The Western: A forerunner to modern-day detective shows where good confronts evil and wins (usually). TVLand airs “Bonanza” at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. daily.
The series, which ran 1959-73, featured the daily happenings of the Cartwright family on the Ponderosa ranch. How well do you remember the show?
1. What unique difference separates the three sons: Adam, Hoss and Joe?
2. What is Hoss' first name?
3. Where was the Ponderosa located?
4. What was the name of the servant?
5. Who played Sheriff Roy Coffee?
6. This actor, who played cousin Will Cartwright, was all set to replace Pernell Roberts when he announced he was leaving the series. Roberts then had a change of heart and stayed another season. Who played Will Cartwright?
7. This actor joined the cast as Candy in 1967.
8. Which cast member was shot on a PSA hijacked airplane in 1972?
9. Ben Cartwright adopted this lad toward the end of the series.
10. Can you name Hoss' mother? She was Swedish and remembered in two flashback episodes.
Answers: 1. All three sons were born to different mothers. 2. Eric. 3. Near Virginia City, Nev. 4. Hop Sing. 5. Ray Teal. 6. Guy Williams. 7. David Canary. 8. Victor Sen Yung (who played Hop Sing). 9. Jamie Hunter Cartwright (played by Mitch Vogel). 10. Inger Borgstrom.