Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 1963
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Petticoat Junction

The Shady Rest motel is owned was Kate Bradley who runs it with her daughters Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo, and Betty Jo. She has a problem with her lazy Uncle Joe who always tries to make money for the motel or himself from numerous silly schemes. They travel to Sam Drucker's Store by the Cannonball an old time train run by Charlie Pratt with Floyd Smoot the conductor.

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07x26 Betty Jo's Business Aired: Apr. 04, 1970

Betty Jo Elliott starts a day nursery to augment the family income.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 7 seasons and 222 episodes air between 1963 and 1970.

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  • Seasons 1 & 2 are airing on Retro TV at this time (2015) in the U.S. Unfortunately all of the opening, background, & closing music are gone because they trying to shorten content for more…
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    Seasons 1 & 2 are airing on Retro TV at this time (2015) in the U.S. Unfortunately all of the opening, background, & closing music are gone because they trying to shorten content for more commercials. In some cases dialog is not heard.. Also for those that want to know the lyrics here they are. Note, these are the full lyrics as written by Flatt and Scruggs. The T.V. show used a short version. Come ride the little train, that is rolling down the tracks, to the junction. Forget about your cares, it is time to relax, at the junction. Lotsa curves, you bet. Even more, when you get, to the junction. Petticoat Junction. There's a little hotel, called the Shady Rest, at the junction. Petticoat Junction. It is run by Kate, come and be her guest, at the junction. Petticoat Junction. And that's Uncle Joe, he's a movin' kind of slow, at the junction, Petticoat Junction (this is where the TV version ends). When they hear the dinner bell, from the Shady Rest Hotel, at the junction. Folks will walk a country mile, for that chicken country-style, at the junction, But the dishes, to observe, are those pretty gals, who serve, at the junction,. Petticoat Junction.
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  • One of the first shows to get cancelled because of the infamous "rural purge" in the early 70's, meaning any shows that the network felt appealed to rural settings or older demographics.…
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    One of the first shows to get cancelled because of the infamous "rural purge" in the early 70's, meaning any shows that the network felt appealed to rural settings or older demographics. Green Acres, Mayberry RFD, and Gomer Pyle are some other examples of shows that also got the ax because of the purge.
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  • Goof (plot holes): With the Shady Rest miles from any town, and the only road a badly rutted fire road, the Cannonball was supposedly the only way to get to the Hotel. As the years unwind,…
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    Goof (plot holes): With the Shady Rest miles from any town, and the only road a badly rutted fire road, the Cannonball was supposedly the only way to get to the Hotel. As the years unwind, however, the writers ignored this fact more and more and have characters arriving without any regard to when, or from where, the Cannonball arrived. Sometimes, person(s) A would enter the hotel immediately after the train gets in, and then a few minutes later person(s) B would enter, but person(s) A never saw them on the train. Other times, people arrive at the hotel, and then a few minutes later the train arrives.
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