The High Chaparral (1967–1971)
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Champion of the Western World 

Blue has his eye on a $300 silver saddle but only $18. He and the men decide they can win the money at the Fourth of July rodeo. When only John wins at the rodeo, it is left to Blue filling in at a prize fight for the boxer he hurt.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy O'Bannion
Charles H. Gray ...
Robert F. Hoy ...
Joe Butler (as Bob Hoy)
Roberto Contreras ...
Jerry Summers ...
Ted Markland ...
Gene Rutherford ...


Blue is saved from being killed by a highwayman by Paddy O'Bannion, a prize fighter in the Tucson Fourth of July celebration. On a trip to Tucson Blue spots a silver saddle for $300. Blue immediately falls in love with it but has only $18 which he puts down on it with the rest promised by 5:00 pm July 4. He and the other ranch hands believe they can win the money at the rodeo for the saddle while Victoria declares she is fed up with the men fighting. The men fail at the rodeo except for John. It doesn't look good for buying the saddle. Blue is shoved into sparring with one of the prize fighters for fun. However, when Blue breaks the fighter's jaw, it appears the fight will be called off until Buck nominates Blue to take the injured fighter's slot with the guarantee that if he wins, he earns enough for the saddle. The fight goes nearly thirty rounds when both men collapse. The fight is called a draw and all bets canceled. Blue and Victoria both end up winners when Blue finally agrees ... Written by Anonymous

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4 February 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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champion of the world
28 May 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Blue boy try to prove himself to be an man because his father treated him as an boy. When he seas the saddle he want likely that saddle and give the man a few dollars as payment. But Blue was try to ride horses and he get that wild horse easy. Later John try to win this game for his son and he wins. Uncle buck was losing that game. Mano try to win horse races but Perlita blockade the road. Mano was mad and stamp on the hat from Perlita, I love that hat , its a pretty had. I must laughing on that. It,s sounds funny. Later he win the saddle by winning boxing games. He KS his mother and finely accept her a little.


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