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This is a complete list of all 222 episodes of the 1963 to 1970 television sitcom Petticoat Junction. All seven seasons are here, with all original airdates along with there Nielsen ratings and seasonal timeslots at the beginning of the article.

Nielsen ratings/TV scheduleEdit

During its first four years, Petticoat Junction was a major ratings success. However, with the departure of Kate, the show's ratings declined continously. Another reason was the show's new timeslot, which was Saturday nights at 9:30 P.M., an extremely weak airing time.

Season Timeslot Seasonal rank Overall rating
Season 1 (1963–1964) Tuesday nights at 9:00 P.M. #4 30.3
Season 2 (1964–1965) Tuesday nights at 9:30 P.M. #15 (tie) 25.2
Season 3 (1965–1966) #21 22.3
Season 4 (1966–1967) #23 (tie) 20.9
Season 5 (1967–1968) Saturday nights at 9:30 P.M. Not in the Top 30
Season 6 (1968–1969)
Season 7 (1969–1970)

Season One (1963–1964)Edit

  • This season consists of 38 episodes.
  • All season one episodes are in black-and-white.
  • The episode "Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik" marks the only episode that Linda Kaye Henning (who played Betty Jo) doesn't appear in.
# Title Written by Directed by Airdate Prod.
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1 Spur Line to Shady Rest September 24, 1963 (1963-09-24) 001
Homer Bedloe, trouble-shooter for the C&F W Railroad, journeys to the little community of Hooterville to find out why a branch line doesn't connect with a main line.
2 Quick, Hide the Railroad October 1, 1963 (1963-10-01) 002
The Hooterville Cannonball is headed for the last roundhouse, and Kate Bradley decides that the only way to save it from the scrap heap is to hide the ancient engine -- all seven and one-half tons of it.
3 The President Who Came to Dinner October 8, 1963 (1963-10-08) 004
C&F W Railroad President Norman P. Curtis can't get ace trouble-shooter Homer Bedloe to scrap the Hooterville Cannonball, so he decides to do it himself--incognito.
4 Is There a Doctor in the Roundhouse? October 15, 1963 (1963-10-15) 005
Railroad President Norman P. Curtis accidentally breaks the throttle of the Hooterville Cannonball -- and folks can't get to Kate's annual Shady Rest Jamboree.
5 The Courtship of Floyd Smoot October 22, 1963 (1963-10-22) 006
Floyd Smoot has been jilted by his mail-order sweetheart, so Kate pretends to fall in love with him in order to restore his self-confidence.
6 Please Buy My Violets October 29, 1963 (1963-10-29) 003
Uncle Joe decides to go into the cologne business.
7 The Ringer November 5, 1963 (1963-11-05) 007
Betty Jo enters the annual Shady Rest Horseshoe Tournament against Pixley Fats and becomes the first female contestant in the tournament's history.
8 Kate's Recipe for Hot Rhubarb November 12, 1963 (1963-11-12) 008
Kate is determined to get her book-loving daughter, Bobbie Jo, to go out on a date.
9 The Little Train Robbery November 19, 1963 (1963-11-19) 009
A couple of respectable-looking young crooks plan to rob the Hooterville Cannonball of its bank shipment.
10 Bedloe Strikes Again November 26, 1963 (1963-11-26) 010
Railroad executive Homer Bedloe returns to Shady Rest for another try at scrapping the Hooterville Cannonball.
11 Uncle Joe's Replacement December 3, 1963 (1963-12-03) 011
Uncle Joe believes he is being "put out to pasture" when Kate gives general store clerk, Herbie Bates, a job as assistant general manager of the Shady Rest.
12 Honeymoon Hotel December 10, 1963 (1963-12-10) 012
Uncle Joe decides to become a justice-of-the-peace and turn Shady Rest into a honeymoon haven.
13 A Night at the Hooterville Hilton December 17, 1963 (1963-12-17) 015
A brochure describing the incomparable Shady Rest Hotel of the future is prematurely mailed to a Hooterville travel columnist.
14 Cannonball Christmas December 24, 1963 (1963-12-24) 014
Homer Bedloe plans to stop the Hooterville Cannonball from making its traditional Christmas caroling tour.
15 Herbie Gets Drafted December 31, 1963 (1963-12-31) 013
Herbie Bates, who is sweet on Billie Jo, won't be seeing much more of her--he's just been drafted.
16 Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik January 7, 1964 (1964-01-07) 018
Bobbie Jo is entranced with poet Alan Landman, a visiting beatnik who is passing through Hooterville.
Guest star: Dennis Hopper
Note: This was the only episode of the entire series Linda Kaye Henning did not appear in
17 My Daughter the Doctor January 14, 1964 (1964-01-14) 016
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.
Guest star: Adam West
18 Hooterville vs. Hollywood January 21, 1964 (1964-01-21) 017
Kate confers with Judge Drucker to see if she can legally prevent Billie Jo from going to Hollywood.
Guest star: Adam West
Note: This episode is Part 2 of the previous episode
19 Visit from a Big Star January 28, 1964 (1964-01-28) 019
A movie-idol wants to hide away from it all at the Shady Rest.
20 Last Chance Farm February 4, 1964 (1964-02-04) 020
Uncle Joe tells two plump ladies that Shady Rest is a reducing farm, where their loss is the management's gain.
21 The Very Old Antique February 11, 1964 (1964-02-11) 021
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with a retired railroad tycoon who's interested in buying the Cannonball.
22 The Art Game February 18, 1964 (1964-02-18) 022
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.
23 Betty Jo's First Love February 25, 1964 (1964-02-25) 023
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.
24 Behind All Silver, There's a Cloud Lining March 3, 1964 (1964-03-03) 024
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.
25 The Talent Contest March 10, 1964 (1964-03-10) 025
Uncle Joe is promoting a talent contest, and he tries to make sure that one of his three nieces wins.
26 Kate and the Manpower Problem March 17, 1964 (1964-03-17) 026
An old school chum thinks it's time Kate was married again, and she tells the girls to round up some prospects.
27 The Ladybugs March 24, 1964 (1964-03-24) 027
Uncle Joe decides to cash in on Beatlemania by casting his nieces and Sheriff Ragsdale's daughter in a musical group called "The Ladybugs".[1]
Guest star: Sheila James
Note: "The Ladybugs" appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show the Sunday before this episode aired
28 The Hooterville Flivverball March 31, 1964 (1964-03-31) 028
Uncle Joe decides to bankrupt the Hooterville Cannonball by starting his own railroad, powered by Orville Miggs' flivver.
29 Kate the Stockholder April 7, 1964 (1964-04-07) 030
In another attempt to do away with the Hooterville Cannonball, Homer Bedloe embarks on a program of harassment designed to force Charley Pratt and Floyd Smoot to quit.
30 Kate and the Dowager April 14, 1964 (1964-04-14) 031
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.
31 Charley Abandons the Cannonball April 21, 1964 (1964-04-21) 032
Everyone seems too busy to spend any time with Charley, so he decides to quit his job as engineer of the Hooterville Cannonball.
32 Dog Days at Shady Rest April 28, 1964 (1964-04-28) 033
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.
33 A Millionaire for Kate May 5, 1964 (1964-05-05) 034
Kate Bradley is visited by an old schoolmate who's now a millionaire, but Uncle Joe has him pegged as a con artist.
34 Bedloe and Son May 12, 1964 (1964-05-12) 035
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with his son, Homer Junior, who is as hateful and devious as his father.
35 Local Girl Makes Good May 19, 1964 (1964-05-19) 036
Business executive Mary Jane Hastings returns home to Hooterville and impresses everyone with her administrative ability, particularly her handling of men.
36 Cave Woman May 26, 1964 (1964-05-26) 037
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.
37 Kate Flat on Her Back June 2, 1964 (1964-06-02) 038
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 and the daughters.
38 The Genghis Keane Story June 9, 1964 (1964-06-09) 029
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.

