The Cartwrights help Virginia City reporter Samuel Langhorne Clemens investigate suspected shady goings-on between a railroad company and a local judge.
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Sam refers to "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras Country", one of Mark Twain's short stories. See more
In a discussion between "The Enterprise"s publisher Bill Raleigh and writer Sam Clemens, Bill uses the term "comic strip"; however, according to Britannica.com, the term "comic strip" (despite the actual existence of serial illustrations in newspapers) wasn't established until 1900, well after the 1860s, in which "Bonanza" is set. (see "Memorable Quotes") See more
Now, back a couple of months ago, I was in California, a place called Calaveras County and the folks there seemed to think that they wanted to hold a, sort of a... a little frog jumping contest.
Yeah, I heard about it. You're the fellow who thinks up all that junk. Signs himself Josh.
The end credits are scrolled over the Ponderosa map with a different instrumental version of the "Bonanza" theme. See more