Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Ape 

Hoss mentors a lonely, mentally challenged man who, with superhuman size and strength, becomes extremely dangerous when angered. These efforts are undermined by a saloon girl who only wants this giant man-child to manipulate him.

Director:

James P. Yarbrough

Writer:

Gene L. Coon
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright
Karen Sharpe ... Sheribelle - the Saloon Girl
Cal Bolder Cal Bolder ... Arnie 'The Ape' Guthrie
Ray Teal ... Sheriff Roy Coffee
Leonard Nimoy ... Freddy
Charles Tannen ... Dave - the Bartender
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Pepe (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
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Storyline

Arnie is a lonely man with big muscles, a little brain and an ugly face. He is friendly by nature, but when somebody jeers at him and calls him an ape, he becomes mad. Then he is very dangerous. Most people avoid Arnie, but Hoss recognizes something of his own nature in Arnie and wants to help him. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson@bredband.net}

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Goofs

When Hoss first goes up to Arnie's cabin, there is a fold visible in the "sky" behind Arnie. See more »

Quotes

Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: He don't mean any harm? I just won't be able to use my jaw for a week.
Adam Cartwright: Well, that'll be a relief. All you do is jaw with it anyway.
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Bonanza
(Theme Song)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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The big and ugly
6 July 2014 | by mitchrmpSee all my reviews

Characters involved: Sheribelle and Arnie

Cartwright: Hoss, though all the Cartwright's played a part in this episode.

When Arnie, a big man with an "ugly" face walked into the saloon, the saloon girl made fun of him. This caused Arnie to get mad. The fight that followed was a humorous one, but there was nothing humorous about this story.

This episode reminds me of the movie, "Mice and Men." Arnie is strong, but simple-minded which can be a deadly combination. Hoss wants to help him, but Arnie just had too much against him.

I will say that I absolutely hated Sheribelle. What she did is one of those things that I cannot stand! Any person who will pretend to like you only to make fun of you with her friends is pretty horrible. I really wanted to smack her face!

Dead: 2


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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