Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S05, E21 (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1964)
Hoss steps in to end a feud over a disputed piece of land that threatens his friend's upcoming marriage; guest Slim Pickens.
S03, E10 (First Aired: Nov. 26, 1961)
A cowboy paralyzed while breaking a horse loses his will to live and attempts suicide.