(1963 - 1968)
Family / Sitcom
26 minutes per episode
Cast: Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe Carson
Linda Henning as Betty Jo Bradley
Bea Benaderet as Kate Bradley
Frank Cady as Sam Drucker
Lori Saunders as Bobbie Jo Bradley
Rufe Davis as Floyd Smoot
Meredith MacRae as Billie Jo Bradley
Mike Minor as Steve Elliott
Smiley Burnette as Charley Pratt
Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo Bradley
The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville. Petticoat Junction will always be revered as one of America 's best television sitcoms, home-grown. The characters were so innocent. Who wouldn't fall in love with the Shady Rest Hotel and the Cannonball ?
Spur Line to Shady Rest (09/24/1963)
The C&FW Railroad's trouble-shooter Homer Bedloe comes to Hooterville to find out why their branch isn't connected to the main line.
Quick, Hide the Railroad (10/01/1963)
Homer Bedloe of the C&FW Railroad makes the first of many attempts to shut down the Cannonball . Kate decides he can't close it if he can't find it, so she hides the train.
The President Who Came to Dinner (10/08/1963)
C&FW President, Norman Curtis, journeys to Hooterville to take matters into his own hands as far as dissolving the Cannonball , but becomes enchanted by the people of the valley.
Is There a Doctor in the Roundhouse? (10/15/1963)
No one can attend Kate's Shady Rest Jamboree after Norman Curtis makes the Cannonball inoperative.
The Courtship of Floyd Smoot (10/22/1963)
Kate pretends to fall in love with Floyd after his bad experience with a mail-order bride.
Please Buy My Violets (10/29/1963)
Joe goes into the cologne business.
The Ringer (11/05/1963)
The Shady Rest Horseshoe Tournament rolls around, and Pixley Fats is it's main contender. He might have a little speed bump though, in the form of the tournament's first female player, Betty Jo.
Kate's Recipe for Hot Rhubarb (11/12/1963)
It's time for Bobbie Jo to put down the books and set out to get a significant other.
The Little Train Robbery (11/19/1963)
The Cannonball 's bank shipment is the target of two young train robbers.
Bedloe Strikes Again (11/26/1963)
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville to take another crack at shutting down the Cannonball .
Uncle Joe's Replacement (12/03/1963)
Uncle Joe's convinced he's being replaced when Kate hires Herbie Bates to be assistant manager of the hotel.
Honeymoon Hotel (12/10/1963)
Uncle Joe's latest scheme involves turning the Shady Rest into a Honeymooners getaway. But when his status as temporary Justice of the Peace turns out to be invalid, can Kate and the girls keep the couple he "married" busy until Sam Drucker can be found to make their union legal?
A Night at the Hooterville Hilton (12/17/1963)
A brochure describing the incomparable Shady Rest Hotel of the future is prematurely mailed to a Hooterville travel columnist.
Cannonball Christmas (12/24/1963)
Homer Bedloe plans to stop the Hooterville Cannonball from making its traditional Christmas caroling tour
Herbie Gets Drafted (12/31/1963)
Herbie Bates, who is sweet on Billie Jo, won't be seeing much more of her--he's just been drafted.
Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik (01/07/1964)
Bobbie Jo is entranced with poet Alan Landman, a visiting beatnik who is passing through Hooterville.
My Daughter the Doctor (01/14/1964)
Billie Jo receives a $500 insurance endowment, which her late father set aside for his first-born to become a doctor. But Billie Jo wants to go to Hollywood to become an actress.
Hooterville vs. Hollywood (01/21/1964)
Kate confers with Judge Drucker to see if she can legally prevent Billie Jo from going to Hollywood.
Visit from a Big Star (01/28/1964)
A movie-idol wants to hide away from it all at the Shady Rest.
Last Chance Farm (02/04/1964)
Uncle Joe tells two plump ladies that Shady Rest is a reducing farm, where their loss is the management's gain.
The Very Old Antique (02/11/1964)
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with a retired railroad tycoon who's interested in buying the Cannonball .