Episode 393 - ROCK-A-BYE HOSS

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Episode 393 - ROCK-A-BYE HOSS

Post by Episode Guide » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:28 pm

Date: October 10, 1971

Summary: Hoss is tricked into being the judge at a beautiful baby contest in Virginia City. All of the mothers start to use pressure, including bribes and threats, to get Hoss to vote for their baby.

Written by: Preston Wood (Teleplay), Robert Vincent Wright (Story)
Directed by: Herschel Daugherty
Guest Stars: Jack Manning (Henry Clagger), Patricia Harry (Cissy Porter), Edward Andrews (Bert), Ellen Moss (Elaine Summers)

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Re: Episode 393 - ROCK-A-BYE HOSS

Post by Sharry » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:05 pm

I watched this episode today - can't say I remember it well from years ago. The best part about it for me was watching Hoss lecture the good folks of Virginia City, and Joe trying to put his arm around his much larger brother as they walked away after the contest.

Also very sad to watch as I thought Dan looked good in the episode, and it was only a few months before he died. Bless him.

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Post by daisy60 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:58 am

Cute episode. The mother who's baby won didn't think her baby was actually the prettiest baby. So sad that Dan died soon after this. It still brings me to tears.

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Post by rogell » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:40 am

All the crying at the baby judging drove me crazy and i was so glad the episode ended so the noise would stop. This episode was just ok to me. It was a little over the top thinking that women would cause that much of a ruckus over a baby contest but maybe they would. Btw...I thought the Chinese baby was the cutest lol

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Re: Episode 393 - ROCK-A-BYE HOSS

Post by Adamant » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:31 am

This is an episode that I've only seen once and I didn't think it was very good. At first, I thought it was going to be a comedy since there were a few light scenes. Would have been better if it had been a pie-baking competition and Hoss was the judge with Hop Sing trying to get the judge's favor.

And since I remember the few episodes of "Toddlers and Tiaras" I watched, mother are still like that, wanting their child to win a beauty contest and do all sorts of detestable things to ensure it.
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