Episode 28 - SAN FRANCISCO

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Episode 28 - SAN FRANCISCO

Post by Episode Guide » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:58 pm

Date: April 2, 1960

Summary: Ben, Hoss and Joe deliver a herd to San Francisco and in the process get shanghaied on the Barbary Coast. Hop Sing and all his cousins to the rescue.

Written by: Thomas Thompson
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Guest Stars: Quick Buck Katie...Kathleen Crowley Alexander Pendelton...David White Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung Cut Rate Joe...Murvyn Vye Captain Shark...Richard Deacon Johnny...Robert Nichols Hamp...O. Z. Whitehead Sergeant...Stephen Roberts Cousin # 3...James Hong Bartender...Herb Vigran Big Henchman...Michael Ross Little Henchman...Donnelly Rhodes Busthead Brannigan...Tor Johnson Bob Miles...(uncredited stunt double) Bill Clark...(uncredited stunt double)

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Re: Episode 28 - SAN FRANCISCO

Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 pm

My sister just pointed out that the name "Cut Rate Joe" sounds an awful lot like "Cartwright, Joe" when it's said fast. Hmm...coincidence or done on purpose? :shrug
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Post by Cartwright fan. » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:13 pm

Maybe a bit of both. I find it strange they'd name the character Joe in the first place, seeing as they had a Joe. I mean, how hard could it be to think up another name?!? Like how about, "Cut Rate Jack", or "Cut Rate Chuck", or something like that. That's where part of me wonders if it was planned that way, by the fact the character is named Joe, and not something else. Good observation by your sister!! :thumbup Is she a Bonanza, (and maybe a :joe ,) gal too?
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Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:18 pm

Cartwright fan. wrote:Is she a Bonanza, (and maybe a :joe ,) gal too?
She's a Bonanza gal, but not a :joe gal...she's another :hoss gal!
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Post by Cartwright fan. » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:21 pm

CowgirlAtHeart wrote:
Cartwright fan. wrote:Is she a Bonanza, (and maybe a :joe ,) gal too?
She's a Bonanza gal, but not a :joe gal...she's another :hoss gal!
:cheer :cheer :cheer :cheer :cheer :cheer :cheer :cheer :cheer
Awesome!!! :applause1 I love your sister already!!!! :hoss :laughing
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Post by daisy60 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:55 am

This is a great episode. Pa warns Hoss and Joe to be careful so they're not shanghaied and it's pa who gets shanghaied. I love when Hop Sing takes on a role along with many cousins as rescuer. We know from Michael [on Johnny Carson] that Lorne jumped in the water and lost his hairpiece and his hand came up, grabbed it and put it on crooked before coming back up.

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Post by littlejoenice » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:23 pm

CowgirlAtHeart wrote:My sister just pointed out that the name "Cut Rate Joe" sounds an awful lot like "Cartwright, Joe" when it's said fast. Hmm...coincidence or done on purpose? :shrug
I never noticed that. I'll have to watch it again to hear it. :grin
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Re: Episode 28 - SAN FRANCISCO

Post by Janet the Wicked » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:44 pm

Watched this episode on TV Land today. First time I'd seen it. I laughed and I laughed. Ben dropping through the trap door was quite the site. Then he is pawed at, dragged, pushed and shoved around and then they put him in black clothing. What a trip this episode is! I couldn't quite figure out why Joe felt it necessary to jump headlong into the ropes on the ship. Why not just use the gangplank?
I didn't realize that was Tor Johnson grappling with Dan Blocker. Fascinating stuff.
The color in this episode is phenomenal. I don't know why it looks different. I suppose the lighting of the sets at night.
But definitely a laugh riot. They all have black eyes in the end, even Hop Sing. I'm gonna tune into this one again real soon.
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Re: Episode 28 - SAN FRANCISCO

Post by daisy60 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:00 pm

I laugh a lot watching this also. Ben is worried that Hoss and Joe would be shanghaied but it was him that was! Hop Sing and many of his cousins were great to have along on the trip. They were heroes. :ha

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Re: Episode 28 - SAN FRANCISCO

Post by ellie » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:54 am

I love to speculate on the small changes that would occur in this episode had Ben's backstory of a life at sea already been set.

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