Original Air Date:7 January 1964
Petticoat Junction is the least abstract and interesting of Paul Henning's rural trilogy. It lacks the ensemble cast and silly surreal ambulance of the Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres. In this episode Dennis Hopper is a beat poet passing through Hooterville. As Bobbi Jo walks from town to the hotel run by her family, the Shady Rest, Hopper exposes his philosophy of life.
After a lecture on the hypocrisy of the family, Bobbi Jo is intrigued.
"I want to find the truth as you have found it".
"No baby you're too soft, you're too tender to face life, you're a dove I'm an Eagle. I'm screaming at life longing to tear it open".
Sister Billy decides to flirt with the handsome new man, and has the following exchange;
"Are you the boy from New York City?"
"Bobby Joe never gets anything right".
Hopper dismisses her as the bimbo she is. However, he is still welcomed into the group by friendly matriarch Kate.