Jed Buddy Ebsen

Later in the show Elly May is teaching Arnie another trick. Rusty is sitting in a nearby wheelbarrow watching.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Elly May Donna Douglas teaching dogs as Rusty cat Orangey watches from wheelbarrow

Granny (Irene Ryan) sneaks out of the house with a shotgun and asks Elly May if her Pa is around. When she says no, Granny walks to the wheelbarrow and tells the cat to shoo, pulling Rusty out by the scruff and putting her gun inside.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Granny Irene Ryan telling Rusty cat Orangey to get out of wheelbarrow

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Granny Irene Ryan lifting Rusty cat Orangey out of wheelbarrow

A moment later as Granny is explaining how she’s going down to the bank to get her money, Rusty actually pops his head back up as if wanting to get back in the wheelbarrow.

The Beverly Hillbillies - Drysdale's Dog Days - Granny Irene Ryan talking to Elly May Donna Douglas with Rusty cat Orangey trying to get back in wheelbarrow

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t think dog shows should discriminate.


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