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Did you watch Bonanza?

by Harry F (follow)
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When I was younger one of my favourite TV shows was Bonanza.

It was a western about a father and his three sons growing up in the mid west of the USA set in the 1860's.

It showed a more compassionate view of social issues at the time and wasn't a typical shoot 'em up show.

Did you ever watch this TV series or any other western TV series?

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Never did.
I've never heard of it. When did it run? Looks like it might have been the sixties if it was in black and white. Does it still play in syndication?
It ran up to 1973 but was rerun a few years later hence it was broadcast in black and white. It was the second longest running western series behind Gunsmoke.
We use to watch Bonanza, Gunsmoke and Virginia on a regular basis.
I used to watch it, but it was never a favourite show of mine. It was probably on at a time when there was nothing else to do but sit and watch TV.
I most certainly did and loved it. At the beginning they all rode their horses and wmy brother and sisters would have guesses who they would show first..it changed every week...I loved little joe..always picked him ....
That photo brings back memories. I can still remember the names of the actors and their characters, except for the father's name. From the top we have Lorne Green, (?), Dan Blocker, (Hoss), Michael Landon, (Little Joe) and Parnell Roberts, (Adam). Their ranch was called the Ponderosa and was in Nevada in a silver mining area from memory. The theme tune was one of the greats. I was in primary school in those days and cowboy shows were the thing. There were so many of them on in that period. We used to have cap guns and holsters and played cowboy games before political correctness almost killed them off and put big red plastic tips on the guns. We had lovely shiny guns made of die cast metal that had a bit of weight in them, not the tacky plastic things that are left these days. I remember shows such as Cheyenne, Maverick, Bronco Lane, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Tombstone Territory, Wild Bill Hickock, Rawhide and from the fifties there were Kit Carson, The Cisco Kid and Have Gun Will travel. Then there was Australia's own western, Whiplash, starring Peter Graves who was the brother of the star of Gunsmoke. I had a personal connection to Whiplash because my friend's father, Ralph Peterson, was one of the main writers. My friend had one of Peter Graves's hats and also one worn by Chips Rafferty and we used to wear them when we played cowboys and Indians. Those were fun days and US television was a new and somehow more entertaining thing than it is now in my opinion.
That photo brings back memories. I can still remember the names of the actors and their characters, except for the father's name. From the top we have Lorne Green, (?), Dan Blocker, (Hoss), Michael Landon, (Little Joe) and Parnell Roberts, (Adam). Their ranch was called the Ponderosa and was in Nevada in a silver mining area from memory. The theme tune was one of the greats. I was in primary school in those days and cowboy shows were the thing. There were so many of them on in that period. We used to have cap guns and holsters and played cowboy games before political correctness almost killed them off and put big red plastic tips on the guns. We had lovely shiny guns made of die cast metal that had a bit of weight in them, not the tacky plastic things that are left these days. I remember shows such as Cheyenne, Maverick, Bronco Lane, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Tombstone Territory, Wild Bill Hickock, Rawhide and from the fifties there were Kit Carson, The Cisco Kid and Have Gun Will travel. Then there was Australia's own western, Whiplash, starring Peter Graves who was the brother of the star of Gunsmoke. I had a personal connection to Whiplash because my friend's father, Ralph Peterson, was one of the main writers. My friend had one of Peter Graves's hats and also one worn by Chips Rafferty and we used to wear them when we played cowboys and Indians. Those were fun days and US television was a new and somehow more entertaining thing than it is now in my opinion.
yes all the time
looking back
I think what a waste of time TV has really been
No, I never watched it, because we didn't have tv as a child. (My mother got her 1st tv from my self & 3 siblings, for her 70th birthday! & even then she'd only watch the odd Channel 2 show.) I used to go next door after primary school some days, & watch a couple of shows.
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