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Old 09-22-2016, 05:28 PM   #16
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I was no older than 10 , probably younger, when I used to watch Petticoat Junction, and most of the episodes had dialogue that I did not understand.
I liked the beginning theme song and the scenes of the old-fashioned train going through the tracks to the small town.
But I think that the only episode I ever fully understood was the one in which the dog Benji ran away because he thought no one loved him and the dog encounters a wandering hobo who gives him some awful stew to eat and tells the dog to get used to it . Then just when the hobo is about to hop a train to a different town, and tells the dog to hurry up or stay behind Benji decides that he rather be home and just goes back and Uncle Joe and the others are glad to see him and end up treating him like a baby, putting him in a crib to make him feel wanted.

BTW I think that this episode was one in which one of the major female characters had already had a baby whereas at the very earliest episodes, she was not a mother yet.

It might be a point at which the show "Jumped The Shark" before the term was ever invented.

Again, I am not too clear since I watched Petticoat Junction when I was a pre-teen. Can anyone let me know how accurate my descriptions are here?
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I was no older than 10 , probably younger, when I used to watch Petticoat Junction, and most of the episodes had dialogue that I did not understand.
I liked the beginning theme song and the scenes of the old-fashioned train going through the tracks to the small town.
But I think that the only episode I ever fully understood was the one in which the dog Benji ran away because he thought no one loved him and the dog encounters a wandering hobo who gives him some awful stew to eat and tells the dog to get used to it . Then just when the hobo is about to hop a train to a different town, and tells the dog to hurry up or stay behind Benji decides that he rather be home and just goes back and Uncle Joe and the others are glad to see him and end up treating him like a baby, putting him in a crib to make him feel wanted.

BTW I think that this episode was one in which one of the major female characters had already had a baby whereas at the very earliest episodes, she was not a mother yet.

It might be a point at which the show "Jumped The Shark" before the term was ever invented.

Again, I am not too clear since I watched Petticoat Junction when I was a pre-teen. Can anyone let me know how accurate my descriptions are here?
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To tell you the truth I don't know how my post got here. I thought I was posting on the Petticoat Junction thread.

I will have to move it.
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Perhaps the primary cause of the series Operation Petticoat's running out of gas, is that once the movie is run, the story is told. This does not mean that a sequel or a prequel cannot be made, and good ones.
No, the primary cause was that it was bad. How it lasted even as long as it did is a mystery to me. There were some episodes on YouTube some time back. When I watched one, I didn't see or hear anything even vaguely funny. In terms of other sitcoms of the era, it made The Ropers look like a masterpiece.

Edited to add: I actually watched this during its network run and it wasn't funny then, either. The movie was a lot funnier, and that was supposed to be mainly drama rather than comedy.

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true but that was never a big hit; in fact it was nearly cancelled at the end of each of its 5 seasons.
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Exclamation Series: Operation Petticoat, v. 1959 movie

I never had a chance to watch the series. Apparently, I did not miss much. Pulled the cable a decade ago and do not have the tolerance for the big computer rat (msft).
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true but that was never a big hit; in fact it was nearly cancelled at the end of each of its 5 seasons.
None of the ABC Friday night lineup at the time were big hits. Regardless, they all had five-season runs, even though some of them were shuffled off to other nights toward the end. Ironically, your statement could apply to the very show you take your user name from.
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