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The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

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Paul Henning
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Complete series cast summary:
Edgar Buchanan ...  Uncle Joe Carson 222 episodes, 1963-1970
Linda Henning ...  Betty Jo Bradley 222 episodes, 1963-1970
Bea Benaderet ...  Kate Bradley 179 episodes, 1963-1969
Frank Cady ...  Sam Drucker 168 episodes, 1963-1970
Lori Saunders ...  Bobbie Jo Bradley 148 episodes, 1965-1970
Rufe Davis ...  Floyd Smoot 131 episodes, 1963-1970
Meredith MacRae ...  Billie Jo Bradley 114 episodes, 1966-1970
Mike Minor Mike Minor ...  Steve Elliott / ... 112 episodes, 1964-1970
Smiley Burnette ...  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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The guests at the hotel have all they can do to keep up with those three lovely girls. In color. (season four) See more »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dern Tootin' See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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Trivia

Petticoat Junction (1963) came about after the phenomenal success of Paul Henning's series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). The president of CBS, Jim Aubrey, said he wanted "another Paul Henning show." The idea for the series was triggered by Paul's wife Ruth Henning whose grandparents owned a hotel in a little small town in Missouri. See more »

Goofs

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. In episode 1, this is explained away by saying that they're burning ties from the railroad. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) See more »

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Petticoat Junction-*** All Aboard!
14 November 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Hooterville, Petticoat Junction, Homer Bedloe, some of the names of people and places in this memorable 1960s series.

Edgar Buchanan played Uncle Joe. To me, he was a reminder of the Kingfish in the old Amos 'N Andy series. Old, lazy and shiftless, Buchanan etched an unforgettable character who lived life the way it should be-a leisurely rural existence filled with scheming to improve his lot and to avoid a harder way of doing things.

Bea Benaderet was right on target as the mother of the 3 daughters operating out at the Shady Rest Hotel. What an appropriate name for a hotel out in the sticks.

Charles Lane, who died recently at age 102, was a scene stealer each time he was on. Yes, he was Homer Bedloe, always up to his neck to gain control of Shady Rest for the railroad.

A nostalgic tribute to rural life was depicted here.


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