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Starring Bea Benaderet & Edgar Buchanan
Season 1 (CBS) (1963-64)
(b-w)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############ Petticoat Junction ##############
############# season 1 1963-64 ###############
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38 episodes black-and-white
CBS  Tuesdays 9:00-9:30pm ET

Produced by Dick Wesson / Associate Producer: Guy Scarpitta
starring
Bea Benaderet as Kate Bradley / Edgar Buchanan as Joseph P. "Uncle Joe" Carson
Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo Bradley/ Pat Woodell as Bobbie Jo Bradley/ Linda Kaye as Betty Jo Bradley
Smiley Burnette as Charlie Pratt / Rufe Davis as Floyd Smoot

1.01 [--] Petticoat Junction: SPUR LINE TO SHADY REST (bw) [verified on film]
24-Sept-1963 CBS Tue
Created and Written By Paul Henning
Directed By Richard Whorf
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Charles Lane ........... Homer Bedloe (Railroad Vice President) (recurring)
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Roy Roberts ............ Norman Curtis (Railroad President) (recurring)
Eddie Quillan.......... Dick
And:
John Ashley............. Fred
Synopsis:
Homer Bedloe tries to scrap the forsaken Hooterville Cannonball (an 1890's locomotive still running).

1.02 [--] Petticoat Junction: QUICK, HIDE THE RAILROAD (bw) [verified on film]
01-Oct-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Tide"
Written by Paul Henning and Mark Tuttle
Directed by David Alexander
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
With:
Smiley Burnette (as Charlie Pratt) / Rufe Davis (as Floyd Smoot) (regulars)
Guest Cast:
Charles Lane ........... Homer Bedloe (Railroad Vice President)(recurring)
Frank Cady ............. Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Synopsis:
The Cannonball is headed for the last roundhouse, and Kate decides that the only way to save it from
the scrapheap is to hide the ancient engine-all seven and a half tons of it.

1.03 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE PRESIDENT WHO CAME TO DINNER (bw) [verified on film]
08-Oct-1963 CBS Tue
Written by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs
Directed by David Alexander
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Charles Lane............ Homer Bedloe (Railroad Vice President) (recurring)
Dick O'Shea ............ Helicopter Pilot
Eve McVeagh ............ Miss Hammond
And:
Roy Roberts ............ Norman Curtis (Railroad President) (recurring)
Synopsis:
C. & F.W. President Norman P. Curtis can't get Homer Bedloe to scrap the Cannonball so he decides to do it himself.

1.04 [--] Petticoat Junction: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE ROUNDHOUSE? (bw) [verified on film]
15-Oct-1963 CBS Tue
Written by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs
Directed by David Alexander
Director of Photography:  Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Douglass Dumbrille .... Dave La Salle
Addison Richards ...... Frank Newton
Charles Meredith ...... George Prentice
Cherio Meredith ....... Nettie
Mary Young ............ Lydia
and:
Roy Roberts ........... Norman Curtis (Railroad President) (recurring)
Synopsis:
Norman Curtis accidentally breaks the throttle of the Cannonball-and folks can't get to Kate's annual "Shady Rest Jamboree".

1.05 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE COURTSHIP OF FLOYD SMOOT (bw) [verified on film]
22-Oct-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Mr. Clean"
Written by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs
Directed by Sherman Marks
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
With:
Smiley Burnette (as Charlie Pratt) / Rufe Davis (as Floyd Smoot) (regulars)
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Don Washbrook ......... Herby Bates (Store Clerk) (recurring)
Synopsis:
Floyd has been jilted by his mail-order sweetheart, so Kate pretends to fall in love with him in order to restore his confidence.

1.06 [--] Petticoat Junction: PLEASE BUY MY VIOLETS (bw) [verified on film]
Petticoat Junction - Please Buy My Violets (1/3)  -  (2/3)  -  (3/3) 
29-Oct-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Tide"
Written by Richard Baer
Directed by David Alexander
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Phil Gordon ........... Mr. Gordon
George Cisar .......... Mr. Blake
Hank Patterson ........ Fred Ziffell
Olan Soule ............ Coffee Salesman
Synopsis:
Uncle Joe decides to go into the Cologne business. The only problem, the cologne makes everyone shutter at the smell.

