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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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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Dern Tootin' See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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Sharon Tate originally landed the role of eldest sister Billie Jo. Apart from some test film and publicity pictures, she never filmed the part. Although some sources said Tate lacked experience to play the role, the truth was that earlier she had posed nude for some photos, which would eventually be published in Playboy magazine. The show's chief sponsor was to be Ivory Soap and they couldn't risk the chance of losing their sponsor if word got out. She was immediately replaced by Jeannine Riley, who was actually a perfect knockout "Daisy Mae" type to play the flirtatious Billie Jo. The irony of it all is that Ivory Soap was later embarrassed a few years later when their major spokes model Marilyn Chambers launched a successful career in adult porn. 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 »

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Petticoat Junction-*** All Aboard!
14 November 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Hooterville, Petticoat Junction, Homer Bedloe, some of the names of people and places in this memorable 1960s series.

Edgar Buchanan played Uncle Joe. To me, he was a reminder of the Kingfish in the old Amos 'N Andy series. Old, lazy and shiftless, Buchanan etched an unforgettable character who lived life the way it should be-a leisurely rural existence filled with scheming to improve his lot and to avoid a harder way of doing things.

Bea Benaderet was right on target as the mother of the 3 daughters operating out at the Shady Rest Hotel. What an appropriate name for a hotel out in the sticks.

Charles Lane, who died recently at age 102, was a scene stealer each time he was on. Yes, he was Homer Bedloe, always up to his neck to gain control of Shady Rest for the railroad.

A nostalgic tribute to rural life was depicted here.


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