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 (179 episodes, 1963-1969)
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 Sam Drucker (168 episodes, 1963-1970)
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 Bobbie Jo Bradley (148 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Floyd Smoot (131 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 (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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Comedy starts when the train stops at the small hotel run by Bea Benadaret and her three gorgeous daughters. (season 1) See more »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in The Beverly Hillbillies: The Thanksgiving Story (1968) See more »

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Underrated show
23 August 2001 | by (Nanticoke, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

One of the most underrated sitcoms in television history, "Petticoat Junction" is a fine example of character-driven comedy. Though it is overshadowed by the other rural comedies, "Andy Griffith," "The Beverly Hillbillies," and "Green Acres," "Petticoat Junction" had a warmth that continued throughout its 7 year run. The episodes before Bea Benaderet's untimely death are perhaps the best, but "Petticoat Junction" remains one of television's undiscovered gems.


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