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.
S03, E04 (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1961)
A wounded bank robber and his partners force their way into a widow's home where Little Joe is visiting; guest Paul Richards.
S05, E17 (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1964)
The Army arrests Little Joe after a deserter and murder suspect, whom Joe resembles, forces him to exchange clothes; guest Keenan Wynn.