Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Ponderosa Birdman 

Hoss goes above and beyond to help an eccentric, aging inventor and his overly-protective granddaughter realize their dream of manned flight.

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Hoss goes above and beyond to help an eccentric, aging inventor and his overly-protective granddaughter realize their dream of manned flight.

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7 February 1965 (USA)  »

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In this episode, Hoss says that he can't swim: later on in the series, this proves true as he drowns while trying to rescue a girl (the reason given for Dan Blocker leaving the series after his real-life death). See more »

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The Hossmobile
25 February 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Ponderosa Birdman in this episode of Bonanza is none other than eccentric scientist Ed Wynn with his young granddaughter Marlyn Mason who interests none other than Dan Blocker in aerodynamics.

A running thread in Bonanza episodes was Dan Blocker or Michael Landon's gullibility in getting involved in some harebrained scheme, sometimes it was both of them. In this case Ed Wynn is a scientist doing research in flight and he has designed a pair of wings along the lines of what Leonardo DaVinci was trying to do.

The question is will Hoss make it or will he crash and burn like that other famous wing man Icarus?

For that you have to watch this very funny Bonanza episode.


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