Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
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Last Chance Farm 

When the Junction needs money to stay afloat, Uncle Joe convinces two rich women the hotel is a reducing farm.

Director:

Guy Scarpitta

Writers:

Paul Henning (created by), Hannibal Coons | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Jeannine Riley ... Billie Jo Bradley
Pat Woodell ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Dorothy Konrad Dorothy Konrad ... Mrs. Henrietta Boswell
Pearl Shear Pearl Shear ... Mrs. Gertrude Hawley
Don Brodie Don Brodie ... Mr. Begley
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Storyline

Business is so bad at the Shady Rest that Kate plans on getting Uncle Joe to pawn her beloved gold necklace and locket to make the $200 bank loan payment due at the end of the week. Uncle Joe has other plans to make the repayment, but comes upon one that falls into his lap when he meets Henrietta Boswell and Gertrude Hawley, who are lost and looking for Madame Bovary's Hideaway Reducing Farm, one of the most exclusive resorts of its kind. He convinces them that the Shady Rest is *the* most exclusive reducing farm and charges half the $200 per week per person at Madame Bovary's, which, as luck would have it, is exactly what Kate needs to pay the loan. The catch is that Uncle Joe provides them with a money back guarantee. As Uncle Joe hides from Kate the nature of the women's stay at the hotel, he, with a rigged scale, also has to convince the two that the secret to weight loss is to eat whatever they want as long as it is combined with turnip greens, and to do what would normally be ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A Reducing Farm is a polite and professional, politically-correct way of saying "Fat Farm," which is what the women are seeking, and Uncle Joe pretends to provide. See more »

Soundtracks

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