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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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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Jack Bannon, who played several different characters on the show is the son of Bea Benaderet. See more »

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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 »

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Petticoat Junction-*** All Aboard!
14 November 2007 | by (United States) – See 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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