Petticoat Junction [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 18608398
  • Release Date: 08/03/2010
  • Rating: TV-G
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Synopsis


Strictly speaking, there are but four basic plotlines during the first season of Petticoat Junction. The first concerns the efforts by widow Kate Bradley (Bea Benaderet) to make a financial go of the Shady Rest, the quaint traveler's hotel she owns in the Illinois town of Hooterville. The second involves the romantic travails of Kate's three extremely attractive daughters, Betty Jo (Linda Kaye) , Billie Jo (Jeannine Riley), and Bobbie Jo (Patricia Woodell). The third is devoted to the limitless get-rich-quick schemes hatched by Kate's lazy uncle Joe Carson (Edgar Buchanan), in lieu of seeking out anything resembling gainful employment. And the fourth is manifested in the tireless and fruitless crusade by Homer Bedloe (Charles Lane), scheming troubleshooter for the C.F.&W. Railroad line, to shut down and scrap the Hooterville Cannonball, the line's sole surviving steam locomotive -- thereby throwing venerable engineers Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) and Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis) out of work. Worth noting this season are the various actors cast as the boyfriends of the Bradley girls, including Ken Osmond of Leave It to Beaver fame in one of his rare non-Eddie Haskell roles; and Jack Bannon, the son of series regular Bea Benaderet and later a regular on Lou Grant. In other casting notes, Elvia Allman, who in subsequent seasons played Kate Bradley's obnoxious social rival Sema Plout, appears in a different role in the episode "A Night at the Hooterville Hilton"; Dennis Hopper, five years removed from Easy Rider, plays a bearded itinerant poet in "Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik"; future Batman leading man Adam West is seen as doctor in "Hooterville vs. Hollywood"; Steve Franken, fresh from his stint as the insufferable Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on Dobie Gillis, is equally insufferable as the son of Homer Bedloe in "Bedloe & Son"; and another Dobie Gillis alumnae, Sheila James (aka Zelda Gillis), joins the three Bradley sisters to form a female version of the Beatles in "The Ladybugs." (No, her character name isn't "Bingo"!) The final episode of the season introduces Hank Patterson and Barbara Pepper as Mr. and Mrs. Ziffel, who would be firmly established as the "parents" of porcine superstar Arnold the Pig on the Petticoat Junction spinoff Green Acres. Ranking fourth in the 1963-1964 Nielsen ratings, the first season of Petticoat Junction was filmed in black-and-white -- and as such, has been removed from the series' all-color syndicated package. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • Bea Benaderet - Kate Bradley
  • Edgar Buchanan - Joseph P. `Uncle Joe' Carson
  • Linda Kaye - Betty Jo Bradley
  • Pat Woodell - Bobbie Jo Bradley
  • Lori Saunders - Bobbie Jo Bradley




Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, Clean, Family-Friendly Series For Everyone

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    HVACMANDAN
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    Wow! What memories. Oh, such clean awesome family fun. I remember with fondness these wonderful people. Sitting together as a family enjoying Petticoat Junction was a weekly joy. Can't wait to buy the whole series. Easy to order and arrived on time and in good shape. Highly Recommended!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You'll want to do the Hooterville HOP!!

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    snoopycrazy

    This Tv Series has to be my favorite of all time. And I do have several favorites. The casting of all the characters on this show are so perfect. Uncle Joe is the lazy favorite. Your family will want all of these you can get your hands on!!! Great Christmas Surprise!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to find this at Best Buy

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    baileysgirl
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    I grew up watching Petticoat Junction, I was happy to find this at Best Buy, two discs in a collectors tin. I will share with my family so they can enjoy the dvds also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Oldie but Goodie!

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    Blondie1965
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    I watched this show when I was a little girl, I loved it then, still love it today, and at this price I couldn't resist!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great video

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    Work
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    My wife loves this, it brings back to mind a more simple time in life, great entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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