Petticoat Junction Kate Sells the Hotel (1963–1970) Online
Life at the hotel is not going the way Kate would hope. The arrival of the store catalog seems to be the big event for the girls, but they can't buy anything since the bank turned down Kate's loan request. Kate realizes that she has never been able to make a go of the hotel, but she can't imagine the girls or Uncle Joe ever wanting to move away. Mr. Carter Deming, a writer and the only current guest at the hotel, overhears Kate's musings, and as he gets ten times more work done at the hotel than he does in his own home in New York, he offers to buy the hotel from Kate. When the girls and Uncle Joe imply that they'd love to live in New York City (without Kate mentioning the reason why she's asking) and when Mr. Deming offers Kate much more than the hotel is really worth, Kate reluctantly accepts Mr. Deming's offer for what she feels is the good and the want of the rest of the family, especially in the ability to send the girls to college with that money. But when Kate tells them the ...
|Episode complete credited cast:|
|Bea Benaderet||-||Kate Bradley|
|Edgar Buchanan||-||Uncle Joe Carson|
|Linda Henning||-||Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)|
|Lori Saunders||-||Bobbie Jo Bradley|
|Gunilla Hutton||-||Billie Jo Bradley|
|Rufe Davis||-||Floyd Smoot|
|Smiley Burnette||-||Charley Pratt|
|Frank Cady||-||Sam Drucker|
|Hank Patterson||-||Fred Ziffel|
|Richard St. John||-||Carter Deming|
Kate "sells" the Shady Rest for $10,000, equivalent to about $72,750 in 2014.
Besides running the General Store and being the Hooterville Postmaster, in this episode it is learned that Sam is also an attorney, County Clerk, Sheriff, and County Judge.