Premise

A widow and her three daughters (and Uncle Joe, who's a-movin' kinda slow) run the Shady Rest Hotel in Hooterville, whose clientele consists mainly of passengers on the spur line of an almost-defunct railroad. It was one of many rural sitcoms that populated CBS acreage during the 1960s (this series inspired---and shared characters with---the equally popular `Green Acres'). Despite a revolving door of cast changes, the gentle, down-home comedy had a successful seven-year run.

Active Cast

Edgar Buchanan Joseph P. `Uncle Joe' Carson
Linda Kaye Betty Jo Bradley
Frank Cady Sam Drucker