Bonanza: Season 1, Episode 16

El Toro Grande (2 Jan. 1960)

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After tangling with bandits on the way to California to buy a prize bull for the Ponderosa, Little Joe fends off a pretty senorita and her jealous fiancé, while Hoss discovers that the bull... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Xavier Losaro
Cayetena Losaro (as Barbara Luna)
Armand Alzamora ...
Eduardo El Montalban
Alan Roberts ...
Epifanio Lopez
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ...
Valiente Lopez
Penny Santon ...
Esmerelda Lopez
Maria Theresa Losaro
Tina Menard ...
Ralph Moody ...
Indian Chief
Rodd Redwing ...
Indian Brave (as Rodd Red Wing)
Don Kelly ...
Second Bandit


After tangling with bandits on the way to California to buy a prize bull for the Ponderosa, Little Joe fends off a pretty senorita and her jealous fiancé, while Hoss discovers that the bull has been spirited away by a little boy who is convinced that the Cartwrights plan to kill and eat his big bovine friend. Written by shepherd1138

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2 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Ben Cartwright: Well, Adam, you thought these boys would have a lot of trouble bringing that bull up here, huh?
Adam Cartwright: I guess I was wrong, Pa.
[Turns to his brothers]
Adam Cartwright: You sure you didn't have any trouble?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Not a bit.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Well, a little bit. Like... uh... wh-when Big Red almost got cut up into steaks by those Indians.
Adam Cartwright: Indians?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Yeah, but that never would've happened except Little Joe was busy fighting a duel.
Adam Cartwright: Duel?
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Otherwise, I would have had to get married.
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Bunch of bull
14 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not like this episode. It's just so boring! There are some funny parts in it (my favorite is when Joe and Hoss are discussing their trip in front of Adam), but for the most part it's pretty boring. There are other "bull" stories that are a lot better...

In this episode, Hoss and Little Joe go to Mexico to buy a seed bull for $10,000.00. I cannot even imagine buying any kind of animal for that price! WOW!!! Back then that was like...what? a million dollars or something in today's standards? Anyways, the entire episode is about the boys getting this bull back home.

One of my least favorite episode so far.

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