Episode 283 - THE GOLD DETECTOR

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Episode 283 - THE GOLD DETECTOR

Post by Episode Guide » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:57 am

Date: December 24, 1967

Summary: Hoss buys a gold detector, and then has to and wants to prove to everyone that it actually works.

Written by: Ward Hawkins
Directed by: Don Daves
Guest Stars:Wally Cox (Professor Albert NcNultey); Paul Fix (Barney); Caroline Richter (Casey); Kelly Thordsen (Vern Higgins); Dub Taylor (Simon); Chubby Johnson (Cash); Mike de Anda (Corrales); Fred Carson (uncredited - stunts as Mexican in shack and for Kelly Thordsen).

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Re: Episode 283 - THE GOLD DETECTOR

Post by Tracy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:44 pm

I love Bonanza. Anyone who knows me here on Boomers knows I do. But this has to be one of the worst episodes ever made for a TV western.

:oops DId I say that?

Seriously, it is awful. By season 9, Hoss is no longer a young, impressionable man, yet he actually believes there is such a thing as a gold detector? And he thinks he can build it? And Joe, holding the detecting poles, jumping around and yelling as the "current" rushes through them? Bad. Just bad.

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Re: Episode 283 - THE GOLD DETECTOR

Post by CowgirlAtHeart » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:25 am

Anyone else notice the music at the beginning of this episode was later recycled and used for LHOTP?
What, are you practicing to be a burglar, bettin' that kind of money on a two-card draw?Joe, "Queen High"

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Re: Episode 283 - THE GOLD DETECTOR

Post by daisy60 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:39 am

David Rose did the music for Bonanza in the later seasons and LHOP. You can really hear the LHOP theme in Top Hand and some others.
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Re: Episode 283 - THE GOLD DETECTOR

Post by rogell » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:57 pm

This episode was corny but I found myself laughing out loud a couple of times.

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