Tom Skerritt as a psychopath tracking down Joe
A fake marriage begins a serious game of let's pretend.
Jamie falls for his teacher's wife.
An Irish setter in a trial for its life.
An elderly man takes in runaway orphan brothers, one of whom is mute.
Morphine addiction in a doctor.
A beautiful black stallion is the hero in a tale of Ben's birthday gift to Joe.
Samuel Clemens turns Virginia City muckraker.
A pregnant woman in a spunky stand against outlaws.
Tim Matheson plays Griff King, a parolee with a large chip on his shoulder.
A riot breaks out in the state penitentiary.
A hazing leads to tragedy.
Robert Lansing as an ex-con who claims he's been framed and is out to prove his innocence.
Wedding bells for Joe in a two-part love story
Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright and his double, a con man with an outlandish ploy to liquidate the Ponderosa.
A tale about the brothers' latest business venture: a dilapidated saloon that might house a fortune.
You almost expect to hear "Whistle While You Work." The Cartwrights help Tom Edwards to build a mill. Episode #36: The Mill. First air date: 10/1/1960.
Nothing like seeing a grown man in a bath. Little Joe doesn't want to go with Hoss so he takes Hoss's clothes and hangs him out to dry. Episode #48: The Courtship. First air date: 1/7/1961.
The Bonanza theme song was composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Lorne Green, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon recorded a lyric version of the song for the pilot, but it never aired.
Sibling rivalry is one thing but this is a knock-down, drag-out! Little Joe and Adam fight over responsibilities on the Ponderosa. Episode #1: A Rose For Lotta. First air date: 9/12/1959.
Little Joe's brothers ensure that he gets a fair fight against a Frenchman who's frothing at the mouth to kill him. Episode #6: The Julia Bulette Story. First air date: 10/17/1959.'
This isn't the first bar brawl for the Cartwright boys, and it certainly won't be the last.
The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.
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