Bonanza

Season 4 Episode 15

The Colonel

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Jan 06, 1963 on NBC
6.4
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The Colonel
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Ben's old friend Frank Medford is a chronic liar. When the poor salesman comes to town, he promptly starts exaggerating to make everyone think he's as successful as Mr. Cartwright. Frank's love for Emily Colfax finally convinces him to stop with the fibbing.

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  • Cartwrights? What Cartwrights?

    5.0
    This episode is a prime example of how the show often focussed on the guest stars and not the main characters. Ben is the most seen Cartwright. Hoss and Joe appeared in only a couple of scenes and don't do much. Most of the action focuses on Colonel Medford. We get to see Medford romance Emily and what's really going on in his life. There are also a few scenes with the Flanders brothers - one of which Ben is in introducing the Colonel to them.



    Pernell Roberts doesn't appear at all as Adam is out of town on Ponderosa business - personally I think Joe and Hoss should have gone with him.



    Overall this episode is just a filler one in order to complete the season. It's worth watching once if you have never seen but other than that if you like an episode where the Cartwrights are prominent, this isn't it.moreless
Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker

Eric "Hoss" Cartwright

Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene

Ben Cartwright

Michael Landon

Michael Landon

Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright

John Larkin

John Larkin

Col. Frank Medford

Guest Star

Edward Platt

Edward Platt

Will Flanders

Guest Star

Warren Kemmerling

Warren Kemmerling

Asa Flanders

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Martha Manor

Martha Manor

Wedding Guest (uncredited)

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Betty Endicott

Betty Endicott

Wedding Guest (uncredited)

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