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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  • Sharon Tate is said to have landed the role of Billie Jo, briefly, but apart from some test film and publicity pictures, never took on the part.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): Even though the Cannonball is supposed to be a wood burning locomotive, and the tender car is loaded with chopped wood, the smokestack is blowing pitch black smoke.…
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    Goof (revealing mistake): Even though the Cannonball is supposed to be a wood burning locomotive, and the tender car is loaded with chopped wood, the smokestack is blowing pitch black smoke. It should be blowing mostly white or light gray smoke from the wood. The black smoke reveals the real-life locomotive actually burned oil.
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  • During the run of this show, Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) was the engineer of the Cannonball, and Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis) was the conductor. Burnette died during the fourth season, and…
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    During the run of this show, Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) was the engineer of the Cannonball, and Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis) was the conductor. Burnette died during the fourth season, and Floyd took over Charley's duties as engineer, as well as continuing his own duties as conductor.
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