Pearl gets a letter from two old flames who used to fight over her hand, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. After reading some of the letter, Jed figures that the engagement they talk about in the letter is for Pearl to choose which one she wants to marry. However, Lester and Earl have since married two glamorous city women, and the engagement they speak of is a gig in Hollywood. Gladys and Louise, Lester and Earl’s wives, are jealous, and go to see Pearl ahead of time, posing as make-up sales girls, but see Elly May mistakenly. The wives stay at the beauty parlor during the wingding the Clampetts throw, and when Lester and Earl ask about the engagement, Pearl turns them down, not wanting to break them up. Lester and Earl leave to get their wives, and when they return, they come back with the “make-up sales girls,” who Jed warned Pearl about them marrying. Pearl sees them, and says how her two former beaus had to settle for second best.