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Bonanza ' s initial ratings were respectable, often coming in behind Mason but ahead of the ABC line-up. Ironically, executives considered canceling the show before its premiere because of its high cost.
NBC kept it because Bonanza was one of the first series to be filmed and broadcast in color , including scenes of picturesque Lake Tahoe, Nevada, although most of the episodes were obviously filmed on soundstages until the seasons near the end of the series.
NBC moved Bonanza to Sundays at 9: The new time slot caused Bonanza to soar in the ratings, and it eventually reached number one by , an honor it would keep until when it was seriously challenged by the socially daring variety show , The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS.
By , Bonanza was the first series to appear in the Top Five list for nine consecutive seasons a record that would stand for many years and thus established itself as the most consistent strong-performing hit television series of the s.
Bonanza remained high on the Nielsen ratings until , when it finally fell out of the Top Ten. During the summer of , NBC broadcast reruns of episodes of the show from the — era on Tuesday evenings at 7: After the series was canceled, the syndicated reruns reverted to the Bonanza name.
From the fourth season on, the Cartwrights and nearly every other recurring character on the show wore the same clothing in almost every episode.
The reason for this is twofold: Below is a survey of costumes employed:. It was not unusual for Little Joe Cartwright and Candy Canaday to appear shirtless in various scenes involving manual labor.
In , Blocker began wearing a toupee on the series, as he was approaching age 40 and his hair loss was becoming more evident. Landon was the only original cast member who was wig-free throughout the series, as even Sen Yung wore an attached queue.
Bonanza features a memorable theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans that was orchestrated by David Rose and arranged by Billy May for the television series.
The Bonanza theme song famously opens with a blazing Ponderosa map and saddlebound Cartwrights. The melodic intro, emulating galloping horses, is one of the most recognized television scores.
Variations of the theme were used for 12 seasons on the series. Although there were two official sets of lyrics some country-western singers, avoiding royalties, substituted the copyright renditions with their own words , the series simply used an instrumental theme.
Three of the cast members bellowed-out the original lyrics, unaccompanied, at the close of the pilot Pernell Roberts, the sole professional singer of the quartet, abstained and untethered the horse reins.
Before the pilot aired on September 12, , the song sequence, deemed too campy, was edited out of the scene and instead the Cartwrights headed back to the ranch whooping and howling.
In a song, the Livingston-Evans lyrics were revised by Lorne Greene with a more familial emphasis, "on this land we put our brand, Cartwright is the name, fortune smiled the day we filed the Ponderosa claim" "Bonanza", Bear Family Box set, Disc 2.
In , a slightly revamped horn and percussion-heavy arrangement of the original score introduced the series- which was used until A new theme song, called "The Big Bonanza" was written in by episode scorer David Rose, and was used from — Action-shot pictorials of the cast replaced the galloping trio.
Finally, a faster rendition of the original music returned for the 14th and final season, along with action shots of the cast. The theme song has been recorded by numerous artists in a diverse variety of styles.
The first recorded and released version was an instrumental by Marty Gold , on his album Swingin' West. This was followed by the February single by Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra, which included vocals.
Morrow's version also appeared on his album Double Impact which featured several other then-recent television themes.
In December , another vocal version was issued only in the United Kingdom by Johnny Gregory bandleader and his Orchestra and Chorus released on the Fontana label.
All aforementioned vocal versions, including the television pilot, used lyrics written by Livingston and Evans contained in the first published sheet music for the song, though not all the lyrics were sung.
A Bonanza soundtrack album released in late included a version by David Rose; Rose also had a single and included the theme on his album Exodus in a different mix.
The biggest hit version is a guitar instrumental by Al Caiola , which reached number 19 on Billboard in Country singer Johnny Cash was first to record a full length vocal version of the theme song.
He and Johnny Western discarded the original Livingston and Evans lyrics, and wrote new ones, though the revised lyrics still make direct reference to the Cartwrights and the Ponderosa.
The song first saw release by September as a single. Sometime after June , it was released as a track on his sixteenth album: The Best of Johnny Cash.
