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Petticoat Junction 

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The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

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Paul Henning
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Complete series cast summary:
Edgar Buchanan ...  Uncle Joe Carson 222 episodes, 1963-1970
Linda Henning ...  Betty Jo Bradley 222 episodes, 1963-1970
Bea Benaderet ...  Kate Bradley 179 episodes, 1963-1969
Frank Cady ...  Sam Drucker 168 episodes, 1963-1970
Lori Saunders ...  Bobbie Jo Bradley 148 episodes, 1965-1970
Rufe Davis ...  Floyd Smoot 131 episodes, 1963-1970
Meredith MacRae ...  Billie Jo Bradley 114 episodes, 1966-1970
Mike Minor ...  Steve Elliott / ... 112 episodes, 1964-1970
Smiley Burnette ...  Charley Pratt 110 episodes, 1963-1967
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Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo, and Betty Jo Bradley are three sisters living with their Uncle Joe who owns the family hotel, and is always coming up with zany ideas. Their whole town revolves around the train "The Cannon Ball". The show also includes Kate (the mother), Steve (Betty Jo's boyfriend) and Sam Drucker (Store Keeper) who is also in "Green Acres". Written by Katie <Katie@aol.com>

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The guests at the hotel have all they can do to keep up with those three lovely girls. In color. (season four) See more »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dern Tootin' See more »

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Runtime:

| (222 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

During the run of this show, Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) was the engineer of the Cannonball, and Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis) was the conductor. Burnette died during the fourth season, and Floyd took over Charley's duties as engineer, as well as continuing his own duties as conductor. See more »

Goofs

With the Shady Rest miles from any town, and the only road a badly rutted fire road, the Cannonball was supposedly the only way to get to the Hotel. As the years unwind, however, the writers ignored this fact more and more and have characters arriving without any regard to when, or from where, the Cannonball arrived. Sometimes, person(s) A would enter the hotel immediately after the train gets in, and then a few minutes later person(s) B would enter, but person(s) A never saw them on the train. Other times, people arrive at the hotel, and then a few minutes later the train arrives. See more »

Alternate Versions

2003 DVD release of four first-season episodes by Brentwood Entertainment replaces the well-known opening theme with an uncredited, instrumental piece of music. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Green Acres: Everybody Tries to Love a Countess (1969) See more »

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A Classic '60s Sitcom
1 November 2001 | by tmolthanSee all my reviews

"Petticoat Junction" was a great, heart-felt show that would stand alongside "The Andy Griffith Show" in all-time popularity, if only some mucky-muck at Viacom (the distributor of the rerun package) hadn't, in the early 1970's, decided to exclude the first two seasons from their syndication package. Not only were those some of the funniest and most genuine episodes of the entire series, but eliminating them from public memory cut out nearly half of star Bea Benaderet's time on the show (she died of lung cancer shortly after the start of the 1968-69 season). If you ever get a chance to view the first two (black & white) seasons of this series, do so...you will see what I mean.


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