Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

Kate the Stockholder 

Homer Bedloe wants to get rid of the Cannonball Express in Hooterville, so he begins to harass Floyd and Charley. Kate finds a way stop Bedloe.


David Alexander


Paul Henning (created by), Jerry Seelen | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Jeannine Riley ... Billie Jo Bradley
Pat Woodell ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Smiley Burnette ... Charley Pratt
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot
Charles Lane ... Homer Bedloe
Lauren Gilbert Lauren Gilbert ... J. B. Giddings
Jack Bannon ... Roger Budd
Paul De Rolf Paul De Rolf ... Paul Henderson
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... First Stockholder
William Lally William Lally ... Second Stockholder


Norman Curtis, the President of the C&FW Railroad, is currently on vacation in Europe, leaving instructions with the acting President, J.B. Giddings, not to do anything to the Cannonball while he's gone. However, Homer Bedloe has a scheme to shut down the Cannonball for good while making Giddings look like a hero to company stockholders while not circumventing Curtis' orders. The plan entails Bedloe being appointed Superintendent of the Cannonball, and in this role implementing an efficiency campaign with an impossible to meet new schedule. Charley and Floyd would have to meet the targets or else Bedloe would have just cause to shut the service down. He expects Charley and Floyd will eventually just give up. It's the stockholders meeting where Bedloe and Giddings plan to show their good work that Kate believes they've got their secret weapon in ruining Bedloe's plans. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

7 April 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Petticoat Junction
Written by Curt Massey & Paul Henning
Performed by Curt Massey
[Series theme song played during the opening titles and credits]
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