Bonanza Classic TV Show
The classic 1960s Wild West adventure series charting the fortunes of the Cartwright family - father Ben and his sons Hoss, Adam and Little Joe - as they battle to maintain control of their vast ranch, the Ponderosa.
Bonanza Fan Tributes16 Pat Walker from Surrey UK: I was a teenager in the sixties my world revolved around the beatles and bonanza, the relatinship between ben and his sons was a lesson to everybody on family relationships. I still watch it now and get the same happy feeling when watching. Cant believe they are all gone now.
15 sara aisen from Haifa Isreal: I grew up in los Angeles California and have always loved westerns, even today/ I remember Bonanza as being one of my favoirtes, I always wanted an older brother and used to pretend that they were my family. I still like watching the reruns and remember clearly many of the old episods
14 Jan from Australia: When i was a kid this was my faourite show, used to watch every friday night. I thought it was great. I like the runs still.
13 Kathy Jo Wistert from Grants Pass Oregon: Meeting my favorite Bonanza Character Michael Landon/Little Joe Cartwright, making a special friend out of him and giving him lots of love and hugging and cuddling with him.
12 virginia from Lexington, KY: I think that this was one of the best shows ever made, I watched it as a kid and watch the re-runs almost everyday.Micheal Landon and the other cast were very good actors.
11 Deborah Rumbelow from On Canada: I grew up with the show, my dad and I watched it together and it will always remind me of him, we lost him in 2000. I had a black and white pinto pony much like Little Joes when I was a kid her name was Lady. I would ride to the the theme song of bonanza in my mind, I have so many memories wrapped up in the program, it will always feel like an old friend.
10 Joe Posner from San Jacinto, CA: When I was a child, growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, all my friends
One day, my best buddie Ronnie
decided he needed to form
a "Bonanza" club, with various friends standing in for the stars.
Because of my name, and short stature, I naturally assumed I'd be
"Little Joe." Wrong! Somebody else got it instead.
I was crushed! I got over it...eventually.
9 Garry Herring from Hartlepool, UK: Oh what a classic series. Love following the adventures of Little Joe, Hoss and company. One of the most most realistic things about this series is that the Cartwrights, although they are good heroes, are not hesitant (unlike The Lone Ranger) in shooting a villian dead, and the series has some great storylines. My favourite is an episode called "San Francisco" where Ben gets shangied, and Hop Sing says "Dont worry, I get number seven cousin to help!" this of course being an-injoke reference to the "Charlie Chan" movies. And Hoss beats the town bare-knuckle champion in a really comical fight!
Bonanza is now showing on SKY Channel 165 on a channel called, wait for it, "The Bonanza Channel!" such great memories
8 Lisa Todd from Cincinnati, Ohio: I don't recall the name of the episode I got home late. Anyway PA was blowing bubbles, and adam was trying to catch them, after being at work all day this was very amusing to me. LOL!!!
7 Graham Cook from Rainham, England: I can't believe that Phyl Beskow, who once claimed to be part of the cognoscenti, has resorted to making banal comments about ancient american TV programmes!
Who loves ya baby?
6 mike mc donnell from new rochelle,n.y.: I very much enjoy watching the "old school" t.v. shows as opposed to the "junk" we see these days. The shows had a lot of action, a plot and usually left you with something to think about. (A moral to the story?) Today's TV has too much sarcasm and too many doble meanings in the shows. I guess thats just a reflection of society, oh well. thanks
5 diane corbett from waycross ga: my husband lived around the corner from pernel roberts family home in waycross. He once signed a paper for my husband of which we still have. i seen mr. roberts alot when he came to take care of his parents, i was a nurse..he looked like one of our er doctors and we used to kid him that they were twins. His home growing up is still in great shape and i never pass it that i don't think of him. the cowboy..we own land up in the mts where the ponderosa was shot and it is beautiful country there.. diane
4 Ria from UK: My dear old dad loved watching this programme. If we wanted to watch it too we had to be quiet.
Favourite moment; when little Joe was conned by a girl he hurt. she pretends to be blind, he decides to marry her. Just before the marriage ceremony she's walking towards him with her hand on the stair rail, Ben notices she has a mark on her ring finger. He stops the wedding, she breaks down and confesses she's already married.
3 phyl beskow from lanzarote , canary islands las palmas: I was sorry that Pernel Roberts left the t.v. series. But at the same time they all played their parts togother.
I also liked their Chinese housekeeper.
2 lynda maine from edinburgh scotland: It is nice to see a web site about this programme, I did like to watch Bonanza. I did not know that Lorne Green and Micheal Landon were buried in the same Cemetary. I think it was one of few Westerns that came from America, it was a good programme.
1 Scott Bill Hirst from Rhode Island,USA: Bonanza is STILL after many years it ceased production a GREAT program.Most of the principal stars are now deceased.If you go to
Lorne Greene as Ben Cartwright
Dan Blocker as Hoss Cartwright
Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright
Michael Landon as Joe Cartwright
1915-02-12: Lorne Greene was born in Ottawa, Canada
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