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.
S04, E02 (First Aired: Sep. 30, 1962)
Misplaced trust in a foreman leads Little Joe to outbid a dishonest man for a timber contract.
S06, E09 (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1964)
Ben devises a scheme to help Little Joe overcome his fear of heights.