Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
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Bedloe Strikes Again 

The Cannonball and its primary passenger, Uncle Joe, are pelted with eggs after the Hooterville Hornets, coached by Uncle Joe, are drubbed in what may be their worst game ever. Another ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Jeannine Riley ... Billie Jo Bradley
Pat Woodell ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Smiley Burnette ... Charley Pratt
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot
Charles Lane ... Homer Bedloe
Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker
Don Washbrook Don Washbrook ... Herby Bates
John Hubbard ... Max Thornton
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Willie Trankis (as William Benedict)
John Hoyt ... John Fisher


The Cannonball and its primary passenger, Uncle Joe, are pelted with eggs after the Hooterville Hornets, coached by Uncle Joe, are drubbed in what may be their worst game ever. Another unexpected passenger on that run is Homer Bedloe, who, despite being hit with a couple of eggs himself, is surprisingly cordial and pleasant. While Uncle Joe doesn't see anything wrong with Bedloe being cordial and taking it like a man in defeat in his efforts to scrap the Cannonball - which probably included being humiliated back at head office for his failures - Kate on the other hand believes Bedloe is up to no good. She's right. News gets to Sam that two bigwigs from the railroad, on Bedloe's urging, are coming for a surprise inspection the following day, which is why Bedloe seems so lackadaisical about Charley and Floyd running behind schedule or the coach being stained with dried, rotten eggs. When Kate learns this news, she and the gang have several tasks ahead of them. First, they have to go ... Written by Huggo

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English | French

Release Date:

26 November 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode represents a little reunion between Frank Cady and John Hoyt. In When Worlds Collide (1951), John Hoyt was wheelchair-bound billionaire industrialist Sydney Stanton and Frank Cady was his abused valet Harold Ferris. Twelve years later, in this episode of Petticoat Junction, Frank Cady is in his regular role of Sam Drucker and John Hoyt has a guest part as a railroad inspector. There is even a scene where Frank is standing behind a seated John pretending to give him a haircut. See more »


Petticoat Junction
Written by Curt Massey & Paul Henning
Performed by Curt Massey
[Series theme song played during the opening titles and credits]
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Bedloe and a Bad Wig
10 January 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

Bedloe refers to the old mean guy who wants to shut the railroad down, and he was the villain on the first two episodes. He's back and nice this time. Too nice. Interesting episode with a little suspense. But what really stands out is Bobbie Jo's horrible black wig. At first she looked like a new character. Hopefully this isn't a precedent.

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