Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Bonanza Season 6 Episodes
Post Reply
User avatar
Episode Guide
Bonanza Episodes
Posts: 430
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 1973 5:00 am
Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Hoss

Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by Episode Guide » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:12 am

Date: February 28, 1965

Summary: Hoss doesn't know that the Englishman he has recently befriended, Professor Poppy, is actually a physician who has given up the practice of medicine. Fellow Englishman Thomas Crippen claims that his wife's death was caused by the Doctor's medical mistake and comes to town looking to exact revenge.

Written by: Martha Wilkerson
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Guest Stars: Michael Rennie (Professor Poppy / Dr. Mundy), Ashley Cowan (Thomas Crippen)

Slideshow courtesy of Freya

User avatar
Posts: 264
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:24 am
Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Adam/Ben

Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by snapdragon » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:38 pm

Anachronism alert. According to Ponderosa Scenery, Season Six takes place during 1864-1865.

Dr. Mundy references Jack the Ripper at 33:45 mark:


Ripper wasn't active until 1888.


Other than that distracting mistake, this was another enjoyable episode. Michael Rennie is a class act.

User avatar
Posts: 7156
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:34 pm
Badges: 165
Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Ben and Adam

Lorne Greene Birthday 2020 BINGO Line Winter 2020 Reader's Choice Level 6 WAT 9
Winter Writing Challenge 2019 12th Anniversary BB Bonanza Ballads Level 13 Library Story 2020
Fan Fiction Reviewer Level 3 Step up to 2020 Christmas Baubles 2019 Dan Blocker Birthday 2019
Reader's Choice Level 5 Bonanza Ballads Level 12 NaNoWriMo 2019 Reader's Choice Level 4

View all badges

Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by littlejoenice » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:23 pm

I liked this episode because with Hoss you had comedy, and with Michael Rennie, you had perfection. I remember seeing him, before this, of course, in the movie, "The Robe," as St. Peter.
Wait a minute, wait a minute. What you're saying is that at your age, you don't know the difference between a girl and a horse?

Ben to Little Joe in "Day of the Dragon."

User avatar
Cartwright fan.
Posts: 3557
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:18 pm
Badges: 89
Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Hoss.
Location: The Ponderosa- where else?

David's Birthday 2018 The Secret Word 2 Fun With Captions Level 2 Words Words Words
Bonanza Ballads Level 1 Pernell Birthday 2018 Without A Trace 7 St. Patrick's Day 2018
Pie Recipe for Pi Day 2018 BINGO Gutterball Games Edition BINGO Challenge Games Edition Academy Awards Chat 2018
Guess The Guest Star Lorne Greene Birthday Anniversary Hidden Treasures Boomers Contribution

View all badges

Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by Cartwright fan. » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:06 pm

The opening scene about the boots- priceless!! :lol
"Anybody can have a child but that doesn't make him a father!!!" -Hoss Cartwright- "A Dream to Dream"
"I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right." -Billy Graham-

User avatar
Posts: 49081
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 7:19 pm
Badges: 268
Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: All Four Cartwrights
Location: Port Orchard, Washington

BINGO Search Emoticon Edition BINGO Gutterball Emoticon Ed. Without A Trace 5 Countdown to 1,111,111
Stepping Up 2017 Christmas 2016 New Year's Resolutions 2017 Modern Art
Stuffed In Chat Dan Blocker Birthday 2016 Slow Cooker Recipes Guest Who's Coming To Dinner
Lorne Greene's Birthday 2009 The Coloring Book In Memory David Canary Halloween Tales 2016

View all badges

Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by Calamity » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:36 pm

Poor Hoss, those feet of his really hurt from the new boots.
Proud Owner of Adam's Poetry Book, Lafe's Auction June 2016
Proud Member of BHA
♪ ♫ ♬ Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight? ♪ ♫ ♬

User avatar
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 19324
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:29 am
Badges: 154
Who is your favorite Bonanza character?: Joe/Michael
Location: Florida

BINGO Strike Winter 2020 Oscar Chat 2020 Stuffed in Chat 2020 Meet & Greet Chat 2020
Chat Host Pattern This! WAT 9 12th Anniversary BB
Step up to 2020 Christmas Baubles 2019 December Delectables Warm & Fuzzy Fall 2019
Bonanza's 60th Anniversary BINGO Line Summer 2019 Game Night 12 ~ 2019 Level 3 Game Night 12 ~ 2019 Level 2

View all badges

Re: Episode 191 - ONCE A DOCTOR

Post by daisy60 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:11 am

It must have been hard to get boots large enough for Hoss's feet! People think that Dr's can preform miracles and often get upset when a patient dies. Thomas Crippen was vengeful. Thankfully, the Dr proved himself by saving Hoss's life.

Post Reply

Return to “Season 6”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest