Bonanza

Season 8 Episode 25

Joe Cartwright, Detective

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Mar 05, 1967 on NBC
9.1
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Joe Cartwright, Detective
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In this comic episode, Joe is enthralled with a mystery novel and begins to think of himself as a young detective. Using the fancy techniques of Scotland Yard, Joe attempts to prevent a bank robbery. He efforts result in Sheriff Coffee and his father ending up in jail.moreless

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  • There could have been a laugh track for this one.

    9.1
    Bonanza is known to have had a strong humor element, but "Joe Cartwright, Detective" stands out as the funniest. It has been several years since I've seen it because it isn't included in the syndication package that airs on TV Land. In the late 1980s - early 1990s CBN/The Family Channel aired the so-called "lost episodes", which included this one, and I haven't seen it since, so while I can't remember that many details, I remember it was a laugh a second. In it Joe is reading a book on detective work and decides to try his hand at it. He coaxes a gullible Hoss into assisting him, and the two keep getting into hilarious mischief. Joe wants to be like Joe Friday (this is television, so forget the discrepency in centuries), but ends up more like Barney Fife. As I remember it, it borrows from Dragnet, Batman, and maybe even a little from I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show. I wish I could see it again.moreless
Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker

Eric "Hoss" Cartwright

Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene

Ben Cartwright

Michael Landon

Michael Landon

Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright

Ed Prentiss

Ed Prentiss

Tom Barnes

Guest Star

Herb Vigran

Herb Vigran

Charlie

Guest Star

Ken Lynch

Ken Lynch

George Simms

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Bing Russell

Bing Russell

Deputy Clem Foster

Recurring Role

Victor Sen Yung

Victor Sen Yung

Hop Sing

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Bill Clark (I)

Bill Clark (I)

(uncredited)

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