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Petticoat Junction
(1963-1970)

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Petticoat Junction

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Season 1 (1963-1964)

Aired from 1963 to 1970.

Original cast was Bea Benaderet as Kate Bradley, Edgar Buchanan as Uncle Joe, Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo Bradley, Pat Woodell as Bobbie Jo Bradley, Linda Kaye as Betty Jo, Smiley Burnette as Charlie Pratt, and Rufe Davis as Floyd Smoot.

Although Frank Cady as Sam Drucker was in the show from the first episode, he was not originally meant to be a regular.  He became a regular, though, after it was evident that the writers and audience liked him.

Linda Kaye's real full name is Linda Kaye Henning.  She was credited as Linda Kaye so people wouldn't think creator Paul Henning was showing favoritism.  She DID have to audition like everyone else, and it was really Bea Benaderet that urged Paul Henning to have his daughter in this show.  After a while, Linda Kaye was credited as Linda Kaye Henning.

Kate's dead husband is not mentioned very often, but we learn that his name is Bill.

Season 2 (1964-1965):

Dog did not appear until Season 2.  He was the dog who would ultimately become Benji in the first Benji movie years later.  His real name was Higgins and his trainer was the famous Frank Inn.  In the show, he was simply called "Dog".

The first two seasons of the show were in black and white.  Beginning with Season 3, the show was in color.

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