History Series / PetticoatJunction

22nd Sep '16 8:40:21 PM nombretomado
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''Petticoat Junction'' (1963-1970) is the intermediate entry in Paul Henning's trio of rural sitcoms, which also included ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' and ''Series/GreenAcres''. It centered on Kate Bradley, mother of three and owner of a quaint hotel called the Shady Rest in the small town of Hooterville. She was allegedly aided by Uncle Joe, who tried to avoid getting involved in anything resembling work. Most episodes were about Kate trying to move along her girls' love lives, or one of Joe's money-making schemes. From time to time, the railroad company would threaten to take away Hooterville's mostly unnecessary rail line, but Kate would always straighten them out, since she needed the train to bring her guests.

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''Petticoat Junction'' (1963-1970) is the intermediate entry in Paul Henning's trio of rural sitcoms, which also included ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'' ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' and ''Series/GreenAcres''. It centered on Kate Bradley, mother of three and owner of a quaint hotel called the Shady Rest in the small town of Hooterville. She was allegedly aided by Uncle Joe, who tried to avoid getting involved in anything resembling work. Most episodes were about Kate trying to move along her girls' love lives, or one of Joe's money-making schemes. From time to time, the railroad company would threaten to take away Hooterville's mostly unnecessary rail line, but Kate would always straighten them out, since she needed the train to bring her guests.
17th Aug '16 4:10:01 PM CaptEquinox
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** Kate using the girls to lure male guests to the hotel is just this short of UnfortunateImplications. It's all part of network head James Aubrey's "broads, bosoms, and fun" formula.


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** In Episode 1, Kate chastised the girls for swimming in the tank, saying that if the train came early to take on water it'd leave them "high, dry and bare." Later they find bathing suits at the general store, but Kate says it's almost the end of summer.
29th Jun '16 3:43:28 PM johnsmithxxi
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* WackyMarriageProposal: When Steve Elliot intends to propose to Betty Jo Bradley, Sam Drucker catches wind of it and prints it on the front page of the ''Hooterville World Guardian''. To avoid being scooped, Steve proposes to [[WrenchWench Betty Jo]] while she's upside-down working on his plane.
23rd Jun '16 5:10:15 PM Hallwings
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Each of the Bradley girls.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Each of the Bradley girls.girls--Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo.
8th Dec '15 6:59:31 AM andersonh1
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* Perfumigation: Uncle Joe attempts to make money by selling "Lord Violet" and "Lady Violet" perfume, which everyone but him hates because it smells terrible. Even the pigs hate it. He doesn't seem to notice. It turns out to be an excellent mosquito spray.

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* Perfumigation: {{Perfumigation}}: Uncle Joe attempts to make money by selling "Lord Violet" and "Lady Violet" perfume, which everyone but him hates because it smells terrible. Even the pigs hate it. He doesn't seem to notice. It turns out to be an excellent mosquito spray.
8th Dec '15 6:58:53 AM andersonh1
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* Perfumigation: Uncle Joe attempts to make money by selling "Lord Violet" and "Lady Violet" perfume, which everyone but him hates because it smells terrible. Even the pigs hate it. He doesn't seem to notice. It turns out to be an excellent mosquito spray.
2nd Dec '15 7:00:05 AM andersonh1
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One line in the theme song goes "Lots of curves, you bet..." just as the clip of the girls' petticoats are seen on the exterior of the water tank.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One line in the theme song goes "Lots of curves, you bet...bet, and even more when you get to the Junction." just as the clip of the girls' petticoats are seen on the exterior of the water tank.
7th Oct '15 7:17:27 AM TheirKid
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In conjunction with TheOtherDarrin. The girls' personalities shifted a lot as their actresses were recast, apparently to whatever best suited the talents and qualities of the new actress. Billie Jo started out the series as the most boy-crazy and troublesome daughter, but after Meredith Macrae took over the role, she became the most level-headed and independent one. Similarly, when Lori Saunders took over the role of Bobbie Jo, the character went from bookish and smart to flighty and scatter-brained. Even Betty Jo, who was played by Linda Henning for the entire run, dropped her tomboy qualities after she got married, but this seems to have been intentional CharacterDevelopment.
18th Aug '15 12:03:59 AM johnsmithxxi
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* SteamNeverDies: In spite of Mr. Bedloe's many schemes to shut her down, the Hooterville Cannonball keeps on chugging along.
15th May '15 1:10:23 PM Market43Fan
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* TheCastShowoff: An early example; while the first Bobbie Jo (as played by Pat Woddell)got to show her singing skills; this really didn't become prevalent until [[TheOtherDarrin Meredith MacRae]] took over as Billie Jo in 1966. Soon after, several songs featuring the actresses playing the sisters began to be produced.
** Steve Elliott, as portrayed by actor/singer Mike Minor, often got musical numbers as well.
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