Petticoat Junction

Season 7 Episode 23

Last Train to Pixley

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 1970 on CBS



  • Notes

    • This was possibly the last episode filmed for the series, as it has a "series finale" episode feel to it. It includes clips from earlier episodes, such as "The Santa Claus Special", "The Valley Has a Baby", and others.

      It seems to bring closure To Petticoat Junction, plus the fact that we learn a surprising revelation about Uncle Joe, that being Floyd revealing that Uncle Joe is in fact a retired engineer and he ran the train long before himself and Charley! These things are typical of final episodes.

      So it does seem as if they were going for a "series finale" just as "Leave It To Beaver" had done seven years earlier

      But it seems as if CBS chose to run many of the second half of season 7 episodes out of sequence. The last one aired "Betty Jo's Busines" was actually held over from earlier on the season as it bears a 1969(MCMLXIX) copyright notice instead of 1970(MCMLXX)which "Last Train To Pixley" bears.

      "Betty Jo's Business actually seems to belong right before "Kathy Jo's First birthday" as that one picks up EXACTLY where "Betty Jo's Business" leaves off!