This version was later covered by Faron Young for his album Aims at the West. His German version lyrics attributed to "Nicolas" was sung in the same style and mood in which Cash had recorded it, and was fairly close in translation.
This version was later covered by Bad Manners and the Hurtin' Buckaroos Michael Richards , as Stanley Spadowski, sang a bit of the theme song while being held hostage by Channel 8's news goons in UHF he did not know the words to the song he was originally supposed to sing, " Helter Skelter ".
The band often includes the song in their live shows. During the first season extra horses were rented from the Idyllwild Stables in Idyllwild, also in the San Jacinto Mountains.
This allowed for a switch to the less expensive Warner studios from September through January The program's Nevada set, the Ponderosa Ranch house, was recreated in Incline Village, Nevada , in , and remained a tourist attraction until its sale thirty-seven years later in September Bonanza is uniquely known for having addressed racism , not typically covered on American television during the time period, from a compassionate , humanitarian point-of-view.
Bigotry , and anti-semitism ,  was the subject of the episode "Look to the Stars" Season 3, Episode 26; original air date March 18, A bigoted school teacher Mr.
Norton oblivious of his prejudice routinely expels minority students. When he expels the brilliant Jewish student Albert Michelson , a scientific genius whose experiments on the streets of Virginia City often cause commotion, Ben Cartwright steps in and confronts Norton on his bigotry.
Ashamed, the school teacher vows to reform. In the episode "Enter Thomas Bowers " Season 5, Episode 30; original air date April 26, , the Cartwright family helps the opera singer Bowers, an African American freedman , after he encounters prejudice while in Virginia City to perform.
Bowers winds up arrested as a fugitive slave. Sandford decision placing the time as , which he discusses with his father.
According to David Dortort, sponsor General Motors was anxious about the episode. As producer, Dortort ensured that the episode re-aired during the summer rerun seasons, though two TV stations in the South refused to air it.
In "The Fear Merchants," discrimination against Chinese immigrants who attempt to assimilate in American society is addressed.
Bonanza has had a highly profitable merchandising history. Currently, Bonanza Ventures, Inc. Kresse between ,  Jim Beam Whiskey Ponderosa Ranch decanters —; a series of "Big-Little" books from —; Revel Bonanza model character sets from —; a chain of Bonanza and Ponderosa steakhouses from —present; the Lake Tahoe -based "Ponderosa" theme park from —; a line of American Character action figures in —; Aladdin lunch buckets and thermos bottles in —; View Master slide sets in , ; Ponderosa tin cups from —; a series of Hamilton collector plates in —; and most recently, Breyer Fiftieth Anniversary Ponderosa Stable sets, with horses and Cartwright figures in — Fourteen Bonanza novels have been published: A Novel by Noel Loomis ; Bonanza: Killer Lion by Steve Frazee ; Bonanza: Felling of the Sons by Monette L.
Bebow-Reinhard , and Bonanza: Mystic Fire by Monette L. There is also a collection of Bonanza stories: The Best of Bonanza World: Bonanza Gold — , a quarterly magazine, featured detailed information about the show, including interviews with guest actors and other production personnel, articles about historical events and people depicted in the series, fan club information, and fan fiction.
The prequel series, The Ponderosa , as well as the three sequel movies see below , are all available on DVD.
The scheduling change, as well as Dan Blocker's death several months earlier, resulted in plunging ratings for the show. David Canary returned to his former role of Candy to offset Hoss' absence , and a new character named Griff King played by Tim Matheson was added to lure younger viewers.
Griff, in prison for nearly killing his abusive stepfather, was paroled into Ben's custody and got a job as a ranch hand.
Several episodes were built around his character, one that Matheson never had a chance to fully develop before the show's abrupt cancellation in November with last episode airing January 16, Many fans, as well as both Landon and Greene, felt that the Hoss character was essential, as he was a nurturing, empathetic soul who rounded out the all-male cast.
TV Land airs Bonanza from only the first season to the season. INSP first aired only selected first and second-season episodes of Bonanza and began to air the Bonanza Lost Episodes packages which contains episodes that originally aired from Family Channel and the Hallmark Channel were two other channels that have also only aired the Bonanza Lost Episodes package.
