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Petticoat Junction

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Betty Jo Bradley Elliott, played by Linda Henning

Betty Jo was the youngest of Kate Bradley's daughters.
In the first few years,she was a tomboy, still in high school.
She drove sometimes the Cannonball and played shortstop on the Hooterville High baseball team.
However,she went on and married Steve Elliot, a pilot who dated older sister Billie Jo.
Steve and Betty Jo moved in a cottage behind the Shady Rest.
She has a daughter with Steve named Kathy Jo.
Joseph P. "Uncle Joe" Carson, played by Edgar Buchanan

Seemingly always scheming to make money, Joe is the uncle to the three Bradley girls. He later becomes co-owner of Carson and Elliot Enterprises with Steve Elliot, a pilot who eventually marries Betty Jo Bradley. Takes over as general manager of the Shady Rest Hotel when Kate Bradley dies. Best friend is store owner Sam Drucker.
Floyd Smoot [S01-S05, S07], played by Rufe Davis

Floyd Smoot is the conductor of the ''Cannonball'' in Hooterville and also takes over as engineer after the passing of Smiley Brunette.
Kate Bradley [1963-1968], played by Bea Benaderet

Widowed mother of Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo.
Kate runs the Shadey Rest Hotel in Hooterville.
Distant cousin of Pearl Bodine, the mother of Jethro Bodine from The Beverly Hillbillies.
Disappears from the show without further mention during its sixth season when portrayer Bea Benadaret passed away.
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 24, 1963
Ended: September 12, 1970
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