1.07 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE RINGER (bw)
5Nov63
Betty Jo enters the annual "Shady Rest Horseshoe Tournament" against Pikley Fats and becomes the first female in the Tournaments history.

1.08 [--] Petticoat Junction: KATE'S RECIPE FOR HOT RHUBARB (bw) [verified on film]
Petticoat Junction - Kate's Recipe for Hot Rhubarb 1/4  -  2/4  -  3/4  -  4/4
12-Nov-1963 CBS Tue
Written by Dick Wesson & Joel Kane
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Russ Horton ........... Junior Hocker (recurring)
Jack Bannon ........... Roger Budd
George Cisar .......... Mr. Blake
Synopsis:
Kate is determined to get the good-looking Bobbie Jo to go out on a date.

 1.09 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE LITTLE TRAIN ROBBERY (bw)  [verified on film -SC]
19-Nov-1963 CBS Tue
Written By Ed James and Seaman Jacobs
Directed By Sherman Marks
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
John Wilder ........... Arthur Gilroy
Jimmy Hawkins ......... Lowell Rightmeyer
Norman Leavitt......... Fred Thompson
? ..................... Trooper Benson (not credited)
Synopsis:
A couple of respectable-looking young cooks plan to rob the Cannonball of its bank shipment.

1.10 [--] Petticoat Junction: BEDLOE STRIKES AGAIN (bw)
26-Nov-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Tide"
Written by Paul Henning & Mark Tutle
Directed by David Alexander
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Charles Lane .......... Homer Bedloe (Railroad Vice President)(recurring)
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Don Washbrook ......... Herby Bates (recurring)
John Hubbard .......... Max Thornton (Railroad Director)
William Benedict ...... Willie
And:
John Hoyt ........ .... John Fisher (Railroad Director)
Synopsis:
Homer Bedloe returns to the "Shady Rest" for another try at scrapping the Cannonball.

1.11 [--] Petticoat Junction: UNCLE JOE'S REPLACEMENT (bw)
03-Dec-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Ivory"
Teleplay by Marty Roth, Dick Wesson & Joel Kane / Story by Dick Wesson & Marty Roth
Directed by David Alexander
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
With:
Smiley Burnette (as Charlie Pratt) / Rufe Davis (as Floyd Smoot) (regulars)
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Don Washbrook ......... Herby Bates (Store Clerk) (recurring)
Beverly Wills ......... Mr's Norton
Stephen Ellsworth ..... Hooper
Synopsis:
Uncle Joe believes he is being "put out to pasture" when Kate gives the general store clerk,
Herbie Bates, a job as assistant general manager of the "Shady Rest".

1.12 [--] Petticoat Junction: HONEYMOON HOTEL (bw)
10-Dec-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Tide"
Written by Keith Fowler & Phil Leslie
Directed by Guy Scarpitta
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
With:
Smiley Burnette (as Charlie Pratt) / Rufe Davis (as Floyd Smoot) (regulars)
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Timmy Ivo ............. Walter Shepherd
Judy Morton ........... Elsie Gregg
Synopsis:
Uncle Joe decides to become a justice-of-the peace and turn the "Shady Rest" into a honeymoon haven.

1.13 [--] Petticoat Junction: A NIGHT AT HOOTERVILLE HILTON (bw) [verified on film]
17-Dec-1963 CBS Tue
Teleplay by Bill Manhoff / Story by Ed James & Seamon Jacobs
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Elvia Allman ......... Mrs. Stroud
William Benedict ...... Willie
Shug Fisher .......... Salesman
Synopsis:
A newspaper columnist visits the "Shady Rest" to experience the luxuries that Uncle Joe has
grossly misrepresented in the hotel's brochure.