Guest Star: Ken Osmond

Season Two (1964–1965)Edit

  • This season consists of 36 episodes.
  • All season two episodes are in black-and-white.
  • The season finale "There's No Business with Show Business" sees the departure of Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo and Pat Woodell as Bobbie Jo.
  • The season premiere "Betty's Jo's Dog" introduces the character "Dog".
# Title Written by Directed by Airdate Prod.
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1 Betty Jo's Dog September 22, 1964 (1964-09-22) 6401
Betty Jo has a new friend - a little dog that keeps following her around. She'd like to keep the animal, but Kate says the animal must go.
Title=Race Against the Stork OriginalAirDate=September 29, 1964 (1964-09-29) EpisodeNumber=2 ProdCode=6402
Kate's friend, Elsie, comes to stay at Shady Rest while waiting to have her baby, and a nervous Uncle Joe immediately works out a master plan to get a doctor to Shady Rest when the crucial time arrives.
Title=Have Library, Will Travel OriginalAirDate=October 6, 1964 (1964-10-06) EpisodeNumber=3 ProdCode=6403
Uncle Joe has grown extremely fond of pretty librarian Phyllis Marsh, who has set up a traveling library in the baggage car of the Hooterville Cannonball
Title=The Umquar Strip OriginalAirDate=October 13, 1964 (1964-10-13) EpisodeNumber=4 ProdCode=6404
Homer Bedloe sees an opportunity to close down the Hooterville Cannonball when he learns that an Indian tribe has legal title to the land the Cannonball's tracks are on LineColor=808080

