Hoss gets into a fight with a young drifter. When the sheriff breaks up the fight, the stranger introduces himself as Muley Jones, a distant cousin, and bear-hugs Hoss in friendship. The ... See full summary »

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Hoss gets into a fight with a young drifter. When the sheriff breaks up the fight, the stranger introduces himself as Muley Jones, a distant cousin, and bear-hugs Hoss in friendship. The handsome, childish Muley loves to sing and does it at every opportunity. Unfortunately, his singing voice is so booming that it shatters glass with impunity and rattles ANYTHING more solid. Meanwhile, the sheriff is looking for a couple of moonshiners (Jesse White, Strother Martin) who are selling their own liquor to various drinking establishments. Though Muley is just about as dumb as he looks, he provides help to the sheriff in a fashion ... well, just listen to it. Written by Peter Harris

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29 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Listen To the Mockingbird
Written by Septimus Winner and Richard Milburn
Performed by Bruce Yarnell
Sung by Bruce Yarnell
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Great Supporting Actor Performances and Soundtrack
30 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This would have been just another run of the mill episode if it wasn't for the amazing performance of the supporting actors. Jesse White and Strother Martin who given stellar performances in many outstanding films add a quality to this episode not usually seen in Bonanza. There are is one underlying story here involving Ben Cartwright trying to stop an Indian agent forcing the local tribe to a reservation. But that story takes a back seat to the story of the moon shiners (Jesse White and Strother Martin) their interaction is first class and hilarious. Add to that; the incredible singing voice of Bruce Yarnell whose beautiful rendition's of Beautiful Dreamer and Listen to the Mockingbird are amazing. He makes these old songs pop.


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