Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

As Hooterville Goes 

Hooterville has a long standing record of being the first community to have their political votes submitted to the state. This time, they have competition from another community.


Richard L. Bare


Paul Henning (created by), Jay Sommers | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Jeannine Riley ... Billie Jo Bradley
Pat Woodell ... Bobbie Jo Bradley (credit only)
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Smiley Burnette ... Charley Pratt
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot
Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker
Virginia Sale ... Selma Plout
Barbara Pepper ... Doris Ziffel
Frank Killmond ... Tad Winslow


The state elections are coming up, and like every year for the past twenty years Hooterville is aiming to be the first town to get its election results to the state capital, the town opening its poll at one minute past midnight and having a get out early to vote campaign. However Pip Winslow from Crabwell Corners is taking bets at 2-to-1 odds that they will beat Hooterville this year, with some people not knowing that it's because they have a new automatic voting machine. Even without their machine, Hooterville's twenty year reign is threatened by a disagreement between Kate and Selma Plout, the latter who threatens to cast her ballot late in the day just to spite Kate. With an official commendation from the Governor on the line, Kate believes she has a way for Selma to change her mind on the matter which involves the newly formed Hooterville Chamber of Commerce (which is comprised of Joe, Charley and Floyd), that is if Uncle Joe can resist hogging the limelight for himself which he ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

27 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on the political expression "As Maine goes, so goes the nation." See more »


Dog manages to grab a box of doggie treats from the shelf in the grocery store. Later when Betty Jo and Billie Jo enter the store, the box of doggie treats that Dog removed is still on the shelf. See more »


References Green Acres (1965) See more »


Petticoat Junction
Written by Curt Massey & Paul Henning
Performed by Curt Massey
[Series theme song played during the opening titles and credits]
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