}} <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep5">5</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"As Hooterville Goes" </th><td>October 27, 1964 (1964-10-27)</td><td id="pc6406">6406</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep6">6</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"My Dog the Actor" </th><td>November 10, 1964 (1964-11-10)</td><td id="pc6405">6405</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep7">7</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Great Buffalo Hunt" </th><td>November 17, 1964 (1964-11-17)</td><td id="pc6407">6407</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep8">8</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Betty Jo's Pen Pal" </th><td>November 24, 1964 (1964-11-24)</td><td id="pc6408">6408</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep9">9</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bedloe's Nightmare" </th><td>December 1, 1964 (1964-12-01)</td><td id="pc6409">6409</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep10">10</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate's Bachelor Butter" </th><td>December 8, 1964 (1964-12-08)</td><td id="pc6410">6410</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep11">11</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Mother of the Bride" </th><td>December 15, 1964 (1964-12-15)</td><td id="pc6411">6411</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep12">12</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Lost Patrol" </th><td>December 29, 1964 (1964-12-29)</td><td id="pc6412">6412</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep13">13</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Smoke-Eaters" </th><td>January 5, 1965 (1965-01-05)</td><td id="pc6413">6413</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep14">14</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Curse of Chester W. Farnsworth" </th><td>January 12, 1965 (1965-01-12)</td><td id="pc6414">6414</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep15">15</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"There's No Flame Like an Old Flame" </th><td>January 19, 1965 (1965-01-19)</td><td id="pc6415">6415</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep16">16</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Billie Jo's First Job" </th><td>January 26, 1965 (1965-01-26)</td><td id="pc6418">6418</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep17">17</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Matter of Communication" </th><td>February 2, 1965 (1965-02-02)</td><td id="pc6419">6419</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep18">18</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate Bradley, Girl Volunteer" </th><td>February 9, 1965 (1965-02-09)</td><td id="pc6420">6420</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep19">19</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hooterville Crime Wave" </th><td>February 16, 1965 (1965-02-16)</td><td id="pc6421">6421</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep20">20</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"For the Birds" </th><td>February 23, 1965 (1965-02-23)</td><td id="pc6422">6422</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep21">21</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Modern Merchandising" </th><td>March 2, 1965 (1965-03-02)</td><td id="pc6423">6423</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep22">22</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Visit From the Governor" </th><td>March 9, 1965 (1965-03-09)</td><td id="pc6424">6424</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep23">23</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Borderline Story" </th><td>March 16, 1965 (1965-03-16)</td><td id="pc6425">6425</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep24">24</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Shady Rest Hotel Corporation" </th><td>March 23, 1965 (1965-03-23)</td><td id="pc6426">6426</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep25">25</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Tale of Two Dogs" </th><td>March 30, 1965 (1965-03-30)</td><td id="pc6427">6427</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep26">26</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Black Box" </th><td>April 6, 1965 (1965-04-06)</td><td id="pc6428">6428</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep27">27</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bedloe's Most Fiendish Scheme" </th><td>April 13, 1965 (1965-04-13)</td><td id="pc6416">6416</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep28">28</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bedloe Gets His Comeuppance" </th><td>April 20, 1965 (1965-04-20)</td><td id="pc6417">6417</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep29">29</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Mayor of Hooterville" </th><td>April 27, 1965 (1965-04-27)</td><td id="pc6430">6430</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep30">30</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Jinx?" </th><td>May 4, 1965 (1965-05-04)</td><td id="pc6429">6429</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep31">31</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Chicken Killer" </th><td>May 11, 1965 (1965-05-11)</td><td id="pc6431">6431</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep32">32</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Why Girls Leave Home" </th><td>May 18, 1965 (1965-05-18)</td><td id="pc6432">6432</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep33">33</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"There's No Stove LIke an Old Stove" </th><td>May 25, 1965 (1965-05-25)</td><td id="pc6433">6433</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep34">34</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Brontosaurus Caper" </th><td>June 1, 1965 (1965-06-01)</td><td id="pc6434">6434</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; "><td id="ep35">35</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Hairbrained Scheme" </th><td>June 8, 1965 (1965-06-08)</td><td id="pc6435">6435</td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"There's No Business With Show Business" </th><td>June 15, 1965 (1965-06-15)</td><td id="pc6436">6436</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #808080" colspan="3"> Circus boss Harry Harmon has heard about Uncle Joe's reputation as an easy mark, and he plans to con Joe into letting the flat-broke circus troupe take up lodging at Shady Rest.
Guest star: George O'Hanlon </td></tr>

