Episode 81 - LAND GRAB

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Episode 81 - LAND GRAB

Post by Episode Guide » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:26 am

Date: December 31, 1961

Summary: The Cartwrights entertain and old army friend of Ben’s, Colonel Bragg. At the same time, they find a group of squatters pitching camp on the Ponderosa. They have property deeds and they claim that they purchased the land from a fellow named John Polk. The claims and the deeds are fraudulent and violence ensues before the issue is resolved.

Written by:Ward Hawkins
Directed by: David Orrick McDearmon
Guest Stars: Colonel Bragg...John McGiver Mike Sullivan...George Mitchell Lisette Belrose...Lisette Loze Hop Sing...Victor Sen Yung Roy Coffee...Ray Teal Bobby Jacks...Don Wilbanks Eddie Wheeler...Don Oreck Mr. Belrose...Dennis Whitcomb Jean Wheeler...Jason Johnson Amanda Gates...Eileen Ryan Victoria Gates...Fay McKenzie Hotel Clerk...Fred Sherman

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Re: Episode 81 - LAND GRAB

Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:47 pm

I noticed something that seemed funny in this episode. When Hoss is talking to the two women who have one of the land parcels, he calls himself "Hoss Jones" because he's been warned not to say he's a Cartwright. One of those two women is played by Eileen Ryan, who plays...guess who...Abigail Jones, later on in this season. I know Jones is a common name, but I think the coincidence is interesting!
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Re: Episode 81 - LAND GRAB

Post by daisy60 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 am

I noticed Eileen Ryan sometime during the mid-70's, just that she looked familiar. I realized her name years later. My favorite scene is when both ladies pull up at the Ponderosa looking for Hoss. They were looking for a man after all and he'll do nicely!
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Post by Calamity » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:04 pm

I like to watch this one not because of the guest star but because of how the rest of the cast reacts that his character. That scene between Adam and Hop Sing is priceless!
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Re: Episode 81 - LAND GRAB

Post by littlejoenice » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:29 pm

CowgirlAtHeart wrote:I noticed something that seemed funny in this episode. When Hoss is talking to the two women who have one of the land parcels, he calls himself "Hoss Jones" because he's been warned not to say he's a Cartwright. One of those two women is played by Eileen Ryan, who plays...guess who...Abigail Jones, later on in this season. I know Jones is a common name, but I think the coincidence is interesting!
I never noticed that, Cowgirl. Thanks for bringing that up. I'll have to rewatch that episode now! :grin
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