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Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:21 am
by Episode Guide
Date: October 20, 1968

Summary: Hoss and Joe have been arguing and Ben sends them to town for some relaxation from the ranch. While in town they are still fussing and they make a bet that they can get their Mayor's choice for VC elected. But in the process divide the town and cause a ruckus and a headache for the Sheriff.

Written by: Robert Vincent Wright
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Guest Stars:Tom Bosley (Titus Simpson), Wally Cox (Phineas Burke)

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Re: Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:41 pm
by Dagburnit
Sorry to say, this was one of the most boring episodes in the entire series so far. I am noticing that the episodes I find boring to be written by the same writer, whatever that's worth. I am disappointed with Season 10 so far entirely. I am still hoping things will change further into the season.....

Re: Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:57 pm
by Tracy
I just watched this one, and I believe this is the only episode where Ben says, "Why couldn't I have had two daughters?"
It's when Hoss and Joe are bickering, but it also implies he has only two sons.

Re: Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:07 pm
by Dagburnit
I would say he was just making an on site comparison in that encounter. He had three plus one, including Jamie....

Re: Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:27 am
by ellen
Tracy wrote:I just watched this one, and I believe this is the only episode where Ben says, "Why couldn't I have had two daughters?"
It's when Hoss and Joe are bickering, but it also implies he has only two sons.
I'm running the alternatives in my head; if he had said "Why couldn't I have had three daughters?" it wouldn't have made sense; he was talking about Joe and Hoss specifically, and Adam had been gone for 4 seasons anyway. But you're right; saying "two daughters" is oddly specific. Better: "Why couldn't I have had daughters?"

Re: Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:29 am
by Tracy
ellen wrote:
Tracy wrote:I just watched this one, and I believe this is the only episode where Ben says, "Why couldn't I have had two daughters?"
It's when Hoss and Joe are bickering, but it also implies he has only two sons.
I'm running the alternatives in my head; if he had said "Why couldn't I have had three daughters?" it wouldn't have made sense; he was talking about Joe and Hoss specifically, and Adam had been gone for 4 seasons anyway. But you're right; saying "two daughters" is oddly specific. Better: "Why couldn't I have had daughters?"
That's what I meant - that he said specifically two daughters. If viewers had supposedly forgotten about Adam, then there was no need to say "two."

Re: Episode 309 - THE LAST VOTE

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:03 pm
by ellie
Maybe he was still happy about his son Adam. Afterall, Adam had just become Captain of his own ship! Whereas Hoss and Joe were still piddling around the Ponderosa, chasing pretty girls in blue dresses. Ben wanted GRANDBABIES.