Season Three (1965–1966)Edit

  • This season consists of 34 episodes.
  • Season three is the first season in color.
  • Season three's premiere "Dear Minerva" introduces Gunilla Hutton as the second Billie Jo and Lori Saunders as the second Bobbie Jo.
  • The season finale "Betty Jo's Bike" sees the departure of Gunilla Hutton as Billie Jo.
# Title Written by Directed by Airdate Prod.
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Title=Dear Minerva OriginalAirDate=September 14, 1965 (1965-09-14) EpisodeNumber=1 ProdCode=6501 ShortSummary=Kate Bradley becomes an anonymous celebrity when she writes a lovelorn column for the local paper. LineColor=ff0000

}} <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2">2</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Baffling Raffle" </th><td>September 21, 1965 (1965-09-21)</td><td id="pc6502">6502</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Uncle Joe runs into trouble trying to recover his winning raffle ticket from Kate Bradley, who is serving on a jury. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3">3</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Dog Turns Playboy" </th><td>September 28, 1965 (1965-09-28)</td><td id="pc6503">6503</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Pooch becomes wealthy when a lawyer appears at the hotel and announces that the dog has inherited $200. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep4">4</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Good Luck Ring" </th><td>October 5, 1965 (1965-10-05)</td><td id="pc6504">6504</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Bobbie Jo counts on a "good luck" ring to help her win a spelling contest. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep7">7</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Doctor in the House" </th><td>November 2, 1965 (1965-11-02)</td><td id="pc6507">6507</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Hotel acquires a house physician, much to the distress of proprietor Kate Bradley. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep8">8</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hooterville A-Go-Go" </th><td>November 9, 1965 (1965-11-09)</td><td id="pc6508">6508</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley's daughters clamor for her to invite rock 'n' roll star King Ring-a-Ding to perform at a benefit show. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep9">9</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hooterville Hurricane" </th><td>November 16, 1965 (1965-11-16)</td><td id="pc6509">6509</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Uncle Joe becomes a fight promoter when he meets up with a young local plumber with the size and strength of a gorilla. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep10">10</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Betty Jo Goes to New York" </th><td>November 23, 1965 (1965-11-23)</td><td id="pc6510">6510</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> A week in New York City transforms Betty Jo Bradley from a country girl to a svelte sophisticate. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep11">11</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bedloe's Successor" </th><td>November 30, 1965 (1965-11-30)</td><td id="pc6511">6511</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Homer Bedloe, arch-enemy of the Hooterville Cannonball, returns in abject disgrace and poverty to Hooterville Valley. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep12">12</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Crowded Wedding Ring" </th><td>December 7, 1965 (1965-12-07)</td><td id="pc6512">6512</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> One of Kate Bradley's old swains pays a visit, but his efforts to rekindle their romance are thwarted by his dominating sister. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep13">13</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Uncle Joe Plays Post Office" </th><td>December 14, 1965 (1965-12-14)</td><td id="pc6513">6513</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Uncle Joe becomes the new postmaster of Hooterville and moves the post office to the Shady Rest Hotel. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep14">14</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"What's a Trajectory?" </th><td>December 21, 1965 (1965-12-21)</td><td id="pc6514">6514</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Hotel is visited by a mysterious and affluent guest, whom Uncle Joe deduces is a bank robber. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep15">15</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Butler Did It" </th><td>December 28, 1965 (1965-12-28)</td><td id="pc6515">6515</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Bobbie Jo enters a contest sponsored by Gibney's Old English Tomato Sauce and wins first prize - an English butler. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep16">16</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Better Never Than Late" </th><td>January 4, 1966 (1966-01-04)</td><td id="pc6516">6516</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley battles rural postmasters to recover an ill-advised letter from the mails. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep17">17</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Betty Jo Catches the Bouquet" </th><td>January 11, 1966 (1966-01-11)</td><td id="pc6517">6517</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Tomboy Betty Jo goes looking for a husband on the premise that fate has singled her out to become the next bride in the community. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep18">18</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Billie Jo's Independence Day" </th><td>January 18, 1966 (1966-01-18)</td><td id="pc6518">6518</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Billie Jo moves out from under her mother's roof and discovers that independence has its drawbacks. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep19">19</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Yogurt, Anyone?" </th><td>January 25, 1966 (1966-01-25)</td><td id="pc6519">6519</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> High-schooler Betty Jo poses as a college coed to retain the interest of a handsome college boy. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep20">20</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Only Boy in the Class" </th><td>February 1, 1966 (1966-02-01)</td><td id="pc6520">6520</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Bobbie Jo takes pity on the only boy in her home economics class and induces her mother to help him win a passing grade.
Guest star: Bobby Pickett </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep21">21</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The County Fair" </th><td>February 8, 1966 (1966-02-08)</td><td id="pc6521">6521</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> All the Bradleys expect to be big winners in the contests they enter at the county fair - until Uncle Joe gives them a hand. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep22">22</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Jury at the Shady Rest" </th><td>February 15, 1966 (1966-02-15)</td><td id="pc6522">6522</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Gluttonous jurors, lodged at the Shady Rest Hotel, refuse to reach a verdict because they like Kate Bradley's food so much. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep23">23</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Invisible Mr. Dobble" </th><td>February 22, 1966 (1966-02-22)</td><td id="pc6523">6523</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley believes she has lost her mind when she finds that one of her guests at the Shady Rest Hotel is invisible. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep24">24</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"It's Not the Principle, It's the Money" </th><td>March 1, 1966 (1966-03-01)</td><td id="pc6524">6524</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate tries to refurbish the Shady Rest Hotel to attract conventions while Uncle Joe plans to make it a shambles to reduce taxes. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep25">25</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"War of the Hotels" </th><td>March 8, 1966 (1966-03-08)</td><td id="pc6525">6525</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley fights a no-hands-barred "hotel war" with Murdock Sneep, unscrupulous operator of the rival Pixley Hotel. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep26">26</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Windfall" </th><td>March 15, 1966 (1966-03-15)</td><td id="pc6526">6526</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> On an excursion to Pixley, ostensibly to look for a job, Uncle Joe stumbles on a fortune in buried money. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep27">27</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Second Honeymoon" </th><td>March 22, 1966 (1966-03-22)</td><td id="pc6527">6527</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Uncle Joe's solicitude threatens the 10-year marriage of a couple who have returned to the Shady Rest for a second honeymoon. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep28">28</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate Sells the Hotel" </th><td>March 29, 1966 (1966-03-29)</td><td id="pc6528">6528</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Convinced that her daughters would like to move to New York, Kate Bradley clinches a deal to sell the Shady Rest Hotel. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep29">29</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate Bradley, Peacemaker" </th><td>April 5, 1966 (1966-04-05)</td><td id="pc6529">6529</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate acts as peacemaker when a feud between Floyd and Charley threatens to end the operation of the Hooterville Cannonball. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep30">30</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Whatever Happened to Betty Jo?" </th><td>April 12, 1966 (1966-04-12)</td><td id="pc6530">6530</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Betty Jo fails to return home from school on time, and her alarmed mother, Kate, concludes she has run away to get married. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep31">31</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Every Bachelor Should Have a Family" </th><td>April 19, 1966 (1966-04-19)</td><td id="pc6532">6532</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley and her bickering family stage a display of harmony to impress a long-time bachelor who is considering marriage. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep32">32</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Young Matchmakers" </th><td>April 26, 1966 (1966-04-26)</td><td id="pc6531">6531</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Widow Kate Bradley's three daughters organize a lonely hearts club to find eligible bachelors for her. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep33">33</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hooterville Valley Project" </th><td>May 3, 1966 (1966-05-03)</td><td id="pc6533">6533</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> Homer Bedloe, the villainous railroad official and perennial foe of Kate Bradley, plans a dam that will flood Kate's hotel. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep34">34</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Betty Jo's Bike" </th><td>May 10, 1966 (1966-05-10)</td><td id="pc6534">6534</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ff0000" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Hotel becomes a giant nursery when Betty Jo's baby-sitting business falls into the lap of her mother, Kate. </td></tr>

