The Cannonball arrives into the Shady Rest stop an hour early with two associated distresses: a "For Sale" sign, and Homer Bedloe. A week Thursday, the Cannonball will go to the highest bidder, with ...
One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
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
The first two seasons of B&W episodes, featuring Jeannine Riley and Pat Woodell as Billie and Bobbie Jo, are highly regarded and coveted by fans, as they have rarely been in syndication. Ironically these are also the only episodes released on DVD, as the color episodes have yet to be released in that format. See more »
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 »
2003 DVD release of four first-season episodes by Brentwood Entertainment replaces the well-known opening theme with an uncredited, instrumental piece of music. See more »
A time of simplicity and tranquility. What young man who ever saw this heartwarming show, never dreamt of spending the rest of his life in wedded bliss with one of the Bradley girls? Great writing and characters that make you wish time would have stood still. It gives you hope that someday in your travels, on some unfamilar road, the Shady Rest is just on the other side of the hill.
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