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by Jim Barnsby
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 178 - OLD SHEBA
Replies: 16
Views: 4793

Re: Episode 178 - OLD SHEBA

I (re)watched Old Sheba again this past week with the purpose of enjoying Adam being "the only adult in the room." His reactions are priceless, especially the part where Ben, in trying to save his own hide, tells Hoss and Joe that in order to build up their character, the boys have to go and sell Ol...
by Jim Barnsby
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Season 8
Topic: Episode 254 - BLACK FRIDAY
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Episode 254 - BLACK FRIDAY

Despite the fact that this episode features shirtless Joe and shaving Joe, "Black Friday" doesn't seem to garner much comment here, or maybe it does in the eye candy threads. The episode itself, while a Joe solo adventure, doesn't allow him to "save the day", which would have tainted the power of th...
by Jim Barnsby
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Season 8
Topic: Episode 254 - BLACK FRIDAY
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Episode 254 - BLACK FRIDAY

I watched this episode for the first time on Saturday night, and I must say, it was an incredible performance. John Saxon was a handsome guest, and I always like to see Ford Rainey in any role. He was so good at the characters he played. Joe's attitude and loyalty towards his friend is natural, eve...
by Jim Barnsby
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Season 7
Topic: Episode 203 - THE DEBT
Replies: 22
Views: 3615

Re: Episode 203 - THE DEBT

I agree that The Debt is indeed an odd episode, especially for a season opener. It's all the more odd with it being the first episode of Bonanza's Brave New World without ol' Lean-O in the cast (though he is mentioned). Tommy Sands was a pretty good actor. He was especially good as a nightclub singe...
by Jim Barnsby
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Season 8
Topic: Episode 254 - BLACK FRIDAY
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Episode 254 - BLACK FRIDAY

Four years and someone wants to discuss Black Friday ...finally!!! For my money, this is season 8's best episode. Great performances, atmosphere, and a "nobody wins" ending that's as bleak as anything any show ever did, especially in a show from the 1960s. James Davidson (Cole Berry) and Robert Phil...
by Jim Barnsby
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Season 8
Topic: Episode 251 - PONDEROSA EXPLOSION
Replies: 13
Views: 3845

Re: Episode 251 - PONDEROSA EXPLOSION

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 Chri...
by Jim Barnsby
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Season 4
Topic: Episode 114 - THE JURY
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Re: Episode 114 - THE JURY

I too like this episode and because Adam helps Hoss with his doubts and stumbles across the truth. In The Jury there is a fine scene between Hoss and Adam in the Ponderosa living room where Hoss is worrying about his decision in the jury room. Meanwhile, Adam is tending to his injured punching hand...
by Jim Barnsby
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: There Were Other Westerns?
Topic: The Wild Wild West.
Replies: 15
Views: 4266

Re: The Wild Wild West.

I have the entire WIld WIld West series on DVD. Does it show that fall on the DVD? Yes. There's a cut in the film, but not before you hear the sickening *SMACK* of poor Robert Conrad hitting the concrete floor below. :sob It's truly horrendous, and all the more when you know that was "The Scene" in...
by Jim Barnsby
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 172 - THANKS FOR EVERYTHING FRIEND
Replies: 24
Views: 5619

Re: Episode 172 - THANKS FOR EVERYTHING FRIEND

The first four episodes of Bonanza season 6 were solo missions for each Cartwright family member. Thanks for Everything, Friend is Adam's adventure. It's been stated elsewhere online that Rory Calhoun's Tom Wilson character was a nod to the title character in the "modern western" movie, Hud (1963), ...
by Jim Barnsby
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Season 6
Topic: Episode 171 - THE WILD ONE
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Episode 171 - THE WILD ONE

A Hoss episode. Years ago, when I still had cable TV, I did not like "The Wild One." Mostly because it seemed like it had a choppy narrative, and I thought TVLand--in its infinite wisdom--had cut out scenes. Watching it now, uncut on those glorious DVDs, the episode is not choppy, but it's still not...

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