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.
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Season 7 Ep.06: The Glen Tinker Caper
Glen Tinker had a very modest country music recording career before being drafted. His biggest fan, Bobbie Jo, is excited that he, now out of the military, is coming to Hooterville to perform and is staying at the Shady Rest. Other than Bobbie Jo, one other person in Hooterville that actually knows of Glen is Janet. She is a member of the International Adoption Agency, which suspects that someone in his army unit that was recently discharged abducted a little four year old orphaned girl named Tami Kwong from the adoption center in Da Nang, Vietnam. Glen states that he knows nothing of Tami’s whereabouts. But what Uncle Joe, Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo soon find out is that Glen has Tami stashed in his duffel bag. It is obvious that the two want to be together, but that Glen would not be considered suitable parental material by the adoption agency. The Bradleys may be willing to assist Glen in keeping Tami a secret from the authorities…
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
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