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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 Billie Jo Bradley 114 episodes, 1966-1970
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 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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Gunilla Hutton, who played the second Billie Jo, was rumored to be a longtime mistress to famous singer Nat 'King' Cole. 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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Referenced in Green Acres: Never Trust a Little Old Lady (1966) 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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