1.14 [--] Petticoat Junction: CANNONBALL CHRISTMAS (bw)
Petticoat Junction - Cannonball Christmas Part 1 of 3  -  Part 2 of 3  -  Part 3 of 3
24-Dec-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Ivory"
Written by Paul Henning & Mark Tuttle
Directed by Guy Scarpitta
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
2nd Unit Director of Photography: Harry Wolf, A.S.C.
With:
Smiley Burnette (as Charlie Pratt) / Rufe Davis (as Floyd Smoot) (regulars)
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Roy Roberts ............. Norman Curtis (Railroad President) (recurring)
Don Washbrook ......... Herby Bates (Store Clerk) (recurring)
William Bnedict ....... Willie Trankis
Gloria Marshall ....... Miss Evans
And:
Charles Lane............ Homer Bedloe (Railroad Vice President)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Homer Bedloe plans to stop the Cannonball from making its traditional Christmas caroling tour.

1.15 [--] Petticoat Junction: HERBY GETS DRAFTED (bw) [verified on film]
31-Dec-1963 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Ivory"
Teleplay by John Elliotte and Dick Wesson / Story by John Elliotte
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
With:
Smiley Burnette (as Charlie Pratt) / Rufe Davis (as Floyd Smoot) (regulars)
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Don Washbrook ......... Herby Bates (Store Clerk) (recurring)
Russ Horton ........... Junior Hocker (recurring)
Synopsis:
Herby Bates, who is sweet on Billie Jo, won't be seeing to much more of her, having just been drafted.

1.16 [--] Petticoat Junction: BOBBIE JO AND THE BEATNIK (bw)
Petticoat Junction - Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik 1/5 (1964)  -  2/5  -  3/5  -  4/5  -  5/5
07-Jan-1964 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Tide"
Written by Bill Manhoff
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
Guest Cast:
Dennis Hopper ......... Alan Landman
Hugh Sanders .......... Roger Stanley
Synopsis:
Betty Jo is entranced with poet Alan Landman, a visiting beatnik who is passing through Hooterville.

1.17 [--] Petticoat Junction: MY DAUGHTER, THE DOCTOR (bw) [verified on film]
14-Jan-1964 CBS Tue
Written cby Ed James & Seamon Jacobs
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
Guest Cast:
Russell Horton ........ Junior Hocker (recurring)
Paul De Wolf .......... Paul Henderson
and:
Adam West ............. Dr. Clayton Harris
Synopsis:
Billie Jo receives a $500 insurance endowment, which her father set aside for his first-born to become a doctor,
but she wants to go to Hollywood to become an actress.

1.18 [--] Petticoat Junction: HOOTERVILLE vs HOLLYWOOD (bw) [verified on film]
21-Jan-1964 CBS Tue
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
Guest Cast:
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Don Beddoe ............ Dr. Joseph Depew
and:
Adam West ............. Dr. Clayton Harris
Synopsis:
Kate confers with Judge Drucker to see if she can legally prevent Billie Jo from going to Hollywood.

1.19 [--] Petticoat Junction: VISIT FROM A BIG STAR (bw) [verified on film]
28-Jan-1964 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Ivory"
Written by Bill Manhoff
Directed by Ralph Levy
Guest Star:
John Vivyan .......... Lane Haggard
With:
Joan Marshall ........ Lucy Wayne
Frank Cady ............ Sam Drucker (Storekeeper) (recurring)
Jack Henderson ....... Middle-aged Man
Margaret Bert ........ Older Woman
Vickie King .......... Teenage Girl
Jacyln Carmichael .... Teenage Girl
Rick Murray .......... Boy
Synopsis:
A movie idol wants to hide away from it all at the "Shady Rest"

1.20 [--] Petticoat Junction: LAST CHANCE FARM (bw)  [verified on film]
Petticoat Junction - Last Chance Farm 1/4
04-Feb-1964 CBS Tue
Written by Hannibal Coons & Harry Winkler
Directed by Guy Scarpitto
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Konrad ....... Mrs. Henrietta Boswell
Pearl Shear .......... Mrs. Gertrude Hawley
Don Brodie ........... Mr. Begley
Synopsis:
Uncle Joe tells two plump ladies that the "Shady Rest" is a reducing farm, where their loss is the management's gain.

1.21 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE VERY OLD ANTIQUE (bw) [verified on film]
11-Feb-1964 CBS Tue
Sponsor "Ivory"
Written by Jack Raymond
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography: Robert G. Hager
Special Guest Star:
Everett Sloane ........ Philip Waterhouse
With:
Charles Lane............ Homer Bedloe (Railroad Vice President) (recurring)
Dick Patterson ......... Mr. Cassidy
Synopsis:
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with a retired railroad tycoon who's interested in buying the Cannonball.

