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Re: Episode 251 - PONDEROSA EXPLOSION

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:36 am
by CowgirlAtHeart
My favorite thing in this episode is how excited Joe gets about the rabbits being Gerby Royals (when the watchers all know Barlow just made up that name). He keeps referring to them as "the Gerbies"...

Re: Episode 251 - PONDEROSA EXPLOSION

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:45 pm
by Julia Rose
Joe: "Look at the size of that thing! What are you raising, a mountain lion or a rabbit?"

Re: Episode 251 - PONDEROSA EXPLOSION

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm
by Jim Barnsby
Dagburnit wrote:Alas, a very, very silly episode........but on the other hand we can see that the producers wanted writers to alternate among heavy drama, pure comedy, romance, and morals.
Between Ponderosa Explosion--which first aired New Year's Day 1967--and the previous episode, the warm and sentimental A Christmas Story, which aired on Christmas 1966, it makes sense that these sweet-in-tone episodes would air on those dates, with the Cartwrights in the holiday spirit, just as the nation itself would have been.

It would be interesting to go and check each Christmas and New Year's Day episode for each year Bonanza aired to see which episodes debuted on or, as it would have happened most years, near Christmas and New Year's Day.

Re: Episode 251 - PONDEROSA EXPLOSION

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:07 pm
by ellen
Jim Barnsby wrote: It would be interesting to go and check each Christmas and New Year's Day episode for each year Bonanza aired to see which episodes debuted on or, as it would have happened most years, near Christmas and New Year's Day.
For Christmas:

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season episode    title                     air date
  1      15       The Last Hunt             19-Dec-59
  2      46       The Ape                   17-Dec-60
  3      80       Gabrielle                 24-Dec-61
  4     113       The Good Samaritan        23-Dec-62
  5     146       Hoss and the Leprechauns  22-Dec-63
  6     182       The Saga Of Squaw Charlie 27-Dec-64
  7     216       All Ye His Saints         19-Dec-65
  8     250       A Christmas Story         25-Dec-66
  9     283       The Gold Detector         24-Dec-67
 10     317       A World Full Of Cannibals 22-Dec-68
 11     346       Abner Willoughby's Return 21-Dec-69
 12     375       For A Young Lady          27-Dec-70
 13     403       Warbonnet                 26-Dec-71
 14     427       First Love                26-Dec-72
"Hoss and the Leprechauns" surprised me, as it seems it's usually shown now around Saint Patrick's Day in March.