Season Four (1966–1967)Edit

  • This season consists of 32 episodes.
  • Meredith MacRae debuts as the third and final Billie Jo in the season premiere: "Young Love".
  • Mike Minor enters as Steve Elliott the love interest to Billie Jo (later Betty Jo) in the second episode: "Birdman of Shady Rest".
  • In this season the slapstick comedy begins to take a backseat and more musical numbers for the cast is added to the episodes.
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Title=Young Love OriginalAirDate=September 13, 1966 (1966-09-13) EpisodeNumber=1 ProdCode=6601 ShortSummary=Uncle Joe starts a Free Wedding and Honeymoon Contest to promote business for the Shady Rest Hotel. LineColor=ffff00

}} <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2">2</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Birdman of Shady Rest" </th><td>September 20, 1966 (1966-09-20)</td><td id="pc6602">6602</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> A young crop-dusting pilot makes a crash landing near the Shady Rest Hotel and an equally hard impact on Kate Bradley's daughters. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3">3</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hooterville, You're All Heart" </th><td>September 27, 1966 (1966-09-27)</td><td id="pc6603">6603</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Steve Elliott is about to lose his crop-dusting plane unless he can get up an overdue payment. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep4">4</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"He Loves Us, He Loves Us Not" </th><td>October 4, 1966 (1966-10-04)</td><td id="pc6606">6606</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Steve Elliott gets in a jam when the Bradley sisters decide he is fair game for marriage. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep5">5</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The All-Night Party" </th><td>October 11, 1966 (1966-10-11)</td><td id="pc6604">6604</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley forbids Bobbie Jo to join her junior-college chums for an all-night outing on the town. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep6">6</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Cannonball, Inc." </th><td>October 18, 1966 (1966-10-18)</td><td id="pc6605">6605</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Hooterville residents, taking over operation of the Cannonball, demand so many changes that the train's crew decides to quit. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep7">7</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate Grounds Selma Plout" </th><td>October 25, 1966 (1966-10-25)</td><td id="pc6607">6607</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley tangles with Selma Plout when Selma tries to lure pilot Steve Elliott into marriage with her daughter. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep8">8</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Almost Annual Charity Show" </th><td>November 1, 1966 (1966-11-01)</td><td id="pc6609">6609</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley loses her regular post as producer of Hooterville's almost annual charity show to her conniving arch-enemy, Selma Plout. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep9">9</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"How Bugged Was My Valley" </th><td>November 15, 1966 (1966-11-15)</td><td id="pc6610">6610</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Hooterville is thrown into chaos when Uncle Joe tries to scare up some crop-dusting business for Steve Elliott. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep10">10</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Twenty-Five Years Too Late" </th><td>November 22, 1966 (1966-11-22)</td><td id="pc6611">6611</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The presence of a competitor for Kate's hand motivates storekeeper Sam Drucker to confess his longstanding secret passion for her. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep11">11</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Runt Strikes Back" </th><td>November 29, 1966 (1966-11-29)</td><td id="pc6612">6612</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Betty Jo dumbfounds her disdainful elder sisters by landing a date for the dance with two handsome men. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep12">12</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Is There a Doctor in the Valley?" </th><td>December 13, 1966 (1966-12-13)</td><td id="pc6613">6613</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Homer Bedloe tries to stop the Cannonball when he finds that the train's schedule has been altered for medical purposes. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep13">13</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Santa Claus Special" </th><td>December 20, 1966 (1966-12-20)</td><td id="pc6614">6614</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Scrooge-like Homer Bedloe derails Kate's plan for Christmas Eve caroling and gift-distributing aboard the Hooterville Cannonball.
Note: This is a remake of the first season holiday episode "Cannonball Christmas" </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep14">14</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"My Daughter the Secretary" </th><td>December 27, 1966 (1966-12-27)</td><td id="pc6615">6615</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley's perennial foe, Selma Plout, schemes to cheat Kate's daughter, Billie Jo, out of a weekend in "Excitement City". </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep15">15</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Rise and Fall of a Tycoon" </th><td>January 3, 1967 (1967-01-03)</td><td id="pc6616">6616</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The Cannonball service creaks to a halt when Uncle Joe becomes General Manager of the Hooterville railroad. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep16">16</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"His Highness the Dog" </th><td>January 17, 1967 (1967-01-17)</td><td id="pc6618">6618</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Hotel is beset by dog problems when Uncle Joe tries to make a quick buck as a dog-sitter. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep17">17</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Girls! Girls! Girls!" </th><td>January 24, 1967 (1967-01-24)</td><td id="pc6617">6617</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Jealousy permeates the Shady Rest Hotel when the Bradley girls invite each other's boyfriends to the Turnabout Dance. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep18">18</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Temperance, Temperance" </th><td>January 31, 1967 (1967-01-31)</td><td id="pc6619">6619</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley sells the virtues of human kindness to a touring temperance lecturer who is neglecting his small son. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep19">19</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Star is Born" </th><td>February 7, 1967 (1967-02-07)</td><td id="pc6620">6620</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Residents of the Shady Rest Hotel are thrown into a turmoil when a talent contest is held in Hooterville. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep20">20</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Shoplifter at the Shady Rest" </th><td>February 14, 1967 (1967-02-14)</td><td id="pc6608">6608</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Hotel becomes a temporary jail when the sheriff closes the county prison and goes on vacation. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep21">21</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Don't Call Us" </th><td>February 21, 1967 (1967-02-21)</td><td id="pc6621">6621</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Billie Jo lands her first professional singing engagement, one night at the Flamingo Room in the Springdale Hotel.
Songs: "Falling In Love Again" and "I Enjoy Being A Girl", both sung by Meredith MacRae </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep22">22</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hey, Look Me Over" </th><td>February 28, 1967 (1967-02-28)</td><td id="pc6623">6623</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Billie Jo Bradley becomes jealous of her sweetheart, aviator Steve Elliott, and her youngest sister, Betty Jo. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep23">23</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"That's Max???" </th><td>March 7, 1967 (1967-03-07)</td><td id="pc6622">6622</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Billie Jo is stunned when Steve Elliott all but announces that he is about to marry a former girl friend. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep24">24</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Fishing Derby" </th><td>March 14, 1967 (1967-03-14)</td><td id="pc6624">6624</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> To boost business at the Shady Rest, Uncle Joe and Sam Drucker promote a fishing contest but delay paying for the prize merchandise. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep25">25</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate's Big Deal" </th><td>March 21, 1967 (1967-03-21)</td><td id="pc6625">6625</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley's daughters are first for, then against, their mother's plan to sell the Shady Rest Hotel. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep26">26</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Author! Author!" </th><td>March 28, 1967 (1967-03-28)</td><td id="pc6626">6626</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley becomes worried when Bobbie Jo begins associating with a strange group of friends after she wins a poetry award. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep27">27</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Steve's Ol' Buddy" </th><td>April 4, 1967 (1967-04-04)</td><td id="pc6630">6630</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The arrival of an old Air Force buddy endangers Steve Elliott's status with the Bradley sisters. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep28">28</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"That Was the Night That Was" </th><td>April 11, 1967 (1967-04-11)</td><td id="pc6628">6628</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Kate Bradley's Shady Rest Hotel is patronized by a guest who gives every indication of being from outer space. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep29">29</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Eternal Rectangle" </th><td>April 18, 1967 (1967-04-18)</td><td id="pc6629">6629</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> Bobbie Jo and Betty Jo compete for the favor of Steve Elliott, heretofore the boyfriend of their sister, Billie Jo.
Note: Smiley Burnette's last episode (in order of episode production) </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep30">30</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kate's Cousin Mae" </th><td>April 25, 1967 (1967-04-25)</td><td id="pc6627">6627</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The arrival of Kate's Cousin Mae brings both romance and dissension to Hooterville.
Note: Smiley Burnette's last appearance (in order of episode airdate) </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep31">31</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A House Divided" </th><td>May 2, 1967 (1967-05-02)</td><td id="pc6631">6631</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> It's the males VS. the females when an increase in population requires the election of a new county supervisor. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep32">32</td> <th scope="row" class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Go Away, Fat" </th><td>May 9, 1967 (1967-05-09)</td><td id="pc6632">6632</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #ffff00" colspan="4"> The Shady Rest Hotel becomes a "diet farm" when Cousin Mae brings in an overweight girl and starts a weight reduction program. </td></tr>

