"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.
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1970   1969   1968  
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 Johnny Madrid Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Wayne Maunder ...
 Scott Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Murdoch Lancer (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
Elizabeth Baur ...
 Teresa O'Brien (51 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Jelly Hoskins (38 episodes, 1968-1970)
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Lancer is the story of a rancher who struggles to hang onto his vast holdings in California's San Joaquin Valley with the help of his two sons and his ward. Scott, whose mother died in childbirth, is Murdoch Lancer's older son. He was raised by his maternal grandfather in Boston. Younger son Johnny was taken from his father by his Mexican mother when he was only around two. He grew up around the Mexican border and went by the name Johnny Madrid under which he earned a reputation as a fast gun. Deservedly so apparently as men from his past occasionally show up to cause problems for Johnny and his new found family. Teresa O'Brien, daughter of Murdoch's murdered ranch foreman is Murdoch's ward and a surrogate sister to the two boys. Written by Anonymous

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Brothers in name only. And the name is Lancer. (season 1)

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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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(51 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A happy childhood memory.....
20 September 2007 | by (The Not-So-Wild, Wild West, Texas) – See all my reviews

What about 'Lancer' was not to love, especially for prepubescent elementary school girls? It was a story about a ranch and featured a grumpy patriarch, a cute female 'ward' and two gorgeous, non-threatening young men, one dark, one fair.

Johnny, the son of a Mexican serving-wench, was my favorite.

My friends and I were so crazy about 'Lancer' it was a frequent subject of our conversations for most of the week, and the ONLY topic of conversation on Tuesdays (anticipation of that night's episode) and Wednesdays (the aftermath.) Fancying myself a writer even back then, I would write stories about 'Lancer,' the first of which introduced my pals and I as new 'wards' of the Lancer family. My friend Penny, the artist, illustrated the stories. We made probably the first and only 'Lancer' graphic novel. I'd give anything to have those stories back..... It's nice to visit this page and discover that 'The Lancer-ettes' and I were not the show's only fans.


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