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24 September 1963 (USA) See more »
The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 140)

Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson (222 episodes, 1963-1970)

Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley / ... (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Higgins the Dog ... Dog (184 episodes, 1964-1970)

Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley (175 episodes, 1963-1968)

Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker (165 episodes, 1963-1970)
Lori Saunders ... Bobbie Jo Bradley (148 episodes, 1965-1970)
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot (128 episodes, 1963-1970)

Meredith MacRae ... Billie Jo Bradley (114 episodes, 1966-1970)
Mike Minor ... Steve Elliott / ... (112 episodes, 1964-1970)
Smiley Burnette ... Charley Pratt (105 episodes, 1963-1967)

Series Directed by
Ralph Levy (50 episodes, 1964-1969)
Charles Barton (38 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard L. Bare (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
Guy Scarpitta (29 episodes, 1963-1969)
Elliott Lewis (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Alexander (12 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jean Yarbrough (11 episodes, 1963-1969)
Stanley Z. Cherry (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dick Moder (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sherman Marks (2 episodes, 1963)
Dick Wesson (2 episodes, 1964)
Hollingsworth Morse (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ezra Stone (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Writing credits
Paul Henning (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Dick Conway (97 episodes, 1966-1970)
Charles Stewart (94 episodes, 1966-1970)
Lou Huston (40 episodes, 1964-1967)
Al Schwartz (28 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jay Sommers (27 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dick Wesson (9 episodes, 1963-1966)
Howard Harris (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
Joel Kane (6 episodes, 1963-1966)
Seaman Jacobs (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ed James (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Mark Tuttle (5 episodes, 1963-1966)
Hannibal Coons (5 episodes, 1964)
Harry Winkler (5 episodes, 1964)
Richard Baer (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Bill Manhoff (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leo Rifkin (3 episodes, 1964)
Jerry Seelen (3 episodes, 1964)
Martin Ragaway (2 episodes, 1964)
Jack Raymond (2 episodes, 1964)
David Braverman (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lila Garrett (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bernie Kahn (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bob Marcus (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ben Starr (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stan Dreben (2 episodes, 1965)
John L. Greene (2 episodes, 1965)
Arthur Marx (2 episodes, 1965)
Howard Merrill (2 episodes, 1965)
George O'Hanlon (2 episodes, 1965)
Charles Tannen (2 episodes, 1965)
Ronny Pearlman (2 episodes, 1966)
Joanna Lee (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ben Gershman (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Guy Scarpitta .... associate producer (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Paul Henning .... producer (184 episodes, 1964-1970)
Charles Stewart .... executive producer (114 episodes, 1966-1970)
Jay Sommers .... executive producer (62 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dick Wesson .... producer (38 episodes, 1963-1964)

Al Simon .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Curt Massey (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Series Cinematography by
Robert G. Hager (209 episodes, 1963-1970)
Harry L. Wolf (13 episodes, 1963)

Ron McManus (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Bill E. Garst (95 episodes, 1965-1970)
Lynn Harrison (24 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard Greer (20 episodes, 1967-1969)
Axel Hubert Sr. (15 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jack Ruggiero (4 episodes, 1963)
Frank Capacchione (3 episodes, 1963)
Elmo Veron (3 episodes, 1964)
John Coyle (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
George R. Rohrs (2 episodes, 1965)
Robert Seiter (2 episodes, 1970)
Series Casting by
Bill Tinsman (152 episodes, 1964-1970)
Mercedes Manzanares (58 episodes, 1965-1967)
Kerwin Coughlin (38 episodes, 1963-1964)
Edward F. Rhine (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Walter McKeegan (152 episodes, 1964-1970)
Howard Campbell (38 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Set Decoration by
Armor E. Goetten (122 episodes, 1963-1968)
Dorcy Howard (61 episodes, 1964-1970)
Steven Potter (7 episodes, 1965)
Series Makeup Department
Gene Roemer .... makeup artist (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (207 episodes, 1963-1970)
Frances Sperry .... hair stylist (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Production Management
George King .... production supervisor (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Robert Freedman .... post-production supervisor (80 episodes, 1967-1970)
Russ Tinsley .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1968-1970)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (139 episodes, 1964-1970)
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert Agnew .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1967-1969)
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1963)

Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Vinnie Vecchio .... property master (151 episodes, 1963-1970)
C. Randall Berkeley .... property master (13 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joe Montenaro .... property master (11 episodes, 1963)
Series Sound Department
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Jean G. Valentino .... sound mixer (192 episodes, 1963-1970)
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 1963)
Robert Pettis .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1969)
Series Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects (148 episodes, 1965-1970)
Larry Chapman .... special effects (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... background projection (124 episodes, 1965-1970)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Al Ledbetter .... chief electrician (195 episodes, 1963-1970)
Ray Jones .... key grip (194 episodes, 1963-1970)
Arvard Wooden .... key grip (13 episodes, 1963)
Gary R. Wostak .... chief electrician (12 episodes, 1963)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Lawson .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (187 episodes, 1963-1970)
Nettie Scott .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (176 episodes, 1963-1970)
Opal Vils .... wardrobe supervisor (12 episodes, 1963)
Bill Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Shirley Brewton .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1965)

Myrtle Logan .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Freedman .... post-production coordinator / editorial coordinator (75 episodes, 1963-1967)
Russ Tinsley .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Music Department
Dave Kahn .... music supervisor / music coordinator (207 episodes, 1963-1970)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (184 episodes, 1963-1970)
Series Other crew
Frank Inn .... animal trainer / animals furnished by / ... (184 episodes, 1964-1970)
Mary Yerke .... script supervisor (184 episodes, 1964-1970)
Dick Conway .... script consultant (104 episodes, 1966-1970)
Terry Phillips .... dialogue coach (86 episodes, 1965-1968)
Brad Jayson .... dialogue coach / dialogue director (58 episodes, 1968-1970)
John Rhone .... assistant to producer (23 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lou Huston .... script consultant (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Schwartz .... script consultant (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Bannon .... dialogue coach / dialogue director (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Don Quinn .... script consultant (9 episodes, 1963)
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1963)
Jean Downing .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1963)
Paul De Rolf .... choreographer / creator: Hooterville Hop (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Mark Oman .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 1966)
Robert Graham .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 1968)

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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Petticoat Junction, 12 May 2005
Author: ( from United States

Hi, everyone. I'm Roy. Petticoat Junction was already halfway through its first season when I first got to view it. This would be February 1964 and I was nine going on ten. I was already hooked on The Beverly Hillbillies and had grown fond of the rural sensibilities of that show. My home town, Fresno California, was a lot like Hooterville in the '50s and '60s.

After seeing my very first episode, which was Last Chance Farm, I knew that I wanted to continue watching the show. I can't really specify what it was about the first episode. I did develop a crush on the youngest daughter, Betty Jo, but that wouldn't happen for weeks. In the meantime I enjoyed watching Kate outwit Homer Bedloe and also looked forward to seeing what Uncle Joe's latest moneymaking scheme would be. Tuesday night (when it originally aired) actually broke up my school week. It was like getting an extra weekend because I enjoyed it so much.

I didn't get to see the pilot episode until the first season had gone to reruns. I remember that night my Mom's brother and his family had arrived from Alabama to visit all the California relatives, and poor Mom had to keep pulling me away from the TV telling me I could watch that anytime. But this was the pilot! I didn't know how to get that point across.

But I certainly concur with everyone who has commented favorably on the first two seasons. They were, for me also, the best. While my favorite Billie Jo was Meredith, who didn't come along until the fourth season, I always liked what Jeannine brought to the character during her time on the show, and Pat Woodell's portrayal of Bobbie Jo.

I was fortunate enough to meet four of the actresses (Linda Henning, Lori Saunders, Jeannine Riley and Gunilla Hutton) at the celebrities conventions held in Southern California. All were sweethearts, just like their characters. I also remember getting jazzed when I heard that TV Land was going to air the first two seasons. But that wound up not happening, and my understanding is that the demand wasn't strong enough. I realize PJ had, and has, something of an esoteric appeal, and isn't a show that's generically referred to the way its sibling shows, Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres, are. That said, though, I discovered six years ago through the miracle of the Internet that I wasn't the only viewer on the planet Earth who appreciated the show as much as I did. I've gotten to meet some other fans who have become some of my closest friends. I'm a regular poster at the Shady Rest Forum, where we have some great discussions and share memories of the series. Sadly, it hasn't aired in the United States since March, 2000, when TV Land pulled it off the air, and I sincerely wish that one of the networks, if not TV Land, would bring it back.


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