Season Five (1967–1968)Edit

  • This season consists of 30 episodes.
  • Betty Jo and Steve get married in "With This Gown I Thee Wed".
  • Sickness kept Bea Benaderet away for nearly the last half of the season. She missed episode #159 and #160, came back for episode #161 and then missed eight more (ep. #162–#169). Storylines had her away on a trip: she comes back for the season finale (ep. #170).
Ep#
(series)
Episode title Original airdate
#141. "Is This My Daughter?" September 9, 1967
#142. "It's Not Easy to Be a Mother" September 16, 1967
#143. "One Dozen Roses" September 23, 1967
#144. "I Can't Hear You When the Thunder is Clapping" September 30, 1967
#145. "Pop Goes the Question" October 7, 1967
#146. "A Cottage for Two" October 14, 1967
#147. "Mind If We Join Your Wedding?" October 21, 1967
#148. "Meet the In-Laws" October 28, 1967
#149. "With This Gown I Thee Wed" November 4, 1967
#150. "Hawaii Calling" November 11, 1967
#151. "Kate's Birtday" November 18, 1967
#152. "The Honeymoon is Over" November 25, 1967
#153. "A Horse on You, Mr. Bedloe" December 2, 1967
#154. "Kate's Day in Court" December 9, 1967
#155. "Ucle Joe and the Master Plan" December 16, 1967
#156. "All The Buzzes Ain't Bees" December 23, 1967
#157. "All Sales Final" December 30, 1967
#158. "The Power of the Press" January 6, 1968
#159. "Steve, the Apple Polisher" January 13, 1968
#160. "The Barber Shop Quartet" January 20, 1968
#161. "Come Home Higgins" January 27, 1968
#162. "Girl of Our Dreams" February 3, 1968
#163. "Uncle Joe Runs the Hotel" February 10, 1968
#164. "Billie Jo's First Record" February 17, 1968
#165. "Mae's Helping Hadnd" February 24, 1968
#166. "Bad Day at Shady Rest" March 2, 1968
#167. "Cannonball for Sale" March 9, 1968
#168. "My Pal Sam" March 16, 1968
#169. "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" March 23, 1968
#170. "Kate's Homecoming March 30, 1968

