Petticoat Junction: Season 1, Episode 31

Charley Abandons the Cannonball (21 Apr. 1964)

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Charley feels that no one is paying any attention to him, so he quits working on the Cannonball.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pat Woodell ...
Bobbie Jo Bradley (credit only)
Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Bill Tuttle


Charley begins to believe that everyone around him is moving on in life without him. Floyd has started to call on the widow Sarah Lawrence, and has a number of backup widows on which to call if things with her don't work out. Uncle Joe has a speech he has to prepare, so has no time to play checkers with him. Kate has far too much work to do around the hotel especially as the girls are growing up and are leading lives of their own, even Betty Jo, who although still enjoys being Charley's co-engineer now has boys on the top of her mind. Not wanting to spend his time alone and miserable running the Cannonball as a useless old man, Charley decides to quit and move to the big city, "Broadway". Kate knows Charley is making decisions in haste and would hate life in the big city. So she tries to manufacture ways of keeping Charley in the valley before his replacement comes and takes over his job. Kate may underestimate that real life situations may work better than made-up ones in reaching ... Written by Huggo

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21 April 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Hooterville Cannonball
Performed by Smiley Burnette with Rufe Davis, Jeannine Riley & Linda Henning
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