Episode 157 - THE PURE TRUTH

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Episode 157 - THE PURE TRUTH

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:42 am

Date: March 8, 1964

Summary: Every year Hoss suffers from spring fever and causes a lot of trouble. This year, Hoss accidentally takes the wrong stage coach and finds himself in an unfriendly town.

Written by: Lois Hire
Directed by: Don McDougall
Guest Stars: Stanley Adams as Sheriff Tate, Glenda Farrell as Lullabelle Watkins, Ray Teal as Sheriff Roy Coffee

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Post by snapdragon » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:09 am

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Re: Episode 157 - THE PURE TRUTH

Post by daisy60 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:42 am

Hold Hoss good and tight, boys! It's time for that sulfur and molasses! Yum! That's my favorite part of the episode. I liked the way Lulabelle helps Hoss.
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Post by longhair » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:56 pm

That is one of my favorite Hoss episodes! :yes
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Re: Episode 157 - THE PURE TRUTH

Post by Bernie Cartwheel » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:20 pm

I noticed that Ray Teal was wearing a wristwatch in the scene where Hoss grabs Roy's arm after slamming his hand in the drawer, as he accidentally pulls up the sleeve just enough to reveal that little detail.
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Curly Howard wrote:Well being as there's no other place around the place, I reckon this must be the place, I reckon.
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Post by PJudith » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:27 pm

Oh this is one of my favorite Hoss episodes. And it's one of my favorite all time episodes! I just love that Lulabelle Watkins! :grin

She had such a great no nonsense personality. She was honest and direct and didn't suffer fools gladly. She was independent and strong too. I like the way she took to Hoss and helped him.

I often wonder why the writers gave that type of personality to women who would not be romantically involved with a Cartwright. But when it came to a romantic interest, the women often had weak personalities. The women Cartwrights fell for were so often portrayed as easily manipulated like Melinda Banning, afraid of her own shadow like Rebecca Kaufman, wishy washy like Laura Dayton or near death like Laura White.

This is such a fun episode that it always reminds me that the Cartwrights never seemed to have much fun with their romantic interests. The women always cause heartache and/or die. The women with backbones usually seemed to be Lulabelle or Trudy the mountain girl.
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Post by ellen » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:24 am

PJudith wrote: I often wonder why the writers gave that type of personality to women who would not be romantically involved with a Cartwright. But when it came to a romantic interest, the women often had weak personalities. The women Cartwrights fell for were so often portrayed as easily manipulated like Melinda Banning, afraid of her own shadow like Rebecca Kaufman, wishy washy like Laura Dayton or near death like Laura White.

This is such a fun episode that it always reminds me that the Cartwrights never seemed to have much fun with their romantic interests. The women always cause heartache and/or die. The women with backbones usually seemed to be Lulabelle or Trudy the mountain girl.
This is so true; they never seemed to fall for the "whacky, fun" girl. I can think of a couple reasons:
1. I hate to generalize, but maybe the "pretty ingenue" actresses just weren't good enough to do comedy
2. If a character is fun or has backbone, it's harder for a viewer to see her die
3. This type of character appears in comedies, so you don't want a tragic ending.

I like the episode too, even though it's a little silly. "Spring fever"? Really? But the glee that Adam and Joe exhibit when dosing Hoss seems so true to life!
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Post by PJudith » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:33 pm

Thanks for commenting on my ideas about Cartwright women.

It's true that maybe it was hard to find young actresses who could "do" comedy. But, I'm not asking for Phyllis Diller here, just a woman with a sense of humor. :grin Yeah, I think I get what you mean. Not everybody can do comedy. But the actress who played Trudy the Mountain Girl was funny. She wasn't doing knee-slapping comedy, but she was fun. I just meant that the Cartwrights never seemed to court any women who were fun at all or who even made them smile. It was all so serious courtship.

Back then in their day (1860's) of no radio, no TV, no movies,etc, you'd want to be with someone wo could make you smile, someone you could have fun with sometimes. Romance and fun are not mutually exclusive concepts.

Yes the Lulabelle character was meant for a comedy episode. That's one of my problems with the Cartwright romance history. They could've had a romantic interest in a comedy episode. I don't know why everything had to be deathly serious with those guys. Yeah sometimes literally "deathly" serious!

"Harder to see her die"? So who said she had to die? :laughing I didn't find it any easier to see Laura White or Amy Bishop die just because they were in serious episodes.

It just comes down to my own feelings that I wish the Cartwrights could've had some FUN with their girlfriends! Of course I do think Adam had some fun with Suellen and we know how THAT ended. Not good. :no The Cartwrights seemed to enjoy life and joking and having fun. But when it came to romance, time to put on the serious face.

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Post by rogell » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:36 am

I really like the episode. I could watch Adam and Joe tackle Hoss so he could get his medicine, over and over. I really like Miss Looney too. My only issue was the editing right at the end. Hoss is drinking his tonic as he is going to bed. He passes up the blue chair then they pan out to the scene when he falls over the blue chair. Of course it wasn't a big deal when the show was shot because no one had a way to rewind and see the mistake. But here we are almost 40 years later and it is obviously an editing mistake. Other than that it's a fun episode.

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Re: Episode 157 - THE PURE TRUTH

Post by daisy60 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:47 am

rogell wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:36 am
I really like the episode. I could watch Adam and Joe tackle Hoss so he could get his medicine, over and over. I really like Miss Looney too. My only issue was the editing right at the end. Hoss is drinking his tonic as he is going to bed. He passes up the blue chair then they pan out to the scene when he falls over the blue chair. Of course it wasn't a big deal when the show was shot because no one had a way to rewind and see the mistake. But here we are almost 40 years later and it is obviously an editing mistake. Other than that it's a fun episode.




I re-wind and watch Adam and Joe tackle and hold Hoss so Pa can give him his Sulphur and Molasses over and over! That's so funny! :ha

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