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Petticoat Junction

Season 5 Episode 2

It's Not Easy to Be a Mother

Aired Unknown Sep 16, 1967 on CBS
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Episode Summary

It's Not Easy to Be a Mother
Kate puts herself in a foolish position when she becomes overly suspicious of one of her daughter's actions.

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    Edgar Buchanan

    Edgar Buchanan

    Joseph P. "Uncle Joe" Carson

    Meredith MacRae

    Meredith MacRae

    Billie Jo Bradley (1966-1970)

    Lori Saunders

    Lori Saunders

    Bobbie Jo Bradley (1965-1970)

    Rufe Davis

    Rufe Davis

    Floyd Smoot (1963-1968, recurring afterwards)

    Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Sam Drucker

    Mike Minor

    Mike Minor

    Steve Elliott (1966-1970)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • (Uncle Joe is wary of eating the dinner that Betty Jo made. Steve tries to be gracious.)

        Steve: Oh, I'll bet it's delicious.
        Uncle Joe: You want to back that up with foldin' money?

      • Billie Jo: This is my mother.
        Doodles: You didn't tell me she had one of those.
        Kate: We happen to come as standard equipment with human beings.

      • Sam Drucker: Tell me, did Betty Jo really make dinner? And Steve ate it?
        (Bobbie Jo nods her head)
        Sam: Oh boy.
        Bobbie Jo: My gosh, what kind of reputation does she have anyway?
        Sam: Well, lets put it this way. All Lisa Douglas can make is pancakes...And she's considered the 2nd worst cook in the valley.

      • Bobbie Jo: Betty Jo made dinner tonight.
        (Uncle Joe removes the napkin tucked into his collar)
        Betty Jo: I thought you were hungry as a bear.
        Uncle Joe: I just went into hibernation.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Billie Jo sings "Who Needs Memories of Him", a song that was actually recorded and released by Meredith MacRae in 1967.

      • Hooterville Cannonball engineer Charley Pratt is implied to have passed away between seasons with this episode, explaining why Floyd has been running the Cannonball solo since "Is This My Daughter?"

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