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TV Series

The Resume

    (September 12, 1959-January 16, 1973)
    Originally aired on NBC
    Set in Nevada in the 1860's
    Followed the adventures of the Cartwrights, owners of a large ranch called the Ponderosa
    Lorne Green as Ben Cartwright
    Pernell Roberts as Adam Cartwright (1959-1965)
    Dan Blocker as Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (1959-1972)
    Michael Landon as Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
    Mitch Vogel as Jamie Hunter Cartwright (1970-1973)
    David Canary as 'Candy' Canaday (1967-1970, 1972-1973)
    Bing Russell as Deputy Clem Foster (1962-1973)
    Made-for-television movies include 'Bonanza: The Movie (1988),' 'Back to Bonanza (1993),' 'Bonanza: The Return (1993),' 'Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)' and 'Bonanza: The Next Generation (1995)
    Alternative title is 'Ponderosa'

Why Bonanza might be annoying:

    Guest stars were frequently paid more than the stars of the show, as the producers thought nobody really knew who the regulars were anyway.
    Pernell Roberts left the show in the middle of its initial run and later expressed regret for doing so.
    It is shown ad nauseam on PAX.
    Sometimes Pernell Roberts would sing folk music on the show.
    It was turned into a board game.
    It lasted entirely too long for a television series, and it was a battle to get later seasons shown in syndication.

Why Bonanza might not be annoying:

    It was the first television series to be filmed in color.
    It was #1 in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1964 to 1967.
    It has a memorable theme song.
    Ben Cartwright was rated #2 by TV Guide in its list of the '50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time' (June 20, 2004).
    It's influence can be seen on almost every western series on television.

Credit: Captain Howdy

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 35 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 76 Votes: 43.42% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 37 Votes: 72.97% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 15 Votes: 13.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 125 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 64 Votes: 45.31% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 117 Votes: 67.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 44.74% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 67 Votes: 35.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 127 Votes: 44.88% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 144 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 257 Votes: 47.86% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 104 Votes: 46.15% Annoying