Ever since March Me-TV has been airing the Lost Episodes, wanting to play the entire series from beginning to end.
Bonanza was revived for three made-for-television movies featuring the Cartwrights' children: The Next Generation , Bonanza: The Return , and Bonanza: In the second movie, airing on NBC, a one-hour retrospective was done to introduce the drama.
It was hosted by both Michael Landon Jr. According to the magazine TV Guide , producer Dortort told Blocker he was too old to play the Hoss scion, but gave him the role of an unrelated newspaper reporter.
Clips of his appearance were heavily used in advertisements promoting the "second generation" theme, perhaps misleading audiences to believe that Blocker was playing Hoss' heir.
Such a storyline might have been problematic in the original series. The Big Valley , however, had a major character in Heath, who was presented as illegitimate.
The Gunsmoke movies of the early s employed a similar theme when Marshal Matt Dillon learned he had sired Michael Learned 's character's daughter in a short-lived romance.
The initial story was first introduced in , when depiction of fornication courted protests, so CBS insisted their hero Matt have the encounter when he had amnesia.
Covering the time when the Cartwrights first arrived at the Ponderosa, when Adam was a teenager and Joe a little boy, the series lasted 20 episodes and featured less gunfire and brawling than the original.
Quinn, Medicine Woman , which some believe gave the series more depth as well as a softer edge. The Hop Sing character is depicted not only as a cook but also a family counselor and herbal healer.
The series takes place in Nevada Territory in , which is actually an anachronism. The Nevada Territory did not split from the Utah Territory until , meaning that until at least the 5th season the episode "Enter Thomas Bowers" establishes that year as , Bonanza is also set in what in real life would have been Utah Territory.
Several early episodes have fallen into the public domain. These episodes have been released by several companies in different configurations, with substandard picture and sound quality, edited, and by legal necessity with the copyright-protected Evans-Livingston theme song replaced with generic western music.
In , NBC licensed the distribution rights to the series, along with the rest of its pre library, to National Telefilm Associates , which changed its name to Republic Pictures in Republic would become part of the Spelling Entertainment organization in through Worldvision Enterprises.
Republic through CBS Television Distribution , which holds the television side of Republic's holdings still retains the syndication distribution rights to the series.
All episodes have been digitally remastered from original 35mm film elements to yield the best picture and sound quality possible with current technology.
CBSHE has released each season in two-volume sets available together and separately. Each and every set contains exclusive multiple and rare bonus features, more than any other vintage long-running television series released on DVD.
Classic series collections usually have bonus features included with the first season release only, if at all. In Region 2, AL! These releases are now out of print as AL!
VE has lost the rights. In , StudioCanal acquired the rights to the series and have begun re-releasing it on DVD, and all seasons have now been released but have not been remastered.
Bonanza "the official first season" was released in Scandinavia during The first season is released in 4 volumes. The first two volumes were released on October 20, , and the second two volumes on April 27, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Have Gun - Will Travel — The High Chaparral — Edit Cast Complete series cast summary: Edit Did You Know? Trivia For most of its episode run, the show's main sponsor was Chevrolet.
The stars occasionally appeared in commercials endorsing Chevrolet automobiles. Goofs The majority of male characters were clean shaven.
Not only was this unlikely due to a lack of running water, it was also not the style for that era. Quotes [ running gag ] Ben Cartwright: Hey, Joe, do you know the difference between a table and an ottoman?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Then take your feet off the table! He'll never learn to do that. Crazy Credits The opening and closing credits show a picture on the screen that corresponds with whatever credit is being given "Music by" is accompanied by a man playing a violin, "Written by" has a Mark Twain-inspired writer type holding a book with "Bonanza" written on its cover, etc.
Alternate Versions Many television broadcasts and DVDs of public domain episodes currently in circulation replace the famous title theme music with generic music.
Connections Referenced in Quantum Leap: Frequently Asked Questions Q: Did Bonanza have a proper series finale to end the show? How did the characters Adam and Hoss leave the series?
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