Petticoat Junction


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Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms (a joint venture of Filmways Television and Pen-Ten Productions) that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970.The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters created by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off Green Acres (1965–1971).

The setting for the series is The Shady Rest Hotel, just outside the farming town of Hooterville (later the location of Green Acres). The hotel is situated on the train line of the C. & F.W. Railroad, halfway between the towns of Pixley and Hooterville, each 25 miles (40 km) away. The characters "seem" to go to Hooterville for some goods and services, including high school and the hospital, but prefer Pixley for supermarket shopping, beauty parlors, and movies.

The petticoat of the title is an old-fashioned garment once worn under a woman's skirt. The opening titles of the series featured a display of petticoats hanging on the side of the railway's water tower where the three originally teenage daughters are apparently bathing in the nude or skinny-dipping. In fact, the show's opening theme contains a hint of sexual innuendo in the line, "Lotsa curves, you bet, and even more when you get to the Junction." This is an obvious double entendre to both the train tracks and the Bradley daughters. As Linda Kaye states on the official season one DVD set, there was never an intended connection to the restaurant chain "Hooters", or the anatomical attributes (breasts) to which it now refers, as that phrase was unheard of in the 1960s.

Highlights
Paul Henning on the origins of Petticoat Junction
01:59
Richard L. Bare on directing Petticoat Junction
04:29
Paul Henning on the theme songs to Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Petticoat Junction
03:30
Paul Henning on the cancellation of Petticoat Junction
00:51
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Richard Bare

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Richard L. Bare on directing Petticoat Junction
04:29

Paul Henning

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Paul Henning on the theme songs to Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Petticoat Junction
03:30
Paul Henning on the cancellation of Petticoat Junction
00:51
Paul Henning on the origins of Petticoat Junction
01:59
Paul Henning on the premise of and casting on Petticoat Junction
12:00
Paul Henning on hearing of the cancellation of Petticoat Junction
00:34
Paul Henning on a picture with the casts of The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction
03:59

Frank Inn

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Frank Inn on the bloodhound that is seen in the opening of The Beverly Hillbillies, and on how he came to work for Petticoat Junction
04:18
Frank Inn on acting as animal trainer for Petticoat Junction
05:18

Sheila Kuehl

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Sheila Kuehl on guest-starring on The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction and appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show
04:50

Vic Mizzy

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Vic Mizzy on writing cues for Petticoat Junction
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