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 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 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 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 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 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 Please Buy My Violets |
Joe goes into the cologne business.
|Oct. 29, 1963|
|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 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 The Little Train Robbery |
The Cannonball's bank shipment is the target of two young train robbers.
|Nov. 19, 1963|
|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 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 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 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 Cannonball Christmas |
Homer Bedloe plans to stop the Hooterville Cannonball from making its traditional Christmas caroling tour
|Dec. 24, 1963|
|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 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 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 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 Visit From a Big Star |
A movie-idol wants to hide away from it all at the Shady Rest.
|Jan. 28, 1964|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1 Characters[none added]
Season 1 Videos
2 Quick, Hide the Railroad (2) (25:40)
13 A Night at the Hooterville Hilton (25:45)
1 Spur Line to Shady Rest (1) (25:44)
3 The President Who Came to Dinner (1) (25:39)
Season 1 Trivia[none added]
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