Episodes: 222 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 24, 1963 — April 4, 1970
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet, Lori Saunders, Mike Minor, Meredith MacRae, Jeannine Riley, Pat Woodell, June Lockhart, Smiley Burnette, Rufe Davis, Gunilla Hutton, Frank Cady and Charles Lane.
TV show description:
Widow Kate Bradley (Bea Benaderet) runs the Shady Rest Hotel, the only boarding house in the small rural town of Hooterville.
Helping Kate is her lazy Uncle Joseph “Joe” P. Carson (Edgar Buchanan) and her three beautiful daughters; Betty Jo (Linda Kaye), Bobbie Jo (Pat Woodell, later Lori Saunders), and Billie Jo (Jeannine Riley, later Gunilla Hutton and Meredith MacRae).
When not running the hotel or becoming entangled in her daughters’ lives, Kate is at odds with Homer Bedloe (Charles Lane), the vice-president of the C.&F.W. Railroad. Bedlow is intent on closing down the sole steam-engine train to Hooterville and putting its staff out of work; engineer Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) and conductor Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis).
Later in the series, handsome crop duster Steve Elliott (Mike Minor) marries Betty Jo and the two have a baby together.
Towards the end of the series, when Kate is away (Benaderet became ill and later died), her sister Helen (Rosemary DeCamp) briefly helps run the hotel. Later, Dr. Janet Craig (June Lockhart) comes to town to take over for retiring Doc Stuart and stays at the hotel. She helps counsel the girls from time to time.
The series is a spin-off of The Beverly Hillbillies and spawned Green Acres (which also takes place in Hooterville). Characters from each of the three shows appeared on the others. Amiable general store owner Sam Drucker (Frank Cady) is often seen on both Acres and Junction.
Bring back petticoat junction with its good humour and light story its what everyone needs , not the violence and rubbish that is on now days
As a little girl, I watched Petticoat Junction. It was fascinating to see the style of the clothes change over the seven year run and the stereotyped ideas change. The innocence of country life without crimes was refreshing. Watching this series brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. Please return Petticoat Junction to your lineup.
TV LAND PLEASE BRING BACK PETTICOAT JUNCTION…MANY PEOPLE STILL LOVE TO WATCH THIS SHOW..IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
please release seasons 3,4,5,6 and 7 of petticoat junction. we have been waiting a long time for them. It was great show with great stars and it should be available to people to enjoy.
Season 3 has been released, I have the first 3 and have been waiting for the others to come out on dvd but in the mean time I watch them all on YouTube.
PLEASE RELEASE COMPLETE TV SHOW ON DVD.
SEASONS 1 AND 2 HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON DVD.
NOW RELEASE SEASONS 3, 4, 5, 6, AND FINAL SEASON 7 ON DVD.
dear tv land please bring back petticoat junction 2 tv land an day r other shows dat my family would love 2 c like my three sons green acres mister ed bevrly hillbillies hazel gilligans island the facts of life family affair but most of all we love 2 c petticoat junction put back on but all d showns would b nice 2 set down an watch as a family……..thanks 4 take d time 2 look at dis again thank uall 4 let people have their said on what day would like 2 watch as a family……thank u veary much
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[…] Beloved character actor Frank Cady has died at the age of 96 years old. According to his daughter Catherine Turk, he passed away on June 8th at his home in Wilsonville, Oregon. Cady was best known for his role as shopkeeper Sam Drucker on CBS’ Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. […]