Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
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Uncle Joe Retires 

Everyone at the Shady Rest is curious as to the date that Uncle Joe has circled in the calendar - today's date - and why he has been marking off the days until that date. He announces the ... See full summary »

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Uncle Joe Carson
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Dr. Janet Craig
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Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye Henning)
Mike Minor ...
Steve Elliott
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Billie Jo Bradley
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Bobbie Jo Bradley (credit only)
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Sam Drucker
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Wendell Gibbs
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Bert Smedley
Russ Bender ...
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Everyone at the Shady Rest is curious as to the date that Uncle Joe has circled in the calendar - today's date - and why he has been marking off the days until that date. He announces the reason: he is going into retirement. That news shocks everyone as they all figured he was already retired. Uncle Joe learns that his big news has made him the laughing stock of the valley as everyone is talking about what a big deal he's made of retiring from nothing to doing what he always does: fish, play checkers and take naps. Feeling unappreciated, Uncle Joe decides to run away. When Janet finds out he's leaving, he lies that the reason is that he is off to do all those things he's wanted to do but couldn't before his retirement. Knowing that he is lying, Janet has to rally the residents of the valley to make Uncle Joe feel like he's a wanted and needed member of society. The plan make take a misstep as Uncle Joe tries to apply a little of his own form of retribution. So they may have to resort ... Written by Huggo

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1 March 1969 (USA)  »

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Lori Saunders (Bobbie Jo) does not appear in this episode. See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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[the episode cast sings the song to Uncle Joe at his retirement party]
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