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Petticoat Junction The President Who Came to Dinner (1963–1970) Online

Petticoat Junction The President Who Came to Dinner (1963–1970) Online
Original Title :
The President Who Came to Dinner
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TV Episode / Comedy
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Directror :
David Alexander
Cast :
Bea Benaderet,Edgar Buchanan,Jeannine Riley
Writer :
Paul Henning,Ed James
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TV Episode
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Petticoat Junction The President Who Came to Dinner (1963–1970) Online

Despite Kate being able to convince Homer Bedloe not to scrap the Cannonball, she isn't sure if Bedloe has done something behind their backs to scrap the train anyway. He hasn't, but the C & FW's president, Norman Curtis, who is known to be more ruthless than Bedloe, still has scrapping the Cannonball on his mind. His plans are to connect the Hooterville branch line to the main line so that they can cut down time on an existing express route which would still not serve Hooterville Valley. As he feels Bedloe's mistake was being up front with the people of the valley, Curtis plans on doing the survey work for the necessary upgrade to the branch line on his own, incognito. Although Curtis doesn't intend on appearing as such, he comes across to Kate and others in the valley as a hobo after he takes a tumble in a field, ripping and dirtying his suit and losing his wallet in the process. Curtis ends up seeing a side of Hooterville he didn't expect, one where the Cannonball stops on the ...
Episode cast overview:
Bea Benaderet Bea Benaderet - Kate Bradley
Edgar Buchanan Edgar Buchanan - Uncle Joe Carson
Jeannine Riley Jeannine Riley - Billie Jo Bradley
Pat Woodell Pat Woodell - Bobbie Jo Bradley
Linda Henning Linda Henning - Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Smiley Burnette Smiley Burnette - Charley Pratt
Rufe Davis Rufe Davis - Floyd Smoot
Charles Lane Charles Lane - Homer Bedloe
Dick O'Shea Dick O'Shea - Helicopter Pilot
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh - Miss Hammond
Roy Roberts Roy Roberts - Norman Curtis

In Petticoat Junction as they are repairing the Hooterville Cannonball, they mention the Emma Sweeney, the locomotive used in the 1950 movie, A Ticket to Tomahawk. Also, the engine double for the Hooterville Cannonball is the model double for the Emma Sweeney, the engine that was disassembled in the 1950 movie.

User reviews



Great episode, and basically a way of making this the third part of the "Train might get shut down" that was a kind of serial format as the series began. After the first uptight executive couldn't do it, it's now the President of the company, played by Roy Roberts. Through an initial turn of events, thinking he's a hobo, the family takes him in, and he takes to them... and the show goes on. A very good episode despite repeating itself. The show was being established on how down-home these people are compared to big city folk and so this theme was still being cemented.