Petticoat Junction: Season 3, Episode 16

Better Never Than Late (4 Jan. 1966)

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Secretarial student Billie Jo wants some real work experience, so Uncle Joe advertises to hotel guests Billie Jo's services as a stenographer. The one hotel guest who does hire Billie Jo is... See full summary »

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Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Lori Saunders ...
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Rufe Davis ...
Smiley Burnette ...
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Herbert Anderson ...
Mr. Morton
Vinton Hayworth ...
Mr. Grant
Herbie Faye ...
Mr. Tad Fiskee
Richard Collier ...
Man
Harry Harvey ...
Mr. Billings (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Lenore Kingston ...
Gloria
Maxine Semon ...
Lena Fenwick
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Secretarial student Billie Jo wants some real work experience, so Uncle Joe advertises to hotel guests Billie Jo's services as a stenographer. The one hotel guest who does hire Billie Jo is Mr. Norton, a salesman who wants to write a business letter to Frank Mortimer, one of his customers. Norton dictates a letter to Billie Jo that is harsh and scathing as Mortimer reneged on an order worth $15,000, which has placed Norton in a bad position at his company. But Norton decides not to send the letter until he returns to the office as he feels the letter does not yet have a nasty enough tone. It's lucky he decided to do so as he learns when he returns to the office that Mortimer has come through with his large order with a promise for a future order in addition. Norton obviously decides not to send the letter anymore. However, Norton can't find the letter. Norton returns to the Shady Rest to see if he left the letter there. Once back at the Shady Rest, all learn that Uncle Joe found the ... Written by Huggo

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The title is an anagram of the common expression "Better late than never". See more »

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