The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbours of Hooterville.
Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo, and Betty Jo Bradley are three sisters living with there Uncle Jo who owns the family hotel, and is always coming up with zany ideas.
Episode 12: 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 girls keep the couple he “married” busy until Sam Drucker can be found to make their union legal?
One of the most underrated sitcoms in television history, “Petticoat Junction” is a fine example of character-driven comedy. Though it is overshadowed by the other rural comedies, “Andy Griffith,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” and “Green Acres,” “Petticoat Junction” had a warmth that continued throughout its 7 year run.
Petticoat Junction centered around a small farming community of Hooterville provided the setting for this highly successful rural situation comedy. Kate Bradley was the widowed owner of the only transient housing in town, the Shady Rest Hotel. Helping her run the hotel were her three beautiful daughters, Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo. Also assisting was the girls’ lazy Uncle Joe, who had assumed the title of manager.
The only way to reach the place was by the Hooterville Cannonball, an old train which made regular stops along the way, though never adhered to a strict schedule so as to better assist those living along the rail line.
The episodes before Bea Benaderet’s untimely death are perhaps the best, but “Petticoat Junction” remains one of television’s undiscovered gems.
This television classic (CBS-TV, 1963-1970) was one of the most successful and beloved situation comedies of the 1960s. Created by Paul Henning, the same mastermind behind “The Beverly Hillbillies” (also available in TVclassicshows.com), “Petticoat Junction” ranked as the fourth-highest rated series during its debut season.
Cast and Crew:
* Bea Benaderet – Kate Bradley
* Edgar Buchanan – Joseph P. ‘Uncle Joe’ Carson
* Jeannine Riley – Willimena Josephine ‘Billie Jo’ Bradley
# Creator: Paul Henning
# Director: Richard Whorf
Production Company: Filmways Television
Original Air Date: 24 September 1963 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Audio & Video: Mono – Black & White
Additional details in: IMDB
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