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.
S08, E14 (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1966)
An outlaw's harassment forces his wife to leave her deaf son and the safety of the Cartwright home.
S08, E16 (First Aired: Jan. 1, 1967)
Hoss and Little Joe raise rabbits for fur coats, then find they lack the heart to finish the job; guest Dub Taylor.