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 Scuggs. 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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  • Based on the stories told to Paul Henning by his wife, who had spent summers in Eldon, Missouri, at a small hotel located near the train station.
  • Kate's youngest daughter, redheaded Betty Jo (Linda Henning) is something of an early pioneer for the women's liberation movement serving both as the relief engineer on the Cannon Ball train…
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    Kate's youngest daughter, redheaded Betty Jo (Linda Henning) is something of an early pioneer for the women's liberation movement serving both as the relief engineer on the Cannon Ball train locomotive and as a shortstop on the Hooterville Hawks baseball team.
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