Bobbie Jo Bradley

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Bobbie Jo Bradley
Petticoat Junction character
First appearance"Spur Line to Shady Rest"
Last appearance"Betty Jo's Business"
Created byPaul Henning
Portrayed byPat Woodell (1963–65)
Lori Saunders (1965–70)
Information
Nickname(s)Bobbie
The Walking Encyclopedia
GenderFemale
RelativesKate Bradley (mother)
Bill Bradley (father; deceased)
Joe Carson (uncle)
Billie Jo Bradley (sister)
Betty Jo Bradley (sister)
Steve Elliott (brother-in-law)
Kathy Jo Elliott (niece)
Helen (aunt)
Mae Belle Jennings (cousin)
 
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Bobbie Jo Bradley
Petticoat Junction character
First appearance"Spur Line to Shady Rest"
Last appearance"Betty Jo's Business"
Created byPaul Henning
Portrayed byPat Woodell (1963–65)
Lori Saunders (1965–70)
Information
Nickname(s)Bobbie
The Walking Encyclopedia
GenderFemale
RelativesKate Bradley (mother)
Bill Bradley (father; deceased)
Joe Carson (uncle)
Billie Jo Bradley (sister)
Betty Jo Bradley (sister)
Steve Elliott (brother-in-law)
Kathy Jo Elliott (niece)
Helen (aunt)
Mae Belle Jennings (cousin)

Bobbie Jo Bradley is a main fictional character on the 1960s CBS sitcom, Petticoat Junction. Like her older sister, Billie Jo, she was played by more than one actress.

Fictional character overview[edit]

Bobbie Jo, a pretty brunette, lives with her mother Kate, her Uncle Joe, her older sister Billie Jo, and her younger sister Betty Jo, at her mother's Shady Rest Hotel. She, along with her sisters, attend Hooterville High and, as seen in the opening credits, enjoy swimming in the Hooterville Cannonball's water tower.

When the series begins, Bobbie Jo's a book-loving, well-educated girl who'd rather stay home and read than go out with boys. According to her sister Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo is known as "the walking encyclopedia" at school. Midway through the series, however, Bobbie Jo becomes more of a bubble head and more boy-crazy. This change in the character's persona is never explained. During the show's final season, Orrin Pike (played by Jonathan Daly) romances Bobbie Jo, much to Uncle Joe's chagrin.

Besides appearing on Petticoat Junction, Bobbie Jo appeared on Paul Henning's sister shows Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies.

Bobbie Jo was played by Pat Woodell from 1963 to 1965 and Lori Saunders from 1965 to 1970. When Woodell moved on to promote her singing career, Saunders was cast as her replacement due to her resemblance to Woodell.