TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy
The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.
Petticoat Junction (1963) came about after the phenomenal success of Paul Henning's series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). The president of CBS, Jim Aubrey, said he wanted "another Paul Henning show." The idea for the series was triggered by Paul's wife Ruth Henning whose grandparents owned a hotel in a little small town in Missouri.
With the Shady Rest miles from any town, and the only road a badly rutted fire road, the Cannonball was supposedly the only way to get to the Hotel. As the years unwind, however, the writers ignored this fact more and more and have characters arriving without any regard to when, or from where, the Cannonball arrived. Sometimes, person(s) A would enter the hotel immediately after the train gets in, and then a few minutes later person(s) B would enter, but person(s) A never saw them on the train. Other times, people arrive at the hotel, and then a few minutes later the train arrives.
2003 DVD release of four first-season episodes by Brentwood Entertainment replaces the well-known opening theme with an uncredited, instrumental piece of music.