"Bonanza" episode
Season 5, Episode 15
Ep.# in Series: 149
Air date January 12, 1964
Guest starring:
Written by Alex Sharp
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Lila Conrad Story
Next Episode:
My Son, My Son
External links
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While Adam relies on his charm and guitar to impress a visiting senorita, Hoss and Little Joe scheme to win her heart in a more south-of-the-border way...a bull fight!


Adam, Hoss, and Joe vie for the attention of attractive young lady Dolores, the daughter of Ben's guest Señor Tenino.

When they learn of her love of matadors in the bull ring, they think they'll impress her with a bullfight.

In the process, much of Virginia City is a wreck thanks to their bull running amok.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Das kam den Cartwrights spanisch vor", meaning "That was Greek for the Cartwrights".
  • This episode was originally due to air on 24 November, 1963 but was moved because of the ongoing coverage of John F. Kennedy's assassination.


  • Isn't Adam wooing Laura Dayton at the time the Teninos come to the Ponderosa. Was he after this lady or was it just a matter of pride and competition between himself and Hoss and Joe?




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Bonanza The Ponderosa Matador

See alsoEdit

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