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Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:41 pm
by Episode Guide
Date: March 1, 1970

Summary: Lotta Crabtree, an actress, is welcomed back to Virginia City with a big party at the Ponderosa. She pays a lot of attention to Hoss which makes her leading man jealous. During the play, Lotta is supposed to shoot her leading man. The blanks in the gun have been replaced by real bullets and Hoss is arrested for murder.

Written by: Stanley Roberts
Directed by: Don Richardson
Guest Stars: Sally Kellerman (Lotta Crabtree; Morgan Sterne (Stan Hope); David McLean (Marshall Fallon); Joyce Bulifant (Bonnie); Bartlett Robinson (Howell)

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Re: Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:04 pm
by ellie
Second Bonanza sighting of Lotta Crabtree but you'd think that the boys had never seen her before! You remember that lip-lick Hoss did in episode 1 of season 1? However, they talked about Lotta's "last appearance in Virginia City" when she was a little girl, before Hoss and Joe were born. Which leads me to the "fact" that Hoss was born before Ben got to the Ponderosa. I guess the writer(s) forgot to check previous episodes before using Lotta again.
BTW, Lotta Crabtree was a real actress who was born in 1947.

Re: Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:41 pm
by PJudith
I think you mean 1847! :yes I've hit the wrong key myself.

Maybe Hoss didn't recognize Lotta because she got a dye job since her last visit in Virginia City. HA!

The whole episode plays fast and loose with historical facts. It was not possible for Lotta to have performed in Virginia City BEFORE Hoss and Joe were born. There WAS no Virginia City then! Every Boomer here knows V.C. was founded with the mining boom of the Comstock Lode in 1859.

Either the writers did no research or else they assumed no one knew any Nevada history. :no

Anyway, it was a good Hoss episode.

Re: Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:27 pm
by ellie
PJudith wrote:I think you mean 1847! :yes I've hit the wrong key myself.
. :oops

Re: Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:22 pm
by PJudith
ellie wrote:
PJudith wrote:I think you mean 1847! :yes I've hit the wrong key myself.
. :oops

:laughing When I typed that post I had to hit the 'edit' button because I misspelled a word! Wasn't Sally Kellerman beautiful though? And Joyce Bulifant, my cousin met her once on an airplane. She's a flight attendant and she said that Joyce Bulifant was on one of her flights. She said she was such a sweet person. She smuggled her tiny dog onboard in a carry-on bag. My kind of person :yes
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Re: Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:30 pm
by Calamity
ellie wrote: You remember that lip-lick Hoss did in episode 1 of season 1?
I try not to think about it. :laughing

Re: Episode 355 - RETURN ENGAGEMENT

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:46 pm
by ellen
It would have been so easy for the writers to just create a fictional actress. It's not like the typical viewer would know who Lotta Crabtree was anyway.