Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S01, E13 (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1959)
The Morgan gang swears revenge for the death of young Billy Morgan whom Ben killed during a bank robbery.
S09, E33 (First Aired: Jul. 7, 1968)
To finance her opera career, a Gypsy (Susan Strasberg) tries to maneuver a proposal from one of the Cartwright sons.