Petticoat Junction is one of America's best family sitcoms. You really want to get to know each character and know what make them tick. These characters are down to earth people that are a testament to the old days of the 60’s. Some may think it "corny"; this show struck a chord with the viewer population. It was it’s wholesome charm and down home flavor that kept it going through some of the busiest cast changes to the death of one of the key players. Petticoat Junction was an enjoyable little show about Kate Bradley, who ran a nice country with her three beautiful daughters and her lazy but lovable Uncle Joe. Sadly, Petticoat Junction lost its way when Bea Benaderet died of cancer. Her character of Kate Bradley was just sent on a trip. It was the same for Charlie who ran the Cannonball. There was no death, no war, or problems on TV back in the early 60’s.