Petticoat Junction

The WORST episodes of Petticoat Junction

Every episode of Petticoat Junction ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Petticoat Junction!

Rural sitcom revolving around a widow, her uncle and three daughters who run the Shady Rest Hotel along the Hooterville Cannonball railroad line.

Last Updated: 6/9/2022Network: CBS
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A House Divided
star
3.50
2 votes

#1 - A House Divided

Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/2/1967

It's the males vs. the females when an increase in population requires the election of a new county supervisor

Steve's Uncle George
star
3.50
2 votes

#2 - Steve's Uncle George

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/31/1970

Steve's Uncle George visits the Shady Rest hotel and lives up to his repulation as a troublemaker.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
The Eternal Rectangle
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4.00
2 votes

#3 - The Eternal Rectangle

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/18/1967

Bobbie Jo and Betty Jo compete for the favor of Steve Elliott, heretofore the boyfriend of their sister, Billie Jo.

The Ballad of the Everyday Housewife
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4.00
2 votes

#4 - The Ballad of the Everyday Housewife

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/4/1969

When it appears that Steve is beginning to take his wife too much for granted, Bobbie Jo tries to make him be more demonstrative.

Directors: Ralph Levy
How to Arrange a Marriage
star
4.00
2 votes

#5 - How to Arrange a Marriage

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/3/1970

Bobbie Jo attempts to soften up Billie's Jo's new boyfriend for marriage.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
The Valley's New Owner
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4.00
2 votes

#6 - The Valley's New Owner

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/24/1970

Shy Orrin Pike becomes a big man when an old deed indicates he is the legal owner of the entire Hooterville Valley.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Love Rears Its Ugly Head
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4.33
3 votes

#7 - Love Rears Its Ugly Head

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/21/1970

Billie Jo tries to spread love through the valley with a new theory of sensitivity training.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Kate's Cousin Mae
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4.50
2 votes

#8 - Kate's Cousin Mae

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/25/1967

The Christening
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4.50
2 votes

#9 - The Christening

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/11/1969

Five eminently qualified and extremely jealous rivals volunteer to be baby Kathy Jo's godfather.

Directors: Guy Scarpitta
The Other Woman
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4.50
2 votes

#10 - The Other Woman

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/1969

Betty Jo finds herself growing jealous of the attention Steve is giving to their daughter, so the pair go on a second honeymoon together, at their old cottage. But the couple's romantic mood is spoiled by a lack of electricity, Mr. Haney's intrusive realty service, and a bunch of hobos.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
The Glen Tinker Caper
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4.50
2 votes

#11 - The Glen Tinker Caper

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/1969

An unknown singer tries to smuggle an adorable Vietnamese orphan into the United States by bringing her to Hooterville.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
But I've Never Been in Erie, PA
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4.50
2 votes

#12 - But I've Never Been in Erie, PA

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/27/1969

An industrialist registers at the Shady Rest and offers Uncle Joe a chance to make a fortune.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
With This Ring...
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4.50
2 votes

#13 - With This Ring...

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/17/1970

Orrin Pike is osserved buying a ring, and the family jumps to the conclusion that he's going to propose to Bobbie Jo.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Whiplash, Whiplash
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4.50
4 votes

#14 - Whiplash, Whiplash

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/28/1970

Selma Plout tries to slap a lawsuit against Uncle Jo for a whiplash injury suffered in a fall from a hammock.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Susan B. Anthony, I Love You
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4.75
4 votes

#15 - Susan B. Anthony, I Love You

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/7/1970

Bille Jo returns from Chicago with a visionary zeal for the women's liberation movement, and enlists her sisters in "the cause."

Directors: Elliott Lewis
The Feminine Mistake
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5.00
2 votes

#16 - The Feminine Mistake

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/28/1968

Bobbie Jo decides to become an emancipated woman and leave Hooterville.

Directors: Ralph Levy
The Cannonball Bookmobile
star
5.00
2 votes

#17 - The Cannonball Bookmobile

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/1/1969

Three old friends become rivals for the affections of a charming libarian.

Directors: Ralph Levy
By the Book
star
5.00
2 votes

#18 - By the Book

Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/29/1969

Steve Elliott hurriedly takes off on a crop-dusting job, not knowing he underbid for the assignment by $1800.

Directors: Ralph Levy
The Three Queens
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5.00
2 votes

#19 - The Three Queens

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/1969

Sparks fly when the three Bradley sisters and Dr. Craig find themself competitors in a beauty contest.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Kathy Jo's First Birthday
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5.00
2 votes

#20 - Kathy Jo's First Birthday

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/1969

Baby Kathy Jo almost misses her ffirst birthday party when she lands in jail with Uncle Joe.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Selma Plout's Plot
star
5.00
2 votes

#21 - Selma Plout's Plot

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/10/1970

Selme Plout's scheme to snag a husband for her daughter almost forces Steve out of the crop-dusting business.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Spare That Cottage
star
5.00
4 votes

#22 - Spare That Cottage

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/14/1970

It becomes a tragic matter when it appears that Steve and Betty Jo's honeymoon cottage will be demolished for a new highway.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
The Strange Case of Joseph P. Carson
star
5.25
4 votes

#23 - The Strange Case of Joseph P. Carson

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/30/1968

In an attempt to get rid of lady Dr. Craig, Uncle Joe fakes an illness that becomes real.

No, No, You Can't Take Her Away
star
5.25
4 votes

#24 - No, No, You Can't Take Her Away

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/28/1970

The Bradley's are shaken by the news that a handsome and wealthy male doctor is coming to visit their own Dr. Janet Craig, with intentions of offering her a place at his side at a new practice in Hawaii.

Directors: Elliott Lewis
Steve's Ol' Buddy
star
5.33
3 votes

#25 - Steve's Ol' Buddy

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 4/4/1967

The arrival of an old Air Force buddy endangers Steve Elliott's status with the Bradley sisters

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