Sunday, August 27, 2017

Petticoat Junction (1963 TV)

This is the first four episodes of Petticoat Junction from 1963. This show brings back lots of wonderful memories. These four episodes have been edited to look like a movie, and was very well done. Bea Benaderet was a favorite character actresses of mine. She was the voice in many cartoons including Betty Rubble on The Flintstones. She could also be seen in The Jack Benny Program, Burns and Allen Show, The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acers, to name a few. She died during the run of  Petticoat Junction, of emphysema at age 62. Edgar Buchanan was another great actor, who started out as a dentist. I best remember him as Red Connors on Hopalong Cassidy. Can you picture him working on your teeth?  Jeannine Riley as  Billie Jo Bradley on this show was my favorite of the three girls, I had a big crush on her.

S1, Ep1
24 Sep. 1963
Spur Line to Shady Rest
The struggling Shady Rest Hotel is further jeopardized when a no-nonsense vice president of the C & FW Railroad is dispatched to investigate the apparently forgotten spur line that connects the towns of Hooterville and Pixley.

S1, Ep2
1 Oct. 1963
Quick, Hide the Railroad
Kate uses a combination of charm, subterfuge, and wiles to prevent Homer Bedloe from catching the Hooterville Cannonball and getting to Pixley in order to initiate proceedings that would permanently terminate the train's operation.

S1, Ep3
8 Oct. 1963
The President Who Came to Dinner
Hard-hitting railroad president Norman Curtis travels to Hooterville with the intention of unceremoniously terminating the Cannonball's service, but he has a change of heart when he experiences Kate's hospitality and kindness.

S1, Ep4
15 Oct. 1963
Is There a Doctor in the Roundhouse?
The Shady Rest's Annual Jamboree is threatened when railroad CEO Norman Curtis breaks the Cannonball's throttle lever, but the executive tries to make amends with a determined effort to obtain the nearly-nonexistent replacement part.

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