Season Six (1968–1969)Edit

  • This season consists of 26 episodes.
  • Bea Benaderet returns for only three episodes (ep. #171–#173) before she becomes ill once more.
  • Only Kate's voice is heard in episode #174, when Betty Jo gives birth to Kathy Jo. Her voice is heard when Betty Jo and Steve read her letter and when she's heard on the other end of the phone at "Drucker's Store", talking to Wendell Gribbs. Benaderet's stand-in, Enda Laird, plays Kate "full back" for this brief sequence.
  • Needing a motherly figure for the three girls after Kate's passing, June Lockhart enters the show in the episode "The Lady Doctor" as Dr. Janet Craig, a doctor who moves into the hotel and is like a mother to the girls.
  • The episode "Tune in Next Year" was originally the series finale. CBS considered cancelling Petticoat Junction in the spring of 1969 (due to declining ratings), but at last minute, renewed the series for another year. Therefore, one more episode was added to the sixth year ("By the Book").
Ep#
(series)
Episode title Original airdate
#171. "Birthplace of a Future President" September 28, 1968
#172. "The Singing Sweethearts" October 5, 1968
#173. "Only a Husband" October 19, 1968
#174. "The Valley Has a Baby" October 26, 1968
#175. "Granny, the Baby Expert" November 2, 1968
#176. "Wings" November 9, 1968
#177. "The Lady Doctor" November 16, 1968
#178. "The Sneaky Ways of a Woman" November 23, 1968
#179. "The Strange Case of Joseph P. Carson" November 30, 1968
#180. "Bye, Bye, Doctor" December 7, 1968
#181. "First Night Out" December 14, 1968
#182. "A Cake from Granny" December 21, 1968
#183. "The Feminine Mistake" December 28, 1968
#184. "The Ballad of the Everyday Housewife" January 4, 1969
#185. "The Christening" January 11, 1969
#186. "Billie Jo and the Big, Big Star" January 18, 1969
#187. "Steve's New Job" January 25, 1969
#188. "The Cannonball Bookmobile" February 1, 1969
#189. "A Man Called Cyrus Plout" February 8, 1969
#190. "Joe Saves the Post Office" February 15, 1969
#191. "I'm Allergic to Daddy" February 22, 1969
#192. "Uncle Joe Retires" March 1, 1969
#193. "The Organ Fund" March 8, 1969
#194. "The Great Race" March 15, 1969
#195. "Tune in Next Year" March 22, 1969
#196. "By the Book" March 29, 1969

Season Seven (1969–1970)Edit

  • This season consists of 26 episodes.
  • The series finale is episode #222 entitled "Betty Jo's Business". This episode has more of a regular episode feel than the previous season episode "Tune in Next Year", in which Dr. Janet was going to take another job elsewhere. Season seven's finale leaves viewers to believe that Petticoat Junction was coming back for another season.
Ep#
(series)
Title Airdate
#197. "Make Room from Baby" September 27, 1969
#198. "The Game Warden" October 4, 1969
#199. "The Other Woman" Ocotber 11, 1969
#200. "One of Our Chickens is Missing" October 18, 1969
#201. "The Three Queens" Ocotber 25, 1969
#202. "The Glen Tinker Caper" November 1, 1969
#203. "The Tenant" November 8, 1969
#204. "Sorry Doctor, I Ain't Takin' No Shots" November 15, 1969
#205. "A Most Momentous Occasion" November 22, 1969
#206. "The Camping Trip" November 29, 1969
#207. "Kathy Jo's First Birthday" December 6, 1969
#208. "Goodbye, Mr. Chimp" December 13, 1969
#209. "The Golden Spike Ceremony" December 20, 1969
#210. "But I've Never Been in Erie, PA" December 27, 1969
#211. "How to Arrange a Marriage" January 3, 1970
#212. "Selma Plout's Plot" January 10, 1970
#213. "With This Ring" January 17, 1970
#214. "The Valley's New Owner" January 24, 1970
#215. "Steve's Uncle George" January 31, 1970
#216. "Susan B. Anthony, I Love You" February 7, 1970
#217. "Spare That Cottage" February 14, 1970
#218. "Whiplash, Whiplash" February 28, 1970
#219. "Last Train to Pixley" March 7, 1970
#220. "Love Rears Its Ugly Head" March 21, 1970
#221. "No, No, You Can't Take Her Away" March 28, 1970
#222. "Betty Jo's Business" April 4, 1970

ReferencesEdit


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