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 (165 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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Dern Tootin'  »

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When Bea Benaderet became ill with cancer and was forced to leave the series, her absence was explained by having Kate go away to visit her sister. Rosemary DeCamp was brought in as a temporary replacement, to play the Bradley girls' Aunt Helen, Kate Bradley. Benaderet only managed to return twice on the show after her departure. Following her death in October, 1968, June Lockhart was brought in as a surrogate mother figure and lady M.D. who sets up practice at the Shady Rest Hotel. Benaderet's anchoring presence was missed by the public, however, and the show lasted only two more seasons (1968-1970). 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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22 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When this show first premiered its biggest attraction were the three Bradley daughters. However, you really got to see a great comedy and the real stars were the late great Bea Benederet as Kate and the late and equally great Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe, who was always looking to get rich quick. The girls themselves were pretty well fleshed out characters themselves. Billie Jo was the ambitious star-struck one, Bobbie Jo was the somewhat dim bulb and Betty Jo was the tomboy. Betty Jo became the most evolved character as you saw her grow up from being a girl who was pretty much pre-occupied with sports into a beautiful young woman who eventually settled down and married the man of her dreams. Too bad Bea Benederet passed away. When that happened the wind seemed to go out of the show and within two years it was gone. Perhaps it was a precursor of things to come becuase within a year after it had gone off the air all the great rural television shows were virtually wiped out in the infamous purge of 1971.


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