1.22 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE ART GAME (bw)
18Feb64
Lyle Talbot .... Mr. Cheever
An 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.

1.23 [--] Petticoat Junction: BETTY JO'S FIRST LOVE (bw)
25Feb64
Betty Jo has her first crush-but the object of her attention is more interested in tinkering with his cars than he is with romance.

1.24 [--] Petticoat Junction: BEHIND ALL SILVER, THERE'S A CLOUD LINING (bw)
3Mar64
Glenn Strange .... Hawley
Uncle Joe tries to bring more guests to the Shady Rest-and gets his drainage ditch bug for free-by spreading rumors about a silver strike in the area.

1.25 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE TALENT CONTEST (bw)
10Mar64
Uncle Joe is promoting a talent contest, and he tries to make sure that one of his three nieces wins.

1.26 [--] Petticoat Junction: KATE AND THE MANPOWER PROBLEM (bw)
17Mar64
An old school chum thinks it's time Kate was married again, so she tells the girls to round up some prospects.

1.27 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE LADYBUGS (bw)
24Mar64
Sheila James Kuehl .... Sally Ragsdale
Uncle Jo decides to cash in on "Beatlemania" by casting his nieces and Sheriff Ragsdale's daughter in a musical group called "The Ladybugs."

1.28 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE HOOTERVILLE FLIVVERBALL (bw)
31Mar64
Uncle Joe decides to bankrupt the Cannonball by starting his own railroad, powered by Orville Migg's flivver.

1.29 [--] Petticoat Junction: KATE THE STOCKHOLDER (bw)
7Apr64
In another attempt to do away with the Cannonball, Homer Bedloe embarks on a program of harassment to force Charley and Floyd to quit.

1.30 [--] Petticoat Junction: KATE AND THE DOWAGER (bw)
14Apr64
Socialite Clara Watkins is an important guest at the Shady Rest, since unless she recommends the place to her friends, the bank won't lend Kate anymore money.

1.31 [--] Petticoat Junction: CHARLIE ABANDONS THE CANNONBALL (bw)
21Apr64
Everyone seems too busy to spend any time with Charley, so he decides to quit his job as engineer of the Cannonball.

1.32 [--] Petticoat Junction: DOG DAYS AT SHADY REST (bw)
28Apr64
Railroad President Norman Curtis thinks his household's pet basset hound needs a change of scenery, so he sends his dog off to the Shady Rest.

1.33 [--] Petticoat Junction: A MILLIONAIRE FOR KATE (bw)
5May64
Hayden Rorke .... H.J. Grant
Kate is visited by an old schoolmate who's now a millionaire, but Uncle Joe has him pegged as a con artist.

1.34 [--] Petticoat Junction: BEDLOE AND SON (bw)
12May64
Steve Franken .... Homer Bedloe Jr.
Homer Bedloe returns to Hooterville with Homer Junior, who is as hateful and devious as his father.

1.35 [--] Petticoat Junction: LOCAL GIRL MAKES GOOD (bw)
19May64
Elena Verdugo .... Mary Jane Hastings
Business Executive Mary Jane Hastings returns home to Hooterville and impress everyone with her administrative
ability, particularly handing of men.

1.36 [--] Petticoat Junction: CAVE WOMAN (bw)
26May64
"The Shady Rest" would stand a better chance of being selected as the site of a big convention if Kate was around, but she's
trapped in a cave-in.

1.37 [--] Petticoat Junction: KATE FLAT ON HER BACK (bw)
2Jun64
Kate is still trying to get "The Shady Rest" chosen as the site for the convention, but a sprained ankle has incapacitated
her, and the job of cornering the convention is left to Joe and the daughters.

1.38 [--] Petticoat Junction: THE GENGHIS KEANE STORY (bw)
9Jun64
Ken Osmond .... Harold Boggs
Barbara Pepper .... Ruth Ziffel
Lurene Tuttle .... Adelaide Keane
When Adelaide "Genghis" Keane return from Europe. Kate is surprised to find that the elderly schoolteacher is no longer
the tyrannical disciplinarian she used to be.

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