"Bonanza" episode
Season 6, Episode 16
Ep.# in Series: 184
Air date January 10, 1965
Guest starring:
Written by Mort R. Lewis
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Flapjack Contest
Next Episode:
Woman of Fire
External links
The Far, Far Better Thing on IMDb
The Far, Far Better Thing on


Little Joe and his friend Tuck vie for the affections of pretty Lucy Melviney, a sheltered, naive young woman who soon puts all of their lives in danger when she chooses to believe that real life should mirror what she reads in the pages of her classic romantic novels.


An old friend of Ben visits the Cartwrights along with his naive daughter Lucinda who knows little of the world outside of romantic literature. Joe and his pal Tuck compete for the young woman's affection. They're plans change when they're taken prisoner by a group of Paiutes who wanted to kidnap the woman.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Lucinda und die Indianer", meaning "Lucinda And The Indians".



  • Script


See alsoEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.