Sep. 24, 1963
30 min.
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.


Petticoat Junction Season 1 (1963-1964)

1x01 1 1x01 Spur Line to Shady Rest (1)
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.
Sep. 24, 1963
1x02 1 1x02 Quick, Hide the Railroad (2)
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.
Oct. 01, 1963
1x03 1 1x03 The President Who Came to Dinner (1)
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.
Oct. 08, 1963
1x04 1 1x04 Is There a Doctor in the Roundhouse? (2)
No one can attend Kate's Shady Rest Jamboree after Norman Curtis makes the Cannonball inoperative.
Oct. 15, 1963
1x05 1 1x05 The Courtship of Floyd Smoot
Kate pretends to fall in love with Floyd after his bad experience with a mail-order bride.
Oct. 22, 1963
1x06 1 1x06 Please Buy My Violets
Joe goes into the cologne business.
Oct. 29, 1963
1x07 1 1x07 The Ringer
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, ...
Nov. 05, 1963
1x08 1 1x08 Kate's Recipe for Hot Rhubarb
It's time for Bobbie Jo to put down the books and set out to get a significant other.
Nov. 12, 1963
1x09 1 1x09 The Little Train Robbery
The Cannonball's bank shipment is the target of two young train robbers.
Nov. 19, 1963
1x10 1 1x10 Bedloe Strikes Again
Homer Bedloe's,arch-enemy of the Hooterville Cannonball,returns to Hooterville Valley in adject disgrace and poverty.
Nov. 26, 1963
1x11 1 1x11 Uncle Joe's Replacement
One of Kate's olf flames pays a visit,but his efforts to rekindle their romance are thwarted by his dominating sister.
Dec. 03, 1963
1x12 1 1x12 Honeymoon Hotel
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 ...
Dec. 10, 1963
1x13 1 1x13 A Night at the Hooterville Hilton
A brochure describing the incomparable Shady Rest Hotel of the future is prematurely mailed to a Hooterville travel columnist.
Dec. 17, 1963
1x14 1 1x14 Cannonball Christmas
Homer Bedloe plans to stop the Hooterville Cannonball from making its traditional Christmas caroling tour
Dec. 24, 1963
1x15 1 1x15 Herbie Gets Drafted
Herby Bates, who is sweet on Billie Jo, won't be seeing much more of her--he's just been drafted.
Dec. 31, 1963
1x16 1 1x16 Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik
Bobbie Jo is entranced with poet Alan Landman, a visiting beatnik who is passing through Hooterville.
Jan. 07, 1964
1x17 1 1x17 My Daughter the Doctor (1)
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.
Jan. 14, 1964
1x18 1 1x18 Hooterville vs. Hollywood (2)
Kate confers with Judge Drucker to see if she can legally prevent Billie Jo from going to Hollywood.
Jan. 21, 1964
1x19 1 1x19 Visit From a Big Star
A movie-idol wants to hide away from it all at the Shady Rest.
Jan. 28, 1964
1x20 1 1x20 Last Chance Farm
Uncle Joe tells two plump ladies that Shady Rest is a reducing farm, where their loss is the management's gain.
Feb. 04, 1964
1x21 1 1x21 The Very Old Antique
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with a retired railroad tycoon who's interested in buying the Cannonball
Feb. 11, 1964
1x22 1 1x22 The Art Game
The art dealer buys one of Uncle Joe's paintings for its valuable frame, but Uncle Joe thinks he's on the road to fantastic artistic success.
Feb. 18, 1964
1x23 1 1x23 Betty Jo's First Love
Betty Jo has her first crush - but the object of her affections (Orville Miggs) is more interested in tinkering with cars than he is in romance.
Feb. 25, 1964
1x24 1 1x24 Behind All Silver, There's a Cloud Lining
Uncle Joe tries to bring more guests to Shady Rest--and get his drainage ditch dug for free--by spreading rumors about a silver strike in the area.
Mar. 03, 1964
1x25 1 1x25 The Talent Contest
Uncle Joe is promoting a talent contest, and he tries to make sure that one of his three nieces wins.
Mar. 10, 1964
1x26 1 1x26 Kate and the Manpower Problem
An old school chum thinks it's time Kate was married again, and she tells the girls to round up some prospects.
Mar. 17, 1964
1x27 1 1x27 The Ladybugs
Uncle Joe decides to cash in on ""Beatlemania"" by casting his nieces and Sheriff Ragsdale's daughter in a musical group called ""The Ladybugs"".
Mar. 24, 1964
1x28 1 1x28 The Hooterville Flivverball
Uncle Joe decides to bankrupt the Hooterville Cannonball by starting his own railroad, powered by Orville Miggs' flivver.
Mar. 31, 1964
1x29 1 1x29 Kate the Stockholder
Homer Bedloe becomes superintendent of the Hooterville Cannonball. He forces Charley & Floyd to keep to a strict schedule, all in his latest attempt to shut the train line down. It's ...
Apr. 07, 1964
1x30 1 1x30 Kate and the Dowager
Socialite Clara Watkins is an important guest at Shady Rest. Unless she recommends the place to her friends, the bank won't lend Kate any more money.
Apr. 14, 1964
1x31 1 1x31 Charley Abandons the Cannonball
Everyone seems too busy to spend any time with Charley, so he decides to quit his job as engineer of the Hooterville Cannonball.
Apr. 21, 1964
1x32 1 1x32 Dog Days at Shady Rest
Railroad President Norman Curtis thinks that his household's pet basset hound needs a change of scenery, so he sends the dog off to Shady Rest.
Apr. 28, 1964
1x33 1 1x33 A Millionaire for Kate
Kate Bradley is visited by an old schoolmate who's now a millionaire, but Uncle Joe has him pegged as a con artist.
May. 05, 1964
1x34 1 1x34 Bedloe and Son
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with his son, Homer Junior, who is as hateful and devious as his father.
May. 12, 1964
1x35 1 1x35 Local Girl Makes Good
Business executive Mary Jane Hastings returns home to Hooterville and impresses everyone with her administrative ability, particularly her handling of men.
May. 19, 1964
1x36 1 1x36 Cave Woman (1)
Shady Rest would stand a better chance of being selected as the site of the big convention if Kate were around, but she's trapped in a cave-in.
May. 26, 1964
1x37 1 1x37 Kate Flat on Her Back (2)
Kate is still trying to get Shady Rest chosen as the site for a big convention, but a sprained ankle has incapacitated her and the job of cornering the convention is left to Uncle Joe ...
Jun. 02, 1964
1x38 1 1x38 The Genghis Keane Story
When Adelaide ""Genghis"" Keane returns from Europe, Kate is surprised to find that the elderly schoolteacher is no longer the tyrannical disciplinarian she used to be.
Jun. 09, 1964
Season Guides

Season 1 Characters

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Season 1 Videos

2 Quick, Hide the Railroad (2)
2 Quick, Hide the Railroad (2) (25:40)

13 A Night at the Hooterville Hilton
13 A Night at the Hooterville Hilton (25:45)

1 Spur Line to Shady Rest (1)
1 Spur Line to Shady Rest (1) (25:44)

3 The President Who Came to Dinner (1)
3 The President Who Came to Dinner (1) (25:39)

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Season 1 Trivia

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