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"Bonanza" episode
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Season 13, Episode 15
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Ep.# in Series: 404
Air date January 2, 1972
Guest starring:
Written by John Hawkins
Directed by William F. Claxton
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Warbonnet
Next Episode:
Second Sight
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SummaryEdit

While on a vacation prospecting for gold, Hop Sing meets a shy, sheltered woman who's run away from her parents. The two fall in love and want to marry, but learn the law prohibits interracial marriage; when in Virginia City to meet with a judge, the townspeople display their bigotry.

PlotEdit

In a rare episode with Hop Sing in the spotlight, the Cartwright's servant is panning for gold during a vacation when he falls in love with a white woman. The relationship blossoms into an engagement, but the marriage never takes place. Ben bears the heartbreaking news that a judge confirms: Territorial law forbids interracial marriage.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights Edit

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NotesEdit

Did you know?Edit

  • This was the only episode where Hop Sing was the central character. Victor Sen Young is listed in the opening credits as a "Special Guest Star." The other Cartwrights appear as supporting characters in this story about interracial love and the prejudices the lovers often face.
  • Kelly Jean Peters, who plays Hop Sing's girlfriend, Missy, was perhaps most famous for playing Gloria Justice in one of the unaired pilots of All in the Family.
  • German episode title: "Hop Sing macht Urlaub", meaning "Hop Sing on Vacation".


GoofsEdit

QuotesEdit

Hop Sing: Why? Hop Sing as good as any ranch hand. Ranch hand get marry. Why not Hop Sing?

Joe: (to Hoss) Drop biscuits? You must mean like those pancakes you made this morning. Drop one and it breaks the plate.

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VideosEdit

See A Lonely Man/videos


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