Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

Bedloe's Most Fiendish Scheme 

Homer Bedloe comes up with the perfect plan to get rid of the Cannonball Express. He forces the bank to ask for final payment on Kate's mortgage for the Shady Rest, which would mean there is no need for the train.


Richard L. Bare


Paul Henning (created by), Jay Sommers | 1 more credit »


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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 Ferguson ... Dr. Barton Stuart
Hank Patterson ... Fred Ziffel
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Gus Clegg
Byron Foulger ... Mr. Guerney


Kate's financial situation is worse than ever, having a few outstanding debts beyond not having paid anything on her mortgage in six months. Making matters worse, Mr. Guerney, the President of the Pixley Bank who has always been as accommodating as he could toward Kate, informs her that there is a new majority shareholder of the bank, which means that Kate has to pay $138 on her mortgage within two weeks or the new majority shareholder will foreclose. What Mr. Guerney does not tell Kate is that that majority shareholder is Homer Bedloe, who has taken this measure solely to ruin Kate. With this $138 deadline, everyone at the hotel chips in to earn money anyway they can, even Uncle Joe and Dog. Kate will however not accept charity, despite many of their closest friends wanting to help when they discover Kate's dire straits. Wil they raise the necessary money in time? Written by Huggo

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English | French

Release Date:

13 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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References Green Acres (1965) See more »


Frère Jacques
Traditional nursery rhyme
Performed by Pat Woodell
[Bobbie Jo sings the song to her piano student]
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