Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

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

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 Uncle Joe Carson (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
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 Betty Jo Bradley / ... (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
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 Kate Bradley (175 episodes, 1963-1968)
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 Sam Drucker (166 episodes, 1963-1970)
Lori Saunders ...
 Bobbie Jo Bradley (148 episodes, 1965-1970)
Rufe Davis ...
 Floyd Smoot (128 episodes, 1963-1970)
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 Billie Jo Bradley (114 episodes, 1966-1970)
Mike Minor ...
 Steve Elliott / ... (112 episodes, 1964-1970)
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 Charley Pratt (105 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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In the birth order of the Bradley girls Billie Jo was older than Bobbie Jo. However, Meredith MacRae, who took over the role of Billie Jo from Gunilla Hutton in season four, was actually three years younger than Lori Saunders who replaced Pat Woodell in season three as middle sister Bobbie Jo. In fact, Saunders was three years older than Hutton as well. Also, Linda Henning who played youngest daughter Betty Jo was the same age as Woodell, MacRea and Hutton. See more »

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Even though the Cannonball is supposed to be a wood burning locomotive, and the tender car is loaded with chopped wood, the smokestack is blowing pitch black smoke. It should be blowing mostly white or light gray smoke from the wood. The black smoke reveals the real-life locomotive actually burned oil. See more »

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Show Started Stronger Than It Finished
9 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show centered around a hotel known as the junction near a small country town called Hooterville. It started very strong as veteran folks Edgar Bucanan & Bea Benedaret (Uncle Joe & Kate Bradley) ran the hotel.

Then there were the 3 Bradley girls. Bobbie-Jo, Billie-Jo & Betty-Jo. I met a lot of kids from the era of this show named after these girls. They were wholesome American teen girls who were every boys dream.

Then there was the Cannonball, the train that served the Hooterville. It was one of the charms of the show with the engineers. One of the charming holiday shows of this involved having the Cannonball all decorated for Christmas.

When Bea, the actress died in real life, they tried to bring on June Lockhart as a replacement. That was OK, but the scripts seemed to lose their comic energy. It still ran until 1970 anyway. The show had its charm.


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