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Hoss has gone missing, so Adam and Little Joe mosey over to Bessie Sue's ranch to inquire after his whereabouts. Bessie Sue huffs that she hasn't seen hide nor hair of him and that he'd better keep his promise to escort her to the dance on Saturday, or she'll skin him with a dull knife. Adam assures her that he will relay the message to Hoss and then (somewhat mockingly) kisses the brawny gal's hand. From Any Friend of Walter's (Bonanza)

Hoss has gone missing, so Adam and Little Joe mosey over to Bessie Sue's ranch…

Hoss’s annual attacks of spring fever send waves of terror through his pa and brothers. “Can’t believe a whole year has gone by already,” Ben sighs. “My leg still aches from when he broke it last year,” Joe groans. “I should’ve known this was coming. The last couple of days I’ve been watching him. He gets that faraway look like he hears wild geese flying, you know?” Adam nods. “That’s the most dangerous time of all—when he can tromp on you without even knowing it.” From The Pure Truth…

Hoss’s annual attacks of spring fever send waves of terror through his pa and…

My sons

My sons

Told ya so. From Walter and the Outlaws (Bonanza)

Told ya so. From Walter and the Outlaws (Bonanza)

Bonanza Adam and little Joe.....These two almost look like twins...cute brothers indeed

Bonanza Adam and little Joe.....These two almost look like twins...cute brothers indeed

Adam Cartwright

Adam Cartwright

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"Joe...?" Ben prods, his voice husky. Joe slowly shakes his head. "No, Pa, I didn't kill him. Nobody deserved killing like he did, but I couldn't do it. Had the rifle pointed at him, had my finger on the trigger, but I just couldn't pull it." He smiles and squeezes Ben's shoulder. "Maybe it was because it was your rifle." From The Legacy (Bonanza)

" Ben prods, his voice husky. Joe slowly shakes his head.

Little Joe helps Hoss practice some bullfighting techniques, which inevitably ends in disaster and a scolding from Ben. “Boys, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, if you want to do any roughhousing, DO IT OUTSIDE!” From Ponderosa Matador (Bonanza)

which inevitably ends in disaster and a scolding from Ben. “Boys, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, if you want to do any roughhousing, DO IT OUTSIDE!” From Ponderosa Matador (Bonanza)

Little Joe - Dream Riders - Poor Joe's face when he realizes Hoss has set the balloon afloat.

Bonanza - Dream Rider - Little Joe's hilarious facial reactions to being set afloat in the hot air balloon by Hoss.

Little Joe and Adam return home exhausted from a cattle drive only to learn that more labor awaits them. From Any Friend of Walter’s (Bonanza)

Little Joe and Adam return home exhausted from a cattle drive only to learn that more labor awaits them. From Any Friend of Walter’s (Bonanza)

Little Joe Cartwright/Michael Landon

Little Joe Cartwright/Michael Landon

Ben finally persuades Joan to join them for dinner, but he wasn’t prepared for her lack of table manners. Adam is disgusted, and Little Joe can’t suppress a snigger. Hoss fingers one of her pigtails, inquiring how she keeps her hair so shiny. She starts to shout a curse at him—“I spit on your mother’s”—but Ben shushes her. “Bear fat!” she snaps. “I thought I recognized that odor,” Hoss mumbles. The boys all hurriedly excuse themselves. From Love Me Not (Bonanza)

Ben finally persuades Joan to join them for dinner, but he wasn’t prepared for…

Smug Adam. From Ponderosa Matador (Bonanza)

From Ponderosa Matador (Bonanza)

Little Joe withholds the fact that the drunken fella he carried into the house is actually a gal, setting Hoss up for embarrassment when he barges into the guestroom with a towel. Oh lordy! From Calamity Over the Comstock (Bonanza)

Under the influence of Tai Li, Hop Sing goes on strike. The boys mourn for their favorite delicacies, and for the first time in his life, Hoss considers hitting a woman. From A Pink Cloud Comes From Old Cathay (Bonanza)

Under the influence of Tai Li, Hop Sing goes on strike. The boys mourn for their favorite delicacies, and for the first time in his life, Hoss considers hitting a woman. From A Pink Cloud Comes From Old Cathay (Bonanza)

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