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
Set in the same town as Green Acres (1965). Characters from that series often appeared on this one. The series was also linked to The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and the two shows occasionally crossed over. In episode 175 "Granny, the Baby Expert", when Granny comes to Hooterville to tend to Betty Jo and Steve's baby she mistakes Uncle Joe for Kate and says 'They's right about you Kate, you and Cousin Pearl are lookalikes'. Bea Benaderet had played Pearl Bodine in several of the first season episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies. Also during Bea's entire duration as Kate Bradley not once was there ever a connection or mention that alluded to The Beverly Hillbillies. See more »
In several episodes, characters either refer to or are hiding in the baggage car, but in full shots of the train in movement there is only one car, the passenger car, attached to the engine. See more »
Petticoat Junction will always be revered as one of America's best television sitcoms, home-grown. The characters were so innocent. Who wouldn't fall in love with the Shady Rest Hotel and the Cannonball?
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