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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During the run of this show, Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) was the engineer of the Cannonball, and Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis) was the conductor. Burnette died during the fourth season, and Floyd took over Charley's duties as engineer, as well as continuing his own duties as conductor. 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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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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